Holiday Gift Guide

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

Edomasa Japanese Sushi

Mattress Mike

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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How to land good airplane seats


Getting the right seat on an airplane can make all the difference on a trip. Find out how to get the one you want.

Tips for stress-free travel with kids

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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.

Non-traditional gifts work for holidays



One of the most difficult tasks in gift giving can be finding a gift for the person who has everything.

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 you travel there are probably some things that you've gotten used to doing. If you're looking to save on your next trip, here's some of those habits to drop.

Keep yourself sane for holiday drive

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The long drive to see family and friends is just another part of the annual holiday ritual.

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.


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Make this simple pleaser for your New Year's Eve party!

Guacamole as you like it

Tailor the taste of this guacamole to your personal preference!

5 New Year's resolutions you will break

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Some resolutions are harder to keep than others, and which ones you choose will make all the difference in your chances of having to make the same promise to yourself next year.

Holiday fig nog


Here's a tasty alternative to the traditional holiday drink!

Greek green beans and tomatoes

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Take an island trip with this taverna classic.

Vanilla rice pudding


Make this classic dessert at home anytime!

Pear and almond tart


This elegant dessert will class up your holiday table!

Pistachio-crusted creamy goat cheese round

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Why buy one pre-made when you can serve your own?

Top holiday DVD picks

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Staying home for the holidays? Check out some recommendations of films you can watch while roasting chestnuts on an open fire.

Warm apples with vanilla cream sauce


Warm and decadent ... this is the perfect dessert!