It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas in Greater Palm Springs, and we’re here to share some fun ideas for gifts and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list! From unique finds to chic presents and more, our 2020 holiday gift guide is full of local shopping resources for the festive season.
Show family and friends just how much you truly care for them by shopping at some of our favorite local Greater Palms Springs stores and locales to score the perfect holiday gifts.
1. Palm Springs Bangle Bracelet at Palm Springs Style | 2. Remmy Sunglasses from Rancho Relaxo | 3. Almond Toffee Box from Brandini Toffee | 4. SUNNYLIFE Cactus Float at Ice Cream & Shop(pe) | 5. Trina Turk Book from Trina Turk | 6. Sunmor Melamine Serving Bowl from Destination PSP | 7. Eastwood Fedora – Putty from Thick As Thieves | 8. Dirt Don't Hurt Unisex T-Shirt from Peaks & Valleys PSP | 9. Vintage Moroccan Floor Cushion by Soukie Modern | 10. Arizona Eva Birkenstock from Mr Turk
Palm Springs Style
When it comes to finding quintessential Palm Springs-inspired goods, accessories, art and decor, Palm Springs Style is the place to go.
Thick As Thieves
Spoil your friends and family with one-of-a-kind home décor, jewelry, clothing, accessory pieces and more while shopping at Thick As Thieves in Palm Springs.
Searching for modern housewares, décor, books, travel items and apparel? Destination PSP in Palm Springs is the place for you. This shop also provides shoppers with an amazing selection of Modernism Week buys and must-haves.
Trina Turk and Mr Turk
Find something for everyone at Rancho Relaxo in Rancho Mirage. The shop offers apparel options for men and women, home décor, apothecary goods and items for kids as well, plus more.
Ice Cream & Shop(pe)
Sweets and Palm Springs treats like pool floats, paper goods, jewelry and gift items are all waiting for you at Ice Cream & Shop(pe) in Palm Springs.
TRU Self Care Boutique
Shop TRU Self Care Boutique for bohemian fashion, jewelry and self-care products.
Give your loved ones a taste of the sweet life with toffee candy treats and popcorn from Brandini Toffee. Store locations can be found in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs.
Peaks & Valleys PSP
The best in locally-made cool desert tees, hats and pins can be purchased through Peaks & Valleys PSP.
Joshua Tree Candle Company
Want to bring a piece of the destination home? Joshua Tree Candle Company is a locally-owned business that makes and sells desert-inspired candles in scents such as Yucca Bloom, Ocotillo Sunset, Cactus Flower and more.
El Paseo Shopping District
Considered the Rodeo Drive of the desert, El Paseo Shopping District comprises The Shops on El Paseo and The Gardens on El Paseo. Together, this locale brings visitors high-end shopping experiences and various unique stores to help them find the ideal holiday present.
Old Town La Quinta
Old Town La Quinta, a charming shopping district reminiscent of a European village, offers a picturesque setting for browsing over 30 locally owned boutiques, shops and salons. You'll find everything from one-of-a-kind apparel and gifts to home decor and artisan olive oils.
The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five
Visit The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five in Uptown Palm Springs for a collection of luxurious shops that contain modern furniture, home décor, apparel, handmade ceramics, plants and more, all in one location.
More Local Shops in Greater Palms Springs
The Desert Life Collective | locally-made coconut wax candles
H2o Closet in La Quinta | skin care, home fragrance, wellness
Just Fabulous in Palm Springs | books, art, cards, home décor
Elizabeth & Prince in La Quinta, Palm Desert & Palm Springs | clothing, shoes, accessories
West Elm in Palm Springs | home décor, modern furniture, bedding
Pelago in Palm Springs | housewares, home décor, jewelry, accessories
SHAG the Store in Palm Springs | artwork, glassware, accessories
Gifts for Her
In addition to the shopping destinations above, here are a few additional gift options for the lovely ladies in your life.
Spa Treatments/Skin Care
Impress her by gifting a spa treatment at The Spa at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, or by picking up some amazing gifts at The Body Deli in Palm Desert, which offers an array of skin-care items, hair sets and aromas for at-home spa experiences. Shoppers can also visit Kiehl's in Palm Springs for top-notch skin-care and hair products.
Clothing and Accessories
Fashionable presents are available at Downtown Palm Springs shops like Free People, Francesca's, Lush Couture and Johnny Was. In Indio, shoppers can check out Bee Unique Boutique, which provides an assortment of cute, fashionable styles for great prices in the region.
Gifts for Him
If you’d like to go above and beyond for your guy, gift him an experience that he will never forget by checking out these special Greater Palm Springs options below.
When you think of the Greater Palm Springs region, you can’t help but also think of golf, which makes it a top gift to give. Popular places to book some tee time include The Golf Club at Terra Lago, Indian Wells Golf Resort and Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort.
BMW Performance Center
Give him the drive of a lifetime by booking an adrenaline-pumping afternoon at the BMW Performance Center in Thermal. There are a number of exhilarating driving experiences available on the track—perfect for adrenaline junkies.
Do you have a vintage lover that you’re shopping for? If so, we have you covered on merry items for them, too!
The Fine Art of Design
Shop the best in vintage finds at The Fine Art of Design in Palm Desert, which offers a beautiful selection of classic handbags, dresses, jewelry, hats, shoes and men’s clothing.
Palm Springs Vintage Market
Explore the latest and greatest collection of vintage furniture, clothing, decor and other collectibles in Greater Palm Springs through the Palm Springs Vintage Market. The outdoor market takes place every first Sunday of the month at the Camelot Theater/Palm Springs Cultural Center parking lot in Palm Springs.
At The Frippery Palm Springs, you can shop vintage clothing and accessories in styles that include mod, resort, bohemian and a little rock 'n roll.
Known for its midcentury modern furniture, fun accessories and vintage clothing, Gypsyland, located in Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs, is another great shop for vintage lovers.
The End in Yucca Valley
The coolest vintage items, handmade creations and art can be found at The End in Yucca Valley.
Gifts for Adventurers
Adventure enthusiasts always have something to look forward to in Greater Palm Springs. See our roundup of holiday gift ideas below—each will be sure to thrill!
Indian Canyons & Tahquitz Canyon Annual Passes
The Agua Caliente Indian Reservation’s Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon both boast incredible history, views, rock art, ancient irrigation systems, native wildlife, plants and seasonal waterfalls. Six-month passes, as well as annual passes, are available for purchase at each location.
Visit to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
At the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, visitors can enjoy a day of beautiful hiking trails in pristine alpine wilderness or a full-on snow adventure at 8,516 feet above sea level.
Joshua Tree Annual Pass
Visit the trails and open spaces whenever you’d like with an annual pass to Joshua Tree National Park. Visitors can enjoy camping, hiking, rock climbing, biking and stargazing, among other outdoor activities.
Horseback Riding at Smoke Tree Stables
Located in Palm Springs, Smoke Tree Stables offers the opportunity to get away from it all with custom guided horse rides by the hour, as well as full-day adventures on over 150 miles of open land.
Big Wheel Tours
Big Wheel Tours provides adventure seekers the chance to experience the Greater Palm Springs outdoors by hike, jeep or bike—the choice is yours!
Red Jeep Tours
This holiday season, book a private, open-air tour excursion with Red Jeep Tours for an unforgettable, safe and fun outdoor adventure.
The Living Desert Membership
Give the gift that keeps on giving with a membership to The Living Desert! As a gift that’s great for everyone in the family, the membership gives access to unlimited zoo and garden good times, invitations to special events, 10 percent discounts at Living Desert shops, as well as discounts on programs, classes, trips and events.