Now that the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has ended, take what you have saved and do some shopping at with some of your local merchants. Some of the best shopping in the Tahoe area is in downtown Truckee, where you can park once and walk through the entire area to complete your shopping list. There are stores for the clothes horse, the decorator, the chef and even the kids on your list. Here are the top five places to pick up your holiday gifts.
The cooking galley is a chef’s wet dream. It is full of everything an experienced or aspiring cook will ever want including cast iron Dutch Ovens, cookbooks, tablecloths, cutlery, candles, spices and more.
Even though the furniture in this beautiful store is a little on the pricey side, just going into this shop will make you want to redecorate your home into Tahoe Mountain Chic. High Camp Home features cabin-style furniture with a rustic look but they also offer stylish and industrial items such as granite topped tables, woolen couches and leather chairs.
If you are looking for that one special piece for a loved one’s home or garden, the Spirit Gallery and Interior Design studio will give you that. Many of the items are made from reclaimed or found wood and metal items. Items include furniture and decorative items, fountains and items for the bathroom or the kitchen.
Support local artists in the Tahoe and Truckee area by purchasing some wonderful handmade items such as jewelry, oil paintings and photographs of the surrounding area. Silk screen scarves and knitted hats, sweaters and scarves are also sold at this fun, little shop.
After all this shopping you might need to put your feet up, so visit this little shop just behind the main downtown shopping area and grab a glass of wine. For about $8 a bottle you might be able to pick up something for the oenophile on your list.
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