Gift Guide: Our Editors’ picks for the 2023 holiday season

See what Editors Monica and Michael are shopping this year.

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Here’s what your local news team wants to unwrap this year.

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Happy December. We thought we’d ring in the most festive month of the year appropriately — with holiday gift guides featuring our editors’ top present picks.

Scroll to shop, get inspired, and maybe even snag a locally made gift or two, courtesy of Monica’s and Michael’s exquisite taste.

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Torrey Pines Candle, $34 | “Torrey Pines is one of my favorite hiking spots in SD, and so great in the winter when the weather is cooler.”

San Diego Skyline Cocktail Glasses, $39.99 | “These rocks glasses are perfect for a cozy cocktail — like a classic Old Fashioned.”

San Diego Print, $12+ | “I love a good piece of wall art — and this one features so many local landmarks that make SD special.”

San Diego Padres Leopard Hat, $31.99 | “It’s getting a tad cooler (by SD standards, of course), so this Padres beanie is perfect for winter while still reppin’ our city.”

San Diego Wave FC Bold Scarf, $34.99 | “This San Diego Wave FC scarf will keep you warm and give you some cute gear to rock next season at Snapdragon Stadium.”

Charcuterie Board Gift Set, $39.99 | “Charcuterie should be its own food group — this cute board is perfect for creating a holiday grazing spread.”

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Sunset Cliffs Candle, $34 | “Sometimes, the weather prevents us from seeing the sunset, but this candle makes me feel like I’ve made a trip to Sunset Cliffs to watch the sun go down.”

San Diego Mug, $22 | “I love waking up with local news and coffee, and this mug helps me celebrate my love of those two things.”

Major Darling Dog Collar, $34 | “My dog love collars, and this gives him a splash of color and style.”

EyeVac Home Touchless Vacuum, $149 | “This touchless vacuum knows when I’ve kicked dirt under it, because let’s be honest, I don’t wanna bend over a pick it up. What is this? 2011?”

100 Foods of the World Scratch Off Poster, $24.99 | “I love trying new foods, and this poster gives me ideas of new dishes to taste. I can scratch off each item after I’ve tried it.”

San Diego Padres Jogger Pants, $49.99 | “These joggers are super comfortable, and make me feel okay about leaving the house in sweatpants because I show off my Padres pride.”

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Think we’d let the fun stop there? Shop even more editors’ picks, featuring the gifts our National Content team has their eyes on this month.

Brianna: “I’ve recently ditched the purse for a fanny pack to go totally hands-free while walking around town, which is why I’m eyeing these colorful fanny packs from Burlaep. (Pair it with this cute embroidered baseball cap and you’ve got a perfect city ‘fit.)”

Dayten: “We just moved, and I still have to build my reading nook: Methodical’s Ethiopian blend (which I’ve tried, and loved) and some elegant, renter-friendly decor.”

Emily: “I love waking up with a warm cup of chai tea in the morning — especially when it’s in a cute squirrel mug.”

Jessa: “Everyone loves a big fancy candle. Plus, get some decorative matches to... match.”

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