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Gift ideas for new California residents

Gift ideas for new California residents

It's a lucky person that gets to relocate to California! From tons of sunshine to the natural beauty of the ocean, mountains, and deserts - California truly has it all. Not to mention the many vibrant cities, diverse cuisine, and more culture than any other state can hope to match. 

If you're looking for the perfect gift to welcome a new resident, you've come to the right place. From essential new home goods to a keepsake tote stuffed with unique local snacks, we hope you find something that's the perfect fit in the roundup of ideas, below. 

And remember, we also allow our customers to hand pick their favorite products to create a completely custom gift. Head over here to try it out! 

Our Favorite "Welcome to California!" Gifts

  • California Coffee Mug
  • ...pair it with coffee!
  • Caramels made with local apple cider and California almonds
  • A lovely kitchen towel that's functional, too
  • A candle, inspired by the scents of California's golden hour
  • California tote bag stuffed with unique local snacks
  • California Road Trip Gift box

California Coffee Mug

Moving is hard work, and when it's time to take a break our generously sized California mug will hold plenty of coffee, tea, or whatever you need most to get completely relaxed and refreshed. California Crafted Mug
California Crafted Mug

 

California Coffee Gift Set

Pairing a California mug with some of the best (and most beautiful!) coffee being made in California today is a no-brainer. This is such a simple and thoughtful way to help make mornings in their new state filled with cozy good vibes. California Coffee Gift Box

Little Apple Treats Apple Cider Caramels

Watch out for these! Truly addictive, this is the product we get the most customer emails about. These flavor packed caramels are out of this world delicious, and it's no surprise why. They're made with tons of real apple cider grown on a small California farm (in Sebastopol), and then they're studded with bits of California almonds and sea salt. You've got to try these. Apple Cider Caramels

Geometry House Kitchen Towel

All the tea towels by Geometry House (based in San Clemente) are beautifully designed and highly functional. They're buttery soft and absorbent, which makes them perfect for drying your hands or dishes in the kitchen. We have a few different designs on our Build A Box page, so you can choose the one you think will be loved best! Geometry House Kitchen Towel

Geometry House Tea Towel / Kitchen Towel

 

Golden Hour Candle

A new candle instantly adds a personalized, cozy touch to any new home. We are big fans of this Golden Hour candle, by PF Candle Co. Somehow it captures the feel of an early California sunset: 5pm. Rustling grasses, baked earth, sun rays split between trees. Mellow, dry, tranquil. Notes of Bergamot, hay, and golden poppy. 

Sigh. Who doesn't want that? Golden Hour Candle

Golden Hour Candle - California

 

California Snack Tote

Moving is hard work, as we've already mentioned. And empty, unpacked kitchens are the worst. Especially when you're hungry and tired! So what better way to help California's newest resident than by sending them a lovely tote bag stuffed with some of our state's most unique and delicious snacks? We love the sriracha jerky, reclaimed dried from from local orchards, the super foods cookie, and of course ... those dangerous apple cider caramels we mentioned above. This sweet little gift is guaranteed to be enjoyed! California Snack Tote

California Snack Tote

California Road Trip Gift Box

And of course, one of the things all new California residents can't wait to do is explore the new state! 

This thoughtful gift will be there when it's time to pack up the car and hit the open road.  A few of our favorite California-made snacks, plus an innovative little pick me up in the form of a Pocket Latte, are just the fuel you'll need. The California Field Guide is your inside scoop into places to visit and all things quintessentially California. California Road Trip Box

California Road Trip Gift Box