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Christmas and Holiday Gift Ideas

Nice Holiday Gifts for Reno and Lake Tahoe Area Residents


Santa Claus in the Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade, Sparks, Nevada, NV

Santa Claus in the Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade, Sparks, Nevada.

Photo © Stan White

Check out these Christmas gift ideas for those on your list who live in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area. Some of these are good choices for the last-minute gift shopper, but just about any of these holiday gifts would be appreciated by someone on your gift giving list.

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Reno / Lake Tahoe Region

Gift Certificates for the Movies - It's hard to go wrong with something most people will enjoy receiving - gift certificates for the movies. You can also see what's playing during the holidays at our local movie theaters and get tickets in advance for a specific show.

Memberships at the Nevada Museum of Art - Give a gift of membership at the Nevada Museum of Art and your recipient will enjoy world-class exhibits, events, and family activities all year long. There are different membership levels with a variety of perks. Check out the NMA online membership levels and benefits web page for details and information about purchasing memberships.

Art Classes at the Nevada Museum of Art - The E.L. Cord Museum School has over 70 classes available for giving with gift certificates. There are classes for adults, teens, and children as young as toddlers. Gift certificates are available at the Nevada Museum of Art admission desk.

Reno Aces Baseball Tickets - Aces baseball fans can purchase a gift of a four ticket package that includes Opening Day plus any three additional Aces home games, except July 3. You can purchase the package from November 26 through December 21, either online or by calling the Aces ticket sales staff at (775) 334-4700. Certificates for the packages will be mailed and you will be contacted in the spring before the season starts to redeem the certificates and choose which additional three games you want to attend. Plans start at $24 for a general admission package. Four-pack plans also include infield reserved ($60), outfield reserved ($48), and right field Reserved ($32). The baseball fan on your list would surely appreciate getting tickets for the upcoming season. The first home game of the 2013 season is on April 12 vs. the Sacramento River Cats.

Reno Bighorns Basketball Tickets - The Reno Bighorns play NBA D-League pro basketball at Reno's Downtown Events Center. The Bighorn's schedule runs from November to April. Check out my Reno Bighorns Basketball article for details about getting tickets to home games.

Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum - The Discovery's museum store offers a big selection of toys, books, puzzles, and more. The museum store is perfect for last-minute Christmas gifts, birthdays, or any time you need a gift that is fun, engaging, and educational. The museum store also offers gift cards of any denomination. There is no sales tax charged and museum members receive a 15% discount on everything in the store.

Lake Tahoe Helicopter Tours - Seeing spectacular Lake Tahoe from the air would be a gift someone would never forget. Check out this variety of Lake Tahoe Helicopter Tours to see if there is a flight just right for that person (perhaps a photographer) who would appreciate a flight over the jewel of the Sierra.

Lake Tahoe Water Sports Adventures - For those not afraid of deferred gratification, these Lake Tahoe Water Sports Adventures will give the recipient something to look forward to while enduring the frigid winter months in the Reno / Tahoe region..

Nevada & Northern California Hiking Books - When winter finally gives way to spring, outdoor enthusiasts want to get out and hike in our mountains and deserts. These Nevada & Northern California Hiking Books might be just the thing for the hikers on your Christmas list.

Pet Care Products for Dogs & Cats - Pets need a little holiday cheer, too. Here are some pet products for dogs and pet products for cats that might make good gifts for the four-legged friends in your life.

Special Deals at Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts - Just about every ski resort around Lake Tahoe offers special deals on lift tickets, especially if they are bought online and in advance. Check out my "Special Events at Reno / Lake Tahoe Ski Areas and Resorts" article for more information and links to deals on the slopes.

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