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Holiday Gift Guide

12 Dec 2018

written by Cindy Matalucci

We know the holidays can be very stressful for you, especially when you are looking for the right gift!

Fear not my friend, we are taking the STRESS out of the holidays just for you with our Annual Gift Guide!

Brought to you by GTDD Girl Two Doors Down

Curated and approved by MOI, you know I give you the truth on the brands and gifts I love and the products that will be a hit for your family, friends, and loved ones.

If I am endorsing them you know it’s legit!

We are picky about what we endorse and keep true to what we really covet!

Here is our exclusive list just for you!

Oh and shop using our exclusive PROMO codes to save on your purchase!


The Perfect Beach Gift!

Use Promo code PULSE to save 50% at check out!

Girl Two Doors Down:


What do Halle Berry, Eva Longoria, and Jessica Alba have in common? They’re just a few celebrity fans who wear Girl Two Doors Down sparkly flip flops.

Oh and myself! Obsessed with the Leopard print shoes.

Featuring witty slogans like:

“I believe in a total body workout. Currently my finger benches 3 carats.”
“The only thing better than one, is two cabana boys.”
“How do you like it? Straight up, or extra dirty?” (their Martini shoe!)
“The best thing about being a bride is it’s all about me!”

Add oomph to any outfit, dance your wedding night away in comfort and laugh out loud from their sassy shoe sayings.

You deserve the best designer flip flops – this is accessible glamour that won’t break the bank!

Find a sexy shoe you love whether it’s wedding, flat or platform flip flops.



For the Home/Hostess


Bella Vie Candles:

Local owner Shanon Warfield was frustrated by not finding a candle that was reasonably priced and that would burn properly! So what did she do? Created her own line of course!

Bella Vie Candles offers natural soy wax, non-toxic wicks and sustainable packaging.
These luxurious hand poured candles will remind you every day, that life is indeed, beautiful.

Currently we are coveting the Joyeux Noel Candle!

Special through the holidays use code: pulsesd18 for savings of 20%.


For the Craft Beer Lover!


Shirts On Tap:

USE PROMO CODE PULSE good for new members to get their first box for only $5

Finally an original Brewery Box Club for Beer LOVERS!

Each month, Shirts on Tap teams up with a local brewery, collaborate on a sweet custom shirt design, and then send it to their members with coupons, stickers, a brewery bio, and more!

Choose between 6 different styles of shirts and choose a design location!

December San Diego Collab is with Council Brewing!



The Sassy Boutique that has something for Everyone!

Be Boutique in Little Italy
on the Corner of India and West Beech St.
1501 India St. #120
San Diego, Ca 92101
Instagram & Facebook
Store hours
Sunday – Thursday 11:30 to 6:30
Friday-Saturday 11:am to 7pm

Mention us for 15% off orders of $50.00 or more!

A treasure trove of gifts, Clothing and accessories awaits you at Be Boutique
So what are you waiting for ? Be Sassy, Be Bold, Be Daring, BE INSPIRED

They have gifts that dazzle, glitter and inspire.
Hand crafted jewelry from local artisans & from Italy
Cozy Pj’s from PJ Salvage and so much more….


For your child or your children’s teacher!



Apple Box Toys:
Mention the Pulse for free shipping in San Diego

An Icon in San Diego for over 38 Years!

At Apple Box Toys they hope the whole family will enjoy their new toy purchase!
They can SHIP any special gift and enclose a free gift card from you to that special someone in your life!

We love the signs that are hand painted!

or a simple, “JUST BECAUSE I LOVE YOU!”

They have the perfect gift for any occasion or party!


For the person with the sweet tooth!


Yummy Cupcakes

Yummy Cupcakes® Encinitas

1514 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: (760) 452-8136

Open Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm
Open Sundays: 10am-3pm
Mention the Pulse for 20% off your order!

