It’s getting to be that time of year again! The evenings are cooler and our fireplaces are filled with warming fires. As Thanksgiving and the winter holidays approach, we know you’ve got holiday shopping on your mind. Many of your favorite Sunriver businesses would love to provide you with gifts this holiday season. Shopping on Small Business Saturday in Sunriver offers many advantages – including helping our local economy. Gifts from local artists and makers, gift certificates for experiences and lodging aren’t sitting on cargo ships offshore somewhere, which means you won’t have to wait for them to be in stock AND delivered.
We hope you’ll consider joining us as we shop local, small businesses in the Sunriver community this holiday season. Here are a few tips and gift ideas for shopping at small businesses in Sunriver.
Gift Ideas — Sunriver Experiences
Why buy a toy that will be tossed aside by New Years when you can get the whole family a Sunriver experience that they will remember forever?
Whitewater Rafting with Sun Country Tours — Central Oregon’s SUn Country Tours offers partial and full day whitewater rafting trips on some of the area’s most iconic waterways. Choose an all-day adventure and it includes lunch and transportation!
Brews and Views Tour from Wanderlust Tours — Any of the tours from Wanderlust Tours would make a great gift for your family, but the Brews and Views is a favorite among craft beer lovers during the summer. Paddle along in a canoe through high elevation mountain lakes and sample local beers. Brews and views, can’t be beat!
Paulina Plunge Mountain Bike Tour — Ride a mountain bike in the Oregon back country and discover the grandeur of the Paulina Mountains. You’ll slide down Chief Paulina’s natural water slides, which is worth it on it’s own!
Snowmobile Rentals from Adventure Rentals — Looking to hit the trails during your Sunriver winter vacation? Make the holidays a little brighter for your group by gifting them with snowmobile rentals from Adventure Rentals!
Central Oregon Fishing Tours from Day One Outdoors — Explore world-renowned rivers, alpine lakes and volcanic reservoirs with knowledgeable fishing guides. Bonus – Sunset guests receive 10% off all fishing tours with Sunset Perks!
Shop Small Business Saturday in Sunriver Village
If you’re going to be in Sunriver on Small Business Saturday, or anytime between now and Christmas, you’ll be able to browse and buy goods from many local businesses. The Village at Sunriver is home to a variety of shops, where you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. Here are a few shops, but there are plenty more to help you find the perfect gift.
Sunriver Books & Music — This small, friendly bookstore is a great place to find a treasure for the bibliophile in your family. Shop from a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction, mystery, children’s, hiking, yoga, golf, architecture and more.
Sunriver Rocks — We all know Sunriver rocks, but this shop is talking specifically the hard rocks that come from the earth. Sunriver Rocks has a great selection of crystals, locally made jewelry, decor and unique gifts. They have an extensive collection of geodes and thundereggs that the staff can cut for you in store!
Sunriver Sports — Sunriver Sports is a local, family-owned business in The Village. This shop carries equipment for your adventures and provides excellent service. Shop both summer and winter sports, including activewear like Prana, Patagonia and Marmot and more. Need a wax before hitting the mountain? Sunriver Sports has you covered.
The Hook Fly Shop — You’ll find local flies, quality fly rods and fishing equipment at The Hook, a full-service fly shop in The Village at Sunriver. Everything here has been tested, so you know it meets or exceeds the high standards set by you.
Tumbleweed Toys — This locally owned toy store has something for kids of all ages. Inside, you’ll find toys, baby dolls, blocks and bubbles for the younger kids. The older kids will love puzzles, journals, slime, coloring books and arts and crafts projects.
The Gift of Sunriver Lodging
Are you having a hard time thinking of a gift for that person on your list who is the hardest to shop for? Or maybe you want to surprise the family with a Sunriver ski getaway in January? Whoever you’re shopping for, the gift of lodging in Sunriver is sure to win them over. Here at Sunset Lodging, we have gift certificates for vacation rentals available. You set the amount, give the gift certificate and your loved one gets to enjoy all that Sunriver has to offer from the comfort of one of our lovely vacation homes.
As you prepare your shopping lists, don’t forget to visit Sunriver shops on Small Business Saturday, November 27. If you’d like to purchase a gift certificate from Sunset Lodging, give us a call at 800-541-1756 and we’d be happy to help.