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9 Del Mar Shops That’ll Make Gift-Giving a Breeze This Holiday Season

‘Tis the Season to Get Started on That Gift List!

Take the stress out of your gift hunt with a trip to Del Mar Highlands Town Center this holiday season! Why waste your time looking for a pine needle in a holiday haystack at a generic big-box store when you could simplify your list at these local businesses? Whether you’re shopping for kids, trendsetting teens or high-end fashionistas, these nine shops are sure to make holiday shopping a breeze. Luxury labels, personally curated designer goods, eco-friendly activewear, unique gifts and home essentials are all conveniently located at this state-of-the-art center. The best part? You only have to find a parking spot once! Holiday Shopping Del Mar

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Daisy Blue

Whether you’re looking for a chic accessory, a stylish wardrobe piece or unique home accents, Daisy Blue has it all. This trendy boutique carries chic accessories and casual apparel that can upgrade any winter wardrobe. From silky-soft scarves and dainty jewelry to scented candles and soothing apothecary products, Daisy Blue’s selection of goods is sure to make anyone’s season merry and bright.


Holiday Shopping Del Mar

Little Apple

As sweater weather sweeps through SoCal, Little Apple has stocked up with everything from sherpas to sweaters. Chunky knits in earthy, warm colors and fuzzy teddy bear jackets are just begging to become someone’s new favorite loungewear. And for those days of endless California sunshine, Little Apple has a curated collection of dresses, from minis to maxis, and wardrobe basics to fill your closet.




If there’s a gal on your list that’s a challenge to shop for, you’ll want to hit Lolo first. This boho women’s boutique puts the “fun” in functional fashion. They provide trendy, fashion-forward styles and are committed to making your shopping experience a successful one. From deconstructed denim to leopard-print leggings, you’ll be able to find the perfect piece to fit any style.


Holiday Shopping Del Mar

Pretty Please

With customizable home decor and affordable fashion pieces, Pretty Please is the perfect place to shop for unique and giftable items. Whether it’s a sassy coffee mug or wine tumbler, a wide-brimmed hat or a perfectly broken-in pair of jeans, they have it all! The boutique prides itself in creating fun and memorable shopping experiences while helping you find exactly what you are looking for—ask their team for recommendations!



Rumeur Lingerie

We all have someone who is both a little naughty and a little nice. At Rumeur Lingerie, you’ll be able to find something sassy and something sweet! They have basic undergarments as well as a beautiful assortment of lingerie. If you’re not sure how to shop for someone else’s unmentionables, their team of associates can answer all your questions.


Holiday Shopping Del Mar


When it comes to shopping for the SoCal beachgoer in your life, Tillys is a great spot to start. Trends for teens and kids as well as styles for adults are available in a wide range of sizes. Here, you can find everyone’s favorite surf and skate brands, from Billabong and O’Neill to Hurley and The North Face. Everything at Tillys is reasonably priced, so prepare for some killer sales and discounts!




For that high-end fashionista on your list, Tucci fits the bill. This locally owned San Diego boutique specializes in exceptionally curated clothing with a personalized touch. Offering items for head-to-toe styling, Tucci is your hub for all things trendy, unique and show-stopping. If you’re in search of some chic and sporty apparel or a pair of statement sneakers, this boutique has you covered. You can also shop online and receive free shipping on orders of $150 or more!


Holiday Shopping Del Mar


For the active person on your list, you can’t go wrong with name-brand label Vuori. Their premium performance apparel includes both a men’s and women’s line for those on the go. A blend of fitness, surf, sport and art, Vuori’s clothing speaks to the SoCal lifestyle. Ethically manufactured with a dedication to sustainability, Vuori also puts an emphasis on social responsibility and community leadership.



Le Parfait Paris

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Perfect for stocking stuffers and sweet rewards, Le Parfait Paris has an assortment of edible gifts that everyone will enjoy. Macarons, bonbons, chocolates and teas are just a few of the delectable gifts available. Goodies are available in gift boxes, starting with six macarons or 18 bonbons. They package their beautifully crafted sweets, so all that’s left for you to do is take the credit for being so (deliciously) thoughtful.


Holiday Shopping Del Mar

Del Mar Highlands Town Center
12925 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130

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Jessica Young has lived in San Diego since 2003. She is a graduate of San Diego State University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Anthropology from San Diego State University. She also holds Master's Degree in Education from University of California, San Diego. Young works as a journalism teacher at Orange Glen High School in Escondido, Calif.

Young is the President of the San Diego Journalism Education Association and serves on the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees for the Quill and Scroll International Journalism Honor Society. She is an active member of the scholastic journalism community and teaches at workshops and conventions around the country. She was recognized as a "Rising Star" by the Journalism Education Association.

In addition to teaching, Young enjoys running with her adopted golden retriever, Maxwell. She has conquered the Original Marathon course in Athens, Greece as well as the Inca Trail in Peru. Young also dabbles in baking and photography. You can follow her adventures on instragram at: @racingcupakes.




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