2018 Holiday Gift Guide


Our Holiday Gift Guide presented by Westfield is back by popular demand.  We have you covered when it comes to finding the perfect gift for moms, dads, kids, grandparents, friends, and we can’t forget Fido. Check out these amazing businesses, products, and services that make the best gifts for the entire family. 

A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Westfield and our Premier Sponsors – Painting with a Twist, Altitude Trampoline ParkGymboree, and all of our other sponsors for making this guide possible.

Westfield is the San Diego Moms Blog’s one-stop shopping resource for all your holiday shopping needs. With locations in La Jolla, Mission Valley, National City, and Escondido and over 500 shops, restaurants and entertainment destinations, Westfield shopping centers have you covered. 

Don’t know what to get a family member? A Westfield Gift Card is the perfect option. Visit www.Westfield.com for more info. 

Come on by to do something creative and fun at Painting with a Twist – San Diego.  We have a dedicated art studio with 21+, All Ages and Kids classes throughout the week.  Contact us about hosting a holiday party, team building or birthday.  We also specialize in fundraisers where we donate up to 50% of the seats to your favorite organizations.  Gift cards are a fantastic way to help others UNLEASH the power of…creativity.  Just remember, this is Fun Art, not Fine Art (and we emphasize the fun).

Voted Best Place to Play Indoors in North County and Best Party Venue for Kids (Ages 5-11) in San Diego Family Magazine’s Best of Family Fun Poll, you’re sure to please by gifting energetic, thrill-seeking individuals with an Altitude gift card! Use the code SDBM to receive a free 1 hr jump pass with the in-store purchase of a gift card valued at $45 or more. From fitness classes, to Friday Night Friendzy to Birthday Parties, we offer great fun for the whole family!

Give the gift of connection and experience this holiday season! Gift certificates make the perfect gift! They are available in any denomination and are redeemable at any Gymboree Play & Music location. They can be purchased online, over the phone, or in store.
We offer a variety of membership and class pass options to meet the needs of every family.

Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0-5 for over 40 years. Today there are over 700 locations in 40+ countries, making us the global leader in early childhood development programs. Designed by experts in both education and in play, our age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play. Our Play-based education classes give children the best start to a lifetime of learning. Ages newborn to 5 years.

Visit us at our three locations in San Diego County: Clairemont Mesa, Oceanside/Carlsbad, & Scripps-Poway.

Usborne Books & More are high-quality educationally engaging children’s books that will “wow” you! Usborne books and activities are interactive and designed to get kids thinking. Whether it is a flap to lift, page to fold open or hidden picture to find, these books will help your child fall in love with reading!

As an Educational Services Representative, I love to provide personalized recommendations to suit your child’s interests, style of learning and your educational goals. I am passionate about fostering a love for reading in every child and home! 

We love to share these books with our friends and can do so with quick-fun online parties or in-person personalized home parties. 

Additionally, I work with local preschools, schools, and libraries to conduct book fairs where the school benefits with free books for their classrooms! I provide schools, organizations, and families with fundraising opportunities and book donation drives, as well.

As a Team Leader, I am devoted to building a sustainable home-based income and empowering team members throughout the country to build a home business. Your goals are my goals and I am committed to guiding team members to reach them. I believe in #lovewhatyoudo and we have so much fun, all while fostering an incredible mission of promoting literacy in our nation’s children!

Kelly Robinson and Kara Torrez are a Mother/Daughter Real Estate Team. They share very similar goals; they make family and serving others a priority, and they both possess a strong desire to maintain a professional career while keeping pace with the responsibilities of Motherhood.

Their goal is to create lasting relationships with their clients and help put “meaning” into the entire buying and/or selling experience. They realize that a home is much more than a house.
A home is where memories are created and families are raised.

Kelly and Kara are committed to working hard for you and becoming your Real Estate Experts for life!
They will make sure that your entire experience is a positive one, and that you will look forward to sharing it with your family and friends.

San Diego Bonfire offers the ultimate bonfire experience for any event, including your Holiday Events!

