gifts

Great seasonal gifts

Indulge friends and family – or yourself – in naturally luxurious tastes and sensations. Here’s just a small selection of what’s in store from our talented suppliers – many in the Bay Area, others around the country.

Seasonal pine cone candles  made of 100% pure beeswax by Gipson’s Golden, a small local honey company in Sonoma County.  $12.99 each

Enjoy the scents of the season while immersing yourself in the luxury of beeswax and pure essential oils of Spruce, Copaiba Balsam, Orange and Clove Bud. The glass is screenprinted with a modern, festive design that illuminates while burning. This 6.8 ounce candle burns for 45 hours! $19.99

Handmade ceramic match striker made by Portland-based artist Robert Brandt. $11.99

100% wildcrafted and sustainably harvested incense, teas, and fragrances. These wilderness perfumes are extracted from real, native-plant sources throughout the west, on dirt roads, trails, around campfires, and in their workship in Oakland.

Christmas Fir Cabin Spray, $24.99

Douglas Fir Spring Tips Tea, $11.99

Douglas Fir Campfire Incense, $10.99

We offer a wide selection of hand-crafted cards, notes, and gift wrapping materials from a range of creative small presses. Browse offerings from Missive press, Ilee Papergoods, Fugu Fugu Press, Yellow Owl Workshop, Red Cap Cards, Hello!Lucky and Rifle Paper Co. For all who care to send or give the very best!

Really, the hardest job in the store is taste-testing the latest creative offerings from the world’s chocolatiers, who fortunately for us seem to beat a path to our door with ever-more tempting offerings. For your holiday gifting and treating, we can recommend a few recent arrivals. From Spain, Rabitos figs filled with Brandy Granache, $1.29 each. Guido Gobino Giandujotti – milk chocolate with hazelnuts, from Italy – are 99 cents each, or $14.99 for a bag. From France’s Pralus, a selection of ten flavors of chocolate, Pyramide des Tropique, is $9.99. Invest! Enjoy!

Made in small batches with fresh milk from their own herd of pastured dairy goats, Fat Toad Farm Caramel Sauces are meticulously hand-stirred to velvety perfection over the course of five hours in traditional copper kettles. Rich and creamy, the not-too-sweet caramel sauces deliver the unmistakably tangy depth of your favorite chèvre balanced with the simplicity of fresh milk and pure cane sugar. In the true spirit of farmsteading, they exclusively use milk from their own goats, and personally shepherd each ounce of caramel from grass, to goat, to jar, and into your hands. $11.99.

Sweet treats handmade in Sonoma County by a small local honey company. Can you say “Almond Toffee Honey Popcorn” six times fast? You won’t be able to with a mouthful of this crunchy, sweet treat! This mixture of almonds and GMO-free popcorn is covered in a buttery toffee made with Gipson’s Wildflower honey. $7.99.

India Tree Muscovado Sugars | Driver's Market

Anyone into creating the finest possible desserts and baked goods will love the brown sugars that this specialty food provisioner sources from Mauritius. They are in a class by themselves. Unrefined molasses sugars with rich aromas, they add a whole new flavor dimension to baked goods. Great for making gingerbread or pumpkin pie. $6.99/lb.

Morris Kitchen is a Brooklyn based company founded in 2009 producing cocktail mixers and syrups for the home mixologist as well as high end bars and restaurants. This is typical of their unique flavor profiles: Rich Apple Cider is blended with a warming blend of mulled spices. $11.99.