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CONTENTS 6 Holiday Events Calendar

GIFTS FOR THE ... 12 Artist 14 Beer Lover 16 Bike Commuter 18 Bookworm 20 Broke Student 22 Cat Lover 24 Chef 26 Chocoholic 28 Coffee Addict

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Comedian Crafter Dog Lover Erotic Enthusiast Fitness Fanatic Foodie Gardener Gone Green Hipster Home Decorator Jewelry Lover Musician

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Mystic New Parent Ocean Lover Philanthropist Skater Tattoo Enthusiast Techie Vinyl Fetishist Wellness Guru Wine Lover Yogi

EDITOR’S NOTE

STAFF

his year, I decided to pick gifts for my friends and loved ones by taping all the pages of this gift guide onto the wall, blindfolding myself, and throwing darts at them. Whatever it landed on is what you’re getting, people! After a couple of blindfolded-darts-related mishaps (lesson number one that I can pass along is never, ever do this naked), I can tell you to get ready for something saucy from the Erotic Enthusiast category, dad! And Grandma Gwen, you are just going to love your gift from the Hipster page. It’s so ironic! All in all, I can say that chucking sharp pieces of metal at this gift guide is definitely the scientifically determined best way to shop locally this holiday season. But I guess, if you must, you could use it to efficiently find appropriate and sure-to-please gifts for all types of people in your life. Fine, whatever, just please, please help me un-pin myself from this wall.

PUBLISHER

ART DIRECTOR

Tabi Zarrinnaal

Katherine Adams

EDITOR

DESIGNERS

CIRCULATION MANAGER

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Jeanne Howard Steve Palopoli MANAGING EDITOR

Maria Grusauskas CONTRIBUTORS

DNA Anne-Marie Harrison Cat Johnson Jacob Pierce June Smith Andrew Steingrube Lily Stoicheff Mat Weir

Lorin Baeta Rosie Eckerman DiAnna VanEycke ADVERTISING DIRECTOR

Debra Whizin ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES

ACCOUNTING

Mick Freeman

OFFICE MANAGER

Andrea Patton CEO

Dan Pulcrano VICE PRESIDENT

Lee May

Lisa Buckley Lindsay Keebler Nadine Kelley Sue Lamothe Ilana Rauch Packer

STEVE PALOPOLI | EDITOR

A Good Times publication.

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CALENDAR ONGOING 11/18 - 12/23 POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE Get your golden tickets and hop on board a magical ride to the North Pole with singing elves, dancing chefs and the king of Christmas himself, Santa Claus. Pajamas welcome.

1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. 400 Beach St. Santa Cruz. 877-726-7245 santacruzthepolarexpressride.com $34-$78.

11/25-12/18 SANTA’S REINDEER ROUND-UP

WEEKENDS IN DECEMBER+12/21-23

Santa’s lost his reindeer! Can you help him find them before Christmas Eve? Pick up a map and track clues through downtown stores.

Take the little ones to see jolly ol’ Nick at Santa Cruz’s favorite candy shop.

downtownsantacruz.com.

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SANTA AT MARINI’S CANDIES

mariniscandies.com.

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SANTA CRUZ HOLIDAY LIGHTS TRAIN Can’t get a ride on Santa’s sleigh? Don’t worry, get a lift on the next best thing through the North Pole, the Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train, with spiced cider and holiday carols for some special Santa Cruz holiday cheer.

roaringcamp.com.

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SURFIN’ SANTA

SMALL WORKS IN GREAT SPACE

Ever wonder what Santa Claus does January through November? Why, perfect his surfing skills of course. Once he’s done shredding that gnar, Santa will post up beachside for photos and holiday wishes.

Capitola Beach, Capitola Village, Capitola capitolasoquelchamber.com.

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Getting a hand-made, local work of art for the holidays and supporting local business? That’s some holiday magic.

Reception 3-5 p.m., Dec. 4, Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz. 426-5787. scal.org. Free.

DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY PARADE

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Celebrate the holiday season with all its unique Santa Cruz spirit.

BOARDWALK HOLIDAY BASH

10 a.m. - noon, downtown Santa Cruz. downtownsantacruz.com.

Instead of going through the hassle of hosting your own bash, celebrate with a group of friends at Santa Cruz’s most famous landmark with free arcade play, photo booths, airbrush tattoos, DJ entertainment, dinner buffet, caricaturists and more.

12/3 LIGHTED BOAT PARADE This Santa Cruz tradition features incredible light sculptures as they glide through the Santa Cruz harbor.

Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz. 475-6161. santacruzharbor.org. Free.

HOLIDAY COOKIE BAKING EXTRAVAGANZA Wow your coworkers, family and friends with newly acquired cookie-baking skills with gluten-free, dairy-free, low-sugar, and highprotein options.

2-5 p.m. New Leaf Community Markets, 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz.

SCOTTS VALLEY TREE LIGHTING FESTIVAL Partake in Scotts Valley festivities with horse-drawn carriages, music and dance acts from local schools and troupes, face painting, hay rides, food trucks, photos with Santa and more.

6-11 p.m. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz. beachboardwalk.com. $46.

12/11 JINGLE SHELLS ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL You can’t get to the ocean every day, so grab a piece made by a local artist from the annual art and craft festival at the Seymour Center.

Noon-5:30 p.m., Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. 459-3800. seymourcenter. ucsc.edu. Free.

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4-8 p.m., Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley. scottsvalleychamber.com. Free.

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A Modern Apothecary & Spa For Men & Women

12/15-17

12/17

STOCKINGS—A HOLIDAY CABARET

HOLIDAYS ON THE RANCH

Spice up your holiday with the classiest cabaret and best in burlesque.

8 p.m. Motion Pacific, 131 Front St. Suite E, Santa Cruz. 457-1616. motionpacific.com.

12/16 THIRD FRIDAY WINTERPALOOZA

stocking stuffers & gift certificates available!

Get crafty, create one-of-a-kind handmade gifts, and celebrate with the MAH community.

5-8 p.m., Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. 429-1964. santacruzmah.org. $3-$5.

12/16-18 THE NUTCRACKER BALLET WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA This production of the timeless Christmas tale features Santa Cruz Ballet’s 55-piece orchestra.

Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz. 477-1606. scbt.org.

Wilder Ranch travels back in time to the early 20th century, with beautiful views, singalongs around the player piano, wreath-making, games, rides on a draft-horse carriage, and more.

11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wilder Ranch State Park, 1401 Coast Road, Santa Cruz. 426-0505. thatsmypark.org. Free.

12/31 HARRY AND THE HITMEN NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA Harry and crew will help Santa Cruz dance its way into 2017 with Motown classics.

9 p.m., The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $20.

12/31 BILLY MARTINI SHOW ’70S MUSICAL TRIBUTE Groove into the new year with Billy Martini with his six-piece band and dancers.

7 p.m. Severino’s, 7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos.

