73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area

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73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
73 Great Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area

Give our beloved Bay Area the greatest gift of all this season: Shop local!

We’ve rounded up a pile of perfect presents at every budget from local artists, makers, small businesses, and brands. There’s something for everyone: foodies, design junkies, culture vultures, style mavens, wellness warriors, littles, and wanderlusters. Plus, a few of our favorite NorCal nonprofits that deserve your seasonal donations.


Happy holidays!

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

Usher in a Masala Renaissance ($95): From Oakland-based Sana Javeri Kadri’s Diaspora Co., this six-pack of South Asian spice blends is guaranteed to knock their aprons off. No dish will ever be bland again with the flavors of chai, haldi doodh, garam, and more all sourced from small, regenerative family farms. // Shop online at diasporaco.com.

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

Your distant relations don’t need to visit San Francisco to get a taste of the city: Ship them classic pies from Delfina Pizzeria. Tried-and-true Margheritas, Neapolitans, salsiccia, broccoli rabe, funghi, and clam pizzas are available in mix-and-match three- and four-packs ($105-$135) via Goldbelly. Don’t forget the meatballs! // Shop online at goldbelly.com.

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

Propose a toast with the new SHW Korean-style lager from Fort Point Beer Co. in collaboration with San Ho Wan. Even better, gift the four-pack somaek set ($35) which also includes a bottle of Jinro soju and a recipe card for making the popular Korean cocktail with friends. // Shop online at fortpointbeer.com.

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

Give them something they can really sink their teeth into: award-winning steaks, signature cocktails, and vibe dining with a STK Steakhouse gift card. You’ll earn a $25 bonus card for every $100 gift card purchased or $10 bonus cards for every $50 gift card purchased. (Bonus cards are for one-time use only at any STK location, valid January 1, 2023 through March 31, 2023, excluding Valentine’s Day.) // Buy online at stksteakhouse.com.

Thank you to our partners at STK Steakhouse.

*Gift cards, e-gift cards, and bonus cards may not be redeemed for cash.

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

Give the gift of California Soul ($35). Brown Sugar Kitchen chef Tanya Holland’s latest cookbook features more than 80 belly-warming recipes—think fried chicken paillards and honey lavender chess pie—that trace the roots of today’s California soul food to the historical migration of African American families from the South to the West Coast. // Buy it where books are sold and online at penguinrandomhouse.com.

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

Know someone who prefers “baked” goods? Hook them up with Monica Lo’s new Weed Gummies Cookbook ($18). The San Francisco–based creator of Sous Weed is at it again with mouth-watering photos and step-by-step instructions for concocting sweet edibles like sour green apple gummies, lavender chamomile sleep gummies, mocha caramels, and honey elderberry lozenges. // Shop online at Green Apple Books, greenapplebooks.com.

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

Pour the oenophiles in your life a taste of Italia with a holiday gift basket from Oakland-based Cittavino & Co. (prices vary), an online wine retailer owned by a woman sommelier and featuring a rotating selection of artisanal Italian wines. Holiday sets include limited production wines plus imported and domestic Italian goods for pairing—and they come in various sizes for a couple’s night in or a large group gathering. // Shop online at cittavino-co.myshopify.com.

Thank you to our partners at Cittavino & Co.

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

Baby, it’s cold outside! Double down with a six-pack of pints from Humphry Slocombe ($105): The gift set includes such classic flavors as Vietnamese Coffee and Salted Caramel Cocoa Nib, plus two festive limited editions: Pumpkin Galette (pumpkin spice ice cream swirled with brown butter caramel and a tart dough crust) and Christmas Story (Tahitian vanilla with peppermint bark and sugar cookies). // Order online at goldbelly.com.

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

The chef in your life probably already has the Slanted Door cookbook, but do they have a proper wok? Swing them Charles Phan’s favorite 14-inch carbon steel wok and wok ring ($60) and watch as they absolutely nail their next stir fry. Slanted Door’s claypot sauce and lemongrass marinade ($20 each) also make great stocking stuffers. // Order it all online at goodeggs.com.

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

For the wine enthusiast on your holiday list, give the gift of sparkling elegance with Gloria Ferrer’s 2018 Blanc de Blancs and a set of four unique Bergen flutes ($143). The distinctive style of the glasses will effortlessly complement the delicious liveliness of this iconic Sonoma-grown sparkling wine. With notes of zesty citrus and ripe stone fruit, it reflects the exceptional quality and character of Gloria Ferrer’s Carneros estate vineyards and is made for festive celebrations and casual moments alike. // Shop online at gloriaferrer.com.

