Holiday shopping is gearing up to look very different this year. While most consumers look to do their holiday shopping online versus in-person trips to the mall, it’s more important than ever to support small businesses. Because a purchase made at a small business has a direct impact for the good of our community.
That’s why we’ve put together our holiday gift guide featuring some of the wonderful small businesses in and around Sacramento or Northern California. So you can cross all the people off your holiday shopping list—from the notoriously hard-to-shop-for people to your best friend who has everything. Let’s enter into the magic that the holiday season brings, shall we?
Scout Living is a slick antique shop with a midcentury-modern aesthetic, carrying furniture, housewares and decor. Owners Erin Boyle and Stefan Betz Bloom started their business in San Francisco, before moving to Sacramento in 2008 and opening their shop in 2011.
Located on 1215 18th St. Sacramento, CA
Modern Nostalgic believes a collection of curated vintage pieces far exceeds anything you will find from big store brands. Curators Jamie and Marcus opened their brick-and-mortar location this past year in The Ice Blocks area of Sacramento.
Located on 1715 R St. Sacramento, CA
Victoria Blake Ceramics is a small-batch ceramic artist based in Northern California. Her journey began in 2016 while taking an intro-level pottery class at a studio in Portland, Oregon. Victoria is inspired by simplicity; simple lines, minimal color and raw clay textures. Each piece is made with high fired stoneware clay and food-safe glazes.
Strapping Store’s mission is to provide their customers with the most memorable shopping experience ever, by offering the best variety of gifts and housewares at a fair price; treating everyone as a welcomed friend, and going the extra mile to make sure you not only find the perfect gift, but you leave with it wrapped and ready to go. Owner Susan Stewart opened her first brick-and-mortar in 2017.
Located on 3405 Broadway & 1731 L St. Sacramento, CA
Propagate is more than just a plant shop. It’s also an events venue, plant design consultant and more. Their Sacramento storefront offers a wide variety of houseplants, pots, accessories and gifts.
Located on 1700 I St. Sacramento, CA
Electric Sun Creatives is owned by Northern California-based metal artist, Sarah Perez, who creates mobiles and wall hangings made of metal sheet and tubing, with partiality to the warm reflective hue of brass.
Plant Daddy Co. is a community-focused plant shop founded by Jake and Luke to bring beautiful plants and big smiles into people’s lives.
3319 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, CA
The Moppet Shoppe is a kids clothing store specializing in children’s clothing, kids toys and children’s shoes.
Located on 2524 J St. Sacramento, CA
Cuffs is a boutique located in Midtown offering a trendy, curated selection of new and vintage clothing for women in addition to home goods and apothecary items.
Located on 2523 J St. Sacramento, CA
Display California is a hub for products made in California or inspired by it. Their mission is simple: put a little bit of California in your home.
Check out their website here.
Located on 3433 Broadway Sacramento, CA
Old Gold sells vintage items for men and women, specializing in small independent labels. In addition to vintage items, Old Gold sells a wide range of products designed and made in Sacramento, such as jewelry and apothecary.
Located on 1104 R St. #110 Sacramento, CA
Martin Mattox is a mix of furniture, clothing, vintage, antiques and local vendors. Owners Tim and Linda Arbogast describe Martin Mattox as a “modern mercantile”—like a general store in the Gold Rush frontier.
Located on 823 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA
Panache in East Sacramento sells stunning pieces of vintage clothing, shoes and accessories from high-end designers and haute couture.
Located on 5379 H St. Sacramento, CA
Rumpelstiltskin's mission is to encourage the local fiber arts community to find and grow their passions through high-quality resources, education and inspiration.
Located on 1021 R St. #6519 Sacramento, CA
Whimsy & Wellness sells modern essential oil accessories to inspire the whimsy within you. Plus one of a kind crystal roller bottles, custom designed bottles and much more.
Soak Like a Mother is top quality full spectrum cannabis infused skin care and pain relief made with love in Winters, CA. Their products are handmade in small batches to ensure potency and exceptional quality.
Magpie Alchemy is a small family-owned business that focuses on producing and selling handcrafted botanical skincare, CBD and self-care products.
Located on 1104 R St. #120 Sacramento, CA
Among the Flowers is natural skincare made from the power of plants and handmade in
Located on 435 Main St. Placerville, CA
Urb Apothecary is an intentional body-care line that brings the healing power of plants into daily beauty and grooming rituals.
Fat and the Moon is hand crafted herbal body care where the message is in the medium. They believe that self care is earth care.
Elysian Theory is luxe, small-batch jewelry for the contemporary feminine by founder Elyse Tolles.
Bad Seed Designs is handcrafted beaded jewelry made in Northern California, specializing in beaded fringe earrings and one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Hue Clay Co. creates polymer clay and macrame earrings.
Freestone Handmade produces small batches of metal, seed bead and gemstone jewelry.
Noelle Walsh Jewelry makes hypoallergenic, modern brass jewelry to emulate the wearer’s lifestyle: focused, sophisticated and free.
PXC Designs is handmade jewelry of wearable art with a minimalist aesthetic for the modern woman.
Food & Drink.
Tea Cozy is an upmarket shop specializing in gourmet loose and hard-to-find teas. White, green, oolong, black teas as well as herbal tisanes are procured from suppliers around the world. Tea-brewing supplies are also available.
Located on 1021 R St. Sacramento, CA
Cheese Mama offers styled charcuteries boards and grazing tables.
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Camellia Coffee Roasters is a coffee company that doesn’t take itself too seriously. They believe in the reason why anyone falls in love with coffee: because it’s fun to create good things and share them with people.
Located on 1104 R St. #150 Sacramento, CA
Cellar Door Platters is Sacramento’s first cheese and charcuterie platter service. Made and delivered in Sacramento.
Good Bottle Shop curate their selection of wine and liquor based on three major criteria: quality in production, sustainability and culture of reciprocity.
1123 11th St. Sacramento, CA
Faria Bakery is an eatery located in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, nourishing the community with handmade artisan bread crafted from local and whole grains.
3417 Broadway Sacramento, CA
Prmry is an exceptional extra virgin olive oil from trained olive oil tasters Erin Ridley and Janell Pekkain who set out to produce EVOO that doesn’t just taste incredible but is also easy to choose and enjoy.