Maison En Provence is run by a wonderful couple from the Provence region of France. They came to the States and opened a shop here in San Diego that carries items they feel reflect the best from their homeland. This cute little store is found inside a craftsman-style home in the Mission Hills neighborhood.
You can find everything here: household items, books, soaps, clothing and unique things that all reflect a bit of France. We've enjoyed the lavender sea salt, lavender honey and lavender vinegar, as well as a couple Provencal cookbooks that now line our kitchen bookshelf. This is one of the places I swing by at least once or twice a year when looking for unique gifts.
When you're finished shopping, you can head across the street for lunch at Brooklyn Girl: http://brooklyngirleatery.com/