Want to buy a gift your little elf might not expect? We’ve scoured San Diego for the best boutiques that de-stress your holiday shopping. You can talk to toy experts, find unique finds, and have it wrapped up quickly—so you can dash away all. Not to mention enjoying the holiday glimmer brimming brightly in these award-winning shops. Click through the slide show for our favorite spots to shop.

So Childish

The next time you're in South Park, make sure to stop by this bountiful boutique. Specially curated toys make finding gifts simple and fast. Big holiday sellers are a "just like dad drum set" (for the three and up set), gigantic soft-seated rockers—from dinos to giraffes, and eco-friendly pull toys for the tinier tots.

Grape Street Square
1947 30th St.
San Diego, Ca 92102
619-238-0800
Online: sochildish.com

photo: So Childish

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—Nikki Walsh