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Palm Springs Holiday Shopping Guide

As the holiday season approaches, there’s something truly enchanting about stepping into a vintage-inspired holiday market or store. Palm Springs, with its retro charm and laid-back vibe, boasts a handful of fabulous destinations that capture this magical essence. These markets offer unique shopping experiences and a chance to find those extra special holiday gifts that will leave your loved ones delighted and nostalgic. Join us as we explore the charming world of vintage-inspired holiday markets in Palm Springs and uncover the treasures they hold.

Vintage Inspired Palm Springs Holiday Shopping

The Shops at Thirteen Forty-Five: If you’re looking for a more curated and boutique experience, The Shops at Thirteen Forty-Five are the perfect destination. Located in a midcentury modern building, this collection of individually-owned stores offers a delightful assortment of vintage and retro treasures. Browse through clothing racks from bygone eras, discover one-of-a-kind collectibles, and marvel at the beautifully restored furniture pieces. Here, finding a special holiday gift with a touch of nostalgia is effortless.

Shown here, from Soukie Modern, is a Moroccan rug. The are all hand made one-of-a-kind art pieces.


Hause of Re[x] offers furnishing and décor to create the vibe and feel of a midcentury modern space. This includes books, furniture, collectible, and accessories. An example is this vintage gold laticeware cocktail shaker. Just one available. See their large collection for you shopping list.

Cocktail Shaker Haus Rex

The Frippery: Located in the heart of Palm Springs, The Frippery is a treasure trove of vintage fashion and accessories. From elegant cocktail dresses to statement jewelry, this boutique offers one-of-a-kind pieces that will make perfect gifts for fashion enthusiasts. The pantiqu iece shown is a vintage Lilly Pulitzer print caftan.

Lilly Pulitzer Print_Frippery

Antique Galleries of Palm Springs: If you’re searching for vintage home décor and collectibles, head to Antique Galleries of Palm Springs. This expansive store houses multiple vendors, each offering a unique selection of furniture, artwork, jewelry, and more. Explore different eras and styles as you browse through the aisles.

Antique Galleries

Iconic Atomic: If you have a passion for mid-century modern design, Iconic Atomic is the place for you. This shop offers a curated collection of furniture, lighting, and accessories from the 1950s and 1960s. Surprise your loved ones with a retro-inspired armchair, a sleek pendant lamp, or even a vintage record player.

Credit: Mod Traveler

Palm Springs Inspired Holiday Shopping

 Destination PSP: For Palm Springs-themed gifts and souvenirs, visit Destination PSP. From stylish apparel to custom-designed merchandise, this store captures the essence of the city. Pick up a Palm Springs-themed mug, tote bag, or even a piece of artwork to remember your visit or share the love for Palm Springs with others.  See their midcentury house collection.

Destination PSP Tissue Box

Just Fabulous: As the name implies, they have lots of – well – fabulous merchandise.  From apparel, books, cards, home décor and more. This 1000 piece Palm Springs Holiday puzzle is a fun gift for the puzzle lover.

Palm Springs Jigsaw Puzzle Just Fabulous

Majave Flea Trading PostDesert Dust is an all-natural, date-based all-purpose seasoning born in the California desert. Discover the perfect fusion of heat and sweet, created with Organic Coachella Valley Dates, garlic, onion, turmeric, and smoky peppers. Packed with the good stuff, this versatile seasoning can be generously applied on the grill, fancy breakfast toasts, soup, protein, rice, veggies, fruit, pasta, popcorn, and any culinary delight you desire.

Majave Flea Trading Post Desert Dust

Peepa’s is a trendy retail store known for its unique selection of clothing, accessories, and home décor items. The store has a modern and stylish ambiance. The Flamingo pin, shown here in lilac, makes a great gift. It is brass metal with enamel paint and crystal stone.

flamingo-pin-lilac Peepas

PS HomeboysThis locally owned store is packed with Palm Springs inspired home décor and also offer a large collection of custom wallpaper. The owners are also interior designers. This Breezeway Rocks Glass is inspired the iconic breeze block walls of Palm Springs.

Pink Cocktail PS Homeboys

Artist Shag captures the essence of Palm Springs in his art and merchandise.  This table lamp with Palm Springs midcentury architecture called Nosy Neighbors will make a perfect addition to any room. Available for purchase in the store or online.

Shag_Nosey_Neighbor_Lamp_WhiteIf you’re looking for the perfect gift for the cocktail lover in your life look no further than the The Marlin Bar: Cocktails with Tommy Bahama. The Marlin Bar is unique to Palm Springs and found in no other city. This cocktail book features delicious year-round libations and appetizers signature to Tommy Bahama. Recipes, tips and techniques making entertaining a breeze, topped off by beautiful color photos. Pop a bit of Tommy Bahama flavor underneath the tree for someone you love with this beautiful cocktail book.

Marlin Bar Cocktail Book


Clothing & Accessories Palm Springs Holiday Shopping

Benjamin PerdereauPantone shirt as see on the comedy hit, Grace and Frankie.

Pantone Shirt Bejamin Perdereau

Seaplane Shirts – These shirts are made in small runs of a specific quantity. The shirts are then labeled like art (6/250) to tell you what number shirt you have of the total shirt run. There are currently only two retail stores and Palm Springs is fortunate to have a Seaplane Shirts retail store. This one is called pineapple flambé.

