Holiday shoppers fear not! We've unwrapped the ultimate gift-giving guide shining a spotlight on everything local in Fresno County to surprise your loved ones with this holiday season. From craft beer lovers to fabulous fashionistas, we've got you covered. Here's a look at our 2023 gift guide for Fresno County:
For the Craft Beer & Wine Lovers
Have a hoppy start to your holidays! Crow and Wolf Brewing Company offers bold stouts and refreshing ales that will have beer lovers wanting more. They have cans of their top hops available inside their family-friendly tap house. Find more craft beer such as IPAs and stouts at Barrelhouse Brewing in Fresno as well as cool merchandise like shirts and hats. Give the perfect gift from South of Shaw Beer Company where you'll find a whole section filled with beer glasses, koozies, and gift cards. Find some of the best bottles of wine at local wineries. Ziveli Winery has bottles inspired by the owners' Croatian roots that have you saying "ziveli!" (cheers) with your loved ones. Book a tasting or take a bottle home. Next on your list has to be Solitary Cellars Wine. This award-winning wine will make the perfect gift, whether you plan to taste it at their gorgeous winery that overlooks the Fresno County foothills or take a bottle home!
Enzo's Table in Clovis is a treasure trove of locally produced goods. The shop is known for its award-winning selection of organic extra virgin olive oils and is also stocked with homemade biscotti, jams, honey, vinegars, wines, and more! Find award-winning, locally-made artisan chocolates at Raphio Chocolate in Fresno. Stock up on their rich chocolate bars like the Meyer Lemon Olive Oil and Fresno Chili Olive Oil made using olive oil from Enzo's Table. You'll also find shaved chocolate, hot cocoa mix, and beautiful assorted chocolates. They will also start offering tours of the chocolate factory every Saturday starting in January 2024. The Sierra Nut House is another great stop for locally sourced nuts and dried fruits.
Give the gift of a delicious meal by purchasing gift cards from Fresno County's many local-owned restaurants. See a list here.
For Coffee Lovers
Dive right into coffee bliss when you shop for coffee lovers in Fresno County. Here, each coffee shop takes deep pride in the unique take on how they brew their best. First, stop by Two Cities Coffee Roasters and snag a few bags of coffee beans, cups, and books. If you can't decide on a gift, no worries just pick up a gift card as your loved ones will be satisfied with the endless amount of coffee selection here. Coffee gets scientific at the Alchemist Coffee Lab. They have a nice selection of coffee beans from around the world and they change up their selection frequently to give you something new to try. Coffee connoisseurs can find various coffee blends roasted right in Downtown Fresno at Lanna Coffee Co.
For Vintage and Antiques Fans
Score the ultimate vintage or antique find from one of the many antique shops along the streets of Old Town Clovis. Find a vintage galore at the Clovis Antiques Mall. The shops has timeless treasures as you discover vintage furniture pieces, records, and dinnerware. Photography enthusiasts will love the vintage cameras that are put on display. Adorn your home with a beautiful find from Country Rose II. Yoshi Now! is the ultimate place for all things vintage in Downtown Fresno. Find row after row of lightly used vintage clothing—sweaters, skirts, coats, tees and more. Also scout out cool furniture pieces, wall hangings, records, or thumb through a box of old photographs.
For the Fashionistas
Everything is merry and bright at Revival 23. Along with women's clothing, you'll find beautifully collated home decor. Within the pink walls of It's All About Me Boutique discover comfy graphic tees and purses in every shape--including a taco. Find Fresno merchandise and unique trinkets made by KLSD. Add a more personal twist to your gift at their patch bar where you can add patches to hats, purses, or fanny packs. Free Bird Company will have you dreaming of a tie-dye Christmas. There is something groovy for everyone.
For Music Lovers
Fresno County is a record store haven for those wanting a piece of timeless music to add to their collection. In the Tower District, stop by Ragin Records where you'll find new and used records, or browse through Tower Records to find cool musical equipment. Let the power of music transport you through time by getting tickets to the Fresno Philharmonic's 2023-2024 season.
