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Holiday Gift Guide

Branch Out Tree Care

  • Branch Out Tree Care

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    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.

The Piano Outlet

  • The Piano Outlet

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    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.

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.

Jewelry Couture

  • Jewelry Couture

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    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

Goodwill

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    Visit www.GoodwillVSB.org for locations and holiday sales.

Ayers Repairs

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    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.

Pacific Plastic Surgery

  • Pacific Plastic Surgery

    An accomplished and dedicated plastic surgeon, Dr. Mackenzie specializes in plastic surgery procedures designed to help patients improve their figure, restore what time and sun have altered, or reconstruct what disease or injury has damaged. Whatever your most personal goals, at Pacific Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara, we can help make them a reality.

Visit Santa Ynez Valley

  • Visit Santa Ynez Valley

    The picturesque Santa Ynez Valley encompasses six communities clustered closely together like wine grapes. From the charming, tiny gem of rural Ballard, the bustling gateway city of Buellton, the vintage western town of Los Alamos, the arts-influenced wine-infused town of Los Olivos and the turn-of-the-20th-century township of Santa Ynez, to the northern European atmosphere of the city of Solvang founded by Danish-Americans in 1911, it’s relaxing and refreshing to meander and experience them all. Just two hours up the coast from Los Angeles, it feels like a world away with endless possibilities.

Santa Barbara Loan & Jewelry

  • Santa Barbara Loan & Jewelry

    Santa Barbara Loan and Jewelry gives you cash on EVERYTHING from cars to guitars…you name it, we loan on it! We make cash loans from $5 to half a million dollars! Get great value for your Smart phones, tablets, gold, watches, electronics, musical instruments, and all your treasures.

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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Holiday gift ideas for teens

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Get gift ideas for what to get the teens on your gift list this holiday season.

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.

Non-traditional gifts work for holidays

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

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.

How to land good airplane seats

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

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.

When the airline damages your luggage

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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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Glazed oranges

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This citrus pleaser makes a great dessert or brunch dish.

Stuffed cheese puffs

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These are sure to be the hit of any party spread.

The origins of holiday traditions

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Have you ever wondered where the tradition of putting up a tree for Christmas came from? Or why we light a menorah for Hanukkah? Find out about the interesting origins of many holiday traditions right here.

Greek green beans and tomatoes

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Take an island trip with this taverna classic.

Chanukah candle salad

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Make your party complete with this recipe.

Hanukkah: The Jewish festival of lights

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Learn about the history and celebrations of the Jewish Festival of Lights.

Candy dreidels

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Try this recipe for a holiday treat.

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.

Crisp fried potato latkes

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Try this recipe during your holiday gatherings.

Top holiday movie 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.

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