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There's something so exhilarating about spying one or two massive, impeccably wrapped gifts under the tree. But, as we all know, good things come in small packages, too — that's why we're just as tickled to unload our stockings as we are to rip into the wrapping paper. So, when we're looking to give (or score) a small wonder, we typically follow our shop-local mantra and offer our loved ones a plethora of Bay Area-made goodies. It only feels right to turn to our talented crop of artisans and designers for out-of-the-box selections.
Ahead, we've rounded up 25 made-in-the-Bay stocking stuffers — from nom-worthy Inna Jam jellies to soap that conjures a Big Sur getaway — for you to enjoy. The best part? These wonders don't break the bank, so that "one for you, one for me" school of thought is A-okay!
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With all this inclement weather, we know what you're thinking: "How the heck is my makeup going to stay put with hail, sleet, and snow thrashing at my face?" Add the fact that it's prime Netflix-binging season — with all the crying sessions that entails — and the answer becomes simple: waterproof makeup.
In Western cultures, we tend to avoid death at all costs. We avoid thinking about it and talking about it, and when faced with it, we often go to extraordinary measures to delay it. Photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to confront death head-on. Her project "About Dying" is a "photo essay from the morgue" that "works as read