2021 Holiday Gift Guide: What to Get, Where in Sacramento
While the holiday season isn’t all about gift giving, it’s definitely a big part of the holiday for those celebrating. Whether it is for friends, family or co-workers, it is a basic holiday feeling, seeing loved ones open a gift you have for them.
But finding the perfect gift before the holidays can be difficult.
If you haven’t found a freebie yet or want to find something with a sweet local touch, here’s a guide for you:
For musical heads
Vinyl records are a classic gift for music lovers, whether they have record players or just love to have collectibles from their favorite artists. You can purchase vinyl records by musicians of all genres at various record stores in Sacramento.
Here are the three best record stores in the region, according to Yelp:
Treat the gourmet on your vacation list to their favorite restaurant or introduce them to a new restaurant with gift cards. Local restaurants, such as Bacon & Butter, Nash & Clean, Fire station restaurant, Cuckoo ! Chicken and Seabass and Le Porche Restaurant and Bar, offer online gift certificates on their websites.
You can also find more establishments that sell gift cards in and around Sacramento on Open table.
For the craftsmen
You can gift art to AR workshop, an arts and crafts franchise. The store offers instructor-led sessions, craft kits, and gift cards. You can also order custom-made gifts, such as a wooden sign or home decor, or purchase gifts from the retail store.
- Atelier AR, 1221 19th St., Suite # 200, Sacramento
For the bookworms
Books are like the keys to a new experience. You can transport the reader of your wishlist to a new realm with the latest fiction, non-fiction, detective stories or comics.
Some of the best local bookstores in Sacramento where you might find gems include:
For the plant parent
There can never be too many plants in a house – who doesn’t like oxygen, right? From monsteras to succulents, local plant shops have all the greenery parents dream of.
AT The prickly pear on U Street you will find houseplants, like cacti and a wide variety of succulents. If you are heading to Exotic plants on Fulton Avenue, expect bonsai, orchids, moss art, and tropical plants. If you are looking to enrich your loved one’s garden with flowers, fruits or vegetables, go to The plant nursery and foundry shop on Broadway.
For technology enthusiasts
You can’t go wrong by gifting your tech guru friend and a family member with the latest in equipment. Best Buy a some offers of the month for headphones, televisions and PC gaming equipment.
For the craft beer expert
You can gift your favorite expert IPA, pilsner or stout bottles or kegs from any of Sacramento’s local breweries, Alaro craft brewery. You can order 12-bottle crates or kegs of their lager, pilsner, IPA and pale ales beer directly from their website.
Or you can improve your game by bringing your friend into the Mug Club at Device Brewing Company. Depending on the level you choose, you can get one or two draft beers per day, as well as other promotions.
For the coffee lover
Insight Roasters, which was established in Sacramento in 2011, has everything needed to prepare an aromatic and personalized gift basket. His online shop includes roast coffee blends, brewers and a roaster.
For the trinket collector
Sacramento has a few charming stores with fancy gifts, cards, and toys – perfect for stocking stuffers or for those who love to collect trinkets.
Here are a few stores you can visit in the area:
Sacramento has unique toy stores in the area, such as G. Willikers toy store in Old Sacramento, where you can find classic and nostalgic toys. If you have younger children on your list, visit Mother Goose toys and books. It has clothes, musical instruments, and board games, among many other toys.
Remember to avoid toys that could be harmful or dangerous to children.
The organization called World against damage-causing toys publishes an annual list of products to avoid for the holiday season. This year’s list includes toys with button cell batteries and items that could cause physical injury. You can find this list here.
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