Redlands Gift Guide 2023
Make every occasion unique and special by giving gifts and experiences sourced from our hometown with our updated 2022 guide.
From interactive games to wrapping paper made of real money (we’re not joking!) to better-than-home-cooed meals and hand-made soaps — discover gifts you and your loved ones will remember for years to come. Discover some of our favorite local places to shop and celebrate special occasions in Redlands.
5 Local Experiences, Gifts, Food & More Perfect for Holiday Gifts Near You
Mix it up with local gifts and experiences offered right here in our hometown! Redlands and Yucaipa have some of the best places to play, eat and shop — especially during the holidays. Let’s make this season the best one yet!
1. Open Door Escape Games
Open Door Escape Games is the premium escape game experience for miles and offers some of the best interactive entertainment around! Your group of 2-12 will be immersed in a game where you work together to solve puzzles, decipher clues, and ultimately escape in 60 minutes or less.
From corporate parties and families from ages 6-99 to unique and fun date nights, come excited and leave laughing, feeling like an expert detective. Offering five immersive experiences that range from scary to whimsical and easy to difficult — visit Open Door Escape Games to make lasting memories.
We have done a LOT of different escape rooms and Open Door remains some of my favorites! They ensure you get the experience you are looking for with an escape room. The rooms are so well-themed and built. It immerses you in the world. The puzzles are clever. They do a great job and I highly recommend their escape rooms. You won't be disappointed.
I can't say enough good things about Open Door. We've been to two of their locations and they really get the escape rooms right. The theming is always spot on and the rooms are generally not linear, so different people can work on different puzzles and switch off, if necessary. Our host was excellent as well, monitoring us and giving aid when needed to make the experience worthwhile.
2. Feel Good Market
Discover cool, sustainable gifts at Feel Good Market! This unique novelty store is a locally owned and operated business where you’ll find a range of handcrafted goods. From personal care — including house-made soap and bath bombs — to home goods, Feel Good Market has something for everyone.
Plus, their products are clean and environmentally friendly, ensuring they are good for you and good for the earth!
Want to keep your carbon footprint to a minimum? They even have a refill station right here in Redlands! You can bring your own container (or feel free to use one of theirs!) and fill up on shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, dish soap, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent and much more. As with all items sold, these refillable household products are made with clean, earth-friendly ingredients that you purchase by the ounce. Are you especially sensitive to scented products? They even carry most of their products in an unscented option.
Need help finding the right gifts? Their friendly staff is available to help you pick the perfect earth-friendly gifts.
3. Briggs and Coops
How fun is this @briggsandcoops find? These come in sheets of 4, 16 or 32. Owner Randy says he has even wrapped a gift for his wife with a sheet! Can you imagine getting a present wrapped in real moneyyyyy 🤑. Hopefully she unwrapped it carefully.
Build your own house with pure silver blocks! Discover all of the amazing gifts Briggs and Coops offers.
4. Theron’s Marketplace
Tired of cooking? Have company coming into town? Head on down to Theron’s Marketplace and let them do the cooking (and meal prep clean up) for you!
They have something for every dietary lifestyle: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, keto, etc. You name it and they will accommodate it.
Want sandwiches and steamy soups? Looking for some yummy tacos or a tasty Freddy’s Hawaiian lunch plate? Ready to dive in on a tried and true frozen custard? Theron’s Marketplace has you covered.
We just might see you at Theron’s Marketplace - Redlands’ first food hall - when we’re craving an easy ‘home-cooked meal’ without the cooking.
5. noobs VR
Looking for a unique experiential gift? Through the magic of virtual reality, noobs VR in Redlands serves up a wide range of exciting group entertainment – from puzzling escape room adventures to full-body tracked zombie survival experiences and high-energy, multi-dimensional laser-tag!
As you walk wirelessly around the arena with your friends, each player’s real-life movement and position is replicated in the virtual world – so whatever adventure you choose, just strap on your VR gear and let the noobs immerse your private group into another world!
Whether you’re shopping for someone who’s 7 or 77 — noobs VR is perfect for family game nights, group outings, date nights, team-building events, birthdays, and more!