Last minute stocking stuffers. Check out the Ultimate Venice Gift Guide!

Give the gift of Venice!

It is that time of year where people seem to want things.  Moreover, they want you to buy or make them things!  Regardless of how we got here, this is the hand we are playing.  So, if you are all the way broke and can’t even pay attention, get crafty and create something.  Perhaps a drawing and a heartfelt poem would be just the thing. But, if you do have some cash to spend on your loved ones, spend it locally.  That’s right!  Patronize your local Venice merchants for all your holiday gift giving needs.  Here is a handy list to help out!  From  Sushi and Sake to marijuana to margaritas, this list has something for everyone!

Everyone will love a James’ Beach gift card!  

A 23 year Venice Landmark of new American comfort food. Friendly bar serve generous drinks; beach brunch, classic patio, weekend scene, famous fish tacos!  A James’ Beach gift card is a must! Purchase a James’ Beach gift cards, and receive a FREE $20 bonus card, for every $100 in gift cards you purchase

Give the gift of health at Modo Yoga!  Calm. Fit. Inspired. 

We are three socially and environmentally conscious hot yoga studios that are part of the Modo Yoga family. We aim to collectively change the world one sweaty yoga class at a time. Modo Yoga is a form of hot yoga that combines the precision of therapeutic yoga and the foundations of traditional yoga in a specially heated room. The series is a cardiovascular workout that strengthens, tones and loosens the muscles, while calming the mind and reducing stress.

Adorn your family and friends at Aesthetic Ambition.

The westside’s best piercing studio, using the highest quality USA made gold & titanium jewelry.  11am-8pm 7 days/week

Give the gift of green happiness from Green Goddess Collective!  

The Green Goddess has a fantastic selection of edibles, flowers, wax and more, including daily deals.The Green Goddess Collective – Providing safe access to the highest quality medicine in the heart of Venice since 2006!   .

 Simmzy’s Beer Club!

If anyone on your list likes beer you have to  get them a membership to the Simmzy’s Beer Club!

It is  super cool!  You get an extra 4 oz. every pour, quarterly beer kits, invites to exclusive events, bigger pours for your friends and too many more cool things to list.  Merry Beermas!

And while your at it, pick up a gift card from Simmzy’s Venice  too!

Something for the dogs and cats at Bruno’s!  

Check out locally owned, eco-friendly Bruno’s Dog and Cat Boutique!  Awesome food, treats, and locally made accessories for your best  buddy. They sell only the best for your buddy’s health.  And, they have gift cards available!

Have a staycation at the best hotels in Venice! 

The Cadillac Hotel, Hotel Erwin, and Venice Breeze Suites all offer gift cards for rooms.

A swanky affair at High Rooftop Lounge and Erwin’s Kitchen  

Give the gift of great food and drinks high above the Pacific with a gift card to  High Rooftop Lounge or Erwin’s Kitchen and Cocktails at Hotel Erwin.  Chill out under the stars, with heat lamps and blankets on their comfy couches while sipping hot toddy’s with warm bodies!

Sushi and Sake from Hama Sushi makes ’em smile!

Purchase $100 gift card from Hama Sushi and get $20 Hama Gift Card with your purchase for your next visit!  Treat yourself and friends!

The Waterfront Venice

The Waterfront Venice is dedicated to quality offerings and relaxed community hangs. Established in 1995 as a primary local hangout and foreign destination, The Waterfront is known for its casual cuisine, cold beer, and comfortable surroundings. The restaurant has been through various era’s of Venice’s history and continues to remain anchored as a local destination with authentic California vibes.

Brennan’s Bucks buy a whole lot of good times!

Everyone’s favorite Irish pub has it all: turtle races, a huge outdoor patio and astro turf lawn for games and dogs, live music, UFC fights, free pizza Friday’s, yoga classes, $12 AYCE taco Tuesdays, and more!   Give yourself or your buddy a gift card packed with Brennan’s Bucks, and give them a good time!

Treat your friends to a day in Venice with Jay’s Rentals.

Jay’s rentals is the place to go when you’re looking for excitement, Jay’s has been catering to locals and tourists alike since 1996.  For only $22, you can rent a bike for the entire day or  get the Venice Beach Fun day pass for $45 which allows you to: cycle, skate and surf!  This pass also includes a wetsuit rental and luggage storage!  Grab your pass at Jay’s Rentals from 7am to 8pm and have 13 whole hours of Venice Beach… FUN!

Adopt-a-Bulb on the Venice Sign! 

When Abbot Kinney officially introduced the world to Venice-of-America in 1905 he did it in style.  Across Windward Avenue at Pacific (then Trolley Way), 3-foot high letters glowed to electric life and spelled out the place to be on that 4th of July – in VENICE.  Historic Windward Avenue with its Italianate architecture and colonnade began life as the entrance to the wonderful amusement pier.  Today it remains our gateway to the remarkable scene known throughout the world as Venice Beach.

Crab legs for Christmas at Tony P’s Dockside Grill! 

Tony P’s Dockside Grill gift card is the perfect answer!   For every $100 in gift cards you buy, receive a $25 bonus gift card to give or keep for yourself!!

Get wired at the Cow’s End Cafe!

How about a gift card to the Cow’s End Cafe for the coffee drinker in your life?!  The Cow’s End has awesome caffeinated drinks and fantastic food as well.

Give the gift of a great time at The Sidewalk Cafe! 

People watching, food, drinks, and a front row seat on the Venice boardwalk is what you get with a gift card to The Sidewalk Cafe!

Here is a great book on Venice, California history!    

Pick up a copy of Jeffrey Stanton’s book “Venice, California – Coney Island of the Pacific.” The book contains over 300 photographs, mostly B/W, but a few in color appeared as postcards or are more recently taken photos by the author. Purchase it directly from Jeffrey Stanton at [email protected]

Give the gift of health with Muscle Beach and Muscle Beach Juice Bar!

Explore for Muscle Beach apparel, protein, supplements.  All Muscle Beach Nutrition® products are tested at the toughest proving ground in the world, the legendary epicenter of strength and fitness – California’s Muscle Beach Venice.  Free CRTN-3 when you buy a Pre-Train.

Muscle Beach Juice Bar:  They have cleanses, organic salad, cold pressed juice, shots, Wheatgrass, smoothies, breakfast burritos, coconuts and more! And, it is perfect timing to get the new year off on the right step! Grab the iconic orange Muscle Beach dumbbell cup for your favorite smoothie drinking workout fiend.  And, while you are there, power up on wheatgrass and ginger shots, fresh juice, smoothies, protein shakes, peanut butter and jelly, breakfast burritos, vegetarian options, more!  Muscle Beach Juice Bar is located on the Venice Beach Boardwalk across from the world famous Muscle Beach Gym.  1809 Oceanfront Walk.  Venice, Ca 90291. Explore for additional gift ideas for all your fitness enthusiasts!

Give the ultimate beach day experience with Beach Now!

They are the ultimate personal beach concierge, handling everything you need for a stress-free day in the sun. Beach Now provides and sets up all the essentials like lounge chairs, umbrellas and towels as well as luxuries like Bluetooth speakers, magazines games, and more.

Stoke your fitness friend with a Gold’s Gym Venice membership!  They have everything over there:  group classes, weights, kettlebells, plyometrics equipment, machines, battle ropes, and more!

Pick up some authentic Venice Boardwalk souvenirs, knick knacks, trinkets, and oddities for that special someone!  

Give the gift of time!  Spend a day with your loved one and explore Venice with the Venice Activities Checklist and map


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