Places to Find the Perfect Gift

Posted December 11, 2008 in Feature Story

Wishes Boutique

2142 Third St., La Verne – (909) 596-4100

What they gots? 

Sassy chic jewelry in a very “homey” atmosphere.


Art Attack

126 N. Second Ave., Upland – (909) 981-1326

What they gots?

Why, pottery of course. Create a personalized pottery gift and they’ll fire it for you.


Summer Matty

5 East Citrus Ave, Suite 103, Redlands – (909) 792-0808

What they gots?

Girly girl clothing and accessories.


DenM Boutique and Gallery

18 E. State St, Redlands – (909) 792-9600

What they gots?

Racks and racks of menswear, racks and racks of womenswear, and hats.


Wind Jammer Gift Emporium

168 South ‘E’ St # A, San Bernardino – (909) 889-6026

What they gots?

Rock & roll t-shirts, stickers, patches, posters, body jewelry, hats, belts, clothing, incense, candles, detox products and other stocking stuffers.


DorZees Fashion Boutique

9441 Magnolia Ave., Riverside – (951) 588-6740

What they gots?

Best names in fashion—both men’s and women’s clothing.


Crush Clothing

3674 Sunnyside Dr., Riverside – (951) 686-8838

What they gots?

Girly boutique clothing (tanks, skirts, jeans, etc); said one satisfied customer, “a darling little store.” 


Latino Soccer Sporting Goods and Apparel

Rio Rancho Discount Mall – 250 S. Garey Ave., Pomona – (909) 627-1578

What they gots? 

Cult things, including every futbol jersey—or, soccer jersey to American laity—on the planet and lucha libre masks, too.


Sweet and Sexy Clubwear

10248 Indiana Ave., Riverside – (951) 688-7399

What they gots?

Just what the name says—plus swimwear and accessories.


Folk Music Center

220 Yale Ave., Claremont – (909) 624-2928

What they gots?

Instruments, instructions and lessons, repairs, good vibes, and a poet post.


Tally For Men

201 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont – (909) 621-7990

What they gots? 

Men’s clothes. And not just any, but this clothier deals in high-end men’s clothes. Last chance to visit, too—Tally is going out of business. Everything up to 75-90% off.


Bella’s Boutique

3540 Riverside Plaza Dr., #330, Riverside – (951) 222-2215

What they gots?

Ridiculously “in” high-end women’s designer apparel; perfect place to find something for the little misses.


Skull Daddy

160 E. “C” Ave., Upland – (909) 946-1888

What they gots?

The OC in a bottle. Here you’ll find the Hot Rod & Rockabilly Show combination in one place.


That Place

16405 Merrill Ave., Fontana – (909) 355-4994

What they gots?

Periphernalia, novelties and glassware with multiple creative uses.


Forbidden Fruit XXX 

6950 Indiana Ave., Riverside – (951) 682-3600

What they gots?

Ohh-la-la—thongs, heels, lingerie, toys, and plenty of other innovations.


Veterans Thrift Store

1190 S. Garey Ave., Pomona – (909) 622-8387

What they gots?

Best selection of used clothes anywhere—watch out for locals.


Electric Chair
10121 Hole Ave., Riverside – (951) 359-8003

What they gots?

Very alternative toddler clothes, for starters—cute little skulls on the shoes for baby!—but also accessories, costumes and collector’s items.


Mt. Fuji Garden Center

1555 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland – (909) 985-2219

What they gots?

Plant materials, plus rare and unusual plants. Give the gift that keeps on living—in the shadow of Baldy-san.


Cellular Skateshop

6787 Carnelian St., Alta Loma – (909) 941-1004

287 N. Mountain Ave., Upland – (909) 981-8856

What they gots?

Boards, dude. Trucks, grip tape, decks, wheels. And skateboarding is not a crime—it’s a great gift idea.


GlamGirl Boutique

2363 California St., suite 102, Corona – (909) 240-2100 

What they gots?

Everything a young girl could ever want, including accessories, girly clothes and slumber party items.


AKA Ground Zero

1066 E. 6th St., Corona – Next to Chuck Wagon

What they gots?

Wicked cool clothes, bra, plus skateboard supplies.


Boon Companion Toys

145 Harvard Ave., Claremont – (909) 625-1993

What they gots?

Toys. This family-owned toy store tests all its own merchandize, including the pixelblocks.


Toy Box Adult Boutique

1999 W. Arrow Route, Upland – (909) 920-1135

What they gots?

Stuff for that hard-to-buy-for uncle.


–Compiled by Kevin Ausmus




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