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CLASSIC DESIGN

One of a kind timeless creations

BYZANTINE JEWELRY

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GIFTS FOR THE

ARTIST

COLORING CANVAS PALACE ART & OFFICE SUPPLY 1407 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 427-1550, gopalace.com $11.00-$19.99

FRIDA KAHLO SOCKS SOCKSHOP & SHOE COMPANY 1515 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 429-6101, sockshopandshoeco.com $7.50-$10

If the artists in your circle of friends and family are anything like the artists in our circles, they have more materials than they know what to do with. Unless there’s a very specific paint, blade, pencil, sketchbook, adhesive, wood or whatever-else-they-use that they’ve specifically asked for, better stick to fun gifts. After all, who doesn’t want a pair of Frida Kahlo socks, playing cards inspired by the world’s most famous street artist, or adult coloring supplies? Or, find out what your artist uses or wants most from Lenz, and order it as a “gift pack”—gift-wrapped and shipped with a personalized card.

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BANKSY PLAYING CARDS PAPER VISION 1345 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 458-1345 $8.99

GIFT PACK LENZ ARTS 142 River St., Santa Cruz 423-1935, lenzarts.com Prices Vary

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Holiday Specials! All necklaces on sale! Half off diamond stud earrings! Other Christmas specials! 1368 Pacific Ave. • Downtown Santa Cruz • 831.423.8183 Shop Online Anytime @ artisanssantacruz.com

Great Stuff for Great Spaces Contemporary Home Furnishings and Lifestyle Accessories 1519 Pacific Ave. Downtown Santa Cruz | 831.515.7937 Shop Online Anytime @ www.shopagencyhome.com

102 Walnut Ave. at Pacific, Downtown SC 831.458.9950 | stephansjewelry.com Open Tue-Sat. 10-5:30, Sun 11-5

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GIFTS FOR THE

BEER LOVER CRAFT BREW SANTE ADAIRIUS RUSTIC ALES

The easiest gift to give the craft brew enthusiast in your life is something you know they’ll love: beer. But which one? You’ll need to choose it like you would choose a fine wine, which means the refrigerated section at the corner market is not going to cut it. If you feel totally clueless, consult the beer nerds over at local establishments like Beer Thirty and Lupulo. Or head over to local Capitola brewery Sante Adairius Rustic Ales and pick up one of their coveted brews. The ultimate gift: take them on a tour of local breweries aboard the Brew Cruz bus, where they’ll have an opportunity to sample suds, discover local brewery lore and rub elbows with brewers.

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103 Kennedy Dr., Capitola 462-1227, rusticales.com $18-$22

1-GAL ALL-GRAIN HOMEBREWERY KIT SEVEN BRIDGES ORGANIC BREWING SUPPLY 454-9665, breworganic.com $49.99

TICKET TO A PUBLIC TOUR BREW CRUZ 222-0120, scbrewcruz.com $69

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Meaningful gifts for beer geeks & adventurous foodies

at Seven Bridges Organic Brewing Supply

100% Organic Kits, Books & Supplies for:

beer brewing • cheese making • coffee roasting kombucha • sake & tofu • cider & wine & homemade gifts!

More gift ideas at BrewOrganic.com Open 7 days at 325A River St | 454.9665

Weds & Thurs 4-9 pm Friday 4-9:30 pm Saturday 12-9:30 pm Sunday 11 am-8 pm

Hand-Pulled, Cask-Conditioned Ales 21517 East Cliff Drive

In East Cliff Village near 17th Ave, Santa Cruz

(831) 713-5540

eastcliffbrewing.com Mon & Tues 3-9 pm Wed-Fri 3-10 pm Saturday 12-10 pm Sunday 12-9 pm

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GIFTS FOR THE

BIKE COMMUTER

Biking accessories can be pricey, sure, but most bikers are pragmatic—they want sensible gifts to make their commuting lives safer and more efficient. They’re reducing their carbon footprint, after all, so surprise your cycling sweetie or preferred pedaler with some warm gloves to keep them toasty on these increasingly frosty mornings. With the days getting shorter and nighttime expanding its reach, dependable rear and front lights are a must to be visible to drivers on the dark roads. For the rainy season, or whatever we have that’s comparable, any two-wheeled friend will love a solid set of pannier bags to keep their gear dry and secure.

LIGHT & MOTION FRONT AND REAR BIKE LIGHTS SPOKESMAN BICYCLES 231 Cathcart St., Santa Cruz 429-6062, spokesmanbicycles.com $39-88

ORTLIEB WATERPROOF PANNIER BAGS, BACK ROLLER AND SPORT ROLLER SET BICYCLE TRIP 1001 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz 427-2580, bicycletrip.com $160-180

LIV GLOVES (FOR WOMEN) OR KALI ‘HASTA’ GLOVES (FOR ALL) CYCLE WORKS 1420 Mission St., Santa Cruz 316-7671, cycleworks.bike $30 and under

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Give the gift of sailing Gift certificates available now for catamaran sailing on the 65â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Team Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill catamaran Public sailing season is May through October Private charters available year-round

Types of Sails: Weekend afternoon and sunset sails Wednesday night sailboat race sails Local beer and wine tasting sails Whale watching sails Seasonal firework sails

OYC's captains and the Team O'Neill are U.S. Coast Guard licensed, insured and inspected annually.

oneillyachtcharters.com | 831.818.3645 | @oneillyachtcharters

Available in any amount. Redeemable toward any of our adventures!

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Know someone who always has their nose buried in a book? Want to get them something for the holidays, but not sure what they’ve already read? Then look no further, because your book worm will be thrilled with these gift ideas. After all, the second President of the United States, John Quincy Adams, once said reading is the way to enlarge people’s minds, and we couldn’t agree more. We even threw in some non-book ideas for those voracious readers who are impossible to keep up with.

BOOK WORM ‘OUT OF PRINT’ BRAND LITERARY T-SHIRTS LOGOS BOOKS & RECORDS 1117 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 427-5100, logosbooksrecords.com $25

‘FIGHT CLUB 2’ GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 423-0900, bookshopsantacruz.com $29.99

TOTE BAG LITERARY GUILLOTINE 204 Locust St., Santa Cruz 457-1195, literaryguillotine.com $12.99

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Santa Cruz

ART LEAGUE

Enjoy the Creativity of Regional and National Artists monthly exhibits at this fine art gallery and gift shop • Free admission! • Unique hand crafted gifts • 14 rotating art exhibits per year New Ongoing Classes and Weekend Workshops Call (831) 426-5787 or www.scal.org 526 Broadway Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 426-5787 Wed-Sat. 12-5/Sun.12-4 1st Fri. 12-9pm

“Santa Cruz Art League”

97 Years of Imagination

Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus, Chorale, Cantiamo & PUCC Chancel Choir Present

7th Annual

Messiah Sing-Along

Give the Gift of Nature! Join us for our Winter OPEN HOUSE with crafts & activities, and STOREWIDE SALE FREE Admission Dec. 2-4

Inspire the nature lovers in your life!

