Now for my favorite gifting category- FOOD! These picks are perfect for any foodie or home cook in your life. But they’re also just great for the non-cooks as a lot of these are prepared or semi-prepared foods. All of these gift ideas come from small businesses because guess what, you can do ALL of your shopping from small businesses, YES YOU CAN!

Explore these ideas, follow these businesses on social media or stop by in person or send these ideas to a friend even if you don’t end up purchasing. Because small business need all of the promotion and love they can get right now.


Brutus Bakeshop
Order creative, gluten free baked goods such as the cult-classic Miso Chocolate Chip Cookies or the Chocolate Maple Cardamom Pop Tarts from Brutus Bakeshop (yes they deliver anywhere!)

Rebel Rebel Wine Bar
Shop all of the natural wine that your heart desires from Rebel Rebel and don’t forget to check out their sister shop Wild Child. I personally LOVE their custom Pet Nat Rose for Resistance (photo above).

Shop your new pantry staple: the Asian flavored starter sauce kits from Omsom. I love their East Asian kit!

Mary Charcuterie
Order the custom charcuterie board of your dreams from Mary Charcuterie.

Try this creamy, nitro Thai tea or Thai iced coffee and change up your whole morning beverage routine with Emshika.

Order takeout (don’t miss their amazing Wafflatos) or house special ramen, nacho or congee kits from Pagu.

Order creamy, original ice cream flavors inspired by aromatic ingredients from Malai. Yes they ship their ice cream!

Field and Vine
Order takeout- like their house specialty steak and cheese sandwiches- or dine onsite for their Saturday sundown dinners at Field and Vine.

Ground Up Nut Butters
Shop fun flavors of nut butter like Snickerdoodle and Coconut Eggnog from Ground Up. They also provide job training and essential employment to women overcoming adversity.

Fly By Jing
If you haven’t tried the essential chili crisp from Fly By Jing, what are you waiting for?! It’s delicious on everything from scrambled eggs to vanilla ice cream.

Nutty Life
Stock up on milkshake level creaminess with Nutty Life cashew milk. Their seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice are as delicious as their chocolate and vanilla staples.

One word: tamarind. Basbaas sauces offer delicious sweet heat and will become a staple of your kitchen!


Beech St. Pottery
Shop handmade ceramics in the prettiest turquoise and terra cotta color palettes from Beech St. Pottery.

Diaspora Co.
Shop delicious spices, blends and sauces that are directly sourced to create a more equitable trade from Diaspora Co.

Shop my all-time favorite champagne vinegar along with other tasty, California soured oils and vinegars from Brightland.

Abroad Modern
Shop globally sourced, beautiful housewares such as copper drinkware and indigo textiles from Abroad Modern.

Kit Collins
Adorn your kitchen or office with the cutest pooch of the day calendar from Kit Collins.

Middle Dune
Shop holiday cards, letterpress printed notebooks and other pretty home accessories from Middle Dune.

Curio Spice
Shop delicate spices and blends as well as culinary gifts like pickling kits and hot chocolate mixes from Curio Spice.

Pineapple Collaborative
Shop super smooth olive oil that is California grown and women-produced from Pineapple Collaborative.

Freckled Fuschia
Shop fruit themed, colorful wrapping paper and other printed goods from Freckled Fuschia.

Warfel Studios
Shop laser cut and printed goods such as wooden or leather coasters and other accessories from Warfel Studios.

Great Jones
Shop fun and whimsy bakeware in bold colors like my favorite- the hot dish- from Great Jones.

Ardent Homesteader
Stock up on the tastiest, small batch sea salted caramel aka Cara-Sel from Ardent Homesteader.

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