How is it already the season of holiday shopping? We’re not entirely sure—wasn’t it just high summer?—but we know that a getaway on the American Riviera here at Mar Monte Hotel can happily double as a chance to make some real headway on this year’s holiday list.

Our boutique Santa Barbara, CA hotel, part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection and situated just steps away from the beachfront, puts you within ready reach of this gorgeous, culturally vibrant region’s diverse shopping destinations.

Those include no shortage of smaller, independently owned boutique and specialty shops that give you the chance to stock up on one-of-a-kind gifts—including (no judgment) gifts for yourself!

Great boutique shopping is easy to come by in Santa Barbara and its surrounds, and there are far too many wonderful businesses to list. Instead, here are some fine examples that suggest the diversity of wares you can be browsing for…

Santa Barbara Gift Baskets (230 Magnolia Ave, Goleta, CA)

Delight somebody with a thoughtfully curated taste of the American Riviera with Santa Barbara Gift Baskets, offering custom gourmet gift packages featuring local food, wine, craft beers, spa products, and other representative treasures celebrating place and the good things in life. The company delivers locally and ships nationwide!

LOVEWORN (11 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA)

Head for Santa Barbara’s vibrant Funk Zone to check out hand-made, absolutely one-of-a-kind artisan couture clothing and a killer selection of vintage denim at LOVEWORN. From custom blazers, dresses, and screen-printed tees to the perfect pair of jeans, LOVEWORN’s boutique is a paradise when it comes to crafting a head-turning, completely-you getup.

Global Gardens (3570 Madera St, Santa Ynez, CA)

In downtown Santa Ynez, you’ll find the Global Gardens Tastings & Provisions Shop, a delightful destination offering tastings of the company’s lauded, locally produced organic extra-virgin olive oil as well as that good stuff for sale, along with California balsamic fruit vinegars, delish spreads, spices, organic snacks, and more.

Cutler’s Artisan Spirits (137 Anacapa St, Ste D, Santa Barbara, CA)

From whiskey, gin, and vodka to liqueurs, you can stock up on exceptional local small-batch spirits at this craft distillery located in the Funk Zone. Cutler’s Artisan Spirits maintains a tasting room as well as a little gift shop.

The Vintage Fox (609 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA)

Look for the blue Victorian house on Chapala Street in Downtown Santa Barbara to track down the hand-selected gems of Ashley Fox’s Vintage Fox, selling meticulously curated vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, gifts, and other one-of-a-kind treasures.

Sands Boutique (19 E. Canon Perdido St, Ste A, Santa Barbara, CA)

Shop for ultra-chic resortwear, beachwear, and swimwear at Sands Boutique, which puts an emphasis on sustainably and ethically made eco-friendly luxury clothing for both men and women.

Use Mar Monte Hotel as Your Home Base for Santa Barbara Boutique Shopping

Join us at Mar Monte Hotel for boutique hospitality and indulge in some boutique shopping around the American Riviera: the perfect combo, for this time of year especially!


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