Tuesday December 20th, 2016 7:00pm Gala reception to follow

Pumpkin Peptide facial Restore your skin’s natural healthy glow with our seasonal Pumpkin Facial, including a deep hydrating vanilla clove mask and firming peptide serums. Enjoy a relaxing face, hand, neck massage and warm hand mittens!

Tickets: $20 (available at door) or online: www.cabrillochorus.org

Special $95

Visit the Museum

Add Microdermabrasion $15

11 am - 4 pm Tues.-Fri. 10 am - 5 pm weekends

Add a 30 minute back massage $35

1305 East Cliff Dr. Santa Cruz, CA 95062 SANTACRUZMUSEUM.ORG

Peace United Church of Christ 900 High Street, Santa Cruz

2628 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz

831.476.1060

book online: pacificskincaresc.com

Gift Certificates Available!

Cheryl Anderson, Director of Choral Activities, Cabrillo College Bring your Handel’s Messiah scores; limited quantity available to borrow

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GIFTS FOR THE

BROKE STUDENT

Just because your friend is a broke student, that doesn’t mean they can’t look sharp. Thrifty Cuts Barber Shop is a third-generation, family-owned business, and a gift certificate for a haircut could cover a student for a semester. Or pick up a hoodie for that shivering scholar at Made in Santa Cruz, out on Municipal Wharf. And while you’re out there, why not get some taffy at Marini’s to lift a broke student’s spirit? And hey, get a little treat for yourself—for all this thoughtfulness, you deserve it!

GIFT CERTIFICATE THRIFTY CUTS BARBER SHOP 805 Front St., Santa Cruz 426-9449, tcbarbershopsantacruz.com $15 guys/$20 gals

‘SCREAMING HAND’ HOODIE MADE IN SANTA CRUZ 57 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz 831-426-2257, shop.madeinsantacruz.com $25-$65

TAFFY MARINI’S 55 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. 831-425-7341, mariniscandies.com $1-$50

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GIVE THE GIFT OF

Health ❆ Fat Loss

❆ Strength ❆ Balance ❆ Flexibility ❆ Stamina ❆ Confidence GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE 1624 Seabright Ave. 831-854-7710 www.MavFit.com/gift 2016 | GOODTIMES.SC | SANTACRUZ.COM | HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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GIFTS FOR THE

CAT LOVER CAT SOCKS SOCKSHOP & SHOE COMPANY 1515 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 429-6101, sockshopandshoeco.com $6-$12

True cat lovers probably already know about Santa Cruz’s annual Catio Tour (a catio, for the uninitiated, is an enclosed wonderland that offers one’s feline a taste of the outdoors while keeping them safe). And if they’re the DIY builder type, they might just want to prepare by hunkering down for the winter with a catio design book—the one listed below donates a portion of their sales to national shelters. Another gift that’s sure to amuse both cat and owner is a pouch of 100-percent Certified Organic and Kosher catnip from the Santa Cruz company KittyWeed. Just sprinkle some on your cat’s bed or scratching post and watch them writhe around in ecstasy. If all else fails, Santa Cruz Sockshop & Shoe Company has almost a dozen different socks featuring cats.

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‘CATIO DESIGNS GUIDE’ CATIODESIGNS.COM $49.99

KITTYWEED HALF OUNCE BAG PET PALS, NEW LEAF, SCOTTS VALLEY FEED, MOUNTAIN FEED & FARM SUPPLY, PET EMPORIUM, GENERAL FEED & SEED, PET SHOP SANTA CRUZ Full product selection online at kittyweed.com $5.95

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ANNUAL INVENTORY

SALE Clothing Pajamas Robes Jewelry

Scarves Gloves Bags Lingerie

Shop local for the women in your life!

DEC 1- DEC 31

Spex 124 Church St. 831.454.9999

Locally Owned Since 1972 Santa Cruz • 423-3349 • 1224 Pacific Ave Capitola • 476-6109 • 504C Bay Ave

Visit us on Facebook

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GIFTS FOR THE

CHEF

CHARCOAL COMPANION HIMALAYAN SALT PLATE FOR COOKING AND SERVING A can’t-miss gift for the chef in your life is any contraption that makes cooking better, easier, or faster. Whether providing a new method or improving on an existing process, a proper tool is sure to be the straw that stirs your favorite chef’s probably stiff drink. A Himalayan salt plate for stoves, grills, and ovens can be used for cooking, serving, and seasoning, and is sure to create a memorable dining experience. And an Ardente automatic stirrer gives your chef the freedom to stir the pot with friends and family without having to actually stir the pot for dinner. And a pasta maker? Well, there’s really nothing more impressive than homemade pasta.

LE CHEF KITCHENWARE N MORE 94 Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center, Aptos 685-1808 $39.99

ARDENTE HANDS-FREE GOURMET STIRRER SANTA CRUZ RESTAURANT SUPPLY 723 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 431-6964 $64.95

NORPRO PASTA MAKER TOQUE BLANCHE 1527 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 426-1351, mytoque.com $48.99

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GIFTS FOR THE

CHOCOHOLIC They say there’s a chemical in dark chocolate that boosts endorphins and creates a feeling similar to that of falling in love. Santa Cruz’s top-rate chocolatiers can help the people on your list get that feeling in all kinds of creative ways. Chocolate Visions hand-dips chocolates with the logo of wineries from the Santa Cruz Mountains. Ashby Confections scored Best in Show in both the 2015 and 2016 Santa Cruz Chocolate Festivals—and their Five-Piece Truffle Booze Box features Bailey’s Irish Cream, Disaronno Amaretto Originale, Irish whiskey, rum and brandy. Lulu’s Chocolate uses organic, fair trade raw cacao sourced from small family farms.

CHOCOLATES MADE WITH WINE FROM THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHOCOLATE VISIONS 224 C Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley; Food Lounge, 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz 440-9256, chocolatevisions.com $23.95-$42.95 per box of 12 or 24

FIVE-PIECE TRUFFLE BOOZE BOX ASHBY CONFECTIONS 16C Victor Square, Scotts Valley 454-8299, ashbyconfections.com $14.99

LOVE TRUFFLES BY LULU’S CHOCOLATE STAFF OF LIFE 1266 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz 423-8632, luluschocolate.com $4.99

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Find the best home decor & the perfect gifts at

Shop Marini's Candies

Downtown, on the Wharf, Online & at our newest location on Ingalls St. on the Westside

Local Luxury Chocolates

• Huge Selection of Holiday Ornaments • Gingerbread Workshop Classes • Fine Homemade Candies • Holiday Gift Baskets • Corporate Gifts & Shipping Nationwide

-1308 Pacific Ave. -On the Santa Cruz Wharf -332 Ingalls St. 831.423.0188 mariniscandies.com

Treat friends, family, or yourself, to the most luxurious handmade chocolates and candies.

