Keep on Giving: 9 Gifts From Northern California B Corps

November 28, 2023

A Local B Corp Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season shop for your friends and family from local B Corps based in Northern California. In this gift guide, you’ll find a mix of food and beverages, household items, and more. Not only does this list highlight some wonderful B Corps, we’ve also indicated which are small businesses, Black-owned, AAPI-owned, Indigenous-owned, and women-owned. Feel good about choosing them for the loved ones on your gift list.

Body Gift Set

Every Man Jack | United States

Price: $41.99 USD, $41.99 CAD

Every Man Jack uses naturally derived and plant-based ingredients while also utilizing bottles made of 50% post-consumer recycled plastics. The Body Gift Set includes 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, body wash, deodorant, and face wash in a choice of five scents. Customers who buy the gift set on the Every Man Jack website can choose among three nonprofit charities — the National Forest Foundation, Movember, or Big City Mountaineers — to donate 1% of their purchase price.

B Corp Gift Line

The FruitGuys | United States

Small Business

Price: $39 USD, not available in Canada

Every gift upholds The FruitGuys’ mission to support small farms and feed the hungry. These gift lines proudly feature products from other B Corps and companies that are part of a global movement to use business as a force for good. Additionally, the FruitGuys donate a minimum value of 20% of annual profits to fight hunger and support sustainable farming practices through grants to small farms.

MBTIonline Teams

The Myers-Briggs Company | United States

Price: $99.95 per participant USD, $137.10 per participant CAD

Build a foundation for better teamwork among individuals and team contributors with Myers-Briggs personality insights from MBTIonline Teams. Understanding your team dynamics can boost team performance by revealing strengths and potential blind spots. MBTIonline Teams has the ability to change how people work in teams for the better by understanding how different personality types communicate, problem-solve, make decisions, and more.

Numi Organic Tea By Mood Gift Set

Numi Tea | United States 

Women-Owned, Small Business

Price: $32.99 USD, not available in Canada 

Numi Organic Tea is leading purchaser of organic, Fair Trade Certified teas that help farmers worldwide. Numi sales support the company’s impact programs, which include food relief for high-needs families, educational support for underserved Oakland school children, and supplying clean drinking water for communities around the world that do not have access to it. The Organic Tea By Mood Gift Set includes 40 tea bags in eight moods — from focus to reflect, from inspire to sleep, and more. Use the store finder to find Numi Tea near you.

Sustainable Holiday Cards

Paper Culture | United States

AAPI-Owned, Small Business

Price: USD varies, not available in Canada

Select holiday cards made with materials and the planet in mind from Paper Culture, which offers personal and corporate holiday cards. The personalized holiday cards are made with 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Paper Culture plants a tree for every order and offsets its carbon footprint through a partnership with Carbonfund. 

Merry Woofmas Collection

P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle And You) | United States

AAPI-Owned, Small Business

Price: $61.90 USD, $84.99 CAD

The Merry Woofmas Plush Toy Collection features five holiday-themed dog toys. Toys include a stocking that holds a bone, a plate of cookies, an ornament-filled squeaky tree, a tugable elf, and a Santa. P.L.A.Y. fills its dog and cat toys with filler made from 100% post-consumer certified-safe recycled plastic bottles. Since its founding, P.L.A.Y. has recycled 14 million plastic bottles.

Origins and Pairings Gift Box

TCHO Chocolate | United States

Price: From $5.99 USD, not available in Canada 

TCHO pays attention to every detail that goes into its chocolate: How ingredients are sourced, how products are packaged, how workers at every stage are treated, and how the environment is affected. That includes using Fair Trade organic cacao and making infrastructure investments such as fermentation centers, raised drying beds, and buildings dedicated to cocoa quality research. This gift box features one bar each of fan-favorite flavors: Holy Fudge, Born Fruity, Dark Duo, Toffee Time, Choco Latté, and Aww Nuts.

Delicious Peace Coffee

Thanksgiving Coffee Company | United States

Small Business

Price: $19 USD, $25.71 CAD

This Thanksgiving Coffee Company blend comes from an interfaith cooperative of Christians, Muslims, and Jews working together to bring about peace, health, and happiness in Uganda. After recently finding out that the farmers were spending 60% of their income on health care due to a lack of clean water, Thanksgiving Coffee decided to make a difference. They used their premium payment to purchase 500 farm families’ locally produced water filters and have been able to reduce health care spending by 60%, while also working on a clean cookstove program with the co-op.

Vintage Red and White Wines 

Trois Noix | United States

Women-Owned, Small Business, LGBTQIA-Owned

Price: $40-$150 USD, $50-$160 CAD

Trois Noix began as a collaboration among friends who happened to be fabulous winemakers and grape growers. They also shared a goal of making fresh and precise wines of time and place. Trois Noix 2021 vintage red wine selections include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Noisette Cuvée. An organically farmed 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is available for lovers of white wine. Wines are packaged in unused surplus bottles, saving them from the landfill. 

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