Old Town Auburn is more than a charming historical district that captures the heart and imagination. It’s also the perfect place to complete your holiday shopping.
With dozens of merchants offering everything from art to furnishings, vintage finds, jewelry, hand-crafted goods, children’s boutiques, clothing, and so much more, Old Town is the perfect place to find that last-minute gift on your list.
Ready to go shopping in Old Town Auburn?
We’ve compiled a gift giving guide to help you find the perfect “something special” for everyone on your list.
For the Bath Enthusiast
When you have a bath-loving beauty on your list, Apothecary 321’s artisanal handmade bath goods are sure to please.
Apothecary 321 handcrafts luxurious and decadent creams, lotions, soaps, divinely scented organic perfumed oils, body polishing whipped sugar scrubs, fragrant salts and soaks, and unique bath products you won’t find anywhere else.
Hand-crafted bath bombs are perfect as a stocking stuffer! Grab one for yourself while you’re at it and help melt away stress from the holiday rush. Add one of these little beauties to your warm bath water and immerse your senses in luxurious and effervescent burst of color and scent.
You can also pamper loved ones with an Apothecary 321 bath gift set that features a foaming bath bar, softening sugar scrub, and quenching body lotion, available in a variety of delicious scents.
For Your Better Half
Would you like a romantic night away from the daily grind?
Get away from the lists, laundry, dishes, and all the “have-tos” and treat yourselves to a night at the Park Victorian. Built in 1874, this charming victorian has been renovated into Auburn’s most decadent boutique hotel.
Overlooking Old Town Auburn, Park Victorian has breathtaking views and is the perfect spot for an elegant evening away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Each of the Park Victorian hotel suites has been lovingly restored to its original elegance and boasts incredible details such as crystal chandeliers, marble fireplaces, exposed brick chimneys, time period antiques, and heavenly beds.
Just in time for the holidays, you can take advantage of Park Victorian’s Christmas special and give the gift of an elegant, authentically Auburn get-away at a reduced price.
Until December 25th, make your reservation and receive 20% off of your stay for any booking scheduled through June 30th, 2018. Just enter promotional code “Christmas” when making your reservation.
For the Hardworking (and Tired) Mom
Tucked-In Organic Sleep Shop
Do you know a hardworking mom -- or dad! -- who deserves a rejuvenating night’s sleep? Old Town Auburn’s own organic sleep shop, Tucked In, has just what the sandman ordered.
Want to give a gift that will truly be appreciated?
She wraps up another long day of doing for everybody else, then retires to her room where she puts a few drops her favorite essential oil into her diffuser and lights her Himalayan salt lamp. Slipping her feet into impossibly soft slippers, she lays her head back on a cloud of a pillow that has been custom fitted just for her.
Tucked-In Organic Sleep Shop is Auburn’s premier destination for natural and organic mattresses, beds, bedding, nursery furniture, and organic, natural sleep accessories.
Tucked-In’s organic, copper infused pillows are the perfect gift for anyone on your list that deserves a restful night. Filled with natural “noodles” sourced from organic rubber trees and encased in an organic cotton and copper zippered cover, these pillows can be customized to accommodate all sleeping types, whether you prefer to doze on your side, back, or belly. Tucked-In’s pillows are hand-crafted in California and are non-allergenic and anti-microbial.
Tucked-In Organic Sleep Shop has plenty of other relaxing, natural sleep-supporting gifts to give, including salt lamps, essential oil diffusers, pure woven French Linen sheets, wool dryer balls, and sheep Warmies - filled with lavender for a comforting scent, these stuffies are perfect for getting bedtime snuggles.
For the Experience Seeker
The Pour Choice
Have a friend who is always on the hunt for the perfect Chardonnay or raving about their latest one-of-a-kind find? Then you’ll want to introduce them to Old Town’s newest (and only) craft coffee bar and tap room. The Pour Choice features 26 taps up at the marble bar, ranging from single origin coffee to 18 unique craft beers, including four from local Auburn microbreweries.
The Pour Choice is more than a tap room, it’s a place where every drink is an experience and every experience has a story. Whether it’s coffee from the plains of Ethiopia or a local craft beer created in a kitchen only a couple blocks away.
If it is painstakingly and passionately crafted, then The Pour Choice has it on tap.
A gift card to Pour Choice doesn’t just buy your loved one a tasty beverage, it’s also the gift of a unique, Old Town Auburn experience.
For the Unique and Eclectic
What do you get for the funnest, funkiest, fashionista on your list? Marquis Etc. has an incredible collection of vintage jewelry that’s sure to please. With everything from Bakelite and costume jewelry to gorgeous fine silver and gold pieces, you will be able to find something as one-of-a kind as the person wearing it.
But the gift opportunities don’t stop at unique vintage jewelry, either.
Marquis Etc. is also the perfect place to find vintage ornaments and heartwarming Christmas decor. From antique Santa figurines to delicate glass ornaments, the Marquis Etc. vintage Christmas ornament and decor collection is full of old-fashioned holiday memories and cheer. You won’t find anything like this at the local big box store.
For the Foodies and Craft Beer Lovers
Auburn Alehouse and Bootleggers
What do you get the person who’s kitchen has every gadget and who’s cookbook collection is complete? Celebrate their love of food (or drinks) with a taste of Old Town Auburn.
Bootleggers and Alehouse gift cards won’t miss the mark.
From delicious gourmet meals to award winning beers, these restaurants are sure to please the palate. And since you can’t wrap a meal and put it under the tree (though we dare you to try), a gift card sneakily wrapped in a large box or discreetly tucked into a stocking will leave your loved one with both a smile and a watering mouth.
Want a bigger gift to give? Auburn Alehouse also has merchandise and beer (in the bottle, can, or growler) that you can wrap and put under the tree.
To complete your beer-themed gift, stop by Apothecary 321 and grab a bar of hand-crafted Kraft Suds craft beer soap and lotion. Made with brown ale and offering notes of hazelnut, black coffee, and vanilla, these bar soaps and lotions are made for the craft-brew obsessed (and make a great stocking stuffer).
For the Coffee Aficionado
Auburn Coffee Co.
You know who we’re talking about. The person who can’t start their day without a cup and insists on only the finest brew.
Look no further! A gift card to Auburn Coffee Co. will satisfy their need for delicious coffee. Whether they are after a handcrafted espresso drink, locally sourced pastry, or a trip to the Kombucha bar, Auburn Coffee Co. has the goods.
Auburn Coffee Co. is located right across from the courthouse, so you can sip your cup of joe and take in the beautiful view of this Auburn landmark at the same time.
For Everyone. (Because Pizza.)
Old Town Pizza
Not sure what to buy? Need a gift for an exchange that can be enjoyed by anyone, of any age, and with various tastes? Give the gift of award winning pizza (like, fifteen years of award winning) served in a casual, cozy atmosphere with rotating beers and an arcade. That’s right, we’re talking OTP gift cards.
Old Town Pizza has been a staple of the Auburn community since 1999, expanding to locations in Lincoln and Roseville while maintaining the high standard they have come to be known for.
A gift card to OTP is sure to get the smile you’re after when they open your gift. Maybe you can even tag along when they spend it.
Regardless of who you’re shopping for, Old Town Auburn has what you need to put a checkmark next to every name on your holiday shopping list. Got a last-minute gift to buy? There's something for everyone in Old Town.