Shop Local for the Holidays: 29 Gift Ideas from Sonoma County Businesses
Want to give unforgettable holiday gifts to your loved ones while supporting local Sonoma County businesses?
Look no further.
We’re proud to present 29 of this holiday season’s best gift ideas from local brands, companies, artisans, and makers.
5 Gourmet Food and Beverage Gift Ideas
Sonoma County is known for its wine, you can’t go wrong by giving a bottle (or two) as a holiday gift.
But you can also find a ton of other locally-produced food and beverage gift ideas right here in our own backyard.
1. Handcrafted Chocolates from Wine Truffle Boutique
Wine Truffle Boutique sells delectable handcrafted chocolates inspired by the region’s flavors. They have wine-infused options, or flavors like caramel sea salt, roasted pecan turtles, and mango chili. You can’t go wrong!
Shop online: www.winetruffleboutique.com
Shop in-store: 60 Shaw Avenue, Kenwood
2. Organic Herbal Teas from Traditional Medicinals
This is the ideal gift for the tea-lover in your life. Traditional Medicinals not only create delicious and memorable teas, but they also do good in the process. Popular tea flavors include berry, citrus, ginger, licorice, lavender, and more. All teas are categorized by their benefits so you can choose from options designed for detox, digestion, immunity, sleep, and more. Learn more about their sustainability and social responsibility initiatives in our interview with Taylor Clayton, Sustainability Impact Manager at Traditional Medicinals.
Shop online: www.traditionalmedicinals.com
Shop in-store: Traditional Medicinals is headquartered in Sonoma County, but sells its products throughout the country. Find a store near you.
3. Coffee Subscription from Land and Water Coffee
Got a coffee lover in your life? This is the gift that keeps on giving and keeps them caffeinated all year long. With coffee subscriptions from Land and Water Coffee, you can deliver incredible coffee to your loved ones in intervals ranging from one to six weeks. Land and Water Coffee offers caffeinated and decaf options with light, medium, dark, and espresso options sourced from countries worldwide.
Shop online: www.landandwater.coffee/collections/subscriptions
Shop in-store: 1301 Cleveland Avenue Ste B, Santa Rosa
4. Gift Box from Made Local Marketplace
Struggling to pick just one thing to give as a gift? Don’t limit your options! Made Local Marketplace curates collections of locally sourced and homemade goods from around Sonoma County that make an ideal holiday gift. Each box has a theme like tea-lovers, pumpkin spice, or luxe lavender.
Shop online: www.madelocalmarketplace.com
Shop in-store: 2421 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa
5. Olive Oil from The Olive Press
We’ve got the perfect gift idea for the foodie in your life. The Olive Press makes award-winning olive oils from 100% California-grown olives. Bundle a few options, get a subscription, or try their various selection of vinegar, herbs, and spices, too.
Shop online: www.theolivepress.com
Shop in-store: 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
4 Sustainable Gift Ideas from Sonoma County Businesses
The holidays aren’t just about giving gifts. They’re also a great opportunity to think about others—whether it’s your local community or the well-being of the world. If you’re looking to give gifts with a sustainable touch, here are a few options to consider.
1. Charitable Giving to Support Local Causes
Give back to your local community by donating on behalf of your loved one to a non-profit organization instead of giving a physical gift. It’s a great way to help those in need and support meaningful causes—the ultimate sustainable gift.
Sonoma County has a number of amazing non-profit organizations—find your favorite charity to give to here. You can align your gift with causes that are meaningful to your loved one, such as food security, poverty alleviation, environment, families, animal welfare, or more.
Here are a few options to check out:
- Daily Acts: This non-profit organization connects people and builds community through education, action, and policy that addresses climate change. Read more from our interview with founder Trathen Heckman here.
- United Way of the Wine Country: Well-known nationally, the United Way has been serving individuals and families for over 50 years by creating sustainable improvements to systems that benefit residents.
- Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation: This organization helps sponsor park programs for under-served communities, seniors, and youth as well as developing environmental education programs.
- Redwood Empire Food Bank: Serving in over 300 monthly distribution sites in Sonoma County and the area, this food bank is critical to ensure all residents access the food they need to stay healthy and end hunger.
2. Adopt-a-Vine with Old World Winery
Make a positive environmental impact by giving the gift of supporting regenerative agriculture. For $100.00 you can adopt a vine at Old World Winery, where your loved one will get a personalized custom plant tag on their vine to mark your contribution to regenerative agriculture.
3. Organic Honey from Lavender Bee Farm
Support this chemical-free organic farm by purchasing gifts of exquisite lavender and honey products. Gift ideas include honey, lavender sachets, soap, essential oils, and more.
