The holidays are nearly here! I know ordering gifts online is super tempting, especially when you have a busy schedule. However, there’s nothing quite like shopping local to really get into the holiday spirit, find unique gifts and, of course, support local businesses. Thankfully, there are a ton of awesome stores in El Dorado Hills where you’ll find something for everyone on your list. To help, my team and I are sharing some of our favorite spots for holiday shopping in El Dorado Hills:
El Dorado Hills Music – 873 Embarcadero Drive, Suites 1, El Dorado Hills – Have a musician in your life? El Dorado Hills Music is a locally owned and operated store offering a full collection of instruments and accessories for sale and rent. Or, give the gift of music lessons from professional musicians. They currently have private, one-on-one lessons for piano, guitar, bass, voice, trombone, baritone, euphonium, saxophone, clarinet, tuba, drums, viola, violin, flute, ukulele, music theory and more.
Face in a Book – 4359 Town Center Blvd, #113, El Dorado Hills – Face in a Book is definitely one of our go-to El Dorado Hills shopping destinations during the holidays (or any time of year). The bookstore has a wide variety of titles for all ages, as well as fun gifts, stationery and greeting cards. Swing by during one of the store’s many events or story times and make progress on your gift list while mingling with other book lovers.
Lees’ Feed – 2205 Francisco Drive El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 – This unique family-owned business has gifts for all the furry, feathered, four-legged and even fish friends on your holiday list! Stop in for any pet store needs you may have, from food bowls to cozy beds and new toys to tasty treats, they even have a clothing boutique. Cats and dogs love unwrapping presents too! Lees’ Feed also offers free local delivery on orders over $50!
Tea Xotics – 4356 Town Center Blvd #112, El Dorado Hills – You’ll find gifts galore at Tea Xotics. Their tea bar and boutique has tons of loose leaf teas available for purchase, locally infused honeys and sugar, locally roasted coffee, high quality olive oil and vinegars, handcrafted bath and body goods, and a variety of other gifts. To make your holiday shopping even easier, Tea Xotics has tea gift boxes that are pretty and offer up a few flavors for the lucky recipient to try.
Blaq Boutique – 375 Green Valley Road, El Dorado Hills – Blaq Boutique is another excellent spot for holiday shopping in El Dorado Hills. They carry stylish, quality women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories. You’ll also find holiday gifts for both men and women thanks to their cool barware and home goods. Check out these stunning, one-of-a-kind kitchen accessories.
Gold County Run + Sport – 4370 Town Center Blvd, Suite 150, El Dorado Hills – Gold Country Run + Sport is an independently owned and operated specialty running store and community organization. If you’re looking for a gift for a runner, walker or fitness enthusiast of any kind, this is the place to go. A gift certificate would be great for someone who needs a new pair of running shoes because their FitStation technology will help the person find the perfect fit for their individual needs, which can really help with running performance.
Pottery World – 1006 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills, CA – Pottery World definitely makes the list for a top spot for holiday shopping in El Dorado Hills because not only does the store carry quality, beautiful outdoor pots, they also have home décor, accessories and gift items for all ages. Plus, the showrooms inside change according to the season and the cool displays make for a fun shopping experience.
Folsom Bike – 4420 Town Center Blvd, #150, El Dorado Hills – Folsom Bike has stores in El Dorado Hills and Folsom and carries bicycles, including a range of kids’ bikes, and all sorts of cycling gear. There’s also a section dedicated solely to female riders and tied to the store’s Proud to Ride Like a Girl campaign, which is pretty cool.
Cadence Corner Boutique – 4620 Post Street, El Dorado Hills – Browse women’s clothing, jewelry and handbags, as well as baby items and home décor at Cadence Corner Boutique all while getting your car washed at the adjoining Suds Car Wash and Detail. It’s probably not often you find yourself buying gifts and clothing at a car wash but the boutique has a good selection and affordable prices.
Spa Gift Certificates – You really can’t beat giving someone the gift of relaxation. Pick up a gift certificate for loved ones at a place like Hoshall’s Salon and Spa, which has been consistently voted as one of the area’s top salons and spas. I didn’t find out until later that our patient’s mother Kathy owns this wonderful business. Another outstanding and well-loved salon that’s right here in El Dorado Hills is Salon Capelli, also locally owned by one of our awesome patients =). We definitely need to mention Gypsy Dawn Beauty Bar, who recently offered free hair washes and styling to people affected by the recent power shut-offs, which I think is awesome! For the men in your life, we of course need to recommend Barber Jon’s, a staple in our community, and Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys, which offers a unique man cave kinda experience.
Now that you know where to head for your holiday shopping in El Dorado Hills, if getting a healthy, beautiful smile is also on your list this season, schedule a complimentary consultation at Jeffrey Kwong Orthodontics today. Happy holidays!