Your Guide To Holiday Shopping Like A Pro

Frankie Wenson

Once the Thanksgiving dishes have been washed and put away it is finally time to whip out the holiday decorations with loved ones and then end the night around the fireplace with a hot chocolate in hand and a big exhale of relaxation.

For most however, the holidays are filled with stressful thoughts about what gifts to get friends and family and anxiety about having to deal with the hustle and bustle of mall parking and being pushed around while trying to make into all the stores you need to in order to get everyone on your list something they will love. Just think if you could take the stress out of holiday shopping and make it a more enjoyable experience.

Well…you can!

Here is a Downtown Sac 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. Lucky for you that all of the featured shops will be at our Holiday Shoppe, December 8th at the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink from 12 pm – 4 pm!

Just follow our simple guide to marking everyone off your list without having to check it twice:

The Fashionista

Photo: @identity_boutique

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, Identity Boutique has got it covered! They sell anything from shoes, tee shirts, dresses and so much more. There is even something for the men in your life that like to keep up with the latest trends! 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.


Photo: The Prickly Pear

The Green Thumb

With the colder weather creeping up on us it can be hard for plant lovers to keep their gardens thriving. The best solution: stop by The Prickly Pear and pick up some specialty succulent or cactus for that special someone to enjoy all year round! Create your own succulent and a mason jar that fits the persons personality or sign up both of you online for an intimate planting event to design your succulents together!

Photo: Blossom Bathhouse


The Self-Care Addict

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 one of the items at Blossom Bathhouse. They were also a 2018 Calling All Dreamers finalist. They sell everything from soap to their Blossom Buttercream and of course the fan favorite…bath bombs! Or get something in all three categories, bath, body and soap to get the ultimate Winter relaxation.

The Chef

Chefs’ Olive Mix is your destination for that person who loves to cook and try out new flavors. They offer olive oil and balsamic tasting on site or take home whatever peaks your taste buds.

Photo: Chefs’ Olive Mix 

Every olive oil and balsamic come in three different sizes ranging in different prices. Get excited to share infinite combinations and flavors with the chef in your life! 



All of these countless options are the reason why The Holiday Shoppe will be your one stop shop for everyone on your list this year! Need more options? See below for our full list of vendors or come see for yourself on December 8th.


Identity Boutique

Prickly Pear

Spinning Threads Records

Chefs’ Olive Mix

Oblivion Comics & Coffee

Maker’s Luck

Boy’s Bakery

Blossom Bathhouse