Making a list? When checkin’ it twice we suggest shopping homegrown this season. Head to the Headquarters at Seaport Village, an uncrowded place to find curated gifts from local artisans. From toys and surf-inspired presents to urban art, chocolate and boho chic, here is where you’ll find gifts for those last few people on your list. Scroll down and discover why this spot is a great spot for last minute gifts.
Little explorers will dig finding the jail cells in the historic police headquarters that was built in 1939 and decommissioned in 1987. Look at old time pictures of the people held there, take a cute mug shot and view a display of old police department remains. The Headquarters itself has a beautiful and open feel with clay tile roofs and Mediterranean-style archways. Now, there are many outdoor couches around the center with large shade umbrellas to sit and put up your feet!
Where To Shop
For Kids of All Ages: Geppetto’s Toy Store
Brian Miller, Geppetto’s owner, personally gets involved in picking the toys that are sold in his locally-owned San Diego stores, which in some ways makes him the real Santa Claus. Miller’s focus is on curating toys with high play value and the best quality. This season you’ll find everything from wood building blocks for the littles, to the latest hot board games, and science kits to inspire future thinkers. Not sure what to get that special kiddo? Let the Geppetto elves help you find the perfect present. Bonus: wrapping is all free.
For Sand and Surf-Inspired Gifts: Urban Beach House
For family (and friends) who wear the classic surf brands, wade into the locally-owned Urban Beach House store. You’ll love the hip vibe and dig not only the latest on-trend surf fashions but also, the best accessories. From a Cali-Love trucker hat and locally-made jewelry to the best sunblock. You’ll also find cute and quirky home decor for all those beach-lovers on your list.
Read all the gift giving ideas at RedTri.com.