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Holidays in Davis: Uncover Exceptional Gift Ideas and Can't-Miss Local Shops

The holiday season is upon us and Davis offers an array of shopping experiences that cater to everyone's gift-giving needs. From the bustling Farmers Market to the quaint shops scattered throughout town, Davis is brimming with holiday spirit and unique gift ideas. Whether you're an out-of-town visitor or local, Davis invites you to explore its festive streets and discover the perfect presents for your loved ones.



Pinkadot

A boutique located in the heart of downtown Davis, offering a unique and delightful shopping experience. Pinkadot has a deep commitment to creating a fun and friendly atmosphere for women to shop, specializing in providing an exquisite selection of clothing and accessories, featuring popular brands as well as hidden gems yet to be discovered.


The boutique prides itself on its carefully curated collection, ensuring a perfect mix of essential basics and those special "must-have" items. Whether you're looking for everyday wear or something for a special occasion, Pinkadot promises a diverse range of choices. Local pro tip - Pinkadot offers complimentary gift wrapping YEAR-ROUND!


Photo Credit: @davis.farmers.market

Gift Basket Central at the Farmers Market

The Davis Farmers Market’s Gift Basket Central is back, offering free baskets and wrapping of market purchases on Saturdays. A highlight of the Davis holiday shopping experience, Gift Basket Central at the Farmers Market allows you the opportunity to create personalized gift baskets filled with local produce, artisanal foods, and unique crafts. It's a thoughtful way to share a taste of Davis with friends and family.


Photo Credit: @arterydavis

Holiday Market at The Artery

The Artery is a vibrant hub of creativity and craftsmanship, especially during its Holiday Market season. This festive event, running through the end of December, showcases the exceptional talents of Northern California artists, many of whom are based in the Sacramento region. The Holiday Market has a large selection of ornaments, holiday decor, scarves, paintings, etchings, and much more!


Photo Credit: @cremedelacremedavis

Crème de la Crème

This is a treasure trove for those seeking unique gifts. Crème de la Crème offers a delightful array of items that cater to every occasion and its holiday selections are sure to delight everyone that might be on your shopping list. Known for exceptional customer service and warmly welcoming everyone who walks through the glass-paned door, Crème de la Crème is a favorite among discerning shoppers who return time and again for their gifting needs. Local pro tip - For those in need of a last-minute gift, Crème de la Crème offers the convenience of calling ahead or emailing to have gifts ready for pick-up.



A December to Remember

Many downtown businesses are going all-out to decorate their storefronts and windows this holiday season as twinkling lights and festive decorations set the scene for a December to Remember. Stop in downtown to vote on your favorite display in the 12th Annual Window Decorating Contest. Discover an eclectic mix of shops offering everything from handcrafted jewelry to bespoke home decor. The downtown area is not just a shopping destination; it's a place where holiday memories are made.

From skating on the ice this weekend (December 8-10) on G Street to meeting Santa for breakfast at Davis Odd Fellows Lodge or singing your heart out at the Holiday Open Mic Night on December 16th, you'll love spending time in our cheerful town. As you're experiencing all Davis has to offer, you can choose to stay in the heart of the downtown action or find a charming hideaway as Davis has lodging options for every kind of traveler and budget. Explore like a local, and soak up the holiday spirit this season in Davis!

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