The Lavender Bee Farm was established in 2001 on a family farm that has been operating since 1947. Owner JoAnn grew up on her parents’ farm, which had different animals, vegetables, and fruit. She later started the Lavender Bee Farm we can all enjoy today!
Shop online: www.lavenderbeefarm.com
Shop in-store: 764 Chapman Lane, Petaluma
4. Subscription Box from Sonoma County Meat Company
Eating locally and sustainably is difficult, especially for meat and dairy products. Sonoma Meat Company uses sustainably sourced meat from regenerative farms in the area. Their subscription boxes are a great gift for someone in your life who wants to take steps to eat more sustainably and ethically.
Shop online: www.sonomacountymeatco.com
Shop in-store: 35 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa
7 Fashion and Accessory Gift Ideas
If you’ve got a fashion lover on your holiday gift list, make a contribution to their wardrobe and support their style aspirations with a unique piece from these incredible Sonoma County-based designers.
1. Unique Clothing and Accessories from Robindira
Robindira is a California dreamer and designer, working as the creative director of Robindira Unsworth, which sells unique and handmade jewelry, accessories, apparel, decor, and more. Pick up a one-of-a-kind gift for your loved ones online or in-store.
Shop online: www.robindira.com
Shop in-store: 115 Petaluma Boulevard N, Petaluma
2. Original Hats from Domchi Designs
Perfect for the hat-wearers in your life, Domchi Designs is a local company selling creative and unique hats. The collection includes different styles, including bucket hats, snapbacks, baseball caps, and more.
Domchi Designs is run by artist Dominic Padua, who established his art in 2007 in Sebastopol. His work speaks of organic change and is influenced by years of practice, meditation, and travel. Dominic works with a variety of mediums including spray paint, airbrush, paint pen, and more.
Shop online: www.domchidesigns.com
Shop in-store: 1382 Gravenstein Highway, Sebastopol
3. Handcrafted Purse from Adelle Stoll
The fashionista in your life will appreciate a unique and handcrafted designer handbag from local creator Adelle Stoll. There are a variety of styles to choose from, each lovingly crafted here in Sonoma County.
A child of the 70s, Adelle watched American manufacturing disappear and replaced with mass-produced, cheap products. Adelle began to dream of creating quality, high-design pieces. She fulfilled her dream by creating modern artisan goods in California, making new original designs and wearable art for every season.
Shop online: www.adellestoll.com
4. Handbags, belts, and more from Large Leather
If you’re looking for quality leather products, this is the spot to find them. Located in the Sonoma Plaza, Large Leather is an “old-school” leather shop, as described by owner Jessica Zoutendijk.
Originally starting in Amsterdam, Zoutendijk and master leather craftsmen Paul Terwilliger opened a store in Sonoma County that designs products, cuts leather, and does all the stitching in-house. You can find all kinds of bags, belts, and other quality products
Shop online: www.large-leather.com
Shop in-store: 481 A First Street West, Sonoma
5. Baby and Children’s Apparel from Hello Penngrove
Pick out something unique for the kids in your life this holiday. Hello Penngrove has an adorable collection of baby and children’s apparel, as well as many other gift options like home decor, housewares, bath and body supplies, and jewelry and accessories.
Shop online: www.thehelloshops.com
Shop in-store: 10101 Main Street, Penngrove
6. Casual Fashion from Estuary
Pick up a new piece for your fashion-forward loved ones. Estuary offers a unique collection of clothing and accessories, as well as home decor and housewares.
Estuary is run by two sisters, April and Gabi Federick. The shop was born out of a 20-year dream by April, who wanted to open a store in Petaluma after falling in love with the town and community.
Shop online: www.shopestuary.com
Shop in-store: 120 Petaluma Boulevard N, Petaluma
7. “Rare Finds” from Maude Shop
Specializing in textiles, vintage patterns, and superior craftsmanship, Maude Shop offers a number of “rare finds” for your shopping adventure. It’s the perfect place to shop for people who love something unique that can’t be found in your typical store. They have a collection of eclectic accessories and clothing options, decor and household items, and artwork.
Shop online: www.maudeshop.com
Shop in-store: 10 Western Avenue, Petaluma
7 Homeware and Decor Gift Ideas
Spruce up the home with these handcrafted and local homeware ideas. From candles to leatherwork, art to wool products—Sonoma County has it all. Gifts for the home are the best way to make your house a place you love to spend time and the holidays are the perfect season to think of all things cozy and homey. Here are some shops to check out:
1. Authentic Art from Artisans’ Co-Op
Choose from a variety of handcrafted art, including paintings, ceramics, glasswork, leather goods, jewelry, photography, and more. Each piece is lovingly created by the 50+ local artists who display their work in the Artisans’ Co-Op Gallery.
