Welcome to Holiday Highlights

SF Weekly's guide to the holiday season in San Francisco

This season we aim to offer ideas and inspiration for creative gift-giving with a local twist.

We combed neighborhoods for interesting gift ideas like luxurious yet affordable bath and beauty products at sumbody, the latest toy trends at Jeffrey's Toys, and exotic specialty food items at Haig's Delicacies. Before resorting to chain stores, take a look at what your local proprietors have to offer -- chances are good that you'll find more meaningful gifts and have a better shopping experience.

Another section focuses on DVDs, music, and books, featuring new releases, enduring classics, and box sets. Here you can find out about special edition DVD packages like Lord of the Rings and captivating photography books like Andrew Moore's Inside Havana, as well as fail-safe music options. We have noted those items that have a Bay Area connection, so you can add a bit of SF flavor to the mix.

Also, check out our calendar for listings of the season's events -- from a Gingerbread Architecture Extravaganza to the John Waters X-Mas meet-and-greet reception at the Castro Theatre-- we have tons of suggestions to get you in the spirit and keep you there.

Happy Holidays,

Lisa Crovo and Dan Dion

EditorsZannah Noe


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