Your Reno Gift Guide – Just in Time for the Holidays

Reno local gift

Shopping for local holiday gifts in Reno supports your friends and neighbors. According to the City of Reno, if just 10 percent of your holiday spending is local, we add over $350 million dollars to our community. And each dollar spent equals three dollars to the local economy. Read on to discover Reno gift finds for everyone on your list.

Gifts for the Local Coffee Lover

Does someone you know consider caffeine a vitamin? Look beyond the national chains and give coffee from your favorite local shop or roaster. And pair it with a mug  – you can never have too many. Reno boasts over 20 locally owned coffee spots, so pick up a gift the next time you drop by for a break.

Battle Born Gifts

Whether you want a gift for a Reno local or someone who just moved here, the shops below give you a wide variety of options. Nevada gift items and University of Nevada Wolfpack team apparel are always winners!

Nevada Gift Shop  
Reno Town Mall
4001 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502

Outlets at Legends Mall
1350 Scheels Dr. #D100
Sparks, NV 89434

Silver and Blue Outfitters
1505 N Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89503

Tahoe Nevada Love
The Basement, Suite #24
50 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89501

Gifts for Nature Lovers 

From all-natural products to plants that improve your mood and bring nature indoors, check out these Reno local gift finds:

Pantry Products
The Basement, Suite #3
50 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89501

1375 S. Wells Ave
Reno, NV 89502

Urban Scout  
3434 Lakeside Dr.
Reno, NV 89509

Natural Selection
39 Saint Lawrence Ave.
Reno, NV 89509

Reno Fashionista Finds

Not up to date on the latest fashion trends? Or do you have some dapper diaper wearing babies on your list? You’re in luck with the following list of shops to satisfy fashion-forward (or retro) kids of any age.

The Lark Reno (formerly Larkellen)
This local favorite has a variety of gift items for home and baby.
Plumgate Shopping Center
538 West Plumb Lane, Suite C
Reno, NV 89509

Sierra Belle Boutique
The Sticks Center Midtown
726 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89501

The Nest Reno
201 Keystone Ave
Reno, NV 89503

Dressed Like That
1355 S. Wells Ave.
Reno, NV 89502

Nomad Boutique
736 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89501

Strange Bikinis
2115 Dickerson Rd.
Reno, NV 89503

Local Books, Art, Home and More

Sundance Bookstore
121 California Ave.
Reno, NV 89509

Nevada Fine Arts
1301 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502

The Freckled Frog
The Summit Reno
13925 S Virginia St., Suite 201
Reno, NV 89511

Learning Express Toys

South Towne Crossing
197 Damonte Ranch Pkwy., Suite D
Reno, NV 89521

Reno Fly Shop
238 S. Arlington Ave.
Reno, NV 89501

Prude & Boujee
606 Plumb Ln., Suite 9
Reno, NV 89509

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Experience Gifts

Low on funds this year?  Here are some low-cost or free gift ideas.

Gift a Podcast

For those on a tight budget, how about sharing your favorite podcast? (Try the Reno Fly Shop Podcast) It’s fast, free and eco-friendly! You can type up a personal note saying why you are sharing it, enclosing the directions on how to download it in a decorated envelope.
The podcast universe is wide but deep, with entertaining content for every interest.

The podcast universe is wide but deep, representing content that will make you both laugh out loud, yet dig deep into your core values.

Below are some ‘best of’ lists from the past year:

The Gift of Service

What new parent wouldn’t enjoy a few hours of babysitting? Get creative and match your skills to what someone on your gift-giving list needs. Some ideas to try:

  • Smart phone tutorials for your grandmother, aunt or neighbor
  • Sewing lessons for someone who doesn’t know how to sew a button or fix a hole in clothing
  • Skiing or snowboarding lessons for a friend who has never learned
  • Pet sitting, house cleaning, yard work or photography
  • Teaching someone to play an instrument

Presentation is everything.  Decorate your coupon and get creative on the packaging too. Be sure to include an expiration date, so there’s a sense of urgency to use it.

A Healthy Gift

If you or your loved ones have never taken a DNA test before, now is your chance! The Healthy Nevada Project is offering no-cost genetic testing from Helix at several convenient locations around Reno and Sparks. You’ll receive insights about your ancestry, dietary needs and more.

Do you have more gift ideas and local finds?  We’d love to hear from you in our comments section below!

The Shops at Renown

Renown Regional Medical Center is home to shops offering everything from mom and baby gifts to greeting cards to flowers, as well as grab-and-go eats. We have a variety of merchandise for our patients, visitors and employees.

Best of all, gifts can be delivered to Renown Regional patients at no additional charge. Hours of operation for each shop may vary.
To learn more, visit The Shops at Renown webpage.


  1. Would love to be added to your Gifts for Nature Lovers! Mandala Massage Supply & Apothecary has been making and selling natural remedies to Reno residents since 2011. Our apothecary is full of our handmade aromatherapy remedies, natural supplies, massage supplies, and fresh bath and body. We also customize remedies at no charge. You can check us out at 865 S. Wells Ave and Thanks for supporting local businesses!