5 Rad Small Boutiques For The Mall-Hating Holiday Shopper!

If the thought of darting around a department store this season is enough to make your head spin — you aren’t alone. Those crowded, filled-to-the-brim shops are reserved only for the brave, and the holidays are already stressful enough (sans pushy sales peeps). That’s why we’re offering up a festive list of five foolproof boutiques to steer you clear of the chaos. Not only will you seamlessly stock up on show-stopping pressies — you'll also support some of S.F.’s cutest independent retail haunts (sounds like a win-win to us). From Telegraph Hill to deep in the Mission, holiday shopping (and showing local love) has never been this fun. Ready, set, shop!