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Gift Guide 2020

29 Nov 2020

written by Cindy Matalucci


Our Annual Gift Guide is here! Curated just for you!

We are now less than 1 month out from Christmas and I know people are already starting to shop! We know it can be stressful so we want to help you find the perfect gift!

Each year I curate an exclusive gift guide and these are products and brands that I stand behind and have used myself, tried for you to test them out, and endorse!

This year its all about being intentional with our gifts and really bringing joy to that special person you are shopping for!

Small business is important to support this year, now more than ever! They are the backbone of our economy!!

I am excited to showcase these brands and I hope you will take the time to check them out.

Food & Drink:

SugarBears Sweet Provisions:

SugarBears is new dessert company offering San Diego’s first full service mobile DESSERT Food Truck for any event.

Great for private parties and family gatherings!

All Pricing and packages include:
2 hour scheduled mobile dessert truck and guest appearance of our SugarBears Mascot, 75 pieces of dessert customized to fit your party profile.

Desserts offered:
BearPaws – Chocolate Chip Cookies layered with creamy peanut butter, chocolate ganache and topped w ith another cookie and drizzled with chocolate
BearPorridge – Edible cookie dough: Chocolate Chip Cookie, Cake Batter and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip flavors
Bearownies – decadent brownies topped with lots of your favorites: Triple Chocolate, Turtle, German Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Fudge
BearHugs – cake combined with frosting and then triple dipped in chocolate: Triple Chocolate, Chocolaty Salty Caramel, Sugar Cookie and Lemon
“Cub”cakes – oversized cupcakes in 75 recipes and offering over 28 recipes that are Gluten Free, Gluten Free + Vegan and Vegan recipes

Book your party for the holiday and receive 20% discount on event packages only offered through The Pulse.

Please call 760-846-9470 to reserve your date and be sure to mention The Pulse to receive your discount.

SugarBears kitchen will open officially Jan 3rd at Barrio Food Hub and will be available downtown San Diego for delivery through delivery partners : Doordash, Grubhub, UberEats and Postmates
Take out available as well.
Barrio Food Hub:
2707 Boston Ave SD, CA 92113

SD Charcuterie/Charcuterie Boards, Boxes, and Meals!

SD Charcuterie source only the freshest ingredients for their boards + meals. Supporting local farmers, shops and businesses is their priority and also gives back to the community by delivering snack boxes to our front line heroes.

They have amazing custom Charcuterie boxes!

These are called “Boujee” lunch boxes and you can pick the cheeses and the flowers that go with the box!

We Worked with owners Racquel and Harold on our Pulse Team celebration event and they made us custom boxes with cheese in the shapes of Stars!

Boxes start at $16.50 and believe me they are so special and delicious!

They also have larger celebration boxes for that perfect holiday event or meal!

Another cool gift item is their 9 inch Cheese Boxes that can be branded with your company logo! Yes please!

In December they are Coming out with a Cheese Club! It is a Monthly premium cheese delivered every month.
In addition you can choose to add a virtual wine tasting.

Once you get your box, you can log on to a virtual wine and cheese pairing!!

Use OUR Exclusive promo code: PulseSD and save 15% on your order!

WTSO Wines:

Wines till sold out and at the best prices on line for you!

WTSO is a leading online wine platform with over 26 million bottles sold.

What I love about WTSO quality is always key when it comes to wine delivery and sourcing. Every bottle of their online wine store is carefully selected, and each order is gently hand-packed at a temperature-controlled fulfillment center.

Additionally, each bottle is backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee which we love!

Whether you’re a beginner with wine or a trained connoisseur, WTSO’s wide and ever-changing selection is ideal and they have something for everyone.

Find value bottles in an instant, select top Premium wines for events, visit Weekly Tasting to indulge in sommelier curated gift sets, and more as you navigate though the world of wine with WTSO.

~Yet another popular deal from WTSO allows you to taste different wines every single week – for just $39.99-99.99 per order. When you sign up for Weekly Tasting, you will receive the week’s tasting set of four different bottles, with no added shipping cost.

Oh and they also have Magnum sizes yes!

USE PROMO CODE THEPULSE for $5 off $25 order

Gadgets You NEED!

We need to keep our wine the perfect temperature right? I found the best accessory for this:

Vinglace (VIN-GLAH-SAY) wine chiller:

Designed with an eye for taste and elegance, Vinglacé products allow you to take a bottle of wine or champagne, your favorite cocktail, or a hot cup of coffee, anywhere you go.

