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San Francisco Bay Area Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Maggie Bach December 7, 2022

Let the holiday shopping commence! Whether you’re looking for a gift for your friends, partner, siblings, co-workers, or even your neighbors, let us ease some of the stress of knowing what to buy and for who. We’ve rounded up 12 gift ideas from San Francisco and Bay area businesses so you can support local and give your friends and family something special!

Food and Drink 

Organic Japanese Tea 

Roots and Craft Tea Roasters was founded in 2018 with the mission to bring the finest tea to San Francisco from Japan. All teas are organic, single-origin, and small batch, sourcing the leaves directly from growers. Started by Maya Kono and Naomi Shirao, Roots and Craft strive to provide richness and evoke a journey of imagination from the first sip of their unique Japanese tea. Shop their selection online here! You can also enjoy their teas at Hinodeya Ramen Bar, only a 12 minute MUNI ride on the Blue/Green/Red/Yellow line from 1177 Market!

Bean-to-Bar Chocolate 

Shop from single-origin chocolate, hot chocolate, bars, truffles, brittle, spread, and more… all from bean-to-bar at Dandelion Chocolate. During the holiday season, there are curated gift sets featuring a celebration of their most popular and beloved items beautifully wrapped and easy to gift. This is a delicious idea for the ultimate chocolate lover and you can shop their selection online. Or visit their store or factory in the Mission, only a three-minute drive from our apartments at 240 Dolores! They also have a space at the Ferry Building, a 11-minute ride on the MUNI Red, Green, Blue, or Yellow line from 1190 Mission for convenient shopping.

Natural Wine Club Subscription 


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DECANTsf is a sommelier and female-owned bottle shop in SoMa that hand selects every bottle they send in their bottle clubs! There are four clubs to choose from starting at $86 and each pack receives sustainable, organic, biodynamic, small-production wines that have been tasted by owners Cara and Simi. New members who join their wine club will get a DECANTsf wine tool welcome kit so you have all you need to have an awesome time. This wine shop and bar is a short walk away for our residents at Trinity Place so #DrinkForYourself!

Apparel, Shoes, and Jewelry

BRYR Clogs


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The name, Bryr, means to care in Swedish and Bryr Studio’s mission is to create well-made items that are sourced ecologically and ethically. Each pair of clogs is made by hand in their workshop in SF and are made to last and stay a while. Every year, Bryr donates to local and national organizations that reflect their values and commitment to the community. Clogs come in multiple colors and their sample sale is launching on 12/9, so snag a pair at a good deal! Available to shop here. 



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Founded in 2010, Everlane prides itself on creating exceptional quality pieces, in ethical factories, and with radical transparency. Their ethical approach to factory work has revolutionized what it means to source from places that provide fair wages, reasonable hours, and safe environments for those who produce our clothes. Pieces are designed to last for years, even decades, so you can shop knowing your clothes are being produced morally and made to stand the test of time.  Everlane has a shop in the Mission, a two-minute drive or an 8-minute walk from our apartments at 240 Dolores!

No.3 Fine Jewelry


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No.3 Fine Jewelry’s story began in 2013 by Jenny Chung Seeger and is a woman and minority-owned business that celebrates modern design and craftsmanship for life’s occasions and the Everyday. It’s brick-and-mortar in Russian Hill, moments away for our residents at 1000 Chestnut, carries rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings for men and women to choose from. If you’re looking for a special gift and want to shop local, No.3 Fine Jewelry on Polk Street has a wide selection to choose from!

Home Goods

Rocket Glass Works 

Based in Oakland, Rocket Glass Works was founded in 2014 by Sam Schumacher who was looking to create handblown glassware that are meant to be used, not just admired. Each piece is hand formed, one at a time, the old-fashioned way, with a focus on functionality. Shop from cups, bowls, tumblers, and vases that are made by a group of glassblowers who are working to change modern manufacturing and consumption of these everyday items.

UMÉ Studio


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Founded by architects Victor Lefebvre and Mei-Lan Tan, UMÉ Studio is based in Oakland and specializes in designing purposeful objects for everyday living with contemporary taste. With a love for fine details and a spirit of curiosity, UMÉ Studio has local crafts and meaningful products including dishes, bowls, and soaps beautifully designed and plated. These gifts are perfect for elevating our everyday items with something handmade and of high quality.

P.F. Candle Co 


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If you or someone you know is all about a wonderfully scented slow burn, P.F. Candle Co has a wide variety of candles, diffusers, incense, sprays, and body care items to choose from. Their brick-and-mortar store is a four-minute drive  from our apartments at 2140 Taylor, and these gifts of quality home fragrance are available to shop online or in-store!




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Launched in 2020 at a local San Francisco fair, Kira creates soft garments with happy hand-drawn illustrations! A seven-minute drive from our apartments at 2240 Golden Gate Avenue, choose from a variety of clothes, accessories, toys, and more at their brick-and-mortar shop in SF. You’ll even find collaboration pieces with their favorite artists for a fun and quirky collection for the little ones in your life.

Felt Flanerie 

Cute, colorful, and custom. All the pieces from Felt Flanerie are hand-sewn and super plushy for kids to enjoy. The felt is 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, and washable so you can gift knowing it’s safe for babies and children to play with. Custom requests are accepted so if you’re looking for a specific and colorful design, Felt Flanerie can make weird, quirky, and whacky ideas come to life.



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A three-minute drive for our residents at 2000 Broadway, Mudpie is a children’s store in Pac Heights that has been family-owned and run since 1976. Clothes, stocking stuffers, toys, books, stuffed animals, and more are sold and you can shop online for convenient access. A great place to stop by to support a locally owned business and make the little ones smile with a gift from Mudpie!

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