2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Thank You Gifts

In search of the perfect thank you gift for the holidays? Here are gift ideas — perfect for teachers, co-workers, hairdressers, and more.

Custom Patch Snap Back Hat, $36


love marin snapback

In a quaint, tucked-away space above Bridgeway in Sausalito is LoveMarin, a project started by Marin native Jessica Norelli Cox, who produces all the photography and art herself, with 10% of gross sales going to nonprofits. This classic trucker hat features a hand-sewn patch and comes in either charcoal or heather gray.

North Bay Candleworks

Karl the Fog Candle

Paid partnership

Tis the season! Fill your home with holiday cheer and the highest quality scented candles from North Bay Candleworks. Our hand poured candles are 100% soy + coconut wax, locally made, and make the perfect gift for everyone on your list! 615.540.9331, @ northbay_candleworks

Outdoor Snack Pack Sampler, $43

Patagonia Provisions

patagonia provisions

An offshoot of the famed outdoor clothing company, Sausalito-based Patagonia Provisions Outdoor Snack Pack Sampler contains a variety of nutritious, energy-boosting snacks to fortify friends and loved ones during outdoor adventures.

West End Nursery

Paid Partnership

Holiday spirit abounds at West End Nursery. Find the perfect ornamanents and unique decorations for your friends, family, and especially yourself. Get inspired! 415.454.4175, San Rafael,

Cocktail Essentials, From $7

railroad grade

Railroad Grade Fine Accompaniments

The pandemic has been a difficult time for bars and restaurants, but Marin local Scott Jennings saw an opportunity to continue his craft of cocktailing by creating “organic seasonal cocktail syrups, cordials, shrubs, bitters, tinctures, pickled items, brandied items, garnishes, mocktails, and pre-batched cocktails.” Give these gifts to loved ones and the merriness of the season is sure to abound, as long as they share.

Eco Terric

Paid Partnership

Decorative gifts that are stylish, sustainable and non-toxic. Do visit our store and find something exquisite and unusual. We specialize in healthy furnishings and elegant interior design. Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm. Saturdays by appointment. 415.331.1923, Sausalito, rowena@eco-terric.com

Poet and/the Bench

Paid Partnership

Magical gifts that are as fun to give as to get. With more than 50 artists and designers inspired by diverse narratives, we’ve got you covered across our highly curated mix of jewelry, home goods, art, vintage decor and more. Come say hi and visit us online, too! 415.569.4383, Mill Valley

The California Collection

Paid Partnership

Collect these memorable pendants and charms representing the iconic monuments of the Bay Area, as well as, nature inspired flora and fauna of California’s National Parks. Featuring the Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Tamalpais & Stinson Beach Coastal pendants in 14k yellow gold with diamonds. 415.459.5808, San Rafael

Flora and Henri

Flora and Henri

Paid Partnership

A breathtaking collection of bespoke treasures for the whole family. Shop our hand picked selection of gorgeous, artful and artisanal designs for women, children, men, home and gift! Flora and Henri, a live and love concept shop in the Marin Country Mart, Larkspur, curating exceptional gifts and apparel for the entire family since 1998. Preserving artisanal culture from around the world! Give a gorgeous and thoughtful gift this holiday! 628.240.3601, Larkspur

The Sassy Post

Paid Partnership

The Sassy Post is a boutique gift and stationery store with a unique and delightful assortment of items for everyone on your list. You will be inspired with our exclusive local-themed gifts and more. Come see, shop, and smile with us. thesassypost@gmail.com, San Anselmo



Paid Partnership

Flourish, the artisan boutique of hand-crafted succulent, floral and orchid arrangements. Choose from our in-store selection or we can custom design for you. An array of contemporary gifts from home decor, candles, vases and more. Come in and visit us and experience our beautiful, nature-inspired vibe. 415.300.5730, Tiburon

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