Feilding Herald : December 15th 2011
20 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011 ChristmasGift Ideas Manawatu's Largest Gift Range OPEN WEDNESDAY LATE NIGHTS 7•14•21December TURNERS GIFTS & LUGGAGE Earth Organics Luxurious body products, made in New Zealand Great Selection of Specialty foods with made to order gift baskets available 4251032AA Brown Bag? I think not! Your sandwich deserves more, and so do you! Lunch Saks & Bowler Bags $19.95 ~ $28.95 Travel in Style with our huge range of quality luggage Beautiful Hand Bags A practical and stunning gift The shop for shoe Lovers A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year OPEN 7 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS OPEN SATURDAY till 3pm SUNDAY 10-2pm & WED till 7pm 89 Kimbolton Road Feilding Phone 06 323 7384 4228148AA Hurry 10 days till christmas • Clothing • Babywear & blankets • Bedding & throws • Socks • Accessories • Yarn - to knit your own • Stansborough • Mesa Mills Luxurious Alpaca - Fibre of the Gods! Alpaca Essentials PH: (06) 323 7472 or 021 331 449 52 Manchester Street, Feilding 4226447AA 4226447AA 10% DISCOUNT Store Wide During Extended Hours Late Night Wednesday 5pm until 7pm & Sundays 10am to 2pm Shop 1, The Darragh Building. Manchester Square, Feilding, ph 323 1002 4226435AA Fashion in Feilding has style with Gracies 4225948AA 59-63 Fergusson St, Feilding Ph: 06 323 6354 www.gracies.co.nz 4262021AA Friendly Feilding's open for Christmas Shopping Saturday, Sunday and Late Night Wednesday Family shopping, free parking, no crowded malls, boutique shops with great cafes. Local values by local owners. Organised by Feilding Promotion Inc. Ph 323 3318 Spend your money close to home As Christmas approaches, foreign factories kick into high gear to provide New Zealanders with piles of cheaply produced goods. This year can be different. This year New Zealanders can give the gift of genuine concern for other New Zealanders. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift-giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by local hands. Yes there is! It s time to think outside the box. Who says a gift needs to fit in a box? Everyone gets their hair cut, so think about a gift certificate from a local hair salon or barber? Alternatively, look at a gym membership. It s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement. For the gardeners on your list -- how about a healthy pot plant or plants for the garden. You could even get a gift certifi- cate from a local lawnmowing con- tractor. There are plenty of owner-run restaurants all offering gift certificates. What about a half dozen breakfasts at a local cafe? This isn t about big national or international chains, it s about supporting businesses in your home town which have their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open. How many people could use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle? A local mechanic is sure to be happy to provide one. What about a gift certificate from a local home handyman for some chores to be done around the home? Do you really need to buy another 10,000 lights for the house? When you buy a $5 string of lights, about 50 cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn leave a welcome tip for the postman, paper delivery kid or babysitter. Christmas is no longer about draining New Zealand pockets so other countries can build another glittering city. Christmas is about caring about New Zealand and encouraging our small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. When we care about other New Zealanders, we care about our communities and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn t imagine. This is a way to show we care about each other. . . and isn t that what Christmas is about? Do your Christmas shopping locally Keep it easy and support Feilding businesses Feilding has its own Big Wednesday! In the weeks leading up to Christmas, most local retailers are keeping their shop doors open longer so shopping can be done in a more leisurely manner. While shopping why not make a night of it and have tea in town? With the weather get- ting warmer there is nothing more relaxing that sitting down with a cold drink and your tea being cooked for you. While taking the time out, write a list and try to stick to it. If you are stuck for ideas, local shopkeepers can give excellent advice from the right piece of lingerie or jewellery to the appro- priate age group for a book or fashion item. Gift wrapping is often offered, which means when you get home, you can just place the pres- ents under the tree. Avoid parking hassles, support your community and shop close to home.
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