Whether you are looking for an intimate night to enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather or you celebrating a special milestone, a beach bonfire with us is the way to go. We provide hassle-free setups at a location of your choice (that is approved.) All you have to do is show up and enjoy, and San Diego Bonfire will take care of the rest. All of our packages come with fire pits, tiki torches, chairs, and lets not forget S’MORES. We do offer a wide variety beach activities and snacks that can be added to any package. such as volleyball and sack toss. we are sure to make every night unforgettable. 

SEAS the day and call now!

Specializing in designing custom tailored plans to help you achieve your wealth planning and retirement goals.

My mission, is your success. It is to help clients crystallize their financial goals and to create a plan and strategy to exceed those expectations. It is to see families and businesses in our community grow and live in abundance. My process is a ground up holistic plan to make sure your financial plans have no gaps. To ensure you and your family are financially protected, and to create strategies to accumulate wealth in the most efficient way possible.
I offer a variety of products that can help you meet a number of insurance and financial needs, including, but not limited to college funding, retirement, managing costs for extended periods of care and lifetime income strategies. Please contact me to help you fully analyze your needs and recommend appropriate solutions.
I am an Agent licensed to sell insurance through New York Life Insurance Company and may be licensed with various other independent unaffiliated insurance companies. Additionally, I am a Registered Representative of and offer securities products & services through NYLIFE Securities LLC, (Member FINRA/SIPC), A Licensed Insurance Agency. Any testimonial on this site is based on an individual’s experience and may not be representative of the experience of other customers. These testimonials are no guarantee of future performance or success.

Neither New York Life Insurance Company, nor its agents, provides tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professionals before making any decisions.

I am not licensed in all jurisdictions. My California Insurance License number is 0K25593

New York Life Insurance Company
4365 Executive Drive
Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92121
Office- 858-623-8768


Discover how to fill your life with scent with Jo Malone London’s British bespoke fragrances, coveted candles, and sumptuous bath and body care. For her. For him. For the home. All immaculately wrapped with finesse for a lasting impression in the Jo Malone London signature box.

Westfield Mall UTC
4545 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite E-25 
San Diego CA 92122-1212


Nordstrom Rack carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com at 50-60% off original Nordstrom prices. Nordstrom Rack also offers an incredible selection of brand-name apparel, accessories and shoes for the entire family–from many of the same hot vendors carried in Nordstrom stores.

Westfield Mission Valley
1640 Camino Del Rio North
San Diego CA 92108-1506

Westfield Plaza Bonita
3030 Plaza Bonita Road, Suite 2075
National City CA 91950


Urban Decay is beauty with an edge. Feminine, dangerous and fun, it appeals to women who relish their individuality and dare to express it. From their insane range of velvety Eye shadows—including the bestselling (and often-copied) Naked Palettes—to their award-winning eye liners, budge-proof mascaras and legendary Makeup Setting Sprays, they’ve been shaking up the industry for over 20 years.

Westfield Plaza Bonita
 3030 Plaza Bonita Road, Suite 2075
National City CA 91950

Teal Willow Designs is a small, mom-owned online based business located in beautiful, sunny, San Diego. We pride ourselves on providing each of our customers with custom drinkware that matches their lives and personalities. Each one of our tumblers, coffee mugs, water bottles or wine glasses is either hand glittered or hand-painted with the utmost love and care. Contact us today to customize a product just for you!


We specialize in organic clothing and accessories for babies and children up to eight years old. Our boutique also features the Domestic Phoenix brand which is a vibrant and authentic array of ethnic jewelry, bags, and home decor. The vast majority of the merchandise is sewn in house by the boutique’s designer and seamstress, Kussy Mackenzie. We offer tailoring services for one of kind pieces and sell organic and Dutch wax print fabric by the yard for sewist, quilters, and makers.

Our San Diego Boutique is By Appointment Only – Book by phone/text (619) 301-5444 or at https://sophiaandsam.com.

Beautycounter is the intersection of health/wellness and beauty, with the mission of getting better beauty, cleaner cosmetics, and safer skin care into the hands of everyone. We do this in three ways: our high-performance collections of personal care products for the entire family, advocacy on Capitol Hill and legislative offices across the US and Canada, and education regarding the industry and how to find safer products wherever you shop. As your Clean Beauty Concierge, when you bring together your friends, I show them a few tools to do just that and then we play with product! Prefer to meet up for coffee and chat one on one? Or maybe you already know what you want. Shop online from the comfort of your yoga pants any time for your clean beauty to arrive on your doorstep just a few days later.

