Embrace the magic of Christmas in Greater Palm Springs this December with our curated holiday gift guide, celebrating the unique charm of this desert haven. Dive into the heart of downtown Palm Springs shopping and uncover treasures as vibrant as the city itself. From the retro allure of The Ice Cream Shoppe, where whimsical treats and delightful gifts await, to the eclectic boutiques that line the streets, discover the perfect presents to make this season truly special.


Greater Palm Springs Shopping Districts

The shopping opportunities do not stop there. Several shopping districts in the area cover everything from luxury to local products.

El Paseo Shopping District

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 you find the ideal holiday present. Find gifts for everyone here; the fit and active, the home decor lovers, the sports pros, the makeup artists and the list goes on. Don't just come to shop, though. You will find yourself walking into a winter wonderland filled with festive events.

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 décor and artisan olive oils.

Downtown Palm Springs

Exploring Downtown Palm Springs? Elevate your shopping experience with a mix of upscale stores and charming mom-and-pop shops, creating a diverse haven for every visitor.

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.

Thick As Thieves

A haven for handcrafted goods, unique gifts, and an eclectic blend of clothing and oddities, Thick as Thieves seamlessly fuses industrial, primitive, modern, and global styles perfect for everyone on your list. Their exceptional offerings gained widespread recognition in 2019 when House Beautiful Magazine honored them as one of America's 50 Best Home Stores.

Destination PSP

For stylish, modern designs that reflect the midcentury heritage of Palm Springs, Destination PSP is the place for you. This shop boasts unique, originally-designed products like souvenirs, customized apparel, poolside wares, and more. So much more than a souvenir shop, Destination PSP is a must-shop this holiday season.


With carefully curated merchandise from local vendors and specific regions in Mexico, Tru Self Care offers items for the entire family. Pick out a fresh guayabera for dad, huaraches for mom, or lucha libre onesies for the new additions to the family, the gifts at this shop are unique from abound.

Brandini Toffee

Brandini Toffee has a delicious selection of toffee candy treats and popcorn for those on your list with a sweet tooth. What started out as a fundraiser for a class trip, this toffee shop offers all your sweet favorites from toffee bark to deliciously sweet and salty toffee popcorn.


Vintage Gifts

Do you have a vintage lover that you’re shopping for? If so, we have you covered on merry items for them, too!

Palm Springs Vintage Market Items


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.


Thriftology offers an eclectic assortment of curated vintage and modern finds spanning clothing, accessories, and housewares. Visitors are invited to relish the experience and ambiance of contemporary thrifting. The knowledgeable staff excels in personal styling, adept at tailoring selections to meet individual needs and preferences.


More Local Shops In Greater Palms Springs

From eclectic stores nestled in the heart of downtown to quaint marketplaces brimming with artisanal wonders, there's a special charm in supporting the local community while finding that perfect gift.


Stop at the Ice Cream Shop(pe) for a sweet gift AND a sweet treat. This ice cream parlor/ gift shop features unique buys from temporary tattoos to jewelry. And with delicious flavors like birthday cake and cappuccino crunch, it’s hard to not be happy here. 


Discover the charm of Just Fabulous, a delightful boutique and book haven nestled in Palm Springs' vibrant Uptown Design District. Unveil a treasure trove of unique gifts, amongst colorful trees, a wonderland of holiday gifts, twinkling ornaments, delightful stocking stuffers, and an abundance of festive cards—all alongside their usual stunning array of decor, captivating books, and more. Trust us, it's a must-visit, especially during this merry time of year!

Holiday Events

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