Named after owner Sue Yasinitsky's first two Chihuahuas, Katia and Llana, this Rohnert Park dog boutique is a favorite of local dog owners and would make a great gift for anyone who owns a dog.
Dog lovers can stock up on the latest doggie treats, accessories and even arrange a photo session for their best friend. But while the boutique primarily serves dogs, anywhere from one to 100 pounds, the boutique also has a Kitty Corner.
Puny Paws offers affordable photo packages for dogs and carries the latest dog and cat treats, toys and clothing.
"I love Puny Paws for all my animal needs.... big and small cat's and dogs!!!" said Kellie King, on Rohnert Park-Cotati Patch's Facebook page.
When you look good, you feel good, and people in Rohnert Park have Cut Loose Hair Salon to help them feel great. The salon specializes women and children's hair and Pam, Donna and their friendly staff have come to know many of their customers making this a great local place to purchase a gift certificate.
Take a look at what user Deanna A. said on Cut Loose's Yelp entry: "Honestly, I held off on giving a review until I has more than one experience at Cut Loose as to ensure my first positive experience wasn't a fluke. My last four hair cuts have been with Pam and I have been so pleased and happy with each experience!"
People in Rohnert Park and Cotati who are looking for a fun night out on the town can look no further than Spreckles Performing Arts Center. The theater is currently putting on a production of "The Santa Diaries" with a final performance set on Dec. 19. On Dec. 29, the theater will offer "Do It Yourself Dickens."
If you buy a couple of tickets to either show along with a dinner gift certificate, it becomes a great local gift for anyone who wants a night out on the town and stay local at the same time. For more on the show, visit this link.
Best known for it's wide variety of local produce, meats, salad bar, bakery and deli, Oliver's Market is also flush with knick-knacks and Sonoma County products. A gift certificate to this store, not only goes to a local business, but also helps support other local businesses that supply Oliver's with their products. It's a win-win situation.
For a sweet treat, look no further than Poppa Cakes. Owner Omar Striplin busily makes pies, cookies, fat rascals and cakes perfect for any family gathering over the holidays.
One of their most popular baked goods, the fat rascal, is a flaky scone that's topped off with fresh organic fruit spread. Grab some Clover ice cream and to the fun!
This is a great local store for anyone who wants to have a special, sensual night with their loved one. Spice Boutique offers a variety of products (lingerie included) to help spice up the bedroom. Take a look around and buy a gift certificate for that special someone in your life.
Big Daddy's Diner 913 Golf Course Driver
Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, Big Daddy's Diner has got you covered. A gift certificate to this Rohnert Park eatery is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to have a homemade meal while supporting a local restaurant at the same time.
For that special guy in your life, how about a membership to Foxtail Golf Club? This golf club features two, 18-hole courses lined with Redwoods and wineries. If you loved one is a casual golfer, then perhaps a round of golf would do the trick?
What better way than to say I Love You to your significant other than by giving them a break from the household cleaning? This is where Simply Maid can help you. Buy a gift certificate, the business sells gift cards, and get the ball rolling. Four hours of cleaning time runs $160, with each additional cleaning hour costing $40 per hour. But right now, Simply Maid is offering this holiday special -- 3 cleaning hours, a gift box and cider for $100.
It's a shop that specializes in holiday gift ideas and the special thing about this store is that the products are handmade -- everything from the Christmas cards to the knitwear and ornaments.
Take a look at what RP Patch wrote about this store back in 2010: This place is hidden gem; where else could you find a hand-painted Emu egg?
Founded in 1987 by Jeannie Mahoney, Sweet Pea sells items made locally by seniors, who earn 75 percent in commission from their wares, said Christine Gann, one of Sweet Pea's 13 volunteers.
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