The holiday season is here, and the team at Tahoe Gifting Co is in the festive swing of things. Whether giving gifts comes naturally to you or not, we’re here to help make the season memorable, and above all, intentional. There are so many articles and experts listing all the things that people want this year, from the latest tech gadgets to trendy clothes—but how do you choose the right gift for everyone on your list?

At Tahoe Gifting Co, we prioritize quality over quantity and experience over expense. With sustainability in mind, we’re curating locally made, artisanal goods that will last for years. The idea is to make one-of-a-kind gift boxes from decadent but practical products that fit seamlessly into your lives—things that feel like they were made just for you. Read on for six inspired holiday gift ideas you can mix and match to make the perfect custom gift set for everyone on your list. 

1. Home Decor & Kitchen Goods 

Dinner parties are back and better than ever. Etsy has reported a massive increase in searches for entertaining essentials like handmade dishware and linen towels. Home decor gifts can range from hand poured candles that light up a room to one-of-kind cutting boards crafted from reclaimed wood. Kitchen gadgets are a great option, too—but they don’t have to be high-tech. Consider artisan takes on staples like measuring spoons and coffee scoops to add a touch of refinement to quotidian tasks.  

gift box with oil, spices, and measuring spoons

2. Handcrafted Apparel 

Skip the Amazon basics this year and choose something a little more unique for your loved ones—there’s so much creativity right here in our local communities. We’ve partnered with more than 100 local vendors to Shop Small all year round, and handmade knitwear, organic cotton baby onesies, and hand stitched scarves are just a few of the items we covet and curate for our customers. We choose our vendors based on their craft processes and the materials they use so we can promise authenticity and durability. 

hand knit scarves hanging on a mirror display

3. Clean Beauty Products 

Combining clean bath and beauty products is one of our favorite ways to build all kinds of gender-neutral gifts. Whether you want a stocking stuffer or a full suite of skincare, these are functional and fun alternatives to gift cards—they’re guaranteed to get used, and you may just introduce someone to their new favorite product. Create your own gift set with men’s grooming kits and a few clean skincare staples, or combine a custom selection of beauty products to make a gift set for your health- and beauty-conscious friends and family.

gift box with clean skincare and candle

4. Local Toys and Games 

This is a more distinct spin on classic gifting for kids. Add to the kids’ collection of educational toys and bestselling books with some stories inspired by special places and people, like the Lake Tahoe ABC’s or Ski Patrol Pups. These tales talk about life by the lake, and the illustrations are made by talented local artists.

gift box with child's onesie and local board book

5. Outdoor Adventure Goods 

Your family members might have plenty of activewear and all the adventure staples locked in, take it a step further to find gifts that marry sustainability and savviness. Wool beanies, reclaimed wood pocket knives, and packable, all-purpose towels designed by a Lake Tahoe artist are some of our best-selling options for elevated, functional gifts. Purchasing products from Lake Tahoe-based makers adds some sentimental value to your gifts, too. 

gift box with thermos and wooden pocket knife

6. Drinkware & Barware 

Holiday festivities are bound to involve a few cocktails—make them all the more festive with personalized presents. Choose from a wide selection of tumblers, travel mugs, and elevated glassware to find the look and function that suits your recipients. We can customize any cup in-house with names, logos, and designs to create something unique for your loved ones. 

gift box with insulated tumbler and cocktail shaker

The stories behind the products, the thoughtful sourcing, and personalized touches like laser-engraved names and eco-friendly packaging takes holiday gifting from mandatory to memorable. To browse our full lineup of products, check out the Create Your Own options or give us a call. Our design team will walk you through products and ideas for crafting a gift your loved ones won’t forget. If you’re stressed about last-minute gifts, don’t worry—browse our seasonal Curated Collections for ready-to-ship gift boxes. 

Curious about ways to make an impact with good gifting year-round beyond holiday gift boxes? Here are some other ways Tahoe Gifting Co can partner with you:

  • Branded experiences: On-site gifting stations, custom signs, decor, and branded collateral complement any event, from a corporate retreat to a lakeside wedding.
  • Wedding gifting: Bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts, wedding welcome gifts, wedding party favors, and more. 
  • Event & milestone gifting: Anniversaries, birthdays, family reunions—where there’s party, there’s personalized gifting. 
  • Bespoke boxes: You've never received a gift quite like this. From the packaging to the items inside, our bespoke boxes are original artworks made just for you.

Ways To Gift With Us

We specialize in fully custom artisan gifts for weddings, corporate gifting, and events. Our in-house design team will work hand-in-hand with you to create gifts that shine. Explore all our custom gifting options below.


Show your wedding guests how much they mean to you with personalized bridesmaid gifts, wedding welcome bags, reception table gifts and more. We’ll collaborate on design and take care of venue coordination and delivery so you can focus on your celebration.

Corporate Gifting

Your employees and clients are all unique, and your corporate gifting should be, too. We’ll design your branded packaging in-house and curate collections your employees and clients will be amazed by. From design and assembly to venue coordination and delivery, we take pride in our ability to make your job easier and give your employees gifts they’ll remember.

Events & Milestones

Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, honoring a graduation, or throwing a big birthday party, we’ll create custom gift sets tailored to the occasion. Commemorate your event with laser-engraved keepsakes, custom cards, and personalized packaging.