Find Unique Mother’s Day Gifts at These Quirky Sacramento Area Shops
April 24, 2019

Find Unique Mother’s Day Gifts at These Quirky Sacramento Area Shops

Flowers are fine. Framed photos are great. And what mom wouldn’t love an engraved birthstone necklace? But sometimes, mom wants something different. Something unique. Luckily, there are plenty of quaint and quirky shops in the Sacramento area where you can find the perfect gift for mom this Mother’s Day.


Strapping Store

3405 Broadway, Sacramento | Directions

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Is your mom rad? If so, head to Strapping Store, where they specialize in “gifts and apparel for rad people.” No matter what your mom is into, you’ll find it here. Golden Girls? They’ve got socks for that. RGB? Grab a coffee mug. Politics? Try a Barack Obama action figure. They also have “regular” gifts as well, such as artisan jewelry, handmade servingware, candles and home décor. Rad indeed.



113 K Street, Sacramento | Directions


Much more than a costume shop, Evangeline’s in Old Sacramento has been the gold standard for unique gifts for more than 40 years. And we don’t just mean fake dog poop and whoopee cushions. They also have ceramic figurines, wall art, kitchen aprons, coffee mugs, even a “hot guys with kittens” calendar. Or, get on mom’s good side with wooden sign that reads “Mom, You’re Way Cooler Than Dad.”


PeraDice Cards & Gifts

918 24th Street, Sacramento | Directions

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Can’t think of what to get mom other than a card and flowers? Browse through PeraDice in midtown Sacramento to get the creative juices flowing. They have colorful scarves, jewelry, handbags, candles and all-natural spa products such as soap, scrubs and lotions. If that doesn’t fit the bill you can always pick up a hamburger bicycle bell or sock monkey nightlight.


Spin Gifts

417 Roseville Square, Roseville | Directions

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Spin Gifts in Roseville calls on its customers to “gift like you mean it.” And it’s not hard to do that here. From the sentimental to the strange, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. How about a fill-in-the-blank book listing all the things you love about mom? Or an CBD-infused bath bomb with charged rose quartz? No matter your mom’s taste, you’ll find something she’ll love, even if it happens to be a David Bowie serving tray.


Mixed Bag

2405 K Street, Sacramento | Directions

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Mixed Bag is true to its name, with gifts galore for every type of mom out there. Traditional mom? They’ve got unique kitchen gadgets and stained-glass nightlights. Sentimental mom? Greeting cards and jewelry. Quirky mom? Funky scarves and printed umbrellas. Stressed out mom? Bath bombs and scented candles. Plain old weird mom? How about a bear claw backscratcher or pair of avocado socks?


Panic & Swoon General Store

430 Main Street, Placerville | Directions

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If your mom is a lover of the vintage aesthetic, this curated shop in downtown Placerville is sure to have the ideal Mother’s Day gift. The shop is filled with midcentury canisters, vintage Polaroids, records and record players. There are also modern goods such as custom-designed clothing, handmade pottery and greeting cards.


The Gray Goose

230 Broad Street, Nevada City | Directions

+kitcatPhoto courtesy the Gray Goose

If you can’t find your mom the right Mother’s Day gift in the Gray Goose, then it probably doesn’t exist. Funky animal paintings, handmade jewelry, artsy tote bags and food-shaped kitchen items line the shelves. There are also funny greeting cards, magnets and keychains. Perhaps your mom would enjoy a classic Kit-Cat Klock or bacon air freshener?


The Gifted Penguin

716-A Main Street, Woodland | Directions

penguin4Photo courtesy the Gifted Penguin

From the quaint to the quirky, the Gifted Penguin in Woodland is a great place to find your mom a unique Mother’s Day gift. Character cookie jars, hand-painted pottery and ceramics, animal wall clocks and funky aprons are a few of the things you’ll find here. They even have locally-produced food items such as gourmet olive oil and honey!

Category Neighborhood Guides, Placerville, Roseville, Sacramento

Elizabeth Penney

Elizabeth Penney is a content writer for Lyon Real Estate and the Lyon Local blog. A Sacramento native with a marketing background, she shares her insider knowledge on restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities throughout the greater Sacramento area and beyond.