By Juliet Farmer

If you’re anything like my husband, when it comes to finding elegant gifts for your Mom, aunt, grandma, niece or sister, chances are you’re stumped. Thanks to a few local gift stores, the next time you need the perfect graduation, birthday, holiday, special occasion (or just because) gift for the lady in your life, you can head to one of these spots and be confident you’ll find something elegant. Here are the best spots to buy elegant gifts in Sacramento.
Collected Works
4524 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
(916) 737-8188
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.

Photo Credit: Juliet Farmer

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.
Sacramento, CA
(916) 538-6584
Hours: Tues – Fri 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closed Sunday)

Photo Credit: Juliet Farmer

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.
Parkside Pharmacy
4404 Del Rio Road
Sacramento, CA
(916) 452-2200

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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.
Artists’ Collaborative Gallery
129 K Street
Sacramento, CA
(916) 444-7125
Hours: Sun – Thur 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fri – Sat 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Photo Credit: Artists’ Collaborative Gallery

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
Sacramento, CA
(916) 448-4100
Hours: Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closed Sunday)

Photo Credit: Haus

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.

Juliet Farmer was born and raised in Sacramento, where she resides with her husband, two cats, and rescued greyhound. She is a freelance writer who regularly writes about food, pets, health and wellness, entertainment, and more.