Best Places to Shop for Holiday Gifts and Décor in the Gold Country

Gold Country is full of one-of-a-kind spots to find treasures for the holidays. Whether you’re looking for charming Christmas trinkets, the new tool your dad has been wanting, or some unique holiday décor, you’re sure to find something special here. Here are some of the best places to shop for holiday gifts and décor in the Gold Country!

Nest and Nook

This boutique in Jamestown carries a mix of vintage, handmade, and new items for your home, pantry, and friends. According to their website, their shop features, “an eclectic mix of farmhouse, vintage, rustic, french country, and boho styles.” Check out Nest and Nook to find some homey holiday decorations and plenty of cute gifts.

Crafty Chicks & Co.

Another local boutique in Gold Country that we recommend is Crafty Chicks & Co, located in Angels Camp. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of sweet treasures including handmade soaps, jams, jewelry, home décor, stationery, and more. What a charming place to find a gift with character! They also have a great selection of BBQ items, custom wood cutting boards, cocktail mixes and accoutrements for the men on your holiday shopping list. This store is jam packed with local items and household decor as well. We love supporting local Gold Country businesses.

Cute selection last year at Antique Gardener!

Antique Gardener

Antique Gardener in Sutter Creek has a rustic, farmhouse feel. They sell tiny little fairy-like garden decorations, upcycled farm and garden accessories, handmade soaps, and holiday décor. They have an outstanding little nursery in the back that includes plants for indoors and outdoors and garden accessories. The owner, Aimee, is a local mom who first opened the boutique in 2001 and it is a favorite destination for anyone visiting downtown Sutter Creek.

Trinkets at The Clouterie at Twain Harte

The Clouterie at Twain Harte

Visit The Clouterie at Twain Harte for local art and pottery, as well as unique local souvenirs. Support local artists by checking out their selection of photography, handmade gifts and décor, and pottery. You might even get to say hi to the owner’s dog while you’re there.

The Nest and Nursery

Shop at The Nest and Nursery in Twain Harte for fall décor, gifts, fresh flowers, and nursery items. Not only do the garden center’s reviews compliment the merchandise, plants, and flowers, but customers can’t get enough of the owner, Josh. And while you’re there, pick up some Christmas gifts at Fish on Fly Gear, Josh’s fly fishing store with fishing gear of all kinds. You’ll get excellent service while browsing the wide array of plants, pottery, and fishing supplies.

Calaveras Lumber Ace Hardware in Angels Camp

While Ace Hardware is a chain, you’ll get small-town quality service at their location in Angels Camp. They hold a Holiday Open House, which is a great opportunity to find some gifts for the more practical folks on your list and to take in the extensive display of holiday decor and dazzling Christmas trees. The Holiday Open House is fun and festive and a community favorite event. The Calaveras Lumber Ace Hardware is your Gold Country one-stop shop for hardware and friendly service that makes it feel like a small business.

These stores are great places to find some unique trinkets for yourself, your friends, and family. And at the same time, you’ll support friendly local shop owners and artists! Quaint, locally-owned small businesses like these are part of what makes Gold Country so special. We love it here, and we can’t wait to help introduce you to Gold Country living! Give Team French a call at (209) 303-7637 or shoot us an email at to learn more about moving to the Gold Country!

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