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Valentine’s Day gift guide to Santana Row

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Can you believe how fast the time goes? This means it is time to head over to Santana Row to find that perfect something for that special someone in your life 🙂

I love Santana Row for Valentine’s Day because it is a one-stop-shop for everything Valentine’s Day! In order to create the perfect, romantic evening, you can make reservations at one of Santana Row’s fabulous restaurants for you and your loved one. My favorite Valentine’s day restaurants are LB Steak, Citrus, and Sino.

At dinner, you will want to give the perfect gift to your special loved one; read on for fabulous gift ideas from Santana Row.

To complete the gift, you can also find the perfect Valentine’s Day card at The Paper Source; as well as Valentine’s Day gifts for children. Love that!

Since shopping for Valentine’s Day can sometimes be overwhelming, I have curated my favorite gifts for Valentine’s Day 2016 at Santana Row into this article. Please read on for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift ideas!

Annie Glass: for the decorator

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Annie Glass is one of the newest shops on Santana Row. This fabulous store is filled with handmade, home decor. Why not create the perfect place setting with heart shaped Annie Glass! You can create the perfect table decor for a romantic dinner for two at home. After Valentine’s Day is over, you will be left with beautiful art to display, or use often!

In addition to beautiful artwork, and home decor, Annie Glass carries fashionable jewelry from designers known for their unique style, and enviable pieces. Give her a gift this Valentine’s Day which tells her how special she is with jewelry from Annie Glass! I know I have  my eyes on a few pieces. (ah-hem, is my Husband reading this? Hint hint, nudge nudge)

To learn more about Annie Glass, and to see their fabulous glass art, and jewelry collections, please visit Annie Glass at Santana Row or call at 408.753.9115.

Flying Lizard: for the Fashionista

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Is your Valentine a fashion-forward, trend setter? I thought so 😉 Flying Lizard is the perfect place to hook her up with the most fashionable jewelry of the season. In addition to beautiful statement rings, delicate layering necklaces, and chandelier earrings, Flying Lizard has a fabulous selection of the season’s current IT accessory; the handbag pom pom charm.

For more information about Flying Lizard, and to check out their amazing collection of jewelry and accessories, please visit Flying Lizard at Santana Row or call 408.244.8950

Sugarfina: sweets for your sweetie

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Does your sweetie have a sweet tooth? Of course he or she does! Sugarfina has fabulous candy choices which you can mix and match into a “Bento Box” of sweetness! Yummy!!! They even have a male-themed Bento Box which you can fill with candies the man in your life will love. A Bento Box from Sugarfina is a great stand-alone gift for Valentine’s Day, or a small box can be a fabulous compliment to a bigger gift. Be sure to shop in check out all the flavors!

To learn more about Sugarfina, please stop into their shop on Santana Row or call at 855.784.2734

Tommy Bahama: for men and women with wanderlust

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Tommy Bahama is the perfect place to find a Valentine’s Day gift for him or her. In addition to beautiful watches, jewelry, games, home decor, and sport gear, Tommy Bahama is perfect for the person with wanderlust.

Thinking of giving that special someone a trip for Valentine’s Day? Why not plan a trip somewhere tropical or exotic? In order to surprise him or her with this fabulous romantic getaway, why not fill a beach bag with location appropriate attire from Tommy Bahama! Tucked inside the bag with location appropriate attire, can be the tickets to the exotic location! He or she will be so surprised, and excited about the trip!

Be sure to stop into Tommy Bahama at Santana Row for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for him or her, or to put together the perfect way to surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway! For questions or information, please call Tommy Bahama at 408.984.8688 or stop into their shop at Santana Row.

When you are done shopping at Santana Row, and you have found the perfect gift for your special someone, why not treat yourself to dessert from Cocola! It is my favorite place to indulge after shopping on the Row. I highly recommend the Triple Chocolate Mousse, and the large Macarons!

All these great gift ideas and you still cannot decide? Never fear, the Santana Row gift card is here! Stop into the concierge and you can purchase a gift card for that special someone in any amount. The gift cards can be used at Santana Row retailers, and restaurants! How perfect is that!!!