Thank you to our partner at Gloria Ferrer.

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

What could be more fabulously festive than caviar? Sausalito’s Caviar Company is serving it up in style this year with a dead-sexy collaboration: this two-piece caviar server ($645) handmade by the talented Oakland-based ceramicist Erin Hupp. If that’s not enough, you can throw in a single tin of lusciousness or go all in with a 12 Days of Caviar gift set (on sale at press time for $670). // Items are available for pickup at the Caviar Co., 1954 Union St. (Cow Hollow) and 46A Main St. (Tiburon); shop online at thecaviarco.com.

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

From her bright studio and showroom in Bayview, artist Tina Frey still crafts the most delightful tablewares from her signature BPA- and lead-free resin. We can’t think of a more celebratory way to show off holiday bottles than in her pedestal bucket ($514), available in three shades (white, gray, and fog). // Shop online or make an appointment to visit in person, 1485 Bancroft Ave. (Bayview), tf.design/shop.

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

Your favorite foodie will say aw, shucks when you gift them Bricoleur’s Shuck With Us gift set ($125). The Windsor winery’s executive chef Thomas Bellec has curated some chic slurping essentials including an oyster knife, the Hog Island Oyster Lover’s Cookbook, and a bottle of Bricoleur’s North Coast Brut. The actual bivalves are not included but you can go the extra mile by picking some up locally or order oysters for national shipping. // Shop online at bricoleurvineyards.com.

Delicious Gifts for Food Lovers

Create memories this holiday season and take your fellow vino lover to Wine Road’s 30th Annual Winter Wineland ($95/weekend) in Sonoma County, January 14-15, 2023. Featuring 70 wineries, it’s the perfect opportunity to restock your cellars, connect with friends, and explore some new vintages. // Use the promo code PEARL to save $10 per ticket through December 11th; eventbrite.com.

Thank you to our partners at Wine Road.

Gifts for the Cozy Home

Oakland-based Whitney Sharpe’s sculptural pieces in elegant geometric shapes are the right blend of fine art and whimsy. The Allelos candelabra ($180, top right) has perfectly rounded curves and a beautiful speckle finish. // Shop online at thelatchkey.com.

Gifts for the Cozy Home

A mainstay for Bay Area design lovers, Heath Ceramics is beloved for their seminal wares. This year winter, let them serve hearty soups in a deep serving bowl glazed in limited edition Silver Spruce ($144), reminiscent of evergreen branches speckled in snow. // Heath, 2900 18th St. (Mission), heathceramics.com

Gifts for the Cozy Home

Gift them some seasonal blooms in Block Design’s two-tone reversible vase ($64). The clever creation made of borosilcate glass allows you to flip the vase over as flower fade to display the remaining blooms. // Rare Device, 600 Divisadero St. (Alamo Square), raredevice.net

Gifts for the Cozy Home

No one could argue that a cashmere-wool blend blanket ($585) is the perfect companion for the holiday season. This one is handwoven in a historical mill in rural Italy and comes with a cool abstract design in rich peacock hues to make it a forever favorite. // March, 3075 Sacramento St. (Presidio Heights), marchsf.com

Gifts for the Cozy Home

One can never have enough storage. Neo’s small neoprene and hemp basket ($100) can be used to stash away items or as a decorative piece. // Esqueleto, 482 A 49th St. (Oakland), shopesqueleto.com

Gifts for the Cozy Home

Who doesn’t love a spicy holiday scent? San Francisco–based Elizabeth W.’s most popular scent is vetiver—it’s earthy, woody, and confident and available at the brand’s flagship store in historic Ghirardelli Square. The fragrance comes in artisanal bath, body and home collections; the candles ($34) and diffusers ($72) make especially sweet gifts. // Elizabeth W. at Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St. (Fisherman’s Wharf); elizabethw.com, ghirardellisq.com.

Thank you to our partners at Ghirardelli Square.

Gifts for the Cozy Home

Art lovers will automatically recognize the iconic forms in Erin Fong’s “Ode to Matisse – Nude Woman” series ($80 per print; $150 forset of two). The subtle, blind embossed 11×14-inch prints are a lovely nod to the famous artist’s Blue Nude series. As each is hand-printed, there will be slight variations from print to print, which makes it even more special. // Shop online at erinloves.fun.

