New to the Rancho Santa Fe Plaza across from Harvest Ranch is Finezza Fine Gifts, a luxe little spot lit by crystal chandeliers, with pearly walls and polished concrete floors. Owner Frank Aguilar has curated a unique collection of gifts and knick-knacks from around the world including Christian Lacroix candles and journals, Italian pottery from Florence, Herve Gambs diffusers and the Linge Blanc bath line from France. “I’m always on the lookout for new, fun items that no one else carries,” he says.
Finezza has wonderful wedding gifts, including a pair of Swarovski-encrusted Champagne flutes (that don’t cost a fortune), and hostess gifts from the Mariposa line of pewter-and-silver trays, napkin holders and serving pieces. Ben’s Garden, featured by Oprah, includes decoupage trinket trays and coasters imprinted with famous quotes like this one from Katherine Hepburn: “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” (We couldn’t agree more.) (760.230.6621, firstname.lastname@example.org)