10Best Stores and Boutiques for Reno Christmas Shopping

You don't have to head to the mall for the best Reno Christmas and holiday shopping. Reno prides itself on having a great selection of small businesses with loads of great gifts. They include everything from antique and vintage shops to beautiful bookstores and boutiques. Most of these 10Best stores are located very close to Downtown or in the Midtown area of Reno. The staff are friendly and helpful and will assist you in the finding the perfect gift.

Take home a bit of Battle Born Nevada with t-shirts from Reno Envy or a piece of metal art or handmade items from halfway around the world from Micano or the Melting Pot. Junkee Clothing Exchange has funky accessories and vintage items as well as a huge antique store with unusual items. For anyone interested in food and wine, check out Craft for their eclectic selection of wines and beers and also Wedge for their even more eclectic selection of fine cheeses and items for the kitchen.

For children, the best store in the area is Happy Happy Joy Joy (right across from Junkee), where both children and childlike adults will find toys, novelty items, fun games and an even more fun atmosphere.



You will notice this pretty store right away by its eyecatching window displays lit up by colorful lamps. Located right across from the Nevada Museum of Art, the eclectic Neon Dragonfly boutique sells everything from beautiful clothing and...  Read More



Happy Happy Joy Joy is located in Midtown Reno just south of downtown and is the place to take a kid or be a kid. The walls and ceiling of Happy Happy Joy Joy feature a wall of Vans shoes (named Shoezilla), unicorns and tangible white, fluffy...  Read More



The Melting Pot in Midtown Reno is the unofficial Burning Man headquarters where you can pick up costumes. EL wire and specialty items for the annual even in the Black Rock desert. The Melting Pot also sells incense items, handmade jewelry and...  Read More



Craft is a wine and beer lovers paradise. Located in Midtown Reno they specialize in handcrafted wines and beers from around the world. They also have harder to find items that you won't find in stores. The employees and owners are very...  Read More



This little shop in Midtown is the place to pick up that special gift or to have a Sunday High Tea surrounded by everything Celtic. This refurbished home has holiday items, apparel, books, music and unique art from Ireland and Scotland as well...  Read More

Micano Home & Garden
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Micano Home and Garden in the Midtown neighborhood in Reno is an ethnic art gallery with handmade items for the garden and home decor. The style of most items is Latin and Native American and many of the items are made of wood, cast iron, iron...  Read More



Junkee Clothing Exchange is located in the up-and-coming MidTown Reno, which is just south of downtown. The place is fun, funky and full of cool used clothes, hats, shoes, jewelry, and accessories for Burning Man and costume parties. Junkee is...  Read More



The Reno eNVy store in downtown Reno has several goals. One of them is to become the signature brand of Nevada and they do that with local artists' interpretations of why a lot of people visit the area and are envious of what we have. Their...  Read More



The beautiful Sundance Bookstore is located just south of downtown in a historical building from the late 1800s and houses not only new and used books but also a wonderful selection of magazines, newspapers, gifts, greeting cards, local artist's...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina