Its that time of year again where we have compiled a list of local goodies to aid you in tackling your gift list! There’s something different for everyone so take a look!
For the Foodie
Foustman’s Salami: Any foodie loves a good charcuterie platter, and top notch salami is key. Foustman’s Salami makes wonderful gift boxes or their salami makes a great stocking stuffer as well. Pick and choose an assortment for your recipient or go with their best sellers. This Bay Area family-owned business specializing in creating unique styles and flavors of artisanal uncured dry salami. Their salami is all-natural and nitrate-free! We love including different flavors of Foustman’s salami on charcuterie and cheese boards or paired with our favorite drinks.
Clif Family: You’ve probably heard of this brand from their famous Clif Energy Bars. They also own the beautiful Clif Family Winery which was created on the owner’s love for good food and wine. Their offerings include delicious wine grown on their winery, a food truck, and various artisan food and gifts handcrafted from their organic farm.
The Chocolate Dozen – For the friend with a sweet tooth, look no further than The Chocolate Dozen. Their fun holiday cookies are the perfect gift to bring along when visiting friends and family. Or send an assortment if you can’t visit in person. Families will love assembling their ginger bread house making kits!
Truffle Shuffle: We’ve tried so many of Truffle Shuffles amazing and fun cooking classes! They have a calendar full of great classes to choose from and if you can’t make it not to worry- you can always watch the video class later. They also sell some truffle related products such as their truffle salt, truffle honey, and of course whole fresh truffles!
For the Gift of an Experience
Wildflower Picnics – Have you ever experienced a luxury picnic? Lounge in our pretty much year round California sun with the most beautiful picnic set up. Choose from their “Birds of Paradise” theme or “Dessert Rose” theme and a location of your choosing in the Bay Area. Everything will be set up for you when you arrive and tons of add on options such as a charcuterie board or board games can be made ready for you to enjoy with a loved one or friends.
For the Kiddos
Bird & Bean: When it comes to comfy and cute clothes, you can’t go wrong with Bird & Bean. They have a brick & mortar in Berkeley or you can shop online. Our daughters are big fans of the dresses and their pjs are our go to. The fabric they use is super soft and stretchy so it can be worn for multiple years, which is usually unheard of for children’s clothing!
Joy Street Kids: We always enjoy when merchandise is made with a Bay Area touch. Joy Street Kids has a gorgeous San Francisco line for kids and baby pajamas, dresses, shirts, and bibs. All her prints are hand drawn and clothes are made from 100% Peruvian Pima Cotton. This cotton is naturally hypo-allergenic and free of chemicals for any soft baby skin sensitivity.
For the Fur Babies
Trim Dog Food– This adorable shop in Los Gatos makes delicious and eye pleasing food for your doggie fur babies with the highest quality of ingredients and care. But individual food choices such as their meatballs or meatloaf or get their “Over the Rainbow” Bento or “Pup Foodie Box” that has an assortment of yummy goodies!
For the Commuter
Blix Bikes: If you want to go big or go home this holiday season, a Blix Bike Ebike is a sure fire win! These bikes is headquartered in Santa Cruz and build bikes with a unique combination of clean looks, powerful performance and smart utility features, developed for everyday transportation and leisure riding with comfortable and user-friendly design. Blix offers innovative e-bike models including city, cruiser, cargo and folding ebikes. Not only are Blix Bikes fun to ride, they help our community become truly sustainable – environmentally, economically, and socially!
For the Plant Lover
Plants By POST: For the plant lovers on your list you have to check out Plants by POST in Campbell. Or have a plant delivered to your recipient’s door when you shop online. Their shop is a green sanctuary with everything from everyday easy to care for plants to rare finds that will make even the most seasoned plant experts swoon. Also make sure to check out their workshops which would make a super fun holiday activity!
For the gift of Comfort
Brondell: The gift of fresh air is irreplaceable. Brondell’s Pro Sanitizing Air Purifier with AG+ Technology by Aurabeat is an extra layer of protection for your home and proven by independent lab tests at MRIGlobal to eliminate ≥99.9% of COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) within 15 minutes, while producing zero ozone. This day in age with Covid and wild fires, this gift will definitely be used and appreciated by anyone on your Christmas list.
Burk Williams Spa: is the place to go to enjoy spa amenities, massages, facials, manicures and more! In the spirit of the season, @burke_williams is offering expertly curated holiday gift card packages filled with exclusive services, providing a luxuriously relaxing and immersive spa day for all spa-goers and their loved ones. A gift from Burke Williams is bound to make anyone feel special and loved this holiday season.