I love them and I have a few favorite places here in Burbank I search for awesome gifts.
You can always to to Barnes & Noble, the 99 Cent Store, Hobby Lobby or Michaels for fantastic small gifts, as well as the Target Dollar Bin…but I’d like to think those are a given. Craft stores and Target. I could spend hours.
Burbank has some other great places to get small gifts for the kids and adult friends, alike!
5. Aaron Brothers
Burbank Empire Center
1565 N Victory Pl, Burbank, CA 91502
Between their stocking stuffer displays and the “best buys” at 80% off, you’re sure to find something great here for kids about 5 and up as well as your own adult friends. Their canvases have been marked down, the picture frames, craft supplies, paint brushes and drawing books….they all make great gifts. Maybe I love this store because I daydream about actually needing art supplies to fill my empty tubes of paint at home. But, that’s just not the truth. If my life depended on it, I’m sure I couldn’t draw a barn. Not even if you told me how to draw a barn…of if you held my hand while I drew a barn. I’m sure It would still look like a ball.
4. Bell Cottage
3816 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
One word…Poopouri. Best. Gift. Ever. There is really nothing more magical on the Earth at the moment. I have no shame, I will talk about more than just my children’s poop. You see the commercials…you’re not sure whether to believe it or not? But, believe it. The inventor of this product is sitting high and pretty on his throne right now…oh. the pun, I couldn’t help it. This is something I gift my most favorite people every single year! I mean it. There is even a ‘travel size’ that you can use in public restrooms! Can you feel my excitement over this spray??!! I’m not the only one…this gift sells out frequently! I have actually gone in to Bell Cottage to buy Poopouri for a birthday gift, and they were out. Imagine my disappointment.
Besides my favorite item, Bell Cottage has way more than this….so go in for the Poopouri, but stay for the Willow Tree.
3. Rocket Fizz
3524 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Candy and gag gifts and soda, oh my! Rocket Fizz is an amazing throwback to the classic candy store with more than just sweets in stock.
3319 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
This place is a gem. An absolute gem. No doubt. I find the best gift items for my friends in this store…good stuff. Unique items. All of the items in this store are made in the USA and 70% are local. They even have art handcrafted right here in Burbank. You just can’t get any more local than that. Jewelry, candles, cards, artwork, pottery, magnets and Klean Spa! Klean Spa is hand made right in the back of the store. I just recently got a sample of their ‘Pepperment Dream.’ Oh dear…it was divine. Klean Spa is even putting together Stocking Stuffer Gift Bags! You won’t walk out empty handed, if you’re going in looking for a gift.
Burbank Town Center
600 N San Fernando Blvd
What can’t you get at Ikea??! This is a “kitchen sink”, kind of place.
Ikea has my very favorite item at the moment. If you have coffee-drinking friends… this item will make them very happy.
It’s called “Produckt.” I seriously hope whoever has the job of naming the items at Ikea, gets a free vacation to Disneyworld every year…seriously. I mean, have you seen this video? It’s the best.
This is my go-to stocking stuffer/gift for my friends this year. Sorry friends, if you’re reading this, you will be getting a produckt for Christmas.
But they have more! The picture frames, the notebooks and pens, washi tape. Ikea is a great place for small gifts.
So, if you want to help your friends’ morning coffee go from ‘wake me up’ to, ‘holy cow this day is going to be awesome’…. grab a frother and gift it to a coffee-loving friend.