Learn more: www.artisansco-op.com
Shop in-store: 17175 Bodega Highway, Bodega
2. Wool Bedding and Home Products from Sonoma Wool Company
Give a gift that lets your loved ones stay cozy, whether it’s during the holiday season, for a relaxed night in, or for a great night’s sleep. Offering a variety of high-quality, natural, and sustainable wool bedding, kitchen and home products, quilting supplies, and more, the Sonoma Wool County offers unique and delightful gifts for everyone on your list!
Shop online: www.sonomawoolcompany.com
Shop in-store: Sonoma Wool Company has a storefront on the east coast (84 Underpass Road, Brewster MA) after expanding due to its success in Sonoma County.
3. Home Decor from Peyton Kane Home
Pillows, decorations, kitchen goods, vases… There are so many choices at Peyton Kane Home. These handcrafted quality products are sure to make their mark this holiday season.
Each item is made in and shipped from Sonoma County by Pauline and Zachary, a local couple who lost everything in the Tubbs wildfire in 2017. Together with Pauline’s mother, they rebuilt their life and home by making high-quality homeware goods and selling them to the community.
Shop online: www.peytonkanehome.com
4. Housewares and Decorations from Wild Honey Mercantile
From boutique clothing to housewares, local food products to decorations, Wild Honey has it all. Their products have a very fun and comfortable boho, natural vibe and you’ll find plenty of fun gift options here.
Shop online: www.wildhoneymercantile.com
Shop in-store: 2332 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa
5. Homemade Products from Acorn
This shop sells homemade and handcrafted goods that are perfect for your loved ones to spruce up their home. You can choose from painted dishware, hand-knit pillows, ornaments and decorations, and so much more.
Shop online: www.acornshop.co
Shop in-store: 6780 McKinley Street, Suite 140, Sebastopol
6. Decor and art from Storia Home
The goal of Storia Home is to offer “furnishings and home goods that tell a story.” They offer a cursed collection of furnishings and home goods like candles, flowers, dishware, vases, and more.
Storia Home shares the narrative of women-owned companies, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and other small businesses.
Shop online: www.storiahome.com
Shop in-store: 961 Gravenstein Highway, Suite 130, Sebastopol
7. Art Supplies and Decor from Good Gray
Perfect for the artist in your life, this spot offers creative gift ideas like an Origami Kit, Flower Press Kit or a variety of journals. They also sell home decor and housewares.
Shop online: www.goodgray.com
Shop in-store: 9591 Main Street, Penngrove
6 Experiential Gift Ideas in Sonoma County
Gifts don’t have to come in wrapping paper! Give an experience this holiday season so your loved ones can enjoy a new activity or you can spend quality time together. Here are some unique options to try out:
1. Sonoma County Regional Parks Pass
Give the gift of the outdoors with a Sonoma County Regional Parks membership! A general membership voucher is $69.00 and provides access to all regional parks—perfect for those who love to explore. You can also throw in some recommendations from our regional parks guide.
Shop online: www.parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov
2. Zipline Experience with Sonoma Zipline Adventures
Thrill seekers will love this unique experiential gift with Sonoma Zipline Tours. You can purchase a gift card of any amount or choose the Zipline Tour Guest Pass, which covers the cost of a complete tour.
Shop online: www.sonomacanopytours.com
3. Sonoma County Tasting Passes
There’s no question that Sonoma County is the ultimate wine destination, and the tasting pass allows you to experience the best of the best! This is a great gift for people who enjoy sampling local wines, beers, ciders, and more. Options include 1, 2, or 90-day passes.
Shop online: www.explore.sonomacounty.com
4. Tickets for Transcendence Theatre
Ideal for a couple’s or family night out—the gift of theater! Transcendence puts on amazing live theater performances year-round, including a Holiday show each winter and outdoor musicals in the summer.
Shop online: www.transcendencetheatre.org
5. Food & Farm Tours
Experience all that Sonoma County has to offer by giving the gift of a food and farm tour. Your loved one can enjoy a day excursion to renowned agricultural destinations, going behind the scenes to meet the makers of artisanal food and drinks.
Shop online: www.foodandfarmtours.com
6. Records from Paradise Found Records & Music
Records are physical items, but they create beautiful experiences and memories that your loved ones will cherish forever. Paradise Found REcords & Music established in Boulder, Colorado, but recently opened a store in Sonoma County. They have a world-class collection of vinyl as well as offering CDs, cassettes, 45s, posters, and more.
Shop online: www.paradisefoundrecordsmusic.com
Shop in-store: 316 B Street, Petaluma
The holidays are a time for celebration and sharing. And supporting local Sonoma County businesses through your gift-giving helps do just that. Happy shopping!
If you’re interested in living in a sustainable community that fuses the best of city living with the country lifestyle and all the amazing things that Sonoma County has to offer, we invite you to visit SOMO Village. To learn more, download our residential project brief or get in touch with us today.