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16B Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter More last minute gift ideas Photos by Mona Hill Theresa Humphrey Aticia Knadler Nothing inspires? Consider these ideas 8 Meadow Valley resident Melissa Hays crochets hats, socks, mittens and more to order. Visit her Facebook page Rock, Socks & More for order details. Take special notice of the "locallymade" sections in your favorite shops: buying something there will help support one of your neighbors. '3 Rosanna Angel's Heaven Sent brand and daughter Jennifer's Angel Kisses offer goat's milk creations including lotions, soaps and body spritzers in a variety of luscious scents. They also have a gift basket making center in Greenville. Check with local gift shops, grocery stores and hair salons for other skincare proi:Jiicts. 10 Feather River Land Trust and Plumas Audubon Society teamed up to produce this guidebook, illustrated by Harry Reeves and an incredible bargain at a suggested donation of only $2 each. For order information, contact Katie Bagby at or call 283-5758. Checkyour local bookstore, gift shop or museum for other books on Plumas County's natur- al and human history. 11 Desk, wall and pocket calendars are always a big hit. Most are available at stationers, Iookstores, gift shops and even grocery stores. Workman Publishing Co. produced this calendar for dog lovers. For June 24, 2012, it includes a picture of Chadie, who lives with Perry and Unda Lee, of Quincy. 12 Orchid enthusiasts will love this artful mister, which requires no dry ice. Epilog owner Chris Crawford reports that her orchid has bloomed four times since she set up her display. Need houseplants or flowers? Gray's Flower Garden in Quincy is open during the winter months; check with your own local nursery or florist for seasonal hours. 1 3 Quality art supplies are great choices for the young (or not-so-young) artists on your shopping list. Peter and Totsie Beck feature this selection at Toy Store/Little People in Quincy. Also try stationery stores, ift shops, the craft section at hardware stores and even the office supply aisle in variety stores in your town. 4 Ayoobs by Two Sisters in Quincy has a wide selection of stylish handbags for the discerning woman on your list. Jewelry and handbags can be available at surprising venues: check stationery stores, antique shops, hair salons and drug stores -- and don't forget consignment and thrift options! REO Corner Listings Forecloser/Bank owned properties Chandler Real Estate Charming craftsman home with great potentiall Huge garage, worksho, p and storage. Beautiful Mt. Lassen and meadow views. MLS 201100956. $239,000. Kehr/O'Brien Real Estate Custom golf course home with lovingly landscaping, stunning design, rare views and privacy. MLS 201000661 $549,000. See Coldwell Banker Kehr/O'Brien Real Estate Elegant and beautiful custom home on over 20 acres. 4BR, 4.5BA, 3 car garage, & pond. $999,5oo. See Town & Country, Quincy Mona Hill Staff Writer Are you a procrastinator or have Aunt Martha and Uncle Bill just called to say they are coming for Christmas? Don't panic about making time for a Chico or Reno run, there's plenty of choice right here at home. Get a two-for-one gift by giving your special someone a membership in one of the many nonprofits in Plumas County or our fine local museums: Plumas Arts, Plumas-Eureka State Park Association, Plumas County Museum, Cy Hall Memorial Museum, Feather River Land Trust and more. Many of the museums also have gift shops where you can pick up a little something to go along with the membership. Your gift will benefit the recipient and the organization will get a boost too. Many local businesses also offer gift certificates for their goods and services: think movie tickets and dinner for two. Every woman relishes "me time" and it'sa gift that will make her feel pampered and beautiful. Give her a gift certifi- cate for a manicure or pedicure, a massage or tanning time. She'll have some much-needed downtime and you'll be a hero. Stop by your local nursery or florist and browse their offer- ings for the green thumb in your life. Seasonal bulbs, such as amaryllis or paper whites, are a nice touch of color and cheer to the home. In addition, they often have lovely arrange- ments and potted plants to choose from. Does someone you know have a hankering to learn to paint or craft? Consider buying some art or crafting lessons. Contact your local artists' group, gallery or guild for help or check out the community education offerings at Feather River College. A former resident or out-of- town family member might enjoy a newspaper subscription. Keep them in the loop with county news via the weekly paper from your community. Plumas County has many resources to meet any budget, even at the very last minute. Stop in and visit with your local business owners or give them a call for more information.