2301 San Joaquin Hills Road
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Gifting your favorite people with a sensation from nature is something to be cherished for a very long time. So, if this hits the spot for any humans on your list, hightail it to Roger’s Garden for a cornucopia of options in a heavenly Corona Del Mar setting. Beyond plants, flowers and other botanicals, you’ll discover all kinds of inspirational home and garden decor options at this delightful outpost that’s all decked out for the holidays in celebratory style, effectively inspiring shopping for that elusive present for a special someone.
MY-D Pins & Collectibles
1648 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802
If your friends are fans of the Mouse House and you want to honor that passion, head for this Anaheim treasure trove that calls itself the “one-stop shop for Disney pins, toys, collectibles, comic books, and more.” Situated conveniently near the famous park’s entrance, My-D Pins & Collectibles has been operating for the past nine years offering their precious “pinventory” to the public along with vintage toys and curiosities that go beyond Disney passions to commemorate such franchises as Marvel, Hot Wheels, Transformers and more. Of note: All staffers are aficionados of their own favorite characters and brands, a big plus when shopping for holiday pressies.
Honey & Butter Macarons
Irvine Spectrum Center
670 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 633
Irvine, CA 92618
Imagine the ideal macarons, made to perfection and with so much pizazz that the sweet treat would be impossible to resist. Then, envision a whole box of these irresistible meringue-based confections that originally hail from France. Talk about a foodie’s delight, especially so when purchased from this Irvine emporium or its sister station–housed in a vintage Airstream, no less and located at The Lab in Costa Mesa. Whatever outlet and whatever flavors you choose, be confident that the recipient of this present will be in for the best seasonal treat for 2017.
Fleur De Lys
369 E. 17th St., Suite 14
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
This self-described “modern mercantile” operating in Orange County since 2004 is ripe for the gift giver who wants access to a supreme selection of unique items all under one roof. Happily, many loyal customers think of Fleur De Lys as their go-to emporium for everything from jewelry and books to cooking accessories and everything else you might uncover in a swank general store on the Pacific coast. If you go, expect items from all over the world as well as from right in the immediate vicinity, much of which has been lovingly created by local artists. What a find!
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Did your friends or loved ones miss seeing “Hamilton” when the hit show hit Los Angeles? No worries. This hip hop extravaganza is booked for this lofty Costa Mesa venue come April so tickets to the Broadway bonanza would be like giving a slice of the Great White Way heaven to any selected recipient. So would gifting any of the other popular shows — like “Jersey Boys” and “The King and I” — set to play this snazzy venue. Choice from among the offerings of musical theater, of ballet performance, of jazz concerts and,of so much more.
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