We’re coming to the end of another fall, and yet another hearty, delicious Thanksgiving feast. As soon as the turkey’s settled and November’s most well known holiday passes, the shopping begins. Black Friday will draw excited crowds to major department stores and shopping malls to score killer bargains on gifts for the kick-off the holiday shopping season. 

A few days later, shoppers will get another day of discounts with Cyber Monday—coming in with deals on gifts, experiences, and hotel stays at Hotel Milo. 

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is a shopping holiday that’s made special for this new generation of digital shoppers who want amazing deals without having to wander far from home. This day has become a tradition for many, offering major annual sales from corporations like Amazon and Best Buy, as well as boutique online retailers around the world. 

Cyber Monday at Hotel Milo

In addition to the big digital gift providers, smaller independent outfits like Hotel Milo will offer discounts on Cyber Monday. Keep an eye out for the special on our Santa Barbara Hotel Deals & Packages page. 

Holiday Shopping in Santa Barbara

When you come on your next Santa Barbara vacation, be sure to delegate some of those Cyber Monday savings to go shopping around our beautiful coastal city. Here you can find a wide variety of holiday gifts for your loved ones, and yourself. These are some of our favorite places to find memorable presents around town. 

Plum Goods 

Located an easy walk from Hotel Milo, Plum Goods is one of the most adorable and well-stocked gift shops in Santa Barbara. Drop by during your holiday shopping spree and explore the selection of handmade works of art, books, children’s toys, and stylish housewares. There’s also a theme of environmentally-friendly gifts here with accessories made out of recycled and sustainable materials.

Plum Goods. 909 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 

The Shopkeepers 

This eclectic shopping destination is a great place to shop for the more stylish loved ones in your life. Bring your holiday shopping to Shopkeepers and explore a range of original artworks, jewelry, and women’s clothing. Photographs and paintings from local artists are on sale alongside beautiful handbags and leather accessories at this local favorite. 

The Shopkeepers. 137 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 

La Arcada Courtyard

For a shopping experience that puts you in touch with a wide variety of retail boutiques and art galleries, check out La Arcada Courtyard. The distinguished Spanish Colonial Revival style shopping plaza has been here since the 1920’s, and it’s well-stocked with designer brands and local retailers. When you visit, check out Sanford Winery, Coast 2 Coast Collection, as well as Lewis & Clark for great gifting options. 

La Arcada Courtyard. 1114 State St. Santa Barbara, CA 


Putting the funk in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, LOVEWORN is the brainchild of locals Jill Johnson and Wallace Piatt. Find punk couture, vintage denim Levis, hand-screen tees and tank tops. Within the same building is an art gallery with provocative, oversized works by Wallace Piatt. 

11 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Celebrating the Holiday Season in Santa Barbara

You can also use your Cyber Monday savings to treat yourself to some good times around the city of Santa Barbara. The holiday season isn’t only about shopping, and we have a number of exciting events in the area for you to consider attending. Those who are in town this December should check out the Tropical Holiday 67th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Parade on December 6th. Additionally, we recommend the 2019 Holiday Party and Christmas Parade of Lights at Moby Dick Restaurant on December 8th.

#GivingTuesday in Santa Barbara

Following your Cyber Monday shopping spree, consider giving back to a worthy cause like those championed by Dream Foundation. Hotel Milo will support this organization serving terminally-ill adults and their families this GivingTuesday, and we invite you to do the same.

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