Best boutiques to find a gift for any occasion

Owner Tania Vivian with products Soapish Hand crafted Bath & Beauty in Newhall on November 13, 2018. Dan Watson/The Signal
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Finding the perfect gift is a skill that can strengthen relationships, make a difference in someone’s day or create memories that last a lifetime. Yet not everyone has that special knack for finding the perfect gift.

Whether it’s a birthday, wedding shower or housewarming party, the small boutiques in Santa Clarita are goldmines of thoughtful, unique gifts that are sure to impress for any occasion.

Most handpick their wares, and in one case, a local shop even sells handmade products made in the store. The locals who run these shops have their fingers on the pulse of the community, with product lines that are influenced by Santa Claritans, and they are excellent sources to learn about local trends.

So next time you need that perfect gift for a special someone, check out one of these Santa Clarita boutiques to see what you can find.

Propinquities

24417 Walnut St, Newhall

(661) 255-0229

Propinquities has been a popular boutique that many local women swear by for about 20 years.

You can find women’s fashion and jewelry, as well as home decor and unique gift ideas. If you’re shopping for a woman in your life, this is a one-stop shop.

Plus, it’s located next door to Egg Plantation — and close to many other Newhall restaurants — so you can shop while waiting to be seated! This is the perfect stop for the busy woman who needs an impressive, unique gift with little time to shop.

By Invitation Only in Newhall offers custom and high-end cards, as well as other unique gift items. PHOTO BY SchlickArt

By Invitation Only

24262 Walnut St #4, Newhall

(661) 388-5699

A family-owned and -operated boutique in Newhall, By Invitation Only offers custom and high-end cards, invitations and paper goods, as well as other gifts and trinkets.

If you’re looking for the perfect card to complement your thoughtful gift, you can create your own or choose from the shop’s full inventory. You can also find specialty gift wrapping, ribbon and other finishing touches.

If you’re really aiming to please, stop by By Invitation Only and talk to owner Kate Clancy, an expert in invitation etiquette and design.

Soapish

24353 Main St, Newhall

(661) 753-3540

If you’re looking for the type of gift that suits anyone for any occasion, then Soapish is your first stop.

The shop owner, Tania Vivian, hand pours each beautiful bar in the back of the store, where she also makes a full line of lotions, bath soaks, scrubs, oils and more, as well as specialty items like bath bombs and shampoo bars.

With scents like Eucalyptus Mint, you can even find something comforting for those men who are hard to shop for.

Custom orders and gift boxes with the shop’s most popular scents make shopping at Soapish even easier.

Ma Maison

24261 1/2 Main St, Newhall

(661) 799-7983

When it comes to home goods and quirky gifts, Ma Maison offers a wide range inside its cozy storefront on Main Street in Newhall.

Home and garden decor is the shop’s real claim to fame, but you can also find artisan tea, bath and body products, and jewelry. The shop carries a line of Mud Pie serving ware that’s always a crowd pleaser, and you can never go wrong with a hand-poured soy candle.

This is an excellent stop for anything bridal, as they carry wedding-themed frames and decor that make shower shopping quick and easy.

Dolled Up Fashions

25379 Wayne Mills Pl, Santa Clarita

(661) 284-7515

Owned by two local sisters, Danyale Peterson and Danette Spiers, Dolled Up Fashions is a great place to shop for women’s fashion, especially if the person you’re gifting is in her 20s or 30s.

While any woman can find something she loves at Dolled Up, it’s on trend for younger women who like comfort as much as they like keeping up with current styles. Their handmade jewelry, bridal gifts, sunglasses and bags are hard to pass up, as well.

And if you’re not sure what to get for your special someone, the owners provide personalized service to help you find the perfect gift.

HER

27021 McBean Parkway, Valencia

(661) 287-4437

Another option for expertly on-trend women’s clothing and accessories, HER Boutique in Valencia is stocked with floral print dresses, embellished tops and the shoes to match.

If you need a little help putting styles together to make a complete outfit, HER is designed to inspire complete looks from head to toe. Different parts of the store showcase different outfits and ways to dress them up or down, as well as the appropriate accessories.

While HER has a broad range of styles for women of all ages, it’s particularly popular with the younger crowd.

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