Bird in Hand - a specialty gift store that first opened in 1981 - is the place to look for something special. It's locally owned and carries quality items that are stylish and unique. You'll find cookbooks, kitchen & dining items, wine accessories, gift cards and stationary, candles and candle holders and oil lamps, Tommy Bahama sportswear, holiday decorations, educational stuff (toys, games, and gifts), baby things, kites . . . the list goes on!
Plus they house the Yo-Yo Museum and have a HUGE stock of yo-yos for sale.
What to buy: This is my favorite place to go when I'm looking for a gift for the grandchildren or nieces and nephews! I find things like dinosaur digs, and Jacob's Ladders, and Magnet Levitation kits - fun stuff that's both educational and completely different from anything they're likely to get from anyone else.
What to pay: Around $20
Locally owned and operated, Nantucket is somewhat of a tradition in Downtown Chico. If you’re looking for top of the line home décor this is the place to visit. They have designers on site to help you with all your home decorating needs. If you know exactly what you’re looking for just walk on in. The store is family owned and operated and they make every customer feel right at home. There’s never any sales pressure, so feel free to just browse.
What to buy: You’ll find everything for the home here from candles and linens to furniture and wallpaper. If you’re looking for interior design help, check out their design studio located at 1100 The Esplanade. They recently added a Rug Gallery (222 Main Street) to their family as well.