Show Our Goleta Businesses Some Love this Valentine’s Day

Shop Local with

Valentine’s Day is coming up and the City of Goleta’s digital gift card marketplace,, makes it easy for you to find a local gift for that someone special in your life. The City launched this program before the holiday season and we want to remind the community that whether you are looking for a Valentine’s, birthday, anniversary, or just a “thinking of you” gift, you can shop local year-round with If you are a Goleta business who hasn’t signed up to participate, it’s not to late to take advantage of this free listing opportunity.

How Does it Work?

Go to to purchase a gift card from one of the three dozen local participating businesses. Create a memorable gift or care package by sending a personalized email, text message and/or video with your gift card.

Thanks for helping us show our businesses the love by shopping local!

How Can Businesses Get Involved? is designed to be a long-term gift to our Goleta merchants to boost local spending and help our businesses recover from the impacts of the pandemic. To create the website, the City partnered with Giftbar, a vendor based in San Luis Obispo, with the experience and expertise in gift card commerce. Giftbar hosts businesses on its platform with the technology for businesses to sell and redeem e-gift cards. 

Go to the website and follow the simple steps to participate. If you need help, Giftbar can walk you through the steps on the phone or if you prefer help in person, contact City of Goleta Spanish Engagement Specialist Marcos Martinez and he can come to your business and help get you signed up. Contact him via email at or phone at (805) 562-5500.

Help Make #GoodLandGoodShopping a Success

  • Go to and buy a gift card.
  • Spread the news and promote on social media with #GoodLandGoodShopping.
  • Encourage Goleta businesses you frequent to sign up by going to the website.

For questions about and how to participate, email or call 866-989-5580. If you have questions for the City, email Kelly Hoover at