(Updated 12/11/19) Mixed Bag, a popular gift shop in Midtown Sacramento, remains open thanks to a new owner.
(Original Post) Mixed Bag has long been a local favorite – a go-to place to shop for gifts and holiday decor. I first started shopping there when it was located on the other side of K Street – a long-long time ago.
How to describe this gift shop that carries everything? Well, I guess the name says it all.
I like to stop by Mixed Bag occasionally, but I always make a point to drop by during the Christmas holiday season. It is a great place to pick up unique gifts, stocking-stuffers, Christmas ornaments, and holiday decor.
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This year I was in the market for an ornament for an upcoming ornament and white elephant exchange party – as well as some additional tree ornaments for myself. Once I settled on my choice of a gift ornament and a gift bag, I proceeded to look for some ornaments for myself. I was looking for something that would reflect the white lights on my tree.
Mixed Bag can be a bit pricey at times, but I found just what I was looking for – a set of twelve 5 1/4th inch glass icicle ornaments for $8.95! I know a great deal when I see it – so I picked up two boxes.
It always amazes me how much inventory this shop carries and the huge variety of items – yet the shop is always clean and well-organized.
It is easy to spend an hour in the shop just browsing. The only downside – you are likely to buy an item or two or three. I like to stock up on hostess gifts when I see things I like. It sure saves time when you need a hostess gift and all you have to do is reach into a drawer.
This year Mixed Bag celebrated its 35th Anniversary! The staff writes out your receipt by hand – the old-fashioned way – but obviously Mixed Bag is doing something right!
(UPDATED 12/11/19) This year, its 38th year in business, Mixed Bag came very close to closing due to the retirement of its original owner. Luckily a new owner, familiar with the business, stepped in.
I stopped by recently to pick up a few holiday items, and I am glad to report that Mixed Bag and its inventory remains much the same. Likewise, you will recognize many of the staff as most stayed on. And yes, they are still writing out receipts by hand!
The only big change I noticed was the exterior signage. See the “new look” of the exterior above.
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Mixed Bag Snapshot:
- 2405 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
- (916) 447-6123
- Hours: Monday – Saturday (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.); Sunday (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
- Parking Lot
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