This is Truly unique drinkware. Their wine glasses and tumblers have removable and washable GLASS on the inside, so you no longer get that metallic taste or smell, and stainless steel on the outside, with the insulation we have all become accustomed to enjoying.

* Adjustable top screws up and down to fit most bottle sizes – Doesn’t need to be refrigerated.
* Stainless steel, double walled, and vacuum insulated to keep the chill for hours.
* Portable seamless body so you can take it anywhere.

We have the Rose Gift set which is perfect for the holidays:

The Gift Set includes a wine bottle holder and 2 stemless wine glasses.  Now you can keep your bottle of wine or champagne chilled, as well as each glass, for as long as you need.

Price: $124.95

Tried and tested by us and we love it (see our picnic spread at Kate Sessions Park!)

This is great  for a picnic, camping, hiking, outdoors, you name it.

Perk: It can also be engraved!  We had our logo put on the bottle and the glasses!

I LOVE MY Chardonnay cold and I love this product and so do celebs like Bobby Flay, Kathie Lee, and Tiffani Thiessen!!

Health & Wellness:

If you follow me on social you all know I struggled with inflammation and issues, and being misdiagnosed with a thyroid condition, which I did not have so I know first hand how frustrating it can be to not have answers to your medical conditions.

This book is the perfect gift for anyone in your life that wants answers to what’s going on in their bodies and to have a way to heal from these conditions and get their life back!

Cleanse to Heal by Medical Medium:

Anthony William who was born with the unique ability to converse with the Spirit of Compassion, who provides him with extraordinarily accurate health information that’s far ahead of its time.

It is A deep dive into the causes of your symptoms and conditions and provides an in-depth look into troublemaker foods and toxins that we have in our bodies.  Believe me, we all have toxins!

There are 9 cleanses in this book to choose from: (depending on your symptoms and which cleanse you feel comfortable with) I do the advanced cleanse, which is a mix of smoothies, fruits, and vegetables so you do eat food.  It is not just juice!

Celery Juice is a huge part of Anthony’s recommendations and is really a game changer!

I  love that the book has over 75 recipes you can make and they are all delicious. My favorite is the potato Pizza!

It is literally like a Medical guide and has a directory in the back you can look up what you are suffering from and the causes of the diseases and solutions, as well as a list of the exact supplements to take to aid in your healing. There are over 200 in the back!

Anthony has helped over 250,000 people and has also become an invaluable resource to doctors who need help solving their most difficult cases.

My results:
I lost 11 lbs, I am sleeping better, I feel less fatigued and less brain fog! It has changed my life and I know it will change yours!
Now Available on Amazon for $16.99

Must Have Gadget:

Blend Jet!

Blendjet is:

Perfect for jetting around town. Lightweight & durably constructed. Stash it in your bag & drink straight from the jar.

Perk: It comes in awesome colors…I have PINK!

Big blender performance, compact size. Patented TurboJet™ technology powers through anything in 20 seconds flat: ice, frozen fruit, leafy greens & more.

Lasts for 15+ blends & recharges quickly. Water-resistant USB-C charging port. Reversible cable included.

Just add water, soap & blend. Rinse & your ready to go, I bring this with me to the office, when I travel, and in the car!!!

You can also use to make desserts, coffee drinks, and more.

Original Blendjet: $39.95 and they just came out with a new powerful motor on the blend jet 2 for $49.95


Bear Neccesities Co: CBD

Bear Necessities is a family owned CBD naturals company based out of San Diego.

Their philosophy is very simple: CBD is good for you. It’s great for the environment, it’s great for your skin, and it’s great for your health. They are on a mission to educate everyone on this!

We love that this company was started by Andrea & Marcus (her hubby) and Halee & Tyler (her hubby)..two couples, each with two boys who are very passionate about wellness!

Their CBD comes from a locally sourced farm and is third party lab tested as well as 100% formulated by Haylee and Andrea!

Benefits of CBD:
It helps with sleep, anxiety, Pain, & Inflammation.

I Love the pain relief cream which is topical and as soon as you rub it in you are relaxed!

The SOOTHING LOTION: helps with eczema and that one is Israel’s Favorite.

They also have a Rejuvenating, firming, brightening moisturizer for your face!

Most popular item:

500 MG take a few drops under your tongue at night!  We do this every night helps us relax and sleep!

The Pet Tincture is amazing which we use for our dogs and it is 250 MG of CBD.


