MudPot Mud Mask. Photo by Black Rock Mud
Whether you’re Battle Born-and-raised, Nevadan at heart, or consider The Silver State your home away from home, one thing’s for sure: Our home state is an inspiring place. It’s a land full of originals, which is especially true when it comes to the artisans who keep our favorite shops, boutiques, and markets stocked with homegrown delights and handcrafted wares.
Jump to the top of everyone’s “Favorite Gift Giver” list with this Silver State shopping guide, chock-full of goodies and experiences that can only be found or experienced right here in Nevada. (And, yes, it’s always OK to pick up something for yourself.)
Photo Credit: Black Rock Mud
Sourced straight from the earth of the Black Rock Desert and sustainably harvested by hand, this mineral-rich mud mask will leave your skin feeling oh so good.
A 100-year-old flour mill flourishes once again as an absolutely gorgeous distillery, producing vodka, gin, whisky, and hecate cocoa liqueur from grains grown exclusively on its nearby Carson Valley ranch, earning it the rare and proud status of being one of the only true estate distillery operations on Earth..
Treat yourself to a tintype portrait session, just like Abraham Lincoln sat for back in the day. The process dates back to the 1850s, and your resulting one-of-a-kind photograph is certain to become a family heirloom.
Photo Credit: Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory
Homemade chocolates, fudge, taffy, brittles, and more — including still-in-use candy-making equipment dating back to the early 1900s — await at this candy shop that’s been in business for three generations.
With 90 years of saddle making under its custom leather-tooled belts, this historic, family-run business crafts handmade western goods that often become family heirlooms. If ranch ropes, snaffle bits, and spur straps aren’t for you, shop its apparel, outdoor items, and bookstore.
The truth is out here, and so is supremely good beef, turkey, and elk jerky (plus dried fruit, nuts, and candy). Search for signs of extraterrestrial life while snacking on Carolina reaper, sweet garlic, and teriyaki seasonings.
Steamboat Hot Springs Healing Center & Spa
Not every spa can boast about geothermal mineral water bubbling in from volcanic natural hot springs. Pencil in some me time for yourself or your loved one(s) with Glow, Rejuvenate, Relaxation, Detox, and Sonatherapy packages, or customize the ultimate spa day with a gift card.
Whether it’s adventure inspiration you seek or the tools to achieve your Silver State dreams, Nevada Magazine — telling our state’s tales since 1936! — has you more than covered. Dig into unbelievable stories every quarter with a magazine subscription, or kick up some dirt roads with its Odyssey of a Ghost Town Explorer book and tear-and-water-resistant ghost town map.
Straight from a vineyard in Minden (the highest elevation commercial vineyard in the country, mind you!), you can toast bottles of vino from the only all-Nevada winery in The Silver State.
Peruse four levels and 70,000 square feet of the only art museum in Nevada accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (putting them in good company with The Met in New York and SFMOMA). You can shop Warhol puzzles, Dali socks, coffee table art books, and Seven Magic Mountains (the colorful art installation outside Las Vegas) mementos, or give the gift of museum membership to really treat the art lover in your life.
Washoe Lake State Park
The gloriously great outdoors is yours for the taking at more than two dozen Nevada State Parks. From popular spots that blow up Instagram feeds to remote, serene getaways, the Silver State can deliver whatever kind of recreation you’re searching for. Pick up an annual pass to enjoy ’em all without entrance, camping, or boating fees, or take the passport challenge — get your booklet stamped at 15 parks and earn that pass for free!
Fashioned by a Shoshone/Washoe/Latina seamstress and artist, these stunning shawls, ribbon skirts, dresses, and home goods are available in the most vibrant of colors and designs.
Enjoy a cup of Cowboy Joe from home with buckaroo and rodeo blends, plus packaging that’ll bring the Wild West right to your counter. (Honestly, we don’t think we’ve ever seen a more rootin’-tootin’ coffee shop logo in our lives.)
Fueled by a passion to craft hats that feel like an extension of each individual, the Great Basin Hat Company can customize any size, shape, and color to fit your wildest headwear dreams. With names like “Cool Hand Luke,” “The OK Kid,” and the “Buckaroo Fedora,” you’ll have endless amounts of fun finding just the right one for you.
You bet your Nevada-lovin’ buns there’s a whoooole lot more where that came from. Get the complete Nevada Pride Shopping Guide from Travel Nevada, and while you’re at it, take a peek at almost a dozen road trip itineraries that’ll get you extra excited to Discover Your Nevada.