We've been getting Concierge Service inquiries about gifts for clients, donors, bosses, and employees. Here is a starter guide, but contact our service for other ideas!
Umami Mart is an amazing Japanese-inspired kitchen/home boutique in Old Oakland. It's hip, yet sophisticated and high quality. They have a lot of good options, but we'll link you directly to their holiday gift guide here: https://umamimart.com/collections/umami-mart-holiday-gift-guide.
Marion + Rose Find Goods has so much great stuff! Here is a gift option from their shop that we love: https://marionandrose.com/collections/gifts/products/juniper-ridge-cologne-sampler-set
Endorfin Chocolates is located in West Oakland (we've toured their warehouse). It is truly artisanal, each flavor is delicious, and it has a great story. We've given these as corporate gifts in the past and it was loved. https://endorfinfoods.com/collections/gifts
Oaktown Spice Shop is a fun gift idea. You really can't go wrong with quality spices. They have some gift boxes that look amazing: https://oaktownspiceshop.com/collections/gift-boxes
Rockridge Market Hall has some food baskets that represent Bay Area California, which could be especially nice for out-of-town folks: https://www.markethallfoods.com/collections/holiday-store/products/gift-ultimate-california-comfort
Peerless Coffee & Tea is fantastic and a pretty safe bet for gifting to anyone. Scroll down this page and see some great options: http://www.peerlesscoffee.com/products/gift-baskets/
Kampai Sake Box is a fun idea: https://www.kampaisakebox.com/gift.html
Local Food Adventures is wonderful and could be a truly memorable gift for a small team AND provide some team building. Consider gifting them a food tour of Rockridge: http://www.localfoodadventures.com/private-tours/
Little Shop Artisan Box is an Alameda-based company that sources a lot of Oakland companies with their gift boxes. We don't typically recommend a company outside Oakland city limits, but they are a very good and convenient option that still supports the Oakland economy through their procurement: http://www.littleshopartisanbox.com
Happy holidays, and happy gifting with local love and generosity! -- Oakland Grown