$10 OFF Purchase of $40 or more. Limit one per person per day. Expires 12/31/16

16 C Victor Square in Scotts Valley (by Scotts Valley Market) 831-454-8299 ashbyconfections.com

Always featuring local artisan treasures and apparel along with your favorite brands Annie Glass, Baggalini, Brighton, Hobo, Rosy Rings Vera Bradley …and and many more (831) 430-9466 | zinniasgiftboutique.com 219C Mount Hermon Road • Scotts Valley Monday thru Saturday 9-7 Sunday 9-5:30

Always complimentary gift wrap

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For the true coffee lover, the brewing instrument and drinking vessel are just as important as having impeccable beans for achieving the perfect buzz. How about a stainless steel coffee dripper that folds flat so they can have perfectly brewed coffee wherever they go? Or a beautiful handmade ceramic mug to wrap their hands around on a cold morning? Whatever you decide, you won’t go wrong if you include a bag of whole beans from one of Santa Cruz’s many talented local roasters.

COFFEE ADDICT ‘THE ANSWER’ WHOLE BEAN COFFEE, 10 OZ. CAT & CLOUD COFFEE 3600 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz catandcloud.com $13.50

MUNIEQ TETRA DRIPPER VERVE COFFEE 464-8141, vervecoffee.com $28

HANDMADE MUGS BY COCO BARRETT-TORMEY STRIPE MEN 117 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz 431-6182, stripedesigngroup.com $32

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Christmas Tree adds a distinctive charm to every table - celebrating traditions and creating memories.

Family owned and operated since 1924 Open Monday – Saturday 10am-5:30pm 1111 Water Street, Santa Cruz · (831) 426-3111 · smithschina.com

Family owned and operated since 1924 Open Monday – Saturday 10am-5:30pm 1111 Water Street, Santa Cruz · (831) 426-3111 · smithschina.com

Largest selection of chinaTreeinadds thea Christmas distinctive charm every Monterey BaytoArea

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Largest selection of china in the Monterey Bay Area

Join us this Holiday Season for

Special Moving Sale! • Prices up to 75% OFF Christmas Tree adds a distinctive charm to every table – celebrating traditions and creating memories.

Family owned and operated since 1924 Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30 1111 Water St, Santa Cruz 426-3111 • 800-229-3111 • www.smithschina.com

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Full Bar and Holiday Parties

OPEN

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COMEDIAN Want a funny but practical gift for a comedian friend? Get them a shirt at Dash Hemp—after all, hemp’s great breathability and antibacterial properties are perfect for those stage fright moments. Or to help your favorite comedian spread their brand and make some money at shows, take his or her picture, then head down to Bro Prints and get a ripping deal of 25 shirts made for $150. Desperate for something to replenish all the sweat lost on stage, comedians are scavengers for late-night sustenance, so treat them to the hippest late-night option locally, Saturn Café.

HEMP CLOTHING DASH HEMP OUTLET STORE 303 Potrero St., Bldg. 47, Unit 101, Santa Cruz 426-1824, dashhemp.com $25-$89

CUSTOM T-SHIRT BRO PRINTS 131 Center St., #3. Santa Cruz 427-2767, broprints.com $50-$150

GIFT CERTIFICATE SATURN CAFÉ 145 Laurel St., Santa Cruz 429-8505, santacruz.saturncafe.com $10-$20

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CRAFTER What do you buy for the person who can make anything? This enterprising rogue has the nimble hands of a woodworker, the mind of an architect, the work ethic of a farmer, and the boundless curiosity of a child. Sure, you could buy them a book or a new-fangled, shiny gadget, but that well-intentioned item would simply collect dust while they look for a new venture. So, you might as well take a different approach and help them foster that next hobby.

SEWING KIT HART’S FABRIC 1620 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz 423-5434, hartsfabric.com. $40-$70

RICKI’S BASIC CHEESE-MAKING KIT MOUNTAIN FEED AND FARM SUPPLY 9550 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond 336-8876, mountainfeed.com $33.59

GIFT CARD PETROGLYPH 125 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz 458-4278, petroglyph.com $25-$60

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Touch a Shark

and do some holiday shopping!

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A Candle Making Experience For All Ages Choose Your Shape • Choose the Color Wax Choose Your Scent

Perfect Gift Created By You! From the people who brought you “Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge”

1101 Pacific Ave, Ste C, Santa Cruz • 423-GLOW (4569)

GIVE THE GIFT OF CREATIVITY

Where else can you…? • Choose from a great selection of oceanthemed books and gifts for kids and adults • Hold a sea star; touch a live shark (really!) • Admire fair-trade scarves and jewelry • And, know that all of your purchases fund ocean education and conservation programs! After Hours Shopping Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5-7 PM

Also, don’t miss...

Guided Walk-In Projects Date Night at the Good Life Summer Clay Camps

Jingle Shells Arts & Crafts Festival Sunday, December 11, 2016 Noon to 5:30 PM

Ocean Discovery Shop

Full Memberships After School Clay Private Parties Corporate Offsites

Experience the beauty of clay goodlifeceramics.com | 831 515 7560

Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM End of Delaware Avenue past Natural Bridges 831-459-3800 • seymourcenter.ucsc.edu

3717 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz

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DOG LOVER A canine’s two favorite things are weird smells and something to chew on. That’s why Butch Huff of Westside Farm and Feed recommends the antlers of caribou, elk or deer as a perfect doggie gift. “They can last forever!” he says. Up at Earthwise Pet Supply, Brett Aeck says every dog will go crazy for a Bully Stick—made from a certain bovine unmentionable. Or maybe the dog lover in your life is without a pet right now, and looking for one—heck, maybe they’d even like your help picking one out. That’s a great excuse to drop in on the shelter at the Santa Cruz Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and give a dog something it needs the most: a new home.

ANTLERS WESTSIDE FARM AND FEED 817 Swift St., Santa Cruz 331-4160, westsidefarmandfeed.com $7.49-$31

BULLY STICKS EARTHWISE PET 266 Mt Hermon Road, Scotts Valley 708-1016, earthwisepet.com $3-$5

DOG SANTA CRUZ SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS 2685 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz 454-7200, spcasc.org $150-$300

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EROTIC ENTHUSIAST Supposedly, Santa only gives presents to the nice, but what about the naughty? This year, treat that special someone to something that would make St. Nick blush as red as his suit. From strength training to tantalizing toys that are both subtle and fashionable, here are some gifts that definitely should be opened in private. If you’d prefer not to get quite so intimate, but still want a decadent treat, grab a ticket or two (or hey, even a threesome!) for the Sin Sisters burlesque troupe.