Gifts for the Cozy Home

‘Tis the season to pop bottles. If you can’t polish them off, Carl Auböck’s modernist Face bottle stopper ($265) will preserve your booze in style. // Future Perfect, 3085 Sacramento St. (Presidio Heights), thefutureperfect.com

Gifts for the Cozy Home

Whether they need a place to keep their keys or stash sun-grown flower, Oakland-based artist Stephanie Intelisano’s small stash jar ($70) is a timeless little piece that works for everyone. // Shop online at stephanieintelisano.com.

Gifts for the Cozy Home

They’ll appreciate a moment of serenity when with a warm beverage served in Albany-based Morningtide’s LuvHaus Moon mug ($42), with a smooth matte finish that can vary from white to grey speckle to toasty brown. // Morningtide, 847 Cornell Ave. (Albany), morningtideshop.com

Gifts for the Cozy Home

Midcentury Mobler is a favorite among MCM design lovers with a vast array of vintage furnishings, but did you know that they also have new production items? This playful B-4 table lamp ($369) designed by Greta M. Grossman mirrors her architecture while fusing midcentury design with American modernism. // 1065 Ashby Ave. (Berkeley), midcenturymobler.com

Fabulous Finds for Style + Beauty Mavens

Get your guys on the road to healthy skin with Jaxon’s Lane’s travel skincare set ($50). It includes a pair of gel eye masks, moisturizer, sunscreen, and face wash all in a waterproof pouch. ICYMI: dermatologist darling Jaxon Lane is a SF men’s grooming brand that uses advanced Korean technology and natural ingredients in its products. // Shop online at jaxonlane.com.

Fabulous Finds for Style + Beauty Mavens

For hitting the road or organizing stuff at home, Everlane’s ReNew catch-all case ($35) plays it just right. Water-resistant and made of 100 percent recycled polyester, it features five inside pockets, one outside zip pocket, and smushes easily into bags on the move. // Shop online at everlane.com.

Fabulous Finds for Style + Beauty Mavens

This little green tube is sure to make her holiday—and eyebrows. From local brow guru Michelle Holmes, Rye Beauty’s Grooming Serum ($42), promotes natural hair growth with clean ingredients. Cheers to fuller, happier face frames for all. // Shop online at ryebeauty.com.

Fabulous Finds for Style + Beauty Mavens

Make him blush with this mauve, organic-cotton hoodie ($110) from State of Flux, one of our favorite Mission brands. With “Better Days Ahead” screen-printed on the back, the layer is a reminder to adopt an optimistic mindset as we move into 2023. // Shop in store at 1176 Valencia St. (Mission) and online at stateofflux.shop.

Fabulous Finds for Style + Beauty Mavens

Your loved ones will look too cool in Daniel George’s new shades ($155), which launched this October in two chic colors, classic tortoise and light tobacco. // Available at Daniel George, 515 Pacific Ave., 2nd floor (Jackson Square) and online at danielgeorge.com.

Thank you to our partners at Daniel George.

Fabulous Finds for Style + Beauty Mavens

Give her something to kiss-kiss about. SF makeup artist Christina Choi’s Rosé All Day luxury gloss ($28) is a gorgeous, sheer rose-gold that looks good on virtually everyone. The limited-edition lippie adds a dab of holiday sparkle to any lewk. // Shop online at christinachoicosmetics.com.

Fabulous Finds for Style + Beauty Mavens

ThirdLove’s WonderKnit Robe ($68) proves the oft-derided practical gift can, in fact, be fun and fashionable. The mod leopard print plus crazy-comfy cotton blend and mid-length make it the total holiday package. Meow! // ThirdLove, 2033 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights) and online at thirdlove.com.

Fabulous Finds for Style + Beauty Mavens

Taylor Stitch’s Yosemite shirt ($128) has been a bestseller for like ever. We get it, he’ll love it. It’s the perfect dependable flannel, made with organic cotton chamois in a classic silhouette. It gets softer over time, but never loses its rugged good looks. You know, just like him. // Taylor Stitch, 383 Valencia St. (Mission) and online at taylorstitch.com.

Fabulous Finds for Style + Beauty Mavens

When cashmere is calling, Quince’s Mongolian cashmere fisherman crew ($90) tops on our list. We are obsessed with this super soft, perfect weight, fits-like-a-dream sweater that comes in a sack full of yummy shades. // Shop online at onequince.com.

