Howl & Other Poems
Give someone a local literary history lesson with a copy of Howl & Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg. This poetry collection epitomizes the beat generation in San Francisco, published by City Lights Books and inspiring a series of famous obscenity trials. You can buy the book on Amazon for $7.95.
Chocolate Making Class
Inspire a creative spirit with a pass to take Dandelion Chocolate’s Chocolate 101 class, perfect for cooks and sweet tooths alike. This two-hour class will teach the different types of chocolate and take attendees through the chocolate-making process, including plenty of tasting. Book the class here for $50.
Fog Point Vodka
For the cocktail connoisseur in your life, purchase a unique spirit that embodies the Bay Area – Fog Point Vodka. This vodka by Hangar One is made with San Francisco fog. Purchase a bottle here for $125.
For the bourgeois outdoorsman in your life, order a picnic set that will give them a chance to enjoy one of the city’s best parks, like Dolores Park, Washington Square Park, or Golden Gate Park. Try this backpack set on Amazon for $47.99, complete with a cooler, blanket, and more.
Custom Fortune Cookies
If you’re looking to satisfy a sweet tooth, head over to Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory to pick up some custom fortune cookies. You can make them as unique as you like, and as a bonus, enjoy watching the cookie-making process firsthand. Customizing costs $1 for two cookies.
Scents of San Francisco Candle
Fill your loved one’s home with the scents of their favorite San Francisco neighborhood by purchasing a candle from Scents of San Francisco. The candles combine various fragrances to create a scent that is reminiscent of a specific neighborhood, covering everything from the Castro to Golden Gate Park. The candles can be found at a variety of locations throughout the city.