Style File: Gift Ideas + Inspiration

Posted on Nov 28 by SEASONS Magazine

Holiday Style File (clockwise from lower left): Even the man who has everything will swoon over this Rolex Cellini Watch with 18k rose gold lacquer dial, available at Silverhorn. The California Surf Project by Eric Soderquist and Chris Burkard, Indigo blue and white inlaid bone frame and box, Karen Kine Italian Jasmine candle and Indigo Vetiver soap, all by Botanik. For the gamers, how about a dartboard? From Upstairs at Pierre Lafond.

Holiday Style File (clockwise from lower left): Even the man who has everything will swoon over this Rolex Cellini Watch with 18k rose gold lacquer dial, available at Silverhorn. The California Surf Project by Eric Soderquist and Chris Burkard, Indigo blue and white inlaid bone frame and box, Karen Kine Italian Jasmine candle and Indigo Vetiver soap, all by Botanik. For the gamers, how about a dartboard? From Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Holiday Fun for Everyone

By Judy Foreman

Photography by Amy Barnard

The holidays are always a magical time of the year, especially when viewed through the eyes of a child. Toys, tinsel, gingerbread houses, tamales, cookies, latkes, chocolate or a new computer gadget … kids are easy, but what about the grownups on your list? Santa Barbara tastemakers stock a beautifully curated selection of the holiday season’s most “of the moment” coveted items, each with a strong dose of individuality that makes us all feel like kids again.   Seasons‘ creative team has assembled a great selection of riches ripe for gifting, from elegant luxury, smile-inducing whimsy and even a kick of cool. Treasures abound for the person who has everything, from cashmere to travel accessories, high-tech gadgets, gourmet edibles and collectables and heirloom bling. The American Riviera is a jewel box of a town that continues to inspire and please the senses and wishes of all the loved ones on your gift list.

Luxury Meets Timeless Elegance 

Watch her eyes go gaga over this Silverhorn Paraiba Cab and Black-Diamond Ring.

Watch her eyes go gaga over this Silverhorn Paraiba Cab and Black-Diamond Ring.

Even the man who has everything will swoon over this Rolex Cellini Watch with 18k rose gold lacquer dial, available at Silverhorn.

Even the man who has everything will swoon over this Rolex Cellini Watch with 18k rose gold lacquer dial, available at Silverhorn.

The Lorelle Cuff Bracelet by Daniel Gibbings is fit for a queen.

The Lorelle Cuff Bracelet by Daniel Gibbings is fit for a queen.

These glamorous rose-cut black diamond and 24k gold earrings from Ara Collection are perfect for a night on the town.

These glamorous rose-cut black diamond and 24k gold earrings from Ara Collection are perfect for a night on the town.

The elegant lady in your life will love this Dina Mackney bracelet, from Coast 2 Coast. Photo by Amy Barnard.

The elegant lady in your life will love this Dina Mackney bracelet, from Coast 2 Coast. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Cocktail afficionados will appreciate this Reed & Barton Hob Nob Beaker and Flask set, from Coast 2 Coast. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Cocktail afficionados will appreciate this Reed & Barton Hob Nob Beaker and Flask set, from Coast 2 Coast. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Hermes Balcon Du Guaralquivir red porcelain plates elevate entertaining, from Coast 2 Coast. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Hermes Balcon Du Guaralquivir red porcelain plates elevate entertaining, from Coast 2 Coast. Photo by Amy Barnard.

This dramatic sapphire and diamond ring from Gauthier is sure to thrill.

This dramatic sapphire and diamond ring from Gauthier is sure to thrill.

This Patek Philippe stainless steel with diamond set case and dial ladies timepiece will last for generations, available at Bryant & Sons.

This Patek Philippe stainless steel with diamond set case and dial ladies timepiece will last for generations, available at Bryant & Sons.

This Twos Company faux bone handle bar set, Reed & Barton beaded ice bucket and Ralph Lauren etched barware make great gifts, from Coast 2 Coast. Photo by Amy Barnard.

This Twos Company faux bone handle bar set, Reed & Barton beaded ice bucket and Ralph Lauren etched barware make great gifts, from Coast 2 Coast. Photo by Amy Barnard.

