Emphasize the local

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide spotlights both the local retailer and the local producer

It’s always nice to patronize local merchants, and we at the News & Review try to emphasize that with our annual holiday gift guides. This year we thought we’d take it a step further and suggest buying locally produced products as well.

What follows is our editors’ guides to the talents and secrets of our local artisans, workers, writers and farmers. Shop well.

Why not books?
Local authors offer a wide range of attractive, readable works

Art for the heart
Locally made art abounds in locally owned galleries

Food (and drink) for friends
Locally produced food and libations are a good way to give with Butte County in mind

Jingle bell rock
Local musicians offer plenty of gift giving options