What is Color Street?
*Base, color, and top coats of high-quality 100% real nail polish in each strip
*Easy, one-step application that is instantly dry and long lasting—up to 14 days!
*Brilliant, salon-quality manicures in minutes
*Convenient and travel-friendly tool-free application
*No drying time, smudges, or streaks
*Easily removable with nail polish remover
*Flexible—can be gently stretched for a perfect fit
*Made in USA with globally patented technology

Want to try a sample accent nail? Just contact me!

To browse all of our styles and shop with me, click here: www.mycolorstreet.com/getpolishedwithjulie

A whimsical sing-along book about a dog in Kauai, Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou: Kauai’s Beloved Pup tells the tale of a rambunctious pup and all her activities on Kauai. From ziplining, to dancing at luau’s, the book is entertaining for early readers who can either read the 10 verses in the book or sing the verses in the sing-along CD. Once they learn the jingle, they’ll love to sing and read the book! For further information, contact Bridget Burton directly for an autographed (and dog-stamped) copy of the book and/or cd to be mailed to you–all tied up with a red bow for Christmas. Email: [email protected] or visit the Web site at: www.AnnieKaiLani.com.


My name is Denise and I live in San Diego, California with my husband and my Havanese puppy, Romeo (he is really 4 years old, but still looks like a puppy!).

I started crafting when I was 9 years old when I tagged along with my mother while she attended her monthly craft gatherings at a local recreational club.  I have always loved learning new crafts and equally enjoy teaching others what I have learned over the years.

I started SoCal Made so that I could share my love for local crafters, designers and makers in a retail environment. It is like a small craft show in a store. You will find many different handmade and locally designed items to choose from. We are getting new makers each week so your shopping experience will change each visit.


Essential Oils are nature’s gifts to us.  The perfect gift to give is one that makes a difference.  There are endless ways to incorporate essential oils into your family…from big changes to small.  The greatest lesson I have learned about using oils is that they help your body do what it was made to do.
We have products for families with babies, small children and even pets! Young Living Essential Oils are 100% pure, therapeutic grade oils.
Please visit my website for additional info about Young Living.  And please contact me directly for holiday specials, personalized gifts and YL rewards. If you’ve been interested in oils but don’t know where to start, call me or email me ([email protected]) for a free sample.
You can also order online using Member# 15246868

Inspired by the California lifestyle, Gorjana designs are everyday essentials that manage to be both timeless and effortlessly modern. Jewelry staples that you’ll want to live in, love always, and layer daily. 

Westfield Mall UTC
4545 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite E-25 
San Diego CA 92122-1212

The Apple Store is the best place to try all of Apple’s products and find great accessories. Apple’s Specialists will take the time to answer your questions and set up your new Apple product just the way you want it. Learn something new in a free workshop, consult with the Business Team about the perfect solutions for your company, or visit the Genius Bar to get hands-on technical support.

Westfield Mall UTC
4545 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite E-25 
San Diego CA 92122-1212

Westfield North County
272 East Via Rancho Parkway
Escondido CA 92025

Nordstrom offers an unparalleled selection of shoes, clothing and accessories and an extensive range of services to make shopping fun and convenient. The department store works to deliver the best possible shopping experience, helping customers to not only buy fashion but also possess style.

Westfield Mall UTC
4545 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite E-25 
San Diego CA 92122-1212

Westfield North County
272 East Via Rancho Parkway
Escondido CA 92025

Giving a well-thought-out present has always excited me. Seeing the person’s face light up when you capture their passion or personality in a gift is really one of my favorite things. At Cades and Birch we create custom products that celebrate life and every beautiful moment it contains. From birth to birthdays, holidays spent together, engagements, weddings, and anniversaries; to memorializing a life well lived, we make beautiful handmade personalized gifts for all occasions. 
We hope you will check out our unique Christmas gifts like our Grandparent Sign, family must-haves like our Unplug Box, and Personalized Pet Ornaments for your furry family members and your human ones too. -Lisa


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Adorable, unique and full of detail clothes for babies,girls,teens and woman. Matilda Jane is committed to make their costumers smile and fell happy with every outfit. The company also has the mission to keep little girls little a little longer.

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