Sunday, November 25, 2007

Best "Sacramento" Christmas Gifts

Whether you are planning to Celebrate Christmas, Channukah, or whatever else this holiday season, if your festivities involve gift giving, there are many Sacramento-themed gifts you can give! Here are my top 12 gifts that will make any Sacramentan's holiday, at any age or budget:

-Day Trips from Sacramento, by Stephen Metzger; Great book you can find in the travel section of just about any local bookstore. My husband bought this for me last year, and we have taken some relaxing day trips that were suggested. One of my favorites was going to the Isleton Crawdad Festival... Estimated cost: $7.65.

-A membership to the Sacramento County Historical Society; The mission of the Sacramento County Historical Society is to preserve the history of Sacramento County, and to promote public awareness of local history. As a member, you will receive a monthly newsletter and be invited to monthly meetings. Estimated cost: $35/individual membership.

-A Sacramento Kings jersey; Sure, the Kings have not gotten off to a royally great start this year, but Arco Arena is home to some great players, like Mike Bibby, Brad Miller, or Ron Artest. Estimated cost: $40 - $50.

-A subscription to Sacramento Magazine; Read up on local goings on, hot spots, restaurant reviews, articles of local interest, and the Best of Sacramento (usually the October issue each year). Estimated cost for 12 issues: $12.

-A California State University, Sacramento sweatshirt; My alma mater! Stay warm this winter while supporting our local CSUS Hornets! My CSUS sweatshirt was a Christmas gift from my mother during my freshman year...I still wear that thing even though it is totally worn out...Estimated cost: $28 - $50.

-Auto Detailing at Pavilion Car Care; They will make your care shine and your carpets fresh! Definitely the best car wash in Sacramento! Estimated cost: $45 - $299.

-Tickets to go visit the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town; Heck if you are going to visit one, why not visit both! Located at William Land Park, this is a great diversion for adults and children alike! Estimated cost per person/ticket: $13.

-Bottle of wine from Frasinetti Winery; Frasinetti Winery is the oldest family-owned winery in the Sacramento Valley. Tucked away on the southern edge of Sacramento County, they make their wine and their facilities are host to many area weddings and receptions. Estimated cost per bottle: $8 - $35.

-Massage from Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa; Arden Hills boasts not only a fitness/wellness center, but also an award-winning day spa. Why stop with just a massage? They offer more than 75 different treatments! Estimated cost/treatment: $40 - $440!

-Dance lessons at The Sacramento Ballroom; Want to learn the Texas Two-Step, the Tango, or how to Swing Dance? They have classes for both singles and couples, from beginning to advanced levels! Estimated cost/lesson: $5 - $10.

-Tickets to a Sacramento Rivercats game; See the Oakland A's affiliate play at Raley Field. This last season they were the Triple A & Pacific Coast League Champions...many of these players are a phone call away from the major leagues! Estimated cost/ticket: $6 - $25.

-A new home; Sure, I saved the best for last. Nothing says Merry Christmas like closing escrow on a home...sorry if that was a little cheesy! Estimated cost: Priceless. http://www.ErinAttardi.com

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