 

Web Exclusive: Spanish Colonial Style by Pamela Skewes-Cox and Robert Sweeney is a gorgeous look at Santa Barbara's history and the architecture of James Osborne Craig and Mary McLaughlin Craig, available at Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

Web Exclusive: Spanish Colonial Style, by Pamela Skewes-Cox and Robert Sweeney, is a gorgeous look at Santa Barbara’s history and the architecture of James Osborne Craig and Mary McLaughlin Craig, available at Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

 

Epicurean Delights

Pair some Rancho Olivos olive oil, pastas, Ilventos sauce and parmesan from Foragers Pantry in Santa Barbara Public Market with a mahogany cutting board from Imagine and pasta slicer from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Pair some Rancho Olivos olive oil, pastas, Ilventos sauce and parmesan from Foragers Pantry in Santa Barbara Public Market with a mahogany cutting board from Imagine and pasta slicer from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Foodies will savor serving from these locally made ceramics by Edward M. Spaw, available at Santa Barbara Arts in La Arcada. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Foodies will savor serving from these locally made ceramics by Edward M. Spaw, available at Santa Barbara Arts in La Arcada. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Web Exclusive: Local treats like Pacific Pickle Works pickles, Sun Potion super food supplement, Graben Heinrich Passion fruit Guava Jam, Cowboy Ike’s Syrah Wine Jelly and Blue Ridge Honey make great stocking stuffers, all from Forager's Pantry at Santa Barbara Public Market. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Web Exclusive: Local treats like Pacific Pickle Works pickles, Sun Potion super food supplement, Graben Heinrich Passion fruit Guava Jam, Cowboy Ike’s Syrah Wine Jelly and Blue Ridge Honey make great stocking stuffers, all from Forager’s Pantry at Santa Barbara Public Market. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Foodies will savor serving from these locally made ceramics by Edward M. Spaw, available at Santa Barbara Arts in La Arcada. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Foodies will savor serving from these locally made ceramics by Edward M. Spaw, available at Santa Barbara Arts in La Arcada. Photo by Amy Barnard.

White ceramic oversized salt and pepper grinders, red apple cider vinegar, cheese knife set, marble cutting board, sea salt and peppercorns from Hudson | Grace. Photo by Amy Barnard.

White ceramic oversized salt and pepper grinders, red apple cider vinegar, cheese knife set, marble cutting board, sea salt and peppercorns from Hudson | Grace. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Handcrafted, artisan Naughty or Nice BoxforaBottle with 2013 Zotovich Vineyard Paul Lato Pinot Noir from Wine+Beer in Santa Barbara Public Market. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Handcrafted, artisan Naughty or Nice BoxforaBottle with 2013 Zotovich Vineyard Paul Lato Pinot Noir from Wine+Beer in Santa Barbara Public Market. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Viva Oliva gift box with lemon infused olive oil, mushroom and sage olive oil, black Mission Fig balsamic vinegar, smoked artichoke tapenade, Habanero apricot jam, Chipotle honey lime mustard, roasted peppers, stuffed garlic olives by Black Sheep and Jilli Vanilli vanilla sugar. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Viva Oliva gift box with lemon infused olive oil, mushroom and sage olive oil, black Mission Fig balsamic vinegar, smoked artichoke tapenade, Habanero apricot jam, Chipotle honey lime mustard, roasted peppers, stuffed garlic olives by Black Sheep and Jilli Vanilli vanilla sugar. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Iron Chef and local resident Cat Cora's new memoir, Cooking as Fast as I Can, is a juicy read, available at Chaucers.

Iron Chef and local resident Cat Cora’s new memoir, Cooking as Fast as I Can, is a juicy read, available at Chaucers.

For the Guy in Your Life

Scottish Style: Peter Millar orange cashmere sweater and grey cashmere scarf with black fringe from Begg of Scotland, from Clare Swan. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Scottish Style: Peter Millar orange cashmere sweater and grey cashmere scarf with black fringe from Begg of Scotland, from Clare Swan. Photo by Amy Barnard.

The Runwell watch by Shinola is a trendy favorite, from Whistle Club.

The Runwell watch by Shinola is a trendy favorite, from Whistle Club.

