When gift shopping, Warwick’s in La Jolla makes it personal



Among the overwhelming options of gift-giving during the holiday season, Warwick’s is here to make your choice easy as well as memorable. Whether it’s tokens of gratitude for your child’s teachers or unique gifts for your clients, a present makes more of a presence when it’s personalized. And, with bulk order pricing and free delivery in The Village, your shopping just got a whole lot easier.

Whether you are fortunate to call “The Jewel” of La Jolla your home, or are a realtor enticing someone to make a nest here, what better way to show your affection for The Village than with a customized selection from Mapisart? Warwick’s commissioned and is the exclusive retailer of a distinctive vintage-style La Jolla map printed on a beautiful sheer scarf and classy men’s tie. Get even more creative by selecting your own location on the map to make your design a truly one-of-a-kind item. Have a favorite vacation spot in Napa Valley? Show the world your slice of heaven by wearing it wherever you go.

If you want to make a warm statement in your home or share your love of cooking with a friend, consider placing your family crest or company logo on one of 38 different styles and shapes of lovely blond colored wood. Maple Leaf at Home products are made in the USA from premium hard wood maple and can be accessorized with rustic, hand-forged iron handles to give that family heirloom quality. Coveted by wine enthusiasts is their lazy susan, crafted from wine barrel coopers, exclusively for Maple Leaf at Home.

From wood, we move to metal. Warwick’s is proud to offer the elegance of engraved metal-craft from the artisans at Mariposa. Made from 100 percent recycled materials, Mariposa works with artists from Mexico to bring you handmade designs. These pieces are so lovingly crafted that no two items are ever exactly alike. Additionally, Mariposa is motivated to instill its core values into every item they sell. They ensure their artists enjoy competitive wages, excellent benefits and safe work environments. You can feel good about purchasing an engraved serving tray for the newlyweds or a stylish photo frame for the love of your life.

If you want someone to remember your thoughtful gift every day of the year, consider a personalized fine leather item from Gallery Leather of Bar Harbor, Maine. When they open their embossed leather planner or write in their daily journal, they will remember your fine taste in gifts. Or, commemorate a special occasion by personalizing a richly tanned photo album or guest book with classical foil lettering. Made to last a lifetime, quality leather can make an ordinary item extraordinary.

What better way to complement a present of fine leather than with an engraved pen from the masters at Cross pens. Since 1846, Cross has set the standard for quality for writing instruments. Whether you need just one pen to celebrate a special person or dozens of pens to represent your business to the world, an engraved pen speaks of style and elegance. Each item is custom engraved by hand skilled artists in beautiful Providence, Rhode Island. And remember, Warwick’s is your source for Cross pen refills as well.

As always, books make a great present. However, have you ever come across a title that you wanted everyone to read? Maybe you are a business owner who wants to inspire your work force with the words of Dale Carnegie or focus them with the wise words of the Tao Te Ching. The Warwick’s Book Department offers bulk pricing on certain titles. For availability and pricing, contact our Head Book Buyer, Adrian Newell at

Unless you travel to Julian Apple Festival and see the leaves changing from green to gold, it’s easy to not notice that the year is dwindling down to a precious few days. If you want to get that unique, personalized gift from Warwick’s, time is of the essence. Call Owner, Nancy Warwick at (858) 454-0347 or e-mail her at to place your personalized order. As each of the items mentioned are handmade, please check with us for lead times on all special orders.

If you’re stumped for a last-minute gift, a Warwick’s gift card is always a welcome present. Currently, if you buy a $100 gift card, you will get a free $10 gift card to treat yourself. Contact the store for offers on bulk purchases of gift cards.

Let Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave. in La Jolla, help you get personal this holiday season. Our experts are ready to make this season happy and relaxing.

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