Holiday Gift Guide 13

Light up that special someone’s season this year with McClave Jewelers Diamond Halo Pendant in 14K White Gold (starting at $395) and matching Diamond Halo Earrings in 14K White Gold (starting at $595). Specializing in custom jewelry, McClave’s offers seasonal specials through the New Year of up to 75 percent off. Visit them at the Oaks Mall or online at

Sunland Vintage Wines are the perfect mate for any holiday occasion. Mix and match their 16 unique award-winning wines, ranging from a light and delicate Albarino to a rich, bold Old Vine Zin with distinctive flavors that Zin lovers can’t get enough of and everything in between, like their 2012 Montepulciano. Visit their tasting room for 20 percent case price discounts on all wines. Visit them at 1321 Thousand Oaks Blvd. or online at

Rootementary’s $60 Root Refresh and Elementary Blow Dry makes it easy to spruce up for the holidays without spending a fortune. Great as a pampering gift for family or friends or treat yourself to a luxurious timeout during this busy season. Offer valid through Dec. 31. Call 805.557.7668 or visit (Use code Life200).

Ventura Limoncello Company’s award-winning, artisan, all-natural citrus liqueurs are made from Ventura County citrus and Limoncello’s 3rd generation Italian family recipe. Traditionally served as an after dinner cordial, Ventura Limoncello’s full citrus flavor makes them a great cocktail mixer, perfect for any holiday gathering. 
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Looking for the perfect gift for the snowboarder in your life? Whether newbies or seasoned pros, their collective derrieres will be covered with the ButtShield. Literally! This unique, creative, whimsical and useful gift is sure to be remembered for years to come. Made to fit comfortably in the seat of your pants, the ButtShield helps reduce impact and provides thermal insulation—a comfortable rider is a happy rider. Available in three sizes: ButtShield, BootyShield and BumShield, there’s no better way to let someone know you’ve got their back(side)! $16.95-$24.95 at

Sarah Horowitz Parfums’ Perfect Veil is a melding of natural citrus notes, sandalwood, vanilla and musk that can be worn alone or layered with any fragrance to give it longevity and a sheer, soft skin-like quality. This bestselling fragrance has captured the hearts of both celebrities and countless others, including Madonna, Jennifer Garner and fashion guru Rachel Zoe, who declared Perfect Veil her favorite fragrance on her eponymous style site, The Zoe Report. An effortless fragrance that is as “perfect” on the beach as at a black tie event, Perfect Veil is available as a pure oil roll-on for $40, 1.7-oz eau de parfum for $75 and a Shea Butter Body Crème for $48. Custom-created fragrances also make a unique and memorable gift and include a one-hour session with a perfumer to formulate a signature scent, a mini pure oil roll-on and a .5-oz eau de parfum. Visit their Westlake Village Watercourt location or online at

Chocolats du CaliBressan’s Holiday Special treats are made exclusively by Jean Michel Carré. Their 10-inch tall dark chocolate, almond puffed rice crunch layered Christmas tree, with foil-wrapped ornaments of dark chocolate and soft salted caramel with a white chocolate and passion fruit star on top serves as a fun centerpiece for the holiday table or as a gift to that dark chocolate lover! Their dark chocolate and eggnog “Sapin” (Christmas tree in French) is another sweet treat for any holiday lover! Once you’re in Chocolats du CaliBressan, you’re in for life!! Visit their Carpinteria or Santa Barbara locations or online at

Because of Hope celebrates empowered Ugandan women by selling their vivid handmade jewelry and bags in the U.S. As 100 percent of proceeds go to BOH’s empowerment programs, buyers directly impact the Ugandan women who created their necklace or bag! Visit their online store:

Give the gift of education this holiday season and help Ugandan children break the cycle of poverty! (Donors will receive a student photo and information about the impact of the gift.) Just $25 pays for three children’s required school uniforms in Uganda, and $50 pays for two children’s school supplies for the entire year.

For an impressive array of unique gifts, from a USB-charged light beanie to handmade rolling pins, visit Their innovative and original gifts offer something for everyone on your shopping list.