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Book, Card, and Gift Stores in Grossmont Center Mall

Baby shower, birthday, retirement, graduation, anniversary—name an event, and you can get a present for it at Grossmont Center. A special occasion calls for a special gesture of thoughtfulness, one that shows the recipient that you truly care. With the Center’s book stores, card stores, and gift stores, finding the perfect present has never been easier.

Book Stores in La Mesa and San Diego

Book lovers know that Barnes & Noble® is a treasure trove, with exciting discoveries awaiting customers as they browse the shelves for the latest bestseller or a classic of children’s literature. Thousands of titles are available at this book superstore covering a range of subjects, from autobiographies to romances to travel guides, and much, much more. In addition, there are plenty of related accessories any bookworm would covet, such as bookmarks, reading lights, and bookplates.

What makes Barnes & Noble® especially popular among book stores are the discounts offered on hundreds of items. Customers can find everyday deals even on books by the most popular authors on the hottest topics. Membership in the store’s rewards program can net even deeper discounts for savvy shoppers.

Card Stores in La Mesa and San Diego

A greeting card can serve as the perfect finishing touch to a present, expertly conveying your sentiments in lovely words and pictures. In some cases, the greeting card is the gift itself if some cash or a gift card is enclosed inside. That is how card stores offer the perfect solution by offering a wide array of cards tailored to any kind of milestone or major life event.

Barnes & Noble® carries an artful selection of greeting cards; during the holidays, customers can also pick up sets of boxed cards to send out to far-flung friends and relatives. Grossmont Center customers also have the good fortune to shop at Elam’s Hallmark. This gift emporium boasts an incredible selection of greeting cards—if you can’t find the perfect card here, it probably doesn’t exist. There are cards that celebrate major events such as birthdays, weddings, and graduations, of course, as well as those occasions that may not be as well known but still call for a card—Teacher Appreciation Week, Administrative Assistant Day, Nurses Day. You can find cards that are deeply moving and sincere or witty and sarcastic. They can be emblazoned with funny cartoon drawings or beautiful photography. The sheer variety makes this card store unmatched by any other. Another plus: If you are looking for a gift as well as a card, Elam’s Hallmark offers one-stop shopping.

Gift Stores in La Mesa and San Diego

At Elam’s Hallmark, there are all kinds of gift items to choose from: candles, toys, jewelry, fashion accessories, home and garden decor items, kitchen goods, and candy, among others. Elam’s Hallmark also sells gift bags, bows, and wrapping paper for the utmost in customer convenience. Barnes and Noble® also is more than just a bookstore: shoppers can find toys, games, candles, journals, apparel, tote bags, and other sure-to-please items.

For the pop culture lover on your gift list, Comics-N-Stuff is the ultimate destination. This is the largest chain of comic book stores in San Diego, but it goes beyond just comic books. Pick up a fun gift, such as Star Wars-themed tableware, a Brienne of Tarth action figure, or a Harry Potter Funko Pop figurine. Of course, Marvel and DC characters and titles are well represented at this deluxe comics shop, so Iron Man and Superman coexist happily here.

There are times, however, when you want to buy a gift for someone that they can’t find anywhere else. One of the most original gift stores at Grossmont Center is Handmade Market. Every item in the store has been handcrafted by local artisans, so there is an emphasis on creative, unique gifts. Save some time to browse and admire the amazing offerings, such as hand-painted decorative signs, fancifully painted glassware, throw pillows, handmade soap, comfy blankets, and statement jewelry pieces. Because the artisans frequently spend time in the store, customers can chat with them about their work, and even place special orders for a truly unique and unparalleled gift-giving experience.

The next time you need to go gift shopping, come to Grossmont Center. Our book stores, card stores, and gift stores have something for everybody!

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