Home to Solano County’s largest indoor shopping mall, the Solano Town Center, Fairfield is full of many “hidden gem” retail stores, as well as wineries, breweries, and olive oil tasting rooms selling their award-winning delicious products.
With Christmas two weeks away and the holiday shopping frenzy well underway, here are some ideas to help you find the perfect gifts for all the special people in your life.
For the Foodie’s
Jelly Belly Factory: Jelly Belly’s, chocolate and fudge – oh my! Jelly Belly’s visitor center, open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, is full of gifts for the young, young-at-heart, and anyone with a sweet tooth. At the main Fairfield location, you can find all of Jelly’s Belly’s popular product lines, including BeanBoozled, organic Jelly Beans, Disney, and Harry Potter. Buy your favorite flavors in bulk or purchase a giant bag (or two) of the always popular Belly Flops. The visitor center also includes the Chocolate Shoppe and fudge counter. One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
Sonoma Harvest Olive Oil & Winery: Located just down the street from Jelly Belly, Sonoma Harvest’s tasting room and gift shop features a wide assortment of wines, olive oils, vinegars, mustards, clothing, home decor and gift baskets. All of the products are available in the store for complimentary tasting. You can also order online at tastesonomaharvest.com and ship products anywhere in the United States. Bring the kids shopping with you! Sonoma Harvest’s Kids Room will keep them entertained while you browse. 770 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield
Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company: Il Fiorello’s gift shop, located inside their visitor center, features individual bottles of their award-winning olive oil and co-milled oil, all milled on site, as well as gift packages, sea salts, olive oil soaps, mustard, vinegars, lavenders and more. Il Fiorello’s website also allows you to ship products to any state. 2625 Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield
Local’s Tip: You can also purchase gift certificates to Il Fiorello’s popular cooking classes or customize a farm and mill tour. Upcoming cooking classes include Orange Juice, You’re Beautiful Jan. 18 and Heavenly Chocolate Feb. 8.
Cal Yee Farms: Located in the heart of Suisun Valley, this hidden gem farm store sells dried fruits, mixed nuts, raisins, seeds, trail mix, vegetable snacks, chocolate, candy and more. 5158 Clayton Road
For the Wine and Beer Lovers
Fairfield is a destination full of flavor! Our tasting rooms are a memorable experience for visitors of all ages. Gift a special person in your life with a bottle of our wines or brews, all crafted here in Fairfield. Click here to learn more about our tasting rooms. In addition to their own products, many also sell unique boutque items.
You can also purchase gift certificates for special experiences at our wineries and tasting rooms. Vezer Family Vineyard, for example, has a barrel blending tour available at the Blue Victorian as well as a special tour and tasting experience at the the family’s ranch in Suisun Valley. Meanwhile, Heretic Brewery’s tasting room includes a full kitchen along with over 20 beers on tap. Purchase a gift certificate for a fun night out!
For the Adventurer
Grizzly Waters Kayaking: Grizzly Waters Kayaking offers an array of activities such as kayak and paddle board rentals, basic lessons, tours, SUP yoga and team building with kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Located on the Suisun City Waterfront District near I-80 and off of Hwy 12, Grizzzly Waters has direct access to the picturesque Suisun Marsh. Treat a special person in your life to a sunset paddle on the marsh.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Located just a short drive from Fairfield, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, with its thrill rides, animal encounters, and family fun, is open year-round! 2020 season passes are now on sale!
For the ‘Treasure Hunters’
Suisun Valley Antiques: Located at the historic Mankas Corner in the heart of Fairfield’s rustic wine country, Suisun Valley Antiques sits on over an acre of land overflowing with an eclectic collection of items large and small, from farm equipment, motorcycles, furniture and wagon wheels to garden and home décor, chandeliers, military memorabilia, porcelean dolls, vintage knick knacks, toys, records and CDs. You truly never know what you may find here! 2525 Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield
Local’s Tip: Suisun Valley Antiques hosts a huge tent sale the third full weekend of the month, February to October, where they bring everything in their inventory out for people to see.
Cordelia Junction Antique Mall: Family-owned and operated for more than two decades, the Cordelia Junction Antique Mall, located just off Interstate 80, features multiple levels and a huge selection of treasures to admire. 4560 Central Way, Fairfield
Downtown Fairfield: Venture into downtown Fairfield this holiday season, where friendly old town flavor and independent businesses abound! Enjoy an afternoon of shopping at locally-owned boutiques, with lunch or dinner at nearby restaurants.
- Vintique Marketplace, where you can experience “vintage at its best” specializes in furniture, decor, chalk paint, and gifts. Vintique Marketplace offers custom painting of various home furnitures and barn doors, as well as paint classes. If you or someone you love enjoys DIY home projects, this is the store for you! 735 Texas Street
- The Lazy Barn, located inside Vintique Marketplace, is a one-stop shop for organic goods sourced from within our own community. The store offers local honey, seasonal produce, flowers, dairy, and more. 735 Texas Street
- Gordon’s Music & Sound offers a huge selection of musical intstruments! Want to surprise the musician in your life with their own set of drums or a guitar? You can find band instruments, high-end pianos, professional recording equipment, and more at Gordon’s. The business also offers lessons on all instruments. 810 Texas Street
- The Spot Gift and Flowers Center is the perfect place to find that special gift or beautiful floral arrangement for any occation. You can find everything here from stuffed animals to jewelry, fashion scarves to purses. Pick up a beautiful flower arrangement or grab-and-go bouquet for a special person in your life. 720 Texas Street
If you need it all in one location…
The Solano Town Center offers everything from clothing, electronics and dining to a giant IMAX movie theater. Altogether, there are more than 135 retailers. Stores include Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hollister, Forever 21, JC Penny, Macy’s, and Ulta. All of the stores offer gift cards, and you can also purchase gift cards for the restaurants in the mall. Hungry? Solano Town Center includes Applebee’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Red Robin. 1350 Travis Blvd, Fairfield