Fabulous Finds for Style + Beauty Mavens

Cast’s Getaway signet ring ($1,750) will have her under your spell in seconds flat. Not only is it beautifully crafted of sterling silver, reclaimed 14-karat gold and rose gold, it harbors a (dazzling) secret…it’s two rings in one. Flip the sapphire center and toggle between pink and blue bling. Twinkle, twinkle. // Shop in store at Cast, 1536 Redwood Hwy (Corte Madera),
Corte Madera) and online at
castjewelry.com.

Fabulous Finds for Style + Beauty Mavens

Elevate their seasonal look with this innovative Snake Shoulder Piece from YVY ($580). Popular among Hollywood celebrities, every piece is handmade to order from the finest Italian leather. Choose silver or gold hardware and style it over any piece of clothing or on bare skin. // Allow two to four weeks for crafting and production, for time sensitive orders please contact info@yvy.ch; purchase online for free worldwide shipping at yvy.ch.

Thank you to our partners at YVY.

Creative Gifts for Arts + Culture Vultures

Tell them you care while also supporting the work of Oakland Museum of California when you send this artist-designed You Are Grand notecard ($5) on eco-friendly stock. // Shop online at shop.museumca.org.

Creative Gifts for Arts + Culture Vultures

Whether they’ve only heard of the Summer of Love or lived to tell about it, any San Franciscan worth their salt will appreciate photographer Elaine Mayes’ look back in her new book, Haight Ashbury Portraits 1967-1968 ($50). // Purchase online or in store at Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St. (Inner Richmond), greenapplebooks.com; elainemayesphoto.com.

Creative Gifts for Arts + Culture Vultures

Can’t get through the holidays fast enough? Fast forward to a special New Year’s Eve experience at Club Fuzagi. The 10pm performance of Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story ($90-$175) will include bottomless prosecco and a celebration at midnight. // Get tickets at tickets.clubfugazisf.com.

Creative Gifts for Arts + Culture Vultures

Give the gift of theater. BroadwaySF mini plan memberships are now on sale and guarantee the musical lover in your life seats to four blockbuster productions at the Orpheum and Golden Gate theaters. // Shop online at tickets.broadwaysf.com.

Thank you to our partners at BroadwaySF.

Creative Gifts for Arts + Culture Vultures

Schlomer Haus gallery’s exhibition of Chloe Sherman’s photography was one of the artistic highlights of our year. Renegade San Francisco: The 1990s depicted the mood of a heyday for the city’s LGBTQ movement. Most of the original works have sold, but you can still pick up an unframed limited-edition print of “Dusty and Mary” ($1,250, 20.6″ x 29”). // Find details at schlomerhaus.com.

Creative Gifts for Arts + Culture Vultures

For the art lover who’s always wanted to learn to paint, nothing could be more bucket list–worthy than a creative retreat to Puglia, Italy. Founded by one of our favorite Bay Area artists, Caroline Lizarraga, and her Italian husband, Curiosare Italia hosts luxurious experiences featuring painting classes from the master herself paired with culinary adventures, architecture tours, meetups with local artisans, and more. Plus, guests get to stay in a stunning Italian villa. Classes are offered in the fall and spring (May 7-14 and 14-21, 2023); total amateurs are welcome.

// Starting at $5,000 for the week; learn more and reserve a spot at curiosareitalia.com.

Creative Gifts for Arts + Culture Vultures

Vinyl lovers will appreciate new records and gift certificates ($25 and up) from Stranded Records, the San Francisco and Oakland retail locations for the archival record label Superior Viaduct. New arrivals include Alice Coltrane’s fourth album, Ptah, the El Daoud, and Miles Davis’ 1969 Bitches Brew. // Shop in store at 1055 Valencia St. (Mission) and 5488 College Ave. (Oakland) and online at strandedrecords.com.

Creative Gifts for Arts + Culture Vultures

Make spirits bright this holiday season and give the gift of an unforgettable experience. Tiqets has something for everyone, from VIP access to iconic museums and landmarks to thrilling amusement parks and mesmerizing aquariums in the Bay Area and beyond. // Starting from $10; browse online at tiqets.com.

Thank you to our partners at Tiqets.