For more information, please visit Happy shopping, Happy Valentine’s Day, and stay fabulous 😉

*brought to you by Santana Row. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Santana Row

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and that means it is time to find the perfect gift for Mom! Thankfully, Santana Row has a large selection of shops with a wide variety of gift ideas at every price point imaginable! Love that!

I have highlighted four stores at Santana Row which I feel have amazing gift ideas on store shelves right now, as we speak! In addition to these stores, make sure you stop by C Wonder, Beau Bijou and Anne Fontaine for fabulous gift ideas!

For the hard working Mother who needs a relaxing book and spa day: Anthropologie

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From Top: Soap / Towels, Bath Salt, Candle / Candle, Books / Cuffs / Books one, two

Anthropologie has a large selection of gifts for Mom this Mother’s Day! In addition to clothing, which is what you see from the front door and window displays, Anthropologie is filled with candles, spa soaps, spa bath items, luxurious towels and conversation starting books! Everything Mom needs to relax is here; plus the pricing is moderate. Love that!

My gift choices can be found in-store at Anthropologie Santana Row or online here. For store information please call 1-408-249-0436

For the Glamorous Mom: Gucci

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From Top: Bracelet, Earrings, Ring / Crossbody Bag / Clutches / Shoulder Bag (in-store only. Similar here and here) / Satchel (Similar here) / Fragrances: Glorious Mandarin, Gorgeous Gardenia and Gracious Tuberose

If your Mom demands nothing but the best, look no further than Gucci! As you enter Santana Row from Stevens Creek Blvd., Gucci glistens on the right corner and calls out your Mother’s name every time she passes the storefront. This Mother’s Day, indulge Mom with a fabulous handbag, luxurious perfume or timeless jewels from the most luxurious shop on the Row. She will love you forever. Promise 😉

For more information about my gift ideas at Gucci Santana Row, please visit or call the store directly at 1-408-557-9926

For the Fashion-Forward Mom on your list: BCBG

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From top: Clutches / Bracelets / Tote, Clutch, Shoes / Perfume / Necklace

Is your Mom the most fashionable Mom on the block? I knew she was! Look  no further than BCBG for hot-off-the-runway styles at moderate price points. Mom will love BCBG’s large selection of clutches and the perfume is a-ma-zing! She will also fall in love with their bracelets. Be sure to check out their shoes too. BCBG has the best of-the-moment shoe selection for spring and summer 2014. 

My Mother’s Day picks can be found online at and in-store at BCBG MaxAzria Santana Row. For store information please call 1-408-244-1339

For the Jewelry Loving Mom on your list: Flying Lizard




What Mother doesn’t love receiving jewelry for Mother’s Day! Your Mother will be in Heaven when you gift her a beautiful necklace, pair of earrings and/or bracelet from Flying Lizard. The store is filled with beautiful pieces which also happen to be celebrity favorites! Another fabulous reason to shop at Flying Lizard Santana Row for Mother’s Day is the prices! They are moderate to extremely affordable! Love that!

Everything pictured is in-store only. For more information about Flying Lizard, please contact the store at 1-408-244-8950


There you have it! A few fabulous gift ideas for Mother’s Day at Santana Row. While you are shopping for Mom, make sure you treat yourself to a fabulous meal at one of my favorite restaurants on the Row! Veggie Grill, Sino and Pizza Antigua are my favorite lunch spots at Santana Row. After you are done shopping, stop in at Cocola for a fabulous dessert paired with coffee, hot cocoa or tea! To learn more about Santana Row, please visit Happy shopping, Happy Mother’s Day, and stay fabulous 😉

*This post was sponsored by Santana Row. All opinions are my own.

Valentine’s Day gift ideas at Santana Row

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means it is time to start thinking about what to buy that special someone! If you happen to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, look no further than Santana Row in San Jose to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!

I love Santana Row for gift shopping because all of the best gift shops in the Bay Area are in one place! Plus, you can enjoy a hot cocoa or cup of coffee from “Cocola,” my favorite coffee/pastry shop in the Bay Area, before or during your shopping trip! Not to mention the long list of amazing restaurants Santana Row has to offer! I recommend “Maggiano’s” for a family meal, “Veggie Grill” for lunch and “Blowfish Sushi” or “Sino” for dinner. 

