Great gift ideasunique giftsGift suggestions from Starr Sites

Gift ideas for visitors to the Monterey Bay area and those who're lucky enough to live in Monterey, Carmel or one of the surrounding towns:

Whale Watching Trip Gift Certificates Whale Watching Trip Gift Certificates June 2023 - Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Killer Whales (Orcas) and Risso's Dolphins are among the marine mammals in Monterey Bay. This is a great time to give a gift of a Monterey Bay Whale Watch Gift Certificate. Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers year-round trips to view whales and dolphins. Gifts can also include laminated marine mammal guides.  

Gifts from the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Gifts from the Monterey Bay Aquarium:
                   Aquarium Tickets
  Gift Memberships

Carmel Bach FestivalCarmel Bach Festival Tickets
(July 15-29, 2023)

Monterey Jazz Festival Tickets
(September 22-24, 2023)

Tickets for Christmas in the Adobes - Annual candlelit walking tours of historic Monterey and the adobes.

Admission Buttons for First Night Monterey - Family fun and community arts on New Year's Eve.

Pacific Repertory Theatre

Pacific Repertory Theatre Tickets
Your purchase of Gift Certificates
for future shows will help support PacRep.


Photo cards and prints featuring Pebble Beach Golf CoursePebble Beach Golf Course Photo Cards and Prints - Greeting cards and prints featuring the greens at Pebble Beach and Spanish Bay golf courses.

Big Sur Inn: The Deetjen LegacyAnita Alan's book:
     Big Sur Inn: The Deetjen Legacy

A few of John Steinbeck's books about the area:
     Cannery Row
     Sweet Thursday
  East of Eden
  Pastures of Heaven

Book by Thomas Steinbeck (son of John Steinbeck):

     Down to a Soundless Sea

Gift ideas for anyone, anywhere:

Classical guitar CDs by Terrence FarrellClassical and Jazz Guitar CD's and DVD's by Terrence Farrell

Photo cards and prints by Miriam GrebeGift photo cards and prints by Miriam Grebe

Gifts for surfersEverything for the long-board surfer -- books, videos, CD's, collectibles

Song Legacy customized songs

Customized Songs - Song Legacy offers a range of products from fully personalized songs to inexpensive MP3 downloads of songs for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other occasions, with beautifully illustrated lyric sheets and CD covers. Many new original songs for MP3 downloads have been added recently.

Original 50th anniversary song.

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Gift Membership in the
Smithsonian Institution (includes subscription to Smithsonian Magazine)


Living Like a Local - Stories of Our Life in FranceLiving Like a Local: Stories of Our Life in France by Shelley Row - Based on the experiences of an American couple who spent a year living in the village of Cotignac in Southern France. An ideal gift for anyone planning a trip to France.

Fibonacci SpiralFibonacci Fun: Fascinating Activities with Intriguing Numbers

The Cat Who Went to Paris by Peter Gethers - Entertaining story about a remarkable cat and his human companion

Imaginative Gifts for children:

Gifts from the Exploratorium in San Francisco   Gifts from the Exploratorium: Science kits, educational toys, puzzles, and more

The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California - Online purchase of tickets and gifts including scientific toys and games.

Katie Kazoo - Switcheroo series of books for young girls.

The Best of Girls to the Rescue - Girls Save the Day: The 25 most popular stories about clever and courageous girls from around the world


Fourth of July Gift Ideas

Chocolate stars from See's Candies

A box of 12 chocolate stars in red, silver and blue (six milk chocolate and six dark chocolate) would be a great "Happy Fourth of July" gift.

Fourth of July gifts from Shari's Berries

Gift choices include hand-dipped star-spangled strawberries.

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Nancy's Project, donations for Monterey County farm labor families

Nancy's Project - Every year this charitable non-profit organization provides Christmas meals, toys, warm clothes and other items to over 1000 Monterey County farm labor families. You can help by making a donation at

Monterey Christmas Cards featuring the Monterey angels

Monterey Angels Christmas Cards - These cards feature the colorful Christmas angel decorations displayed in Monterey, California during the Christmas season. Like the traditional La Posada candlelight parade that was held in Monterey for years, these unique Christmas angels are a reminder of the Mexican heritage of the Monterey area.

Monterey Christmas Cards featuring Yosemite scenes

Cd album A Carmel Christmas

A Carmel Christmas - A CD featuring beautiful and mellow guitar arrangements of the best loved Christmas carols, performed by world-class guitarist Terrence Farrell. His other albums, including España De Mi Corazón and the Beatles collection Here Comes the Sun, would also be great choices for holiday gifts.

CD album Espana de mi Corazon

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Original Mother's Day song from Custom Mother's Day Songs

Original Mother's Day Songs

Custom Mothers Day Songs has a selection of original Mother's Day songs for MP3 downloads. Learn more at

Gift Box of Flowers Greeting Cards

Celebrate spring and Mother's Day by giving Mom a collection of greeting cards featuring beautiful photos of tulips in an array of colors. Learn more about these cards and other photo cards by Miriam Grebe at

Spring Tulip greeting card collection

Cd album Espana De Mi Corazon

Give Mom the gift of guitar music in her favorite style. The solo guitar albums of Terrence Farrell include Boogie Bistro for jazz fans, Till There Was You with sentimental favorites, Beatles songs on Here Comes the Sun, plus classical, Spanish, and other styles.

CD album Till There Was You

Mother's Day Gift Guide from Barnes & Noble

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Original Valentine song from Song Legacy

Original Valentine Songs - Custom Romantic Songs has a selection of original Valentine songs for MP3 downloads. Learn more at

Original Valentine song from Song Legacy

Cd album Love Songs For Guitar

Love Songs For Guitar - A collection of love songs including "Somewhere My Love", "Song of India" and others, performed by world-class guitarist Terrence Farrell. His other albums, including Till There Was You, would also be a great choice for a romantic Valentine gift.

CD album Till There Was You



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