The season is far too short to enjoy all those Christmas cookies and holiday songs. Don’t even get me started on the holiday shopping. If you’re in the Bay Area, these local gifts are perfect for just about everyone on your shopping list.
For The-More-The-Merrier Family
They just moved into a new house in the Richmond and are in need of some comfy seating options. And with three kids, one (or more) of these poufs would be perfect! $95.
For the Tech Savvy Nephews
My sister and brother-in-law would kill me for getting this game system but my nephews would love me for eternity :) $200.
For the Princess-Obsessed Niece
She is a beautiful little princess so these slippers will be the perfect accessory — if she doesn’t already have a pair! $39.
For the Bike Enthusiast
Biking in San Francisco can be tough with all the hills, but my sister Rachel lives at the top of one and works at the bottom of one so this could be the perfect commuter companion! Plus, she’d look great on it! $400.
For the Urban Fashionista
Nancy Sinatra must have been talking about these puppies when she sang, “these boots were made for walking.” In San Francisco walking is just what you do, so, these would be perfect for getting around town in style and a bit of warmth for that unpredictable Bay Area weather. $120.
For the Family Sportsman
Youcef, my brother-in-law is the ultimate sportsman. Always game to try some new athletic undertaking. And while I know he has already tried snowboarding, perhaps this board would prompt him to hit the slopes of Tahoe on a more regular basis. $240.
For the Mother Who Loves to Accessorize
My mom is a real sweetheart so I think this designer bag would fit her wardrobe perfectly! Plus, she’s always looking for fun new bags so…consider her gift complete! $75.
For the Design Snob
My dad has always had a nose for quality and this Mid-Century dresser is nothing if not a beautiful piece of quality furniture. My folks just redid their San Francisco apartment so I sense this would work well here. $1800.
For the Roadtrippers
My parents have mastered the art of living in two places at once. They divide their time between San Francisco and Davis, California so this cargo box would be helpful for all the back-and-forth. And since they are continually with the grandkids who have an abundance of stuff, this would make the perfect gift. $125.
For the Seafarer
My friend James spends a lot of time in the water so this wall sculpture has obvious appeal. And he is just crazy enough that this might actually work in his home. $575.
For the Medieval Dreamers
C’mon! This folk art painting is too perfect for a seven-year-old girl or just the whimsical at heart. $50.
For Those with 2 Green Thumbs and Plenty of Style
My friend Gioia has always had impeccable taste and these Gainey planters are just amazing. She’s a city girl by birth and nature but she’s willing to get her hands dirty – assuming the end product is pristine. I think these fit the bill. $250.
For Lifelong Design Lovers
My oldest buddy Mike’s mother, Susan, is partly to blame for my love of architecture and design. And though Mike’s passion falls more to the silver screen, I know some of his mother’s taste must have rubbed off on him. And since he and his family just moved back to Berkeley no doubt some slick storage will come in handy in their new place. $795.
For Curious Collectors
I’ve always loved this piece. If anyone can appreciate somewhat obscure design pieces, it’s my good friend Kevin. $625.
Happy holidays and good luck shopping!