'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, thefoggydog.com
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, goodchocolate.com
Gifts Under $100
Carnivores will salivate at this California Reserve Dry Aged Holstein "Jorge" Cut Rib steak from The Flannery—a father-daughter purveyor of prime meats based in the Bay Area. Specializing in Holstein steaks, this custom cut bone-in rib steak from the chuck end of the Prime Rib with a large amount of the Ribeye Cap is named after one of Flannery's favorite Spanish wine importers. Aged for 30 to 35 days and with impressive marbling, it's a gift worthy of any pit-master. // $68 for 36oz, flannerybeef.com
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, leonandgeorge.com
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, joshuvela.com
You don't have to travel far to indulge in a spectacular romantic weekend getaway. The Harbor House Inn in Elk, CA on the Mendocino coast is a luxury destination with breathtaking views and a top-notch restaurant to boot. Chef Matthew Kammerer creates hyper-local tasting menus inspired by locally gathered ingredients that pique the palate, even as the unsurpassed coastal views is a treat for the eyes. The best part? It's only an hour away from the city. // Look Out Room: $395-$435, theharborhouseinn.com