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Boulder Creek Holiday Gift Guide

Happy thanksgiving!  On behalf of all businesses in Boulder Creek, we want to thank our amazing community for your support and patronage during this whirlwind of a year.  We are grateful to our first responders and Boulder Creek Volunteer Fire Department for protecting our shops and preserving our livelihoods.  We truly are SLV Strong.

During the gift giving season we hope you'll continue to support our town by doing your holiday shopping locally.

Reasons to shop your downtown

-Supports your neighbors

-Local gift cards bring both a physical gift, as well as the gift of the experience of shopping

-Instant procurement, no more waiting on delayed UPS trucks

-Unique and one-of-a-kind options

-Reconnects you with your town

-Downtown shops are taking extra precautions to keep you safe

We understand that budgets may be tight and gift giving may be harder this year.  There are still ways you can support your favorite shops.  Consider leaving them a glowing review on Google or Yelp.  You can also forward this email to friends and family who might like to see all the great shops we have in Boulder Creek.

Fresh cut holiday trees are at BCVFD

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Air & Fire, A Mystical Bazaar

11am to 5pm, Daily

For over 20 years, Air and Fire has been a Boulder Creek favorite for those who appreciate art, jewelry, empowered crystals, and handcrafted soaps.  There are dozens and dozens of local artists represented in this boutique, so you will be supporting not just the shop owner, but many others.  You can spend an afternoon checking out the abundance of fairies, dragons, gargoyles, skulls, little demons & creatures, animal totems and Deity statues throughout the store.  Plus, they have an exciting collection of books, including Magical Almanacs for 2021.  To get a full appreciation for this shop, check out their fantastic monthly newsletters.  

Aum Herbs

Wednesday-Sunday  12pm-6pm

Aum Herbs is the local apothecary in town. They have an incredible assortment of bulk teas, salves, herbal remedies, tinctures, and so much more. Jen offers gift certificates, which can be ordered online as well as all her other items! Her "This Itch is a B*tch" salve is a life saver during poison oak season, and her elderberry syrup is tasty and a best seller!  Make sure to follow their facebook page, where events and new products are frequently posted.

Bella's Cafe

8am-2pm, Daily

Boulder Creek is fortunate to have a gorgeous, sit-down breakfast spot.  Whether you lean toward a veggie scramble or a tall-stack of pancakes, you'll find something delicious at Bella's.  Did you know Bella's offers outdoor dining on a beautiful deck?  Make sure to start your holiday shopping early with a delicious breakfast, and grab a gift card for the brunch-fan on your list.

Boulder Creek Antiques at Mac's Place

12pm-5pm, Daily

If they don't have it at Boulder Creek Antiques, it does not exist. This store has tens of thousands of beautiful items, all of which would be a treasured gift.  From vintage holiday decor, to locally made soaps, and lots of jewelry, you are sure to find something you need for everyone on your list (and a few things for yourself).  This shop is large and sprawling, making social distancing quite easy.  Note, this shop has lots of items for the hard-to-shop-for gentlemen on your list.

Boulder Creek Auto Parts

Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm

Saturday: 8:30am to 3pm

Perfect for the practical, mechanically-inclined person on your list.  We love that Shawn and his team can help you select the correct parts for any car, and do so with a smile.  We might suggest an oil change DIY kit, complete with oil, filter, and a swivel grip oil filter wrench.  A set of fresh wiper blades make rainy driving safer.  Lastly, if you don't know what to gift, they do offer gift cards.

Boulder Creek Liquor

Monday-Thursday  7am-9pm
Friday-Sunday 8am-10pm

Stock up now on what you need for holiday drinks, or put together a New Years celebration drink package for a friend. If you're not sure what sort of beverages your gift recipients enjoy, grab a gift certificate so they can choose for themselves! And you can buy a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers to make any gift more heartfelt. 

Boulder Creek Pharmacy

Monday-Friday  9am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday  10am-4pm

Boulder Creek Pharmacy is the place to go for your Boulder Creek town-specific gifts. We're all extra proud of our town this year, so it's the perfect year to gift everyone you know a BC t-shirt! They also sell holiday decorations, so stop by early so you can grab items for yourself too. Plus, they offer curbside pickup and local deliver is available!

Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub

11am-9pm Daily

Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub celebrating their 9 year anniversary serving quality food to the community of Boulder Creek.  Colorful salads.  Tasty appetizers.  Great beer and wine.  They are known for their specialty pizza combos as well as providing flexibility to do almost any combination that can come to mind.  They offer gift certificates in custom amounts.  We suggest you get a few smaller gift cards to give to your kids' school teachers, UPS driver, and anyone else you want to recognize.  They offer delivery service too.

