15 Unique California Inspired Gift Ideas

Whether you're looking to send a taste of the Golden State to friends, family or clients or looking to put together gifts to welcome folks to town, scroll down to check out these 15 unique California inspired gift ideas that capture the spirit of our Golden State!

 Also, be sure not to miss our Top 10 California Gift Baskets article here!

1. California Coasters

2. California Candles

3. California Poppy Seed Kit

4. California Poppy Ornament

5. California Dopp Kit

6. California Kitchen Towels

7. California Crafted Nuts

8. Mini California Shaped Puzzle

9. Dardimans California Orange Crisps

10. California Mugs

11. California Gummy Bears

12. California Note Cards

13. California Map Tote

14. California Crafted Mediterranean Herb Dipping Oil

15. California Wine

From California inspired tabletop to incredible snacks, we've got fifteen ideas to bring a little west coast sunshine your way. 

1. California Coasters

Coasters make one of our favorite gifts. Useful and beautiful, these California map coasters are favorites!  They are actually absorbent and will soak up the condensation from your glassware to prevent spills and messes. Each coaster has Los Angeles, Hollywood, Napa, and San Francisco spelled out along with lots of fun little graphics celebrating the Golden State. Shop the California Coasters now.

California Map Coasters


2. California Candles

California Candle
The newest scent added to our candle collection - our signature California candle! Inspired by citrus orchards, succulent gardens, coastal breeze, fresh botanicals and warm weather! Sophisticated and minimalist. Our candles are hand-poured with premium clean-burning fragrance, essential oils and plant-based soy wax. Hand poured by our team in small batches in Santa Barbara, California. Shop the California Candle.

California candle in gold tin on sand oceanside

California Dreamin' Candle

Lush florals and green leaves balanced by sophisticated woodsy notes of sandalwood and cedar. With notes of coconut and agave, this exceptional fragrance perfectly captures California surf culture and gorgeous sandy beaches. Infused with natural essential oils, including orange, lemon, clove leaf, and eucalyptus and patchouli. Each candle is made with USA grown plant-based soy wax, recycled glass and features a 100 percent PCR recycled paper label. Light it and float away in sustainable seaside bliss. Shop the California Dreamin' Candle.

California dreamin candle with bamboo lid

3. California Poppy Seed Grow Kit

The California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica, creates a sun-drenched meadow throughout California and the Southwest with its orange, saucer-shaped flowers.
Nothing gets more classic than the California poppies, so why not gift someone seeds to plant their own?! This seed grow kit allows you to grow these classic California Poppies, giving a splash of color to virtually any open, sunny area - they are as fun to grow as they are lovely! Shop the California Poppy Seed Kit. 
California Poppy Seed Kit Tin

4. California Poppy Ornament

Spread the cheer this season with this classic California poppy wooden ornament! This holiday keepsake is made from maple veneered wood in a solar powered workshop in Santa Cruz, California. Shop the California Poppy ornament. 

California poppy ornament hanging on a Christmas tree

5. California Dopp Kit

Charming illustrations celebrating the best of California on a high quality cotton canvas pouch made in the USA. Perfect for toiletries or organizing other supplies, this is a perfectly useful item for your favorite jetsetter. It's a great California gift for guys, too. Shop the Blue Denim California Dopp Kit.

Blue California Print Dopp Kit | Gifts for Him

6. California Kitchen Towels

California Sketches Flour Sack Towel

Soft and natural flour sack towel with vintage appeal featuring California scenes. These towels are super absorbent and have long been bestsellers in the shop! Each towel features illustrations of Highway 1, California Historic Missions, Yosemite, Hollywood, Desert, Beaches, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Disneyland and beautiful California Wine Country. Shop the California Sketches Flour Sack Kitchen Towel.

California Sketches Towel with illustrations of California scenes

California Birds Kitchen Towel
Gift the bird-lover Californian in your life a California Birds kitchen tea towel with featuring the mourning dove, house finch, great egret, scrub jay, and California quail imagery. This signature Santa Barbara Company design was made by local artist Valerie Martin! Shop California Birds Kitchen Towel.

