(credit: Blue Windows)

(credit: Blue Windows)


Orange County is full of stores offering some really unique and great gifts. From Costa Mesa to Mission Viejo and everywhere in between, the following stores offer small, but personal gifts that will most definitely be appreciated by the recipient!

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(credit: Kym B./yelp)


Paper Source
3333 Bear St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 957-8555
www.papersource.com

Whether it’s the holidays or not, Paper Source offers a unique blend of gifts that are great to bring home for yourself, a friend, or for your sweetheart. You won’t find anything especially expensive here, but the store is known for its unique cards, gift wrapping, stationary, crafts, envelopes, notepads, and more. During the holidays, they step it up a notch with festive ornaments like reindeers, felt bears, lumberjacks, glass trains, and other unique hanging gifts. Or, it’s a great place to get your holiday cards. Forget Hallmark this holiday season. Instead, Paper Source has more unique cards that will give your gift a special look.

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(credit: Nancy D./yelp)


Papyrus
The Shops at Mission Viejo
226 The Shops Blvd
(949) 364-0030
www.papyrusonline.com

With locations throughout Southern California, including Orange County and Los Angeles, Papyrus is well known for their unique greeting cards, wrapping services, and holiday decor. But, they are a great place to stop by to get a wide variety of cute gifts. From knit stockings, a wide variety of ornaments, cool notepads, unique books, beautiful frames and much more, you’ll definitely find something here.

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(credit: Blue Windows)


Blue Windows
5276 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 434‑7195
www.bluewindows.com

Located in the heart of Long Beach’s beau­ti­ful Belmont Shore, Blue Windows is a great place to visit for those looking for small, but meaningful gifts. From jewelry (ranging in price from inexpensive to somewhat pricey), home goods, stationary, accessories, and seasonal gifts, you’ll be sure to find plenty of great items here. Some stand out items include Christmas ornaments like a felt donkey, a fox and a pickup truck, Christmas cups, an “Oh What Fun” mug, reindeer blankets, a big selection of beautiful candles and more. Accessories here include everything from keychains, magnets, key trays, and socks.

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(credit: Halfpoint/shutterstock)


AREO Home
207 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 376-0535
www.areohome.com

Laguna Beach’s AREO Home features a wide variety of seasonal gifts for the holidays. From sitting golden retriever ornaments, holiday candles, a Christmas candy set of matches, a selection of animal ornaments and much more, you’ll find some pretty unique items here. Aside from seasonal gifts, the store also offers everything from boxes and containers, hooks & hangers, hanging accents, jewelry, mirrors, lighting, spa items and much more.

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(credit: Willow Manor Gifts)


Willow Manor
22312 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 858-1216
www.willowmanorgifts.com

Known for a myriad of gifts, Willow Manor in Rancho Santa Margarita, is one of the best places for seasonal gifts. With a huge selection of specialty items for any reason or season including gifts, Willow Manor offers items including candles, Christmas items, and other odds and ends.