VESPER NECKLACE PENDANT AND VIBRATOR PURE PLEASURE SHOP 111 Cooper St., Santa Cruz. 466-9870, purepleasureshop.com $72-$82

CALEXOTICS KEGEL TRAINING KIT CAMOUFLAGE 1329 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 423-7613, shopcamouflage.com $77

SIN SISTERS BURLESQUE TICKETS CATALYST CLUB 1101 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 429-4135, facebook.com/SinSistersBurlesque $15-$40

PERSONAL MASSAGER FRENCHY’S ADULT STORE 3960 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz 475-9221, frenchys.com $56.95

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FITNESS FANATIC Fitness lovers probably already have their exercises dialed in, but what about recovery? A foam Rumble Roller can be used to perform various movements like crunches, and its flexible bumps can mimic a deep tissue massage at the same time. A pair of Oofos recovery sandals can fool their wearers into thinking they are walking on clouds, while reducing stress on the knees, back and feet. And a gift certificate to Juicy Sweet allows the fitness freak in your life to choose his or her favorite smoothie, spiking insulin levels post-workout and leading to faster recovery.

RUMBLE ROLLER FOAM ROLLER OUTDOOR WORLD 1430 41st Ave., Capitola 479-1501, theoutdoorworld.com $69.95

OOFOS RECOVERY SANDALS SANTA CRUZ RUNNING COMPANY 1664 Soquel Drive, Suite B, Santa Cruz 462-8228, santacruzrunningcompany.com $44.95

GIFT CERTIFICATE JUICY SWEET 7518 Soquel Dr., Aptos 688-8000, juicysweetaptos.com $6.95 and up

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Give the Gift Of Play

Gifts For Sports Lovers

Baseball Gloves & Bats $24.99 & Up

The largest selection of new & used sporting goods in Northern California

Disc Golf Bags $14.99 & Up

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Complete Skateboards $34.99 & Up

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Skateboarding helmets $19.99 & Up

Youth Archery Sets $24.99 & Up

Dumbbells and Weight Plates Starting at $1.09/lb

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Your foodie friend is an adventurous eater, always exploring the scene for new gastronomic delights. You can count on them to know about that new place that just opened up—they’ve already been there a couple times and are friends with the chef. Didn’t you see their post about it on Instagram? So, for the holidays, turn the tables and surprise them with something new. Charming enamelware cocktail glasses to class up their backyard barbeques and camping trips, or that new product from the farmers market that you’re addicted to, will do the trick. This winter’s intimate Curated Feast event would be an unforgettable dining experience to share together.

FOODIE

ENAMELWARE MARTINI GLASS HIVE AND HUM 415-B River St., Santa Cruz 421-9028, hiveandhum.com $16

FERMENTED HOT PICKLES BURN HOT SAUCE burnhotsauce.com $8-$9

CURATED FEAST TICKETS thecuratedfeast.com February Feast Santa Cruz location TBD $95

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IT’S GREAT TO GIVE ...EVEN BETTER TO RECEIVE!

A Fresh Gift for the Holidays For every $100 in Back Nine gift cards you purchase, we’ll give you a $20 bonus coupon as our gift to you. Something for them… something for you – a great way to get more out of your holiday shopping budget. Offer good November 15 – December 15.

Emile Henry 4Qt. Stewpot $99.99

Pie Baking Dish $29.99

Featuring Emile Henry Ceramic Cookware • Cookware & Accessories • Teapots • Coffee Presses • Aprons • Cookie Cutters • Fine Cutlery • Wine & Accessories • Stocking Stuffers & much more! We carry top brands including Breville appliances

Back Nine Grill & Bar 555 Highway 17 (Pasatiempo Drive Exit) Santa Cruz www.backninegrill.com

(831) 423-5000

From The monks of New Camaldoli Hermitage

Famous gourmet cakes Order your Brandy-Dipped Fruitcakes and Date-Nut Cakes

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Orders Up to 150 People Call Now for Holiday Orders 831-359-7005

Kitchenware & more Mon. thru Sat. 10-7 Sun. 11-6 (Extended Holiday Hours) 94 Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center Aptos, CA • 831.685.1808

We are open for the holdays! Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve

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Call for Hours & Details contemplation.com/shop 866.886.0544

509 Bay Ave., Capitola (across from Gayle’s Bakery) Open: Mon-Sat 10-3 www.BuzenFoods.com

ZELDA’S

203 Esplanade In The Village 831-475-4900 | zeldasonthebeach.com

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GARDENER “I DIG” SNAPBACK TRUCKER HAT HOMELESS GARDEN PROJECT STORE

Your favorite gardeners have likely just harvested the last of their tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers. But that doesn’t mean their work is finished. Summer gardens need to be put to bed, plans for next year’s planting need to be made, and plenty of veggies—including chard, kale, beets and garlic—all grow well during the colder months. Poinsettias come to the San Lorenzo Lumber Garden Center every year around this time, and they make a beautiful holiday gift, as does the renowned Hari Hari digging knife. Or help them rep one of our finest local organizations, the Homeless Garden Project, with a hip snapback hat.

1120 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 426-3609, homelessgardenproject.org/shop $12

JAPANESE HORI HORI DIGGING KNIFE MOUNTAIN FEED & FARM SUPPLY 9550 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond 336-8876, mountainfeed.com $31.49

POINSETTIAS SAN LORENZO LUMBER GARDEN CENTER 235 River St., Santa Cruz 423-0223, sanlorenzolumber.com $4.99-$24.95

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FOOD BIN & HERB ROOM SUPPORTING LOCAL VENDORS

Great Gifts From: Bonny Doon Farm Laughing Candles Fish Princess Herbal Products & Development Jewelry by Leeba Flower Power Teas Rose of Sharon Body Butter

Always Open Late

happy holidays! GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Food Bin Grocery Store 9am - 11pm Herb Room 9am - 10pm Every Day

Great Gift Options Local Wine & Beer Supplements & Bodycare 831.685.3334 I 7506 SOQUEL DRIVE APTOS, CA OPEN EVERYDAY 8AM TO 8PM

1130 Mission St. Santa Cruz

Food Bin • 831.423.5526

Herb Room •831.429.8108

Give the gift of

Sustainability

Reusable Shopping Bags for your Key Ring and other Smart Reusable Products

Made from 100% recycled plastics

We complete the sustainability loop by donating a meaningful percentage of profits directly to our sister non-profit project Power2Sustain. P2S teaches and empowers K-12 students to value and sustain their natural world. www.power2sustain.org

Available at: New Leaf Markets, Staff of Life, Whole Foods and other awesome local Santa Cruz retailers

www.Bagito.co

We are two chicks committed to supporting the natural beauty movement! Come in, and experience our in-house handcrafted bath & body collection this holiday season along with other fine artisans that share our same passion in creating natural products for your bath, body, & home.

Open Tuesday-Sunday 745 41st Ave, Santa Cruz 831.345.7352 www.hipandchick.com

From holiday parties to yoga resolutions.

Support the sustainable clothing movement.

ECO GOODS • 1130 PACIFIC AVE. • DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ • 831-429-5758

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HIPSTER With their fixed gear bikes, handlebar mustaches, ironic outfits, hipsters are all around us. These trendy and purposefully awkward creatures love anything kitsch or retro. They drink craft beer, but rock a Pabst Blue Ribbon tattoo. These are the friends and loved ones who knew about everything before you (aka “before it was cool”) so this holiday season, indulge their idiosyncrasies.

