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.
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.
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.