Shopping at Home for the Holidays

first_imgIt’s cram time for holiday shopping, and many San Pedro residents may be wondering how to quickly find presents for everyone on their list. Here is a guide to finding gifts at stores right here in San Pedro, so you can shop without having to leave town. For the clotheshorse Curvy Cult Plus, near Seventh and Pacific, has a great selection of affordable stylish clothes. Bags start at $13, tops are around $20 and there is plenty of jewelry under $10. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champRebecca’s Closet, in the Eighth Street Lofts, carries stylish bags, tops and jeans, as well as kids’ outfits. Also in the shops at Eighth Street Lofts, Maral offers flowing tops and pretty scarves for women. Mia’s Boutique and Design on West Eighth Street and Weymouth Avenue also has unique tops, leather bags and jewelry. If you’re aiming to please a shoe addict, try Catwalk Shoes. The Sixth Street shop – which has sleek heels by BCBG, Steve Madden and Calvin Klein – plans on having a sale sometime this month. For the working mom Give Mom a chance to relax and pamper herself with a beauty treatment at home, or at one of the local spas or salons. Western Avenue offers a few top-notch spas, such as Harbor Health and Spa, Bellage Beauty and Spa or Jasmine’s Day Spa, which have plenty of facial, beauty and massage services. Laura Denise Salon, in the Eighth Street Lofts shops, offers “cuts, dries and killer dos,” and will have a close-out sale this month on products from Redken, Joy and Nioxin. Glamour Puss on Sixth Street has a sale table with gifts $25 and under, including hair-care and beauty products for men and women. The shop also has an assortment of trendy hair accessories. Also on Sixth Street, Fragments has Aveda gift sets for men and women, ranging from $32 to $88. Stylists also said the shop’s jewelry collection has been going fast. For the bookworm Even for the person you think has read everything out there, San Pedro stores can offer something unique. Williams Bookstore, the oldest bookstore in Los Angeles, offers works by local authors, such as Sam Domancich and Angi Ma Wong, as well as magazines and cards. Under the Bridge Bookstore and Gallery carries a selection of books by Latino or lesser-known authors as well as art by local artists, and collectibles such as porcelain Barbies, Harley Davidson Coin Banks, Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars, and out-of-print books. For Mom or Sis Z Fabrique on Sixth Street is filled with knick-knack covered shelves and jewelry cases. A soft kimono or sweet-smelling incense will be a relaxing treat, or you can wish a loved one luck in the new year with a miniature Buddha or Ganesh, which owner Nancy Scott said are big sellers this time of year. You could also find a special Christmas ornament in one of the many baskets of holiday decorations. For Dad Schedule a tee time at the nine-hole Palos Verdes Shores Golf Club. Or if you want to pony up from $145 to $375 per player, try the much talked about Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. For the dog lover Homemade dog treats and toys are available at sanpedro, a local Web site. They will ship anywhere, but there is free delivery to port town addresses. And the gift will be extra special because during the holiday season, the site is donating 50 percent of proceeds to local animal shelters and rescue centers, which have been even more crowded after the October wildfires. For the collector JD Hobbies on Sixth Street offers an eclectic assortment of models, games, action figures and books. Most of the merchandise is military related, such as the 1:3 scale soldier figurine or model airplanes, but there are also board games and old toys. For the history buff Give Dad or Grandpa the gift of quality time, and take them back to the good ol’ days with a visit to the SS Lane Victory, Fort MacArthur Military Museum or Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial. For the man’s man Home Depot, at Gaffey and Westmont, stocks plenty of power tools and goodies for the craftsman or do-it-yourself guy in your life. And after a hard day of building, he’ll surely like to relax with a locally made drink at the downtown San Pedro Brewing Company, which offers gift certificates. For the young chatterbox Give the gift that keeps on giving, at least until your kid’s allowance runs out. The new T-Mobile store on Fifth and Gaffey carries prepaid cell phones, which range from $40 to $400 and can be refilled as needed. For the sweet tooth Find fresh baked goods, such as fruitcake, Santa and snowmen cookies, holiday-themed cakes and stollen, a German Christmas cake with candied citron and walnuts, at Polly Ann Bakery on West Eighth Street and Weymouth Avenue. The bakery will also accept special orders for Christmas Day by Dec. 22. For the fitness freak Sign your pumped pal up for a personal trainer at Xplosive Strength and Speed, on 37th Street. Women looking to shed the extra holiday pounds can check out the all-women gym Curves, on Western Avenue, which also offers nutrition experts and diet advice. For the philanthropist Make a donation in a loved one’s name to one of San Pedro’s charities or organizations. You’ll feel warm and fuzzy inside, and you won’t have to bother with gift wrap. Many local charities and organizations are included on this San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Web page: www.san 1348.htm For the music lover Give your aspiring musician a new instrument, sheet music, guitar picks, drum sticks or other music accessories from Alva’s Music and Alva’s Dance on West Eighth Street and Weymouth Avenue. The store carries a wide variety of electric and acoustic guitars, drums and more electric instruments, such as autoharps, dulcimers and harmonicas. For the trendy tyke Schedule an appointment with Tallulah’s Trunk, a traveling children’s boutique that will come to your door with clothes for 2- to 7-year-old boys and 2- to 12-year-old girls. E-mail [email protected] .com. For a hip baby, try Rock `n’ Ell on West Eighth Street and Weymouth Avenue, where you can find onesies, bibs, shirts and tank tops by Lucky 13 and socks by Trumpette. The store also carries . vintage-style photo albums and beaded bracelets, headbands and hairclips for infants and toddlers For the art lover The San Pedro Arts Association is holding a holiday exhibition with one-of-a-kind “gifts, arts and fine crafts” from local artists. The exhibit is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 27 at the San Pedro Arts Gallery in Ports O’ Call Village. Visit www.sanpedroarts .org for more information. For the theater buff The Little Fish Theatre in downtown San Pedro offers dinner and theatre packages from $40 to $48 per person for The Copper Room, the Whale & Ale and Sixth Street Bistro. For more info, visit www.littlefishtheatre .org/dinner.html. [email protected], [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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