Here at, I’m hoping to make your holiday gift shopping easy with unique gift ideas right here in Laguna Beach. You can always check out my Master Holiday Gift List of ideas in case you’ve missed something along the way …

Now, every Laguna Beach resident worth his or her salt knows that the best selection of flip-flops is housed on the Great Wall of Hobie’s, at the corner of Forest and Beach Avenue. In spring and summer months, it’s actually more than one great wall of row upon row upon row of flip-flops. And, while Hobie’s certainly has a sizable wall even in the winter months, I’d like to direct your attention to the best-selling, fan favorite, Olukai flip-flops.

Danny and Susan McTherny were actually Laguna Beach residents when they first started designing, manufacturing and warehousing (from their garage) their now-famous Olukai flip flops. In less than 5 years, Olukai has grown to epic proportions – they’re even in Nordstrom’s, for heaven’s sake. But you want to get Olukai where they were first born. And there’s no better locals’ favorite than the Hobie Surf Shop in Laguna Beach. I’m betting you’ll find a perfect pair of flip flops for anyone on your list. (You can even pick up a few pairs during Laguna Beach Hospitality Night‘s party-in-the-street on Friday, Dec. 2nd!)


Get Laguna's Restaurant Updates!