Our Story

Gifts of Wit & Whimsy

Lula Mae was established in 2003 by original Owner, Marci Mae Toombs. Lula Mae was Marci's great great grandmother's name.  Lula Mae was the beginning of a long line of firecracker independent Women. The namesake is cherished and honored within the walls of Lula Mae.

We have carried only family & independently owned Gift & Greeting Card lines since we opened our doors.  We are also a proud approved  Etsy Retailer. 

Voted Best Boutique in Pasadena the last 12 years we have been in business (well, except that one year, but who's counting haha). Named one of the Top 5 Card Shops in L.A., by Los Angeles Magazine, One of the top 25 Most Gifted Retailers in the U.S. by Gifts and Decorative Accessories Magazine, and a Must See by the NY Times.  Despite all of these accolades, what we pride ourselves in most as Lula Ladies is our impeccable good old fashioned customer service. Without our customers, we would not be here today.

So many of our customers refer to Lula as their "Happy Place". We are the retail equivalent of your favorite big hearted friend with a dirty mouth! 

Please stop in to say hi, share your favorite recipe, shop, or just to get a free giggle. Oh, and in case you haven't heard, we give sweet treats with every purchase! 

See you soon, and thank you for helping us Celebrate 13 years doing what we love best! 


100 N Fair Oaks Ave. Old Pasadena, California.

626-304-9996 ( we never answer with customers present in the shop)

info@lulamae.com (better option)




The Lula Mae Ladies pride themselves in customer service.