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The holidays are upon us and they are shaping up to be a little more special this year. Shop local this year with a little help from the ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station Holiday Gift Guide. From whimsical trinkets to one-of-a-kind pieces, here are a few unique and creative holiday gifts for everyone on your list…even yourself!

 FOR HER | Things That Sparkle
  • THATCH: Show the woman in your life how special she is with handmade and female-designed jewelry pieces by sisters Jade and Lisa. Selections include braided chains, bold and minimalistic rings and a constellation and zodiac collection. Shoppers can also customize their pieces with engraving or build their own necklace from a variety of pendants and chains. Each piece is available in a choice of either 14k gold plated or rhodium plated. For those looking that little extra something special, THATCH offers custom fine jewelry pieces created exclusively with designer, Laura.
  • La Galleria: Shop for personal adornments, jewelry, home décor, and hand carved sculptures from around the world no passport required. La Galleria has established itself as the premier destination for artfully crafted gifts, decor, jewelry, custom water features, and floral designs from around the world. Plus, be sure to check out their brand-new selection of glamorous holiday décor.
FOR HIM | Skate & Surf Apparel
  • Imperfects: Give the man in your life something fashionable while also making a positive impact on the environment. Imperfects sources one-of-a-kind pieces and wardrobe staples all made in the USA from sustainable globally sourced fabrics that help reduce waste and lower your carbon footprint. Shop for everything from surfboards and skateboards to apparel and limited-edition collections.
FOR KIDS | Experiences & More!
  • Songbirds Music: Give the gift of music with a certificate from Songbirds Music to use towards classes like Music Together, Rhythm Kids or Canta y Baila Conmigo.
  • Apt 4 Music: Calling all music lovers and those who are looking to expand their musical talents. Apt 4 Music offers group or private music instruction lessons. Kids can find their passion for every instrument from drums to the guitar. Plus, all lessons include the use of an instrument throughout the session.
  • San Diego Craft Collective: Enjoy the art of crafting with workshops in everything from woodworking and architecture to sewing and ceramics. Plus, you get to take home everything you make.
  • Outside the Lens: Let your kids get behind the camera with a variety of photography workshops and classes from Outside the Lens. Learn everything from how to use photos to tell a story, to achieving the perfect lighting.
  • Monart School of Art: Holiday Themed Art & Music Combo Camps over Winter Break (Ages 5-7 & 8-12)
  • Milk Oolong Studio: Pottery Art and Experiences
FOR EVERYONE | Must-Haves Everyone Will Love
  • Point Loma Tea: Fill up your mug with a signature loose leaf herbal tea to stay cozy on chilly winter evenings.
  • Anne Gaffey Art: Sometimes you need something a little stronger than tea, so be sure to pick up an insulated wine tumbler adorned with original artwork from Anne Gaffey.
  • The Art of MVP: What’s more San Diego than the beach in the wintertime? Bring those chill vibes to your charcuterie with a variety of personalized resin cheese boards. Pick your colors and even add a personalized message.
  • Apricot Yarn & Supply: Get crafty with a curated collection of patterns, tools, yarns, and kits for everything you need to create these one-of-a-kind pieces. Don’t know where to begin? Check out their variety of 30-minutes classes for everything to get you started in the art of knitting and crocheting.
  • Karen Jones Art: Find Quilted cards, ornaments, quilted coaster, art prints, art quilts.
  • June Rubin Studio: Rubin cat & floral design mugs, Frida & sunflower plush throw pillows, small floral paintings, heart design with gems & more.
  • Artist Leslie Pierce/ And Something Different Art Studio: Signature style original artwork by Leslie Pierce. 
FOR YOU | Don’t forget about yourself!
  • The LOT: Sometimes you just need a break from the crowds, and what better place than a movie theater? The LOT has a full lineup of films including The Eternals, House of Gucci, Ghostbusters, and more! Plus, stick around after your movie for drinks and appetizers fireside overlooking one of the best views in ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station overlooking the Rady Children’s Ice Rink.
  • The Night Sky: Capture a special moment in time with a custom star map from The Night Sky of the night your heart skipped a beat. Was it your first kiss, the birth of a child or that moment you realized your world had changed? Each map is designed to last generations, printed on museum grade art matte paper using archival inks.
  • Chi Chocolat: Known for their fresh artisan chocolate, pick up something sweet just for you with a choice of truffles, bon bons, chunky slabs of premium chocolate, and succulent enrobed fruit selection.
  • Solare Ristorante: Enjoy a taste of Italy no passport required with classic Antipasti, house made pastas such as handmade ravioli filled with short rib, wood fire pizzas, and traditional Italian desserts like Tiramisu and panna cotta. Plus, be sure to check out their in-house wine shop for a robust collection of wines to impress every holiday party you attend.
  • Hakkai Aquascape Gallery: Aquascaping can be intimidating to beginners so we’ve put together some aquascaping starter kits for you! Select which style of aquascape you would like to make and we’ll put together everything you need to get started!
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