Of course there are those of you that have accomplished the seemingly impossible task of crossing everyone off your list... Kudos! But to the hesitant/indecisive/lazy rest of us.  You have nothing to fear. Just stand up straight and tall, grab the keys, and head out into the damp December air. Good customer service and specialized local shops were invented for just these situations.

Let’s take a large demographic of gift-givers as an example and give you some pointers: Guys, are you looking for something spectacular to give your wife, girlfriend, or significant other? Here are two local women's boutiques in Sacramento that have unique, quality clothing and gifts to offer. If you do a little homework before-hand, and take advantage of the personalized service that small shops offer while you are there, then you’ll have a really happy lady come gift-opening time!

Krazy Mary's

Krazy Mary's

Krazy Mary's

Ladies love Krazy Mary’s. (It’s located at 3230 Folsom Blvd. Run!!) Founded 15 years ago by Mary Kawano, a strong businesswoman with a fashion forward buying sense from Carmichael, her small shop is now a well-known and much larger boutique. They receive new shipments on a daily basis and only order 6 units per style which will make your gift really unique. You’ll need to go armed with some clues to help you. Dailee, a longtime staff-member and store manager at Krazy Mary’s suggests that you “Come in with a certain color that your wife might like or even a photo that you saw she liked.” What’s great is that Dailee has complete knowledge and understanding of their inventory and will give you one-on-one service to help you pick out a few items. There are lots of price points too, from $5 rings to items under $30 to much more elaborate gifts that will, “punch you back in the face when you open them.” (in a good way!) as Dailee puts it excitedly. Use your local resources and track down a piece that will really speak to her.

Heart Clothing Boutique

Heart Clothing Boutique

Heart Clothing Boutique

Heart Clothing Boutique

Heart Clothing Boutique

Heart Clothing Boutique

Or, if midtown is closer to you, Heart Clothing Boutique is another great option located at 1903 Capitol Avenue near the corner of 19th Street. Owner Vanessa Lopez is a true Sacramento native with a successful career in the fashion business and extensive knowledge of the contemporary clothing market. After studying in San Francisco at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and working for years in the industry, Vanessa opened Heart in 2010. It’s a small location but it’s packed with fun stuff! There are bold colors on the racks and large statements on the t-shirts. From locally made jewelry to internationally recognized brands, this “petite” boutique has so much to offer at various price points and in styles from casual to fancy. The week before Christmas is definitely when she sees a lot of the guys come in, but thankfully Vanessa is extremely friendly and knowledgeable about trends, so if you are a terrible gift-giver to the eclectic girl in your life, go ask for help! Your gal will be pleasantly surprised that you did.  Check out their website at www.shopheartboutique.com.

Best Boutiques in Sacramento!

There are also gift certificates available for both places, as well as the possibility of phone orders. So feel free to give them a call or check Facebook for a sampling of their offerings. Follow HEARTBOUTIQUE or KRAZYMARYS_SUGARSHACK on Instagram and see if your gal has reposted or liked anything online. In addition to purchasing a useful gift and beautiful piece of clothing that expresses her personality, you will show her that you put time and effort into a trip to the store just for her. The clothing at Sacramento’s local clothing boutiques is full of unique pieces that she’s sure to get compliments on... and when she does, she’ll think, “Wow, my guy is such a grand supporter of the local economy and hey, he knows my style as well!”

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