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MainStreet Oceanside Launches Gift Guide to Help Holiday Shoppers Buy Local

Oceanside CA— MainStreet Oceanside (MSO) launches the Oside Gift Guide to encourage people to shop local for the holidays. The guide can be accessed online and it features merchandise and special deals from local Oceanside businesses. Each gift idea has a picture, description of the offer, and a link to the business website.

The Oside Gift Guide is part an integrated campaign aimed at connecting holiday shoppers with great gift ideas from local stores and businesses. It will be promoted heavily on social media throughout December. The guide includes products, gift cards, experiences, and deals available for purchase during the holiday season. View it here: www.OsideGiftGuide.com

Rick Wright, Executive Director of MSO, who came up with the idea for the guide, said: “We have so many great local businesses that offer unique gift ideas. We want to help shoppers find those great gifts, and what better time than during the holidays. Lots of people are looking for special gifts for their loved ones.”

The Oside Gift Guide offers a sample of gifts, all in one place. This helps people find out what is available at different stores, restaurants and service businesses, so they can support their community by shopping local. There is also a map of those who are participating to make it easy to find them.

All MSO members are welcome to participate for free. MSO encourages members to keep submitting throughout the month of December. MSO also encourages shoppers to post photos on social media and use the following hashtags: #ShopLocalOceanside #EatShopLocalOside.