VAN GOGH DISAPPEARING EAR MUG PALACE ART & OFFICE SUPPLY 1407 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 427-1550, gopalace.com $13.99

USED SEGA ARCADE GALLERY LEVEL UP VIDEO GAMES 113 Locust St., Santa Cruz 295-6239, levelupvideogames.com $24.95

CRAFT BEER LÚPULO CRAFT BEER HOUSE 233 Cathcart St., Santa Cruz 454-8306, lupulosc.com

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HOME DECORATOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY BY LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ART OF SANTA CRUZ Capitola Mall 1855 41st Ave., Capitola 515-7390, regionalartisansassoication.org $75-$190

DRIFTWOOD SUCCULENT PLANTERS

Shopping for home decorators has always been difficult—and that was before HGTV. Now, everyone has a style they identify with; some prefer modern, some prefer rustic, others prefer modern rustic. And let’s not even get into vintage and traditional. In short, people’s tastes are now more specific than ever, so it’s best to stick to items that defy stylization. Santa Cruz residents are sure to be proud of the beautiful place we live, so a fine art photographic print of a local scene would probably hit the mark. Everyone loves a house plant, especially one as cool and hip as a hanging air plant arrangement. And when they get done with all that hard work on home decor, an Oxygen Pillow can give them the deep sleep they need to recharge.

DIG GARDENS 420 Water St., Santa Cruz 466-3444, diggardens.com $20-$50

CHILEWICH PLACEMATS OR TABLE RUNNERS MODERN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN 925 41st Ave., Santa Cruz 475-6802, shopmodernlife.com $14-$125

OXYGEN PILLOW SC41 2647 41st Ave., Santa Cruz 464-2228, sc41.com $160

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Create a beautiful and natural look for your home, with Element’s quality hand made, eco-friendly, unique wood furniture and decor.

Hawaiian, Coastal and Tropical Furniture. Beach & Home Decor. Tropical Treasures & Gifts. NEW PRODUCT LINE: TURTLES! Proudly California’s largest Hawaiian style Tropical Furniture and Decor Store! 4500 square feet of merchandise

730 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95062 831-426-6102

Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 10am-4pm

service@elementhomefurnishings.com

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JEWELRY LOVER

We know that “good things come in small packages,” and the anticipation of jewelry contained within a tiny, gift-wrapped box is sure to thrill your loved ones. Dell Williams has brought the contemporary collection of big city designer John Iversen to our burg for the first time, and a piece from the “Jacks” collection would be a welcome surprise for the established jewelry collector or someone into wearable art. Meanwhile, TOKYObay watches deliver three elements rarely found together: high-fashion design, quality functionality and affordability. And if you’re thinking about popping the question this holiday, you’re guaranteed to make a huge impact with a custom-made engagement ring from Stephen’s Jewelers.

JACKS BY JOHN IVERSEN DELL WILLIAMS 1320 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 423-4100, dellwilliams.com $300 and up

CUSTOM-MADE ENGAGEMENT RING STEPHAN’S FINE JEWELRY 102 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz 458-9950, stephansjewelry.com Prices vary

TOKYOBAY WATCH APTOS JEWELERS 60 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos 688-6100, aptosjewelers.com $80-$150

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Find Unique Gifts at Clark's Auction Company

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Happy Holidays from UNIQUE ORIGINAL MERMAID DESIGNS In-House Screen Printed and Embroidered Clothing, Hats, Home Decor

Full estate and business liquidation services in addition to onsite auctions and estates sales. We do all the work so you don't have to.

“Shell” Phone: (831) 345-3162 718 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz HOLIDAY HOURS TUES-SUN 11-6 Instagram.com/Mermaid_Areli Etsy.com/shop/SantaCruzMermaidShop Facebook.com/SantaCruzMermaidShop

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Gift Certificates Available Glad Tidings and Cheer for the Holidays! Stop by Loot for unique gifts, holiday decor, vintage furniture, home decor, and Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.

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Check us out at any of these locations: Santa Cruz Capitola Village Capitola Mall 1301 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz (831) 460-9696

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Across from food court (831) 477-1932

Old Town Sacramento 1100 2nd St Sacramento (916) 443-2801

San Luis Obispo

850 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo (805) 784-0462

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MUSICIAN

VIC FIRTH FULL RANGE EARPLUGS STARVING MUSICIAN 1400 Ocean St., Santa Cruz 426-1975, starvingmusician.com $19.99

PRIVATE GUITAR/UKULELE LESSONS MIDTOWN GUITAR COMPANY 926 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz 621-2256, midtownguitar.com $140 for four 30-minute lessons

Hitting a high note with a gift for the musician in your life can be difficult. A pair of Vic Firth full range earplugs allows those high notes to be heard, while still preserving and protecting the organ vital for musical enjoyment and production: the ears. And lessons—especially private ones— help with the steep learning curve that comes with musicianship. A Zither artisan wooden guitar stand is a major stylistic upgrade over the traditional black plastic kind, and will turn your favorite musician’s guitar, bass or ukulele into a show piece that is sure to tie the room together.

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ZITHER FURNITURE QUALITY ARTISAN WOODEN STAND FOR GUITAR/BASS/ UKULELE JANSEN MUSIC 7960 Soquel Drive, Suite J, Aptos 724-4798, jansenmusicstore.com $149.99

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MYSTIC CRYSTAL BALL AIR AND FIRE 13124 Hwy. 9, Boulder Creek 338-7567, airandfire.com Various sizes, $5-600

Santa Cruz is a magical place, and by that we mean it’s a hotbed of mysticism. With four magic shops in town, it’s easy to find a gift for the mystic in your life, from the ever-popular tarot decks to iconic crystal balls. Boulder Creek’s Air and Fire shop offers a wide array of the latter, in all sizes and in various types of crystal. Said to project energy in all directions, they’re often used just for this purpose, but they are used for divination, too. The four magic shops in town also offer a wonderful variety of services and workshops, from tarot and crystal healing to aura readings and reiki.

MILLENNIAL GAIA STATUE BY OBERON ZELL ACADEMY OF ARCANA 428 Front St., Santa Cruz 291-4009, academyofarcana.com $96

WITCH’S BREW 80-HOUR SPELL CANDLES SERPENT’S KISS 423-5477, serpents-kiss.com $20

TAROT CARD READING AVALON VISIONS 208 Monterey Ave., Capitola 464-7245, avalonvisions.com Gift Certificate $30 for 15-minute reading

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Some presents don’t come in packages and take nine months to incubate. For those that have given themselves that little gift, there are all kinds of potential presents: strollers, baby clothes, play pens, mobiles, diapers, etc. But that’s what the baby shower is for, right? This holiday season, give that new family something they can enjoy that their other friends or relatives won’t think to give.

