San Diego Holiday Shopping Guide

The holidays are here once again — which means that the hunt for those perfect gifts has also made a return. Not to worry! The San Diego holiday shopping scene is overflowing with unique boutiques and locals’ favorite shops. Here, you’ll discover countless options full of hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind gifts certain to put a smile on the face of everyone on your list. So if you’re looking for some great places to get started, we’ve got you covered. 

Rare Bloom (0.7 miles)

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Our neighbors at this boho-chic boutique have long represented a local staple for easy, breezy, and ready to wear ladies’ couture. Their constantly updated inventory includes wide selections of styles, from casual wear, to professional couture, to just-for-fun pieces. You’ll also find a far deeper-than average selection of gifts, accessories, jewelry, gift baskets, kids’ items, and home décor. Not sure what your recipient would like? Rare Bloom also offers gift cards for a great gift that’s guaranteed to never go out of style. The best part? Rare Bloom is within walking distance of your room at Holiday Inn Bayside.

2841 Cañon St, San Diego, CA 92106


En Concordia (0.8 miles)

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Situated in the lovely Roseville part of Point Loma, En Concordia bills themselves as “a planty place for planty people”. The staff is built entirely from the greenest of thumbs, and they’re always happy to fill you in on how to bring a little greenery into your life. Everyone is incredibly helpful, friendly, and genuinely cares about you being able to keep your home’s plants alive and thriving. En Concordia also carries clean, organic beauty products, organic foods, and some of the most interesting plant pots and hangers you’ll find anywhere. 

3028 Cañon St, San Diego, CA 92106 


Liberty Station (1.2 miles)

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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


Pigment (1.4 miles)

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Pigment (inside Liberty Station) also warrants a special callout. 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.  

2820 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106


Seaport Village (4.3 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 crossing names off of their holiday shopping lists as they stroll the Village’s sunny, open-air thoroughfares. Specialty shops offer seasonal items ideally-suited for home décor and gifts. 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


Pangea Outpost (6.9 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. You’ll find plenty 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


Verbatim Books (11 miles away)

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You truly never know what you’ll find when you stop into Verbatim Books, but chances are it’ll be worth the trip. As promised on the mint-green façade, the curated selection of books inside range from “antiquarian” to contemporary and everything in between. Verbatim is also the premier place to go if you’re looking for local authors, micro-publishers, limited-run and first editions, and even work from area artists. 

3793 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104  


Let Holiday Inn Host Your Holiday Shopping Spree  

Looking for a convenient home base from which to launch your San Diego holiday shopping adventure? Holiday Inn Bayside offers fantastic rates, a central location, and guest-friendly amenities you won’t find anywhere else. Take a look at our Special Offers page, select the travel deal that’s right for you, and shop your heart out!