About Us

Founded in 1963, William Glen, Inc. is one of the premier specialty retailers of giftware, collectibles, housewares, and Christmas decor in the Northern California. Our products, selection and service are among the most notable and highly regarded in the industry.

William Snyder and Glen Forbes opened the first William Glen store in 1963. They specialized in providing everything from hand-dipped candles to interior design services. Shortly after, they began selling an array of gifts, collectibles and cookware imported from all over the world. Since then, the brand has expanded to thousands of products, three beautiful flagship stores in Sacramento, CA, and an extremely user friendly e-commerce site where you have access to our incredible selection right from your computer or favorite handheld device.

William Snyder’s children opened Chef’s Mercantile and Christmas & Company in 2010 in Old Sacramento and a new William Glen store on Fair Oaks Boulevard in Sacramento. Mark Snyder, Bill’s son, now owns the corporation and has the same devotion and dedication to the integrity of the brand created by his father and his father’s business partner more than 50 years ago. The company is just as committed to the quality of the William Glen products as well as it’s highly acclaimed customer service. William Glen is not just a store…it’s a lifestyle.

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