Support Small Businesses & Cross Everyone Off Your Christmas List
Home-grown, local San Diego brands that bring holiday spirit – and spirits!
Our team put our heads together to share some of our local favorites – small brands who are locally born-and-bred.
We are excited to support these successful entrepreneurs and give you some ideas for everyone on your gift list this year. From local getaways and delicious dishes to car-details and cocktails, here are a few gift ideas just in time for Small Business Saturday on November 28th:
#1 Gift cards to dine at favorite local restaurants
Restaurants need our support more now than ever & gifting gift cards for the holiday is a great way to treat colleagues, clients, and friends to new dishes and drinks. Some of my personal favorites include:
(16081 San Dieguito Road, RSF 92067; 858-832-1518; firstname.lastname@example.org);
- International Smoke
(3387 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA 92130; 619-331-4528; email@example.com) You can even pick menu items, such as Ribs, for an “It’s on me” memorable gift. See here.
- Red Tracton’s
(550 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075; 858.755.6600)
As we hit Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday, we’ll also keep our eye out for $100 in gift cards for $80 making these stocking stuffers great ones to give (and stock up on for yourself). Stay tuned on our Instagram for updates!
#2 Car Detailing
If you know me, you know I am a car enthusiast… & that includes making sure my car is always taken care of. My pick? Visual Detailing bring mobile car detailing to you and are a welcomed surprise for any car aficionado. This gift is one of my favorites because it is as practical as it is thoughtful. They wash & wax 100% by hand, never overlooking a single detail, and have been San Diego’s top rated auto care concierge for over 17 years. I am a long-time customer; don’t forget to mention my name when you call them!
#3 Southern California Canned Cocktails Delivered in a Yeti Cooler
Leave it to local creators to come up with cocktails you can bring with you anywhere your lifestyle takes you. Chill them and you’re on your way for a tailgate, sunset at the beach or waterfront trip (or simply kicking your feet up in your backyard). Some local favorites that you can support small San Diego include: June Shine, Cutwater Spirits, You & Yours Distilling Co., or North Italia’s house-made craft cocktails to-go.
What’s a cool cocktail without a something to keep it cold? Make this gift idea even better by including a Yeti. Local shops to purchase include Valley Farm Market (La Jolla, 6902 La Jolla Blvd. La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 999-0358) or Hansens Surfboards (1105 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 753-6595).
#4 Gift cards for a local getaway from the Ranch to the Coast:
Whether you’re laying by the pool or hitting balls on the course, we could all use a little getaway once in a while. That’s why a surprise stay or day on the greens is one of those “self-care” gifts that never gets old. Especially during the holidays, some of my favorites have deals on stays to keep an eye out for:
- Rancho Valencia
- Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
- LaAuberge Del Mar
- Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club
- The Crosby
- Fairbanks Rancho Country Club
- The Grand Golf Club
Sometimes you don’t need to leave your home for that resort feel. Here is a collection of top homes on the market that are perfect for entertaining (especially with this upcoming holiday season).