Last minute local Christmas gifts


It may not be Small Business Saturday, but what better way to finish your Christmas shopping than keeping it local.

Owner of Rustic Wagon Décor, Jessica Tuck, has a little something for everyone on your list.

“Anything ranging from yard yahtzee sets, to ornaments, to shirts, hats, signs, yard flags,” Tuck said. “I have a pretty good variety of everything.”

Tuck said she can take custom orders until Friday night and have them ready for pick up Saturday.

You can submit and order to Rustic Wagon Decor on Facebook or send Tuck an email.

For the bookworms on your list, local book store owner, Tony Russo, said there is no better gift than a good book.

“It’s something you can use all the time,” Russo said. “It stays with you”

Russo’s Books has served the community for 28 years.

On their bookshelves — best sellers, children’s books and just about all the books on Kern County you could ask for.

“Books about the old Bakersfield and about new Bakersfield,” Russo said. “We’ve got the books about Colonel Baker, we’ve got books on the landscapes on Kern County on Bakersfield. We have the books on sounds of Bakersfield, county music books about Bakersfield.” 

Don’t forget about the fashionistas.

Local entrepreneur Shannon Kehrer put a new twist on socks.

Hidey socks add a little glitz and glam to your footwear.

“I added the strap on them so they don’t fall off like the other no-show sock design without the strap,” Kehrer said. “And I have some pairs without crystals and some pairs with genuine Swarovski crystals on the strap to just stay up your flat a little bit more or your heel.”

You can buy Hidey socks at Sugardaddy’s off Stockdale Highway or order them online.

Sugardaddy’s manager Heidi Shubin  said the women’s fashion boutique will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

“We have Sarah’s handmade soaps for stocking stuffers,” Shubin said. “But in the store we have some great items from Ribkoff, specialties that are handmade and hand painted, just some really awesome items.”

If you’re planning on mailing a gift and want it under the tree by Christmas morning, the post offices say Friday by 10 a.m. is the cut off for express overnight shipping. 

Express shipping starts at $23.75.

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