Last-Minute O.C. Holiday Gift Guide

Still have some shopping to get done before Christmas? No judgment—we’ve all been there! Here are a few suggestions for local gifts you can get just in the nick of time.


Moulin’s Holiday Market

Owner and French ex-pat Laurent Vrignaud has curated a Parisian Holiday market of fine pastries, luxurious French chocolates, and tableware sourced from Paris. Shop a selection of customizable holiday baskets ($20 to $300). 1000 N Bristol St., Newport Beach, CA, 949-474-0920

Stocking Stuffers from The Soul Project

Shop adorable pins, keychains, soaps, and journals, all under $25. 1516 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949-494-0489,

Mago Hot Sauce

Made in Laguna Beach, these habanero and Thai pepper sauces add just enough heat ($7 to $8). At The Butchery in Brea, Costa Mesa, and Newport Coast, and Irvine Ranch Market in Newport Beach,

Manassero Farms

Try sage honeycomb ($21), cinnamon creamed honey ($13), and infused dipping oils ($19.50). 15670 Jeffrey Road, Irvine,

Pernicious Pickling Co.

Pucker up for brined cauliflower, beets, and other crisp veggies made in Costa Mesa ($10).  At Whole Foods in Fashion Island, and Blackmarket Bakery in Costa Mesa and Santa Ana,

Lucha Frutos

Wrestling its way into the snack industry, Lucha Frutos offers Mexican-inspired dried fruits, mixed nuts, and candy. We love the spicy peanuts, peas, and churritos mix and the chile watermelon gummy bears. $5 to $7. At Elado in Anaheim,

Blessed Booch

Along with its “farm to bottle” philosophy, blessed booch infuses its kombucha with a multitude of medicinal herbs to enhance its health benefits and flavors. We love the sweet strawberry, vanilla, and cardamom. $7 to $16, 16 and 32 ounces. At Laguna Beach Farmers Market this Saturday, December 23rd.

Schmid’s Fine Chocolates

Nine-piece dark chocolate candy cane box, $20. 99 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente,

Noods Noods Noods

Foodbeast’s Asian food festival is coming to Downtown Santa Ana on Jan. 27. Look for some of the best noodle dishes from a roster of Orange County restaurants. Purchase tickets, including VIP packages, at

Blinking Owl

Spirits from Blinking Owl Distillery are made from scratch using locally sourced grain. We love Aquavit, OC Orange (vodka infused with whole Valencia oranges), and Old Tom Barrel Vacationed Gin. $35 to $40 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, The Mixing Glass at SoCo, and their Santa Ana tasting room,

Black Label Keg Brewing Co. Cold Brew

The strategic blend of 80 percent Colombian and 20 percent French roast coffee beans gives the cold brew from Fullerton’s Black Label Keg Brewing Co. a silky smooth, mellow taste we love.$3 to $6, 12 ounces. At Pie Dog in downtown Fullerton, and Honey & Butter,

Anaheim Ducks

Buy tickets online for home games December 27, 29, and 31, or wait for the next home stand January 17, 19, 21, 23 or 25. Starting at $40 and up to $372. Check out for promo packs starting at $31.



Gift Card Deals at Restaurants

Craft House

Get a $10 coupon for yourself when you buy a $100 gift card

34094 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point,

Philly’s Best

Get a $5 bonus when you buy $25

Locations in Aliso Viejo, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Irvine, Lake Forest, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, Santa Ana,

Meat Up BBQ

Get a collectors glass and a free pour when you buy a $50 gift card

1450 N Kraemer Blvd, Placentia,


Get a $5 bonus when you buy $25 or get a $25 bonus when you buy $100

7490 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach,


King’s Fish House

Purchase $100 gift card; receive $20 bonus

Locations in Orange, Huntington Beach and Laguna Hills,

Fish Camp

Purchase $100 gift card, receive $20 bonus

16600 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach,

Hopdoddy Burger

Purchase $25 gift card, receive $5 bonus

At the Tustin Market Place and Fashion Island,

Brunos Italian Kitchen

This Saturday, December 23, purchase a $50 gift card and receive a free $20 gift card, or purchase $100 worth of gift cards and receive two $20 gift cards for free.

