Photo Credit: The Butler’s Pantry

Local businesses really are the heart of our Northern CA community. It’s easy to support local businesses when you have such amazing ones as we do right here in the Ripon area. You’ll find high-quality products with high-quality services to match. 

Each month, I send out a newsletter to my email list that typically features a local event to check out, along with studio updates, tips, words of encouragement, and more. You’re welcome to join my email list here

Without further ado, here are my five favorite local boutiques that offer amazing Mother’s Day gifts (or gifts for any occasion).

5 Best Local Shops in Northern CA 


The Shoppe – This lovely boutique is located right in the heart of Ripon, CA. The Shoppe is a family-owned business with three generations of women working hard to bring beautiful seasonal decor, small furniture pieces, serving pieces, jewelry, and other gift items. They also have a Candle Shoppe with locally made candles poured in-house. If you’re looking for something fun to do, they offer various workshops and events each month. The team at The Shoppe really cares about helping their customers find the perfect gift or product for them. Visit The Shoppe’s Website.

Photo Credit: The Shoppe

La Petite Vine – Created by The Vine House in Ripon, La Petite Vine offers a wine shop, grab-and-go cafe, and gift market. If you’re looking for a great lunch or the perfect gift, the team here would love to help you. Check out their featured products for this Mother’s Day, or you can’t go wrong with a gift card for mom to choose her own gift. Check out La Petite Vine’s Instagram page for their products and hours. The store is located at 105 W Main Street, Ripon, CA.

Photo Credit: La Petite Vine

Studio Joy – Studio Joy offers more than Pilates classes! I’ve been a member of Studio Joy for a while now and love the community and classes. Did you know that they also have a cute shop with local products? They have candles, skincare, apparel, and so much more. You can stop in to shop without being a member. Visit Studio Joy’s website here.

Northern CA local businesses

Photo Credit: Studio Joy

Faux Glow BoutiqueThe Faux Glow Boutique is a women’s clothing boutique & spray tan studio in Ripon. So, not only can you get an amazing spray tan, but you can shop the store for exclusive pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. Visit Faux Glow Boutique’s website here.

Photo Credit: Faux Glow Boutique

The Butler’s Pantry  – The Butler’s Pantry is located in Escalon, CA, which is only a 10-minute or so drive from Ripon. This amazing shop offers unique gifts that anyone would love. You can find gourmet snacks and food, kitchen accessories and utensils, classes and workshops, and more. Visit The Butler’s Pantry’s website here.

Northern CA local businesses

Photo Credit: The Butler’s Pantry

Northern CA Family Photography Gift Certificate 

Mom will love any of the gifts you find at the local boutiques above! Another idea for mom is a gift she’ll get to treasure forever. With a family portrait session, she’ll get to spend the day with her family and have cherished portrait artwork of the ones she loves the most. Rachael Venema Photography offers gift certificates that can go towards the session or custom portrait artwork. Please send me a message here for more information. 



Shop Local Business | Northern CA Photographer 

We live in such a wonderful area here in Northern CA with many local businesses and organizations to support. As an active member of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, I get to meet many local entrepreneurs and learn more about their businesses. When we support local businesses, we’re supporting the entire community. 

Interested in family, senior, and brand photography? Learn more about my Ripon full-service photography services here

Contact us today to schedule your family portrait session!

(209) 456-9353 or hello@rachaelvenema.com

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