Thanks to you all for the restaurant gift card suggestions in San Diego for my brother's Christmas gift.
I just wanted to let you all know how it ended - I dealt with a great Chive employee named Sian, who was really friendly and helpful. She got back to me (long distance, too) right away, and helped me decide which would be a better place for my brother - Chive or Suburban Kitchen (both the same owner, I think?).
I settled on Chive and look forward to receiving the gift card in the mail really soon (hopefully).
Thanks again for the tips, and thumbs up to the service so far at Chive.