For the Artists & Art Enthusiasts
Artists and art enthusiasts will love walking through the Fresno Art Museum. The exhibits are always changing and are made up of art made by artists known locally, nationally and internationally. You can also pick up a gift for a child or adult at the gift shop. Get your hands dirty by getting tickets for a candle making workshop at Joy's Velitas in Downtown Fresno. She hosts workshops Tuesday through Sunday. Pick up a gift for a home decor lover at Parabolic Art & Design. You'll find handmade items and vintage items here for those who love to appreciate crafted items. Treat your loved ones to a nice dinner out and entertainment at Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater or the Selma Arts Center.
For the Self-Care Experts
Get handmade soaps, lotions, and lip balms from a local family-run goat farm, Basilwood Farm in Prather. You'll be able to see the goats whose milk is used to create these lush products. The shop also sells beard oil, deodorant, and face wash. In Old Town Clovis, stop by Just My Essentials for beautiful gift sets that are already put together for you. Pick up essential oils and bath bombs made especially for you or your loved ones.
For the Book Worm
Find new and used books of every genre at A Book Barn in Old Town Clovis! The two-story building is stacked with hundreds of books from cookbooks, children's books, and even titles by local authors. Petunia's Place is an independent bookstore that has been open for over 30 years. Find a huge collection of books for children and young adults.
For Plant Parents
Plant enthusiasts can pick up a succulent arrangement or pretty planter from Prickly Pear Farm Nursery. Get handmade frames for succulents at the Succulent Vertical Gardens in Clovis. They arrange beautiful plants into the shape of the framed planter. Gazebo Gardens Gift Shop carries funny socks, home decor, and plants. As you make your way to the nursery be sure to gift beautiful indoor and outdoor plants that will make a perfect gift for a home or office.
For the Outdoor Adventurer
If you're shopping for someone looking for a great outdoor adventure, snag a National Park Pass that will give access to the three nearby national parks. See the iconic landmarks in Yosemite National Park, stand amongst some of the largest trees in the world in Sequoia National Park, and see the deepest canyon in the United States in Kings Canyon National Park. In Fresno, get a pass to Shinzen Japanese Garden where the gardens are ever changing by the season.
Presents are fun, but so are experiences! Surprise your family with a trip to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo to see world-class exhibits like the Kingdoms of Asia or the African Adventure. Give them a chance to get up close with many animals like the stingrays and sharks during a behind-the-scenes experience. Grab some helmets and take on the tracks at K1 Speed. Buy tickets and book your next adventure to Forestiere Underground Gardens. Discover hand-carved tunnels with the entire family and pick up a cool gift at the shop.
Buy a unique toy your child will love AND support a local shop. At Professor Toy, you'll find puzzles, board games, dolls, building sets, developmental toys for toddlers and babies, books, and more! If you have a gameboard fan in your family or friend group, Crazy Squirrel Game Store in Fresno has puzzles, designer boards, card games, and role-playing games for all ages. Find artisan-made keepsakes within the carefully curated displays at the Foundry Cooperative. CnG Pottery showcases all sorts of handmade clay pieces. Find tree-shaped votives, mugs, deliciously scented candles, and several other clay-made keepsakes. Gift a little piece of Mexico by shopping at Artesianas Mechica by Ale located in Fresno. Here you'll find kitchenware items, clothing, keychains, and shoes all imported from Mexico. As soon as you walk in you see all the colors coming together making you feel like you're no longer in Fresno. Most items come in sets so you get a great deal out of it!
For the Sports Fan
Leave with iconic sports collectible items when you shop at Clovis Sports Cards & Collectibles. Shop at the Fresno Grizzlies sports shop to get all the fan-favorite merchandise. From adults to children, you'll find a perfect gift for all! Get shirts, jerseys, foam fingers, or a cool mystery box with all the gear you need as a fan. Tee up to give an outstanding gift when you stop by the Riverside Golf Course and step inside their golf shop. Stock up on gear or snag a gift card.