210 W. Birch St., Brea,

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen

This Saturday, December 23, get a free $20 gift card with a $50 gift card purchase, or two $20 gift cards with a $100 gift card purchase.

Locations in Brea and Irvine,

Old Vine Café

$25 gift card for every $100 gift card purchased from now through Christmas Eve.

The Camp, 2937 Bristol St. Suite A-102, Costa Mesa,

The Butchery

The Butchery has partnered with local nonprofit Bracken’s Kitchen to give back this holiday season. Mention “Bracken’s Kitchen” when pre-ordering a selection of holiday meats in-store or by phone, and The Butchery will donate a meal to someone in need through Bracken’s Kitchen.

Three locations in Costa Mesa, Brea, and Crystal Cove,

North Italia

Buy $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus card.

2957 Michelson Dr, Irvine,

The Loop

Free churro with purchase of a $25 gift card.

9729 Bolsa Ave, Westminster,

Afters Ice Cream

Free Milky Bun with purchase of a $25 gift card

In Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Irvine, Tustin,

Bagels & Brew

$5 Bagel Bucks for every $25 gift card (Bagel Bucks are redeemable in January and February)

In Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo,

Elbows Mac N’ Cheese

Free side dish with purchase of $25 gift card. $20 gift card back for every $100.

215 W Birch St., Brea,

Jimboy’s Tacos

$5 Bonus Card with purchase of a $25 gift card.

215 W Birch St., Brea,

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong

Free meal item for $100 gift card. Free meal item and $10 voucher for $200 gift card. Free meal item and $20 voucher for $300 gift card. Free meal item, $40 voucher and 2 front of line passes for $300 gift card. Free meal item, $50 voucher and 4 front of line passes for $500 gift card.

In Irvine and Buena Park,

TAPS Fish House & Brewery

For every $100 in gift cards purchased through December 31st, receive a certificate for a complimentary Sunday Brunch—a $38.99 value. Free brunch valid from Jan. 1, 2018 through Nov. 30, 2018; gratuity not included. Not valid on holidays.

At Irvine Marketplace and Brea Downtown,

Water Grill

For every $100 in gift card purchases you will receive a $20 bonus card to use in the New Year. Bonus cards are redeemable from January 1-Mar 31, 2018. Gift cards can be used at any King’s Seafood restaurant.

Across from South Coast Plaza, 3300 Bristol St, Costa Mesa,

Antonello Ristorante & Enoteca Lounge, Quattro Caffé

10 percent back on every $100 spent on Antonello Specialty Restaurant Group gift cards. In addition to the 10 percent bonus card, purchases of $500 or more will also include a 375 ml bottle of Hello Kitty Sweet Pink wine and purchases of $1000 or more will include a limited-edition 750 ml bottle of Hello Kitty Sparkling Rose. Gift cards are available for purchase at both Antonello Ristorante and Quattro Caffé.

Antonello Ristorante & Enoteca Lounge: 3800 S Plaza Drive, Santa Ana,

Quattro Caffé: South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St.,

Leatherby’s Café Rouge

Spend $100 on gift cards, get an additional $20 bonus card. Bonus cards are redeemable January 2-March 31, 2018 and restrictions apply.

At Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa,

Morton’s The Steakhouse

For every $250 in gift cards, receive a $50 reward card to be used through May 2018. Rewards cards are valid January 1- May 31, 2018. Not valid on Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day. Not valid on gift card purchases $500 or more. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

South Coast Plaza,

Season’s 52

Buy $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus card to use in the New Year. You’ll also receive a 10 percent bonus gift card when you spend $500 or more. Bonus Card valid for use in-restaurant January 2-March 31, 2018. Other terms and restrictions may apply.

South Coast Plaza,

The Cure

Free bottle of select wine with reservation for five or more Friday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Dec. 24.

7862 Warner Ave Ste 101, Huntington Beach,

Veggie Grill

Receive a $10 Rewards Card for every $40 gift card purchased through Dec. 31.

Locations in Irvine and Laguna Niguel,















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