DOWNTOWN NAPA GIFT GUIDE
The holiday season is quickly approaching with slogans such as “it is far better to give than to receive” in tow. Well, that’s especially true in Downtown Napa! We’ve provided you with some of the best places to grab gifts while having a great time, so instead of dreading a stressful shopping day, you can look forward to little moments of self-care while finding the perfect present for everyone on your list. Grab your wallet, head out the door, and get ready for the most eclectic holiday shopping spree yet.
Napastäk: For the Gourmet Cook
Wander down First Street toward the Archer Hotel to discover Napastäk’s new location, a shop filled with a variety of different products stemmed from a love of food and cooking. Each item is created with the highest quality ingredients and developed with unique flavors. Create an amazing gift basket for those seeking adventure in your life by pulling some of these products together. Pick and choose from various kinds of pasta and decadent olive oils and vinegars. Finish off your basket with one of their natural canvas aprons, guaranteed to keep your beloved chef clean while they are in the kitchen.
Makers Market: For the Cultured Curator
Next on the list is Maker’s Market, only a few steps away from Napastäk. This is your stop for handcrafted goods ranging from apparel and jewelry to apothecary products. Soft scarves and graphic t-shirts are available for both men and women along with a variety of rustic, leather goods. Do you have someone in your life who loves to travel? Pick up a tactile craftwork journal, a leather passport holder, and a nylon travel bag. There are a variety of different designs and colors so you can find the perfect combination for your friend or family members. Wander on over to the apothecary section where you’ll be greeted with soy candles, balms, beard kits and oils for the self-care lover on your list. Hot this season is their brandied pear candle which provides a sophisticated holiday scent complete with hints of vanilla and spices.
Anette’s Chocolate & Monday Bakery: For the Sweet Tooth
It’s time to grab a cup of coffee, you deserve it! Head on over to Monday Bakery, one of the newest sweet stops to grace the streets of Downtown Napa. Filled with decent coffee and a plethora of baked goods, it’s easy to find something to give you a little energy boost. This bright spot also boasts gluten-free/vegan treats so everyone can get their sugar fix. Snag a few for someone on your list who loves a good treat and throw it into a basket for the perfect Christmas morning surprise. Since we are on a hunt for sugary goods, why not hit up Anette’s Chocolate Factory? With a wide selection of exquisite truffles, brittles, and seasonal specialties, there is something delectably special for everyone.
The Store at CIA Copia: For the Top Chef
Across the way from Downtown Napa hosts Oxbow Market and CIA at Copia. A bustling and beautiful part of town filled with great food, gardens, and winding pathways so you can wander to your heart’s content. CIA at Copia supplies guests with a background on the history of cooking complete with a stunning display of cooking utensils throughout the ages. The Store follows the same theme with a selection of rare household goods. For purchase are beautifully handcrafted pottery, cookware, and items for the garden. These luxurious gifts are sure to surprise and delight anyone who loves spending time in their home and kitchen.
Feast it Forward: For the Wine Connoisseur
Feast it Forward is truly a feast for the eyes and all senses. Taking a progressive approach to food, wine, design, art, and music, this studio boasts bright colors and different textures with a layout that connects to this theme. The space is ever-changing, so you will never have the same experience twice! Toward the front of the studio, there is a wide selection of goodies from incredible brands. Funky home decor, various glassware for your favorite wine drinker, and Napa-themed books are just the start. Grab a glass of wine and wander around the shop. With all these fun and interesting items, it’s going to take you a while to decide what to get.
Napa General Store: For the Napa Explorer
Ready for a bite to eat? We thought so. This last stop will take you to the Napa General Store, an iconic establishment nestled on the RiverFront. The perfect mixture of a tasting room, restaurant, and retail store, this business has been open for around 20 years. The casual and cozy atmosphere brings you right into what Napa might have felt like at the beginning of the decade. Settle in for their famous Chinese Chicken Salad and try to think about what you want to buy because there are some amazing finds here. Unique wine-themed gifts are only the start. Napa Valley goods line the walls and wine barrel furniture is available if you want something a little bolder. You can count on finding the perfect playful gifts to add to any stocking or to wrap on their own. Pro Tip – Locals receive 15% off on Wednesdays on all store items.
Hotel Package: For the Luxurious Traveler
Give the gift of travel this season with a sophisticated trip to the River Terrance Inn, the perfect Napa retreat. A balance between wine country charm and urban hospitality, this hotel offers luxurious accommodations and fantastic packages. Add Romance on the Rails which includes a bottle of wine to enjoy upon arrival and a trip for two aboard the 100-year old Napa Valley Wine Train. This three-mile journey through the valley comes with a multi-course gourmet lunch and is the perfect way to begin exploring Napa. It’s the perfect gift for those who want to stay and travel in style!
There you have it. A day full of shopping, fun, and exploration in Downtown Napa. We hope you found some amazing gifts for your loved ones. Need to extend your stay? There are plenty of beautiful hotels to relax in after a long day. Don’t forget to tag #donapa with pictures of your finds!
Disclaimer: This artical was originally published on donapa.com on November 1, 2019