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Holiday Gift: Gift Boxes from Calico in San Francisco

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Holiday Gift: Gift Boxes from Calico in San Francisco

December 9, 2010

Ordinarily, we like to create our own locavore gift boxes. That is, until we stumbled upon these gift boxes from Calico Gifts, a new venture from San Francisco musician Kathryn Anne Davis. Davis assembles boxes of reclaimed wood filled with local products and vintage finds; after you unpack the wares, you can plant a save-the-bees wildflower garden inside with the enclosed seed packet.

"I wanted to create one-of-a-kind assemblages of products from friends and small producers; everything is super local," Davis says. "The boxes are a no-waste situation; each element is savable, usable." Among the local products Davis sources: coffee beans from Sightglass Coffee (owned by siblings and Blue Bottle alums Jerad and Justin Morrison), bath products from Berkeley-based Jane Blankenship of Captain Blankenship, specialty salts from Marin County-based All Star Organics, spirits from Sutton Cellars in Napa, Cocoa Absolute artisan chocolate by San Francisco-based Jewel Zimmer, and more. Go to Calico Gifts to place an order.

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Above: All Calico gift collections come in a 15-by-8-inch handmade reclaimed redwood box.

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Above: The Good Day Box includes a pound of Sightglass Coffee, a pair of vintage mugs and napkins, Allstar Organics Apple Wood Smoked Salt, and a box of Cocoa Absolute Brulée sea salt and caramel chocolate paves; $98.

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Above: The Celebration Box is $140 and includes Sutton Cellars Brown Label Vermouth infused with 17 botanicals, a pair of vintage glasses and napkins, San Francisco's Tartine Bakery cocktail nuts, Cocoa Absolute Collection Brulée sea salt and caramel chocolate paves, and an antique bitters bottle.

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Above: The Relaxation Box is $125 and includes Captain Blankenship bath salts, Captain Blankenship hand and rough spot balm, Allstar Organics Herbs and Roses tea, a pair of vintage mugs and napkins, and Allstar Organics Douglas Fir room spray.

Photos by Chris Fallon of Partisan Gallery.

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