Just like *that* 2021 is nearly over. With one of the craziest years in our lifetime coming to a close, the prospect of a holiday with family and friends is truly something to anticipate! Consumer spending has surged since the pandemic began to recede, and experts predict a record-breaking holiday shopping season. In fact, consumer holiday spending is expected to exceed last year’s total by 8-10%, averaging nearly $1,000 per person.
A strong economic rebound, coupled with ongoing supply chain issues that plague many large retailers, provides a great incentive to consider shopping locally for everyone on your list this holiday season.
Small Business Saturday is November 27, 2021.
Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas have always attracted the artistically inclined, who draw inspiration from the gorgeous natural environment, and support from communities that prefer to shop at independent and family-run businesses. Today, there is a wide range of unique, high-quality products produced in and around Lake Tahoe.
The list of vendors below is hand-selected by our team – these are our top recommendations for where to shop local this holiday season. To help you determine where to start, we’ve arranged them by area. Vendors include a mix of arts and crafts, home goods, services, food, wine, and more!
Sierra Water Gardens – Reno
Haven + Flux – Reno
Dorinda’s Chocolates -Reno
Home Means Nevada – Reno
Strange Bikinis – Reno
Whispering Vine – Reno
Toys N More – Reno
Battleborn Woodworking – Gardnerville
North Lake Tahoe
Trunk Show – Tahoe City
Pineapple – Tahoe City
Louie and Pip – Tahoe City
Ruffles and Ruffnecks – Tahoe City
Willow Beauty Bar – Tahoe City
Clearwater Facial Studio and Wax Bar – Tahoe City
Glasses Wine Bar – Incline Village
Karma Consignment Boutique – Incline Village
Village Toys – Incline Village
South Lake Tahoe
Clyde’s Coffee – Stateline
Purity Aesthetics – Stateline
Tahoe Home Consignment – South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Toys and Treasures – South Lake Tahoe
Welcome Home Shoppe – South Lake Tahoe