About Us

Candlewood Cards & Gifts is your one stop shop when you need something special for someone special!

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

Today, Candlewood Cards and Gifts, owned by Elaine Mead Murphy, H.C. Kerr’s granddaughter, helps the community as well. We help the people celebrate milestones, like birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. We help them to honor relatives, teachers, policemen and firemen, and the soldiers who protect our way of life. We help them laugh at life’s absurd moments—and at themselves.
At Candlewood, we’re pleased and proud to provide the good people of Carlsbad with cards, gifts and decorative items that help them to express exactly how they feel.

Need some suggestions? We are there for you. Need something beautifully gift wrapped? It is free.

Join our Birthday and 1/2 Birthday Clubs and receive a gift and a discount twice a year. Sign up for our "Loyalty Club" for email only specials and a discount on your purchases.

Let us customize a charm bracelet, necklace or key ring for you or someone else!

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