Behind the Gift: Northern California

November 29, 2021

10 Gift Ideas from B Corps Based in Northern California

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, clothing, reusable items, and more. Not only does this list highlight some wonderful B Corps, we’ve also indicated which are small businesses, women-owned, have committed to NetZero by 2030, and were listed as a Best For The World B Corp in 2021.

Classic Blackout

Alter Eco

Price: $3.99 USD

As one of the first public benefit corporations, Alter Eco operates on four pillars: organic clean ingredients, Fair Trade sourcing, recyclable and compostable packaging, and climate neutrality through reforestation and regenerative agriculture. Through the Alter Eco Foundation, the B Corp champions regenerative agriculture in the cacao industry to help reverse climate change and secure farmer income. Ecuadorian and Dominican cacao are used to create this dark chocolate bar for those who are serious about chocolate.

Original Tote

By ChicoBag

Price: $6.99 USD

Since 2005, ChicoBag has helped millions of people bag their single-use habits by offering a variety of high-quality, responsibly made reusable solutions for every lifestyle. The original ChicoBag reusable tote easily and quickly stuffs into its carrying pouch, so the compact bag can fit into your purse or pocket. Enjoy the built-in convenience of the size and design of this bag, allowing you to take it anywhere you go. The B Corp holds itself to benchmarks regarding safety and contaminant testing, fair labor rules, ethical manufacturing, and zero-waste operations.

Healthy Home and Planet Cleaning Products

By Grove Collaborative

Price: Varies

Improve your cleaning routine for the health of your home and planet! Grove Collaborative offers nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free cleaning solutions and a simple-to-use process that allows you to customize every order. Sign up for flexible, monthly shipments of sustainable cleaning products you will love. Every order is also 100% plastic and carbon neutral!

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Vegan Liquid Pizza Mozzarella

By Miyoko’s Kitchen

Price: $6.99 USD

To revolutionize the pizza cheese industry, Miyoko ingeniously threw away the rule book to craft this vegan pizza mozzarella by focusing on the desired end result: delicious meltiness. Rather than creating a traditional solid block of vegan cheese that is shredded, Miyoko stripped out the solids and ingredients that hinder meltability. Miyoko’s world-changing liquid vegan mozzarella is organic, non-GMO, lactose free, palm oil free, gluten free, soy free, and kosher, and generates an estimated 98% less greenhouse emissions per unit compared to conventional cow’s milk mozzarella.

Maya Crossbody Handbag


Price: $545 USD

Here’s a timeless gift with sustainable supply chain style. This stylish, plastic-free handbag is handcrafted in Italy by a family-owned atelier from biodegradable materials, including canvas and vegetable-tanned leather. Designed to be styled with any outfit and worn in every season, the Maya handbag will be a sustainable wardrobe cornerstone that the recipient can use for years to come. MODHER handbags are made with quality materials and produced by local artisans with practices that minimize waste.


By The Myers-Briggs Company

Price: $49.95 USD

The Myers-Briggs Company believes that by focusing on people, companies can make a positive impact for employees, customers, and communities. The B Corp promotes healthy work-life balance among its staff with flexible work hours, time off to volunteer in communities, and a commitment to an organizational culture where every voice is heard and valued. This includes the formation of a 25-member committee to ensure education, training, and volunteer opportunities are part of the learning journey of all employees related to diversity, equity and inclusion. The MBTIonline program — a gift for others or yourself — connects individuals with beneficial employee practices through an understanding of self and personal preferences, including communication and work styles. MBTIonline helps individuals explore their personality and increase their self-awareness to enhance interpersonal relationships and personal well-being, as well as greater cooperation in the workplace and other areas of life.

Harmony Office Copy Paper

By New Leaf Paper

Price: $11 USD

Meet your home and office printer needs with 100% recycled paper. Feel good about using paper that actively works to save trees by using 100% post-consumer recycled fiber — last year alone, New Leaf Paper saved close to 80,000 trees! New Leaf Paper’s mission is to be the leading national source for environmentally responsible, economically sound paper.

8-Day Great Inca Trail Day Hikes to Machu Picchu (Private Travel Package)

SA Expeditions

Price: $3,990 USD

Always dreamed of visiting Machu Picchu but unsure how to do so responsibly and respectfully? SA Expeditions tapped its in-depth knowledge of Cuzco’s Inca trails, ruins and communities to put together a challenging itinerary that will take you far from the crowd to experience the Incas’ heritage. The B Corp employs and contracts with traditionally underserved suppliers — such as independent guides from the rural Andes mountains and low-income women-run flight specialists — while building long-term, collaborative relationships. As proponents of responsible and regenerative tourism, the itinerary includes day hikes that bring travelers on more pristine sections of Inca trails and allow the trekking support team members to return to their homes each evening.

Love Wins Dark + Milk Chocolate Gift Assortment

By TCHO Chocolate

Price: $30 USD

TCHO takes pride year-round in making amazing chocolate and creating inclusive products to share and celebrate the sense of belonging. That’s why this box set, featuring six unique chocolate bars, gives back to an inclusive group like the Human Rights Campaign. For every Love Wins Gift Assortment sold, a portion of the proceeds goes to supporting equality and inclusivity for all with the Human Rights Campaign.

The Fruit Guys

Fruit & Tea Gift

By The Fruit Guys

Price: $39.99 USD

Every gift upholds The FruitGuys’ mission to support small farms and feed the hungry. They proudly feature products from other B Corporations, companies part of a global movement to use business as a force for good.

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