Shoppers may not always think of a casino as a place to do their holiday shopping, but casinos often carry unique luxury gifts, including dining and spa options, that are perfect for holiday gifting.

At the Gift Shop at the Nugget, for example, shoppers can find clothing, jewelry, souvenirs and more, and even use their player points toward purchases. The Nugget also is home to Gilley's Gift Shop, which is terrific for anyone looking to gift Western-themed apparel or accessories. As far as dining, there is Rosie's Café, Gilley's Saloon, and the Noodle Hut and Sushi Bar to fill up at or Starbucks for a reinvigorating, warm drink.

Also, a gift card to a steakhouse or seafood restaurant at one of the casinos can be well-appreciated just like a massage or spa package can. The Peppermill, Grand Sierra Resort and Atlantis all have spas and spa offerings.

“Giving a friend or loved one the gift of spa is a very special way of saying you care,” said Tracie Barnthouse, communications manager at the Atlantis. “Spa Atlantis provides beautifully hand-wrapped gift certificates, perfect for gift giving, and allows the recipient the opportunity to come back and rejuvenate following the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.”

Some luxury gift ideas to check out at area casinos include:


Locally made jewelry

It’s always a treat to support local businesses, but also to surprise a gift recipient with a unique gift. This holiday season, consider giving handcrafted jewelry made by local Sparks artist Cynthia Anderson. She uses natural crystals, handmade Kazuri beads from Kenya, Czechoslovakian glass, geodes and a wide assortment of beads to create one-of-a-kind pieces.

Available at: Nugget Casino Resort Gift Shop

Price range: $42.95-$149.95

Scully women’s turquoise leather jacket

Help a friend or family member get their Western-style on with this leather jacket with lace-up sleeves, available in a turquoise color. The fine-quality lambskin leather is supple and soft to the touch, and the jacket has two zipper-front pockets and a zip-up front. It’s fully lined and the length is designed to hit at the hip.

Available at: The Gilley’s Gift Shop at the Nugget Casino Resort

Price: $359.95

Fancy Western hat

Any country-line dance lovers on your holiday list?  This “Fancy” felt hat from Charlie 1 Horse Hat Co. is hand-fashioned in the U.S., and a perfect accessory for a night out at Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-b-que, the Reno Rodeo or elsewhere.

Available at: The Gilley’s Gift Shop at the Nugget Casino Resort

Price: $162.95


Ferrari-Carano wines

Who doesn't enjoy the gift of wine? At the Silver Legacy, gift givers can find stylish, delicious wines, from delicate whites to distinguished reds, which are meticulously crafted for everyday dining enjoyment. Of course, Ferrari-Carano is fortunate to own and cultivate some of the finest vineyard land in all of California.

Available at: The Carriage House at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino

Price: Varies based on wine type from $16.95-$109.95


Decadent spa treatments at Spa Atlantis

If treating a loved one to the gift of spa is what you’re looking for this holiday season, look no further than Spa Atlantis. Help them to indulge in a seasonal spa treatment, like the Pomegranate Cranberry Body Wrap, which can help prep the skin for harsh winter conditions. They can then emerge from treatment with silky smooth skin, and spend the rest of the day in Spa Atlantis’ lounges, each designed to provide a health benefit.

Available at: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Price Range: $110-$630

Dine in style at AAA Four Diamond Atlantis Steakhouse

Known for its impeccable service and creative menu, anyone is bound to enjoy an opportunity to dine at the Atlantis Steakhouse, a top-rated Reno restaurant on TripAdvisor. Featuring tableside presentations like the Steak Diane or 321* Below Ice Cream, made using liquid nitrogen for a dramatic fog effect, Atlantis Steakhouse can be the perfect dining experience for anyone on your holiday list. Check out the menu here.

Available at: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Price range (for steaks): $32-$72

Staycation in the Concierge Tower

Offer a gift recipient everything that a AAA Four Diamond property can offer, with a stay in Reno’s only exclusive Concierge Tower. They can wake up with dramatic views of the mountains in a jacuzzi suite on the 27th floor, before enjoying complimentary breakfast in the Concierge Lounge. Afterward, they can spend the day in Spa Atlantis, dine in one of Atlantis’ eight award-winning restaurants, or play the newest table games and slot machines.

Available at: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Price range: varies

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