We go beyond the mall to find some of San Diego’s most unique and thoughtful gifts
Don’t get us wrong, we love a mall.
But sometimes we’re in the mood for something different: A smaller shopping experience where you can find gifts close to home, meet your neighbors and even get suggestions from the shop owners.
That’s why we created the Shop Small Holiday Guide. We’re spotlighting items and boutiques that are exclusive to San Diego — everything from one-of-a-kind jewelry to books written by local authors.
We scoured the city to find items that should make for unique and thoughtful gift giving this season. Find complete guides broken down by category.
For caffeine addicts
From growlers and tumblers to coffee subscriptions, check out gifts at a variety of local cafes.
Booze to bring to parties
We all know about San Diego’s craft beer scene, but mix things up with a collection of local spirits and canned cocktails.
For the arts aficionado
Here’s where you’ll find handmade art plus books by some of San Diego’s finest authors.
If you want something glittery
A look at local jewelers making pieces that will likely turn into treasured keepsakes.
For your self-care needs
Give the gift of self-care, or splurge on some items for yourself this busy holiday season.
Boutiques we love
From La Mesa to Little Italy, these are some of our favorite boutiques.