’Tis the season for shopping local! Give the gift of Sacramento to your loved ones this year by buying them a gift from a Sacramento small business. Here are a few of the many small businesses you can support here in Sacramento during the holiday season.


christmas tree in front of Sacramento's Capitol building


Looking to add a little bit of spice to your holiday gifts this year? Buy a gift from Allspicery, Sacramento’s one-stop shop for spices, herbs, and blends. From the Allspice powder to the pure ground vanilla bean, AllSpicery offers over 400 different types of high-quality spices you can add to your favorite recipe this year.


Allspicery | 1125 11th St.


Capitol Bookshop

Capitol Books and Gifts

Why not share a little bit of California with your family and friends this year? Located in the lower level of the California State Capitol Building, Capitol Books and Gifts specializes in gifts unique to California’s history and symbols. No matter who you’re shopping for this year, you’re sure to find them a gift at this hidden gem as they offer gifts ranging from jewelry, glassware, apparel, ornaments and more.


Capitol Books and Gifts | 1303 10th St., Room B32


wigs in a costume shop

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Are your coworkers or friends hosting a white elephant gift-exchange this holiday season and you aren’t sure what to bring? Head to Evangeline’s in the scenic Old Sacramento Waterfront for gag gifts galore. You will find unique gifts for all ages at this truly unique shopping experience including vintage toys, movie memorabilia, games, apparel and even costumes. Be prepared to stay awhile, as Evangeline’s’ selection of items will keep you captivated as you peruse from aisle to aisle.

Listen to this past episode of the Visit Sacramento Podcast featuring Evangeline’s for more information.


Evangeline’s | 113 K St.


J.J. Pfister

Image Courtesy of: J.J. Pfister Distilling Company

J.J. Pfister Distilling Company

If you aren’t sure what to get that special someone in your life this year, give them the gift that keeps on giving all year long—BOOZE! J.J. Pfister Distilling Company in Rancho Cordova is a local, family-owned business focusing on craft, organic spirits. Be sure to grab a bottle of their brand-new inhouse Bourbon, distilled right here in the Sacramento region, for your favorite cocktail mixologist.

Listen to this past episode of the Visit Sacramento Podcast featuring J.J. Pfister Distilling Company for more information.


J.J. Pfister Distilling Company | 9819 Business Park Drive



The Moppet Shoppe

Stop by the Moppet Shoppe for some holiday cheer and unique gifts for all the little elves in your life. This children’s boutique is full of clothing, hair accessories, shoes, toys, and more. With complimentary gift wrapping, the present you choose from The Moppet Shoppe will even be all wrapped and ready to put under the tree.


The Moppet Shoppe | 2524 J St.


Old Soul Co.

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Old Soul Co.

Have that family member or friend who can’t start their day without a cup of coffee? Treat your favorite coffee lover to the best gift of all: a coffee subscription. Sacramento’s Old Soul Co. offers weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly coffee subscriptions that conveniently deliver fresh-roasted specialty coffee right to your doorstep. If that seems like too much coffee, grab your favorite coffee lover a bag of Old Soul Co.’s specialty coffee grounds or a gift card so they can have coffee whenever they’d like.

Listen to this past episode of the Visit Sacramento Podcast featuring Old Soul Co. for more information.


Old Soul Co. at the Alley | 1716 L St.

Old Soul Co. at The Weatherstone | 812 21st St.

Old Soul Co. Oak Park | 3434 Broadway

Old Soul Co. at Capitol Mall | 555 Capitol Mall


interior of the Strapping store showing a front counter with gifts

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If you’re looking for a gift for your favorite trend-setter, you’re bound to find something for them at Strapping. This LGBTQ-owned shop, with locations in Midtown and Oak Park, has a plethora of funny and unique gifts. From home décor, socks, mugs, pins, stickers, patches and more, there are plenty of gifts for you to choose from at Strapping.


Strapping Midtown | 1731 L St.

Strapping Oak Park | 3405 Broadway



Give the gift of Downtown Sacramento with an E-gift card!

The Sacramento Shop 916 e-gift card is the perfect gift to give your friends, family, or even coworkers this holiday season. Shop 916 allows you to show a little love to the shops and restaurants here in Sacramento as it can be used at any of the participating businesses within the city. Visit City of Sacramento's Shop 916 website to view a list of the participating local businesses and to purchase a Shop 916 e-gift card.


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