The Ultimate San Diego Holiday Gift Guide | Support These 10 Local Businesses This Holiday Season & Save On Giving

November 28, 2019

You know what they say, "every dollar spent is a vote cast for the world you want," so shop knowing what you purchase makes a difference this holiday season and support these 10 San Diego born companies.

Forget Amazon, shop small San Diego businesses this holiday season and be the reason for countless happy dances happening around America's Finest City as you help a local company grow rather than a global corporation pad its bottom line. Below are 10 of our favorite San Diego based companies that have excellent products for gifts this holiday season, and most of them even offer a promo code for savings to show their support for local San Diegans.

Driftline Innovative Men’s Activewear - Driftline’s buttery soft wetsuit-lined boardshort called Drifties are here to provide warmth, comfort, and chafe protection in your nether-regions. With a patent-pending 0.5mm neoprene liner attached to the inside of their stylish boardshort options, Drifites two-in-one bathing suit prevent bunching and chafing so you can focus on the watersport of choice without feeling like a kook. Driftline aims to innovate and redefine how you interact with the water by giving you the products to meet your moment head-on with a clear headspace and total comfort in the areas that matter the most. Use HOLIDAYDRIFT30 to save 30% on your order. 

Rickaroons Coconut Energy Bars That Taste Like Dessert - Rickaroons make the perfect stocking stuffer or addition to a holiday gift basket. Rickaroons is a family company based in Pacific Beach. These coconut treats are full of nutrient-dense ingredients like coconut and almond butter that make them gluten free, vegan, organic, Paleo, soy free, and most importantly - taste like a delicious dessert. Rickaroons are a perfect breakfast on the go, after school snack, or special-occasion dessert that adults and kids will love. Use code SMALLBIZ20 and receive 20% off your order.

Blenders Eyewear - Blenders brings a Cali-cool aesthetic to the sunglass world. Available online and at the flagship retail store in Pacific Beach, their shades elevate the eyewear space through the incorporation of high-quality materials, including handmade acetate, durable polycarbonate, and glare-reducing polarized lenses. It's a design ethos focused on the intersection of style and performance. Live life in forward motion and visit Blenders Eyewear Store at 4683 Cass Street in San Diego's Pacific Beach, and also be sure to check out their website for Black Friday deals happening now.

CLEO Organic Handmade Skincare - CLEO is a local salon in Bird Rock that offers a variety of natural skincare services and curated products. They specialize in face sculpting massage techniques that are a natural alternative to botox/fillers, as well as sugaring hair removal - the natural alternative to waxing. Cleo offers a variety of skincare products including a signature skincare line that is plant-based using only organic ingredients, effective and powerful herbal infusions and botanicals. Use code SHOPLOCALSD at checkout to save 15%. 

Patara Sustainable Shoes - Patara shoes are lightweight, comfortable, and incredibly eco-friendly. Simply put, they are pushing traditional craftsmanship to new limits. Their progressive outlook allows them to create simple yet classic designs that are made using quality and sustainable materials like hemp, cork, organic cotton, recycled PET, and natural rubber, all without compromising style. Use code WANDERCLUB and save 15% on your order. 

Hemlock Hat Co. Handcrafted Straw Hats - Hemlock is a headwear brand devoted to exploring the relationship of individual style, endless expression, and functionality. The local company embraces an outdoor lifestyle and work hard to share this culture and passion through our products. Whether you're laying out at the beach, poolside, raging at Coachella or adventuring through Joshua Tree, their hats got you covered. Hemlock's core line consists of Adult and Youth Straw hats made with a printed UPF 50+ under brim liner to keep you safe from the sun. Use code HEM15HOL for 15% savings. 

Mika Stylish Women’s Yoga Clothing - Mika's main goal is to design and create products that are made for movement, inspiring you to be your most positive and bold self. Each piece you purchase is carefully crafted by dedicated teams in Peru and Brazil, who bring Mika's mission to life. Family owned and operated, their management team all the way down to their production teams are treated with the highest ethical and business standards in the biz, and they love what they do, which we hope is visible in the products they bring to you. Use code GG19 for 20% savings. 

Kween First Ever Spreadable Granola - Kween is a San Diego-based food company that makes Granola Butter, the world’s first spreadable granola. In a day when nut allergies are making nut butters dangerous, this school-safe spread has the silky texture of a nut butter, sweet cinnamon taste of granola, and is 100% top 8 allergen-free. Use it like you would a peanut butter - with apples or bananas, in a sandwich, or as a standalone energy boost. Use SD15 for 15% savings on your order.       

Midori Body Positive Bikinis - Midori is made up of a close-knit community of ladies who live by the motto: "Other women are not my competition - I stand with them, not against them." Founded in 2011 by Rachel Midori, the brand has gained a reputation as an ethically-conscious swimwear company through responsible manufacturing techniques and timeless design. Use code JOLLY25 to get 25% off your order. 

Think Possible Apparel - Find positive affirmations or quotations in every design with Think Possible Apparel. Whichever words jump out at you in the art can be used like a super power for your day when you apply the right ones at the right moments. All designs are screen printed on soft and stylish clothing. Use SDGIFTGUIDETPA and receive 15% off and free shipping on two or more items.

Whether you're treating yourself to something special or buying gifts for friends and family, be sure to support local businesses whenever you get the chance. Happy Holidays, San Diego!!!