Best Local Gifts – 2021 Holiday Gift Guide


Support local businesses this holiday season!

We have compiled a great list of San Francisco Bay Area-based brands offering a wide array of products, services, and even parties. Be sure to include a couple or all of these gift ideas for the special people in your life on your holiday shopping list!

1. Staycation at Handlery Union Square Hotel

Use code ‘SFMOMS’ when booking to unlock exclusive discounted rates! Give the gift of a getaway to the City! Handlery Union Square Hotel is located next to THE holiday central of San Francisco. Your loved ones will love the staycation filled with festive activities in downtown SF (ice skating, giant Christmas tree, Santacon, etc.) without having to commute to and from their homes.

2. Dabble & Dollop

Dabble & Dollop makes bath time even more exciting and enjoyable for toddlers (older kids and parents/caretakers too!) and is a family business run by SF Bay Area Mom Stephanie Leshney. Hailing from the natural ingredient industry, Stephanie designed the products specifically for kids, using ingredients that have been carefully selected, sustainably sourced, and sustainably produced using a cold-process method of production. All products are also mixable – so kids can get really creative by coming up with their own custom concoctions – and bonus: it is much cleaner than slime!

3. Flexispot Ergonomic Furniture

Flexispot is the perfect place to outfit your home office, your teen’s gaming hub, your family game room, or even your office office with a fresh set of ergonomic furniture! The Sit2Go Fitness Chair provides a super comfortable sitting experience and doubles as an exercise bike. This chair-bike is also on rollers, so it can be moved easily around the house and used anytime – unlike that rowing machine/stationary bike that has been sitting somewhere for months collecting dust. Pair the chair with a height-adjustable standing desk and you’re game for the new year.

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4. illume | better together

illume is a digital group card tool that makes it super easy and meaningful for multiple individuals to pool videos, photos, GIFs, and notes to appreciate or celebrate a recipient whether it’s a loved one, and old friend, or school staff. All for free!

5. Juni Party

Running with a tech-savvy crowd? Host your very own Juni party and invite young friends to explore the joys of coding in an interactive, hour-long group session, led by expert Juni instructors from the Silicon Valley start-up. These parties are great for kids ages 5-15, with any level of coding experience. You can read more about our own Juni party experience here.

6. Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

We love our parks here in the Bay Area. Purchase and/or gift a Parks Conservancy membership and help preserve the Golden Gate National Parks for all communities – today and for the next generation. From now until December 31, 2021, your membership gift to re-join the Parks Conservancy will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000! Members Enjoy special member benefits while discovering fun adventures in the Golden Gate National Parks.

7. SWEET55 Artisanal Chocolates

Embracing her Swiss culinary heritage and working exclusively with sustainable Swiss grand cru chocolate, Ursula Schnyder, Chief Chocolate Officer, leads the production of all products freshly made and in small batches on the beautiful Californian coast in Half Moon Bay.

8. FlexiMounts®️ Garage System

When it comes to your home, space and storage are a must for your family. You can maximize that space even in your garage. Fleximounts offer several storage solutions for your garage. Perhaps you want to free up floor space. If so, you should consider their Classis Overhead Garage Storage Rack. Or perhaps you want to maximize wall space? Then the Classic 2-Pack Wall Shelving will fit the bill.

9. Steeped Coffee

Santa Cruz is bringing coffee to a whole new level! No machines, pods, equipment, or extra plastic packaging results in a single serving of coffee that is truly a simple cup. Easy peasy for a quick morning/afternoon/evening cup o’ joe for coffee lovers.

10. Whim Local is a ‘shop local‘ platform to drive discovery for small independent businesses based in the Bay Area. Discover local artisan gifts and so much more – from arts & crafts to gift hampers and baskets to jewelry and apparel.

11. KhuenPhu CBD Goodies

KhuenPhu is an AAPI inspired Hemp CBD brand built to modernize Asian healing traditions. Their Water Soluble CBD Nanoemulsion Tincture is perfect for those who need a little pick-me-up during the day to help reset the mind so you can enjoy moments with the people you love most. For anyone looking to find their power in rising to the occasion with healthy habits like regular exercise and balanced meals, try their Mango & Lychee CBD Nano Gummies. Looking to have a restful night’s sleep while supporting your balanced body and calm mind? Be sure to get their Guava & Passionfruit CBD Night Gummies!

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