Where to Get Your Last-Minute Shopping Done in the Sacramento Area
December 20, 2023

Where to Get Your Last-Minute Shopping Done in the Sacramento Area

There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who have all their shopping done by the time the first jingle bell rings, and those who haven’t checked a single thing off their list by Christmas Eve. If you happen to be the latter — no judgment — there’s still plenty of time left for you to go shopping!

It may be too late to order gifts online, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of gift shops and boutiques in the greater Sacramento area where you can find the perfect present. Consider skipping the crowded malls this year and instead support small, locally-owned business owners, many of whom will be burning the midnight oil to ensure you get what you need. Following are some places in the greater Sacramento area that you may not have thought of where you can find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list.

The Farmstand at Park Winters | Winters

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Park Winters is well regarded as an elegant venue for weddings and other special events. They also offer seasonal tours of their gardens. But they also have a farmstand onsite, where you can pick up locally produced gourmet food items. Honey, wine, vinegar, and herbs are just a few of the goodies on offer. They also carry bath and body products.

The Kitchen Table | Sacramento

This charming home goods shop has locations in both Land Park and East Sacramento (until they move to a new location in 2024!). Here, you’ll find all types of gifts for the home cook, as well as home décor, Christmas ornaments, gourmet food items, toys and much more! They have extended hours over the holiday season and are even open on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. They also host vendor fairs and how-to classes.

High Hand Ranch | Loomis

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A working fruit shed for nearly a century, this all-in-one shopping marketplace in Loomis includes an art gallery, a flower market and an olive oil company. It features a selection of locally made goods, including jewelry, clothing and bath and body items. You can also find antiques and vintage home goods. There’s also a brewery and café onsite in case you need a pick-me-up!

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Davis Farmers Market | Davis

A farmers’ market may seem an unlikely place to pick up last-minute gifts, but the one in Davis offers much more than just fresh fruits & veggies. They also sell gourmet food items such as wine, olive oil, and honey, as well as handmade gift items made by local artisans. They are open every Saturday morning, rain or shine, and with more than 90 vendors, you’re sure to find a gift that fits the bill. Similarly, the Midtown Farmers’ Market in Sacramento also has an entire section dedicated to locally produced gifts such as jewelry, clothing, bath products, candles, textiles and more!

Historic Main Street | Placerville

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A stroll along Placerville’s historic Main Street is a great experience any time of year, but especially during the holidays when the streets are decked out in holiday décor. The little shops that line the corridor are ideal places to find unique last-minute gifts. Some places to check out are The Man Cave, where you can find all sorts of collectibles and sports memorabilia; Body Basics, which carries bath items, fragrances, and jewelry; and Mattywags, which offers quirky gifts and novelty items.

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Bliss Marketplace | Multiple Locations

With stores in Midtown, Rancho Cordova, and Roseville, there’s bound to be a Bliss near you! Dozens of independent vendors sell their wares here, offering a variety of unique gift items, including antiques and vintage homewares, clothing and décor. They also have holiday decorations and handmade arts and crafts.

Terra Cottage | Folsom & Roseville

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With two locations to choose from, this curated boutique will surely have something for that special person in your life. They have women’s apparel, as well as gift items such as jewelry, candles, stickers, and hair accessories. They also have a large selection of home décor, including holiday décor, as well as baby clothes and toys.

Emigh Ace Hardware | Sacramento & El Dorado Hills

A hardware store isn’t typically the place you think of when it comes to last-minute gifts. But Emigh has much more than just paint and plungers. They have a full lineup of gift items, including decorative planters, novelty socks, ornaments, home décor, kitchen items, and much more. They even sell frozen pies! Plus, they have locations in both the Arden Arcade area and El Dorado Hills.

R Street Corridor | Sacramento

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Stretching from approximately 10th Street to 19th Street, the R Street corridor is lined with restaurants, bars and shops. Each section has its own unique vibe, but all along the way you’ll find plenty of indie sellers where you can find unique gifts. On one end is Arthouse, home to shops such as The Constellation Marketplace and Tea Cozy. On the other is the Ice Blocks, home to Strapping and Audacious Boutique. In the middle is WAL Public Market, which has vintage stores, gift shops and local art. Plus, you can often find pop-up vendor fairs along the corridor.

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