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Men’s Gift Guide


For one-of-a-kind gifts and international treasures perfect for every person on your holiday shopping list, avoid the crowded malls and visit Bazaar del Mundo!

In addition to colorful home décor and creative women’s fashion, Bazaar del Mundo offers a wonderful selection of gifts for men, including:

  • Natural Wood Watches: Handcrafted in British Columbia using sustainable hardwood from Africa and India
  • Wooden game sets: Backgammon, dice and chess sets made in India
  • Handcrafted sand designs: Gravity, time, matter and motion are combined to form fascinating ever-changing works of art

More gift ideas include: silk ties, customizable license plate art and gourmet chocolates in flavors like “Potato Chip” and “Maple Bacon” from Chuao Chocolate, based in Carlsbad.

Add Flair to Your Christmas Tree or Gift Wrapping


Bazaar del Mundo celebrates the holiday season with beautiful and unique decorations throughout the shops that create a cheerful ambiance and enjoyable shopping experience for customers.

Our collection of wonderfully dressed Christmas trees feature hand crafted ornaments, Mexican paper flowers, colorful ribbons, and – for something a little out of the ordinary –  creative folk art masks, dolls and gourd ornaments. These pieces of art are stunning on a tree or as gift accents!

Shoppers can avoid the crowded malls and find a gift for everyone on their list at Bazaar del Mundo! Free parking is available nights and weekends across the street at Caltrans.

Customer Appreciation Day


Customer Appreciation Day

We’d like to thank our wonderful customers with a day dedicated especially to them. Please join us for a celebratory shopping party on Thursday, November 20th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It’s the perfect time to escape the crowded malls and enjoy some holiday shopping!

As always, shoppers can find one-of-a-kind creations and unique designs that are distinct, beautiful and creative. There will be live music, delicious food and beverages, and prize drawings. The Shops will also offer free gift wrapping on purchases over $35. Chuao Chocolatier will debut new delectable flavors, and a number of guests will join us including Mywalit, Danny Goode Silks, Patty O’Neil (Moroccan clothing and jewelry), Linda Zaiser (collectible santa and angel dolls), and soup vendors!

Shop Local with Us on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29


Bazaar del Mundo Small Business Saturday

Join us at Bazaar del Mundo on Nov. 29th for a merry environment to get started on your holiday shopping. Browse our collection of folk art, jewelry, home accessories and collectibles from all around the world, creative fashion, arts and crafts, hundreds of cookbooks and whimsical ornaments to adorn your Christmas tree!

For a shopping break, dine locally next door at Casa Guadalajara. Sip a frosty margarita and try one of the new healthy dining creations such as Ensalada de Carne Asada – grilled and marinated carne asada with sliced avocado, tomatoes, queso cotija, sliced radishes, spring mix of romaine and cilantro lime dressing (390 calories).

When you shop at Bazaar del Mundo or eat at Casa Guadalajara, know that you’re supporting small businesses in your neighborhood.

Small Business Saturday is a national campaign that rewards American Express users when they shop and dine at local businesses, making a contribution back to their communities. AmEx users who have pre-registered their card, will receive a credit back on their statement up to $30. For more info about the campaign, visit:

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