Joie de Vivre Hotels offers gift cards for the holidays (Shorebreak Hotel pictured)
GIFT CARDS: In a few days, many people will be gathering around the Thanksgiving table. There will be the eating of too much stuffing. The cranberry compote will go fast. And you'll likely look at some of your family and friends and thing, "what in the world am I going to get for these people this year?"
SOMETHING THEY'LL USE: Giving an experience, or the potential of experience, is always a very satisfying act. Which makes the Joie De Vivre Gift Card, which is all about going and doing something, a good gift for your friend or relative who likes to go and do. The cards "can be used at any of our hotels, restaurants, or spas in California." Also nice: you don't have to put a whole week's vacation on a card. You can put just $20 to get someone inspired to travel. Read on, and, at dinner, make sure you take all the cranberry compote you want the *first* time it passes you.