Boulder Creek Rec

While Boulder Creek Rec might not come to mind when you think of gift giving, they do offer some giftable options.  You can stop by their office hours Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm (located behind BC Fire Dept).  Some options might include gift certificates for kid's after school care.  Or perhaps a gift card to book the community pool for a party in 2021.  If you are in need of support, please note their community relief efforts happening each week.  No matter how you support the Rec, you know you are supporting a long-time community enriching organization.  

Boulder Creek Smoke and Vape

If you have not been inside this shop, you might be surprised to find the vast inventory of vape juices, imported cigars, clothing, CBDs, lighters, pipes, and even incense.  The plethora of glass pipes and water bongs are absolutely gorgeous works of art.  

Central Avenue Salon

Call (408) 409-3954 for appointments

Central Avenue Salon is a beautiful, full service salon in Downtown Boulder Creek.  The stylists are all fun, friendly and talented.  This year, treat your loved ones to a freshened look and little pampering.  They do offer gift cards.

Coastal Computer

Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm

Saturday 1:30pm - 4pm

Just behind the main corridor of downtown, at 13120 Pine Street, nests this one-stop-shop for all your computer needs.  This year everyone is spending more and more time in front of screens.  Why not give someone the gift of an upgraded device?  Coastal Computer can also help speed up your devices  by upgrading memory and help with repairs.  Make sure to check out their great assortment of laptops and desktops, perfect for the student on your gift list.

The ColorWheel Art & Craft Supply

Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday :11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ColorWheel is one of the newest shops downtown, and they are filling the needs of the craft enthusiasts in our valley!  For gifts, we love their beautiful beads, printed beeswax wraps (perfect for the zero-waste kitchen), and their super soft yarns.  While you're there, you can kill two birds with one stone, as they carry luxury gift wrap, which makes any modest gift feel incredibly fancy.  

Jenna Sue's Cafe

6:30 to 1:30 Daily

From their perfect lattes, to the best desserts around, there is a treat waiting to fuel your holiday shopping at Jenna Sue's Cafe.  They offer an assortment of breakfast goodies and savory lunch items as well.  Go grab a hot tea, and sit in the sun on their outside chairs, looking over the picturesque town of Boulder Creek.  Also, many people might not realize that they share the space with super popular and highly rated Dessert First Bakery.  You can call in orders for custom cakes, pies, and incredible lemon bars.  535-3028

Keep Wild

Boulder Creek's newest business is Keep Wild, an adventure gift store.  We love that this shop is part souvenirs and gifts, part tour guide, part activism.  They have a great selection of eco-friendly and USA made gear.  You can even shop their online store.  Jackie, the owner, is happy to talk trails to anyone who visits her trendy eco-boutique.

Mountain Maxx Fitness

This locally-owned gym was a community gathering place for many health-minded valley residents.  The gym features a wide array of weights, cardio equipment and machines.  While there are interruptions to their operation, the owners are creative and looking at solutions.  When things improve, your friends and family would love a membership to this bright and clean facility.  When you contact Mountain Maxx, be sure to ask them about youth camps and outdoor programs. 

Oh Suzannah Hair Designers

Treat your friends and family to a little pampering at Oh Suzannah Hair Designers.  From cuts, to perms, to color, this full-service salon has many talented stylists to give your look an updated look.  They offer gift cards as well as quality hair products. 

The Redwood Keg

Open 7 days per week

Store: 7am to 7pm

Deli: 8am-5pm

The Redwood Keg is more than your typical liquor store.  They have a fantastic deli and even sell their signature marinade (perfect stocking stuffer for the BBQ aficionado).  There is a great assortment of wine, which is a perfect gift to give anyone- heck, treat yourself!

The Red Pearl

Wednesday-Monday  11am-10pm
Closed Tuesdays

The Red Pearl is famous in Boulder Creek, and if you're not craving some delicious Chinese food right now, you surely will be soon. So purchase a gift certificate you can use next year! We love the walnut chicken and crab rangoon, and they offer keto and gluten free menu options as well. Plus, it's SO easy to order online!

River Dogs

Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm 

Why wait for the 4th of July to enjoy a hot dog?  River Dogs offers Vienna Hot Dogs and Sausages with all the fixings.  Check out their menu.  They have an outdoor deck and are a great place to absorb some rays while enjoying a day in town.  They are located behind Joe's Bar, and are accessible via Forest Street.

