About Us

Candlewood Cards & Gifts is your best choice for when you need a special gift for a special someone.

Candlewood is located in the H.C. Kerr building, in Carlsbad’s Historic Main Street District. Our building has been in the heart of downtown Carlsbad for more than seventy years. Since 1941, the building has housed such businesses as Wertheim Furniture, Parchman Carver Hardware, Carlsbad’s Centennial Museum, LA Boutique and Anne’s Hallmark.

Today, Candlewood Cards and Gifts is owned by Elaine Mead Murphy, H.C. Kerr’s granddaughter. She has worked hard to make our community a better place and is pleased to serve the city of carlsbad with care and compassion. 

We are here to help you find the perfect gift for everyone in your life. Along with free gift wrapping with your purchase, we are truly a one-stop shop with sentiment and value