This helps with separation anxiety, and helped my dogs with pain and inflammation and even an eye infection our male dog Romeo had, which went away as soon as we started using it.

Bundles are available on line for purchase.

Pain Management Bundle is on sale for $159.99

Gratitude Gifts

WE LOVE Be Boutique in Little Italy for amazing unique thoughtful gifts.

Owner Lisa Harrison has the best selection of items and literally something for everyone. Her price points are amazing and most of her items are under $150.00 so you never feel guilty shopping here.

Our pick this year are her gift boxes. If you can’t be with your Friends & Family this Holiday Season it is the perfect Thinking of you, gift!

She has 2 this year to choose from:
~The Holiday Cheer Box
~The No Stress Holiday Box
Each box has 5 items for $39.99 and ($8.25 for shipping)

The Cheer box: items include:
a holiday scented soy candle, Cozy holiday socks, Scented sanitizer spray,  a deliciously scented lip balm, and a fragrance infused body scrub. Check out the cute label too!


The No stress box: items include:
Hand and face skin care masks, Infused shower scrub sponge, 52 Calming reminder cards and more.
You can even customize your own box!

Ways to shop safely:
Stop in and see her if you feel comfortable, do a FaceTime virtual shopping session with Lisa or order on line!

Family fun & Adventure

Battle Axe San Diego is our pick for some really great adrenaline inducing FUN!

Battle Axe is located in Mission Valley, Battle Axe was the first indoor axe throwing facility in Southern California while also the largest!

This is a family owned business (Steve And wife Annie Wyland are the founders!)

They have 22 full lanes available to throw for larger groups like corporate outings, birthdays, and bachelor/bachelorette parties.

Since Covid-19, they have been hosting Private events as well as making sure they have smaller groups and private parties and are practicing social distancing and of course wearing masks.

Steve really pivoted during the pandemic and created a cool mobile unit that can come to you! It is the perfect private party idea and has been a huge hit!

If you’ve never thrown an axe, don’t worry – a Battle Axe Axpert will be assigned to your group the entire game.  From proper throwing formation, safety procedures, etiquette and even tips to land high yielding scores, your Axpert will guide you from start to finish.

By the end you will throw your axe right into the BULLSEYE! (I did) Then you get to ring the bell as a champ! IT IS SO FUN!

Right now it is by reservation only and you can Make a reservation on line!


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They have a special for $25.00 per person and you get about 150 throws for that!
Use our promo code PULSE for $5 off a person and they even have gift cards right now!

What about the KIDDOS?

Don’t worry we have got you covered! For the BEST kids toys that the adults can use too our go to is Armogear a division of Nesstoy:

Armogear is dedicated to creating exciting toys that are high quality, action packed and safety tested!

We are loving the Boxing Battle game which comes with 2 electronic vests and 2 pairs of boxing gloves!

Perfect for girls and boys ages 8-12 but Adults can use it too! SCORE!!!
This is a competitive boxing game that keeps score but you also get a workout.

3 ways to play:

1.) Be the first to punch out all your opponent’s LED target lights in Boxing Mode – like a punching bag for kids – but better!
2.) Practice for a match in Training Mode; the highest score wins – put those boxing gloves to the test.
3.) Or hit the lights as they appear in Advanced Mode; they don’t stay lit for long – think boxing reflex ball with a score!

Awesome PERK: IN-GAME SOUND EFFECTS & ADJUSTABLE VOLUME – Just like a real boxing match with a ring announcer, the boxing set features a voice recording that guides players through the game. In-game soundtracks and realistic sound effects get everyone pumped and ready for the next round.

Price is 89.99 great!!!

You can never go wrong with the Mini Battle Blasters -set of 4 laser tag guns with 4 team colors players can choose from

* LED LIGHTS & VIBRATION – Kids will feel the power in their hands with vibration at every blast and see when shooting or hit with LED lights that add to the lazer tag experience.
* EXCITING SOUND EFFECTS – Boys and girls ages 8 and up will love the voice-guided gameplay, and they’ll flip for the clinking sound effects after every shot.
* TRAVEL FRIENDLY – laser tag guns transport effortlessly thanks to their compact size. Bring them on family picnics, trips to the park or vacations for on-demand fun. Just pop in 3 AAA batteries per laser gun (not included) and get the battle going.


All toys are Backed by a customer satisfaction guarantee on all products. Make sure you Check availability on line!

I really hope you like our selection and you will tag us when you make a purchase on social media @thepulsesd.

Happy Shopping!!!


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