Shop by Scent
We love our community and delight in offering our customers unique, quality products. Many
of our products are made in the USA, some right here in California, and we strive to support
small manufacturers that use organic, fair-trade, or handmade materials. A few carefully
selected imports are always fair-trade and sustainably produced. Having met these criteria,
we aim to help you find a perfect gift at a great value. Enjoy browsing our cozy El Cerrito
shop, and be sure to stop in next-door for a latte or a bagel sandwich.
Who We Are
Jen Komaromi and Kevin O'Neal are a husband-and-wife team. We started our side-by-side
shops in 2005 on the Stockton Avenue corridor, where our block features easy parking and a
view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Jen runs the store and Kevin's Well Grounded Tea & Coffee
Bar has become a neighborhood favorite. The cafe offers customers bistro-style outdoor
seating and the chance to enjoy dining alfresco. The interior was recently remodeled to allow
indoor access from the café to the store.
Jen was raised in a family business and has been working in the gift industry since 1997. She
knows that a small business can thrive wherever people love finding gifts that are unique,
whimsical and, whenever possible, sustainably sourced. Jen started Jenny K with the desire
to highlight small manufacturers and bring independent artisans to the fore. She offers a few
select high-end products that capture the imagination—one of her favorites is Fire & Light
Glass, an elegant line made from recycled glass, handmade in the USA.
Our Commitment to the Community
Jenny K and Well Grounded frequently participate in community events, donating to local
schools and the arts and hosting special events featuring the work of local artists and
craftspeople whenever possible. We are committed to green business principles and are a
Certified Bay Area Green Business.