Best Places For Holiday Decoration Shopping

November 20, 2012 12:00 PM

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Whether you are looking to spice up your existing holiday décor or are creating your own Christmas traditions for the first time, Sacramento is the best place to be. Hitch up the hybrid sleigh and find everything you need for a festive noel without leaving town. Whether you prefer traditional decorations or lean towards a more updated look, there are plenty of shops that will help you make the season bright and merry.

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PeraDice
918 24th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 930-0600
www.peradice.com

PeraDice is regarded by its many fans as offering the most eclectic and fun shopping experience in the Sacramento area. The unique and festive decorations, candles, jewelry and art have the rare combination of being both high quality and reasonably priced. There is an eclectic collection of holiday greeting cards as well as special items created by local craftspeople and artisans that you won’t find anywhere else. The owners are warm and welcoming and are happy to provide personalized suggestions for gifts and seasonal décor. Have some warm apple cider, give a pat to PeraDice’s resident dog Schnitzel and applaud your decision to skip the madness of the mall.

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Mixed Bag
2405 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 447-6123

The white-block building with the green awning may look rather plain, but entering the bright and colorful establishment immediately dispels that notion. Mixed Bag carries a large selection of ornaments, lights, cards and beautifully-scented holiday goodies. Whimsical, funny and pop-culture oriented designs share space with more ornate and gilded decorations, with something to suit almost anyone’s style. As a reward for finishing off your décor shopping list, unwind with one of the many relaxing and pampering bath concoctions that are offered at the shop.

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Evangeline’s
113 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-2181
www.evangelines.com

Evangeline’s is quite an experience any time of year, but the Old Sacramento shop is more exciting than Santa’s workshop during the holiday season. Decorate your holiday tree with ornaments starring favorite characters of many eras, from Betty Boop and Elvis to Angry Birds and Family Guy. You can find tinsel, cards and Christmas lights as well. When planning your shopping stops, bear in mind that the choices lean more towards the jokey than the sophisticated. There is a good selection of holiday-themed jewelry, shirts and hats in stock and the store is a good spot to find trendy stocking stuffers.

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Garden of Enchantment
126 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-7950
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When the weather outside is frightful, head for the delightful Garden of Enchantment for holiday décor and allow plenty of time to shop. The walls, floor and ceiling of the small store are crammed with more items than 10 Santa’s workshops and it is hard to leave before you’ve seen it all. Ornaments, lights, candles, figurines and pillows are sure to add a bright glow to your home’s interior. Some of the boutique’s seasonal decorating items are more quirky, humorous or new-agey than traditional, but it is impossible to visit without being dazzled.

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Emigh Hardware
3555 El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 482-1900
www.emigh.com

Emigh is one of those delightful old-fashioned hardware stores that seem to have everything you could ever need. Before you even enter the front door, the delicious scent of fresh pine will fill you with holiday spirit. Live trees and fresh wreaths and boughs are available, as are artificial and pre-lit options for those who prefer them. Choose from an array of colorful, traditional ornaments, garlands and tree toppers and pick up some wood or pressed logs for the fireplace. Emigh also has a good selection of outdoor décor including festive light strings, poinsettias and holiday-themed garden flags and banners.

Valerie Heimerich is a freelance writer out of Sacramento. She typically covers animals and community issues. She has volunteered and worked for many organizations helping animals and people.
Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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