Acrimony, 333 Hayes Street (between Gough & Franklin streets); 415-861-1025.
For The Hip Guy Pal: Super Tortoise Flattop Sunglasses, $171
“Buy them for your guy, but since they are unisex, you can wear them too. It’s like buying a gift for yourself.” –Jenny Chung, Owner
For The Bestie: Vanessa Mooney Rope Necklaces, $40/each
“Buy your bestie all four—or keep two for you, two for her. Best friends share, right?”-Jenny Chung, Owner
For The Stylish Sis: Rodebjer Triton Jacket, $382
“For the sister that has everything. This jacket is bold and sophisticated. Your sister always wanted a pony—instead get her a furry jacket. Almost the same thing.” –Jenny Chung, Owner
Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolate, 401 Hayes Street (between Gough and Octavia streets); 415-355-1105.
Welcome Stranger, 460 Gough Street (at Hayes Street); 415-864-2079.
For The Style-Conscious Boyfriend: Welcome Stranger Varsity Jacket, $620
“Perfect weight for the city. This awesome varsity jacket is cut and sewn in S.F.” – Justin Hager, Store Manager
For The Dapper Dude: Welcome Stranger United Plaid Bowtie, $68
“Great accessory to complete your holiday party outfit.” –Justin Hager, Store Manager
For the Adventurist: Fjallraven Kanken Backpack in Brown, $65
Fjallraven backpacks are a staple for any stylish thrill-seeker. This one (in brown) is the ultimate hiking accessory.
Absinthe — Holiday shopping just isn’t complete without a bit of brunching—plus all of that shopping is sure to work up your appetite. Swing by the adorable eatery, Absinthe to get your grub on, fuel up on a few Bloody Marys and you’ll be good to go. The shopping continues!
Absinthe, 398 Hayes Street (at Gough Street); 415-551-1590.
Dish — We can’t bid Hayes Valley adieu without popping into Dish. Browse the carefully-curated selection of cozy cableknits, scarves, and boots. Stop by the open and airy shop and pick up a frock or a holiday party clutch by local designer, Herringbone.
Dish, 541 Hayes Street (between Octavia & Laguna Streets); (415) 252-5997.
For The Glamazon: Herringbone Clutch, $116
“These amazing, locally made clutches have the perfect splash of color—and make a great accessory for holiday parties.” –Sherise Eways, Manager
For The Girlfriend: Hortense Necklace, $408 and Earrings, $152
“14k rose gold with diamonds! Elegant, dainty, and bohemian. A great gift for your love—with just a touch a rose gold.” -–Sherise Eways, Manager
For The Pattern-Lover: Prana Scarves by Matta, $264
“Gorgeous jewel tone accessories. Pairs well with the Herringbone clutch.” -–Sherise Eways, Manager
Two Sisters Bar and Books — Bookworms and boozers, this one’s for you. If you want to take a break from all the holiday-hoopla—we can’t think of a better place. Kick back in the newly-opened, lit-themed spot. It boasts an impressive drink and book selection and is great for recharging your boutique-browsing batteries.
Two Sisters Bar and Books, 579 Hayes Street (between Octavia and Laguna streets); (415) 863-3655.
BellJar, 3187 16th Street (at Albion Street); 415) 626-1749.
For The Rocker-Chick: Luv Aj Fools Gold Choker, $288
“I love this piece because it will turn heads. And that is what you want your accessories to do, make a statement” –Jennie Wan, Sales Associate
For The Comfy-Chic Babe: Lucca Couture Wide-Leg Pant, $78
“They are affordable, comfy, and chic.”—Jennie Wan, Sales Associate
For The Kid-At-Heart: The Shackman Collection Die-Cut Paperdolls, $12/e
“These are so fun and nostalgic. They take you back to when you were little and wanted to dress like these women.” –Jennie Wan, Sales Associate
For The Spa-Queen: Emporium Soap Bars, $18/e
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“Beautifully packaged, and they smell great! Excellent stocking stuffers.” –Jennie Wan, Sales Associate
Four Barrel, 375 Valencia Street (at 15th Street); 415- 252-0800
Gravel + Gold, 3266 21st Street (between Bartlett & Lexington Streets); (415) 552-0112.
For The Art-Lover:
Maria Schoettler Calendars, $30
“Maria is an Oakland-based artist that illustrates calendars of local flora and veggies. Her beautiful paintings, paired with the format and heavy paper make them ideal wall calendars.” –Cassie McGettigan, Co-owner
For The Chef: Opinel Set of Four Pairing Knives, $40
“These joyful pairing knives are a pleasing and efficient tool for getting all of your kitchen business done.” –Cassie McGettigan, Co-owner
For The Exhibitionist: Gravel + Gold Boob Shirt, $125
“We designed our boob print in honor of the many (all beautiful) boobs out there! This top—being somewhat sheer—you can celebrate your own and the plenty of other boobs out there.” –Cassie McGettigan, Co-owner
For The Coffee-Lover: Echo Park Pottery Mugs, $32/e
“Peter Shire, the only American member of the Memphis design group, has been making these rad slab construction mugs since 1972.” –Cassie McGettigan, Co-owner
Bi-Rite Creamery — It’s no secret that this iconic S.F. creamery is at the top of everyone’s must-hit list. With enticing flavors like coffee toffee, salted caramel, ricanelas and more—it’s the sweets-fiend’s dream. Stop in for a scoop between shops, or if you’re looking for a stocking stuffer—check out the ‘Hey Boo Coconut Jam.’
Bi-Rite Creamery, 3692 18th Street (between Dolores & Oakwood Streets); 415-626-5600.
Mira Mira, 3292 22nd Street (between Bartlett & Valencia Streets); (415) 648-6513.
For The Siren: Gat Rimon Opal Shorts, $97
“Who doesn’t look amazing in her man’s t-shirt, with a little something silky added? Any guy would score major points with these silk shorts from Paris.” Mira Pickett, Owner
For The Party-Girl: Mary Meyer Party Purse, $79
“The perfect size for a funky party dress. Keys, lipstick, cellphone? Check!” Mira Pickett, Owner
For The Man-Repelling Maven: Ay Not Dead Leopard Furry Collar, $45
“I could literally pair this collar with everything and be happy. The perfect present to dress up any rocker tee.” Mira Pickett, Owner
For the Eco-Conscious Lady: Priti NYC Eco-Friendly Nail Polish and Soy Remover, $16/$16
“Priti polish and remover are a great gift for all the eco, yet style-conscious ladies out there. They both are non-toxic and vegan, so they are safe on the nails and also environmentally friendly.” Mira Pickett, Owner
For The Tight-Fiend: Hansel From Basel Rust Pin-dot Tights, $29
“The perfect pair of tights for the quirky girl on your list. I’d wear these with jean shorts and booties all winter long!” Mira Pickett, Owner
Beretta, 1199 Valencia Street (at 23rd Street); 415-695-1199.