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Christmas shopping in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee area is made special with the views of the mountains and the snow, but gets even better when you visit any of these 10Best boutiques, shops and stores in various locations around the lake. Many stores in the Tahoe area feature items created by local artists and those make some of the best gifts.
Check out the handmade items at the Riverside Studios or La Galleria in Truckee. Each of these stores feature beautifully handmade jewelry, scarves, paintings, ceramics and photography for reasonable prices. Other great places to go Christmas shopping in the Tahoe area include Bespoke, where you can find unique clothing items and the fabulous Cooking Gallery which has everything you need for the amateur or professional chef.
If you are shopping for the kids, take them with you to Barrels O' Candy in Virginia City or to Ruffles and Ruffnecks in Tahoe City for some funky clothing. If you are shopping for yourself, visit the clothing stores at the Shops at Heavenly or the Tahoe Hemp Company in South Lake Tahoe offers some unusual and memorable clothing items, statues and other home decor. If you want to treat someone to an experience instead of an item, gift them a class at the North Tahoe Arts Center.