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Shop Small This Holiday Season at These 12 Local SoCal Businesses

Good Things Come in Small Packages!

Written By: Taylor Gorski and Kaylin Waizinger Online Shopping Small Businesses

Now more than ever, it’s important to shop small. Small businesses in our community rely on our dollars to keep them alive and well. This holiday season, check everyone off your list with a thoughtful gift from one of our favorite, local small businesses. Happy gifting! 


1 | Landers Supply House Online Shopping Small Businesses

From unique vintage finds to cool canvas jackets, Landers Supply House has quite the selection of trendy gifts. Whether it’s shopping for your boyfriend, best friend or brother, you’re bound to find something they’ll love! Order online or pop in the store (mask on!) in Costa Mesa.


2 | Stitch & Feather at Pacific City Online Shopping Small Businesses

Featuring cozy sets, stylish tops and charming home decor, Stitch & Feather is the place to shop for that tricky person on your list. Shopping for a sister, girlfriend or mom? We recommend putting together a gift box of Stitch & Feather items—a coffee table book, cute sweater and minimalist candle would look great together. 


3 | HOUSE DE VIE Online Shopping Small Businesses

Working from home longer than expected? You might just want to buy this gift for yourself for a boost of inspiration. Otherwise, it’s a great all-in-one package to gift to your coworkers or boss. HOUSE DE VIE offers a work-from-home box full of wellness essentials (think Brain Dust from Moon Juice and sleek blue-light glasses). The box is thoughtfully curated to elevate your work experience. Start your 2021 grind on the right foot; order online and have it directly shipped to you. 


4 | Rancho Relaxo Online Shopping Small Businesses

Rancho Relaxo’s website has an entire gift guide for you to shop. From unique home decor to casual clothes, you’ll find delightful gift ideas. Order online now to have a relaxing rest of the month. 


5 | Galles Shop

Shop linen art from this local Costa Mesa artist. Buy a pre-made festive poster (with sayings like “Merry & Bright” and “Peace on Earth”), or customize a saying yourself—think hometowns or favorite quotes! This is a thoughtful gift for anybody on your list. Order on Etsy today! 


6 | Meet the Source

Costa Mesa’s favorite “unbakery” serves delightful sweet treats. Order a cake for a holiday celebration or deliver one to a loved one this holiday season. Bliss balls can be the perfect stocking stuffer or snack to leave for the one and only Santa Claus! 


7 | Semi Tropic Wines

Opened just weeks ago, Semi Tropic Wines sells an incredible selection of natural wines. While the wine bar is still being finished, shop in person in the quaint room filled with dozens of wine bottles. One person is allowed in the shop at once for a safe wine-buying experience. Stumped on what to get the in-laws or neighbors? A bottle of wine never disappoints!


8 | Give a Gift Card

With restaurants closed for outdoor and indoor dining in Southern California again, the times are uncertain (to say the least) for the hospitality industry. Purchase a couple of gift cards from your favorite local restaurant to support them and use the card when things are safer. Check out our takeout guides for some inspiration! 


9 | Little Italy Businesses

Little Italy is a chic San Diego neighborhood filled with local boutiques, specialty shops, trendy cocktail bars and more. In an effort to support these business this holiday season, the Little Italy Association created a local Facebook group Dine, Shop & Support #LittleItalySD where businesses can share their latest specials, items in-stock and current happenings. Check it out!


10 | Original Grain

San Diego-based watch company, Original Grain, has a unique, hand-crafted selection of wood and steel watches for both men and women. Each timepiece is made with sustainable, reclaimed and repurposed materials, demonstrating the company’s commitment to sustainability. To shop the holiday sale, click here!


11 | Liberty Station

Make Liberty Station your go-to for holiday gifts and treats this year! This lifestyle district’s stylish bars, restaurants and boutiques (including Liberty Public Market) are eager to make your season merry and bright! Whether you’re picking up a holiday cocktail basket from Moniker Cocktail Co., an assortment of adorable home goods from Pigment or a festive Santa Hat Cheesecake from Le Parfait Paris, the small businesses that make up Liberty Station could certainly use some love this season.


12 | The Shops At Thirteen Forty Five

This Palm Springs haven for artisan goods and art is a great place to shop for that trendy friend on your list. As a unique collective of 14 shops and galleries, The Shops At Thirteen Forty Five has everything from handmade pottery and Moroccan vintage rugs to vintage-inspired mens apparel and unique paintings and prints.

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