Find unique gifts from small businesses online

The holidays are upon us, and here in Nevada County we are missing all of the visitors that usually come to enjoy our quaint towns, holiday celebrations, and unique boutiques. If you have not finished your holiday shopping and are looking for some unique gifts, check out some of the great options that our local small business owners have online!

Downtown Grass Valley Holidays
Downtown Grass Valley is open for online shopping. Photo courtesy of The Union

Downtown Grass Valley has so many unique gift boutiques to peruse, along with fantastic choices for gift certificates. Want to plan a getaway once the stay at home order is lifted and we can travel again? How about a gift certificate to the newly-remodeled Holbrooke Hotel? Paired with a gift certificate for an upcoming show at the also newly-remodeled The Center for the Arts, and maybe a gift card for a meal at one of our local restaurants and a beer afterward at Grass Valley Brewing Co., and you have a fantastic weekend waiting for you when it’s safe to travel again!

Here is a list complied by the Grass Valley Downtown Association of the businesses there, along with their current status and if they are offering online options.

And don’t forget the many wine options we have in Nevada County. Most of our wineries are happy to deliver or ship their wine anywhere!

The many wonderful boutiques in downtown Nevada City are happy to help you find just the right gift online. Photo courtesy of The Union.

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce encourages you to put your money where your heart is. This year they’ve created our 2020 Holiday Guide to dozens of local shops and Victorian Christmas and Summer Nights vendors selling thousands of handmade and unique goods and wares. Many shops this year are offering online, to-go, and curbside pickup options! Don’t Forget Gift Cards! Everyone loves a Gift Card!

Click here for the 2020 Nevada City Gift Guide

Truckee, on the eastern side of Nevada County, is also encouraging gift cards and plans for future travel to their wonderful ski resorts, which will reopen as soon as they can with a lots of pristine powder to enjoy. You can plan a winter holiday in the future, while also helping their mountain town economy by SHOPPING LOCAL. Contact Truckee-Tahoe restaurants and retailers to buy GIFT CARDS for holiday gifts. You can also give the gift of a winter vacation with a lodging booking to enjoy later this winter. Be sure and understand cancellation and rebooking policies. Ask your favorite Hotel or Short Term Rental for a GIFT CARD that you can tuck in an envelope.⁠

Instead of giving more money to Amazon or a big box store, think outside the box and consider these thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gifts that your loved ones will cherish.