Little Finds for Keeping and Gifting

Where to Shop for Trinkets and Gifts in the Gables


Etsy In-Person

Described by patrons as “a Hallmark movie in real life,” Coco Bella is a one-stop shop for charming gifts and home items. Aside from the standard gift shop themes (think weddings, children, and religious ceremonies), the store is a curation of knickknacks for any person on any gifting occasion.

Most items won’t break the bank, though you can still find a few high-end items for the posher people in your life. Each corner is neatly organized with dozens of trinkets that are aesthetically pleasing and useful as well. From cheese boards and tumblers to tote bags and journals, visiting Coco Bella is like entering an Etsy store made physical. If you’re big on sustainability, you can find eco-friendly items like collapsible food containers and reusable makeup remover wipes here too.

Whether it’s a token of appreciation for a coworker’s birthday, a unique find for the person who has everything, or a “manly” anniversary gift for him, you won’t have trouble finding it at Coco Bella. The dangerous part is that you’ll walk out with extra things for yourself.

Coco Bella
305 Alcazar Ave.
Open Mon. to Thurs. 10 am-6 pm; Fri. 10 am-5 pm; Sat. 10 am-3 pm


Wonderland of Decor

If you peer into the storefront window of The Rose Tree Cottage, you’ll see a showcase of decor items highlighting the spring season, from faux flowers to Easter bunnies. Walking inside is like entering a portal to a holiday workshop, where every nook and cranny is filled with an eclectic assortment of home accessories and gift ideas. The best approach to shopping here is walking in with an open mind and letting the items catch your eye.

Here, you’ll find a diverse range of picture frames, vases, pillows, candle holders, etc. Name the home decor item and they’ll have it in five different styles. From Berger fragrance lamps and scented drawer sachets to serving sets and decorative dish towels, this is the spot to scout for housewarming gifts. There’s also a sizable kid’s section filled with plush stuffed animals, swaddle blankets, and christening gifts.

Then there are the more unconventional trinkets, like their trendy “dupe” jewelry, and a letter-opener/magnifying glass set made from Indian Ocean shells!

The Rose Tree Cottage
388 Miracle Mile
Open Mon. to Sat. 11 am-6 pm; Closed Sun.


From the Golden Triangle

Right around the corner from Giralda Plaza, you’ll see The Golden Triangle, a colorful shop full of South Asian religious objects (think Buddhas… lots and lots of Buddhas) and decorative items. From hanging feng shui crystals and singing bowls to an endless sea of incense, you’ll find all the tools you need to de-stress and tap into your spiritual side.

Here, you can pick up a few gold coins or evil eye talismans to bless and protect your loved ones, or stock up on sage and crystals to cleanse your home and attract good energy. Aside from the plethora of spiritual trinkets, there’s also a collection of vibrant jewelry, handbags, and flowy clothing that you can wear effortlessly under the hot Gables sun.

The Golden Triangle
2308 Galiano St.
Open Mon. to Thurs. 10:30 am-9:30 pm, Fri. 10:30 am-11 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-11 pm, and Sun. 9:30 am-9:30 pm.

Check out Where to Shop to plan what stores you should visit next.