2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Locally Made Treasures for Those Who Love SF

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Locally Made Treasures for Those Who Love SF


For those whose love for the Bay Area knows no season. 

(photo via Amazon)

Wayne Thiebaud Monograph

Since the 1950s, American artist Wayne Thiebaud has created a multitude of colorful images ranging from pastries to gumball machines. Now, at age 95, he is looking back at his extensive career with a deluxe volume of over 200 illustrations, all carefully selected by Thiebaud himself. // Rizzoli; $150; rizzoliusa.com

(photo via Bell Jar)

Buckle Leather Journal

Ditch the standard Moleskin this season and instead treat your loved ones to Belljar’s handmade leather journal. This carefully crafted notebook comes with forty pages and a leather buckle to keep all of your precious thoughts (or grocery lists) safe. // Bell Jar; $60; shop-belljar.com

(photo via Yellow Owl Company)

Carve-A-Stamp Kit

Known for their one-of-a-kind stamp sets and adorable greeting cards, Yellow Owl Workshop is the perfect place for DIY lovers to get crafty. Their Carve-a-Stamp Kit contains everything you need in order to make unique stamps for any occasion. This kit includes easy to follow instructions, 25 templates, a carving tool, keepsake bag, and an ink pad. Never stress about picking out the perfect card again, make your own. // Yellow Owl Workshop; $30; yellowowlworkshop.com

(photo via Black Squirrel Studios)

Fine Art Dog Portraits

Let’s be honest, we all love gazing at photos of our precious pooches. Rest easy dog lovers, Olivia Hellman of Black Squirrel Studios is here to help. This SF photographer is offering a two-hour private photo session where owners can watch their dogs shine uninterrupted. Two weeks later, a retouched, high-resolution digital image on either semi gloss professional photo paper or canvas will be delivered to your doorstep. In-house printing is also available. // Black Squirrel Studio; prices start at $500; bsquirrelstudios.com

(photo via Modify Watches)

Creativity Explored Watches

Custom watch company Modify is launching a collection with Creativity Explored, with artwork from local artists such as Antonio Benjamin, Laron Bickerstaff, James Miles, Camille Holvoet, and more. Each watch will feature its own unique and original image designed by these talented artists. You’ll be staring at your watch so much, you’ll never be late again. // Modify Watches; $50 with strap; modifywatches.com

(photo via Amazon)

Lyft Me Up San Francisco

Lyft Me Up San Francisco is a compilation of heartfelt messages collected by one Lyft driver from his passengers. Ranging from the inspirational to the completely wacky, the book is a unique glimpse into San Francisco culture. Your coffee table is waiting. // Amazon; $13; amazon.com

(photo via FAMSF)

San Francisco Skyline Umbrella

Are you prepared for El Niño? Featuring a bold design of San Francisco landmarks, this black and white umbrella comes with a special trick: Once the rain hits its panels, a bright array of colors will fill up the illustrated skyline, bringing some color into a gloomy day. // Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; $45; shop.famsf.org

(photo via Flora Grub Gardens)

Succulent Sake Cup Kit

Just when you thought succulents couldn’t get any cuter, this happened. Each kit comes with five sake cups, and are available with or without the plants. As each succulent requires a little DIY potting, this is the perfect present for anyone with a green thumb. // Flora Grub Gardens; $49; floragrubb.com

(photo via Western Editions)

Western Editions Prints

After moving their San Francisco-founded company across the Bay to Emeryville, dream team Erin Fong and Taylor Reid are still churning out beautiful letterpresses for any occasion. We especially love this simple image of the GGB— perfect for brightening up any apartment. // Western Editions; $75; westerneditions.com/shop

(photo via SFCV)

Tickets to SF Symphony SoundBox

Located underground in Davies Symphony Hall, SoundBox is a space dedicated to bringing live music, exploration, and carefully crafted cocktails into your life. This experimental music space lets you interact with music on a whole new level, as beats completely surround you. Close your eyes and enjoy. // SoundBox; prices vary; sfsoundbox.com

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