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Montecito Luxury Gift Guide: For Her

As the third installment to our 2012 Montecito Luxury Holiday Gift Guide, here’s a look at some fabulous gifts for her. Better hurry've got less than two weeks! Happy Holidays! PART 3: FOR HER


1. Girls love to dress up for the holidays. This leather trim sequin jacket will keep your sweetie well dressed for any holiday party...from a formal office celebration to New Years Eve on the rooftop. DIANI Boutique Rag & Bone Faren Jacket, $655

2. For an extra special someone, surprise her with an 18 karat gold and diamond splurge from Montecito boutique Masion K. Maison K Adel Chefridi 18kt Diamond Necklace, $1,295

3. The perfect hostess gift for your coastal friends! This beautiful sea-inspired wine chiller is sure to please. Coast 2 Coast Collections Star Home Coquilles Nautilus Cooler

4. Hitting the spa for year-end rejuvenation is at the top of every woman's list this year. Why not combine the perfect spa package with the incredible views at Montecito's Butterfly Beach? The Biltmore's Coastal Escape package includes a green jade rice body scrub, avocado citrus body wrap, custom facial, spa mani/pedi and lunch on your own private terrace. Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara Spa Coastal Escape Package, $785

5. Ideal for anyone on the go, this light yet cozy cashmere travel wrap can complement any outfit. Upstairs at Pierre Lafond Cashmere Travel Wrap, $360



Montecito Luxury Gift Guide: For Him

As the second installment to our 2012 Montecito Luxury Holiday Gift Guide, here's a look at some fabulous gifts for him. Happy Holidays! PART 2: FOR HIM

Montecito luxury holiday gift guide for him1. With warmer temps and a year-round outdoor lifestyle, what Montecito guy wouldn't want his very own outdoor gourmet pizza oven? This little beauty will be the hit of the party, and blends in fabulously with other stainless steel outdoor kitchen hardware. Its gas flame mimics the heat of a wood-burning pizza oven, and can cook a perfect neopolitan-style pizza in just 3 minutes.  Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Artisan Fire Pizza Oven, $6,495

2. If Tom Brady is wearing UGGS, perhaps your guy will want to? While UGGS may still be a brand that registers primarily with women, the Santa Barbara based company has stylishly expanded their men's line.  These cozy velvet slippers are irresistible, complete with the infamous sheepskin lining. UGG Mens Ascot Velvet Slippers, $130

3. The perfect stocking stuffer for guys of all ages! Saxs Fifth Avenue has stocked up on the ultimate man refuelling system, complete with face wash, shave cream, moisturizer, lip balm, soap and hand salve. Kiehl's Since 1891 Ultimate Man Refuelling System, $58

4. What Montecito holiday isn't complete without a trip to the beach? Stylize your man with Ray-Ban's latest twist on their classic aviator style with luxurious leather touches, available at Nordstrom.  Ray-Ban 'Outdoorsman' 58mm Polarized Aviator Sunglasses, $239

5. Generally the waves are great this time of year on the Central Coast. These locally made custom wood surfboards are as light as foam boards but should last a lifetime and look amazing. Made with a 100% recycled foam core and highly sustainable wood, the Sugar Glider is a classic longboard available between 9' and 9'8". Timberline Surfboards Custom Sugar Glider Longboard, $1,800



Montecito Luxury Gift Guide: Deck The Halls

To get everyone it the mood for the holiday season, we've put together a 2012 Montecito Luxury Holiday Gift Guide. Each week we'll cover a new topic, including gifts for the home, him and her. Happy Holidays! PART 1: DECK THE HALLS

1. This year succulents have become in staple in home decor, adding beautiful accents in seaside communities such as Santa Barbara and Montecito.  This gorgeous faux succulent wreath by Botanik of neighboring Summerland is the perfect addition to holiday decor and will last year after year.  Botanik Succulent Wreath $195

2. What could be more luxurious than toasting family and friends with a crystal-clad champagne flute? Swarovski Crystalline Toasting Flutes, $390

3. Don't forget the perfect wine for your upcoming holiday parties. Look locally for a varietal that will wow even the most discerning guest. Just this year, Wine Spectator awarded Vogelzang Vineyards with an outstanding rating for their 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve, receiving 92 points. In sunny Santa Barbara, a Sauvignon Blanc pairs perfectly with appetizers and seafood even during the winter holidays. Want to really impress your guests? Purchase the entire 180-acre Santa Ynez Valley Vogelzang Vineyard, currently listed with Rebecca Riskin & Associates. 2010 Vogelzang Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Reserve (12 bottles), $384; Vogelzang Vineyard, Happy Canyon, $7,250,000

4. When decking the halls, don't forget to deck your pooch! To make a real impression at your next holiday gathering, fasten this striking genuine leather bow tie on your favorite four-legged friend and turn on the charm. D.O.G. Pet Boutique Bow Wow Tie Collar, $69.95

5. Deck the halls of your Santa Barbara or Montecito Beach Home with a fabulous driftwood tree. Restoration Hardware's decorative trees are handcrafted by artisans with natural driftwood and promise to provide the perfect touch of seaside shabby chic. Restoration Hardware Driftwood Tree (35"), $125