It’s that time of year again! Holiday season is upon us and it’s time to get those Christmas gifts. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite local gift ideas for you. All of the companies included are located in the Bay Area, as we love shopping local. We’ve also included lots of ideas for the little ones on your list because, let’s face it, the holiday’s are all about seeing those little smiles!
For the Fashionista
Synergy Organic Clothing is a local Santa Cruz company that makes the softest organic clothing. They have items for every body and styles that can be dressed up or down, making them closet staples. At the core, Synergy is not only committed to creating clothing with a minimal environmental impact, but also empowering men and women through ethical employment practices. Next time you visit Santa Cruz check out their shop, or shop online. Their styles look great on everyone so it’s the perfect clothing brand to gift this holiday season.
Mantra makes polos built for everywhere- stylish enough for the workweek, yet comfortable and versatile enough to be a weekend staple. Mantra is committed to making gear that takes a stand for the planet. The polos are made from repurposed plastics, produced sustainably and ethically in California, and the company commits 1% of its sales to nature conservation. We love great products that you can also feel good about – a perfect gift for the holidays!
For the Home Decorator
Barrel Dreams creates furniture, serving boards, planters, and more from recycled wine barrels. It’s located in Campbell and they even offer workshops from time to time so you can make your own! A piece from Barrel Dreams is perfect for the wine lover in your life. Or anyone wanting a one-of-a-kind unique piece.
Gooseberry Designs creates fun, whimsical maps and illustrations for all of their unique home goods. We love their tea towels and engraved cutting boards that feature our favorite Bay Area cities. They make the perfect gifts for anyone living in the Bay and we are never against buying yourself a little something this holiday season.
For the Eco-Friendly
Flip & Tumble shopping bags are the perfect gift for nearly anyone on your Christmas list. They are a local Berkeley based company with an eco-friendly focus. The 24-7 bag is sturdy, holding up to 50lbs, and conveniently flips into itself to create a tight little bundle. In addition to these great shopping bags they also carry super light backpacks and produce bags that we love as well!
Planted Design is a pretty unique company that makes living art. This beautiful maintenance free living art piece was made by this amazing company based here in the Bay Area. They make all types of living wall and art installation pieces throughout the world and strive to bring greenery into the urban space.
For The Person Who Has Everything
Burke Williams is the perfect gift for the person who has everything. Give the gift of rest and relaxation with a Burke Williams Holiday Package. All packages come with a bonus 3-day spa pass! Burke Williams has locations in San Francisco and San Jose. We love coming here for a day of pampering. All services come with access to their spa before and/or after treatments.
Round Pond offers the perfect gift sets for every budget. They offer amazing wine gift boxes for wine lovers. For those who don’t drink wine they also offer olive oils and syrups made at their estate in Napa Valley. Enjoy an individual gift concierge service
with personalized gift notes, customized inserts, coordinated shipping & arrival dates and tailored cost proposals to meet your budget. For their gift concierge service call the Round Pond Gifting Concierge directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 707-302-2575. Please use our coupon code “BayAreaBuzz” for a flat shipping of $10 on all gifts!
For the Kiddos
Livie and Luca make some of the most adorable children’s shoes. Their company is based on the value of spreading joy and to making a difference through the creation of comfortable and whimsical shoes. Shoes are made with soft leathers, bold designs and whimsical modern touches. They are made for easy care, lightweight, breathable, flexible, room for growth, and ease for putting on and off- just what busy parents love! Their Tiempo boots come in three color ways and make the perfect gift for the stylish little girls in your life.
Bird & Bean clothing is designed by a local Berkeley mom and not only are the prints oh so cute, but the fabric is super soft and comfy for playtime and sleep. The fabric is stretchy so it can fit little ones for a long time. We love their long sleeved dresses and their rompers make a perfect Christmas gift. They have a shop in Berkeley, so check it out if you are in the East Bay!
Tea Collection is one of our favorite kids brands of all time. This San Francisco based kids clothing company focuses on connecting little ones with the world and aim to form a global connection through the many different designs and styles they offer every season. Their designs are inspired by different cultures around the world and 10% of their profits are used to better the world for kids everywhere.
Mrs. Grossman’s stickers have been a favorite of ours since we were kids and now our kiddos love them too. Their headquarters and sticker factory are located in Petaluma where they have been for more than 35 years. They have tons of great holiday gifts for all ages. Sticker packs, sticker books, sticker collages, activity books, Peel and Play books and more. Their sticker sheets make great stocking stuffers too!
Lunchbots makes it easy for us to pack snacks and lunch for a day out. Kids the little compartments perfect for cheese, crackers, strawberries, and whatever else you can dream up. Best of all these containers are reuseable and beat using plastic baggies! They come in multiple configurations and are customizable down to the lid color. was founded by a Los Altos mom, so your purchase supports local business. Buy directly online or on Amazon.
Glossy Dots specializes in stylish modern baby essentials. From bibs and burp cloths to hooded towels, rattles and storage solutions, you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for every baby on your list. Their hip prints and super absorbent cloth make them our go to bib brand. Plus, it’s a local brand founded by a Bay Area mom!
Bash + Sass make fun gender neutral clothing for kids ages 6 mos- 12 years old. They have a fun urban street style to their items with all clothes “made for play.” All their clothes have a monster from their four collections that stand for Optimism, Patience, Confidence, and Spontaneity. These monsters represent self- confidence and helping others no matter their skin color, gender, or family makeup.