Summer is here, and we couldn't think of a better time to shower your friends and family with thoughtful pieces for their homes! Whether you're welcoming a new neighbor, celebrating your favorite couple getting their first home, or simply want to treat the host of your next potluck party - a unique house-warming gift is a simple and meaningful way to show you care.
This summer has been filled with travel, and is inspiring us to think about great house-warming gifts for not just loved ones living in Santa Barbara, but also friends and family outside of CA that want a piece of Santa Barbara in their home. We've been scouring the Central Coast for what kind of house-warming and thoughtful + practical gifts we ought to have on hand so you don't show up empty handed. Here's a few great ideas we've come up with to delight your friends and family, and bring them happiness over the years in their humble abode!
1. Lotusland Book
Know someone who loves to bring the magic of their garden inside? Share the elegant garden inspiration that every SB local covets with the infamous Lotusland Book!
Variously labeled Eden, one of the 100 gardens you must visit before your die, and among the 10 best botanical gardens in the world, Madame Ganna Walska's Lotusland is magic mixed with paradise in the hills of Montecito, California. This beautiful coffee table book is a beautifully crafted volume on the world-renowned gardens of Lotusland! Gift this to anyone seeking garden inspiration, or simply craving a piece of Montecito magic in their own home.
2. Sundream Golden Sustainable Throw Blanket
Nothing brings California summer indoors like this lightweight (+ sustainable!) throw blanket from local makers Sundream. The Golden Throw is designed to be their go-to blanket - perfect for a home accent throw to cuddle up with & rugged enough for weekend adventures up the coast! Like a favorite pair of jeans, equally durable and soft, this Sunrise Throw becomes softer (and they'll love it even more) after each wash.
3. Colorful Orchid Arrangement
Nothing makes a statement more than a grand orchid arrangement! Our orchids are sourced from local orchid farms in the Central Coast, and hand assembled in a stunning pot by our florist. This arrangement can be placed on a coffee table or dining room table to brighten up anyone's house, and make them think of you every time!
*Orchids are not available for shipment. Flowers & plants are available for local delivery only to the cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito, Carpinteria & Summerland.
4. California Candles
We have many favorite candles here at SBCO, however, our favorites for house-warming gifts are definitely our California and Lavender scents in glass containers! Sophisticated, elegant and they smell oh-so-good. Our signature California candle is inspired by citrus orchards, succulent gardens and coastal breeze. Our signature lavender candle is inspired by lush California lavender fields from Montecito to Santa Ynez.
5. Margerum Santa Barbara Wine Gift Box
Our Margerum Santa Barbara Wine Gift Box is a perfect mix of favorites from our favorite city! Perfect for loved ones who may have just moved into a new home and haven't even thought about grocery shopping yet. Keep them nourished while they put on the finishing touches in their kitchen, and spoil them with gourmet SB treats! This gift box features either a M5 Red or White, Handlebar coffee, locally made Twenty Four Blackbirds Chocolate Truffles and Santa Barbara Pistachios. All tried & true favorites, plus the recipient can reuse the wood box for storage.