Family and friends deserve the best this holiday season, and we have tons of shop local gift options in Yolo County. From Downtown Woodland shops like The Nest and Kulture to other options like The Flying Pig Marketplace in Winters and The Avid Reader Bookstore in Davis, find the perfect gift when you shop local this holiday season.
Downtown is a foodie mecca with loads of diverse restaurant options and carefully curated one-of-a-kind shops.
For the foodie lover on your list gift a “foodie tour,” purchase gift cards at restaurants and encourage your friends/family to dine to-go al fresco in their own backyard. You’ll treat your loved one to a tasty meal and no one has to do dishes! Some local Woodland favorites are Father Paddy’s – Yolo’s most authentic Irish experience, House of Shah – modern Afghan flavors, Savory Café – a fresh farm-to-fork gem, Las Brasas – best taco’s in Yolo, and Kitchen 428 – fresh grub with a creative cocktail menu.
Another topic pick for the foodie lover is a gift card experience to Blue Note Brewing Co. An artisan nano brewery featuring seasonal brew flavors and food trucks on selected days.
Woodland is also home to some amazing one-of-a-kind shops, most within walking distance in downtown. Shop in store for the perfect gift or check with your selected retailer for gift cards or virtual shopping. Some local favs are Kulture, Serendipity, Haven a Boutique, The Nest and Avila Winters.
A classic strip of Americana, Winters is a small town with big flavors! The historic downtown features wine tasting, curated boutiques and foodie finds. In fact, Winters was voted best small-town food scene by USA Today.
For the wine enthusiast on your list Turkovich Family Wines and Berryessa Gap offer award-winning wines along with a curated selection of wine related gifts. The Winters Collective offers a beautifully curated collection of home décor items, children’s’ items, plants and more. The Flying Pig Marketplace is your one stop shop for accessories, home décor and holiday decorations. For the coffee lover on your list, Steady Eddy’s is a must shop for cute coffee accessories and locally roasted coffee. They also offer a coffee subscription club with 2-4 bags of fresh roasted coffee is sent directly to you each month.
Also check out the just launched Yolo Boutique showcasing a ton of Winters made products include food, photography, clothing and more.
Davis is full of interesting restaurants, art galleries, retail shops and UC Davis.
Davis is known as Bike City U.S.A, so there’s no shortage of bike shops. If you have an avid cycler on your gift list this year check out B&L Bike Shop or Ken’s Bike Ski Board to grab cycling accessories or a gift card. For the avid reader on your list (pun intended), make sure to take a peek at The Avid Reader Bookstore in the heart of downtown Davis. They feature an amazing collection of books for adults and children alike.
In the event you’ve got a UC Davis alumnus on your list or you’d like to showcase some local blue and gold support, check out the UC Davis Bookstore on 2nd Street in Downtown Davis. They offer a wide selection of UC Davis branded items as well as local products.
From wineries and farms to local dining, the serene little towns that make up the countryside of Yolo County are full of charm and rich in fresh experiences.
If you’re looking to purchase gifts directly from the people who create them, the Yolo Countryside is the place to look. The newly launched Park Winters Marketplace features a wonderful collection of regional products include honey, lavender, nuts, linens and body care products. Another favorite for anyone on your list is infused honey from Pure Honey. They offer habanero, cinnamon or lavender infusions as well as a local favorite, caramel honey. Speaking of infusions, Capay Valley Ranches offers a plethora of infused olive oils and balsamic produced right on the ranch in the Yolo Countryside.
There is no shortage of amazing wineries in the scenic Yolo Countryside, including Grindstone, Matchbook, Seka Hills, and Capay Valley Vineyards. All of which offer their award-winning wines for pick up or through mail order. For the ultimate wine experience gift the Yolo County Tasting Pass. Choose from the 3-winery pass or the all-inclusive 6-winery pass. Each pass allows the pass holder to sample flights and gain access to discounts at each participating winery.
Whether you stroll the unique-one-of-kind stores located in our communities or choose to order your gifts online, Yolo has the perfect gift for everyone in your life! Also, for a special gift this holiday season, gift a destination experience by purchasing a gift certificate to one of our local hotels and let your friends and family explore our destination in 2021.
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