2018 WAY San Diego Holiday Gift Guide

2018 San Diego Gift Guide - WAY San Diego

Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite San Diegan? We’ve pulled together a shopping guide with our top WAY San Diego™️ recommendations (and special offers) to help you bring holiday cheer to those you love. Happy Holidays San Diego!

For the Cali Lover On Your List

I Love California - 3 Fish Studios

Do you know someone who adores California? If so we recommend checking out the “I Love California” series (prints, totes and magnets) by San Francisco based 3 Fish Studios. Their bear hug imagery has come to symbolize the love, care and kindness Californians have for our great state and for one another. Learn more about how 3 Fish Studios has helped raise funds for the recent California Wildfires. #CaliforniaStrong 

For the Beach Goer

Towel Made of Recycled Plastic - Sand Cloud

What’s a Sand Cloud? It’s exactly what it sounds like: towels made to resist the sand so you can enjoy the beach. This San Diego company is a favorite of ours. So much so we became brand ambassadors! Not only do they have beach friendly products that are good for the planet, but they donate 10% of all proceeds to 6 ocean friendly non-profits. Now that’s WAY San Diego! We recommend their recycled plastic towels and the baja bag.

For the Tea Lover

San Diego Paru Tea Bar

Did you know tea subscription is a thing? Neither did we until San Diego’s Paru Tea Bar decided to offer subscribers their high-quality tea on a monthly basis. With inventive blends to soothe the soul and organic high-grade ingredients good for the body Paru Tea Bar is the gift that keeps on giving. They also sell individual teas if you want to customize a gift for the tea lover in your life. What we appreciate about Paru Tea Bar is their collaborative entrepreneurship and local community engagement. Speaking of, WAY San Diego followers get 10% off any online purchase or 10% off your first subscription box using code WAYSDTEA.

What’s a San Diegan Without Sunglasses?

Cali Life Co All Wood Sunglasses

Or 1 or 2 or … Let’s be real. You can never have too many sunglasses when you live in San Diego. Especially when they are as cool as Cali Life Co.’s woodies, designed right here in sunny San Diego by local artists and designers. Not only do these lightweight beauts protect your peepers, but (our favorite part) is they are each engraved with art on the frames. Use code WAYSANDIEGO35 to save 35%.  Get your stunna shades today!

California Christmas Cheer

San Diego Love Wooden Ornaments - Wild Cloud

We spotted Wild Cloud at a recent Local Maker event and had to add their handmade wood ornaments to our holiday shopping list. With both Cali and San Diego options you are sure to bring a San Diego spin to your holiday decorations with their unique creations. To get you started on your Christmas decorating we’ve partnered with Wild Cloud to bring you a special WAY San Diego offer: Use code WAYSD15 to save 15% off your next purchase. 

A San Diegan Essential

San Diego Wander Wet Bag

Do you keep spare plastic bags in your car to transfer your wet bathing suit? Or maybe you use a Ziploc baggie to protect your valuables at the beach? Well then Wander Wet Bags is for you! Designed right here in Encinitas, California these stylish bags are waterproof on the inside and made with eco-friendly breathable fabric to prevent mildew. They are perfect for the active person on the go. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without this! 

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

Get Fluffed Up Fairy Floss - San Diego

Ok, so maybe this sweet treat won’t exactly fit into your stocking, but Get Fluffed Up’s Organic Cotton Candy is the perfect companion to a magical holiday. Each flavor recipe and color palette is carefully crafted with organic items, using no dyes or artificial flavors. And every bite is completely all natural, GMO-free, vegan and made right here in San Diego. Our favorite flavor is pineapple, but we recommend snagging one of their limited edition holiday flavor sets before they’re gone.

If San Diego Had A Scent…

SoCal Candle Co - San Diego

If your city had a scent, what would it smell like? Our current obsession is SoCal Candle Co.’s Locally Grown candle line with fragrances representing some of San Diego’s favorite cities! We’re fans of the Ocean Beach and Hillcrest candle and have (teasingly) put in a request for more East County candles. This is a great gift for your favorite San Diego local or for that friend or family member who moved away. Enter code WAYSanDiego at check out for 15% off your next purchase.

For the Green Thumb

California Cactus - Fairy Blooms

Handmade by a local California artist you can hang your Fairy Blooms Cali lovin’ vertical garden up on a wall to admire each day. The best part? It’s filled with California’s favorite plants — drought friendly succulents! Free shipping on orders over $100.

Each day is a gift. Open it. Celebrate It. Enjoy It. - Stuart & Linda McFarlane