Your super local, very SF Cyber Monday guide
Once upon a time, an evil retail overlord made up the term “Cyber Monday.” But fret not, as these local shops are our chance to save the planet from big box boredom. We picked some of our favorite San Francisco makers for your holiday gifting (or treat yo’self) needs.
Our first pick is the addictive Bacon Crack, pictured above, from chocolatier Nosh This. Its secret super power? Flaky butter-toffee made with Zoeâ€™s Meatsâ€™ Applewood-smoked bacon, toasted organic Kashiwase Farms almonds, Gilt Edge Creamery butter, all enrobed in chocolate. I’m a big fan of the balsamic vinegar salted caramel too.
Nosh This Bacon Crack, $15.
Mash up your love for Stranger Things and your city in one shirt:
Avenue Dry Good‘s “Sucka Free” tee does just that. If you’re at Avenue Dry Goods IRL (in the Sunset on Irving and 42nd Avenue), don’t forget to say hi to store’s proprietor, Eve Batey, who also served at the helm of beloved SFist (RIP) for many years.
Avenue Dry Goods Sucka Free tee, $40
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I don’t have my ears pierced, but these earrings are making me change my mind. Local jeweler Bobbi J also has a collection of abalone jewelry (like these tiny studs).
Bobbi J. Claire earrings, $145. 30% off select items through Nov. 27.
When we say local, we really mean it. This Etta and Billie soap has Ritual coffee in it and smells heavenly. Etta and Billie also has a refreshing grapefruit and cardamom body oil and body balm that I love.
Etta and Billie Ritual Roasters Cold Brew Mint Coffee Soap, $14. 15% off with code GIVINGSEASON through Nov. 27.
Did you have one those keyboards with the little red mouse dot that always seemed on the brink of falling off? Local writer Marcin Wichary is writing a book on keyboards, and he’s created a series of posters in advance of the book’s publication. Trip down the keyboard-laden memory lane with his stylish posters (we also recommend this Ctrl-Alt-Delete source code poster for the real geeks in your life).
If you’re a lover of keyboards, typewriters, and words, check out the poetry art from local poet Silvi Alcivar at The Poetry Store. You can also order a custom poem for a special someone at Silvi’s website.
Bernal favorite Secession Art and Design features great local artists for your walls, and adorable gifts, like these kid tees with a T-Rex over the Golden Gate Bridge. Secession is having a holiday show on Dec. 8, so if you’re looking for some great art for your home, be sure to visit and say hello to owner Eden Stein, whose story we featured earlier this fall.
Got another SF favorite? Tell us in the comments, please.