It’s officially gift buying crunch time! But before you head to the mall and battle the other last minute shoppers, consider this info on holiday spending. The National Retail Federation estimates that the average American will spend $805 on holiday gifts and goodies this year, totaling more than $630.5 billion—now that’s a lot of jingle bells. Just imagine if that money was spent entirely on U.S. made products, what the result for the economy would be. This year, make your holiday gifting a local affair by finding products produced in the Golden State.
Here’s a curated guide of our favorite local finds fitting for everyone on your list. Consider it our gift to you.
California Wine Club
They’ll sip. They’ll swirl. They’ll swoon. But most of all they will be thankful for the delicious deliveries of handcrafted wines that arrive at their doorstep. Share the passion of artisan wineries with a special package from California Wine Club.
Looking for a new car this holiday season? Tesla vehicles are produced locally at its Fremont factory, returning thousands of jobs to the area. Now with over 50,000 vehicles on the road worldwide, Tesla is redefining the electric car. Schedule a test drive today!
No California gift guide would be complete without some locally made surf wear. Now the most revered beach footwear, Rainbow® sandals are created by hand with specialty formulated glue. For the glitzy gal in your life, there is even a collection with Swarovski crystals.
Opening its door in Beverly Hills nearly a decade ago, Sprinkles cupcakes are a sophisticated take on the classic American cupcake. Featuring festive flavors and holiday garnishes, stop by one of their cupcake ATMs for a quick treat 24/7. Out of the local area? You can find their mixes at Williams-Sonoma.
Inspired by California’s free spirit and natural beauty, each piece tells a story of individuality, self-expression, love, and friendship and is handcrafted in their Southern California studio.
Simple, elegant and timeless, Heath has been manufacturing stunning tile and ceramic pieces in Sausalito since 1948. While their sleek vases, dinnerware and bowls all make lovely gifts, we’re partial to the Heath house numbers. You can even finish off the look with a custom-designed Teak tile track to make display your house numbers – talk about style! Heath has locations in Sausalito, San Francisco and Los Angeles. You can also purchase their beautiful ceramics online.
Which California-made gifts will you give to your loved ones this year?