Holiday Gift Guide

Branch Out Tree Care

  • Branch Out Tree Care


    Branch Out Tree Care is a family-operated business offering you professional tree care services from an experienced crew. We've made it our mission to provide you the best tree care service in Santa Barbara County.

We the People of the Central Coast

  • We the People of the Central Coast


    Document Preparation Services
    No Lawyers! Save Money!
    *Living Trust
    *Notary Public & Much more!

    1524 State Street
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    805-962-9470 Fax

The Piano Outlet

  • The Piano Outlet


    The Piano Outlet has been in business for more than thirty years and is the largest piano showroom in Ventura County. The Piano Outlet Company specializes in selling excellent quality pianos – new grand and vertical (upright) pianos – and in reconditioning and selling used grand and vertical pianos, all at reasonable prices. We also carry new digital pianos and keyboards for those customers who need something smaller and more portable than an acoustic piano.

The Suit Outlet

  • The Suit Outlet

    Our mission is to offer you the best customer service, quality, and lowest prices in the industry. We understand that you have other choices in men’s suit and accessories but we would love to have you as a customer and will go an extra mile to make you happy with us.

Jewelry Couture

  • Jewelry Couture

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    Our commitment is to strive to exceed expectations with exceptional personal service and professionalism. The staff we employ share these values and is comprised of Graduate Gemologists, Graduate Jewelers and veteran fine jewelry and watch experts.

Edomasa Japanese Sushi

Mattress Mike

The BroBasket

  • We know that men are hard people to buy gifts for. The BroBasket is the answer to that struggle, we want you to be able to give a man what he wants; his favorite accessories, snacks and beverage delivered to his door. Our unique drinkable arrangements are here to  do just that, there is no gift company quite like us out there and we hope you agree.

Moby Dick Restaurant

UCSB Arts & Lectures

  • UCSB Arts & Lectures


    UCSB Arts & Lectures invites you to a winter of bold moves and big ideas featuring the spectacular Montreal-based circus troupe Cirque Eloize; the elegant Royal New Zealand Ballet in a captivating performance of the classic Giselle; a hilarious evening with comedy writer Dave Barry; an evening with women’s rights leader and Presidential Medal of freedom recipient Gloria Steinem; and so much more!

Pacific Plastic Surgery

  • Pacific Plastic Surgery


    Whatever your most personal goals, at Pacific Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara, we can help make them a reality.

Massage Green Spa

Jewelry Couture

  • Jewelry Couture


    We are proud to carry some of the world’s most prestigious luxury designer brands as well as our exclusive Decoage bridal, fine jewelry and watch collection.

Anacapa Homes

Arthur Murray Dance Studios

  • Arthur Murray Dance Studios


    Arthur Murray Santa Barbara offers ballroom dancing lessons, salsa dance, beginners dance classes, and wedding dance lessons.

Ecola Pest Control

  • Ecola Pest Control


    At ECOLA we specialize in Alternative Termite & Pest Control Treatments designed to fit your lifestyle. At ECOLA we specialize in Alternative Termite & Pest Control Treatments designed to fit your lifestyle.


  • Goodwill

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    Visit for locations and holiday sales.

The Wharf

  • The Wharf


    In business in Ventura California for over 60 years, The Wharf is well known for fair dealings, great prices and their huge inventory. Whether it's the 20,000 pairs of jeans in stock or Southern Californias largest selection of western boots and workboots or the quality brand names, The Wharf has become the place for great buys and great service.

Ayers Repairs

  • Ayers Repairs


    Ever since 1979, Ayers Automotive Repair has been providing our friends and neighbors in Santa Barbara with dependable, trustworthy Auto Repair services. Whether your vehicle needs a minor tune-up to a major overhaul, our trained service technicians are skilled at quickly diagnosing and pinpointing solutions to problems, saving you valuable time and money.

Lynn's Jewelry

  • Lynn's Jewelry


    The company was founded by me in 1970. I'm Bob Lynn, and when I started out I had $20 worth of sheet silver and a propane torch that I borrowed from Bob Winkler, my Grandfather.

City Shopper

  • City Shopper


    City Shopper was launched with one mission in mind…to promote local community businesses and team them up with shoppers that are always looking for great deals. Welcome to some of the most effective advertising in Ventura County!

Wholesale Design Warehouse

  • Wholesale Design Warehouse

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    Looking for quality, affordable furniture in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, or Los Angeles County? Wholesale Design Warehouse is the place you’ve been searching for!  With a brand new, 10,000 sq. ft. showroom, stocked with over 60 of the highest quality furniture brands in the world, Wholesale Design Warehouse is sure to have exactly what you’re looking for.

Gift Ideas

Top Gifts

  • Are charitable donations good gifts?

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    Some people are hard to shop for, making a donation to charity in their name a great gift idea. But, there are a few things to consider.

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With planning, realistic goals and a little bit of luck, stress-free travel with kids can be a reality for your family.

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Non-traditional gifts work for holidays



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5 tips for surviving family trips

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The whole point of a road trip is to have fun getting to where you're going. But when kids are involved, it takes a little planning and some sanity-saving gadgets.

Break these travel habits and save

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When the airline damages your luggage


Everyone hates luggage problems after a flight. Here are some tips on how to avoid headaches if your luggage shows up at the airport carousel damaged.


Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas

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Create a unique centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table with these ideas.

Turkey pasta salad with red grapes


Need ideas for next week's Thanksgiving leftovers? Try this pasta salad.

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File this one for your special occasion desserts!

What to include – and avoid – in your holiday card

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Sending holiday cards is a nice gesture and fun holiday tradition. However, deciding what to include – and not include – in your card can be a struggle for some.

Chestnut soup


This winter classic will warm you to the core.

5 cheap, easy ways to catch holiday spirit

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Just because the purse strings may be a bit tighter this year, don't let that stop you from catching the holiday spirit. We've got five simple, cheap tips that will restore the cheer this year.

Broccoli-cheese casserole


This Thanksgiving favorite has dozens of variations. Here are two to get you started!

Fun, easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids

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Let your child help decorate for Thanksgiving by creating these fun and simple crafts.

Gingered squash risotto with glazed pecans

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Flavors and textures combine to make this a blockbuster!

Sweet potato casseroles


You've candied your yams for years. Now try something a little more exotic and tasty!