Our favorite things for the holidays

These are a few of our favorite things:

FREE JEWELRY IF IT SNOWS!
Now in its 8th year, Stucki Jewelers in Grass Valley offers a chance to win free jewelry. Here’s the basics: buy jewelry Friday and Saturday, November 24-25 and if at least one inch of snows falls at the Nevada County Airport on Christmas Day, your purchases are free. Read the complete rules at FreeIfItSnows.com. Stucki specializes in every aspect of fine jewelry. It is one of only 75 jewelry stores in California that belong to the American Gem Society.
148 Mill St. Grass Valley, 530-272-1266
Instagram.com/stucki1904

EMILY’S CATERING & CAKES
In addition to their catering services, Emily’s offers a variety of seasonal sweets and gift packs at its “pop-up” bakeries held before most holidays throughout the year: Oct. 27-31 for Halloween; Nov. 20-22 for Thanksgiving and Dec. 20-23 for Christmas. 421 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley, 530-271-CAKE
EmilysCateringandCakes.com

CAROLINE’S COFFEE ROASTERS’ GIFT BASKETS
We drink Carolines Coffee each morning: It is fresh roasted, in-house. We also adore their gift baskets. The gourmet items are wrapped in baskets or wooden gift crates, with a festive bow.
128 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley, 530-273-6424
CarolinesCoffee.com

MARSHALL’S PASTIES
This shop makes original Cornish pasties from scratch in downtown Grass Valley. They are rolled by hand, seasoned and baked on premises. Enjoy one during the town’s Cornish Christmas celebration or during your holiday shopping. Vegetarian pasties are offered too.
203 Mill St., Grass Valley, 530-272-2844

TREATS
Treats of Nevada City has a new location at 210 Main St. This season Treats plans a “Pumpkin Fest” and a “Peppermint Fest,” featuring seasonal treats. Its handmade artisan ice creams use local, organic and seasonal ingredients when possible.
210 Main St., Nevada City, 530-913-5819
TreatsNevadaCity.com

CELLO CHOCOLATE
Handcrafted from bean to bar in Nevada City. Cello purchases Certified Fair Trade and organic beans when available. Its bars are made from single origin beans to showcase each region’s unique character. Sold online and at select retailers. CelloChocolate.com

CHRISTMAS AT THE RAILROAD MUSEUM
For old-fashioned holiday fun, go to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum in Nevada City. On December 9, you can ride on a steam-driven train, see toy rail cars in snowy settings, even visit Santa Claus. The gift shop offers railroad-related toys, games, puzzles and books.
5 Kidder Ct., Nevada City, 530-470-0902
NCNGRRMuseum.org

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