Holiday Shopping in San Diego

2022 Guide to Holiday Shopping in San Diego

The holidays are here once again — which means that the hunt for those perfect gifts has also made a return. Not to worry! Heading out for holiday shopping in San Diego means  discovering unique boutiques and locals’ favorite shops, each filled with countless options full of hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind gifts. Immerse yourself in the holiday shopping spirit at Seaport Village or take care of those last- minute gifts at Fashion Valley mall. Need more suggestions on where to get started? We’ve got you covered.

Pangea Outpost (0.5 miles)

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Pangea Outpost is the perfect place to peruse when you aren’t sure what you’re looking for. This eclectic marketplace showcases more than 70 local merchants and artists, meaning the broad selection here is bound to have something for everyone. Just like this store’s namesake (a.k.a., the globe’s supercontinent before it broke into the continents you know today), you’ll find a world of clothing, jewelry, home decor, art, kids toys, crystals, local art and maker works, as well as a large selection of unique imported items from every corner of the globe.

909 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109


Trendy & Tipsy (0.7 miles)

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It just doesn’t get hipper than this. Trendy & Tipsy specializes in bold, edgy, vintage and style-forward fast fashion. You’ll find everything from the perfect dress to go clubbing in, to music festival-worthy shirts, to the perfect accessories for completing your most put-together look. But make no mistake: you’re not going to find too many pieces here that will help you fit in. Everything at Tipsy and Trendy is meant to help you stand out.

4150 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109 


Mimi and Red (0.7 miles away)

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Our neighbors at this boho-chic boutique have long represented a Pacific Beach staple for easy, breezy, and ready-to-wear ladies’ fashion. Their constantly-updated inventory includes wide selections of style from design houses like Free People, Tokyo Milk, Lovestitch, Candy Club, Billabong, and many more. You’ll also find a far deeper-than average selection of gifts, accessories, jewelry, gift baskets, kids’ items, and home decor you simply won’t see on shelves anywhere else. 

5005 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109



Pigment (6.8 miles)

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This charming boutique carries a cool collection of plants, pots, beauty products, candles, home goods, art, greeting cards, and women’s and kids’ clothing and jewelry. When originally opened in North Park, Pigment was envisioned more as a gallery to showcase local artists. But it evolved over time into the hip little shopping shop it is today. There’s no better place to buy a San Diego gift or souvenir to decorate your home. As a bonus when shopping at this location, you get to explore the unique and exciting Liberty Station area! 

2820 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106


Fashion Valley Mall (7.9 miles)

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Need to find a last-minute gift for each person in your family? You can find something for everyone here, including the latest trends and hottest styles. Fashion Valley is San Diego’s home for high-end couture. Here, you’ll discover household names like Versace, Cartier, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Dior, Burberry, Rolex, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Bahama, Balenciaga, and Saint Laurent. Anchor stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom offer shoppers a deep selection of luxury lifestyle brands. Fashion Valley also houses foodie favorites from Sur La Table, delightful kids’ gifts at Geppetto’s and more!

7007 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108


Liberty Station (7.9 miles)

Liberty Station San Diego

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Liberty Station is one of San Diego’s most unique shopping locations. Arguably the most popular destination of its kind in town, Liberty Station is located on the site of a former U.S. Navy training base — now converted to a “town center”-style public market. It’s home to restaurants, unique shops, and lots of special events throughout the year — including many unique holiday happenings you won’t want to miss, including: 

  • Moniker General: Lifestyle goods, bespoke furnishings and craft coffee.
  • Apricot Yarn & Supply: Crafting supplies, handmade gifts and creative classes.
  • Point Loma Tea: Exotic blends of global tea specialties and brewing accessories. 
  • Thatch: Contemporary handmade artisanal jewelry and personal gifts.
  • The Hot Spot: Create your own candles, pottery, and custom home décor.

2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106


Hazard Center (9.5 miles)

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Didn’t find what you were looking for at Fashion Valley? Hazard Center — just up the road —  is another all-in-one retail therapy stop for when you need to find a little bit of everything. Looking for gifts for your favorite bookworm? You’ll find them at Barnes & Noble. Stuart Benjamin & Co. offers unique fine jewelry. And Lakeshore Learning Store is where you’ll find kids’ gifts that are equal parts fun and educational. While here, you can even grab a bite to eat, engage in a little personal care, or get an auto care gift certificate!  

7610 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92108


Seaport Village (10.6 miles)

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The oceanfront enclave of Seaport Village has everything you need for your holidays, with special events, gifts and more. Visitors always enjoy grabbing seasonal snaps as they stroll the Village’s sunny, open-air thoroughfares — always gorgeously decorated for the season. Surfin’ Santa always makes an appearance, and then sets up shop to offer photos. Plus, Seaport Village is a great place to sit with a meal or beverage, and check out the Bay Parade of Lights

849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101


Plan Your San Diego Holiday Shopping at Pacific Terrace

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