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Support Small Businesses & Cross Everyone Off Your Christmas List

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:

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:

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).


Garret Milligan

A lifelong resident of Rancho Santa Fe, Garret was raised in a family deeply integrated in the historic and vibrant community. Garret developed an affinity for the real estate industry at a young age by observing his mother—one of the community’s most successful real estate agents for more than 30 years—and learning the secrets to becoming a personable, yet results-oriented Realtor. He became the youngest partner in an elite luxury real estate legacy in ‘the Ranch’ in 2012 and quickly honed his skills, developed a vast network of industry resources, and built an impressive list of satisfied clients.

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