‘Tis the Season for Supporting Local: Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Frankie Wenson

Your presents is requested to help support our local #DowntownSac businesses this holiday season!

The businesses you love need your support now more than ever and what better way to get into the spirit of giving than to give the people in your life handmade or locally sourced gifts that also help small business owners thrive. We have curated a list of #DowntownSac gifts that will be perfect for anyone on your list and you won’t even need to check it twice!

Gifts For The Best Dresser

We all have that one friend or family member 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. You can also check the retailer’s websites for gift cards and certificates so you can let them pick out there own one of a kind gift!

Cali Tees
Cali Way Gifts
Capital Agenda
DeRow & Sharma
Flip Flop Shop
Getta Clue Store
Identity Boutique
Mea Vita
Moxy Threads
R. Douglas Custom Clothier
The Blue Ox
Urban Outfitters

Gifts For The Kids

Trying to find the perfect gift that your kids will love? This is the perfect opportunity to #SupportLocal and get them a one of a kind gift that none of their friends will have!

Candy Barrel
Candy Heaven
California State Railroad Museum
G. Willikers Toy Emporium
Munchies Salt Water Taffy
NEO Escape Rooms
Sacramento History Museum
Sacramento Kings Team Store
Sacramento Sweets Co.
Stage Nine Entertainment Store
PLA Skateboarding

Gifts For The Homebody

 2020 was the year for the homebodies and if you have someone in your life who would rather be in the comfort of their own home then anywhere else in the world than these #DowntownSac retailers have the best gifts for them. Get them anything from charcuterie boards, fitness memberships, home décor and more!


All City Riders
Atrium 916
Blu Nile Art
Blossom Bathhouse
Casa De Mercado 
LiBush International Connections Africa
Visions of Eden

Gifts For The Aspiring Chef

If you have someone on your list whose passion starts in the kitchen then 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!

Capital Books on K
Chef’s Mercantile
The Allspicery
The Chefs’ Olive Mix 

Photo Credit: De Vere’s Irish Pub

Gifts For The Indecisive

 We all know that one person who no matter how much you try, they can never give you an answer to what they want for the holidays. To help take the pressure off and make sure they get a gift they will love, give the gift of a holiday box! Some of our downtown retailers have put together gift boxes for you to make your shopping easier. Each has an assortment of items that your friend or loved one will be dying to have! Maybe they want to take a safe staycation in the future to unwind, you can purchase them a room at one of our #DowntownSac hotels. Or you can give the gift of a subscription box that will keep on giving all year long! Purchase today so you can finally check them off your list.

De Vere’s Irish Pub Holiday Box
One City Market Gift Boxes
Temple Coffee Roasters Subscription

Gifts For The Ultimate Foodie

This year has been a rough one for our restaurants. If you have someone in your life that is an aficionado of all things food then you need to get them the gift that keeps on giving…a gift card to one of our many #DowntownSac restaurants! They can order food to go to satisfy any craving they might have from Mexican food, European food, pizza, sandwiches and everything in between! You can also give the gift of Dine Downtown starting January 8 – 24, 2021 where participating restaurants will be offering special 3-course dining experiences for $25, $35 and $45. Purchase a gift card at one or more of the participating restaurants here.

View the full list of open restaurants here.

Photo Credit: Good Bottle

Gifts For The Mixologist

 Do you have someone in your life that can make better drinks than you can get at restaurants? Then you need to give them the most intoxicating gift of all…the gift of supplies to help them be their very own bartender at their own home! #DowntownSac has the best gifts available for the homemade bartender in your life.

Bailarín Cellars
Fizz Champagne & Bubbles Bar
Good Bottle
Steampunk Cigar
Whired Wine

Did you know that there are other ways to #SupportLocal for FREE? If you can’t purchase from local businesses this holiday season but want to see them thrive make sure you are following your favorite makers on social media and share their posts to your feed so your followers can learn about the businesses you love. Also, go to their websites, Yelp or Google and write a positive review on why other people should support the business!

See our full list of open businesses here.

We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season from ho-ho-home!

Additional resources for local shopping and dining:

  • See Who’s Open: Check out our list of local #DowntownSac businesses that are offering online gift cards, curbside pick-up, delivery or take-out for you to help #SupportLocal today.
  • Support Black-Owned Businesses: Discover and support local Black-owned businesses in #DowntownSac.
  • Keep COVID in Check: Downtown businesses are pledging to Keep COVID in Check by implementing public health guidelines and new distancing measures to keep employees and customers safe and healthy.