The La Jolla Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide - Hi SweetheartFather’s Day can be one of the toughest holidays to shop for, but you can give Dad a gift you know he’ll find special by getting it from the place closest to his heart: La Jolla! If you’re cramped for time like we are, narrow your search with this gift guide sure to include something for everyone.
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Needlepoint of La Jolla Showcases Horses, Mermaids and More at Upcoming Trunk Show

photo1Looking for a colorful gift idea? Needlepoint of La Jolla features beautiful, handcrafted needlepoint canvases, totes, bags and more. A trunk show will kick off on Saturday, March 8 until March 22 showcasing Laurel Burch canvases, totes, bags and purses. Canvases start at $24 and prices of bags start at $12. Continue reading

Day 12 of Great Holiday Gift Ideas

There are only 2 days left until Christmas! Are you done making your shopping lists and checking it twice? If you are last minute shopping or still need to get your shopping done, Day 12 of Great Holiday Gift Ideas features gifts you can pick up right here in La Jolla.

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Day 9 of Great Holiday Gift Ideas

There are only 7 days left until Christmas! Skip the traffic, congested parking lots and huge crowds at the mall this year. Day 9 of Great Holiday Gift Ideas features gifts that will last all year long and help support great local organizations.

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Day 8 of Great Holiday Gift Ideas

Photo Cube Compact PrinterA picture is worth a million words. With the Iphone 5 and new Android phones, the art of photography has taken over social media. But what happens to all of those pictures? The convenience of having a camera on a smartphone made it easier to take pictures but how often do we print pictures? Day 8 of Great Holiday Gift Ideas features a device that easily prints photos right from your phone!

VuPoint Photo Cube Printer prints straight from your mobile device or tablet. You don’t have to waste any time or money heading to the drugstore to get your pictures. Just snap away and print them in a few minutes! The VuPoint Photo Cube Printer is a great gift idea for college students, tech savvy travelers and anyone wanting to create instant memories.

The VuPoint Photo Cube Printer is compatible with iPhones, all iPads, Galaxy/Android smartphones and tablets running OS 2.0 and above.

Here are some cool features of the Photo Cube Printer:

  • No computer needed
  • Includes free app for your device
  • Prints 4″x6″ photos, 4″x11″ photos or 4″x16″ size photos
  • Printing time is 1-3 minutes depending on the size

The VuPoint Photo Cube Printer is available on or at Sharper Image. Amazon listing price is about $172 plus shipping and $159.99 at Sharper Image.

If you enjoy taking pictures of La Jolla, make sure you share them on our FaceBook page or use #LaJolla . Your picture could be featured on La Jolla Blue Book’s FaceBook, Twitter @LaJollaBlueBook or blog!

Day 1 of Great Holiday Gift Ideas

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This is Day 1 of the La Jolla Blue Book’s 12 Days of Great Holiday Gift Ideas. For the next twelve days we will be posting a gift idea. We know it can get complicated when gift shopping for love ones, so we are here to help you out.
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Holiday Shopping in La Jolla

Holiday shopping in La Jolla, or in the town’s Village, is ideal for finding unique gifts for friends and family.  The streets are lined with antique shops and art galleries, allowing shoppers to pick one-of-a-kind pieces for gifts that are sure to be cherished.  There are also a variety of boutique clothing stores and consignment shops that offer unique and vintage gift options for children, men and women.

Some of the shopping highlights of downtown La Jolla are the beautiful jewelers that feature handcrafted items made from local materials.  Many jewelers highlight classic, contemporary and vintage styles that include precious stones and metals including gold, white gold, silver and platinum.  From pendants to rings, there is sure to be a stunning piece that is perfect for your loved one and will make the holiday one to remember.

For early holiday celebrations, be sure to stop by one of the La Jolla florists and pick up a bouquet or flower arrangement as a gift to enhance any holiday environment.  With a variety of arrangements to choose from, you can also add certain flowers or decorations for a touch of holiday flare.  Many florists have holiday delivery available with ready to go flower arrangements that can be sent for a flat rate.

If you’re in town visiting family for the holidays and staying at one of the local La Jolla hotels, you are also located in close proximity to the local shopping scene.  In addition to the many unique vintage stores, the area is overflowing with gift shops.  Visitors can choose from stores including stationary and bookstores, high end specialty boutiques, as well as souvenir shops, ideal for individuals looking to commemorate their holiday trip.

With the holidays just around the corner, the downtown La Jolla district is already awaiting holiday shoppers.  The streets, decorated with lights, ornaments and various holiday trinkets for the town’s annual celebration and parade, allow visitors to enjoy the holiday spirit early during their shopping experience.  Use our La Jolla shopping directory to browse some of the shops and stores and begin your holiday shopping.