Christmas is approaching and the malls will only get crazier, so skip that scene and find more unique gifts, all while supporting local San Marino businesses on Mission Street.
Mission Street may be small, but it packs a quality punch with stores where you can find something fun or interesting for people on your list.
Check out our list and photos to see where to go on Mission Street and stay tuned for another gift guide that covers more of the city next week!
Gifts for the Foodie
has baked goods, including their famous rosemary currant bread sold by the loaf, and other gourmet food products, books and accessories.
has a great variety of aprons and neat food accessories--even fake candy ornaments. and have delectable-looking ornaments too.
Gifts for the Bookworm
has fun, interesting books and has a few too.
Gifts for the Photo Fan
has an upscale, elegant selection of frames and offers custom picture framing while has a variety of photo albums.
Gifts for the College Sports Fan
Fancy That! Christmas, a seasonal store from the owners of , has quality UCLA and USC items, including ornaments. You can find Fancy That! Christmas in the former space.
Gifts for the Fashionista (or Fashionisto)
, , and are some shops where you can find fine frocks or even pajamas for a woman or sophisticated teen you know.
Men have fashion options too! has ties and custom suits and shirts and has cool everyday wear like tees, sweaters and jeans.
Gifts for the Workaholic
Get a gift certificate from or so a hardworking man or woman you know can relax with a massage or other treatment.
Gifts that Shine
There isn't a shortage of jewelry on Mission Street, whether you want something fun, traditional or all-out bling.
has a selection of fine handmade pieces by different designers. , and are just some of the other shops that carry fun, colorful pieces.
Gifts for the Animal Lover
Pet clothes, ornaments, frames, books and other gifts can be found at stores like and and a dog holiday tie can be found at , so a pooch can look his best.
Get a bottle of wine or food item from , one of the many unique items at , or a candle from to thank your host.
What gifts are you looking for? Have you gotten anything on Mission Street yet?