There’s so much to discover in Las Vegas Territory. If you are looking for holiday shopping outside the hustle and bustle of the designer lined shops of The Strip, then mosey on over to a magical town filled with historic charm, Boulder City. There’s no gaming within the city limits of this town, located only 30 minutes beyond the neon. It’s also home to the State’s number one tourist attraction, Hoover Dam.
The question: where do you shop small in Boulder City? The answer: almost everywhere! If you are planning a vacation to Las Vegas, set aside time to visit Boulder City to snap up one of a kind goods. We had an opportunity to explore this city of nearly 17,000 residents on one of its recent Best Dam Wine Walks. Check out Vino Time in Boulder City Nevada here. But first, we have curated a list of six holiday shopping stops in this wholesome, family-oriented community to get you in the spirit for the cozy winter holiday and all its good time feels.
Boulder City Co Store
525 Ave. B, Boulder City
This is the store to start your experience. Grab a Peet’s coffee and relax in the industrial, cozy lounge to plan out your holiday shopping attack. The name is a nod to the former Company Store that Hoover Dam workers frequented for all needs! Now housed in a 1931 property, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The owner, Tara, is a preservationist having restored three historic homes. “I open my store everyday for the community,” she said. “It’s a labor of love.” Besides the plethora of gifting opportunities, the store is home to many artifacts from families of Hoover Dam workers. Our pick: Get your wine loving gal pals, funky earrings
1212 Wyoming St., Boulder City
The perfect shop to stop for antique lovers on your list. There’s nearly 9000 square-feet of shopping with vintage items curated from different vendors. Prepare to spend some time sifting through years of treasures. Select artistic supplies are available for online shopping. Our pick: the dishes in the cover photo. Get there pronto and get them before they’re gone.
My 4 Sons Comics Cards & Games
1308 Wyoming Street, Boulder City
The perfect place to shop for the ‘nerd’ you love. Vintage action figures, Funkos, autograph memorabilia, lunch boxes, books, and so much more are available from this self-proclaimed family of nerds. The store’s motto: “WE SELL ANYTHING NERD RELATED!” Don’t have a visit planned before the holidays? Check out the on-line store with free shipping on orders over $74.99. Gift pick: our pick is not a physical gift, it’s quality time with family or friends at the store. A time to gather and see if you still got it! Vintage arcade games… Pac-Man, need I say more?
Bloom Salvage ⚜︎Vintage⚜︎Design
503 Hotel Plaza, Boulder City
We think you will want to grab something for yourself too! Bloom offers perfect gift giving ideas from repurposed furniture and household decorations to clothing and accessories. There is always incoming fresh product, including reclaimed lumber signs. You never know where the wood is coming from (recently Texas), but always a great back story (reclaimed floor of an old cotton mill). There are many well-crafted options. Our gift pick: 1803 candles. Da bomb!
Back in Thyme Vintage and Design
1340 Wyoming Street, Boulder City
This is the place to stop if for the Holiday lover on your list that is all about decorating vintage. You really do take a step back in ‘thyme’. These peddlers are experts in antique and vintage, and specialize in pedal cars and old pawn Native American jewelry. The same merchants own Boulder Vintage, so you might want to stroll a few blocks away and see what treasures await there. Our pick: authentic mid-century modern ornaments!
Ruben's Woodcraft and Toys
555 Hotel Plaza, Boulder City
Toys, toys and more toys. This is for the kids and kids at heart on your list. Ruben has a great selection of toys, and one of a kind creations made by hand! The Original Magic Rocks, Magic 8 Ball, board games, Barbies and so much more! If you are traveling with the family, see if one of the wood art, painting or craft sessions is happening. Our gift pick is directed toward Nevadans. See it here.