Thoughtful Gifts for Wellness Warriors

The newest must-have item for all wellness junkies: nootropics, aka supplements that may have a positive impact on the brain, helping to enhance certain cognitive functions. The Bay Area founders behind No. 8 put all those good-for-you benefits into delicious gummies geared toward focus (matcha and mint), energy (ginger and yuzu), sleep (elderberry and peach), and calm (lychee and pear). Give the best of all worlds with No. 8’s Harmony Set of four ($198). // Shop online at 8.health.

Thoughtful Gifts for Wellness Warriors

Whether the cannabis connoisseur in your life is a THC aficionado or a CBD devotee, they’ll appreciate sourcing goods from the Bay Area’s premier women-, LGBTQ-, Latinx-owned marketplace, Sava. Explore the site for a variety of strains, formulations, and accessories from mostly women- and BIPOC-owned brands. Consider Rogue’s PAQ cannabis carrier and gift set ($175) for stylish smokers. // Shop online at getsava.com.

Thoughtful Gifts for Wellness Warriors

Name a single loved one who doesn’t need a little help getting grounded. Can’t think of anyone? Then stock up on some mindfulness products from Calm, the go-to source for all things sleep and happiness. Start with a one-year subscription to Calm ($70) which offers access to a vast library of soothing music and guided meditations, then add on zen-friendly products including a Tuft & Needle meditation cushion and a Calm x Gravity Blanket. // Shop online at calm.com.

Thoughtful Gifts for Wellness Warriors

Help them feel alive with a unique SF experience: An Outdoor Yoga gift card ($33) will get their feet in the sand at Baker Beach along with a pair of headphones for listening to soulful music while they practice an all-levels, athletic yoga class. For people who love the beauty and magic of nature and movement, this is it. // Purchase online at momence.com/Outdoor-Yoga.

Thank you to our partners at Outdoor Yoga SF.

Thoughtful Gifts for Wellness Warriors

Since opening its second San Francisco location earlier this year, San Francisco wellness haven Redmint has been hailed as a must-visit venue for holistic healing. Blending ancient wisdom with modern methods, the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)–based centers offer everything from acupuncture and bodywork to infrared therapy and skincare. The spa’s 100-minute signature acupuncture service ($290) should do the trick for unwinding post-holiday season. // Purchase gift cards and book online at redmint.com.

Thoughtful Gifts for Wellness Warriors

Barry’s Bootcamp fans are likely already familiar with founding lead fitness instructor Erica Stenz. Now, the beloved trainer has teamed up with Registered Dietitian Bonnie Kuss to launch WeShred, a wellness and accountability program rooted in food, movement, and mindset guidance, plus a supportive community aspect. The 21-day Daily Support program includes coach calls, texts, tracker support, and group calls. // $199/orientation and onboarding, plus additional $525 at time of registration; ericastenz.com/weshred.

Thoughtful Gifts for Wellness Warriors

San Francisco yoga teacher Nicole Cronin is taking her signature brand of soulful instruction to the islands this spring with a five-day immersive yoga experience at the Lumeria Maui luxury retreat center in March. Blending Vinyasa, meditation, sound healing, and more, Cronin invites attendees to tune in and chill out on the North Shore. Consider this the ultimate getaway for the downward dog enthusiast in your life. // Starting at $2,399 for shared room, nicolecroninyoga.com/maui-retreat.

Practical Presents for Wanderlusters

Before any traveler hits the road, they’ll want to make sure their devices are protected and prepped for potentially bumpy terrain. Casetify’s Y2K collection of phone cases ($72-$98) are as extreme as they sound—bounce-proof, MagSafe, and designed to take serious impact. Plus, they come in an array of funky artist-designed prints like magic mushrooms, leopard, and groovy ’60s themes. Look for the brand’s first U.S. brick and mortar store to open in Santa Clara soon. // Shop online at casetify.com.

Practical Presents for Wanderlusters

It’s hard to think of anything that wreaks more havoc on the complexion than travel. Luckily, the skin experts at Juice Beauty have figured out how to pack effective, organic solutions into tiny travel sized bottles. Frequent fliers will thank you for the Anti-Wrinkle Solutions kit ($52)—stocked with serum, moisturizer, and eye treatment all boosted with the brand’s proprietary Stem Cellular blend of powerhouse ingredients—in TSA-approved sizes. // Shop online at juicebeauty.com.

