Oakland and Berkeley holiday gift guide
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Locally-inspired gift ideas for East Bay families

We’ve already posted suggestions for non-toy, non-stuff gifts, so today our theme is East Bay pride.

510 families t shirts are great for East Bay families

Look! It’s a {510} Families shirt! We put our logo on a couple things and posted them in an online store: (L) onesie; (R) toddler shirt comes in size 2 and 4

Bay Area baby clothes

More local-flavored onesies by Etsy seller Upsidedown and Backward. (L) Five and dime onesie; (R) For SF fans: Can’t let go of that 415 prefix?

BART-themed clothes for Bay Area peeps


For fans of public transit, BART-themed clothing from Oaklandish. (L) socks; (R) tree T

Warriors ornaments for holiday gifts

Warriors holiday ornaments come in many varieties: from 2-pack Santa/Snowman to classic holiday ball. I bought the ones on the left!

Sports prints are great for Christmas presents

Triptych of sports team posters from Etsy, customizable with your choice of teams and highlighted player number.

We love this print of Oakland neighborhoods

The neighborhoods of Oakland, from Etsy seller designerDad, who offered y’all the coupon code 510FAMILY for a 20% discount

Geography housewares are awesome presents from catstudio
CatStudio produces geographically-inspired, hand-illustrated housewares. You’ll find pillows, dishtowels, and glasses (we own a Chicago glass) that can be collected over the years. You’ll find various levels of detail from California and Berkeley to UC Berkeley,  and new this year, ski destinations like Tahoe. Shop catstudio items locally at A Priori on Vine Street in the Gourmet Ghetto or on Amazon.

Shane Donahue makes amazing local prints

I have two of these prints in my living room, by Oakland dad Shane Donahue. Mine are of the Fox Theater and Saul’s Delicatessen. More info >

Kris Nations California necklace

California necklace, sometimes found at Convert on Fourth Street in Berkeley (call ahead). I wore this necklace every day for at least a year.

Map for secret pathways by Berkeley Path Wanderers

This map of Berkeley’s secret pathways and hidden staircases will send you on new journeys. Produced by Berkeley Path Wanderers who also host regular group walks. Grab a copy of Secret Stairs East Bay or Berkeley Walks for your backpack.

Feel free to add your favorite local-themed gift ideas as links in the comments!

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