by Mike Noll
Signal Hill Mayor
Signal Hill– Great Holiday Shopping Close to Home
The holidays are here, which means it’s time to shop for gifts for our family, friends, and loved ones. Signal Hill has plenty of stores and restaurants to meet your holiday needs and is close to home.
Does your family want a new TV, computer, video game, camera, or DVD player for Christmas? Best Buy, Circuit City, Office Depot, Howard’s, and Radio Shack have everything you need. Costco and Target also carry electronics and a wide variety of gifts options including clothes, toys, music, movies, and kitchen appliances.
Everyone needs something to make their lives a little easier. Visit the Signal Hill Auto Center for gift certificates for an oil change or service. While you are there, check out the car deals being offered. Imagine the excitement of tying a big red bow on the new or pre-owned car in your driveway.
Signal Hill has two Home Depots that carry all the tools and gardening supplies for your special do-it-yourselfer. Does your New Year resolution include sprucing up your back yard? Treat yourself to new patio furniture or a barbeque.
Do you have an outdoorsman in the family? Turner’s Outdoorsman has plenty of gifts for fishing, hunting, and camping. And don’t forget to place a gift from Petsmart under the tree for your pets.
Don’t know what to get for your favorite niece, nephew, or grandchild? How about a gift card that the kids love so much from Del Taco, Jack in the Box, McDonalds or Subway. And who wouldn’t love a gas card from our Chevron or Union 76 stations?
You can pamper that someone special with a gift certificate for a massage, manicure, pedicure, and hair styling from one of many salons, including Emporio Provatta, Skin Spa, Signal Hill Nails, and VIP Nails & Spa.
If you are looking for a nice place to hold a holiday lunch or party, remember that restaurants such as Delius and Koyo are happy to serve you.
When you get hungry from all that shopping, stop by one of the many restaurants for a quick lunch or dinner. Signal Hill has a wide variety of restaurants including Bob’s Big Boy, Big E’s Pizza, Champs, Charlie’s Steakery, Chinese Combo, Chinese Gourmet, City Mex, 5-Star Teriyaki, the Giant Grinder, Sub King, and Togos. Many of these restaurants also provide catering for your holiday or New Year’s party.
If you just need a pick-me-up, It’s a Grind and Starbucks have your favorite coffee, tea drinks and baked goodies. Grab a gift card or a coffee mug while you’re there.
If you’re out of holiday gift ideas, how about placing a special holiday greeting in the Signal Tribune or call the City of Signal Hill Community Services Department at (562) 989-7330 to order Red Cross earthquake preparedness kits for friends and family.
As you can see, there are many great gift options and convenient places to shop in Signal Hill. Give them a try. You may find that you don’t need to shop anywhere else. On behalf of the Signal Hill City Council, I wish everyone season’s greetings and a happy new year! Remember to participate in the City’s Christmas tree recycling program.