Last-Minute Gift Ideas: Santa Barbara’s Artisanal Gift Guide
For those of us still waiting to find that unique gift for that special someone on our list, you might still be looking! I know we have all been frantically shopping online, but there are opportunities to shop in your own backyard. Supporting local businesses has never been more prevalent and important than now. We invite you to embrace the “shop small” movement and look to your own backyard for those makers and goods that will be sure to put a smile on your loved one’s faces this holiday season. This week features our hometown of Santa Barbara and some of the unique and locally made gifts you can find there.
Here are some of our favorites (but not limited to) in Santa Barbara..
Seaside Makers Collective, located in the Funk Zone, features a selection of artisan-made gifts & goods and they are open and curbside pickup is available.
Want something totally unique to Santa Barbara? The Santa Barbara Company offers sourced gifts; click on the shop by category links on their website to make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for (and curbside pickup is available)!
Looking for a one-of-a-kind clothing item, be sure to check out LOVEWORN, owned by SB natives and creative experts Jill Johnson and Wallace Piatt. Their flagship store in the Funk Zone is open for orders and pick up.
Have someone with a sweet tooth on your list? Make sure to visit Twenty-Four Blackbirds for that traditionally made, truly artisanal chocolate made only in Santa Barbara.
Of course, there is one more Sunday before Christmas and that means there is still time to shop the Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show along the waterfront (every Sunday from 10am-6pm). It has safely reopened and masks are required. This is as local as it gets for Santa Barbara gifts!
And last, but certainly not least, be sure to visit the pop-up shops at the Montecito Country Mart. Here you will find Letterpress Stationery, Sheryl Lowe, Clic, and Preppi holiday pop-ups, Pressed Juicery, and more. There is even the Unity Shoppe Giving Tree- an opportunity to give back.
We wish you the best in your holiday shopping and feel free to email us if you need more unique ideas!
Happy Holidays from all of us at Relevé Unlimited.