Best Christmas Shopping in Palm Springs, 2013

The holidays are finally here, which means one thing: gift giving. When it comes time to find the perfect presents for the special friends and family members in your life, you’ll find plenty of options in the desert. Local Palm Springs shops are overflowing with stocking stuffers and gifts waiting to be placed under your tree, no matter who you’re shopping for. Whether the people on your list are fashionistas or pet lovers, you can find a unique, one-of-a-kind present in Palm Springs.

For one-stop shopping, you’ll want to check out Westfield Palm Desert. The desert’s premier indoor shopping mall covers all of your bases, from department store shopping to designer jewelry, collectible coins and video game consoles. For high-end gifts at budget-friendly prices, you can head to Cabazon to check out the Desert Hills Premium Outlets. Hundreds of stores, including the likes of Coach, Burberry, Armani and Banana Republic, offer a wide range of products, including clothing, accessories, electronics and shoes – all at deep discounts.

You’ll also find the desert is filled with specialty shops serving niche markets, such as Savory Spice Shop in Palm Desert. Here, you can pick the perfect blends of spices for the chef in your life, including barbecue rubs, seafood seasoning and poultry spices. Next door, you can spoil your loved ones’ pets with a pampering present from Cold Nose, Warm Heart.

Check out the full list of the 10 best places for Christmas shopping in Palm Springs below.



If you've ever felt that there just aren't enough accessories out there for your furry friends, it's time to pop into Cold Nose, Warm Heart. This dog-friendly boutique sells everything you could possibly need to make sure Fido is as comfortable...  Read More



If you think CDs are so last decade, one trip to the Record Alley at Westfield Palm Desert will have you singing a different tune. The desert's only independently owned and operated record store offers aisles filled with new and used CDs, DVDs...  Read More



Need to add a little kick to your spice cabinet back home? Then be sure to stop in at Savory Spice Shop on El Paseo. This cute boutique specializes in every seasoning and spice blend you can think of, from handfuls of pepper varieties to...  Read More



Charming, retro and uniquely Palm Springs are three ways to describe the Uptown Design District, and if you're a modernism fan in any sense, you won't want to miss the shops in this district. This stretch of Palm Canyon Drive celebrates the...  Read More



A stroll through downtown Palm Springs is a must for any trip to the desert. The downtown area is a shopping mecca for anyone who loves art, boutique clothing stores and all things modern. Spend a day looking for antique treasures at thrift...  Read More



While Beverly Hills has Rodeo, the Coachella Valley has El Paseo. The Shops on El Paseo shopping district is often compared to the iconic Los Angeles shopping district, and for good reason. With blocks of boutiques, high-end retailers and quaint...  Read More



The Gardens on El Paseo is an upscale retail shopping center in Palm Desert. Located in the heart of El Paseo, a street inspired by the famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, The Gardens are a separate shopping mall between San Pablo Avenue and...  Read More



Love designer labels but not the designer prices? Head to the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon, where you can score trendy merchandise from hundreds of designers at a fraction of the retail price. Less than an hour from Palm Springs, this...  Read More



Every Saturday and Sunday morning, the College of the Desert parking lot transforms into the desert's largest street fair. Hundreds of vendors set up makeshift shops at this street fair, resulting in hours of shopping and bargain hunting. You'll...  Read More



Want to enjoy shopping with your favorite retailers in an air-conditioned mall? Head to Westfield Palm Desert, one of the only traditional indoor shopping malls in the Coachella Valley. Anchored by retail giants like JCPenney, Sears, Barnes and...  Read More


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