Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

If you're still looking for that perfect gift post-Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, look no further! We've compiled a great gift guide sprinkled with small business we adore. We hope it encourages you to shop small this holiday season!

  1. Cheese knives that feel special, $38 for set of three
  2. fun cake stand for their next quarantine bake, $118
  3. A jar of Luxardo cherries for an elevated happy hour, $19.95
  4. A gorgeous board from one of our favorite small businesses (we own a few), from $75
  5. An ode to California in a cookbook-meets-travel-guide-meets-California-interior-design, $25.43
  6. An olive tree sapling for the far-away friend, $65
  7. A sleek corkscrew for the wine lover, $50
  8. No, it's not that 'Volcano' scent that everyone and their mother owns; same brand, but 'Spiced Cider'-scented, $32
  9. An eight-pack of BBQ rubs perfect for the meat lover, $96


  1. A Pendleton fleece jacket that's cute and cozy, $175
  2. Booties from the incredible small business we get ours from, $399
  3. This sterling silver feather turquoise pendant from a local jewelry maker and friend we love, $95
  4. A distressed bandana from another local small business we adore, $17
  5. This gold armadillo ornament, $12.95
  6. An earthy body wash that brings the high desert of the Eastern Sierras into your shower, $12
  7. Coffee from Joshua Tree, $14
  8. Botanical beauty oil in the best earthy scents, $22
  9. A camp chair made for stargazing, $112.39 on sale
  10. A candle akin to having a smoke at a rowdy rodeo, $32
  11. This 'Desert Sky' Pendleton blanket for stargazing, $289


  1. A unisex raglan tee for the spirited homebody, $30
  2. Men's flannel sleep pants in a festive print, $24
  3. A mug that comes with a warmer, $75
  4. Shearling-lined Birkenstocks for maximum comfort, $124.95
  5. Easily one of the best loose leaf teas we've ever had, $13
  6. A candle literally called 'Comfort Zone', $24
  7. A ceramic matchstick holder/striker, $22
  8. An award-winning body wash, $25
  9. A bitters set for at-home cocktails, $34.95

  1. supersoft thermal henley that comes in a ton of colors, $19.99
  2. This packable blanket to keep him warm on trips, $129
  3. A meal kit from a company we love, $30
  4. Soap on a rope, $14.95
  5. A travel-ready stove for solo trips, $89.99
  6. A Sherpa-lined jacket, $54.99
  7. A mug perfect for sitting around the campfire, $14.90
  8. This classic flask for a little mountain bourbon, $40


  1. A custom stamped necklace that holds a special meaning
  2. A fragrance that conjures up the fresh air on a road trip, $24
  3. Dominoes with a gold lucite upgrade, $120
  4. A cool turntable in a faded blue color, $89.95
  5. A lip balm stocking stuffer that will bring them back to their childhood, $5.50
  6. This embroidery kit with a sweet daisy pattern, $38
  7. An old-school money pouch, $8
  8. A leather catch-all tray, $99

  1. A custom macrame piece for the eclectic home lover, prices vary
  2. A vintage-inspired specimen tapestry in a variety of prints, $19
  3. A funky vase, $50
  4. This 'Stay Wild' Gift Box from our favorite Studio City florist (LA locals only; this company does not ship florals), $120
  5. A large vintage mason jar candle from a local maker we love, $60
  6. A trio of unisex scents to share with your significant other, $120

  1. A fun craft kit for the creative kids from a NM-based small business, $15
  2. Solar system sidewalk chalk, $43
  3. That giant dance-on piano we all wanted in the '90s, $39.99
  4. A personalized mug with their own design, $16.29
  5. The coolest kid's ski googles, $60
  6. A lip balm trio for the kid who's "not a kid anymore" $30
  7. The sweetest baby gift for the little one you haven't met yet, $55
  8. A glow-in-the-dark soccer ball for the sporty kid, $37.50

Our Favorite #shoplocal Gift Spots

There are almost too many to name, but here are some of our favorites! Follow 'em on Instagram, pop into their stores, and show 'em some love this holiday season (plus into 2021).


  • Eden (@edenmendocino) for vintage finds, vinyl records, and curated jewelry pieces; our new favorite shop in town
  • Halo Salon (@halosalonukiah) for great hair care kits, trendy hats, and the cutest accessories
  • Black Oak Coffee Roasters (@blackoakcoffeeroasters) for a coffee subscription or bags of beans
  • La Tre (@latreclothing) for new denim and the chicest sweaters
  • Brevado (@shopbrevado) for cute candles and cozy loungewear
  • Hometown Store for anything home-related; cheeseboards and ornaments and baking gifts, oh my!
  • Rainbow Ag (@rainbow_ag) for the handyman, animal lover, or farm kid
  • Mendocino Book Company for the avid reader in your life; lots of fun stocking stuffers, too
  • Pacific Outfitters (@pacificoutfitters) for the outdoorsy type; lots of great beanies and socks for the cold weather ahead
  • Ukiah Natural Foods Co-Op (@ukiahnaturalfoods) for local wines, natural lip balms, organic chocolate, and patterned tea towels that make perfect stocking stuffers
  • Boutique 120 (@boutique120) for neutral pieces and pretty jewelry
  • Shoefly & Sox (@shoeflyandsox) for comfortable footwear and quirky gifts
  • The Nook (@nookgelato) for a sweet or caffeinated pick-me-up and stocking stuffers
  • Body Glow (@bodyglowukiah) for the tan-loving babe, plus lots of cute accessories and comfy clothes


  • Mariposa Market (@mariposa_market) for local jams, wines, and miscellaneous gifts
  • JD Redhouse & Company (@jd.redhouse.co) for mercantile goods ranging from kids toys to cozy clothes
  • Moon Lady/Moon Man (@willitsmoonlady) for stylish threads and accessories


  • Mendocino Jams & Preserves (@mendocinojams) for the prettiest jars of jam, butters, preserves, and jellies; A+ for packaging and taste
  • Splendiferous (@splendiferousboutique) for comfy basics
  • Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkles (@gallerybookshop) for a great kid's book section
  • Erin Keller Home (@erin_keller_home and on Etsy) for eclectic pillows and unique home decor that feels like a colorful trip to Southeast Asia
  • Sherwood Company (@sherwoodcompany) for the cute homebody type; sweet baby gifts as well
  • Lost Coast Surf Shack for the lover of surfing and/or skating
  • Harvest Market for the foodie, plus miscellaneous gifts for kids, pets, etc.
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