Oberon businesses are encouraging residents to look in town for their Christmas gifts

SHOP LOCAL: Oberon Outdoor and Electronics' Karla O'Donnell says there's plenty on offer in the store. Picture: ALANNA TOMAZIN
SHOP LOCAL: Oberon Outdoor and Electronics' Karla O'Donnell says there's plenty on offer in the store. Picture: ALANNA TOMAZIN

Whether you're after a fishing rod or a doll, Oberon Outdoor and Electronics says they have it all.

The store has been providing the community of Oberon with sporting goods, toys, electronics, camping and fishing gear for 23 years.

In the lead up to Christmas owner Neil Evans is encouraging residents to shop local and spend their bucks in town.

"Sure there are things you need to go out of town for but I encourage people to look here first and don't just assume we don't have it," he said.

Employee Karla O'Donnell said the store had something for everyone.

"We have plenty of options for gifts whether you're into camping, fishing or electronics and there's toys for boys and girls," she said.

Mr Evans said there wasn't much reason as to why people couldn't do all of their Christmas shopping locally, if they wanted to.

"Why bother heading out of town when you have to spend money to travel to get there and possibly pay more somewhere else and waste your money?

"Come in and have a look. I think we need to get people out of the mentality that the grass is greener elsewhere and things might be cheaper or better," he said.

He said there was a need to focus on supporting local business.

"It's important because if you want to have a town you need to support local but in saying that for the population of Oberon and the length of the main street I reckon we're punching above our weight," he said.