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Holiday Gift Guide For San Franciscans

Holiday Gift Guide For San Franciscans

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Updated: 7 December 2016
It’s December again in the Bay Area, and as everyone knows, with December comes the holidays – a perfect time to show your loved ones how much you care with the perfectly selected present. With these gift ideas, you’re sure to find a gift for everyone you love.

Bring Them To A Show

A great thing to give someone is your time. What better way to spend time with someone than bringing them to a show in San Francisco? With many different types of shows in the coming months, there’s something for everyone. For example, you could bring them to see San Francisco Ballet’s The Nutcracker, which runs through December 31; you could bring them to see American Conservatory Theatre’s A Christmas Carolwhich runs through December 27; or you could even bring them to a Bruce Springsteen concert, which comes to the Bay Area in March 2016.

War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA  +1 415 865 2000

The Geary Theater, 415 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 749 2228

ORACLE Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA, USA +1 510 569 2121


Help Them Find New Books And Music To Enjoy

Another great thing to give someone is the gift of literature or music. Everyone has a book they haven’t read yet but want to, or an album they want to hear. With gift certificates to California’s own City Lights Bookshop and Amoeba Music, you can give someone that special gift. Literature and music always make great gifts, and they’re also fun to shop for, which makes a gift certificate the perfect gift.

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 362 8193

Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 831 1200


Treat Them To A Nice Meal

Everyone enjoys food, so why not treat your loved one to a nice meal at one of the Bay Area’s many wonderful restaurants? There’s nothing better than eating at a great restaurant with a friend; try San Francisco’s Holy Grill, and enjoy each other’s company. A fun alternative is to pack a picnic for you and your friend and enjoy a day together in Golden Gate Park or another fine Bay Area park. Whoever you’re buying for will definitely enjoy a night out with you paired with a great meal.

Holy Grill, 659 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 431 4659

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 831 2700


Help Them Prepare For Their Next Sports Outing

With so many great sports teams in the Bay Area, a great gift would be a sports themed gift basket! You could do a San Francisco Giants basket, a San Francisco 49ers basket, or a Golden State Warriors basket. The best part about is that it is something you can put together yourself based on what the person you’re buying for likes. You could put a baseball cap, a T-shirt, a jersey, and, best of all, tickets to a game. This gift is the perfect present for any sports fanatic.

AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 972 2000

Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P Bartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA +1 415 464 9377

ORACLE Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA, USA +1 510 569 2121