Scarborough Home Center

Monday to Saturday: 8am-5pm

Sunday 8:30-5pm

We love that every item in this store makes an amazing gift!  Remember that aforementioned marinade from The Redwood Keg?  Scarborough Home Center has a wide range of Traegers and Websters, perfect for outdoor socially distant dinners.  Plus they carry a selection of YETI coolers.  Plus, you can treat yourself to a some new holiday decor.  

Scarborough Lumber

Monday-Friday 7:30am-6pm
Saturday 8am-5pm
Sunday 8:30am-5pm

This is Boulder Creek's most useful shop for those who have the most practical gift recipients.  Give the gift of beautiful, bright light, with lower utility bills by swapping out old lightbulbs with new LED options.  Is the Zoom background looking drab?  Paint it!  Scarborough Lumber has a vast painting section and can make you any color you'd like.  Lastly, their gift cards are excellent stocking stuffers. 


Scopazzi's is Boulder Creek's oldest fine dining restaurant. For over 100 years, this establishment has been serving people, dating back to prohibition days. Thank goodness that period ended, and the good people of Boulder Creek can enjoy a gourmet, fine dining experience, including fantastic cocktails and local wines. They are open for outdoor dining and offer gift cards. 


Thursday-Saturday  12pm-5:30pm
Sunday  12pm-4pm

Springygirl is a boutique in downtown that sells gently used women's clothing and accessories in a wide variety of styles and sizes. They're the only clothing store we have in town, and they have really beautiful jewelry and fun hats to go along with any outfit you find there! Plus, they have gift certificates, making the gift giving even easier.

Swag, the eclectic collective

Tuesday-Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Walking into Swag is a bit like walking into that trendy cousin's living room.  You know the one.  Part hipster.  Part rock.  But 100% style.  Here you will find some impeccably restored mid-century modern console stereo sets.  Don't let their age deceive you, they have been updated with crystal clear speakers, and some even connect to your bluetooth device!  You'll also find plenty of vinyl records in every genre.  We particularly loved the look of the sleek chrome telescope on the black tripod.

Tae's Edo Sushi

Lunch:  Tuesday- Friday  12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday-Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Tae's Edo sushi has so many tasty rolls to try- but the Captain Crunch is a favorite....shrimp tempura, crab meat, cucumber with tempura flakes on top.  There is view of the river from the dining room and they have a large outdoor patio for dining al fresco.  They offer gift cards for the sushi-lover on your list.

Treasures from the Attic

1pm-5pm, Daily

We love spending time shopping this eclectic and fun antique shop.  Treasures from the Attic has something for everyone on your list.  They have some unique, heirloom furniture pieces.  There are lots of western-themed gifts.  The also have plenty of holiday decor.  We love that they are constantly changing inventory, a revolving assortment of treasures.

Tree House Cafe

6am - 2pm, Daily

Tree House offers gift cards, bags of coffee, local art (some proceeds benefit Valley Churches United Missions) and more.  Soon they will also offer gift baskets.  When you shop for others, we recommend you treat yourself to their lox covered bagel with a soy latte.

Victoria's Collectibles

Tuesday-Sunday  11am-5pm
Closed Mondays

Victoria's Collectibles has something for everyone in your life, including gift certificates for when you want to let the recipient choose. They have toys, teacups, decorative wine boxes, a gorgeous violin, art supplies, coloring books, a telescope, and so much more. You could spend hours wandering this store and still find new treasures hiding within.

Village Wash

10am to 7pm, Daily

There are so many chores these days.  We are cooking, cleaning, and utilizing our homes more than usual.  For a thoughtful and unique gift, give the gift of time by giving a friend a gift card for fluff and fold.  There is nothing more relaxing than dropping off all the clothes and sheets, grabbing a coffee, and enjoying a hike in our beautiful forests.  Swing by Village Wash on the way back to grab freshly laundered and folded clothes.  That sounds like a dream Sunday to us.

Viscosity Art Glass

Saturday and Sunday 12-5 and by appointment

Viscosity has stunning holiday ornaments, cheerful pumpkins, and whimsical yard art.  There is one thing that shines brightly in yard no matter the season, their stunning glass flowers.  We love their swirled tumblers and eye-catching dot bubble bowls.  In the future, they will also resume in-person classes where you can learn the craft of glass blowing!  Make sure to spend some time in their downtown gallery, or shop their online store

Wild Roots

9am-9pm, Daily

While you may not think of a grocery store for gifts, we would encourage you to check out the unique items at Wild Roots.   They have lots of reusable water bottles and other earth-friendly products.  We also love their kitchen wares and assortment of candles.  Plus, their gift cards make great stocking stuffers.

This is just a sample of the great gift ideas in Boulder Creek.  We hope you'll shop all of our downtown and make giving local gifts a part of your holiday celebration.

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