NEW PARENTS ROCKABYE BABY CDS STREETLIGHT RECORDS 939 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 421-9200, streetlightrecords.com $16.98

MY MOTHER WEARS COMBAT BOOTS: A PARENTING GUIDE FOR THE REST OF US’ BY JESSICA MILLS AK PRESS akpress.org $19.95

CHEWBEADS TEETHING NECKLACE CHILDISH SANTA CRUZ 1127 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 454-8208, childishsantacruz.com $36.95

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GIFTS FOR THE

OCEAN LOVER STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING LESSONS COVEWATER PADDLE SURF

Ah, the ocean lovers—as distinct from one another as waves. Some need to break through the frosty surface in sub-zero temperatures, some live it, breathe it, can’t tear themselves away, and some prefer to be topside with a beer or at a safe distance on the sand. They can be easy to please around the holidays—taking them to the ocean generally works—but if you’re up for extra brownie points, Santa Cruz offers plenty of sea-themed gifts. For the adventuresome, stand up paddle board lessons or outings are sure to please, and for the more advanced seafarers, maybe some stylish boating kicks from West Marine. For the die-hard surf dudes and dudettes—and because every ocean lover must also be down with ocean conservation (sorry, but you can’t love the ocean and pollute)—Ventana’s Save-a-Surf Wax Box houses all the small tools needed in a surfing emergency and it’s made from reclaimed wood from local businesses.

726 Water St., Santa Cruz. 600-7230, covewater.com $70

VENTANA SAVE-A-SURF BOX VENTANA SURFBOARDS ventanasurfboards.com $49.50

SNORKEL SETS WEST MARINE 2460 17th Ave., Santa Cruz 476-1800, westmarine.com $44.88-$79.95

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PHILANTHROPIST HOLIDAY WREATH So, about that friend of yours who spends their time and hard-earned cash giving back to their community? Chances are they only wish that they could give more. This December, give them something that lets them know how much you support that passion, like a donation in their name to a local nonprofit through Santa Cruz Gives. Or try a longtime Santa Cruz favorite, the holiday wreaths from the Homeless Garden Project’s store. Maybe your philanthropic friend would prefer a Give Back Basket, which ships full of local goodies and even lets you decide which nonprofit will receive a portion of the proceeds.

HOMELESS GARDEN PROJECT STORE 1120 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 831-426-3609, store. homelessgardenproject.org $7.50-$14.50

GIVE BACK BASKET ONLINE give-back-basket.myshopify.com $65-$175

A GIFT TO RECIPIENT’S FAVORITE LOCAL NONPROFIT IN THEIR NAME SANTA CRUZ GIVES santacruzgives.org $5-$1,000

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R o c k of ages Community-Wide Candle Lighting Celebration And FREE Chanukah Concert with the Rock Shabbat Band

Friday, December 16 at 7PM Everything you need for Chanukah Temple Beth El Gift Shop M-F 10 a.m.--4 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. -- noon Closed Saturday Holiday hours begin December 4th Call 831-685-2710 or 831-476-1154 for more info

• Bring your menorah • Bring your friends • Dance in the aisles • Sing out loud • All welcome

3055 Porter Gulch Rd, Aptos, CA (831) 479-3444 | www.tbeaptos.org Temple Beth El JCC is an inclusive and welcoming environment for people of all faiths. Please ask us about our voluntary membership contribution program!

Give the gift of your time to a child in foster care.

Give a basket... Build community! UNIQUE GIFT BASKETS FILLED WITH LOCAL ARTISANAL PRODUCTS By purchasing a Santa Cruz basket, you help support our local economy by supporting local artisans and local non-profits. WE GIVE BACK 5% OF THE PROCEEDS:

www.casaofsantacruz.org

• Teen Kitchen • Team G Pediatric Cancer Foundation • Stroke Center • Balance4Kids • Children's Discovery Center

Santa Cruz | 831.331.9455 givebackbasket.com 2016 | GOODTIMES.SC | SANTACRUZ.COM | HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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GIFTS FOR THE

SKATER

BADASS SKATEMOM T-SHIRT JUDI OYAMA’S BADASS SKATEMOM ONLINE SHOP badassskatemom.com $20

SCREAMING HAND 30TH ANNIVERSARY POSTER MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 705 Front St., Santa Cruz 429-1964, santacruzmah.org $20

SPEAQUA’S BARNACLE WIRELESS SPEAKER BERDELS 1233 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 425-2373, berdels.com $50-$74

If you’re at a loss about what to get a skater, you’re probably not paying enough attention: Santa Cruz is a hotbed of skate innovation, design and culture. There are plenty of gift ideas to be found locally, such as a wireless, waterproof speaker that sticks to any surface (including their favorite board). We also have deep roots in global skate culture, and industry vets like our own skate legend Judi Oyama and designer Jim Phillips have left a lasting mark. So support your local badass skatemom or skatedad, or give a nod to oldschool Santa Cruz with your own screaming hand 30th anniversary merch.

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TATTOO ENTHUSIAST Gone are the days when only sailors, carnies and the “seedy” underbelly of society sported colorful ink sewn into their skin. Today, it’s becoming increasingly rare not to have tattoos, much to the chagrin of certain parents and grandparents. The vibrant artistic medium has spawned a massive industry with conventions, magazines, television shows, and more, showcasing a culture based around something human beings have been doing since time immemorial. So whether that special someone is covered from head to toe or just rocks a butterfly or tribal band, give them something that will accent their ink and appeal to their wild side—or help them heal with the skin-cell-regenerating Repair Salve by local company Urb Apothecary, which acts like an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory shield of protection.

SKIN SALVATION REPAIR SALVE BY URB APOTHECARY ONLINE urbapothecary.com $18

PIN-UP GIRLS COMFORTER ONLINE sininlinen.com $129

GIFT CERTIFICATE TRUE ART TATTOO 1430 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz 426-8783, truearttattoo.com

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Look Fabulous This Holiday Season

Call Dr. Ana to book your $10/unit Botox visit.

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Facials . Makeup. Waxing. Lash Extensions

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Flexible appointment times available. 831-332-4642 SantaCruzComplexions.com 709 Frederick Street Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Women’s Fashion & Accessories - Gifts for the Unique woman 910 B Soquel Ave, Midtown 831.216.6366 • mme.ltd 2016 | GOODTIMES.SC | SANTACRUZ.COM | HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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GIFTS FOR THE

TECHIE

Tech gadgets are fun and useful. That’s why we spend so much time staring at them and noodling around on them. To add to our collective attention-span shortening, there’s a steady stream of newer, faster, shinier things to keep us preoccupied. Shopping for tech devices can end up in a stop at a big box store, or a few clicks on a website, but there are plenty of geeky alternatives available locally. And since a lot of geeks need to brush up on their communication skills, some appropriately themed magnetic poetry couldn’t hurt.

