Submerge Gift Guide 2017 - part 2

For some, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. For others, well, it’s the most dreaded. Ugh, shopping; trust us, we know how exhausting and draining it can be. Mall parking lots, screaming children, messy aisles, lines wrapping around the store. If all that is stressing you out while reading it as much as it’s stressing us out while writing it, just know that we’re here for you with our 10th annual Submerge Holiday Gift Guide, where we’ve once again scoured the Sacramento-area (as well as the interwebs) to find you, our dear readers, some choice gift options for all budgets and all interests. Now, read on, get inspired, and then go buy your friends, family and loved ones some super sweet stuff. Happy Holidays from all of us here at Submerge!

Easy Tiger Glassware at Strapping Store

Easy Tiger Glassware at Strapping Store

If you haven’t yet stopped by the awesome new gift and apparel shop Strapping Store (3405 Broadway), do yourself a favor and go now! These killer pieces of Easy Tiger Glassware were just a few of like 3,000 things that caught our eye as great gift items. These beer can glasses and lowball glasses are just $14.49, and the highball glasses are just $12.99. Seriously, this store is jam-freaking-packed with well-curated pieces, from funny and raunchy, to classy and sophisticated. Shop on, friends.

Adjustable, Interchangeable Ratchet Belts from SlideBelts

El Dorado Hills-based SlideBelts is revolutionizing the belt game with their highly adjustable, interchangeable ratchet belts that have no holes so you get a perfect fit every time. The super badass Survival Belt is $150 and is like a toolbox on your hip with a built in LED flashlight, bottle opener, AUS-8 stainless steel knife and a ferrocerium fire starter rod so you can carry less and adventure more. Other classic designs from SlideBelts start at just $38, and they’ve got a plethora of colors and fabrics to choose from, for both men and women. Slide through Arden Fair Mall (1689 Arden Way) and check out their seasonal kiosk, or hit up their website This rad local company has made the Inc. 5000 list twice and were named one of The Best Places to Work in 2016 by Outside Magazine!

Laser Engraved Wooden Earrings from Local Artist Jake Castro

Prolific Sacramento artist Jake Castro not only creates super sick murals all around town, he’s also got a line of high quality, handmade accessories like leather wallets, purses, bags and these intricate laser engraved wooden earrings, which are $22. Numerous styles and designs are available at and also at many local marketplaces and events.

Handmade Copper Pour Over Coffee Maker at DISPLAY: California

Form meets function with this stylish, minimalist, handmade Copper Pour Over Coffee Maker by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based designer Yucca Lane, available locally at DISPLAY: California (3433 Broadway) for just $50. It’s lightweight, works great and will look awesome on any kitchen counter or in any office lunch area. 

Local Pride T-shirts and Hoodies from Driftwoods Clothing

Rep your hood and look good, too. Driftwoods Clothing makes super comfy, hand-printed T-shirts for $22, sweaters for $32 and zip-ups for $50, all with local pride graphics so you can sport your love for Midtown, Curtis Park, East Sac, Oak Park, Rocklin and more. They also make tote bags that are just $15, and flour sack tea towels that are $10, also with the local pride graphics printed on them. Check out and look for them at local marketplaces and events.

Tattoo Color-In Postcards and Colored Pencils in a Glass from Blick

Available for just $9.95 at Blick Art Materials (905 Howe Ave.), this book of Tattoo Color-In Postcards by world renowned artist MEGAMUNDEN has 20 high-quality detachable postcards just waiting to be filled in by you (or whoever you gift this to) and then mailed out to friends, family or pen pals. From sailors, to samurai and skulls, it’s got all the classic tattoo designs and even comes with two pages of full-color flash art stickers. Pairs perfectly with these Colored Pencils in a Glass for just $7.49.

Hexagon Pots and Plant Stands from Lumens

These Hexagon Pots and Plant Stands by Danish design company Ferm Living are available through Sacramento-based retailer Lumens Light + Living. Mix and match different colored pots and stands to create your own custom indoor garden. Plant some low maintenance succulents and boom, you’ve instantly transformed any room. The stands range from $39 to $45 and are available in black, green or grey. The hexagon pots range from $45 to $79 and are available in brass, black, blue, green and grey. Visit to place your custom order.

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**This Gift Guide first appeared in print on pages 18 – 22 of issue #254 (Dec. 4 – 18, 2017)**