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Gift Local

5 San Jose Ways to Gift Local in 2020

Shopping locally keeps our San Jose community thriving. Every dollar you spend in San Jose, stays in San Jose. This holiday season, we’re doubling down and putting money where our heart is – in San Jose. By supporting our local entrepreneurs, creatives and non-profits, we’re showing our #sanjoselove to our neighbors and our loved ones with gifts that contribute to San Jose’s future.

Local Artists Are Small Businesses, Too!

Why not give the gift of creativity to those you love? Support local artisans at the Moment Shops in San Pedro Square or purchase artwork and crafts online. Our favorite creatives include Bobo Design Studio, Petit Elephant and more!

Support Your Favorite Restaurants

The year 2020 has reminded us that restaurants are the backbone of a thriving city economy. The holiday season is usually a busy time for such businesses but without holiday parties and gatherings, restaurants desperately need our support this winter season. Continue your take-out, delivery and al fresco endeavors and gift a meal, too! Purchase a gift card or order delivery or pick up for one another and have them experience your favorite #sanjoseeats.

Check out the diversity of cuisine in San Jose and travel the world from your kitchen table.

Bring the Museums Home to You

As most attractions are temporarily closed due to state and county regulations, the rewarding experience of being in San Jose’s cultural institutions can be brought home. Purchase your favorite reminders of your favorite exhibit from the Winchester Mystery House or the San Jose Museum of Art. Better yet, gift your loved ones a museum membership to your favorite institutions like the Tech Interactive!

Cultivate Kindness

Your San Jose neighbors need your love. In lieu of a gift, make a donation in your gift recipient’s name to their favorite local charity or non-profit. Organizations working directly with those affected by COVID-19 include Sacred Heart Community Service, Hunger at Home, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley Strong.

Share A Virtual Holiday Performance



San Jose’s performing arts community needs our help. With theaters and live productions paused, performing arts organizations have pivoted to virtual and live-streaming shows. Opera San Jose’s 3 Decembers and Broadway San Jose's Hip Hop Nutcracker are just some ways to bring the show to you.