Not in the market for a new Lexus or Mercedes for a loved one? No worries, Newport-Mesa is brimming with stores that will have something for the ones you love, as well as clever hostess gifts and other knick-knacks.
Holiday parties are most likely approaching, which raises the question of what an appropriate hostess gift might be. Oftentimes the most practical gift is a bottle of wine — something that can be enjoyed by everyone at the party or can be saved for later.
"But instead of just bringing the wine, why not bring the matching glasses with it," said Bloomingdale's manager Erin Bianchi.
Bianchi said the Fashion Island store carries sets of Robert Mondavi wineglasses made by Waterford. The wine tasting collection has a glass shaped to enhance the wine tasting experience. The sets range from $25 to $65.