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Holiday Gift Guide

The Holiday Season is upon us and for many of us, this time of year means   lots of shopping. It’s always fun to give gifts that are unique and of course, the “perfect fit” – so here at Central Coast Living, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite, Monterey Bay-themed gifts – perfect for the pickiest of recipients!

Portola Hotel & Spa Gift Cards

For the person that has it all, there’s no better gift than the gift of travel and dining! Good for overnight stays, and dining at the property’s three restaurants: Jacks Monterey, Peter B’s Brewpub and The Club Room – the Portola Hotel & Spa gift card covers all your bases.

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Beer from Peter B's

For the Craft Beer Enthusiast

Home to Monterey’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub has a fun inventory of gifts, logoed merchandise and even ugly Christmas sweaters for the craft beer lover in your life!

Lula’s Chocolates

Made in Monterey and oh, so delicious! My favorite, happens to be their sea salt chocolate covered caramels, but everything from Lula’s is simply delicious. From holiday specialties to year-round favorites, a gift from Lula’s will make any chocoholic smile. Lula’s is also available to ship.

SoVino Wine Club

Located steps from the Portola, along the brick plaza is Sovino Wine Bar & Merchant. Boasting one of Monterey’s newest Wine Clubs, Sovino has three clubs to choose from, Mixed, Red and White. With shipping available, your favorite wine connoisseur can have some of the Central Coast’s hottest labels delivered directly to their home.


Send sweet holiday wishes to someone special with locally made honey from Carmel Honey Company. Shop online or visit their new retail space at the Carmel Plaza in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Even better, when you purchase a jar of honey from Carmel Honey Company, your purchase helps support honey and bee research

Spa on the Plaza

Rejuvenate, Relax, Repeat

Treat yourself or someone special to a day at our Spa on the Plaza. From manicures to massages, facials to salon services, Spa on the Plaza is the perfect place to recharge this holiday season.

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