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BK Collections for Unique Holiday Gifts

Since 1997, Terra Teak and Garden is the Bay Area’s largest teak importer offering customers the best value for quality teak. Four locations in the Bay Area. Terra Teak is the largest dealer in the country for Alleyoop trampolines and the exclusive distributor for Backyard Adventures in northern California: Backyard Adventures can turn your backyard into an adventure. Our premium line of cedar wood play sets and swing sets are sturdy, durable, and available with unlimited configurations and. Order early to guarantee delivery and set up by the holidays. Trampolines are a great way to have fun while getting exercise. AlleyOop trampolines emphasize safety and quality first. Five models available, ranging from entry level to advanced, including safety nets. Accessories include basketball sets.

Years of experienced and selective purchasing have given BK Collections the reputation of being a uniquely different gift and jewelry shop on the Peninsula. Just in time for the holidays, the store is filled with exciting collections from Christopher Radko (hand-blown glass ornaments, snow globes), Krinkles by Patience Brewster, German nutcrackers, Firefly Jewelry, Silver Seasons and Table Arts. Many museum stores carry BK’s own line of jewelry designed with semi-precious and jade stones (visit The store also features Annieglass by Santa Cruz artist Ann Morhauser and Michael Aram tableware from New York. Must-see works are the museum-quality Tang and Ming terracotta sculptures dating back to 200 B.C. Owner Belinda Chung and her friendly staff offer personal and knowledgeable service in a welcoming setting that’s truly a shopper’s delight.

Terra Teak and Garden 1064 W. El Camino, Mtn. View * 650.969.2200

BK Collections 342 State St Los Altos 650.948.0198

Brighten Your Holidays at Shreve Jewelers Stanford Shopping Center Shreve & Co. was established in 1852 just four years after the discovery of gold in the California hills. The oldest retail business in San Francisco and oldest jeweler in California, Shreve was the only jeweler to survive the 1906 earthquake and fire. After the deaths of the two intrepid Shreve brothers, the store was incorporated as Shreve & Co. in 1894, with George Rodman, the son of George Shreve, as president and partner Albert J. Lewis as the majority stockholder. The store now stood on Market Street, across from the Grand Palace Hotel. Stately carriages rolled by with women adorned in feathers and finery...their escorts clad in top hats and waistcoats. Fashion of the day dictated that men wear wide cravats accented by diamonds and gold stickpins. Women wore many pieces of fine jewelry — brooches, necklaces, rings... and many bejeweled bracelets on each wrist. The style setters of this era lived in opulence. The mines, railroads and rich farmlands had spawned a new wealth on San Francisco’s Gold Coast. 26 Holiday Guide 2011

An independent, family-owned and operated full-service jeweler, Shreve has two locations: one on the corner of Post and Grant in The City and the other in the Stanford Shopping Center. Shreve & Co. carries watch brands Patek Philippe, Rolex, IWC, Omega, Panerai and Lange & Sohne; and jewelry brands Hearts on Fire, Mikimoto, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, and Wellendorff. “I have a great staff with over a hundred years of experience collectively to help you make the right decision whether you are looking for a diamond engagement ring or a fine timepiece,” says Stanford Shopping Center Manager George Bentley, “and our selection is the best in the Bay Area.” Shreve & Co. Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto 650.327.2211

2011 Holiday Gift Guide  

The Almanac's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide special publication.