If you’ve fallen in love with Santa Barbara yourself, send the charm of Santa Barbara to your friends and family this holiday season.

A Taste of Santa Barbara

Helping community is the holiday spirit in Santa Barbara in 2021. If you have enjoyed your stays throughout the years in Santa Barbara and call this little corner of paradise your second home, consider shopping small this holiday season to support local shops and vendors. To get you in the gift-giving spirit, we’ve highlighted a few local businesses that offer some splendid gifts and packages unique to the Central Coast and Santa Barbara. When you shop Santa Barbara small businesses for your holiday gift giving, you make a difference in the community.

Santa Barbara treasures delivered anywhere in the United States

Santa Barbara is renowned for its award-winning wine and craft breweries as well as its boutique shops offering of hand-crafted luxuries, fine gifts and gourmet foods. Santa Barbara Gift Baskets bundles these local treasures together to create a “taste of Santa Barbara” full of welcome amenities to fit a wide variety of budgets and themes. Whether you are sending one basket as a gift to a discerning friend or family member or purchasing a number of gift baskets for an event, these thoughtfully designed gift baskets aim to please. Featuring gourmet food, wine, craft beer and even treats for those on special diets or fun games and puzzles, these exceptional gift baskets are literally bundles of joy. Contents are locally sourced from Santa Barbara vendors and those in surrounding areas within California. Choose from a variety of baskets, crates, totes and boxes that are “top-notch” and deserving of the many glowing reviews from repeat customers. Additional wine or beer items can be purchased and added to baskets, as well as other additional gifts or a personalized ribbon.

Santa Barbara Gift Baskets shop small 2021

Santa Barbara Gift Baskets delivers locally in Isla Vista, Santa Barbara, Goleta and Montecito and also ships nationwide. Visit https://www.santabarbaragiftbaskets.com/ to browse gift baskets and order online.

Read on to find out how you can support local Santa Barbara hunger-relief charities this 2021 holiday season by purchasing one of these delightful gift baskets for yourself or as a gift!

Make your gift count – Support local hunger-relief charities in Santa Barbara County with a Foodbank Holiday Gift Basket

Do your part to mitigate hunger during these tough times with the purchase of a Foodbank Holiday Gift Basket. Santa Barbara Gift Baskets and the Foodbank of Santa Barbara have teamed up to offer this local gourmet holiday gift basket with sales that will benefit the Foodbank and support 15 different small businesses.

This exquisite 15-lb holiday gift basket will bring joy to more than just the one receiving it. As the gift that truly keeps on giving, $25 from the sale of each Foodbank Holiday Gift Basket will be donated to the Foodbank and will go toward efforts to combat hunger through support of hunger-relief charities in the County of Santa Barbara.

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Your purchase will put a smile on the faces of those aided by the charity’s efforts. And your gift basket recipient will be delighted to know that proceeds from the basket’s purchase will help those in need. A card inside of the basket informs your recipient that a donation of $25 was made to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara with the purchase of that holiday basket.


Visit https://www.santabarbaragiftbaskets.com/foodbank-holiday-basket/ to view the contents of the Foodbank Holiday Gift Basket and to order today. Follow https://www.instagram.com/sbgiftbaskets/

Bookstores in Santa Barbara – gifts for bookworms

Bookstores are a treasure worth protecting, and as such, lovers of the written word will no-doubt want to support these Santa Barbara gems.


The Book Den in Santa Barbara

This Santa Barbara treasure has been in the community for than 80 years. The Book Den, just off State Street on Anapamu, has been a reliable mainstay for lovers of the written word with their vast offerings of both new, used and out-of-print books. From art and literature to history and science, New Age philosophy to gardening and more, The Book Den’s inventory has your reading and research needs covered.

With a collective amount of bookselling experience totaling more than 100 years, the Book Den staff are the backbone of this well-established local business. Need some questions answered or a hard-to-locate book? They’ve got you. If you have a collection of books in good condition that you’d like to offload, consider speaking to the staff about book buys.

Drop by the Book Den for an enjoyable visit or in-house author event. You can also go online to https://www.bookden.com/ to browse a long list of subjects and purchase online. Gift certificates are also available to purchase for your most discerning literary friends.

Chaucer’s Books since 1974

Bookworms will find themselves in bliss at Chaucer’s Books. This independent, locally owned bookstore on upper State Street has been a haven for avid readers near and far since 1974. Chaucer’s houses 150,000+ titles with recommendations from a very well-read staff. Drop in and get assistance from this knowledgeable and courteous staff who live to read.

If you can’t come by, Chaucer’s has added a hearty schedule of virtual events since the pandemic, so if you can’t get into the store, no problem. Visit https://www.chaucersbooks.com/ to find out more about local, on-site, as well as virtual events, including in-store book signings or virtual author discussions

In search of gifts besides books? Chaucer’s also carries a selection of puzzles, games and other gifts and cards for ages young and seasoned. If you can’t decide, you can’t go wrong with a gift certificate!

Shop local – Where to stay in the Santa Barbara community

Santa Barbara shops are just blocks away from your vacation rental home. Enjoy unique boutiques and stores on State Street and surrounding areas. Discover new hideouts and revisit old favorites.

Stay in one of our conveniently located vacation rental homes near shops, restaurants and popular Downtown Santa Barbara destinations. Live like a local in one of our coastal rental homes and spend your afternoons leisurely enjoying coffee or wine along with stress-free holiday gift shopping. Search Santa Barbara condo and home rentals for the 2021 holidays at https://hallercoastalhomes.com/