December 2020 Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Chic Under $75

El Paseo Shopping District - Gift Guide

Shop smart and local at The Shops on El Paseo, where you can find stylish gift ideas under $75. Buy one for yourself, too!

By Lisa Marie Hart



Under the twinkling holiday lights along El Paseo, smart buys await to please each friend and family member you wish to delight. If you envision chic, practical, or luxurious gifts, these picks from The Shops on El Paseo check all three boxes. Priced at $75 and less, these treasures are as thrilling to give as they are to receive.

It’s worth noting that the joy of seeing someone unwrap the perfect gift doubles when you’ve shopped for it locally. The community appreciates each purchase you thoughtfully select and tie up with a bow.

El Paseo Shopping District - Gift Guide
El Paseo Shopping District - Gift Guide

Dressing for the occasion this season means having a choice of elegant face masks on hand. St. John makes merry with animal prints, sequin, and richly hued boucle tweed in addition to solid colors. St. John signature face masks have removable toggles for an adjustable fit and an antimicrobial interior lining, with space for an optional filter; $45.

To find the secret ingredient for a decadent soak, look no further than Huile d'Aix Orange Blossom Bath Oil, straight from Provence and stocked at Margaux. Made with sweet almond extract, this lush bath oil softens the skin and soothes the mind with the immersive aroma of Fleurs d'Oranger from Côté Bastide. Find it alongside the shop’s vast assortment of French candles; $48.

El Paseo Shopping District - Gift Guide
The bag with its own cult following at Grayse wears a laser-cut mesh pattern that explores the sporty side of sophistication. The Payette satin evening bag is perfectly sized to hold a phone, lip gloss, and a few essentials to carry you through the night; $50. In-store only; call ahead for availability.
El Paseo Shopping District - Gift Guide
The purity of coconut oil allows the Badgley Mishka Night Spirit candle at Summer Colony Living to burn clean and soot-free while releasing the true perfume behind its intoxicating fragrance. Nocturnally inspired, the scent throws a moonlit garden of blooming lilies, fresh neroli petals, and white honeysuckle with a touch of creamy tonka bean and midnight woods; $72.
El Paseo Shopping District - Gift Guide
El Paseo Shopping District - Gift Guide
Brisk desert evenings are toasty and warm thanks to classic cool-weather accessories by Ralph Lauren. A Reversible Windowpane Wool-Blend Scarf ($65) and a sheepskin-palm pair of Quilted Touch Screen Field Gloves ($68) gloves look crisp and polished on their own or paired together.
El Paseo Shopping District - Gift Guide
Dining out certificates from The Shops on El Paseo restaurants are one size fits all and available in any denomination. Whether they sit under the cozy heaters for a special night of outdoor dining or order to take home, there is a meal for every palette with a gift card to Daily Grill, California Pizza Kitchen, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, or Kitchen 86.
El Paseo Shopping District - Gift Guide
El Paseo Shopping District - Gift Guide

Show team spirit with a gift from Drop It, the Coachella Valley’s premier sneaker and streetwear shop. Logo caps by ’47 flaunt a competitive attention to detail in each embroidered stitch ($21.99–$24.99). Special edition collector’s issues of Slam magazine highlight Michael Jordan’s and Kobe Bryant’s incredible lives and careers; $29.99.

Have a few more loved ones on your list? Lounging ladies will like slipping into something from Soma, from the spotted-trim All Day Scuffs by Minnetonka ($50) or the Cool Nights Pajama Set clients have been asking for by name; $49. At Oliver Peoples, the sharp eyeglass care kit shows you understand the importance of clean lenses and a clear perspective.

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