Practical Presents for Wanderlusters

AllTrails, the Bay Area–based company dedicated to sharing the very best hiking paths, also has a pretty sweet online shop stocked with must-have outdoor supplies. Locals obsessed with Allbirds’ soft-AF sneakers will also appreciate AllTrails × Allbirds men’s natural run short ($68), made with sustainable, moisture-wicking materials. // Shop online at shop.alltrails.com.

Practical Presents for Wanderlusters

Is there a more coveted travel accessory than the all-mighty neck pillow? While this essential item is a must for commuting by plane, train, or automobile, not all pillows are created equal. The Komfort Kollar ($27), however, is the best-selling travel neck pillow at Stanford’s go-to travel shop, Going in Style, and it was designed and patented by a clinical professor of neurosurgery who has flown to more than 70 countries. // Going in Style, 609 Stanford Shopping Center (Palo Alto) and online at goinginstyle.com.

Practical Presents for Wanderlusters

Sometimes the travel bug bites early. If you know some wanderlusters with little ones, consider Jennifer Adams’ sweet My Little Cities travel matching game ($15), which includes 36 jumbo-size cards featuring super cute illustrations by Greg Pizzoli. Kiddos will have a blast pairing pictures of suitcases, taxis, street signs, and more, and they’ll hone their memorization skills while developing a taste for the travel life. // Shop online at chroniclebooks.com.

Practical Presents for Wanderlusters

Bay Area brand connoisseurs know there’s only one shopping destination for the ultimate collection of bags and luggage: Timbuk2. The company’s durable backpacks, accessories, and luggage, are must-haves for any wanderluster, and of course, their signature messenger bag ($89) is a San Francisco staple. // Shop in store at 506 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley) and online at timbuk2.com.

Practical Presents for Wanderlusters

Sometimes a weary traveler just needs to stop and have a hammock hang. The SuperNest ($300) is built for all kinds of weather, and its 3D-contoured design makes it extra safe and stable. The wave-inspired quilting and two removable plush pillows also make this an extra comfy place to kick back on a camping trip. // Available at Sports Basement locations Bay Area–wide and online at sportsbasement.com.

Give Back to Bay Area Nonprofits

Keep the goats bouncing and the turkeys gobbling all year round with a fun, farm-themed gift from Sonoma’s Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary, which rescues farm animals in need and educates and empowers people to look beyond animal agriculture to plant-based alternatives. Among our favorites this year are their illustrated note cards ($5.50-$15) featuring rescued animals from the farm, their fashionable goat hoodies and tees ($25-$50), and their 2023 barnyard calendar ($30). For a more experiential gift, sign up for a private tour or a goat hike with lunch. // 2336 Olivet Ln. (Santa Rosa), goatlandia.org

Give Back to Bay Area Nonprofits

Gift equitable eats. La Cocina Municipal Marketplace is so much more than just a food hall: It’s a nonprofit that supports women, non-binary, and trans immigrants, and people of color to build food-focused businesses while providing food service jobs for residents in the Tenderloin. Support their unique model of sustainable, equitable entrepreneurship with a gift box featuring noms from those whose ideas were catalyzed in La Cocina’s kitchens. There are five options to choose from, from the $35 Petite to the $150 Outrageously Luxurious, each of which contains treats like NeoCocoa’s truffles, Sabores Del Sur’s alfajores, and Teranga’s superfood baobab bars. // 101 Hyde St. (Tenderloin); shop online at la-cocina-sf-store.myshopify.com.

Give Back to Bay Area Nonprofits

Give grapes for good. For more than a decade, DeLoach Vineyards has been putting out Vinthropic, a line of Russian River Valley–grown wines dedicated to giving back. All the net proceeds from this year’s affordable option, a structured 2017 pinot noir with ripe red fruit aromas and hints of sassafras ($24), will be donated to the Redwood Empire Food Bank with the ultimate goal of providing 60,000 meals by the end of the year. // Shop online at deloachvineyards.com.

Give Back to Bay Area Nonprofits​

Help keep San Francisco children healthy and safe via the award-winning nonprofit Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.), which focuses on school-based programs that develop social and emotional skills, instill strong academic behaviors, and broaden horizons. In response to challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, R.O.C.K. has invested in a host of add-on services—physical health checks, wellness programs, literacy support, and recreation opportunities—to aid students in their continued healing process. // To learn more, or make a donation for the holidays, visit rocksf.org.

Thank you to our partners at R.O.C.K.

