Driving around and around trying to find a parking space, being shoved and pushed through crowds of shoppers, only to find someone just bought the last one of what you came for—sound familiar? If you’ve been doing your holiday shopping at malls or big chain stores this year, it probably does.
Therefore, Redwood City Patch wants to bring you a few holiday shopping ideas from local, independent businesses that just might have something that lets you cross a name or two off your list. It’s all in the name of “Shop Local!”
2066 Broadway St. / 650-568-1931
Captain’s, which opened in July, sells unique clothing and accessories for adults all the way down to infants. With a wide range of styles from skateboarder, to cowboy chic, to vintage biker, and everything in between, you can be sure what you find at Captain’s cannot be found in many of the big chain stores—which means your gift will be treasured and memorable.
Casey Zelinski, who co-owns the shop with his wife Jody, says business has been great for the store since opening just under six months ago.
“Business has been pretty good so far,” he said Saturday. “Especially the last couple days have been great.”
Zelinski says some of the biggest items so far this holiday season have been Brixton flannels for the colder weather, and women’s sweatshirts by Revel 8.
“Kids’ stuff has been selling well too,” he said, pointing out the store’s collections of infant onesies, and sweatshirts, flannels and t-shirts for toddlers.
For someone looking for something really out-of-the-ordinary for a stocking stuffer or special gift this season, Zelinski also suggests some of Captain’s vintage belt buckles and unique jewelry items.
Captain’s is open Monday through Saturday at 11 a.m. Visit the online store as well as www.captainssk8.com.
2734 Broadway St. / 650-364-6048
Entertaining for the holidays this year? Or, do you have an entertainer-extraordinaire on your list you’re still racking your brain, trying to find a gift for?
If so, maybe a quick trip to Ms. Elenyus on Broadway could do you some good!
Ms. Elenyus offers a collection of unique and elegant party favors and supplies for any type of special occasion, from the casual dinner party, to a wedding or holiday dinner. Find a little something special for your holiday guests, or great stocking stuffers for the family or your co-workers.
Want to make sure your gifts under the tree this year look truly stunning? Ms. Elenyus is known for its professional gift-wrapping services. Or, if you enjoy time spent wrapping each gift you’re giving this year specially and giving it your all, you can find elegant gift-wrapping supplies and specialty ribbons and bows at Ms. Elenyus, too.
Ms. Elenyus is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, and is closed Sundays and Mondays.