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From funky soap dishes to decorative cutting boards, these handcrafted gifts were made for your design savvy friends and family.
Finding a present for a design lover can be quite the daunting task, but when you eventually do nail down the perfect gift, damn if it isn't satisfying. This holiday season, let us help you expedite this arduous process and skip straight to the good stuff with our picks of our favorite design-focused gifts from local Bay Area businesses, designers, and creators. Below you'll find everything from ceramic plates and vases to marble mirrors and postcard-sized pieces of art—all at different price points, and all exceptionally eye-catching.
On a Roll
(Courtesy of Melanie Abrantes Designs)
Oakland maker Melanie Abrantes' mini Mesa tray is a perfect complement to any table. The elevated wood piece comes in hardwood maple and walnut—we're looking forward to displaying our impressive charcuterie boards and floral centerpieces. // $175, melanieabrantes.shop
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 getcruise.com/community.