A quintessential California gift guide
We’re so inspired by the abundance of California and the diversity of plants and resources that are found here. We’re proud of our home state and wanted to celebrate some of our other favorite businesses offering special products that highlight and showcase the unique flavor of California. We’ve focused on products that are made with California iconic fruits and vegetables, native plants, seafood and shellfish, and (of course) local seaweed!
Here’s our guide to truly quintessential Californian gifts!
INNA’S Mini Shrub Gift Set
We love INNA and their commitment to sourcing local, but mostly these shrubs are just the most delicious things ever! Our favorite California flavors are: meyer lemon, santa rosa plum, blenheim apricot, and black mission fig. Use them in a sparkling soda, cocktail, or salad dressing!
Hog Island Oyster Delivery
Could we ever sing our praises of Hog Island Oyster Co loud enough? Their oysters incorporate the taste and terroir of Tomales Bay and they’re truly the greatest company. Hog Island offers holiday mail order sending oysters direct from their farm on Tomales Bay to your doorstep for Christmas and New Years. A perfect gift for shellfish fans! Their mail order is a coveted, limited supply and they begin taking orders after Thanksgiving. Place your orders early!
Rio Bravo Ranch Olive Oil
We love this olive oil — a beautiful 50/50 blend of California grown Picual and Coratina olives. (And it’s a gold medal winner!) We associate California olive oil with abundant salads, made with a simple dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Fun Fact: Miller is Avery’s cousin!