2021 Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for Him and Her

From affordable to lavish, these products and experiences from Bay Area entrepreneurs and local shops are sure to please the ladies and gents on your list.

For Her

Lelamooi Simone Ring; from $1,138

Citrine, Larkspur

simone green quartz

Featuring a bezel-set gem surrounded by a hand-etched braid, this dazzling ring, designed by Marin native Kristen Hawkes, comes in several different gem options in sterling silver or 14-karat gold

Love Mert Eye Love Pillow; $34 Tysa, Mill Valley

tysa eye pillow

For a therapeutic experience, heat this hand-marbled cotton eye pillow backed with raw silk and filled with organic flaxseed and lavender in the microwave, or chill it in the freezer.

Squarit Black Bag by Michino Paris $570

squarit bag

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Shop award winning luxury men’s and women’s fashion, home decor, gifts, and so much more. Visit our stores in downtown Tiburon or Napa. 415.797.6054,@theperfectprovenance

Laurel Burch Studios

Laurel Burch Studios bag

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Laurel Burch Studios Our new Berkeley flagship store is bursting with brilliant gift ideas! Laurel’s bright, bold designs are perfect for today – discover vibrantly designed apparel and accessories, uniquely original jewelry, home goods, fabric, crafts, vintage treasures, and more. Live colorfully, shop colorfully from 10am-5:30pm Monday–Saturday, 1345 Eighth Street, Berkeley. 510.356.4344, Shop 24/7 at LaurelBurchStudios.com

Faux Fur Pom Beanie With Mountains Patch; $32 Tommy Breeze, Fairfax

Tommy Breeze

Marinite artist Tommy Breeze designs colorful patches inspired by his natural surroundings, and hand-sews every one onto a variety of hats made for enjoying the outdoors.

California Girl Jewelry

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Rare Green Tanzanite and Diamond Ring. We believe each piece of jewelry begins with a rare, spectacular gemstone. California Girl Jewelry is a mother/daughter duo who design and manufacture rare, colored gemstone jewelry. 650.504.0646, Mill Valley, @californiagirljewelry

Active Botanical Serum; $325

Vintner’s Daughter, San Francisco

vintners daughter

This year’s coveted limited edition release of Vintner’s Daughter’s luxurious facial oil, infused with 22 nutrient rich botanicals, features a bottle designed by famed Vietnamese floral designer and photographer Doan Ly.

Self Care Box for the Yogi Life

Yogi Secret

Paid Partnership

A monthly subscription box of 5-7 full-size, hand-curated, all-natural and cruelty-free self care items delivered to your door. Every Yogi Secret box is a little box of sunshine when they open it and make a perfect gift! yogisecret.com, San Francisco, @yogisecretbox

Bath Bliss Set; $80

Floramye, Larkspur

bath bliss set

Formulated to relieve sore muscles and reduce tension, each bath bomb contains 200 milligrams of full-spectrum CBD, along with a natural chakra stone to enhance the ritual of bathing.

Johann Paul Fine Jewelry

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Johann Paul Fine Jewelry has something special for everyone on your list. Featuring classic and contemporary jewelry, specializing in bridal, couture creations and fashion pieces, we welcome you back to our updated space located in the vibrant Bon Air shopping center. Special holiday Sethi Couture trunk show December 10th! 415.461.1866, Greenbrae

International Orange (io) Spa + Shop

International Orange (io) Spa + Shop

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International Orange (io) Spa + Shop, located at Marin Country Mart, offers massage and facials with steam rooms, saunas, and a relaxing lounge. Gift Certificates are available for spa services and our retail shop. Add our recently relaunched natural and organic products – io Essentials – to a gift certificate for a luxurious holiday gift that will make almost anyone smile. 415.563.5000, Larkspur

Sofia Jewelry

Sofia Jewelry

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Sofia Jewelry offers you a one stop shop for all the jewelry lovers in your life. From stacking rings to colored gemstones to silver jewelry, come in and find the perfect gift to celebrate the season. Special holiday Sethi Couture trunk show December 11th! 415.388.8776, Mill Valley


For Him

Nocs Provisions Zoom Tube; $75

Proof Lab, Mill Valley

zoom tube

A product made for outdoor exploration and conceived in San Francisco, the rugged but lightweight Zoom Tube offers magnification power equivalent to a 400mm zoom lens.

PCH Full Zip Hoodie; $148

California Cowboy, San Francisco

pct hoodie

Designed by a local team of dedicated road trippers, this hard-working hoodie boasts a nylon-lined bottle pocket, zipped dry pocket, bottle opener pocket, loop to secure sunglasses and more!

The Beer Bible; $25 (paperback), $38 (hardcover)

Book Passage, Corte Madera and San Francisco

beer bible

The second edition of this beer-lover’s guide is filled to the brim with historical facts, “beers to know” recommendations, brewery profiles and even travel tips for beer lovers.

Men’s Plaid Board Shirt; $149

Pendleton, Corte Madera

pendelton board shirt

Made from water-, odor- and stain-resistant wool, Pendleton’s best-selling, machine washable board shirt has been an essential among California surfers since the 1960s.

Gimo’s Suede and Knit Jacket With Leather Details; $2,500

Gene Hiller, Sausalito

gene hiller jacket

Made in Italy, the unique styling of this luxurious jacket, available at one of Marin’s finest men’s clothing and accessory stores, makes it a go-to piece for any occasion.

Gazelle Medeo T9,$2599 

The New Wheel

You’ve seen the cyclists climbing steep hills without a lick of sweat on their brows, right? This is how they do it. It’s the eco-friendly electric powered bicycle, and it’s peddling its way onto the wish lists for many collectors of outdoor-lifestyle toys — of which there are more than a few in Marin. Pick one up at The New Wheel in Larkspur.

Highball Shaker; $79

High Camp, San Rafael

Highball Shaker

With an indestructible, leak-proof, vacuum-sealed design perfect for outdoor adventuring, this monogram-ready cocktail shaker can also be used as a to-go tumbler or mini cooler for a can of beer.

Mark Larkspur 2,$1199 

Marin Bikes

The Mark Larkspur 2 is the new “adventure mixte” bike from this legendary local business blending old-school style and modern components with a snazzy CroMo steel frame — perfect for a neighborhood cruise or a tour down the dirt of Crown Road.

Winter Leaf Wetsuit,$390–$435 

Proof Lab

Proof Lab

For the surfer on your list, pick up the Winter Leaf wetsuit (4mm or 5mm). Designed and constructed by Mill Valley’s Proof Lab owner Nate McCarthy for severe cold, this suit’s ergonomic panels offer an unparalleled fit and maximum comfort for “prolonged maritime exposure.”

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