The time is now to get gift-y.
Lucky for you, we know exactly where to find what's shiny and new. Shop Minted's Pac Heights pop-up, Everlane's cashmere cabin in the Mission, a special holiday concierge from The Lobby, and more!
In case you needed another reason to shop on Fillmore, y'all: Minted just rolled in.
Through December 24th, you can shop for art, home décor, stationery, and personalized gifts of all sorts at Minted's very merry holiday pop-up. Yes indeedy, the folks at the popular online design marketplace for indie artists have transformed a Pac Heights brick-and-mortar into a winter wonderland. The star of the show: a shop-able art gallery filled with curated collections of limited-edition fine art of all types, including playful children's works. And should you be in the market for your very own mural, Minted has you (and your walls) covered. // 10am to 7pm Monday through Saturday; 11am to 5pm Sunday; 1919 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights), minted.com.
New SF shopping concierge pops up (twice) for no-schlep holiday gifting.
(Courtesy The Lobby)
Now's your chance to check out The Lobby. Today, in China Basin and on Friday, December 7th in Mid-Market, you can shop the fashion start-up's pop-up showroom with more than 200 gifty items from 30-plus brands including local faves Cuyana, Soko, and Amour Vert. (Plus, gift-wrapping, and cards, too.) Your holiday scores will be delivered to you—or directly to gift-ees—via courier at a later date. ICYMI: The service, founded by former Googler Abigail Holtz, lets you order clothes, bags, jewelry, workout gear, etc. to be delivered by courier to your office; you have a week to decide yay or nay, at which time the courier returns to pick up the no's and you're charged only for what you keep. (Translation: no waiting for slow credit-card refunds.) Can't make it to the pop-ups? Check out The Lobby's special holiday shop online, also designed so you can eyeball gifts IRL before committing. // Noon to 4pm both days; 185 Berry St. (China Basin); 1455 Market St. (Mid-Market), fromthelobby.com.
It's starting to feel a lot like cashmere—the radically transparent kind, of course.
Everlane's bestselling cashmere is a perfect gift for pretty much everyone. After all, there are crews, tees, cardigans, hoodies, turtlenecks, beanies, and scarves—in a scrumptious array of shades including limited-edition holiday brights. To make shopping convenient and, yes, cozy, the SF flagship store built a cashmere cabin that's stocked with pre-wrapped $100 cashmere and other core styles. In other cashmere-related news…on Thursday, December 6th, the store is celebrating with a monogramming event from 5pm to 8pm. Sam Saavedra of Chain Stitch Embroidery by Sam will be on hand to provide complimentary custom monograms with all cashmere purchases. And, yep, it's OK to gift yourself. // 461 Valencia St. (Mission), everlane.com
Rosé sipping, olive-oil dipping, organic pampering, and holiday shopping. Who's in?
(Courtesy of McEvoy Ranch)
All this, courtesy of McEvoy Ranch's Ferry Building outpost on Monday, December 10th (4pm to 6:30pm). The Petaluma ranch, renowned for its award-winning, certified organic extra virgin olive oil, is calling the event Sip & Spa in the City. It's an opportunity to experience, ahem, the natural beauty of olive oil firsthand—with a complimentary mini facial using McEvoy's new ODE skincare line. All the clean products are infused with early-harvest EVOO known for its healthful benefits, and combined with organic botanical ingredients designed to nourish and hydrate the skin. Before or after your pampering sesh, sip on Rosebud Rosé and nibbles prepared using items from the Ranch's culinary collection. And shopping (duh!). A few things on our list: moisturizer, hydrating tonic, a wine-themed gift set and chardonnay. Note: although not required, you may reserve a facial appointment in advance by calling 415-291-7224. // One Ferry Building (Embarcadero), mcevoyranch.com
Small-batch lovers: Go east for Be West Holiday Market.
(Courtesy of West Perro)
Alameda's Be West shopping event on Wednesday, December 12th is sure to be an artisan lover's dream. Put together by desert-inspired lifestyle brand West Perro (those desert hats!) and small-batch gift-box curator Bestowe Gifting, the holiday market will feature dozens of local makers and vendors including Mohinders, Unoeth, Katie Dean Jewelry, Kira Kids, Sunski, Bathing Culture, Drifter Organics, Aether Beauty Co., and Zelma Rose. What else to expect? Live demos, a gift wrapping station, food, libations and more. Fa la la la la! The event takes place from 3pm to 8pm at Hangar 1 Distillery. // 2505 Monarch St. (Alameda).