Panthera Socks, from Clare Swan. Photo by Amy Barnard

Panthera Socks, from Clare Swan. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Budd Grooming Set, from Clare Swan. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Budd Grooming Set, from Clare Swan. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Red and grey wool scarf to keep him cozy, from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Red and grey wool scarf to keep him cozy, from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Passport case by Scully, brown and tan wallets by Boconi and black wallet by Tumi, from Clare Swan. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Passport case by Scully, brown and tan wallets by Boconi and black wallet by Tumi, from Clare Swan. Photo by Amy Barnard.

 

Web Exclusive: For the guy who likes to rough it, the Amzer Crusta iPhone case has three layers of nearly impenetrable protection.

Web Exclusive: For the guy who likes to rough it, the Amzer Crusta iPhone case has three layers of nearly impenetrable protection.

 

Duffle and backpack by Tumi, from Clare Swan. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Duffle and backpack by Tumi, from Clare Swan. Photo by Amy Barnard.

The Architect Says Notebooks by Princeton Architectural Press, Tortoise eye wear, from Imagine. Photo by Amy Barnard.

The Architect Says Notebooks by Princeton Architectural Press, Tortoise eye wear, from Imagine. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Cotton Boxers by Hartford, from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Cotton Boxers by Hartford, from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Chic Comfort

The Santa Barbara circular towel in classic Palm print by Kind and Good.

The Santa Barbara circular towel in classic Palm print by Kind and Good.

(Clockwise from top left) down filled pillow from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond; indigo and white pillow from Botanik; ice blue cashmere throw and light grey cashmere throw with pom poms from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond; Santa Barbara towel by Kind and Good; and indigo linen throw from Botanik. Photo by Amy Barnard.

(Clockwise from top left) down filled pillow from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond; indigo and white pillow from Botanik; ice blue cashmere throw and light grey cashmere throw with pom poms from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond; Santa Barbara towel by Kind and Good; and indigo linen throw from Botanik. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Wrapped spa candles by Mer-Sea, from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Wrapped spa candles by Mer-Sea, from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Soap and fizzy bath salts by Santa Barbara Soaps, from Plum Goods. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Soap and fizzy bath salts by Santa Barbara Soaps, from Plum Goods. Photo by Amy Barnard.

 

Web Exclusive: Local author Kathy Gruver, PhD continues to share her message of health and healing with her newest work, Journey of Healing.

Web Exclusive: Local author Kathy Gruver, PhD continues to share her message of health and healing with her newest work, Journey of Healing, from Infinity Publishing.

 

Ice blue pajamas and robe by Skin, soap by Mer-Sea from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Ice blue pajamas and robe by Skin, soap by Mer-Sea from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

One Size Fits All

Indulge his car obsession with this replica of a B/ B/ Korn hand cast aluminum frame and rubber tires car, from Imagine. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Indulge his car obsession with this replica of a B/ B/ Korn hand cast aluminum frame and rubber tires car, from Imagine. Photo by Amy Barnard.

The California Surf Project by Eric Soderquist and Chris Burkard, Indigo blue and white inlaid bone frame and box, Karen Kine Italian Jasmine candle and Indigo Vetiver soap, all from Botanik. Photo by Amy Barnard.

The California Surf Project by Eric Soderquist and Chris Burkard, Indigo blue and white inlaid bone frame and box, Karen Kine Italian Jasmine candle and Indigo Vetiver soap, all from Botanik. Photo by Amy Barnard.

For the gamers, how about a dartboard? From Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

For the gamers, how about a dartboard? From Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

 

Web Exclusive: Both the young and young-at-heart will enjoy this charming collaboration between local artist Tom Mielko and local writer Erin Graffy, from Kieran Publishing Company.

Web Exclusive: Both the young and young-at-heart will enjoy this charming collaboration between local artist Tom Mielko and local writer Erin Graffy, from Kieran Publishing Company.

 

S’Well Bottles, which are insulated to keep liquid warm or hot for 24 hours, from Plum Goods. Photo by Amy Barnard.

