In the hustle-bustle of the holiday season, unique local gifts that offer a true taste of the Pacific Northwest can easily be overlooked in the quest for the latest gadget or next door-buster deal.

The best gifts are often those found in small, family-owned stores that offer what bigger franchises cannot.

In this issue we highlight a few of the many local holiday gift ideas from nearby merchants in Clatsop and Pacific County. Get out and explore on your own: One of the most memorable experiences is finding a perfect present that you never would have imagined until the magic moment you encounter it.

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