Holiday Gifts for the Kitchen
Here are a few NorCal–made kitchen must-haves for the chefs and hostesses on your list.
01. Wooden Bowl
Tunisian olive wood products from Petaluma’s North of South, such as this bowl, are as sturdy and smooth as they are pretty. $65, available at A Priori, 2112 Vine St., Ste. B, Berkeley, (510) 666-1346, aprioridesigns.com.
These olive oil and vinegar dispensers, hand painted in Montclair by Lisa Ryman Miner of Gagnier Design, come in a variety of fruity, floral, and cheery abstract designs. $35–$39, available at Kitchen Table, 1373 Locust St., Walnut Creek, (925) 937-8888.
03. Dish Towel
Gooseberry Press uses motifs of California and Napa Valley to turn its tea towels (designed in Los Gatos) into functional art. $16, available at Draeger’s Market, 4100 Blackhawk Plaza Cir., Danville, (925) 648-5800, draegers.com.
04. Wine Candle
Discarded wine bottles are given new life by the candle artists at Rescued Wine in Truckee. $20–$25, available at Indigo and Poppy, 1009 Oak Hill Rd., Lafayette, (925) 962-9201, indigoandpoppy.com.
05. Glass Coasters
Orinda-based Parker Thatch offers vibrant glass coasters that you can have personalized with just a few clicks of the mouse. $38, available at Parker Thatch, 19 Orinda Way, Ste. D, Orinda, (925) 282-1098, parkerthatch.com.