Best Christmas Shopping in San Diego, 2015

Whether you plan in advance or leave Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve, there are plenty of places in San Diego to help fill that space under the tree.

Last minute shoppers or those who don't have a gift in mind should probably head to Fashion Valley mall where the county's largest variety of stores await. Options include include designer labels, toy stores for the kids and even an opportunity to hire a personal shopper to customize the experience. 

When on the hunt for a special gift, stop into Tiffany & Co. at Fashion Valley mall or Westfield UTC. Feel confident that almost anything in a blue box will go over well. In addition to jewelry, the Fashion Valley store carries a variety of housewares, handbags and stationary goods.

Geppetto's Toys is San Diego's most popular place to find gifts for kids. There are multiple locations across the county and parents love that returns and exchanges are easily processed with just the price tag on the box. The toy store is known for being able to expertly recommend perfect gifts for kids in all price ranges.

Whatever you need for the person on your list can be found at these 10 San Diego shopping spots. Good luck.



Cedros Avenue Design District is located in Solana Beach between the streets Via de la Valle and Lomas Santa Fe. Its 2 1/2 blocks consist of more than 85 shops, restaurants, spas and boutiques. You'll find everything from books, maternity...  Read More



Flower Hill Promenade is an ever-expanding shopping area east of the I-5 freeway in Del Mar. Here, shoppers will find a low-key, easy to navigate outdoor area filled with specialty boutiques ranging from high-end cheese to cigars along with...  Read More



This store is adorable. Go here to find gifts for pretty much all ages that are practical, witty and stylish. As the name implies, the boutique is full of accessories but it's not just jewelry on offer. They have an enormous selection of TOMS...  Read More



The Carlsbad Premium Outlets are located just west of The Flower Fields and east of the I-5, near LEGOLAND. This outlet mall has over 90 stores and restaurants offering an average savings of between 25%-65% off of retail prices. Sometimes, you...  Read More



Westfield UTC is an upscale, open-air shopping complex located in San Diego's "Golden Triangle" west of La Jolla. Featuring more than 140 specialty shops and department stores, shoppers can walk among swaying palms, beautiful water-wise...  Read More



Geppetto's Toys is San Diego's favorite toy store with multiple locations throughout the county including this one in La Jolla. Toy experts are on hand to guide customers when purchasing for any age range. Toys for sale represent the best of the...  Read More



There's a reason why Warwick's is voted La Jolla's best book store year after year. It's the country's oldest family-owned and operated book store. If you're shopping in La Jolla, you must stop in. One side is dedicated to books, with children's...  Read More



Hi Sweetheart is a little gift boutique located in the heart of beautiful La Jolla, California on Ivanhoe Avenue. The shop is filled with hand-picked gift items from crafts-people and small companies from around the world. Hi Sweetheart prides...  Read More



The luxury jeweler has been a name associated with taste and style for well over a decade. Beyond jewelry, Tiffany & Co. also retails china, silver goods, handbags, stationary, small gifts and crystal. This is the largest of the two San...  Read More



Fashion Valley, centrally-located in San Diego's Mission Valley district, is a shoppers' delight, not only because of its 200 stores and restaurants, but because of al fresco design draws in plenty of SoCal sunshine to enjoy in between stores....  Read More


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