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Best Gift Shop (2012)
Never on Sunday
251 Pearl St., Monterey
It must be good to source stuff for NOS, collecting delightful treasures from across the globe, from French linens to Portuguese soaps and Parisian street signs to California artisan jewels, and displaying them all in an old, historic building in downtown Monterey. Lucky for us, they’re all for sale, an eccentric collection of beautiful, unusual and sometimes downright quirky gifts, home décor, cards and textiles. Find something for even the hardest-to-shop-for birthday girl. Except on Sunday.