S’Well Bottles, which are insulated to keep liquid warm or hot for 24 hours, from Plum Goods. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Web Exclusive: (L-R) candle by Hudson | Grace; Ralph Lauren leopard frame from Coast 2 Coast, iron match holder from Hudson | Grace; L’object leopard candle from Coast 2 Coast; Driftwood Smartphone docking station by Main, compatible with Apple or Samsung devices from Imagine; and tortoise reading glasses from Imagine. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Web Exclusive: (L-R) candle by Hudson | Grace; Ralph Lauren leopard frame from Coast 2 Coast, iron match holder from Hudson | Grace; L’object leopard candle from Coast 2 Coast; Driftwood Smartphone docking station by Main, from Imagine; and tortoise reading glasses from Imagine. Photo by Amy Barnard.

This denim fabric travel checkerboard set is great for road trips, from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

This denim fabric travel checkerboard set is great for road trips, from Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Photo by Amy Barnard.

 

Web Exclusive: Compatible with any phone, the handy Card Ninja wallet lets you travel light with just a phone and credit card, available at CVS.

Web Exclusive: Compatible with any phone, the handy Card Ninja wallet lets you travel light with just a phone and credit card, available at CVS.

The Pininfarina Book by photographer Gunther Raupp, from Imagine. Photo by Amy Barnard.

The Pininfarina Book by photographer Gunther Raupp, from Imagine. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Web Exclusive: This bright pillow and woven wrap are sure to bring smiles, both from Imagine. Photo by Amy Barnard.

Web Exclusive: This bright pillow and woven wrap are sure to bring smiles, both from Imagine. Photo by Amy Barnard.

 

Web Exclusive: Joe Fig takes us Inside the Artist's Studio with a thought-provoking collection of illuminating studio visits with 24 artists, from Princeton Architectural Press.

Web Exclusive: Joe Fig takes us Inside the Artist’s Studio with a thought-provoking collection of illuminating studio visits with 24 artists, from Princeton Architectural Press.

Where to Shop

Amzer, Crusta Case, amzer.com/crusta.

ARA Collection, 1253 Coast Village Rd., Ste. 204, 805/965-3999, ara24k.com.

Botanik, 2329 Lillie Ave., Summerland, 805/565-3831, botanikinc.com.

BoxforaBottle, boxforabottle.com, customerservice@artificerwoodworks.com.

Bryant & Sons Ltd., 812 State St., 805/966-9187, bryantandsons.com.

Chaucer’s Bookstore, 3321 State St., 805/682-6787, chaucersbooks.com.

Clare Swan, 1485 E. Valley Rd., 805/969-1746, clareswan.com.

Coast 2 Coast Collection, La Arcada Courtyard, 1114 State St., Ste. 10, 805/845-7888, c2ccollection.com.

CVS, 2973 State St. or 5875 Calle Real, Goleta.

Foragers Pantry, Santa Barbara Public Market, 38 W. Victoria St., 805/770-2102, foragerspantrysb.com.

Daniel Gibbings, 1143 Coast Village Rd., 877/565-1284, danielgibbings.com.

Gauthier, 921 State St., 805/335-2424, jewelrybygauthier.com.

Hudson | Grace, 1014 Coast Village Rd., 805/565-9600, hudsongracesf.com.

Imagine, 1470 E. Valley Rd., 805/695-0220.

Kind & Good, 805/468-4991, kindandgood.co, hello@kindandgood.co.

Plum Goods, 909 State St., 805/845-3900, plumgoodsstore.com.

Santa Barbara Arts, La Arcada Courtyard, 1114 State St., Ste. 26, 805/884-1938, sbarts.net.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De La Guerra St., 805/966-1601, santabarbaramuseum.com.

Santa Barbara Public Market, 38 W. Victoria St., 805/770-7702, sbpublicmarket.com.

Silverhorn, 1155 Coast Village Rd., 805/969-0442, silverhorn.com. Also at Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore, 1260 Channel Dr.

Upstairs at Pierre Lafond, 516 San Ysidro Rd., 805/565-1502, upstairsatpierrelafond.com.

Viva Oliva, 1275 Coast Village Rd., 805/705-1692, vivaoliva.com.

Whistle Club, 1235 Coast Village Rd., 805/565-2800, whistleclub.com.

Wine + Beer, Santa Barbara Public Market, 38 W. Victoria St., 805/770-7701, wineplusbeer.com.

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