Grab and gift

Behind on holiday shopping? Pick up these locally made goodies on your way to Grandma’s house.

Oops. Christmas is when again? Yep, that’s right, you’re way behind—the minutes to the official gift-giving day are quickly ticking down, and you’ve yet to cross a single name off of your shopping list.

No need to fret, however, following is our guide to 12 great gift ideas—all local, all guaranteed to make spirits bright.

The art of the matter

One-stop shopping at University Art

Of course there are art supplies at University Art, but the store is also chock-full of toys, games, housewares and accessories for the artistically impaired human. One can successfully nab gifts for nearly every person on one’s list, and most cost less than $15. Potential scores include the charming book Counting With Wayne Thiebaud for the littlest nephew, a glass water bottle for the eco-conscious sibling, a red rooster-shaped Cock Blocker Stopper wine stopper for the immature budding oenophile, and a silicone pot holder that looks like a vinyl record for your favorite hipster. 2601 J Street, (916) 443-5721; 2610 Marconi Avenue, (916) 484-1640; (S.)

Might as well jump

A bounce session at Sky High

Sky High Sports’ vast expanse of trampolines is open seven days a week for your jumping needs. And it’s the perfect place to tire out the kids after a holiday sweets binge. This bouncy business is even open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Bouncing is $9 an hour, but there are some discount holiday specials. Online reservations can be made up to three days in advance, so visit the site and secure some bounce time for your loved ones. 11327 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 160 in Rancho Cordova; (916) 853-5867; (B.C.)

Old-time movie goodness

Crest Theatre gift certificates

Basking in the warm glow of a fire while sharing stories is a favorite human pastime. These days, modern man logs his story time in front of the cool glow of giant theater screens. Fulfill this primal desire in your giftees by treating them to a movie—or five—at Sacramento’s most ornate vintage movie house, the Crest Theatre. A $30 Crest movie discount card is good for five free admissions plus five concessions. You can also buy a gift certificate for two anytime tickets plus two medium sodas and popcorn for $25. Certificates must be purchased at the box office. 1013 K Street, (916) 442-5189, (S.)

Hey, sweetie

Toffee Boutique sweets

If you’re looking for a delightful gift for your foodie friend, look no further than Toffee Boutique. Lisa Ferrato uses a generations-old family recipe for English toffee, and Sacramento candy lovers can’t get enough. Locally sourced almonds and walnuts are bound in toffee with notes of caramel and coffee that possesses an Old World aroma. The toffee is covered with milk or dark chocolate. Charmingly wrapped in crinkly gold and clear cellophane and violet gauze, it’s a chic stocking stuffer. Available at Whole Foods and online at (G.M.)

Hangover optional

Tipsy painting at the Painted Cork

There’s nothing like the Painted Cork experience, which promises to take the fear out of painting “one sip at a time.” Aspiring artists are given a canvas and led through the steps to create a painting. The art instructors choose a different motif for each class and provide all necessary supplies. The subject might be a lion, a landscape, a wine bottle or any one of a growing repertoire of designs. To overcome artistic jitters, participants are encouraged to bring wine and sip while they paint. Gift certificates are available for the holidays—$35 for two hours or $45 for three. By the end of one session, every student will have a masterpiece to take home. 801 1/2 Sutter Street in Historic Folsom, (916) 899-0537, (B.C.)

Goodies from Scout Living will make their house a home.

Curios and curiouser

Housewares from Scout Living

Beyond mid-century modern furniture, Scout Living offers a charming selection of vintage and handmade curios sure to convey thoughtfulness to your recipient, even if you waited until the last minute to shop. Options include stylish nontraditional quilts by Sacramento husband-and-wife duo Two Accordions ($99-$200); beaded belts and jewelry ($10 and up); fragrant soy candles in canning jars ($20); a gorgeous green vintage set of wine glasses ($58); or a set of wooden ornaments with various woodland creatures burned onto the surface ($22). 1215 18th Street, (916) 594-7971, (S.)

It’s easy giving green

Four rounds of golf

For the first time, four golf courses in the Sacramento area are teaming up to offer the Gift of Golf package; $100 buys a gift certificate for four rounds. First up is MacKenzie Golf Course, and the other three can be used in any combination on Bing Maloney Golf Course, Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course, or Arcade Creek Golf Course. Gift certificates will be sold through December 25, at the participating courses. Also available at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, 3645 Fulton Avenue; (916) 481-4653; (B.C.)

Santa, baby

The Naughty Bucket List

If there’s someone you’re planning to seduce in 2012, send an unmistakable message by slipping a copy of The Naughty Bucket List: 369 Sexy Dares to Do Before You Die under the tree. Sacramento journalist Kourtney Jason’s first book is a lengthy to-do list for your sex life. Suggestions range from simple (a lunchtime quickie) to complex (sex at the White House). Snuggle under the mistletoe with your desired one and highlight important passages together! Available at Barnes & Noble and (B.C.)

Get grounded

Zuda Yoga beginners series

This eight-week course will ground aspiring yogis in regular practice. It includes two classes per week, which increase in skill level as the students mature. By the end of two months, everyone will know 53 poses and 11 series. The program is $98, and preregistration is required. More advanced students will appreciate a gift certificate for classes or a spot in the upcoming 40 Days to a Personal Transformation workshop. 220 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 130 in Folsom; (916) 985-4428; (B.C.)

Cupcakes take the cake

Assorted TreyBcakes sweets

Everyone loves frosting, and TreyBcakes’ cupcakes are practically more frosting than cake. Pick up a box of the vibrantly colored Don’s Red cupcakes or the coconutty German Chocolate cupcakes. For a festive touch, be sure to add some of the new Mexican Hot Chocolate cupcakes with dulce de leche frosting. The cupcakes are $2.75 each, a bargain for a slam-dunk holiday surprise. There are also housemade cakes, pies and cheesecakes, in case you need a last-minute addition to a holiday dinner. 1801 L Street, Suite 70; (916) 442-7270; (B.C.)

Bean fiends

A coffee-bean sampler from Insight Coffee Roasters

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks, so odds are favorable that a few ounces of locally roasted beans from the brand-spanking-new Insight Coffee Roasters will be well-received. The coffeehouse roasts onsite and sells the brown magic beans for $1 per ounce. It currently carries beans from Brazil, El Salvador and Guatemala, which makes it easy to create a little sampler. Or opt to give a brewing device, such as a Chemex coffeemaker ($45) or Baratza grinders ($200)—perfect for confirmed caffeine fiends. 1901 Eighth Street, (916) 642-9555, (S.)

Baller’s delight

Sacramento Kings fan gear

The NBA season finally opens December 25, like a sporty Christmas miracle. It’s a great time to stock up on Kings merchandise for anyone on your list who’s suffered basketball withdrawals. The Team Store inside Power Balance Pavilion is open Monday through Saturday. There are new sale prices almost every day on Kings hats, T-shirts, jackets, photos and the classic giant foam finger. Order online and then swing by the store and pick up your purchases. Power Balance Pavilion, 1 Sports Parkway; (916) 928-3673; (B.C.)