Looking for holiday gifts or a special treat for yourself? Go on a shopping spree in San Diego’s Little Italy for Small Business Saturday on November 30. As the largest Little Italy in nation, this 48-square block neighborhood is home to many one-of-a-kind boutiques, galleries and shops for quality items that can only be found in the neighborhood. On this eventful day, multiple businesses will be offering in-store specials and discounts for shoppers to enjoy, including longer business hours to find meaningful gifts for everyone on your list.
Start your shopping journey at James Coffee Co., a “not so small” coffee house filled with many pop up shops to explore. Grab a cup of locally brewed coffee before stepping inside Home Ec., a supply store filled with books, home accessories and hobby kits perfect for any at home project. Or wander into Card Shop SD to find unique greeting cards for any upcoming occasion.
If you’re looking for perfect home décor and furniture pieces, look no further than North Little Italy for the homeowner’s design destination. Voted Best Furniture Store and Best Place to Buy Rugs in San Diego Magazine’s 2019 Retail Awards, D3 Home offers some of the best modern and designed pieces that will complete any home. Or stop at Klassik, a high end consignment store that features a variety of trading items including furniture, jewelry and contemporary art. More ready-to-hang art pieces can also be found at Stefanie Bales Fine Art. This gallery offers nature inspired painting, murals or smaller gift items such as coasters and magnets that’ll serve as perfect stocking stuffers.
On the main street of Little Italy, surf enthusiasts can venture into Atacama Surf Shop. This urban surf shop carries a variety of popular beach brands and locally made surf boards ready to hit the waves on San Diego’s coastlines. Another boutique on India Street is Be Boutique, a unique shop full of beautiful clothing pieces and accessories that’ll cater to your personal style.
When you’re ready to wind down, head over to the Fir Cottages located on West Fir Street for some hidden gems. The old fisherman homes transformed into unique boutiques are home to Gloss the Salon and Spacific Skin Care and Waxing Lounge, where you can partake in a self-care activity and treat yourself to some well-deserved pampering. For apothecary and household items, stop at Vitreum and Love & Aesthetics, both stores carry table top items and homemade soaps, fragrances and candles that’ll serve as a perfect at home spa kit for yourself or others. Inside Rosamariposa are beautifully made accessories such as colorful, travel-inspired headbands, necklaces and bracelets.
Support your local community and shop local for Small Business Saturday in Little Italy for special gifts for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in exclusive deals and discounts while spending the day in one of San Diego’s premier neighborhoods!