The Santa Monica Gift Guide
November 21, 2017
by Joseph Vandenorth
You have the opportunity to "vote with your dollars" this holiday season. Every year, Buy Local Santa Monica puts together the Tis the Season to Buy Local Gift Guide. If you're not familiar, Buy Local is a campaign by the Santa Monica business community and the City of Santa Monica to encourage supporting local businesses. A 2008 study by Civic Economics found for every $10 spent at a Santa Monica business, almost $7 stays in the community.
The Buy Local Gift Guide is packed with ideas, so we pulled a few of our favorites guaranteed to make any Santa Monica resident cheerful (and pleased that you supported local business).
Surf Santa Monica Tee ($28)
Show your local pride with the Surf Santa Monica speckled tee from For Pete's Sake
Santa Monica Hand-Embroidered Pillows ($184)
These hand-embroidered pillows are crafted by artisans and feature iconic highlights. Get them at haleARTS.
Electric Bicycle from E-lux or Easy Motion (from $1299)
Make a plan to ditch your car and save big in 2018 with an electric bike from Bike Attack.
Mini Cactus & Succulent Arrangements (from $3)
La Belle Plant makes custom arrangements of mini cacti and succulents in ceramic or natural pottery.
Ceramics and Pottery (many for $25 or less)
The Clayhouse hosts their Annual Holiday Pottery Sale (Dec 8, 4 - 9 pm, Dec 9, 10 am - 6 pm). All pieces are crafted by local artists, including bowls, plates, teapots, vases, and more.