California bird sketches on flour sack kitchen towel tied with bow

7. California Crafted Nuts

For anyone who's nuts about CA, we've got just what you need.

Our CA crafted almonds are sourced from small California farms. They are freshly roasted and flavored to perfection! 

Shop California Almonds.

Santa Barbara Pistachios are lightly salted and exceptionally flavorful organic pistachios from the Cuyama Valley in Santa Barbara County. 

Shop Santa Barbara Pistachios.

Locally made Chocolate Dusted Caramelized Almonds. Crafted in small batches in downtown Santa Barbara from artisan chocolatier Jessica Foster Confections. Not too sweet, these are the most delicious gourmet nuts! These California caramelized almonds are dipped in bittersweet chocolate and then dusted with cocoa powder.

Shop Jessica Foster Confections Chocolate Dusted Caramelized Almonds.

California almonds, Santa Barbara pistachios and Jessica Foster Confections caramelized almonds

8. Mini California Shaped Puzzle

This little puzzle is easy to pack and display. With a quail, poppies, monarch and the unforgettable shape of California, this is a quintessentially California puzzle! Shop the California state puzzle.

California shaped mini puzzle

9. Dardimans California Orange Crisps

 Naturally sweet with a tangy kick, these California grown mandarin crisps are wonderful on their own as well as with salad, chocolate, dips, acai bowls, yogurt, whiskey, cognac or beer. These slices of sunshine also come chocolate and creme dipped! Shop our selection of California Orange Crisps.

10. California Camp Mugs

This mug screams all things California! This insulated camp style mug features a laser engraved state Grizzly Bear, the California Quail and the California Poppy.
Shop the California Insulated Camp Mug.

california camp mug


Shop California On My Mind Camp Mug.

California On my mind camp mug

11. California Gummy Bears

These delicious and cheerful gummy bears are made in small batches with real California fruit. Kosher, Non GMO, Fat Free and Gluten Free - these gummy bears make the perfect gift for adults and kids alike! Also, lets face it... who doesn't like gummy bears?! Shop the Sparkling Rosé California Gummy Bears.

California bear shaped gummy bears in sparkling rosé flavor

12. California Images Note Cards

The gift that keeps giving! This boxed note card set is printed with beautiful paintings of Santa Barbara scenes by one our favorite local artists, Karin Shelton. Each box includes eight different blank cards and envelopes, each with a different image representative of California including poppy fields, vineyards, beaches, rolling hills, Sierra mountains and gentle oaks. Shop the California Note Cards.

Local artist watercolor California images note card set box

Or, go for a box of letterpress note cards featuring everyone's favorite California poppy. These beautiful cards are designed and printed locally on a 1953 Heidelberg Windmill platen press.
Shop California Poppy Letterpress Note Cards


California Poppy Letterpress Note Cards


13. California Illustrated Map Tote

Cheerful and perfectly California! This sturdy cotton tote bag is made with 100% recycled cotton. Shop the California Map Tote.

California Map Tote

14. California Crafted Mediterranean Herb Dipping Oil

With fresh flavors of basil, oregano, and rosemary, our California Crafted Mediterranean Herb dipping oil is a crowd favorite! Pair this alongside crusty bread or drizzled over vegetables to make the perfect savory combination.


Mediterranean herb dipping oil with crusty bread

15. California Wine

Nothing gets more classic than a California wine, and we have a generous selection of California grown wines to suit both the Pinot Noir and Sparkling Rosé connoisseurs in your life. One of our best sellers is the Margerum Santa Barbara County Riviera Rose, the perfect wine to accompany picnics, dinners, and BBQs. This Rosé is dry and crisp on the palate, its fruit is balanced with some mouth-watering acidity. 

Shop our California Wine Collection (+ see which states we can ship wine to!) 

Margerum M5 white & riviera rose wines next to springtime flowers

This year, gift something unique for even the "hardest-to-shop-for" California lovers in your life!