Last Minute Christmas Gift For Someone and You

Dear So Cal Mom:

HELP! I have two people joining us tonight for our Christmas Day celebration, but I don’t have a gift for them? What do I do?  Merry Christmas! 


Stressed Out Mom

No worries Stressed Out Mom you don’t even need to leave your house.  Just go online to one of the following restaurants and order a gift card now. When you purchase a gift card, they will reward YOU. It’s a win-win situation and stress-free! 

 ·         RockSugar Pan Asian KitchenRockSugar 001

          Located in Century City, RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen provides a Southeast Asian escape, presenting authentic family-style cuisine in an upscale, tranquil setting. From noodle dishes to savory curries and sweet, house made desserts, Executive Chef Mohan Ismail’s dishes are inspired by his upbringing in Singapore and the regions of Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and India, and will transport you to these far off destinations with every bite. This holiday season, give the gift of RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen’s unique dining experience and receive your own $10 Complimentary Card with a gift card purchase of $50 or more.

·         Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

        Holiday shopping just got a lot easier with the Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill holiday gift card sale. For every $50 in gift cards purchased, the buyer receives a $10 complimentary card that can be used in the first quarter of 2014. Restrictions apply:  The complimentary card can be used only Monday-Thursday from January 2-March 31, 2014; Only one per person per day can be used; Not valid on holidays. Purchase gift cards in store or online at

·         Mimi’s Café  

         Quiche-Lorraine When guests give a Mimi’s Cafe gift card this holiday season, Mimi’s will give back to them with a $5 coupon for every $25 gift card purchase. This award-winning national collection of French-inspired neighborhood bistros is known for its delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners, friendly service and charming décor. Guests can order French dishes including onion soup, crêpes and quiches, along with bistro classics such as baked brie, bouillabaisse and coq au vin, to name a few dishes.  Mimi’s is also loved for its freshly baked muffins, as well as their all-butter croissants in flavors such as chocolate, almond, and classic butter. The holiday gift card offer is only available at Mimi’s Cafe restaurant locations and is not available for purchases made online or via third party retailers.

           Marie Callender’s

          This holiday join Marie Callender’s for their delicious in-restaurant Christmas Dinner. With something for everyone, guests can choose from five special holiday entrées including: Freshly Roasted Turkey, Oven-Baked Ham, Home-style Beef Stroganoff, Mediterranean Salmon, or Oven-Roasted Vegetable Pasta. Each entrée includes soup or salad, and wouldn’t be complete without a slice of Marie’s famous Apple Pie! Marie Callendar’s is also offering take home feasts for those that prefer to pick up their meal. Marie Callender’s is offering a $5 Bonus Card with any Gift Card purchase of $25 or more. The $5 Bonus Card is redeemable from January 1 – 31, 2014 with the purchase of $20 or more. Valid at participating locations. For more information, or to find a Marie Callender’s location nearest you, visit  

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          The Counter®–the build-your-own burger joint—offers a $5 reward card (to be redeemed from 1/1/14 to 2/28/14) with every $25 gift card purchase. The Counter offers a fresh, unconventional approach to creating the ultimate burger – with over a million possible “Build Your Own Burger” combinations choosing from six proteins, 12 cheeses, 33 toppings, 23 unique sauces and six types of buns. The Counter offers a full-service, fast-casual dining experience in an inviting space with industrial décor and upbeat music. There are currently 35 locations in the United States and four international locations, with the newest being in Mountain View, CA and San Diego Airport (open this week). For more information, visit·         

        Cheesecake Factory

          With more than 200 made-from-scratch menu items, a gift card from The Cheesecake Factory can be a tasteful gift for family, friends, co-workers and clients. Gift-givers can share the gift of cheesecake with everyone on their shopping list and receive a ‘Slice of Joy’ card valid for a complimentary slice of cheesecake with every $25 gift card purchased from Nov. 29 – Dec. 31. Gift cards are available for purchase at all restaurant locations and an ‘eGift Card’ can be purchased and sent online at The “Slice of Joy” cards are redeemable on a future visit from Jan. 1 – Mar. 30, 2014.

·         King’s Fish House

o    Guests who purchase $100 worth of gift cards will receive a $20 bonus card for use at King’s Fish House or any other King’s Seafood Company restaurant.

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         At Water Grill (Downtown LA and Santa Monica) – the premier seafood destination in downtown Los Angeles and now in Santa Monica—guests may purchase $100 worth of  gift cards and receive a $20 bonus card redeemable at either Water Grill location or at any other King’s Seafood Company restaurant (555 Long Beach, Fish Camp, King’s Fish House, Lou & Mickey’s in San Diego, and PierBurger in Santa Monica).

         Taste at the Palisades

Purchase a $100 gift card at Taste of the Palisades and receive a $20 card in return as a thank you gesture. Remember Taste offers Grilled Cheese Night on Sundays, Half off bottles of wine of Tuesdays, Tortilla Republic Pop-up on Thursdays, and $9.50 lunch specials Tuesday through Friday.  538 Palisades Drive,  Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 Phone : 310-459-9808 – infopalisades@ilovetaste.comhttp:/ – /

Corner Bakery

 Gift cards from the Corner make the tastiest stocking stuffers, thank-you cards and last-minute gifts. Stop by your neighborhood Corner Bakery Cafe today, and with every $25 in gift cards purchased, you’ll receive a $5 Bonus Card to use when you come in January 1-31