There’s no doubt that Laguna Beach offers some of the best shopping in Southern California. Even so, you may be stuck trying to figure out the perfect gift for one or two people on your list. Not to worry! Here are five great places in Laguna Beach where you can find unique and offbeat holiday gifts

Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy


Now in its 25th year, the Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy is a wonderland of handmade gifts crafted by local artists. If you’re shopping for jewelry, clothing or one-of-a-kind art, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for from the 175 artists who will have their work on display and for sale. With live holiday entertainment, a petting zoo and Santa, this is one shopping experience that is fun for the whole family. The Winter Fantasy is open on the weekends through December 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m

Laguna Playhouse


Is there someone on your list that’s a little tough to buy for? How about a gift certificate to The Laguna Playhouse? They’ve been delighting audiences for 95 consecutive years and present a full range of productions through their Mainstage, Youth Theater and Special Performances series. Gift certificates can be purchased in any denomination, can be used to purchase tickets to shows and never expire. What better way to say “I love you” than with a fun night out at the theater?

Bliss Paddle Yoga


Do you know a sports lover who is always trying out the latest fitness craze? Why not give the gift of a paddle board yoga lesson? Bliss Paddle Yoga not only provides standard paddle board lessons, they also offer classes in paddle board yoga. Learn the basic moves on the beach then paddle out into the ocean for a relaxing set of postures in one of the most spectacular settings you can imagine. There’s really nothing quite like it, and would make a truly memorable gift

Blue Sky’s Studio


Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for a hard-to-buy-for teen or family? A portrait session at Blue Sky’s Studio may be just the thing you need. Voted a “Top Family Photographer in Orange County,” Blue Sky’s Studio specializes in lifestyle photography that captures the essence of the subject. Treat someone you love to a family portrait session that can be turned into a beautiful coffee table book for generations to enjoy, or let your teen feel like a model for an afternoon with a cool shoot and some great pictures to give to friends and family

The Hat Box


Thinking about splurging on something unique and handmade, but not quite sure what to choose? How about a one-of-a-kind hat? The Hat Box specializes in handmade, high-fashion hats for both men and women, and the shop has been a local favorite for years. This is the place to go for Kentucky Derby, wedding or other special occasion hats – or if you just want to look your best! You can rest assured that the hat you purchase here today will be loved for many years to come

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If you’d like more information about Laguna Beach luxury homes for sale, please don’t hesitate to contact the Stanaland Group. Happy Holidays from our family to yours!