MICRO BL4DE AERIAL REMOTE CONTROL DRONE PAPER VISION 1345 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 458-1345 $39.99

GEEK MAGNETIC POETRY KIT PALACE ART & OFFICE SUPPLY 1407 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 427-1550, gopalace.com $11.95

ONE ZERO ONE COMPUTER PROGRAMMING GAME BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 423-0900, bookshopsantacruz.com $12

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Record collectors are always complicated to shop for. In theory, it should be easy—just buy them an LP, right? But maybe you don’t feel like picking one out, in which case you can surprise the audiophile in your life with one of these useful and unique ideas from Metavinyl and Streetlight Records. Or … buy an LP! There’s certainly lots at those two spots—and at Logos, which also has a great little selection of collectible vinyl on their back counter, where you can find things like rare Elvis, Beatles and Grateful Dead albums, or George Clinton’s 1960s pre-P-Funk Detroit sessions from when his group was called the Parliaments.

VINYL FETISHIST

MOBILE FIDELITY RECORD BRUSH METAVINYL 320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz 466-9027, metavinyl.com $20

PEOPLE RECORDS 45 CARRYING CASE STREETLIGHT RECORDS 939 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 421-9200, streetlightrecords.com $24.98

‘TESTIFYIN’’ BY THE PARLIAMENTS LOGOS BOOKS AND RECORDS 1117 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 427-5100, logosbooksrecords.com $30

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spas • massage • bodycare

Gift Certicates Hot Tub & Sauna Suites Skin and Body Care Skin Care Products Massage Starting at $16 order online, by phone or in house

Private Spas & Saunas overlooking a Japanese Garden

417 Cedar Street • 831-458-WELL

www.wellwithinspa.com

Book Your Holiday Parties Now! We use only fresh local organic ingredients.

It is our pleasure to share the simple goodness that is Italian cooking, with recipes straight f rom the homeland.

~Gift Certificates Available~

Full Bar • Extensive Wine List Open for Lunch & Dinner Daily Join us for Happy Hour Sun - Thurs 5pm-7pm 831.458.1212 | 740 FRONT ST. SUITE 100, SANTA CRUZ

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GIFTS FOR THE

WELLNESS GURU

Take a holistic approach when gifting health conscious friends and family—it’s all about treating mind, body and spirit. For instance, find a group like Farm Fresh to You, which provides year-long, certified organic produce delivered to their home or office. For lovers of dance and movement, with a bonus boost to heart health, gift 10 consecutive Zumba classes at Santa Cruz Dance Company. Or, indulge your giftee with non-toxic cosmetics and a makeup application lesson with Jane Iredale products—one of the first companies to join and sign the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

JANE IREDALE MAKEUP APPLICATION LESSON SKIN CARE PLEASURE POINT 871 41st Ave., Santa Cruz 475-1001, skincarepleasurepoint.com $35-$65

TEN ZUMBA FITNESS DANCE FITNESS CLASSES FOR 10 CONSECUTIVE DAYS SANTA CRUZ DANCE COMPANY Classes held at Pacific Arts Complex 1122 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz 234-4588, santacruzdancecompany.com $20 ($150 value)

GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR DELIVERY OF PRODUCE FARM FRESH TO YOU Delivered every week or every other week 800-796-6009, farmfreshtoyou.com $33 for a regular size box that serves a family of 2-4

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WINE LOVER PELICAN RANCH WINERY SUPER-SIZED BOTTLES PELICAN RANCH WINERY 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, Capitola 426-6911, pelicanranch.com Bottles are $15 - $150 each, plus 15-percent discount on wine to fill bottle.

CASE OF ROGUE RED BLEND WINE AT ANNUAL BOTTLE YOUR OWN EVENT RIVER RUN VINTNERS 65 Rogge Lane (off Hwy. 129), Watsonville 726-3112, riverrunwines.com $80 plus tax (with membership at no cost)

2013 COAST GRADE PINOT NOIR AND 2013 PARTNERS’ RESERVE SCM PINOT NOIR

Wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains thrive in a special mountain terroir and are known for their ability to age. So the more, the better, which means an oversized bottle (double magnum, jeroboam, salmanazar or nebuchadnezzar) of professor Phil Crew’s Pelican Ranch wine is an ideal gift. A River Run Vintner’s Club membership provides complimentary admission to J. P. Pawlowski’s annual Bottle Your Own Rogue Red event, held in November. Finally, you can go for the double gold with medal-winning wines from twins Peter and Paul Bargetto and partner Jon Morgan’s Soquel Vineyards.

SOQUEL VINEYARDS 8063 Glen Haven Road, Soquel 462-9045, soquelvineyards.com $39 each

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History tells us of that famous flight When Rudolph's nose lit up the night. But out in the cellar, Santa was thinking “What special wine would people be drinking?” The elves and the reindeer were gathered around In hopes that a holiday wine would be found. Then Rudy stepped forward, the place was ahush “Let's head to MJA,...and avoid all the rush!” “You're right,” Santa exclaimed, “MJA is the way Thanks, dear Rudy, you’ve saved the day!”

Deck the Halls with Freshly cut and Living Christmas Trees, Wreaths and Garlands. Locally Grown Poinsettias, Paper whites and Amaryllis. Adorable Ornaments & Great Gifts for Gardeners.

$5 OFF

ANY CUT CHRISTMAS TREE! $25 or more. Limit one per customer. Not valid with any other offers. Coupon valid only at Hidden Gardens.

Hidden Gardens Nursery

Come for a glass of wine while you shop! Give the gift of wine for a year with one of our kahuna wine club memberships fresh kona coffee beans authentic Hawaiian art Alternative apparel wine openers bottle covers cork tree ornaments special wine packs fresh Hawaiian candy

Mention this ad get (1) free tasting with a $100 purchase! black friday thru December 24th only

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GIFTS FOR THE

YOGI

YOGA MAT BAG It’s no secret that Santa Cruz loves yoga. From the multitude of studios to the uncountable number of people walking around town in yoga pants, the meditation exercise based on ancient texts has become a way of life. But what to get the yogi who already has everything? Don’t worry, we’ve picked some unique gifts to fit the lifestyle of the contortionist. After all, what better gift to give than a calming lamp, or a carrying case for your yogi’s mat? If they enjoy the month of unlimited classes, they can tell the instructor, “Nah, I’m a stay” and take more.

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NECTAR CREATIONS 1325 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 425-3886, nectarcreations.com $25

HANGING BLOOMING LOTUS LAMP OM GALLERY 1201 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 425-9107, omgallery.com Prices Vary

ONE MONTH UNLIMITED CLASS PASS DIVINITREE YOGA STUDIO 1043 Water St., B, Santa Cruz. 421-0518, divinitree.com $135

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E X T R A O R D I N A R Y H O L I D AY G I F T S Beautiful Succulent and Terrarium Creations. Festive Ornaments. Modern Home Décor. Contemporary Pottery. Fountains and Plants for Indoors and Out.

420 Water Street Santa Cruz 831.466.3444 | diggardens.com | Open Daily 10-6

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