Santa Cruz Holiday Shopping Guide - Part 2 of 2
This is a continuation of the two-part Santa Cruz Holiday Shopping Guide series. From the foodie to the outdoor enthusiast, you can find something perfectly "Santa Cruz" to give your loved ones this holiday season. Read on to discover more unique gift ideas.
Foodies and Wine Connoisseurs
For the wine lover who appreciates small production, hand crafted wines, Soif Restaurant, Wine Bar and Merchants is the place to go. A popular gift is the monthly wine club membership which gives members two hand-selected wines that are produced using either Organic Viticulture or Biodynamic practices. Another idea is a gift certificate to Soif that can be redeemed at both the restaurant and retail shop on Walnut Avenue, or even La Posta Restaurant in the Seabright neighborhood.
True Olive Connection - Photo Courtesy of Yamal Duryea
If ever there was one stop shopping for the foodies on your list, it is The True Olive Connection (TTOC). Short on time? Choose from any of their specially selected gift baskets. If you do have time to peruse and sample, you can customize your own gift basket with olives, mustards, tapenades, salts, spices, and cook books, in addition to olive oils and balsamic vinegars. TTOC also offers an expanding assortment of products created from the store's own oils and vinegars including honey, chocolate, and skincare, as well as entertainment essentials crafted by Bonny Doon Fused Glass.
Photos Courtesy of Yamal Duryea
Gifts Locals Like to Wear and Give
From t-shirts with Jack O'Neill's legendary mug to the wetsuits he made famous, O'Neill Surfshop has surf-related gear and apparel covered. Continuing with popular local logos, head on over to Noland's on the Wharf for warm hoodies emblazoned with Nor Cal, Surf City, or the famous Santa Cruz red dot.
Venture Quest - Photo Courtesy of Yamal Duryea
If you're tired of giving stuff, consider giving the gift of an experience to your loved ones...an outdoor experience to be exact. At Capitola Beach Company in the Capitola Village you can purchase a gift certificate that can be redeemed for Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) or surfing rentals, lessons, and merchandise. Venture Quest located at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf offers gift certificates for sea kayaking rentals and tours. Both single and double kayaks are available. Looking to head out on the bay from the Santa Cruz Harbor? Check out the Kayak Connection. A gift certificate to Richard Schmidt Surf School can go toward group, semi-private, and private surf lessons.
The Spa at Chaminade - Courtesy of the Chaminade
And finally, something everyone can appreciate, including yourself after all your hard work shopping: a gift certificate to the Spa at Chaminade. The Signature Massage or Facial are amazing, and as a spa guest you can arrive early and stay late to take advantage of all the spa amenities including a gym, locker room with sauna and steam bath and an outdoor hot tub/patio area where you can order food and stretch your day of pampering and relaxing.
To see the first post in this two part series click here.
Good luck and happy holidays!
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