Seaplane Shirt

El Tuggle – This is a locally owned designer showroom with continually changing merchandise, generally by the season. This is the Limes Bard Short. Snag a pair before they are gone.

Limes Board Short_El_Tuggle

Crystal Fantasy is a renowned metaphysical store established in 1987. Locally owned, it has become a beloved destination for locals and visitors alike who are interested in crystals, gemstones, spirituality, and holistic healing. Their stone bracelets are a popular accessory that combines the beauty of gemstones with the mystical properties they are believed to possess. These bracelets are adorned with a variety of different crystals, each carrying its own unique energy and symbolism. See the collection.

crystal fantasty

Savory & Sweet Palm Springs Holiday Shopping

Brandini Toffee: This family-owned company that has been making some of the world’s most delicious almond toffee since 2006. They offer almond toffee popcorn and gift boxes. This toffee gift basket include almond toffee bites, toffee popcorn, toffee pretzels, and a jar of almond toffee crumbles.

Small Basket Black_brandini_Toffee

Olive A’Sudden is locally owned and offers an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room. The pleasure of sampling oils and vinegars is an old European custom and Olive A’Sudden now brings that tradition right here to southern California. A great sampling gift is their Produce Pack include one 60ml bottle each of these infused essentials for fresh, light and flavorful cooking: blood orange whole fruit, wild mushroom & sage, basil, and black cherry dark.

olive a'sudden

Stroll the Palm Springs Vintage Holiday Market

The Palm Springs Vintage Market is a must-visit for vintage enthusiasts and holiday shoppers alike. This expansive open-air market, held on the first Sunday of every month, features over 180 vendors showcasing an incredible array of vintage and retro-themed goods. You’ll find everything you need, from clothing and accessories to furniture and home décor, to create a truly unique and unforgettable holiday gift.

Palm Springs Cultural Center. 7 am – 2 pm. December 3.

vintage market

The Modernist’s Gift Guide from Modernism Week

Holiday Shop at Desert Art Center

You will find ornaments and décor, jewelry, wearable, prints, wall art, greeting cards and much more. This is an open artists studio with hand-made original art pieces. Through December 31. Closed Christmas day. 550 N Palm Canyon Drive.

Special Holiday Shopping Events

Dec. 9, Sip, Shop & Swim: Holiday Edition. 20+ local makers will be offering a variety of items at the Drift Palm Springs Hotel. From skincare, vintage clothing, candles, jewelry, tarot readings, desserts and much more. Make it an all day affair and enjoy a curated vibe from DJ Tara Dupuis while hanging poolside – don’t worry, the water is heated. Free to attend. All ages welcome, 21+ to imbibe. Reserve a Spot.

Dec. 9, Palm Springs Public Library Bazaar. Come to the main Library and find special ‘gently-used’ treasures to give as gifts for the holidays; art books, cookbooks, DVDs, CDs, ornaments, gift baskets and puzzles and more. Plus, one-of-a-kind Friends of the Palm Springs Library merchandise and great themed gift baskets will all be for sale. 10 am – 2 pm.  300 South Sunrise Way.

Dec. 10, Mid Mod Holiday Open House at Destination PSP. 3 – 6 pm.

Destination PSP holiday

Dec. 16, Demuth Community Center Flea Market. 8 am – Noon. 3601 E. Mesquite Ave.

Gift an Experience – All Year

Indian Canyon & Tahquitz Canyon Annual Pass: The Agua Caliente Indian Reservation’s Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon boast incredible history, views, rock art, ancient irrigation systems, native wildlife, plants, and seasonal waterfalls. You can purchase the annual passes at the Palm Springs Visitor Center. $125 each. 2901 N. Palm Canyon Drive.

Group walking in the Indian Canyons

Palm Springs Air Museum Annual Membership: This membership includes unlimited free admission for one year, subscription to museum newsletter, one guest pass, and a 10% discount at the Air Museum museum gift shop. Join Now

They also offer Gift Certificated for their fun and unique Warbird rides. Fly in a C-47, P-51, t-6, or PT-17. Purchase a Gift Certificate.

palm springs air museum

Palm Springs Art Museum Annual Membership: An individual membership includes unlimited admission to all locations, one guest pass, exclusive member invitation to select exhibition previews and public programs, and 10% discount at the Art Museum store. Join Now

Moorten Botanical Garden, Palm Springs Art Museum, Great Shakes and Lone Palm Bungalow in Palm Springs, CA

Modernism Week Online Auction – Dec. 2 – 10

Best of Modernism – Holiday Edition

Modernism Week announced that it will offer an exciting online auction of unique and compelling experiences and intriguing and distinctive items just in time for the holiday season. The online bidding Auction runs 9 days from December 2 – 10, and will feature more than 100 unique architectural experiences, exclusive VIP Modernism Week event tickets and experiences packages, access to exclusive sold-out parties, and uncommon items not typically available to the public. Hopeful bidders may set up an account on the auction page and submit bids during the event. The winners will be announced after bidding concludes.

The ‘Best of Modernism – Holiday Edition’ auction will take place at Modernism Week starting December 2 at 12 Noon PST. All funds raised will go to support Modernism Week.

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