Below is a list of the top and leading Gift Shops in San Diego. To help you find the best Gift Shops located near you in San Diego, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
San Diego’s Best Gift Shops:
The top rated Gift Shops in San Diego are:
- United Nations International Gift Shop – has gift items from around the world
- Wheelhouse Gift Shop – sells waterfront visitor essentials and souvenir products
- Library Shop – books and library gift shop funding the SDPL
- Pangaea Outpost – locally sourced gift ideas and quality imports
- Kiko + Sven – handpicked products for the skin, home, or a present for yourself
United Nations International Gift Shop
United Nations International Gift Shop promotes quality gift items coming from various parts of the world. Their collection of jewelry, cultural pieces, artifacts, and books came from Scandinavia, Latin America, Russia, Africa, Poland, and more. The shop wants to introduce the idea of coexistence that they are a firm supporter of. Special gifts for your friends and family members are made even more special with this priced items that are either hand-carved, sculpted, or a one-of-a-kind item on its own.
Instruments & Artifacts, Hand-carved Boxes & Sculptures, Nesting Dolls, Lacquer Pins & Boxes, Exotic Jewelry, Ethnic Clothing, Books
“Great idea to have small houses represent their countries and share in so passionate way.” –Ivan Racic
Wheelhouse Gift Shop
Wheelhouse Gift Shop can be found just a couple of steps away from the Flagship Loading Dock just north of the Broadway Pier in the San Diego Embarcadero. Being the Flagship’s own gift store, it has all the things that a person visiting the waterfront should carry. They have hats, sunscreens, sunglasses, shirts, food and beverage, and souvenirs, gifts, and keepsakes. What looked like a quaint shop on the outside has actually so much more to offer inside with its hoodies, magnets, and mugs.
San Diego T-Shirts, Hats, Hoodies & Sweatshirts, Mugs, Shot Glasses, Magnets, Post Cards, Sunglasses & Sunblock, Dramamine, Snacks
“All in all, I have recommended them before buying and after buying a great gift from them, I will definitely continue to recommend them to others. Great customer service, very knowledgeable staff, and oh yea – parking in the back too!” –Deanna Williams
Library Shop has a selection of expertly curated gift items and books that would definitely catch the eye of library enthusiasts, book worms, and librarians themselves. It has been in operation since 2013 created through the passion of the Friends of the Library and the San Diego Public Library Foundation. It is worth noting that every item that you would purchase from the shop would go directly to the San Diego Public Library system. By patronizing their locally crafted gift products, you were able to help artisans and vendors in the area while showing your appreciation to valuable items.
Books We Love, Literary Goodies, Great Gifts, Gifts for Kids, Stationery, SDPL Merchandise
“Really neat gifts and goodies. It’s not just about books. At the time I went, they had a discount rack, 50% off. Items vary in price. Every time I’ve gone, the people working there have been very nice. Park down below and scan your parking ticket inside for 2 free hours.” –Kitty Gunn
Pangaea Outpost was established in 2014 and has been providing the San Diego community of residents and tourists a unique shopping experience. Its name literally meaning “all lands, helps identify the gift shop’s dedication to bring not only locally-sourced items but quality imports from numerous locations globally. From more than 70 local vendors and artists, you will be treated to a vast selection of local arts, jewelry, apparel, crystals, home decorations, and some apparel. The shop is located a block away from the Pacific Beach Crystal Pier.
Gypsy Dreams, Pixel on Wood, Blue Daisy, Grateful Home, Fashion Forward San Diego, Remember Then, Dhanika Yoga, Wax & Whimsy, Mermaids Cove
“This store is about 20 stores in one. Great selection in a variety of brands and categories. Lots of in-home decorations, clothing for men, women, and kids, hats, toys, cards, jewelry, and more.” –Tyler Bastianelli
Kiko + Sven
Kiko + Sven is a boutique gift shop owned by Brenna Van Norman carrying global products personally selected. Brianna envisioned the shop to house handcrafted jewelry and locally made soy candles. She puts all her creative efforts in curating the shop’s offering being a retailer for years. A set of skincare products that have been handpicked can also be found at the store. Though they were keen on focusing on local artisan items, the shop values customer shopping experience hence they have added exotic products from around the world. At Kiko + Sven, home goods, cards, greens, clothes, and jewelry will greet and captivate you.
Clean Beauty, Clothing, Pons Avaras, Jewelry, Plants, Home, Baby + Mama, Accessories, Kitchen + Pantry, E-Gift Cards
“Love is in many ways! Great little boutique shop, fair prices, local jewelry, just lovely.” -Stephanie Lessmann
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.