If there’s anything more difficult than finding the perfect gifts, it’s figuring out how to keep prying nosey-noses away from them until the big reveal. Need a genius excuse to get your guy out of the house so you can finally wrap and ready his gifts without scuttling around under the cover of night or enduring a 3 a.m. session with the scissors and scotch tape? Send him to ooma’s Guys Shopping Night, taking place tonight at the North Beach boutique from 7 to 10 p.m.
Store owners Jessica and Matt Waters will be on hand with guy-friendly drinks (think whiskey cocktails and cold beer), 20 to 60 percent off discounts on select merchandise and plenty of advice for male shoppers seeking last-minute giftables for the ladies in their lives. And while women may head here on their own time for party-ready dresses and everyday pieces from local designers like Weston Wear and She-Bible, Matt says the real draw for dudes lies in shop’s selection of smaller gift items, including jewelry by Kris Nations and Green Halo, Elizabeth Gillett scarves, HoneyDew undies, PelleMelle belts and BABYBEARSHOP organic body products. Or at least that’s what you can tell your man as you’re shooing him out the door.
ooma, 1422 Grant Ave., 415-627-6963, www.ooma.net