Our sister company Chronicle Books is a treasure trove of amazing books and paper goods we are constantly lusting after. We just feel lucky to be surrounded by their kaleidoscope of inspiring titles on a daily basis. Whether you're buying secret presents for yourself this holiday season, or looking for something off-beat and edgy for the resident book lover in your life, here are seven gift ideas, from us to you.
Whether she's more of a techie, tennis-lover, runner or cheesemonger, we're guessing your mom is pretty awesome. And well, awesome moms deserve awesome gifts. Here are our picks ($13-$198) to help you show your thanks this Mother's Day.
Over here at 7x7, we're definitely stoked for the Metreon's massive, $30 million makeover, complete with the city's first Target (score!). But it means more to us than just having a pretty new place to see IMAX 3D movies and buy cheap, cute clothes. It means a pretty new place to buy books, at the brand-spanking new Chronicle Books outpost!
This year, skip the flowers and box chocolates and, instead, step it up with a thoughtful gift that's perfect for her. We pulled from SF's best and found hip, fun Valentine's Day gifts for every personality.
Whether it's books chock-full of wave porn, Boo: The Life Of The World's Cutest Dog or a visual history of Mötley Crüe, Chronicle Books sports some of the world's coolest titles–and that's exactly why we get giddy everytime they throw a warehouse sale. This time around, you can save up to 65% on select goodies like cookbooks, children’s books, books on lifestyle, home, arts, crafts, design, photography, travel, pop culture and much more.
When not wet, there are ways for surfers to further their surf game aside from doing daily push-ups. By flipping through pages of inspirational photographs, reading about conquering fears, and learning about the culture of the sport, immersion leads to enlightenment. For non-surfers, absorbing oceanic imagery and scoping out hot bodies in boardshorts and bikinis can be a fun pastime, too. Arguably one of the most stylish sports, surfing is undeniably cool. But there's so much more beyond the water's surface. San Francisco-based Chronicle Books is a fan, pumping out odes by the month. Here's a rundown of the publisher's best wave porn...
Need to get a bridal or baby shower gift? How about some new cookbooks? Get all your gifting (for yourself and friends) done at Chronicle Books' Summer Warehouse sale, which starts today and runs through through Saturday at their Second Street warehouse. Browse through hundreds of titles — all at 65% off — to pamper lonely coffee tables and shelves.
680 Second St. (Between Brannan and Townsend)
Thursday 8/4 9am-7pm
Friday 8/5 9am-7pm
Saturday 8/6 10am-3pm
For the most part, men are practical, so get them something they can use. Golf accessories and the latest gadgets are the obvious go-tos, but in our experience, guys are specific about their gadgetry and it's best not to interfere (unless you know exactly what they're eyeing). This year, our Father's Day picks feature hip local products that are sensible, won't break the bank, and will please even the toughest dads.
For all you last minute shoppers out there, we've got your back. We pulled together a bundle of hip mom-essentials from seven fantastic local boutiques, to mix, match and make her smile.