3 Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day in La Jolla

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It’s easy to get wrapped up in our day-to-day lives during the year, and sometimes we forget to spend that extra time with our loved ones, especially our grandparents. This year, National Grandparents Day falls on Sunday, September 13; instead of calling grandma or grandpa on the phone or sending a sweet email, invite them to spend time with you in La Jolla for a change of pace. Here are 3 ways you can leisurely celebrate Grandparents Day in the Village!
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12 Days of Great Holiday Gift Ideas

xmas giftFor the past 12 days, we featured a new gift idea to help you with your Christmas shopping. If you are the ultimate last minute shopper, here is a recap of the 12 Days of Great Holiday Gift ideas. Continue reading

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 Amazon.com 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 5 of Great Holiday Gift Ideas

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Are you headed out to a holiday party (or parties) this season? If you don’t want to show up empty-handed and want to thank your gracious host, Day 5 of Great Holiday Gift Ideas is all about host gift ideas.

This La Jolla shop is the perfect place to stop by before your next holiday party.

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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.