Please do any last minute holiday shopping within Encinitas city limits. Let's support our local businesses and keep our sales tax money right here where we need it. Resist the temptation to drive to the mall and shop locally instead (and remember, the Forum off of Leucadia Blvd is NOT in Encinitas. It is in Carlsbad).
The Gold Coast Plaza in Leucadia has nice gifts for the ladies in your life. Everyone likes gift certificates to Lou's Records. Ducky Waddles has interesting gifts for that hard to shop for person. Stop in Caldwell's Antiques and Bamboo 2 U for something funky and unusual. Buy Encinitas Surfboards t-shirts to send to relatives out of state. Take visiting out of towners out to dinner on the Leucadia coast highway (La Especial, Jamroc, Robbie's Roadhouse, Papagayo, Auggie's House of Crab, Leucadia Sushi Bar, Yu Me Ya aka Sake House. Have your holiday family photo professionally framed at the Corner Frame Shop. After getting a cup of coffee at the Pannikan walk around and visit some of the cool and funky boutiques. You never know what you will find.
Learn more about the benefits of supporting your local mom and pop businesses on the 3/50 Project.
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