holiday gifts

It can be tough picking out the perfect gifts for men; whether it’s for your dad, brother, husband, friend, or grandfather. When it comes to finding the right present, you want it to show how much you love them and care about finding something that really fits into their lifestyle. Gifting experiences rather than just things is unique, so we’ve gone ahead and picked out some great gifts for men in San Diego that will help you make the most of any special occasion.

Golf Membership at Rancho Bernardo Inn

For the guy who just can’t get enough tee time in – the 18-hole Championship Golf Course at nearby Rancho Bernardo Inn was recently renovated and has hosted both PGA and LPGA events. If he wants to brush up on his skills, they also offer golf instruction courses and Golf Clinics taught by PGA Professionals. Memberships range in price and features, starting with the annual JC Golf Player’s Card (which provides weekday play privileges or anytime privileges, depending) and a full-on Resort Membership, which includes the same Discount Golf privileges as the JC Players Card along with access to all the amenities offered at the resort.

If you’re looking for less of a commitment, you can also book a one-use Tee Time for him in advance. It takes all the stress out of planning and would be a great gift for someone who doesn’t get out on the green as much as he’d like. The Inn is located at 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive in San Diego, and is just a quick drive for anyone in the Carmel Mountain Ranch, Black Mountain Ranch, or 4S Ranch area. For more information on the Inn and their golf memberships, visit their website.

Bernardo Winery Gift Certificate

Bernardo Winery is located in Rancho Bernardo and features several boutique shops, cafés, art galleries, and even the Rancho Bernardo Historical Society Museum all on-site! Side note/fun fact: it’s the oldest winery in Southern California, and also happens to be one of the best wineries in San Diego County. Wandering through their outdoor art pieces while doing some wine tasting is a great way to spend the day.

This is an awesome gift for any wine connoisseur in your life! The on-site Tasting Room offers Gift Certificates, Custom Gift Baskets, and an assortment of Wine Boxes that are all available for purchase. Visit their website or give them a call to buy a Gift Certificate or get details on how to make a personalized Gift Basket.

Men’s Facial Treatment at 18/8 San Diego

Few things are more relaxing than a facial. Our luxurious facial treatments at 18/8 4S Ranch are tailored specifically to men and feature all the key ingredients for a relaxing experience. The 45-minute facial treatment begins with an in-depth cleansing and exfoliation, followed by a hydrating moisturizer treatment, and finishes off with a relaxing neck, shoulder, and scalp massage. A gift card for a facial treatment is a unique gift for the man in your life that’s always stressed out (let’s face it, we all know at least one!).

To pick up a gift card or gift certificate, visit us at 10543 4S Commons Dr., Ste #176, San Diego or give us a call at (858) 914-5418.

Gym Membership Gift Card

Know a guy who’s always talking about wanting to get in shape, but is too busy to make it happen? Then give him the gift of health! A gift card to nearby LA Fitness (there’s a location right across the street from 18/8 San Diego) can be used towards payment for new and existing fitness memberships and new training memberships. Just pick a dollar amount and the gift card is sent directly to their email inbox – so you don’t have to worry about remembering to pick it up or getting it to the recipient.

If he isn’t a gym person and isn’t a fan of the normal workout machines, the gym also offers personal training and group fitness classes like Aqua Fit, Boot Camp Conditioning, cycling, kickboxing, yoga, and several others. To purchase a gift card or for more information, check out

For the rock climber, there’s an indoor rock climbing gym nearby that also offers gift certificates! Vertical Hold has locations in Poway and San Marcos.

Color Me Mine Gift Card

If you’re looking gift for dad, an experience that everyone can enjoy is always a safe bet. Color Me Mine is a pottery painting studio chain located in the same center as 18/8 San Diego. Pick one of their pre-made gift card designs and a dollar amount and send away. You can also email it directly to his inbox. Families can enjoy crafting and painting their own ceramic pottery. It’s super kid-friendly, and the best part is there’s no cleanup afterward!