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Our Pick of the Litter: Etsy Local Offerings For $75 + Under

An online treasure trove for all things handmade and vintage, Etsy is one of our top go-to sources when we want to break away from our fast fashion fixes and opt for something unique but still inexpensive. After scouring SF's Etsy Local shop for this month's round-up, we wanted to share what's impatiently waiting in our shopping cart:


 

1. Vintage Black Velvet Dress from animalheadvintage, $45: The dramatic collar on this vintage find makes it an au courant choice for a cocktail party.

The Ultimate SF Father's Day Gift Guide

If there’s one rule of Dad gift-giving, it’s this: he’s not going to give you any great gift ideas. After all, if he knew he needed it, he’d already have it. We think the best gifts for Dad are the ones he doesn’t even know he needs.

He may not realize it, but his hard work and dedicated dad-ness probably means he needs some serious R&R. For guy-friendly pampering he won’t come up with on his own, whisk him away to Cocoon Urban Day Spa for a Father’s Day Package that includes a dude-friendly sports massage, manicure, pedicure and – but of course – beer.

Mother's Day Contest at Flora Grubb

Giving your mom a bouquet of flowers is sweet, but come on - the woman gave birth to you. You can do a little better than that. Get her something that'll last longer than a week by taking her over to Flora Grubb this weekend. She can pick from their wide selection of succulents, herbs, or flowers, choose a colorful pot, and tada! A gift for your mama that will last until next Mother's Day and beyond. Also, stop by this Sunday and all moms will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate from the store - much more enjoyable than that old Safeway bouquet, right?

Go-To Shops for Mother's Day Gifts

With Mother’s Day less than a week away, graduations looming and summer wedding season just around the corner, we’ve got a gift list that’s growing by the minute – and we’re pretty sure we aren’t the only ones. And while we’d like to summon up the perfect gift idea for every single occasion, sometimes we need a little help in the inspiration department. Below, the go-to shops we hit up whenever we need a special something for a special someone:

Lavish: With shelves carrying a diverse array of girlish delights ranging from James Jeans to J. Mendocino ceramics to children’s books and apparel, this Hayes Valley shop is an ideal place to find a gift for mom, whether she’s new to the game or a seasoned pro.

Dandelion Spring Warehouse Sale

You can get lost wading through the 5,000 square feet of gifts and home decor at Dandelion; there so much good yet disparate stuff in that space that it can be a bit overwhelming. So we suggest bringing a compass, pack mule, and maybe some smelling salts to their Spring sale taking place this week, from Wednesday through Saturday. It's located at their warehouse in Potrero Hill, where there will be plenty of finds to be had (with 50% off all sale items) - if you're up to the expedition. Dandelion's warehouse is located at 1300 22nd Street at Mississippi in Potrero Hill.

Valentine's Day Gifts at Design Public

Shopping for that special gift for your special someone on that special day can be so... exhausting.  Flowers and chocolates will do, but they're usually lacking in the creative department.  Thankfully, Design Public did the work for you by going through its products and selected the best gifts for Valentine's Day.  From Alexander Girard's iconic Love Heart print (see photo to the left), to a fashion-forward modern beanbag, you're bound to find something for your special someone.

Love's in the Air at Jonathan Adler

It seems love is in the air over at Jonathan Adler, where the four letter word is emblazoned on everything from porcelain fists to tissue boxes.

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