.Holiday Guide

Dec 7, 2022

Last Minute Gifts

A festive guide to ethically sourced retailers in Oakland  Holiday season is here. *Bells jingle softly in the distance; steam rises off a cup of hot chocolate.* A miraculous and much-needed week or two of rain, nippy temperature and shop windows dutifully bedecked in honor of various winter festivities all...
Dec 16, 2020

Gift Local

Let's imagine this holiday gift-giving worst case scenario: Like any Covid-fearing citizen, you've remained quarantined, stayed home and done all your gift shopping online. And then the alerts start blowing up your phone—"Your Delivery is Delayed!" Ack! Thanks...
Dec 9, 2020

Ideas for the epicures and aesthetes in your life

Gifts for Cooks Since almost everyone is doing more cooking right now, gifts for kitchen use are both practical and welcome. Take a look at these suggestions—most will work for both cuisine novices and chef-wannabes, and a couple...
Nov 26, 2019

Give Them a Snuggle, Snuffle, Cuddle or Chew

Pets need presents, too! Or at least we humans think they do, and luckily, there's a whole pantheon of prezzies to delight your animal companions. From luxurious beds for your dog to lounge on, to scratch pads...
Nov 26, 2019

New Terrain, Fat Bikes, RFID Tags, and Much More Food

As usual, the first snow of the winter season hit Lake Tahoe in September. That bodes well for skiers and snowboarders eager to hit the slopes. And, in fact, this winter may bear out that promise. The...
Nov 26, 2019

40-Plus Gift Options for Adults

100% Pure 2983 Ave., Berkeley, 510-548-8595, 100PercentPure.com $10-76 Your lipstick lover will have the perfect pout with the Holiday Lipstick Duo from 100% Pure. Featuring both a red gold and rose gold pomegranate oil lipstick, this gift pack will...
Nov 26, 2019

Hark! The Herald Angels Drink

One of the best ways to share the holiday spirit is ... literally, with spirits. Give some of those hard-to-please adults on your list bottled gifts that are just a touch edgier and/or fancier than anything they'd...
Nov 26, 2019

The Best Bars for Reuniting Your Crew

It's the holiday season, which means that for those of us who grew up in the Bay Area, it's the best time of the year to reunite with friends who have since moved away and are back...
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