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Wine Country Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Find the Perfect Presents & Shop Local

Shop Wine Country 2016: A Wine Country Holiday Shopping Guide is a paid advertising opportunity. That said, we curated and sourced each gift included in this guide and included only local ideas, businesses and products. If it is in this guide, it is SCMB tested and approved.

 

The holidays are around the corner and we are so excited to share our inaugural #ShopWineCountry2016 Gift Guide. We hand-selected local artisans and brands that we know you will love, and whose products make great gifts from babies to granddads. We have three guide sections for our inaugral year: For Littles, For Bigs, and For Home and Hostess. Check out all these great local brands and stay tuned for our giveaways, launching Tuesday Night!

Circle of Hands/Woolen Gnome

These Hand Made woolen gnomes are the perfect gift for the littlest love, in your life. Circle of Hands, a Waldorf-inspired gift shop, offers carefully selected books for youngsters and parents, simple playthings, baby accessories and children’s hats and underwear made out of all-natural materials, as well as fun puzzles, art materials, imaginative dress-up costumes and cooperative games. Classes, along with environmentally-conscious, locally-sourced soft dolls, wooden animals/toys and craft supplies serve to stimulate creativity and provide beauty in the home. Come to our location at the Barlow Center in Sebastopol and find enchantment in our magical woodland store!

Just Jules Sewing/ Handmade Robot Baby Blanket

Julia from Just Jules Sewing is a local Santa Rosa mom and teacher with a love for creating beautiful handmade items for her three children, and others. Her custom hand-made blankets are beautiful soft and the perfect gift for the new baby (or expecting mom) in your life. 

Cat Francisco (Author) / OH! The Things You Can See in the Dark!

Winner of honorable mention in the San Francisco and New York Book Festivals, OH! is a book for all ages. Inspired by a young friend who suffered from night terrors, the images and text illuminate the night with lush imagery and curious discoveries, softening the dark and offering up a new world to explore. 

What do they say about OH!? 

“Overall, OH! The Things You Can See In The Dark! is a worthwhile addition to a child’s library. The art is magnificent, the poems are engaging, and the factoids are illuminating. It’s a rare book that can serve as a visual display, a toddler’s bedtime story, or an older kid’s learning tool, all in one.” –review from C. Brooks babycenter.blog

Sew Rubylicious / Custom Beanie

Sew Rubylicious can be found in abundance at Locally Made on Fourth Street in downtown Santa Rosa. The fabric and designs are both cheerful and high-end, offering a luxe aesthetic to children’s accessories and clothing. That’s quality handmade children’s clothing. Nada, of Sew Rubylicious imports most of her fabrics from Europe, they are oekotex certified, and some are organic. Children’s clothing needs to be mostly comfortable and functional. Nada’s goal is to combine this with colorful patterns and the little extra: a little pop of color, some vintage lace or some eyelets and string – that’s what makes every piece unique. Our giveaway includes a custome beanie, for boy or girl! We just loved this bear pattern, and thought you would too.

Reclamation Etchworks / Personalized Constance Bottle

As service veterans of SF’s dining and cocktail culture and experts in consumption, Tim & Ethan found a mutual drive to recreate a relic of the past with modern day appeal. One of them had been hoarding a garage full of empty bottles while the other had learned to tame the laser engraver at a local maker co-op. Believing sustainability doesn’t have to compromise functionality nor deprive you of engaging aesthetics, Reclamation Etchworks, has saved thousands of bottles from the waste stream. Today we set out to reclaim and repurpose as many decanter sets as possible to help you build incredible home bar.

Meghan Bo Designs / Quartz Bar Necklace

Based in Sonoma, Meghan Bo Designs offers gorgeous organic jewelry for every mom who deserves something beautiful. Meghan says, “My love for beads and all things pretty started very early. I started collecting beads at a young age from any bead shop I could find when my family and I were on vacation. I would make jewelry for them and sell it in my little shop : ) I love the understated jewels to the bold and enjoy mixing different textures and metals. Everything is handmade by me with love!” This handmade quartz and gold necklace is so gorgeous,  you may have to put it in your own stocking this Christmas.

