7 SF Lines That Will Make Holiday Shopping Actually Enjoyable

Nikol Slatinska | November 16, 2020 | Lifestyle Feature

These gems are stacked with incredible gifts bound to leave family and friends feeling merry and bright.


San Francisco-based professional makeup artist Christina Choi has developed a line of cosmetics made from high quality ingredients that work for customers with a wide variety of skin tones. From richly pigmented eyeshadows to skin- brightening BB creams, Choi has done her best to ensure her line is all-inclusive and easy to apply, even for nonprofessionals.


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Some scents are powerful enough to evoke our most treasured memories. This sentiment is ever-present in elizabethW’s perfumes and body products, which contain clean and elegant notes to appeal to a wide range of wearers. The perfumery also sells home aromatics such as oil diffusers and pillow sprays in enticing scents like lavender and mint rosemary.


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This home goods retailer started as a small pottery in 1948 and has continued to sell handmade architectural tile, timeless ceramic tableware and decor ever since. The 2020 winter collection features a variety of clay studio pieces in soothing gradients. Whether you’re in search of an artisanal rug to bring coziness to a space, bags made from sustainably sourced materials or durable kitchenware, Heath Ceramics has you covered.


A purveyor of elegant decorating and stylish home entertaining, this San Francisco staple has accessories for those who appreciate beautifully made pieces. A decorative gnome trio from the holiday collection exudes Christmas charm, or try gifting a set of kitschy ornaments made in the likenesses of celebrities. Almost all items from the brand go together, making for easy mixing and matching.


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For the creative chefs in your life who appreciate handmade tools and accessories, head to March. There, you’ll find furniture and storage items for the kitchen and pantry, in addition to artisanal wall art and ceramics. This year’s holiday selection includes colorfully hand-dipped taper candles, handmade ceramic vases by Italy- based artist Christiane Perrochon and refined stainless steel barware, among other goods.


Stationery supplier Topdrawer covers all scriptorial needs with its selection of journals, planners, pens and storage pouches. Suitable for close friends and casual acquaintances alike, travel to Topdrawer for practical pieces that will likely come in handy.


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The handmade bath products at Fremont’s Yuzu Soap smell great and are free of harsh chemicals and synthetic detergents. Everything comes in modern and minimalist packaging, including the curated gift sets. Individual pocket sanitizers—a perfect stocking stuffer—are also available.

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Photography by: March photo by March/Ben Kist; elizabethW photo by Albert Nichols; All photos courtesy of brands