It is that time of year again: the time to start checking off gifts for everyone on your list. Did anyone go Black Friday shopping? Personally, I opted for the “from bed” shopping option and participated in Cyber Monday. An article from The Verge stated that November 27, 2017 was the biggest day for online and mobile sales in the United States, coming in at 6.59 billion dollars. Out of that, 2 billion dollars was spent via mobile devices, showing the power and convenience of shopping from smartphones (theverge.com). However, with all of the corporate madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's also nice to support Small Business Saturday, which should be every day here in Old Towne Orange.
As I was walking around the festively-decorated Plaza this week, I realized there are so many small gifts to pick up in Old Towne that would make the perfect stocking stuffers. That is why we have compiled a list of seven of our favorite places to purchase stocking stuffers this December. These gifts are perfect for anyone: whether it's for mom, dad, son, daughter, or sibling!
Sunny Days - On top of their extensive selection of niche clothing options, the boutique Sunny Days offers a wide variety of jewelry from colorful kid-friendly beaded jewelry to high-end jewelry for mom or grandma. The small bracelets, watches, and necklaces are ideal for your younger daughter!
Big Red’s Comics - For your superhero-loving son or daughter, Big Red holds a large collection of comic books, toys, games, and more! Your loved one will love getting their new comic book wrapped up in their Christmas stocking!
Haute Sweets Baking Co - Haute Sweets Baking Co offers some of the best sweets and treats in all of Orange County. I got to try their holiday caramel apples and cookies and - let me tell you - they are so delicious! The huge dipped apples start at only $5 and their holiday cookies are very reasonably priced. They will fit perfectly in your loved one’s stocking this December.
Dragonfly Succulents - Dragonfly Shops and Gardens carries a huge selection of small succulents in their front-lawn shop. From cacti to echeveria, you’ll find the ideal plant to inspire your loved ones’ bedroom, living space, or workspace.
The Dizzy Daisy - The Dizzy Daisy offers so much more than just flowers! They have some of the best stocking stuffers around. Just some of my favorite things include men's travel cologne, holiday socks, small candles, and adorable travel soaps.
Tiddlywinks Toys and Games - If you walk into Tiddlywinks and turn right, against the right wall you will find an entire section of perfect stocking stuffers. From candy to whistles, you will find amazing knick-knacks to fill those stockings!
The Potting Shed - The Potting Shed has another huge variety of small gifts for your loved ones. We found candy, candles, pickled snacks, plants, soaps, lotions, holiday treats and more! Make sure The Potting Shed is on your list this December!
Happy Shopping! Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you in Old Towne!