Your guide to finding the perfect gift.
By Holly Zynda
Whether for a special occasion or to commemorate your trip, here is our roundup of must-have products sold locally, so you can share the gift of Reno/Tahoe.
Gift for your pet
Dog. Dog. Cat. is a cute little shop in the Village Shopping Center in South Lake. Chock full of goodies, this is the go-to spot for spoiling your fur baby. If you’re in town from some far-off place, I recommend taking home a Tahoe-printed accessory for your dog or cat, like their Lake Tahoe bandana. dogdogcat.com
Gift for a friend
With two locations, one in downtown Reno and one in a chic new shopping center further south, Home Means Nevada provides Nevada-themed and increasingly Nevada-made souvenirs, ranging from metal signs to locally produced coffee. Here, you can pick up a Battle Born t-shirt, reflecting the pride Nevadans take in being founded during the Civil War. homemeansnevada.com
Gift for a peer
Trunk Show is the spot in Tahoe City to get your adult child or best friend a truly unique gift. Here, among the local art and jewelry, you can find handmade mugs that look so good, there’s no way a human could have crafted them. Bring some one-of-a-kind comfort and coziness home with you. tahoetrunkshow.com
Gifts for mom and dad
Established for an older crowd, Especially for You supplies Gardnerville locals and visitors with boutique gifts for those precious grandchildren. At Especially for You, you can get your mom a Made in Genoa necklace from the home of the oldest saloon in Nevada. efy-online.com
One of the most iconic gifts you can purchase during your time in Lake Tahoe is a wood-cut, topographic map of the lake. The place to go to find one of these beauties is On Tahoe Time in Heavenly Village in South Lake Tahoe, where you may purchase a smaller piece to suit a smaller budget or the full-size map, which will run you about $280. ontahoetime.com
Want something for everyday? South Lake’s Sock City is the place to go, where you can outfit those tootsies. There you can get socks printed with creative designs featuring anything from flying cats to sushi. theshopsatheavenly.com
Speaking of quirky, Benko Art Gallery in South Lake Tahoe offers a variety of bleeding-edge art pieces, but they also have a clothing section, and there, you can pick up a fun pair of printed leggings. benkoartgallery.com
On South Lake Tahoe, Replenish Tahoe is the place to go to get eco-friendly products. There, you can find the perfect gift for your new baby, grandchild, or niece or nephew, including sweet organic bibs. replenishtahoe.com
New age gifts
Earthbound Trading Company offers unique gifts in South Lake Tahoe for the new-age lover in your life, including small porcelain heads that contain phrenology charts. Where else are you going to find something like that hidden among crystals and faux skulls? theshopsatheavenly.com
If you are just in town for the weekend or you live in the area, these shops won’t disappoint when picking out the perfect gift for someone you love.