The Best Gift Shops & Boutiques in the Sacramento Area
Traditionally, the holiday shopping season kicks off the day after Thanksgiving — or Black Friday, as it’s more commonly known. With huge deals offered on everything from clothing to electronics, it’s hard not to be drawn in to the cultural phenomenon of Black Friday.
But there’s another movement that’s slowly gaining a hold on the market — Small Business Saturday. This is a day when small, locally owned businesses put their best foot forward to attract shoppers into their shops. Coupled with the trend to shop local and support small business, these independent retailers need a little love this time of year too. Luckily, there are some great gift shops and indie boutiques throughout the Greater Sacramento area where you can find unique gifts for everyone on your list. Following are some of our favorites.
Strapping Store | Various Locations
Sure, Strapping Store in Sacramento’s Oak Park, Midtown, and Ice Blocks neighborhoods is known for its gag gifts and novelty items. But they also have a large selection of locally made, unique gifts as well. Items include homewares, barware, textiles, jewelry, books and much much more!
Pinkadot Boutique | Davis
This adorable boutique in downtown Davis has all the latest women’s fashions, from jeans to tops, skirts to dresses. They also have a large selection of on-trend jewelry, sunglasses and hats, plus gift items like candles and jammies.
Spin Gifts | Roseville
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 cute to the quirky, they truly have something for everyone. They feature tons of unique ornaments, bath & beauty products, jewelry, books and kitchenware.
Krazy Mary’s | Sacramento
Krazy Mary’s in East Sac and its sister shop, Sugar Shack Boutique in Midtown Sacramento, are favorite shops in that they make fashion fun with a blend of stunning necessities, standout accessories and statement pieces. With personalized, boutique service, they can help you find the perfect gift for the fashionista on your list.
Panic & Swoon | Placerville
Panic & Swoon is a curated concept store in Placerville. The shop is filled with a variety of unique items, including vintage goods like kitchenware and cameras. They also have custom-designed clothing, handmade pottery, greeting cards, and a large selection of vinyl.
Superbum Plant Co. | East Sacramento
Located in East Sacramento, Superbum Plant Co. is, first and foremost, a plant shop. You’ll find every type of houseplant here for the green thumb in your life, as well as pots, vases, and other vessels. But they also have many vintage items and gifts made by local artisans, such as jewelry, home décor, art prints, bath products, and much more.
Blaq Boutique | El Dorado Hills
This fashion-forward boutique in El Dorado Hills is known for its unique, edgy, and high-quality pieces. From clothing and jewelry to gift items such as candles, bath and body products, and fragrances, you’re sure to find something amazing while supporting local business.
Kulture | Woodland & Midtown
With locations in Woodland and Midtown Sacramento, Kulture is THE place to go for local gifts and Mexican imports. Colorful hand-painted ceramics, hand-painted hats and belts, and hand-crafted jewelry — all with a Latin vibe — are just a few of the things you’ll find. Plus, they carry unique imports from Mexico, Peru, Guatemala and Columbia.
High Hand Nursery | Loomis
Yes, High Hand in Loomis is a nursery, offering every plant, tree, shrub and veggie imaginable. But it also has an adjacent fruit shed with a flower and gift market, offering gifts such as gourmet olive oil, handcrafted jewelry, home goods, and garden art.