Best Gift Stores In Orange CountyGraduations, weddings and babies are abundant this time of year. It’s time to go gift shopping outside of the big box stores to find unique gift items perfect for the graduate, bride and groom, new mom and best friend. Orange County has several locally-owned gift stores that provide effortless shopping and stylish gifting options for the hostess, the bride, the graduate and new mom. Here are five of the best OC gift boutiques that are musts on everyone’s shopping radar.
OC Financial Professional's Tips To Avoid Holiday Spending MistakesIn this economy, it's not rare for families to struggle come the holiday season especially. Mark Whalen, senior vice president of Orange County Business Bank, recommends planning ahead and taking straightforward, logical financial steps to help you stick to your budget by avoiding overspending mistakes. Focus on strategic holiday shopping in Orange County, making a plan, spending less and thinking ahead, he said. The consensus from experts is to look at solid, realistic, constructive goals, and to assess your finances, take action and then be fluid in finding pragmatic solutions as circumstances evolve. Follow a few simple steps, and stop by these money-saving options for gifting without guilting yourself into overspending this holiday season.