Celebrate scholarly success with these product pics from local companies and stores.
Bart Bridge, Vacaville
Grads can flaunt their hometown pride — and stash cash, an ID or a credit card — in this line of hats featuring hand-sewn patch pockets; there are loads of locales to choose from.
Sweetheart Necklace; from $68
Collective Hearts, Mill Valley
A visible token of your love and affection, the delicate, handcrafted Sweetheart Necklace is available in sterling silver or with a 14-karat gold fill.
Passport Case; $65
Folio Fine Stationery & Gifts, Larkspur
Encourage wanderlust with this brightly hued goatskin leather case that holds a passport, customs card and baggage claim ticket and can be personalized with your child’s name.
San Rafael Luggage Center, San Rafael
If you’re ready to upgrade your kiddo’s luggage, this lightweight, hard-side carry-on with 360-degree rotating wheels and an ergonomic, one-touch monopole handle is just the ticket.
Fresh & Ready Meals; from $10/serving
Sunbasket, San Francisco
Give the gift of no cooking or clean up: Locally based Sunbasket’s new single-serving, ready-to-heat meals inspired by global cuisines are on the table in as little as four minutes.
Blanc, San Anselmo
Add an easy, elegant touch to a first apartment with Tocca’s Voyage collection of diffusers, evoking the scents of exotic destinations like Kauai, Capri, Bora Bora and Marrakech.
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Lotus Abrams has covered everything from beauty to business to tech in her editorial career, but it might be writing about her native Bay Area that inspires her most. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the San Francisco Peninsula, where they enjoy spending time outdoors at the area’s many open spaces protected and preserved by her favorite local nonprofit, the Peninsula Open Space Trust.