Guide To a Stress-Free Holiday Getaway in Sonoma

Pair your holiday shopping with wine, tapas and a relaxing spa experience in the festive town of Sonoma.

This holiday season, skip the manic malls, ditch the “cost-cutting” catalogs, forget about the frantic Amazon browsing, and head to the town of Sonoma where relaxation and shopping are not mutually exclusive. We’ve put together an itinerary that will allow you to safely immerse yourself in the happy bustle of the season with no risk of getting stressed out. Click through the above gallery for details, our favorite Sonoma spots for holiday shopping are listed below. 

Fashion for Her:

Artifax carries unique, art-to-wear women’s clothing and accessories. 450 1st St. East # C, Sonoma, (707) 996-9494

Bear Moon Clothing Company has been in business for 26 years and carries a stylish selection of high-quality clothes, accessories and shoes. 117 East Napa Street, Sonoma, (707) 935-3392

Bella Vita Sonoma offers a wide variety of fashionable and hard-to-find clothing, shoes and accessories for a variety of tastes. From lace Victorian dresses to boho chic kimonos and even lingerie and evening bags, there is something for every woman at Bella Vita. 457 First Street West Sonoma, (707) 935-8206

Bossa Nova Fashion Concepts means “New Style” and that is just what this modern clothing boutique offers. Shop for wearable, stylish clothing and accessories from designers around the world. Sonoma Court Shops, 524 Broadway, Sonoma, (707) 343-1228

Perlé is a contemporary women’s clothing and accessories boutique with a focus on the latest styles, all with a classic and feminine touch. 124 West Napa St., Sonoma, (707) 935-5800

The Loop is where you’ll want to shop for chic, on-trend styles. The Loop has two locations in Sonoma: one location on the plaza at 461 First Street West, Sonoma, and one at Cornerstone, 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, (707) 939-8400

Fashion for Him:

Eraldi’s has been the place to shop in Sonoma for casual men’s clothing, shoes and accessories, as well as men’s basics, since 1922. This family-owned business has a low-key, friendly atmosphere and the staff are ready and willing to help you find what you’re looking for. 475 1st St. West, Sonoma, (707) 996-2013

Scott Lyall of Napa has opened a Sonoma location offering contemporary casual sportswear. While you’re there, check on the latest sports scores on the large screen TV, sip on a glass of wine or chat with Scott! 115 East Napa Street, Sonoma, (707) 933-8770

Accessories for Everyone:

Large Leather is a tiny shop, in fact it’s the smallest shop on the Sonoma Plaza. It’s also chock full of fine leather goods, handmade on-site. Shop for handbags, belts, bracelets, cow hide rugs, pillows, backpacks and more. 481 A First Street, Sonoma, (707) 938-1042

Sox de Vine is the ideal place to buy fun, colorful and whimsical socks for those special people on your holiday list. They also carry tights, hats, scarves and other accessories. 450-H First St. East, Sonoma, (707) 996-1413

For the Home:

Sign of the Bear Kitchen and Tableware is a delight for anyone who enjoys entertaining and cooking at home. It’s also a great place to find gifts for everyone on your list.  Shop for kitchen gadgets, cookbooks, bakeware, linens, and tableware, as well as many fun, whimsical and often humorous items that are sure to amuse! 435 1st St. West, Sonoma, (707) 996-3722

H. Frank carries home decor in true Sonoma style offering everything from furniture and lamps to throw pillows and glassware. 28 West Spain St, Sonoma, (707) 938-5800

Gift Shops:

Global Heart carries unique fair trade items from around the world including jewelry, handbags, blankets, kids clothing, coffee, and unusual and artful Nativity scenes. 423 First Street West, Sonoma, (707) 939-2847

Wine Country Chocolates is the place to buy gifts for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list. Nearly everyone loves chocolate! Visit their tasting room to try before you buy. 414 First Street East, Sonoma, (707) 996-1010

Tiddle E. Winks is where you will relive some of your favorite childhood memories. This charming vintage 5 & Dime will delight kids of all ages with their selection of candy, toys and gifts. 115 East Napa St. Sonoma, (707) 939-6933