Check everyone off your list this holiday season!

Frankie Wenson

You’re making your list and checking it twice…. or maybe 3,4 or even 10 times! Don’t you wish you could have an easier way to check everyone off your list this year so you can finally sit back, relax and curl up in a nice warm blanket with a peppermint hot chocolate in hand? Well we think you deserve it so we are doing the work so you don’t have to!

Here is a #DowntownSac stamp of approval gift guide in order to help you find something for everyone on your list without having to deal with the long lines at the mall.


We all have that one friend who is constantly staying on top of the newest trends and has to document their OOTD every day. Luckily, our downtown stores have got it covered! Retailers sell anything from shoes, tee shirts, dresses and so much more. With new shipments arriving weekly, there is no doubt that you will be able to find something unique and one of a kind for that fashionable someone in your life.


If you have someone on your list whose passion starts in the kitchen than get them something they can utilize all year round! Maybe they have been eyeing the newest cookbook that just released or are looking for some new kitchen utensils to help make their baking dreams a reality. You can find everything you need for them at one of these locations!


The holidays are known to be the busiest times of the year. There is almost no time to stop and think about yourself let alone your self-care. This year give that overworked someone the gift of relaxation with items from one of these retailers.


Are you having trouble finding a gift for that one person in your life who tells you they don’t need anything? Give them the gift of good food! Downtown Sacramento has a booming food scene to help satisfy the craving for anyone on your list no matter what their pallet. Get them a gift card to one of the participating restaurants for the 15th annual Dine Downtown Restaurant week starting January 10-20, 2020 where restaurants will be offering special course dining experiences for just $40!

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Do you have that one person in your life that just collects a bunch of different random odds and ends and has them on every book shelf, table and countertop at their place? Get them the perfect knick knack that they don’t have in their collection at one of these hidden gem stores located at the Old Sacramento Waterfront!


It can be hard to try to find that perfect gift for our most loyal friends who every year stick by our sides no matter what might happen in life…our pets of course! If you are looking for that special gift for your favorite furry friends that you can’t get at a regular pet store head down to Dog Gone Licious Boutique and Treats! Located in the Old Sacramento Waterfront, this family owned store will treat your pets like their own and have a wide assortment of treats and toys for you to spoil your four-legged friend.


Maybe you have to buy a festive gift for someone who just loves everything about the holiday season. Check out one of these locations who have something festive for that special someone on your list that eats, drinks and sleeps Christmas cheer!

If you are trying to find something festive and fun to do in the last weeks of the holiday season make sure to check out the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink and get in some last-minute skating to put you in the holiday spirit. Afterword’s, make sure to walk through DOCO to the Old Sacramento Waterfront and experience the FREE lighting extravaganza, Theatre of Lights, with nightly performances now through Christmas Eve (Thurs-Sun) featuring a live-action retelling of Moore’s 1823 poem — “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” more popularly known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”


Happy shopping to all and to all a happy holiday!