Best Gifts San Francisco 2006 - Period George
The art of display is key here. At Period George the carefully curated and orchestrated tableaux of china, tableware, cooking utensils, vases, candle holders, framed prints, and sundry other decorative objets are delightful to peruse on a regular basis, whether or not you find something to purchase. Offerings range widely in price and style, from affordable kitschy Victoriana to expensive antique silver. Owner Donald Gibson has a discerning eye and eclectic tastes, and he'll gift-wrap your treasures exquisitely. The emphasis is on beautiful items for the table (we love the French utensils with carved fake-ivory handles), which makes this the perfect place to pick up a host or hostess gift you know, when you're invited for a swanky weekend in Napa or the Hamptons.