Soap Cauldron / Lavender & Rose Gift Sets

Our Soap Cauldron is the creative ground from which all our natural handmade soap creations take root. Based out of Sebastapol, Soap Cauldron takes ingredients from nature and puts them into their soap cauldron, transforming them into nourishing and gentle bars to cleanse and pamper the skin. We know you will see the difference when you experience their natural handmade soaps. Try either of our brands Three Sisters Apothecary or Soapy Tails and experience true Artisan soap. These gift sets offer luxurious local soaps for the mom that deserves a little spoiling.

Calistoga Cryo / Free First Session

Whole Body Cryotherapy is the modern way to give you the benefits of COLD therapy. It is the use of sub zero temperatures to activate the body’s natural healing process. The rejuvenating and refreshing effects will not only help with pain and inflammation, but is reported to improve complexion, increase endorphins, help with recovery, boost your metabolism, promote better sleep, and even help you burn an extra 500-800 calories a day! With this multitude of benefits, you have to come try it for yourself! 3 minutes is all it takes to enter a new lifestyle of wellness.

Sonoma Harvest Food /Oil Gift Box-6 Samples

Drawing from their experience in the industry, their passion for creativity, and their love of good food, Mike and Francine Brossier started Sonoma Harvest in 2009 with one employee and a big dream: to bring the wine country lifestyle to tables and pantries across the US.  Now Sonoma Harvest is proud to employ 60 people and produce some of the finest gourmet oils, vinegars, mustards, and honeys the wine country has to offer. We also offer an array of imported oils and balsamic vinegars, each hand-selected for only the finest Sonoma Harvest quality our customers have come to expect.

The 100ml bottle gift pack is the perfect holiday gift. The gift pack includes: Hot Chili Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Basil Olive Oil, Truffle Olive Oil, Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar, Elderberry White Balsamic, Coconut White Balsamic.  Take 20% off with Code: SONOMA

Smashmallow /Samplers

This is no ordinary marshmallow. This is SmashMallow. Each mouth-watering puff is made from only the very best ingredients, then whipped to perfection for an instant, sweet-tooth satisfying pick me up. And, at around 80 calories per serving, it’s a guilt-free, every-day, any-time of day treat for your taste buds. Enjoy a special discount on Smashmallow: Take 20% off any online order at smashmallow.com with code SCMB20

Paper Glue Paint/ Tile Sign ("Home" or Your Choice)

Local Windsor Mom, Jennifer Brown has been running Paper Glue Paint as an Etsy shop since September 2015. She loves making home crafts anything. Paper. Glue. Paint. Fabric. Glass. Trash. Jennifer has been crafting since childhood and she sees the crafting the potential in everything. Her signs and home designs are farmhouse-fabulous and perfect for the friend who loves Joanna Gaines. We love all of her designs, but in particular love these sweet tiles!

Handome Carver / Chipotle Peanut Butter

Handsome Carver makes each of his products with 100% natural ingredients. He despises the synthetic texture found in so many peanut butters of the modern era and longs for the days when peanut butter was the classiest of foods. His mission is to reinvent peanut butter. This Chipotle Peanut Butter is great as a steak or chicken marinade, added to any stir-fry, mixed with coconut milk for a savory peanut sauce, makes a great sweet and spicy PB&J sandwich. or can even be used as a butter substitute for baked potatoes and corn-on-the-cobb.

Signs By Kristen/ Custom Hand-painted Sign

Wonderful gifts for weddings, housewarming, and other special events, Signs by Kristen offers beautiful gift options for the ultimate holiday hostess. Kristen is another great custom home design artist from Sonoma County. She is married to the love of her life and is blessed with three beautiful daughters! They are her inspiration and constant reminder that God comes first, then family, then work. Custom orders are welcome.

Firefly Chocolate / Oh Joy! Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Firefly Chocolate the first bean to bar chocolate company in Sonoma County. Bean to bar chocolate is a movement that is transforming chocolate making (akin to craft breweries and local coffee roasters), and Firefly is thrilled to be part of a rapidly growing community of talented bean to bar chocolate makers. This Dark Chocolate-Hazelnut spread is for the grown up Nutella lover in us all, as it’s indulgent and made with just four organic ingredients. Enjoy on fresh fruit, a slice of bread, ice cream, or straight out of the jar. Joy may result!

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