By Juliet Farmer
4524 Freeport Blvd.
Hours: Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For the 10-plus years I’ve lived in the Land Park area, Collected Works has been my go-to gift store for all things related to my mother-in-law—birthdays, holidays, you name it. My husband and I have found all manner of lovely gifts for Mom at Collected Works, including charming collectibles, plush slippers, beautiful scarves, and more. From glass art to all kinds of jewelry in various styles, and from kitchen accessories perfect for the hostess in your life to gorgeous stationery, Collected Works will solve your elegant gift giving quandary (and make you one very popular gift giver!).
Insider tip: Take your elegant gift to the next level with Collected Works’ in-house gift wrapping services, which costs a bit but will ensure your gift is a lovely on the outside as it is on the inside.
3214 Riverside Blvd.
Hours: Tues – Fri 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closed Sunday)
When you’re in the market for pretty gifts crafted locally, look no further than Trezhers. Vintage magnets, bracelets, necklaces, knit scarves, silk robes, metal and glass art objects, and much more are all available in this gem of a store in Land Park. The people at Trezhers go out of their way to source local products that make for amazing and unique gifts, so chances are, you’ll be a one-of-a-kind gift giver, too.
4404 Del Rio Road
Don’t let the name of this place fool you-while Parkside Pharmacy is, of course, a pharmacy, it’s also home to an in-house spa and a charming gift boutique. In addition to holiday décor, tablewares, scarves, pillows, and beautiful collectibles, Parkside Pharmacy also sells gorgeous jewelry, handbags, and other elegant gifts for your lady. You may have a tough time deciding on just one elegant gift to purchase, which is far better than the I-don’t-know-what-to-get last minute scramble.
129 K Street
Hours: Sun – Thur 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fri – Sat 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
This artists’ cooperative in Old Sacramento is home to over 30 local artists who work in various mediums, including ceramics, glass, gourds, metal, photography, jewelry, textiles, wood, oil, acrylic, watercolors, and more. At Artists’ Collaborative Gallery, in-house artists are always on hand to answer your questions and help you choose the perfect elegant gift.
Insider tip: If you spend at least $5, you’ll get a $5 parking validation good at any of the City parking lots nearby.
5601 H Street
Hours: Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closed Sunday)
At Haus home décor and specialty gifts, you’ll find Voluspa candles, Global Views barware and stemware, Aidan Gray candlestick holders, Cyan Design whimsical accessories and outdoor décor, Two’s Company home décor, and much more.
Insider tip: On a budget? Ask the helpful folks at Haus about their under-$30 gift selection, and don’t pass up the free gift boxing with any purchase.