Holiday shopping on Catalina made easy : Catalina Express

Holiday shopping on Catalina made easy

Catalina Island christmas sunset

Holidays are usually stressful, hectic and dramatic at times. Why not take a break and head over to Catalina Island during the off-season to get your peace of mind and reset. While you’re there, pick up a few items to check off your shopping list. What a better way to surprise the people on your holiday list than with a special gift from Catalina Island. Here are some fun ideas that will knock your friends and loved ones’ socks off. 

Catalina Express Gift Card

  1.  Catalina Express Gift Cards 

    Let’s face it, who doesn’t need a break from everyday life? Catalina Island is the place to get away. You can get away from work, traffic, chaos and maybe even those in-laws. With the gift of a Catalina Island getaway, you will definitely make an impression. Did we mention that when you spend $150 you get two free, one-way Commodore Lounge upgrades? Now what you do with those is up to you. You can give those along with the gift, or you can just enjoy them on your next Catalina getaway. This special offer ends on January 5, 2020. You can get those gift cards here.

  2.  A piece of Catalina History 

    With all the amazing history Catalina Island has to offer, the beautiful tile work is the perfect gift for the history buff in your life. There are many wonderful places around the Island that offer custom tile work, antique pottery pieces, jewelry made out of tile and more. Stop by Catalina Pottery & Tile Company and see all the beautiful custom pieces or make pottery of your own at Silver Canyon Pottery to take home as a special handmade gift. 

    lloyds Confectionary sweets


  3.  Sweetness for the heart 

    Who doesn’t love something sweet for the holiday season? Lloyd’s of Avalon Confectionery was established in 1934 and makes all of their delicious saltwater taffy in-house. Some of their other tasty gift ideas include peanut brittle, chocolate-covered strawberries, creamy fudge and caramel apples designed for every holiday. And remember, you need to treat yourself as well! 

  4.  Sea glass jewelry from the sea of Catalina

    For the jewelry lover in your life, sea glass jewelry is special and unique. There are many jewelry makers on and off the Island that work with this beautiful unique stone and create unordinary pieces. You can find such pieces at stores on Catalina like Two’s CompanyCiao Baci or Steamer Trunk along with other exceptional jewelry. 

    Ciao Baci gifts


  5.  A little R&R is always much needed 

    Give the gift of the sensational spa experience so your loved ones can feel relaxed and rejuvenated. No one will ever turn down a spa gift certificate. There are many options on the Island offered by many different spas. Try a couple’s massage for that special someone, a pedicure for mom or a facial for the BFF. 

    A Touch of Heaven
    Catalina Sea Spa
    Island Breeze Spa & Salon
    Island Spa Catalina


Aside from the above ideas, there are many other amazing certificates to hotels and activities, as well as dining that are popular among gift giving. You can never go wrong giving the gift of Catalina Island in one way or another. Take a stroll in Avalon as you knock out that holiday list of yours. You never know, you may just find the perfect gift for yourself as well. 

Enjoy shopping and Happy Holidays from Catalina Express!

Daily Boat Trips To Catalina Island

Discover paradise on Catalina Island with daily ferry trips to and from the island. More than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year and Catalina Express' large fleet of boats make the trip in about an hour, operating every day, year round from three mainland ports - Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.

Escape To Catalina Island

Leave the hustle and bustle of the "mainland" behind. Catalina Island is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina Island can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year round Mediterranean climate, it's the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.