"Only in OC Treats"
Balboa Bar – On Balboa Island in Newport Beach, enjoy the famous Balboa Bar, a square vanilla ice cream treat on a stick, dipped in chocolate and rolled in your choice of candies or nuts.
Date Shake – The Crystal Cove Shake Shack, a historical landmark on Pacific Coast Highway in Corona del Mar, opened back in 1946. Today, you can still ask for the famous Date Shake, a blended drink of dates and ice cream.
OC-tini – The Montage Resort & Spa, an exclusive upscale resort in Laguna Beach, welcomes guests to enjoy The OC Martini, a mix of Bacardi ‘O’ Rum, Cointreau and fresh orange juice.
Boysenberry Pie – Today, every boysenberry in the world can trace its roots back to Knott’s Berry Farm. The boysenberry is a cross between a blackberry, a red raspberry and a loganberry, and Mrs. Knott’s famous recipe is a must-have!
"Only in OC Gifts"
Oakley sunglasses - This original OC designer has several hot pairs on the market for the trendsetting socialite, including their Bluetooth eyewear - Razrwire and O Rokr.
Vestal watch - Created in 1997 out of Newport Beach and a must-have for fashionistas to rockers, Vestal's watches offer both a vintage vibe and a futuristic feel with music being the inspiration for the overall aesthetic.
Rainbow® Sandals – Nothing says laidback more than a great pair of flip-flops! Surfers and SoCal locals have sworn by the ever-popular, OC-based Rainbow Sandals for more than 30 years.
Zov's cookbook - Give your favorite aspiring chef or Food Network junkie a cookbook from one of America's culinary treasures based in OC – Zov Karamardian. "Zov: Recipes and Memories from the Heart" contains simple-to-prepare recipes that have earned her restaurant, Zov’s Bistro, national acclaim.
Mickey Mouse ears - Disneyland’s traditional black hat souvenir can be personalized and now comes in several styles, including pirate-themed (think Johnny Depp) and princess-themed (daughters and nieces will love this pair).
Tiki Mugs - These souvenir cocktail glasses are available at Trader Sam's - Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. If you have ever been on the Jungle Cruise at the Disneyland Resort, then you have have certainly met the friendly headhunter, Trader Sam. Visit his Enchanted Tiki Bar for new souvenir drinkwares as well as fun island inspired cocktails!
OC wear - For The O.C. fanatic, pick-up a colorful “OC” t-shirt or hoodie at Fashion Island in Newport Beach or the surf shops on Main Street in Huntington Beach.