All the Presents: 44 Excellent Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area
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All the Presents: 44 Excellent Holiday Gifts Made in the Bay Area


'Tis the season for presents and credit card debt!

But fear not, we have a gift for every budget! And as always, we've scoured the Bay Area to bring you a curation of the very finest, coolest, tastiest, funnest presents from local artisans, designers, and makers. This is the only guide you'll need to make all your people jolly...pumpkin spiced lattes not included.

Gifts Under $25

Treat your canine friend to a new toy this holiday season. The Foggy Dog's fabric-covered squeaky dog bone toy comes in an array of colors and patterns that will delight even the most discerning owner. Featuring a heavy-duty squeaker (one they claim will continue to function even after being punctured) and eco-friendly filling made from recycled plastic bottles, this hardy little toy will make for one happy pup. // $14,

Gifts Under $50

Started by two friends who discovered the benefits of a sugar-free diet, The Good Chocolate makes 100 percent organic chocolate bars without any trace of added sugars. This Family Pack(18 pieces) from the Visitacion Valley–based chocolatiers—including mint, Himalayan salt, ginger & salted almond flavors—promises indulgence without the sugary guilt. // $38,

Gifts Under $100

Give a special culture trip to an outdoor enthusiast with a perchance for good writing. This annual membership to Jack London Park combines more than 29 miles of stunning trails with historic buildings that the author of White Fang used to call home. Look out for the ruins of a 19th Century Winery, as well as the cottage where London penned his famous works. Members get year-round access, 20 percent off at the museum bookstore, and free entry for one vehicle at the park. // $75,

Gifts Under $150

Brighten up someone's day with an exotic potted Magenta Triostar from SF-based purveyor of luxury houseplants Leon and George. Each plant is selected and styled by interior design pros, and comes pre-potted and delivered right to your doorstep. Friends without green fingers will especially appreciate the lifetime plant doctor support tagged to each plant, not to mention the fact that the company is dedicated to plant a tree in a U.S National Forest for each pot sold. // $139,

Gifts Under $250

Gift an aspiring chef this hardy handmade Canvas and Leather Knife Roll from Mission-based Joshu Vela. Made here in SF from sturdy duck canvas and vacchetta leather, it has six knife slots, a zippered pouch for spoons, and smaller slots for additional tools such as tweezers and chopsticks. // $198,

Gifts Worth the Splurge

HUGOMENTO Kintsugi bowl by Joseph Weaver

For something truly special, these delightful bowls by Modern Kintsugi Artisan Joseph Weaver are form and function made whole. Taking broken pieces and mending them together with resin, gold leaf, and other precious metals using the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, Weaver imbues value and meaning to each object and in the process, creates exquisite pieces in the process. // $300-450 (depending on size),


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