Southern California Gift Guide
Celebrate the holidays with our favorite gifts from Southern California boutiques and artists.
Celebrate the holidays with our favorite gifts from Southern California boutiques and artists. From stuffing stockings with sweet treats to surprising loved ones with unforgettable indulgences, our gift guide has something to delight everyone on your list this festive season — or any season.
Gift Card to Oceana (values vary)
The ultimate indulgence, treat your loved ones — or yourself — to a stay in our intimate dream beach home. Escape to our suites-only hotel, where guests are granted exclusive access to the best of Southern California, from culinary artistry to unforgettable adventures.
To purchase an Oceana gift card, please call us at (800)777-0758 or email us at email@example.com.
Champagne Collection Diamond Rectangle Pendant from Martin Katz (price upon request)
Few things capture the romance of the season as well as a piece from Martin Katz. The renowned luxury jewelry designer’s creations are steeped in classic glamour for gifts that promise unforgettable memories — and promise making many more.
The rectangle pendant features white diamonds set in 18k white gold and is part of the Champagne Collection, which features matching earrings and pendants infused with colorful gemstones. All pieces are made with meticulous care for a contemporary ode to classic couture.
Shopping at elysewalker (prices vary)
If there is anyone to trust with your closet, it’s elysewalker. The brand, from eponymous fashion powerhouse Elyse Walker, curates stunning clothing collections, blending high and low fashion, and showcasing more than 150+ designers, from those established to those emerging, for attention-grabbing pieces to iconic wardrobe staples. Just as noteworthy as the garments are the personal stylists, who provide expert guidance and select looks that match each client’s taste, needs and personality.
Virtual shopping appointments are available, along with curbside pickup or delivery.
Tequila Gift Box from Casamigos
Casamigos’ small-batch tequila is an exercise in artisanal excellence. Made from hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves, the brands’ three tequilas and mezcal have collected countless awards, with flavors subtle and intriguing enough to be just as melodious mixed into a gourmet cocktail or enjoyed on the rocks.
Casamigos Añejo & Sugarfina x Casamigos Bento Box from Reserve Bar ($73, normally $83)*
Aged for 14 months in American oak barrels, Casamigos Añejo Tequila is a nuanced blend of sweet agave and oak from the barrels it’s aged in for 14 months. Further satisfy your sweet tooth with a bento box featuring three tequila-infused candies from luxury candy boutique Sugarfina.
Casamigos Blanco Gift Set from Drizly (from $46.99, final price dependent on location)*
Crystal clear and a product of slow cooking and even slower fermentation, Casamigos Blanco Tequila is a light, celebratory spirit. The nose is sweet and leads with citrus; expect bouquets of vanilla and grapefruit while drinking — no mixer required. This set includes two Casamigos shot glasses.
*Depending upon location, Reserve Bar or Drizly may not be available for delivery
Bestsellers Collection Skincare Set from Osea ($200)
Female-led luxury skincare company Osea is inspired by the sea. Drawing on the highest-quality ingredients, including organic seaweed, their products nourish skin to be its healthiest. They are made in California and are vegan, organic and cruelty free.
The Bestsellers Collection is a curated overview of products to energize, clarify, reverse signs of aging and soothe the skin. The set includes a cleanser, a hyaluronic sea serum, a body scrub and an algae body oil.
24 Piece Signature Handcrafted Chocolate Assortment from John Kelly Chocolates ($96.75)
Award-winning John Kelly Chocolates had humble beginnings on Hollywood Boulevard — but rapidly defined themselves as one of the nation’s superlative chocolatiers.
The 24-piece gift box presents an extended array of the confectionary’s most popular artisanal flavors, from walnut caramel clusters to salted caramels to its iconic “truffle fudge.”
Cashmere Map Throw from Garde ($1,295)
Both a store and showroom for some of the world’s most talented and innovative interior designers, GARDE’s prestigious collection features coveted pieces that elevate and transform the space they’re in.
The cashmere map throw (74” x 55”) is made in Biella, the capital of Italian luxury fabrics. Playful and demure, this Alonpi work is eye-catching and a tribute to unsurpassed cashmere craftsmanship.
Box of 13 Macarons from Bottega Louie ($32.50)
Bottega Louie’s macarons are less a dessert than a delectable reminisce of strolling down Parisian lanes — without having to leave Santa Monica’s sunny shores. The restaurant and patisserie has become renowned for its picture-perfect confections, whose Instagram appeal is only rivaled by their taste.
Flavors range from classics like vanilla and lemon to grand cru and birthday cake, and boxes can be customized to sample each option or indulge in your favorite.
Gift Card to Sugarfish ($50+)
Sugarfish from Chef Nozawa is a passionate pursuit of the highest-quality sushi and a tribute to tradition. Fish is selected fresh each morning, and the impetus is on simplicity to give full credence to the flavors. With restaurants on both coasts, Sugarfish’s Santa Monica location is right around the corner from Oceana.
Enjoy some of Santa Monica’s best by taking a to-go dinner of Sugarfish’s renowned “Trust Me” meal, which includes multiple rolls, sushi and the daily special, and dining on Oceana’s Sunset Terrace.
Spa Day Box from Lather ($138, normally $184)
Serenity in a box, this gift set from Lather brings the pampering of a luxury spa to the comfort of your home. A deluxe collection of rejuvenating bath and skincare, the set includes body wash, foot scrub, moisture masks and facial mist.
Using natural ingredients to help people achieve their best health, Lather emphasizes transparency in its products and an exploratory approach to luxury.
*Prices are subject to change and were correct at time of writing. For inquiries about gifts, please contact the specific company.