There a chill in the air, which means that the holiday season is right around the corner! No matter what you celebrate (or don't), it's always a wonderful time to show that special someone in your life how much you care about them. Browse this gift guide and check out 11 exclusive gift suggestions from 11 of our favorite Bay Area partners. There are more along the way so stay tuned!
Boogie Oogie Oogie on into the new year with the best beats of yesterday and today. You know that Barry Manilow Christmas album that everyone loves? Or maybe that's just me... but who doesn't love the soul-healing, angelic sound of Barry Manilow's voice singing "Happy Holidays"? Amoeba Music has thousands of CDs available at the tip of your fingers, and when you click here you can save $5 off of your next purchase!
Who doesn't love drinking wine while bundled up in a blanket? Around this time of year, the hard part is remembering where you put all your blankets and wool socks. Carica Wines has got you covered on the wine front, so no worries there, but they aren't going to be able to help you find your winter clothing. When you buy that nice bottle of wine for the romantic date in your life, click here to get a free wine tasting when you buy a bottle of wine!
This holiday season share an art experience like no other when you bring your partner to a production at the Aurora Theatre Company. Give them a night out on the town that will inspire great conversations and take you to new worlds . Click here to save $10 on admission to any regular season production!
Surprise your plant nerd with a new addition to their collection. It's like having a child without actually having the responsibility and drain of having a child. Make caring for the plant a team effort. Protip: don't sneak it in with their other plants. New plants should always be quarantined for a few weeks before they are allowed to play with the big kids (like human children). If you don’t really want to encourage the ever expanding house forest, Flowerland Nursery also has a wide selection of plant-themed gifts. Click here and save $10 on your next purchase!
Get a taste of Italy this holiday season with authentic Italian gelato and cioccoiata calda (hot cocoa), made by Italians. Berkeley and Pleasanton are home to the Bay Area's hottest gelatisserie (or I guess coldest). Stop by Almare Gelato with your other half to taste rich, creamy, and delectable flavors like toasted almond with caramelized figs and stracciatella. Click here to get a free gelato when you buy another of the same size!
6. Lunch Out on the Town
Go out for a lunch date and enjoy high quality food from a reputable, respectable, and politically well-informed establishment. Saturn Café is always a top choice for a meal out in the town and you can be sure that all ingredients used are top quality organics from local farms. Click Here to get 20% off your entire purchase!
Is your partner ready to take their style to the next level? Hats are a fantastic way to bridge form and function so your head is always looking great. If you've heard them talking about getting a hat or think they would love to get one this holiday season, stop by the Berkeley Hat Company and peruse their inventory. Click here to save 15% on your next purchase!
Your wardrobe is a reflection of you, so as a sustainable and ethical human, are you convinced that your outfits mirror your values? It doesn’t matter if you’re working, playing, or traveling, you can show your stylish side when you explore Stella Carakasi's wide collection of sustainable and ethically derived designer clothes! Click here to save 10% on your next in-store purchase. Or head on over to Foxglove and click here to save 15% on regularly priced items.
Celebrate freedom of expression and spark great conversations with the one you love with the gift of a book. Pegasus Books has all sorts of books, and over 300,000 world views. If you're going to get a book, get it from here. Click here to save 20% on your next purchase!
10. Sustainable Brunch
Take your partner out to a sustainable-minded and ethically driven restaurant that offers some of the best cuisine of the Bay Area! Gather is the perfect mix of incredible food, incredible atmosphere, and incredible values which offers an easy and accessible route for those that hope to create a more environmentally friendly food system. Click here to save 50% on one dish when you buy one of equal or lesser value!
Take some time away from all the hustle and bustle and stop by a spa so you can both relax and enjoy a much-deserved break. Elixir Salon Spa combines artistic vision with everyday practicality. Click here to save $20 when you get a custom hair color service!
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Sending you the warmest wishes and toastiest vibes from everyone here at Chinook Book!