Every city's got to have one of these kind of stores -- one of those over the top, kitschy, funny cards and gag gift/ trinket stores... preferably in the gay area of town. Babette Schwartz's is exactly that. Here you will find a wide range of greeting cards, most of them hilarious, catty, and totally unique. Definitely not the Hallmark variety (thankfully) and very amusing. You won't see a lot of them anywhere else! You can also find those unusual kind of gifts, you know the kind you give as a quasi joke or gag gift, or that small little item that you can give to a friend to cheer him/ her up. There are funny t-shirts in the back, and Ken and Barbie dolls and anything else that might tickle your (or that lucky someone's) fancy.
Babette Schwartz is located in the heart of Hillcrest. Sometimes parking is an issue, so prepare to drive around (if you don't live in the 'hood) and bring lots of quarters.