These delicious cupcakes are crafted fresh from scratch every day in their Bakeshops using real, wholesome, quality ingredients and are created from recipes designed exclusively for Yummy Cupcakes.

So you get a taste that is unlike all the rest.

We love the gluten free options too!


For your Furry BABY!


Call 562-355-3632

Care for your pets unconditionally with natural and holistic food, treats, and supplements.

When it comes to nutrition for our pets, we have so many choices it can feel overwhelming. Well no more guessing and no more stressing. The Pawtree team of veterinarians and Ph.D. in animal science and pet nutrition have made it simple to give the right nourishment to our furry friends.

Simply complete a pet profile and they will recommend a specific nutrition plan designed for your pet and delivered to your door. Simple! Oh, and the fun part, your pet’s name and picture are even printed on the food bag! Cool, right?




For the Influencer & Fashionista!


Tina Frantz Designs

Enter Promo code HOLIDAZE for 30% off, good thru end of the month

At the core of their exceptionally handcrafted designs lies fabric that has outlasted its shelf life in the interior design industry.

Founder Tina Frantz, former decorator, worked in design showrooms in Manhattan and Southern California, and became aware of the hundreds of beautiful upholstery hanging swatches being tossed aside once they were retired from the mill. With an innate love of fabrics and a healthy eco-consciousness, she began to save and collect them, knowing something amazing could be done with them. Eventually discovering that they were the perfect size for a fabulous clutch, she began to create clutch after clutch.

We love that Tina is reducing the landfill and aiming to be the top choice in eco-conscious, luxury fashion accessories with affordable pricing.


The Gift of Fitness:



6110 Friars Road
San Diego, California 92108
(858)609-9773 to book
Mention The Pulse for a free class!
Your registration fee ($59) is waived with code Pulse & valid until Dec. 31, 2018!


9Round is a specialized fitness center for people who want a unique, fun, and proven workout that guarantees results. 9Round offers a kickboxing themed fitness program that incorporates a functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. The programs consist of a proprietary system of nine challenging workout stations developed by a World Champion Kickboxer.

We love that you go on your schedule and literally wait no more than 3 minutes to get into a class! Let’s face it, there is nothing more cathartic than hitting a boxing bag!!! Stress relief!

The Gift for the person that needs more SELF LOVE AND ME TIME!


Urban Skin Care (gift cards available)
3357 4th Ave, Ste 1
San Diego, California

For over 16 years, Urban Skin Care has provided their clients with a luxurious spa experience in a contemporary setting. Founders Erin and Larissa provide top quality service and a commitment to excellent, holistic care.

Their priority is simple – it’s you, and your well-being.

Urban Skin Care specializes in waxing, rejuvenating facials, and relaxing massages.




For The Wine Lover


Koi Zen Cellars Craft Winery
12225 World Trade Drive

Suite P
San Diego, CA 92128

Use promo Pulse to save 20% off 6 bottles or more and complimentary wine glass ornament

They source their grapes from world class vineyards.  Every Wine is handcrafted with Love and Passion.

Their mission is to create a sense of community and their motto is “uncork, sip back, and relax.”  UHM, we could NOT agree more.

Currently OBSESSED with their Chardonnay!

Wine club Memberships are phenomenal here:

ZEN Membership:
The winemaker hand-picks each and every wine for your delivery based upon the season. In the summer the selection is usually a red and a white. While in the winter, the selection is typically 2 reds. In the spring and fall, it is play time and always something fun to try.

Enjoy 2 bottles of wine every other month and a 10% discount on all wine purchases including most bottles and glasses. (deliveries are 6x/year)

Invitation to Wine Club Pick Up parties 6x/year: food, music, great people and fun times!
Receive 2 complementary tastings or glasses of wine per month for you or to share.

Advanced invitation to private events and wine releases.

They can ship to CA, AZ, ID, NM, NV, OR and WA for $10 Flat Fee

Each allocation is typically around $55



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