Colorful leaf ceramics from Made Local Marketplace in Santa Rosa
Colorful leaf ceramics from Made Local Marketplace in Santa Rosa

Best Holiday Gift Ideas from Sonoma County Businesses

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There are so many wonderful things made, grown or cultivated in Sonoma County. Here are just a few of our favorites finds, each of them ever so Sonoma!

For the Letter-writer

sonoma chicks lettersSending snail mail can certainly be a nice change of pace. These fine art photographs of gorgeous chickens are double the fun when they arrive in the post. Cards and limited edition prints are the work of chicken farmer and photographer Tania Soderman of Sonoma Chicks. $12 (3-card set), $22 (6-card set), $39 (12-card set), Sonoma Chicks,

For the Foodie

titled platterTilted Platter makes these bountiful Gratitude Platters with finds from many local food vendors like Amanda Marie’s Pastries, Outta Hand Bakery, Bohemian Creamery, Matos Cheeses, Journeyman Meats, Trecini Winery, Golden Kettle Corn, Leafy Lady, Cookie Take a Bite and more. A great and scrumptious way to show your appreciation, this board would pair well with a favorite bottle and a cozy night in. $100, Tilted Platter, Santa Rosa, 707-292-4636,  

For the Wine/Art Lover

Imagery Winery 2018 Petite Sirah with a label by artist Bob Nugent

Imagery Estate Winery in Glen Ellen offers three wines which were not only made in Sonoma County, but also feature the work of Healdsburg artist Bob Nugent on their labels—Petite Sirah ($45), Zinfandel ($42), and Pallas Estate Red ($65), all 2018. Imagery Estate Winery, Glen Ellen, 877-550-4278 or 707-935-3000,

For the Home Style Maven

White ceramics from Farm Shop Practice on the back of a white vintage pickup truckSonoma-based Farm Shop Practice makes beautiful hand-thrown ceramics, the perfect vessels to star on a holiday table. Averaging $75-$100, purchase works like these at Abbot's Passage Winery and Mercantile, 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen, 707-939-3017

For the Cat Lover

Wool cat mat from J G SwitzerFur babies deserve the best—and this mat epitomizes the best. JG Switzer in Sebastopol takes their needle-felted fabric to create a mat that’s both visually stunning and cozy for kitties. Apparently, cats have a “catnip response” to wool. Check it out here. $46, JG Switzer, The Barlow, 6780 McKinley St Suite 115, Sebastopol, 707-244-3330,

For the Chocolate Lover

wine truffle boutique Merlot salt on rich, dark chocolate is a sumptuous thing, and available from the chocolatiers at Wine Truffle Boutique. Their Artisan Wine Truffle gift set featured chocolates  infused with local wines, spices and fruits. $42, Wine Truffle Boutique, VJB Vineyard & Cellars, 60 Shaw Ave, Kenwood, 707-833-2300,

For the Jewelry Lover

Robindira Unsworth mother of pearl pendant necklaceEarthy meets sparkling in the stunning designs of Petaluma jewelry artisan Robindra Unsworth. Mother of pearl, 14k gold, and silver vermeil come together perfectly on this fascinating necklace. $290, Robindira Unsworth, 115 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma, 707-773-3147,

For the Holistic-health-minded

maitri verdeMaitri Verde makes roll-on essential oils in a variety of scents. Each oil comes with a gemstone and an image and teaching of a spirit animal that aligns with the intentional energy behind each oil. $35 (each), $114 (set of five), Maitri Verde, 415-450-0947,, Stones Throw, 8278 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, (707) 242-6669, 

For the Ball Cap Wearer

Dom Chi "Wet Lands" snapback hatSnapback caps are elevated to works of art in the one-of-a-kind airbrushed designs by Sebastopol-based Dom Chi Designs. $45-$50, Dom Chi Designs,1382 Gravenstein Hwy S, Sebastopol,

For the Teetotaler

made local marketplaceEarl Grey Lavender leaves and a strainer by Tea and Trumpets pair well with Rustic Bakery shortbread, locally-made honey, and a hand-thrown mug by ceramist John Oblad. $68, Made Local Marketplace, 529 4th St, Santa Rosa, 707-583-7667

For the Eco- and Social-Conscious

This Good Bag by Adele Stoll Designed and sewn by local artist Adelle Stoll, the reversible This Good Bag is made from denim milled in Sacramento by Huston Textiles. Huston is a family-owned business that sources their cotton in the U.S., some of it just a couple hours away from their warehouse. For the sale of each bag, a donation will be made to Redwood Empire Food Bank or the food bank of your choice. $135 (market bag), $35 (good tote),  Adelle Stoll, Montgomery Village Shopping Center, 2405 Magowan Dr., Santa Rosa, 707-291-4484

By: Karen Kizer