The MiresBall 2015 Holiday Gift Guide
The holidays are right around the corner. Have you finished your shopping? Our gift to you: a carefully curated (last-minute) gift guide for everyone on your list.
For the best listen-on-the-go device, you can’t go wrong with SRH144 headphones by legendary audio brand Shure. Featuring extended range audio with enhanced high-frequency response, these collapsible and portable headphones will be sure to please the audiophiles on your list. And if you feel like splurging on that special someone, the Shure KSE1500 earphones are top-of-the-line and well worth the wait—preorder now to get them before they’re released in stores/online January 7. From $39 and $2999, respectively.
Need a t-shirt or hat with surfer cred? Bird’s is your shed. When other shops have made you feel like a fish out of water, Bird’s is the hidden gem to make your surf dreams come true. Inspired by the SoCal surf community, this surfboard-lined shop has everything you’ll need whether you’re barely making it out of the lineup or you’ve achieved surf superstar status. From $25.
Because FISH TACOS. Who doesn’t love fish tacos? With a new look, flavorful food and friendly service, these local hot spots are a must. For a taste of San Diego’s finest seafood and authentic sense of community, it doesn’t get better than Brigantine Seafood and Oyster Bar. Or if the spirit of Mexico is what you’re looking for, Miguel’s Cocina is your north of the border spot. From $25.
When your big box brew is just not going to cut it, you can’t go wrong with 2014 World Beer Cup champion, Coronado Brewing Company. A pioneer of “West Coast” beer, Coronado Brewing has helped put San Diego at the center of the craft beer scene with its innovative, bold brews. So this holiday season, invite your friends to Stay Coastal with a pint of the brewery’s famous Mermaid Red Ale. From $10.
This season give the gift of art. With its innovative artist in residency program, the Lux Art Institute is redefining the museum experience for all art lovers. A membership will help support the arts community while enriching your sense of culture. And don’t forget to visit the Lux Store for a range of one-of-a-kind artist-crafted objects! Can’t go wrong with this one. From $50.
Have you ever dreamed of a world where your smartphone was not just your go-to for phone calls, email and news, but also your house key? Well, dream no more because Kwikset’s Bluetooth electronic lock Kevo is now a reality. A smartphone in your pocket and a touch of the deadbolt will unlock your freedom from perpetually lost keys. Do yourself a favor: give yourself the gift of convenience. From $199.
Shopping for the home renovator on your list? Make sure to stop by your nearest PIRCH store. This innovative home-appliance retailer is changing the game by offering an elevated experience that inspires you to “feather your nest” with items that bring joy to your home. So pick up a latte from their in-store barista, and get ready to see appliances in a whole new light. Who knew home goods could be so beautiful? Prices vary.
For the person who has it all: a donation supporting sustainability advocate I Love A Clean San Diego is just want Santa ordered. Your contribution, big or small, helps the 501(c)(3) nonprofit design and implement environmental education programs that bring awareness to regional issues such as water conservation, pollution prevention and waste reduction. So this year, put your philanthropic passion in action by helping keep San Diego clean. From $25.|