Located far from the beaches but close to the mountain, Truckee is one of those California towns that will change the way you think about California. In addition to the pleasant weather in the summer, the town turns into a huge ski and snowboard resort in the winter. A short four-hour drive from San Francisco, Truckee is a great vacation spot year-round, and getting there by train is another option for those who don’t drive or want to avoid the traffic many face Friday evenings after work driving up and Sundays as they head back to the Bay Area.
The Truckee charm is just as evident with its adorable assortment of boutiques and merchants. You know me, wherever I am I enjoy shopping so follow along below to see my favorite places to shop in Truckee, CA.
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A gift store featuring all kinds of handmade goods from independent artisans. This is a store I visit EVERY time I’m in town. They have amazing hats, great gifts and super chic gifts and home items that are usually brands I’m not familiar with and don’t see every day in department stores and online. 10098 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee.
A modern lifestyle shop featuring California-themed t-shirts & other apparel for men & women. 10156 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee.
A great place for kitchen and cooking supplies includes a fabulous selection of quality products and unique decor items. Any foodies and chefs will ADORE this store I always find something I need when I visit. 10084 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee.
Drink Coffee Do Stuff
Looking for specialty coffee to keep drinking after you’ve left Lake Tahoe? Drink Coffee Do Stuff is the perfect place to buy your coffee. 3894 Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Gratitudes Gifts & Home Decor
This is a great store for gifts and home decor inspirations. 10112 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee.
High Camp Home
High Camp Home is the spot to check out if you’re looking for innovative and luxury design. A place like this is one of a kind and a true gem in the Truckee area. 10157 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161
Jack & Emmy
One of the cutest children’s stores I’ve been in was Jack & Emmy. There is so much charm to this children’s boutique, it’s a great spot to buy some gifts or clothes for the children in your lives. 10191 Donner Pass Rd #3, Truckee, CA 96161
Mountain Home Center
Mountain Home Center is a great home store where you can fabulous home decor, furniture both for indoors and outdoors. I shop here frequently and always find a great addition to my home. 11403 Brockway Rd, Truckee.
Mountain Living Home Consignment
A boutique-like thrift store for furniture and home decors. I love that this is all second-hand as you can get some great pieces for 1/3 of the price of full price. 10009 W. River St., Truckee.
The place to find trendy and stylish fashion in the Truckee area is definitely at Nomad Boutique. They have a variety of assortments with the friendliest staff and charming decorations. 10046 Donner Pass Rd #2, Truckee, CA 96161
Tahoe Olive & Spices
They are famous for their high-quality balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and gourmet selections, their Fig Balsamic Vinegar is a must-try item. 10091 Donner Pass Rd Suite B, Truckee.