While I am highlighting a few favorites, I encourage you to check out the Ripon Chamber of Commerce business listing and their social media pages on facebook and instagram as they share promotions from local businesses.
1) Gift Certificate to Studio Joy Pilates
Studio Joy offers an amazing product line, as well as pilates classes for every level from beginner classes to more challenging classes.
I love their calm scented items from their candles to their room spray. They also offer soft, comfy lounge and fitness wear that is a perfect gift.
Their pilates classes are great for working out your body with smooth movements that help your body and every class ends with a relaxation time that helps all of the stresses of life just slip away. This is the perfect place to get a gift.
2) Home Decor
If you haven’t been to The Shoppe, located back near Ripon High School on Pine Street, then you must go check it out. They have everything from Christmas decor, to fun signs, jewelry, candles from Jessie Messy, as well as, travel mugs and so much more.
So take an afternoon to check out these fun shops and buy some gifts from our local small businesses.
3) Gift Card to a local restaurant or coffeehouse
We have some amazing restaurants here in Ripon. There is no way I can choose just one, but I will mention a few. I love Primo’s for their delicious Mexican food and margarita’s. The Vine House is a great place for a girl’s night out or a fun date night. Brothers 209 has amazing burger’s and salads. My kids love their chicken nuggets.
I love our coffeehouses in Ripon. They each carry items that are my favorite. Ripon Coffeehouse has blended frappuccinos that are the best in the Central Valley and Austin’s Coffee Crafters has the Alma Mater drink and the best turkey bacon sandwich ever.
4) Spa Gift Certificate
If you need a gift for someone that needs some extra pampering, this would be the perfect gift.
These businesses also carry gift items, skin care, candles, etc. So stop in and get a gift certificate and check out all of the fun gift items they sell.
5) Gift Ideas for the Kids
Shopping local for toys and items for the kids can get tricky. Some local ideas are the Ripon Fun Factory and House of Cars which carry toys and collectables. All kids love shoes and Stride Rite in Modesto is locally owned. (and their Uggs for kids and adults are pretty amazing too!)
Raggamuffin in Modesto is a great place to shop for little ones.
Usborn Books make great gifts and my kids have loved Usborn since they were little. Check out Darla’s website here and she’s local in Ripon.
6) Local Farms and Home Businesses have some great handmade gift ideas.
Our local flower farms are offering beautiful wreaths and floral arrangements. As well as, some dried arrangements. You can find Dutch Roots Farms products online, at their road side stand, and at Klean Eatz Market.
Klean Eatz Market has amazing homemade breads, pies, jams, and honey. Everything is made from scratch and many of their ingredients are from local farmers.
Also check out Jayme Lee’s Home Sweet Wreaths. They are stunning and she delivers them right to your home. Each one is custom made and can be used again every year.