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Gifts at 1951 Coffee Company

1951 Coffee Company

Address 2410 Channing Way, Berkeley CA 94704

Phone (510) 280-6171

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Business Description 1951 Coffee Company is a non-profit coffee organization that promotes the well-being of the refugee community in the U.S. by providing job training and employment while educating the surrounding community about refugee life and issues.

Gifts at Berkeley Art Center

Berkeley Art Center

Address 1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley CA 94709

Phone (510) 644-6893

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Business Description Berkeley Art Center is a hub for artistic exploration and community building that champions Bay Area artists and curators. Located in Live Oak Park in North Berkeley, we make contemporary art approachable at an intimate scale with exhibitions and programs that reflect our diverse community.

Gifts at Berkeley Humane

Berkeley Humane

Address 2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley CA 94710

Phone (510) 845-7735

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Business Description Berkeley Humane serves the people and animals of our community by providing life-saving programs for cats and dogs, cultivating compassion, and strengthening the human-animal bond.

Holiday Promotion Skip the roses this year and give a gift that matters—a gift of true love and lasting impact in honor of your loved one. Your donation provides food, shelter, and veterinary care to the dogs and cats who need it most. Your recipient receives a custom e-card with your personalized message. There’s never been a better way to make a gift that gives back!

Gifts at Center for Early Intevention on Deafness (CEID)

Center for Early Intevention on Deafness (CEID)

Address 1035 Grayson Street, Berkeley CA 94710

Phone (510) 848-4800

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Business Description CEIDs mission is to maximize the communication potential of children and adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing through early education, family support, and community audiology services.

We strive to create a diverse, inclusive, and educationally rich environment in order to empower families with the academic and social tools needed to reach their full potential.

Gifts at Changeover Coaching

Changeover Coaching

Address 1030 Merced St., Berkeley CA 94707

Phone (510) 504-7948

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Business Description I support new and emerging executives to become confident leaders. I provide training in Positive Intelligence (PQ), a framework that helps those navigating organizational complexity to tap into their inner sage to find ease and happiness in addition to success.

Holiday Promotion For this holiday season, I am offering a package that includes the PQ 7-week program with six months of executive coaching for $3250 (a $500 savings).

Gifts at Ecology Center Store

Ecology Center Store

Address 2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley CA 94702

Phone (510) 548-3402

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Business Description The Ecology Center Store provides products that encourage environmentally and socially responsible lifestyle practices. They stock books, housewares, great green gifts, organic gardening supplies, toys, games, glassware, organic fibers, and much more. Ecology Center Members always get discounts on books and merchandise.

Holiday Promotion During the month of February 2021, enjoy 15% off your entire online purchase using promo code Love2021. This code can only be used on full priced items, and can not be combined with other discounts. Thank you for supporting a local business, and know that you are shopping sustainably!

Gifts at Fillgood


Address 1579A Solano avenue, Berkeley CA 94707


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Business Description Fillgood is a local zero waste store with a refill corner, with a large selection of plastic free home, bath and body products. Our mission is to help people reduce single use plastics every day!

Holiday Promotion Loyalty card: after 10 refills purchased in store, the 11th is 30% off.

Gifts at flip & tumble

flip & tumble

Address 1355 4th St, Berkeley CA 94710

Phone (415) 830-5624

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Business Description Women owned and operated, flip & tumble, designs and makes lightweight compactable bags for travel, shopping and everyday life. Made from durable and/or recycled materials they are built to last.

Gifts at Friends of the Berkeley Public Library Bookstore

Friends of the Berkeley Public Library Bookstore

Address 2433 Channing Way, Berkeley CA 94704

Phone (510) 841-5604

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Business Description Friends of the Berkeley Public Library is a member-supported, nonprofit organization, providing critical funding for community programs at the Berkeley Public Library. The Friends Bookstore offers high quality used books, CDs, and DVDs at incredibly low prices.

Holiday Promotion At the Friends Bookstore you will find holiday-themed books, CDs and DVDs for all ages, at very special low prices.

Gifts at Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Address 3023 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA 94705

Phone (510) 655-1227

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Business Description Gamelan Sekar Jaya (GSJ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the arts and culture of Bali, Indonesia and artistic exchange between Bali and the Bay Area. GSJ hosts Balinese master arts for long term residencies, and provides Bay Area audiences with music and dance classes; K-14 and university workshops; and performances by four distinct musical ensembles and a dance troupe.

Holiday Promotion Each year at the Bali Holiday Faire, GSJ welcomes neighbors and friends into our home to enjoy music and dance, shop for handmade gifts, and warm up with delicious Indonesian cuisine. This year, the faire will be online at, with pre-ordering open from December 1 to December 11, curbside pickup December 12-13, and livestreamed performances on December 12. The faire helps GSJ raise critical funds for the upcoming year.

Gifts at Hillside Club

Hillside Club

Address 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley CA 94709

Phone (510) 213-4292

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Business Description Historic Social Club. Founded in the early 1900′s to preserve arts, culture, architecture in Berkeley.

Holiday Promotion We have a member Art Show. World renowned talent, right here!

Gifts at Metro Lighting

Metro Lighting

Address 2240 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley CA 94702

Phone (510) 540-0509

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Business Description Metro Lighting features beautiful, high quality lighting fixtures crafted by local metal and glass artisans. Sustainability is part of our core mission; we are 100% solar-powered, incorporate upcycled and recycle materials, and sell locally made or Fair Trade lighting.

Holiday Promotion Locally crafted floor and table lamps brighten homes and make the perfect gift for the holidays. Special offer: 10% off all stock floor and table lamps November 28 through December 23.

Gifts at Re-Up Refill Shop

Re-Up Refill Shop

Address 2311 Magnolia St, Berkeley CA 94607

Phone (510) 415-0956

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Business Description The Re-Up Refill Shop offers a range of ecological bath, body, cooking, kitchen, and cleaning products in refillable containers, reducing waste from single-use plastics.

Holiday Promotion We offer discounted low waste bundles that are perfect for the holidays and a great way to nudge a friend or family member in the plastic free direction.

Gifts at Revolution Books

Revolution Books

Address 2444 Durant Ave., Berkeley CA 94704

Phone (510) 848-1196

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Business Description Revolution Books is a place that values critical thinking, the poetic spirit, and the search for the truth. Where you find the revolution to change everything and the work of its leader, Bob Avakian—the architect of a whole new framework for human emancipation, the new communism.

Holiday Promotion We have many new books, journals, and sketchbooks at special holiday prices.

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