Santa Barbara is home to pristine beaches, art galleries, museums and endless amounts of outdoor adventures. At Santa Barbara Company, we love to highlight the unique aspects of our small town by supporting local makers and artists.
Whether you're gifting to a long-time Santa Barbara local or surprising a guest staying in Santa Barbara for the weekend, scroll through our top 15 (unique!) Santa Barbara gift ideas!
Santa Barbara Soups are a unique and special gift for a special foodie in your life! This locally based company makes delicious, ready to make soups in a variety of flavors including Vegetable Bean Chili, Moroccan Quinoa, Corn Chowder and more! These soups make an even better gift for those who love camping/backpacking since you just need to add hot water to make a savory and satisfying meal.
Our Santa Barbara Coordinates Jute Tote is an SB Co favorite! This eco-friendly jute tote is printed with Santa Barbara's latitude and longitude. Perfect for the beach, the farmers market or just running errands! This tote is also a very popular option for those looking to buy in bulk and create matching gift totes.
Inspired by our beautiful coastal town, you'll be able to truly gift a piece of Santa Barbara with this travel candle. This complex scent has floral fragrances of plumeria, jasmine, and sage, along with a hint of orange blossom. These aromas all sit atop a teakwood and sea salt base. All of our candles are hand-poured by our team with clean-burning soy wax. Plus, this vibrant label on the tin was designed by one of our team members!
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Who said a baby needs to be in Santa Barbara to be a SB baby?! Gift someone's little one the sweetest onesie featuring an illustrated map of Santa Barbara. This onesie is made out of 100% organic cotton and designed by local artist and team member Carly Weisman.
Gift someone with a natural kitchen tea towel screen-printed with a dreamy Santa Barbara coastal scene. This signature Santa Barbara Company design was made by local artist Valerie Martin and encapsulates Santa Barbara's unique connection between the mountains and the sea. Plus, it's made out of 100% organic cotton!
Know someone who always has a warm cup of joe? We've got the perfect gift. Our Santa Barbara Happy Place ceramic mug is sophisticated and timeless. This mug has etched lettering and design with wood top that can be used to keep your drink warm, or be used as a coaster! Pair this with a bag of locally made Handlebar Coffee for an excellent coffee themed gift.
From Seven Falls to Hot Springs Canyon to the idyllic Gaviota Coast, Hiking expert John McKinney shares his favorite trails to Santa Barbara's parks, preserves and special places in his Hike Santa Barbara book. Complete with The Trailmaster's colorful stories, proven trail accounts and easy-to-follow maps, this is the perfect gift for avid hikers or those looking to explore the trails in Santa Barbara!
Can't decide on one thing to get? Gift someone a whole collection of Santa Barbara and Central Coast goodies with our Gourmet Santa Barbara Gift Basket! This deluxe gift basket is filled with Santa Barbara County wine, fantastic local olive oil, and a bundle of indulgent treats - this is the gift that keeps on giving! Our gourmet assortment is beautifully layered into our signature woven basket, a sustainable and elevated presentation that can be perfectly repurposed for storage or display.
Looking for something a little different? Look no further than our Santa Barbara Artisan Treats Gift Basket - one of our most versatile gift baskets! It is full of some of our favorite locally crafted snacks and a great cup of tea. and tied up with an occasion appropriate ribbon. No need for culinary skills, a kitchen or utensils. It's perfect for offices, for travelers, or for a family to snack on and enjoy together.
This wooden cutting board is engraved in stunning detail with the streets and neighborhoods of Santa Barbara. This 6"x8" maple prep board is perfect for the bar or other small kitchen tasks. Designed and made in the USA. The Mesa, Riviera, Downtown, Montecito and the Funk Zone are labeled. The best time to gift this is if your gift recipient's home is on this map!
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 nine different blank cards and envelopes, each with a different image representative of Santa Barbara including the Old Mission, iconic Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and SB's favorite beaches.
Looking for an impeccable gift for a bird nerd? Give them our classic Santa Barbara Local Birds Pocket Guide! Quickly identify over 200 popular backyard, trail and shore bird species with this folding, waterproof pocket guide. Perfect for those who love backpacking, hikes, or just need an everyday reference for the birds of Santa Barbara county.
Locally grown at San Marcos Farm, Santa Barbara Wildflower Honey is a thoughtful gift for any tea connoisseur. Some experts even claim that local honey can help alleviate springtime allergies! We offer mini versions, 8 oz bottles & 1 lb bottles of this delicious honey!
Pair our SB Palms Kitchen Towel with our signature Santa Barbara Company design by Valerie Martin printed on an organic cotton canvas tote! This tote is a perfect gift on it's own, or an adorable carrier for other Santa Barbara treats to gift someone local or just visiting for the weekend!
A splendid addition to anyone's patio, our Santa Barbara coordinates pillows are some of our best-sellers! These t12"x18" indoor/outdoor moisture resistant pillows features Santa Barbara's coordinates and come in a variety of colors! Made with acrylic Sunbrella fabric, this pillow is meant to weather any storm. Plus, it's sewn and screen printed in Santa Barbara, California!
Top 15 Unique Santa Barbara Gifts TLDR:
1. Santa Barbara Soups
2. Santa Barbara Coordinates Tote
3. Santa Barbara Travel Candle
4. Carly's Santa Barbara Map Onesie
5. Santa Barbara Palms Kitchen Towel
6. Santa Barbara Happy Place Mug
7. Hike Santa Barbara Book
8. Gourmet Santa Barbara Gift Basket
9. Santa Barbara Artisan Treats Gift Basket
10. Map of Santa Barbara Cutting Board
11. Karin Shelton Santa Barbara Notecards
12. Local Birds of Santa Barbara Pocket Guide
13. Santa Barbara Wildflower Honey
14. Santa Barbara Palms Canvas Tote
15. Santa Barbara Coordinates Pillow