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Last-minute holiday gift guide: Orange County’s beachy boutiques

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We all joke about the beach-themed suburban bathroom, but don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Beach decor is a staple in Orange County, and luckily for the last-minute shoppers, beach boutiques have something for everyone. 

California Seashell Company – Seal Beach 

The California Seashell Company is an Orange County staple. The colorfully painted building is home to glorious trinkets. If you’re looking for a thoughtful last-minute present, they’ve got you covered. The wind chimes, jewelry, and even just simple seashells can all be turned into a kind and meaningful holiday gift. 

Stitch + Feather – Huntington Beach, Pacific City 

Mugs, jewelry, and candles are fantastic last-minute gifts to give or just to keep on hand for gifting emergencies. Stitch + Feather is home to every single thing you need. And, not only do they have all these things but everything is of fantastic quality for a fantastic price. 

Along Came a Spider – Newport Beach

Shopping for a mini? Along Came a Spider is a children’s clothing and accessory boutique. They sell clothes for newborns and everything between, but their fashion only extends to juniors. The store is owned by two women, who have dubbed it a “kids candy store,” with a one-of-a-kind selection for young ones. 

AEROhome – Laguna Beach

Beach decor lovers unite! Celebrating almost 30 years as a Laguna Beach treasure, this family-owned and operated store is known for its home decor, especially its lanterns, matches, candles, and other handcrafted home accessories. The store prides itself on being sustainable by using recycled material to create some of its accessories. Shop AREO for unique and high-quality home decor gifts. 

Camellia – Dana Point 

Camellia Boutique carries jewelry, clothes, lingerie, and footwear created by local artisans and designers. For last-minute shoppers, Camellia’s one-of-a-kind jewelry is a meaningful and resonant gift for loved ones. The store is home to chic styles of women’s clothing. According to their Yelp page, the staff is friendly and helpful, if you need help picking between various items. 

Sophia Ungaro
Sophia Rose Ungaro is Culturas resident writing intern. Ungaro hails from San Pedro, California. Growing up with a Navajo/Meztizo mother and a Sicilian father has given Ungaro a unique perspective on the world. In 2021 Ungaro will graduate from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Journalism. Her beats are race, pop culture, and entertainment.
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