Shopping season is upon us! Whether you’re in search of the perfect gift for a loved one or want to treat yourself to a well-deserved end-of-year present, there are some great neighborhoods to venture in and find something for everyone on your list.

Mission District – If you’re looking for unique, specialty curated items, look no further than the Mission District. Home to a number of chic boutiques and bookstores including The Voyager Shop, Dog Eared Books, the Pirate Supply Store, and so much more, you’re sure to find a gift as special as the person you’re gifting. Be sure to check out Little Paper Planes for artisan goods from both local and international designers as well!
PIER 39 PIER 39 – One of the city’s most visited attractions, PIER 39 boasts more than 60 specialty shops including the well-known Lefty’s San Francisco which is the perfect place to find quirky gadgets for your favorite left-handed friends, as well as Only in San Francisco, carrying every SF-related souvenir you can imagine. Not only are there a myriad of fun stores to peruse though, but the Aquarium of the Bay and the San Francisco Carousel prove to be great breaks in between all the shopping.
Union Square – A known shopping Mecca for locals and visitors alike, Union Square offers everything from prominent department stores like Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue, to premium boutiques such as Prada, Burberry, and Valentino. From Saturday, November 25, into the new year, the Winter Walk will return on Stockton Street which will be filled with carolers, food trucks, and product demos — you don’t want to miss it!
Cow Hollow Cow Hollow – Union Street, not to be confused with Union Square, is home to some delicious choices for the foodies on your list. Check out Urban Remedy for raw snacks, cold-pressed juices, and healthy meal plans. On the other side of the spectrum, Sugarfina is the go-to place for gourmet bonbons and other quality candy selections. If you’re hoping to spoil your furry four-legged friend, grab a freshly baked cookie at Le Marcel Dog Bakery.