SF Holiday Gift Shopping Guide

Believe it or not, it’s holiday season! And your list of present receivers is probably pretty long, huh? Well fear not, we’ve compiled a list of the best shops for gifts in the city. Whether you need pretty stationary for your niece or camping gear for your intrepid uncle, these shops have something for everyone on the list. 

01 of 09

Minted Local

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1919 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
+1 415-757-6397

 Neighborhood: Union Square
222 Grant Avenue
Telephone: (415) 757-6397

The first brick and mortar location for the online art market, Minted Local is full of foil-pressed maps, water colored animals, notebooks and knickknacks, perfect for both stocking stuffers and under the tree. Check out one of their many events around the holidays for garland and floral workshops, as well as cookie decorating parties for the tots. 

02 of 09

Flight 001

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525 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4213, USA
+1 415-487-1001

Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
525 Hayes Street
Telephone: (415) 487-1001

For the jetsetter on your list, this store has everything they could possibly need and then some. Neck pillows? Check. Eye mask? Check. Luggage tags? Check. Pressure relief earplugs, motion bands, and compression socks? Check, check, and check. Build them a personalized travel kit or just buy a prepackaged one. 

03 of 09


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Located Inside New Starting Hair & Beauty, 442 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
+1 415-735-4841

Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
508 Hayes Street
Telephone: (415) 829-2941

Welcome to your gift-giving utopia. This little store has plenty of unique glass ornaments, broadsheet calendars, sweetly scented candles, notepads, and coffee table-worthy books. You will likely check a few people off your list at this location. 

04 of 09

Welcome Stranger

460 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
+1 415-864-2079

 Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
460 Gough St.
Telephone: (415) 864-2079

If you’ve got a high style man in your life, this is where you shop for him. Whether he just needs another beanie, a new cookbook, or a few new flannel shirts for his daily uniform, this boutique has got him covered. 

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05 of 09

Maker & Moss

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364 Hayes St 1st floor, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
+1 415-928-1287

 Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
364 Hayes Street
Telephone: (415) 928-1287

This home design store has everything from smaller trinkets—think bacon salt paired with a little bowl with a pig painted inside—to larger, more expensive gifts, like the laser cut wood maps of bays around the world. It’s definitely not the cheapest of options, but the gifts you buy here will be treasured for a longtime coming. 

06 of 09

Alite Outpost

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744 Alabama St #1, San Francisco, CA 94110-2031, USA

Neighborhood: Mission
3376 18th St.
Telephone: (415) 626-1526

The outdoor enthusiast on your list will probably jump up and give you bear hug after opening a present from this gear shop. It’s full of camping goodies like the Monarch chair, perfect for backcountry trekkers and car campers alike. Best bet is to ask the receiver what new gear they could use and then let the surprise be Alite’s streamlined, stylish designs. 

07 of 09

SFMOMA Museum Store

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151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3183, USA
+1 415-357-4035

Neighborhood: SoMA
151 Third Street
Telephone: (888) 357-0037

Whether you’re shopping for art lovers, the design savvy, or someone deeply obsessed with San Francisco paraphernalia, then this is your store. With art books ranging from what’s currently on display to instructional guides on how to visit a museum, there’s everything for both the new and the aficionado. For the kitchen gear fanatic, there are plenty of new age trinkets to choose from. 

08 of 09

Aldea Home + Baby

890 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
+1 415-865-9807

Neighborhood: Mission
890 Valencia Street
Telephone: (866) 402-5332

For colorful home décor that adds a bit of pizazz to any room, this is your spot. Find some cute desk accessories to help a loved one get organized in the New Year or some dishware so they can have you over for dinner. Bonus points: right next door is Aldea Baby, perfect for anyone with a brand new family member. 

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09 of 09


Rachel W. via Yelp
1248 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
+1 415-213-5442

Neighborhood: Sunset
1248 9th Street
Telephone: (415) 213-5442

3830 Noriega Street
Telephone (415) 702-6285

This surfer’s favorite is great for beanies and sweatshirts. It’s also a great place to load up on their silk-screened Giants’ tees and other little knickknacks.  Take your time to browse, and don’t forget about the baby section—every family member needs some Sanfranpsycho. 

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