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If Santa Is Asking, 10 Items On Our Holiday List

30 Nov 2021
If Santa Is Asking, 10 Items On Our Holiday List

Holiday shopping has begun, and if you're still trying to think of a gift for someone or thinking of gifts to add to your own list, check out our ideas! We put together a top 10 list of Monterey-inspired gifts we know anyone on your holiday list will love!

1. Monterey Hydro Flask from the Portola Hotel & Spa

On your next visit, get a special Monterey Hydro Flask at our front desk. This bottle will keep your cold drinks cold, and your hot drinks hot. Bring it on any Monterey adventure so you can stay hydrated all day.

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Get this Portola Hydro Flask at our Front Desk.

2. Gifts from Local Artisans

Every Tuesday at 4pm, Monterey has a Farmers Market on Alvarado Street, just down the street from the Portola Hotel & Spa. Local vendors line the street where it will be easy to find gifts for everyone. Expect to find tote bags, jewelry, candles, jarred food goods, and more.

3. Wine Tasting at Folktale Winery

A relaxing Monterey activity that is also a great gift idea is wine tasting. A favorite in Monterey County is Folktale Winery. It's a beautiful location that is an excellent spot for tasting and learning about wine. Click here to book, make a reservation, and check another gift off your list.

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Wine Tasting at Folktale Winery. Photo by Folktale Winery.

4. Peter B's Brewpub Merch

Have a craft beer fan in your life? Get them gifts from their favorite Monterey brewery! Peter B's Brewpub has great gifts including growlers, t-shirts, hoodies, ugly Christmas sweaters, and more!

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Growlette and Growler at Peter B's Brewpub.

5. Picnic Set

A great picnic basket set complete with silverware, plates, and wine glasses is perfect for someone who always wants to enjoy that beautiful day outdoors. Imagine a delicious Jacks Monterey or Peter B's Brewpub sunset picnic on the beach with your handy picnic basket. It's a thoughtful gift that many will enjoy.

6. Monterey County Wine

Because Monterey County is known for its wineries and vineyards, wine from Monterey is a wonderful gift option. Bring this gift to holiday parties and get-togethers, and share a piece of Monterey with friends and family. Check out some of our wines by the bottle from Monterey at Jacks Monterey here!

7. Spa on the Plaza Membership

We know what you're thinking, you need more spa days. So why not add a Spa on the Plaza membership to your wish list! It includes a 50-minute Symphony Massage or Designer Facial, and an additional 15% off all other Spa Treatments and Spa products.

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Gift a Spa on the Plaza Membership this Holiday Season.

8. Monterey Bay Aquarium Tickets

One of Monterey's most popular attractions is the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This award-winning destination is very popular among tourists and locals, and tickets to this spectacular location will be a great gift idea for both kids and adults.

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Experience the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Photo by Monterey Bay Aquarium.

9. Bike and Kayak Rental Gift Card

For the person in your life who loves adventure, the perfect gift will be an experience. Adventures by the Sea has gift cards available so you can gift a Monterey bike or kayak rental. The person you're gifting this to will be so excited for their next visit to Monterey!

10. A Getaway to Monterey

What's an amazing and thoughtful gift where you don't have to worry about it getting delivered on time? A beautiful and relaxing getaway to Monterey, of course! The best way you can tell someone you care is by telling them you want to spend time with them, so give the of a vacation and book your room at the Portola Hotel & Spa today.

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Plan your Getaway to Monterey.

Happy Holidays!

We hope we inspired you, and gave you some amazing Monterey-inspired gift ideas for your holiday list. We only wish we could see the look of joy on the faces of those you're surprising! Happy Holidays from the Portola Hotel & Spa!

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