Did you wait until the last minute again? Local shops have got your back. What better time to support the San Diego economy than while picking up awesome gifts for those favorite people you forgot to shop for? Here are a few ideas to get you going this weekend:

Collins & Coupe
2876 El Cajon Boulevard
This new local retailer opened in North Park just in time to meet your holiday shopping needs. It specializes in all of your home bartending needs, from glassware to cocktail mixers. It features a lot of perfectly giftable, locally made products as well, including bitters from R&D Bitters and Boy Drinks World,  plus elegant bar tools from Standard Spoon.

Graffiti Beach and Thread + Seed
2220 Fern Street and 2870 Fourth Ave
These sister gift shops offer no shortage of ideas, whether you’re shopping for friends, family, colleagues, or a significant other. Head to South Park to find Graffiti Beach, and Bankers Hill for Thread + Seed. We’re partial to these watches, but this handy gift guide Graffiti Beach put together offers dozens of ideas.

2946 Adams Avenue
This Adams Avenue gift boutique has plenty of exquisitely designed items for the home, including these unique handmade coffee mug sets. Come for the mugs, stay for the small shop’s tastefully curated selection. It’s tough to go wrong when you shop local like this.

Hunt & Gather
2871 University Avenue
This North Park boutique offers terrific fashions that will look good on your stylish friends, ranging from hats and boots to funky garments and statement shades. But since tis the season, you might want to hurry in this weekend and browse Hunt & Gather’s delightfully awful selection of ugly xmas sweaters.


Native Poppy
2335 University Avenue
This North Park florist has a great idea for holiday gift: flower subscriptions! You may arrange for bouquets to be delivered regularly throughout the year — monthly, or you choose the occasion. To learn more, check out this nifty video Native Poppy put together: