With the holidays right around the corner (and none of our shopping done) we'll definitely be visiting Treeehouse Green Gifts in Oakland's Elmwood district. It's an easy place to shop for almost anyone on your list.
Treehouse Green Gifts carries all sorts of beautiful, sustainable stuff for the home. It's where we bought our Chaba coasters (made from recycled wood).
In addition to home accessories, they also carry stuff for the garden, gifts for kids, skincare products, jewelry and stationery. And all of it is recycled, organic, handmade, or fairly-traded, or a combination of all four. Which makes buying gifts so much easier. They also run lots of drawings if you bring in your own reusable bag and/or boxes when you shop.
We love just popping in and browsing on the weekend to see what new items Treehouse is carrying.