Give Back to Bay Area Nonprofits

Look good, feel good. Since its launch, Cow Hollow shop Anomie has integrated charitable giving into its business model. The store’s rotating Gives Back collection contributes five to 10 dollars from each of the items purchased to a variety of local and national foundations—past beneficiaries have included the Pollinator Partnership, Global Green, and the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). Check out this season’s selections of bath mats, throw pillows and tees revolving around womens’ bodies and resistance to benefit Oakland’s Charlotte Maxwell Clinic, the SF LGBT Center, and Planned Parenthood. // 2149 Union St. (Cow Hollow), shopanomie.com

Give Back to Bay Area Nonprofits

Spark one for a cause. According to Bay Area cannabis purveyor SPARC, weed can be a potent force not just for healing and relaxation, but for strengthening communities in need. They combine the two in their Carts for a Cause (as in vape cartridges) program. Currently there are three cannabis products whose proceeds will be donated to nonprofits: LPP GG4, a hybrid supporting the Last Prisoner Project; Peach Dream, a hybrid supporting Living Beyond Breast Cancer; and Unicorn OG, a sativa-dominant cartridge supporting LGBTQ Connection. // Find them at one of SPARC’s five locations in San Francisco and Sonoma or shop online at sparc.co.

Give Back to Bay Area Nonprofits

Nature is in need. The California State Parks Foundation’s Quails and Trails program is designed to get younger adults (ages 21-40) involved in outdoor activities and conservation. For just $5 a month, you’ll get (or give!) a bunch of perks in exchange for supporting 281 beautiful open spaces. Included in the membership are discounts on campsites and merch from Parks Project, invites to unique volunteer opportunities and members-only events, and goodies like socks, calendars, and tote bags. // calparks.org

Cool Presents for Kids

Launched by two design-loving mamas, Ligaya Tichy (founder of Wild Child) and art kit creator Alex Aranda, Majo Ideas’ new collection of activity books featuring a range of artists ($21/one-time purchase, monthly subscriptions available) takes aim at helping kids develop skills and vocabulary in a whole new way. Volume 1 centers around color and includes sticker sheets, mini mailable postcards, and holographic vinyl. // Shop online at majoideas.com.

Cool Presents for Kids

If you’re familiar with David Mellor’s cutlery, then you’ll appreciate Heath’s flatware for littles ($99). Ergonomically designed for kiddos ages two to 10, the set includes a fork, knife, and spoon with handles in fun primary hues. // Heath Ceramics, 2900 18th St. (Mission), heathceramics.com

Cool Presents for Kids

The SFMOMA store is a mecca for developmental and creative gifts, like this Eames Construction toy ($118) designed to teach kids (and curious parents) about the designer’s principles of modular building. It can be used to create theater sets, tunnels, and tents. // SFMOMA, 151 3rd St. (SoMa), store.moma.org

Cool Presents for Kids

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to gift a membership to Children’s Fairyland (starting at $129). Through December 31st, receive 13 months for the price of 12. Benefits begin immediately, including 50 percent off tickets to Fairy Winterland, a magical celebration happening December 16-30. Memberships purchased November 25-27 come with an exclusive collectable Magic Key enamel pin. It’s an easy peasy gift ideasy! // Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave. (Oakland); purchase online at fairyland.org.

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Cool Presents for Kids

San Francisco flower babies deserve Mira Blackman’s groovy hand-dyed onesies and tees ($32), made with organic and natural fabrics and low-impact dyes in her backyard studio. The onesies have a lap neck and snaps on the bottom for easy changes. // Shop online at mirablackman.com.

Cool Presents for Kids

Read your vegetables! Let kids play with their food with the Wordy Ensalada ($36), a bilingual set of wooden toys printed with the names of classic salad ingredients; appropriate for ages three through eight. // Kira Kids, 1234 9th Ave. (Forest Knolls), kirakids.com

Cool Presents for Kids

By New York Times bestselling author Eva Chen, the lyrical picture book I Am Golden ($19) is an ode to the immigrant experience and teaches love for Chinese-American children. // Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. (Civic Center), store.asianart.org

Cool Presents for Kids

Consider experiences instead of stuff. A membership at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (starting at $199) provides access to all kinds of outdoor and indoor exhibitions and activities at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. Parents can even drop kids off for daily programs (and go grab lunch at Cavallo Point). // 557 McReynolds Rd. (Sausalito), bayareadiscoverymuseum.org














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