Creative Made-in-the-Bay Gifts for Artists, Musicians + Culture Seekers
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Creative Made-in-the-Bay Gifts for Artists, Musicians + Culture Seekers


This story is brought to you by Cruise, an all-electric self-driving car service based in San Francisco.

Think the creative type in your life is a tricky giftee? Nah!

We've got gifts that are sure to satisfy every arts and culture lover, from design-your-own guitars to wood carving club and California-inspired watercolors. Inspire them this season.

Carving Club

(Courtesy of @melscarvingclub)

Know someone who's thinking about giving woodworking a go? Give them a subscription to Mel's Carving Club. Oakland's own Melanie Abrantes' Each month, a box containing wood butter, a carving blank, and sandpaper will arrive at their door along with instructions and a carve-along video of . If they've never carved before, order them a Starter Tool Set—and cross your fingers that they gift you back a finished bowl and spoon or candle holder. // Subscription released on 12/1, starter kit is $105,

Introducing Cruise for Good

The holiday season is the time for giving, and Cruise gives back to San Francisco year-round. Cruise is an all-electric self-driving car service coming soon to SF. While Cruise's autonomous vehicles have driven millions of miles to learn the city streets, Cruise also dedicates 1 percent of its fleet to important community needs, like delivering thousands of meals with the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank and SF New Deal. Learn more at

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