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Shop Fully in Tuolumne County

By VTC Author | 11/01/2023 | Gold Country, High Sierra, Shopping, Yosemite National Park

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of finding the perfect gift or a special trinket for yourself. Whether it’s a souvenir, piece of art, or a sweet treat, the shops and boutiques in Tuolumne County are full of wonderful surprises for holiday or anytime shopping. And, you get that extra shot of gratification knowing you’ve supported small businesses.

Everyone needs a souvenir or two as a memento of a wonderful trip. Local Collective in Downtown Sonora has home-made and beautifully crafted souvenirs that add a special quality to your memories that aren't mass-produced. If you are like many visitors to Tuolumne County, the town of Twain Harte may be a favorite of yours, and if it is, The Walk-In Closet features locally-designed Twain Harte-specific souvenirs.

Local Collective     The Walk-In Closet

Need something for your adventure? Or how about a cozy new sweater or pair of shoes?

Sierra Nevada Adventure Company in Downtown Sonora and Yosemite Basecamp in Groveland can outfit you with what you need from boots to hats and everything in between to be comfortable on your hike, fishing excursion, or other adventure. The Walk-In Closet in Twain Harte is a sustainably minded store that sources beautiful clothing and accessories. With thousands of new pieces coming in monthly, there is always something new to discover! For western flair, Ebler's Leather and Saddlery, in the heart of Columbia State Historic Park, offers fine leather works in the way of boots, accessories, and more. If you're looking for something to help you fit into the scene of Columbia State Historic Park and the Gold Rush era, Columbia Clothiers & Emporium will have what you need. 

Fittin' Pretty Bras and Boutique has a beautiful selection of clothing, accessories, sleepwear, and of course its namesake item. The friendly staff can help you pick out the perfect ensemble.

For your littlest friends and family, Tiny Birds Tiny Bees in Jamestown is one of the cutest stores around, specializing in clothing and toys for small children and mothers, many of which are designed in-house and made with sustainable materials. For some “good for your feet” brands of shoes, Downtown Shoes in Sonora is the city’s only full-service shoe store, carrying quality, comfortable and stylish shoes, boots, and sandals for both men and women along with a fun selection of socks and hand-bags.

Eblers    Tiny Birds Tiny Bees

Photos by India Sutton and Tiny Birds Tiny Bees

Pick up something that will make you feel good physically at Nature’s Whole Food Depot in East Sonora where the owners are committed to natural living, which is reflected in their well-appointed grocery store, juice bar, and gift shop. Take care of your sweet craving at Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen, a fifth-generation family owned and operated candy shop in the heart of Columbia State Historic Park or in Sonora's Junction Shopping Center. Most of their candy is made on-site with tradition, pride and love. While in Columbia, stop by Columbia Mercantile 1855 for high quality grocery and picnic staples, plus hardware, housewares, and more.

There isn’t a kitchen necessity or cooking gadget for the chefs or aspiring chefs in your life that you won’t find at The Harte of the Kitchen in Twain Harte. Step inside to pick up everything you need to prepare your holiday meals and treats.

Reflect the season in your home or just surround yourself with your favorite scent with candles from Seven Sisters Soap and Candle Company in Columbia State Historic Park. Their colorful and aromatic selection will brighten any day. 

    Natures Whole Food Depot  The Harte of the Kitchen  Nelsons Columbia Candy Kitchen

Adorn your living or office space with a piece of art from a local, Tuolumne County artist. There are many arts and crafts shows to enjoy throughout the year, but a go-to spot for paintings, photos, ceramics, jewelry, and more is Aloft Art Gallery in Sonora. You can spend hours perusing in the bright and airy gallery. Beautiful works can be found in some not-so-obvious places as well such as Mountain Sage Café and Nursery in Groveland, the gift shop at Indigeny Reserve in Sonora, the general store at Rush Creek Lodge and Spa near Yosemite.

Aloft Gallery Interior      Rush Creek Lodge and Spa

Photos by Aloft Art Gallery and Rush Creek Lodge/Kim Carroll Photography

While out and about you'll want to pick something up at one or all of our area's wonderful tasting rooms, breweries, and wineries. Find out all about them at You won't be disappointed with your choices.

Gianelli Vineyards      Sonora Brewing Company      Indigeny Reserve

With these and so many more distinctive locally-owned shops in Tuolumne County, you’ll find a trove of treasures. Happy shopping!

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