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Seven Favorite Things: Legit Gift Certificates for Christmas Gifting

Let's just clear this up right now -- there's absolutely nothing wrong with giving gift certificates. In fact, we're all about giving thoughtful, awesome local experiences. From cooking classes to spa treatments, check out our top picks for easy holiday gifting.

1. Swing Dance Classes at 9:20 Special, $40+

Lindy hop into the new year with some fresh dance moves.

2. Cooking and Baking Classes at SF Cooking School, $60+

Come out with brag-worthy top chef skills. 

3. Hardcore DIY Classes at TechShop, $75+ 

3D Printing class anyone? Click here for a full class list

4. Spa Treatments and Packages at Spa Nordstrom SF Centre, $10+

We highly recommend the Spa Pedicure. Trust us, it's way more than just a pedicure.

5. Indie DIY Classes at Workshop SF, $45+

Wicked fun classes on beer brewing, screen printing, hair-doing & more.

6. Charitable Donations to Glide, $1+

Because good deeds are always appreciated.

7. Dining Certificate for Quince, $50+

Last, but certainly not least, a modern yet classic SF dining experience. 

Lily Ko (lily7x7 @gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.