So, without further adieu, here are my picks for the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts at Santana Row!

Valentine’s Day gift ideas from the “Paper Source


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The “Paper Source” is an amazing stationary store which offers the most beautiful wrapping paper, cards and gift items you can imagine. They have a huge selection of Valentine’s Day gifts for both children and adults. This is the perfect place to find gifts for your children or children in your life on Valentine’s Day! In addition, they have everything from romantic gifts to gifts for friends. It is a one-stop-shop for Valentine’s Day! 

My gift picks featured in these photos are available in-store. For more information please call 1-408-241-9000.

Gourmet Chocolate from “Chocolatier Blue Parlor

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Want to make a big impression on someone you love this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than Santana Row’s “Chocolatier Blue Parlor!” They have the most beautiful chocolates which not only look like fine works of ceramic art, they taste like the finest chocolate on Earth! Plus, the ingredients are locally sourced and organic. Love that!

All of their chocolate is available in-store. For more information please call 1-408-244-8300. 

Unique and Stylish Jewelry at “Beau Bijou

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“Beau Bijou” has been my all-time favorite store at Santana Row since the Row opened over ten years ago. The shop is filled with unique silver jewelry using semi-precious and precious stones. Many of the pieces are designed by “Beau Bijou’s” owner and can only be found in-store! This is the perfect shop to find a gift for Valentine’s Day for your loved one who appreciates unique jewelry and works of art.

My gift picks can be found in-store. For more information call 1-408-261-3434. 

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the beauty fan on your list from “100% Pure

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From top: Nail Polish / Organic Rose Hydrosol / Sun Damage Corrective Cream / Eye Cream

From the moment you set foot in “100% Pure” you will notice the most beautiful aroma at Santana Row. The fragrant bath and body products will lure you into the store and you will find yourself having trouble trying to decide which fragrance to purchase because they all smell so amazing! Well, let me help you out here 🙂 My favorite scent at “100% Pure” is the “Coffee Cherry” scent. Of course, if “Coffee Cherry” is not the scent you think your loved one will prefer, there are plenty of other scents to choose from in-store! Plus, everything at “100% Pure” is 100% vegan and natural! Love that!

For more product information, please visit 100% Pure online or call 1-408-244-7873

Valentine Day gifts from “C Wonder

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From top: Pillows / Bowls / Plates / Jewelry Boxes / Bike

As you may already know, “C Wonder” is one of the most fabulous gift shops online; and last fall they opened an amazing shop right here in the Bay Area at Santana Row! The store is filled with gift ideas which are perfect for friends and family, as well as special loved ones, for Valentine’s Day. In fact, there are several gift options on sale from 25%-50% off! Love that!

For more information about “C Wonder,” please click here or call 1-408-246-1754

Sparkles and Baubles from “Jest Jewels

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“Jest Jewels” is the perfect place to find Valentine’s Day gifts for that special someone who has flair and loves a little bit of fun. The shop is filled with on-trend jewelry, clutches and amazing gift ideas. They even have a Valentine’s Day Hello Kitty!

All of my gift picks featured in these photos are available in-store only. Please call 1-408-249-4800 for more information.

Valentine’s Day gifts for getting that red carpet look at “Flying Lizard

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The jewelry at “Flying Lizard” has been spotted on countless celebrities both on the red carpet and the streets of Southern California. Celebrities such as Brooke Shields, Felicity Huffman, Meg Ryan, Hillary Duff, Vivica Fox, Penelope Cruz and fashion’s darling Sarah Jessica Parker have all been spotted wearing designs from Flying Lizard. The store at Santana Row is filled with hundreds of fabulous jewelry designs which are also owned by Hollywood’s brightest stars. My picks from in-store are featured in the photos above.

For more information about Flying Lizard, please call 1-408-244-8950.

And there you have it! The above photos from select stores at Santana Row are my picks for making Valentine’s Day special and absolutely fabulous! If you are local to the Bay Area, make sure you visit Santana Row to find the perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day. Everyone on my list will be receiving gifts from the Row!

Happy shopping, and have a fabulous Valentine’s Day! 😉

Photo Credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2014©

*This post has been brought to you by Santana Row