Shop Local: Holiday Gift Ideas from the Tenderloin

 
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Before the Thanksgiving leftovers are even packed away, the holiday shopping frenzy has begun! From the #BlackFriday buzz to #CyberMonday, one shopping trend that stood out to us was SHOP SMALL & SHOP LOCAL. There are a number of local businesses and independent retailers in the Tenderloin to keep in mind as you shop for loved ones on your gift-giving list. Here are a few ideas.

Want us to add your local biz favorites to this list? Email shayna@tlcbd.org.

PS - Please keep in mind that list doesn’t even begin to touch on all the wonderful dining options in the Tenderloin. We’ll save that for another post.

 
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TILTED BRIM

For the fashion-forward friend, check out Tilted Brim. They have their own line, which includes this tote. Plus they carry a number of other brands.

706 Larkin St

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HOOKERS

Looking for a gift for someone with a sweet tooth? Hookers has freshly-made salted caramels that are downright dreamy.

442 Hyde St

 
 
 
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PLANT THERAPY

For the green thumb on your shopping list, check out this plant haven. You can also go online and have them deliver to someone (in SF) who could use some plant therapy.

687 O’Farrell St

FLEET WOOD

Fleet Wood is a gallery, print shop, and retail shop made of goods created onsite, as well as by other local makers. If you can’t find a gift here, you’re just not trying.

839 Larkin St

 
 
 
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TENDERLOIN MUSEUM

Activities make great gifts. Get tickets to the Tenderloin Museum or join in on a Walking Tour to get an insider’s view of the Tenderloin’s past and present. And don’t forget to get one of these TL pride pins while you’re at it.

398 Eddy St

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826 VALENCIA

On top of being known for their work supporting under-resourced students through their writing workshops, 826 Valencia also has a shop full of little gifts that are sure to get those imagination wheels turning.

180 Golden Gate Ave

 
 
 
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PIANOFIGHT, EXIT THEATRE, CENTER FOR NEW MUSIC, CUTTING BALL, COUNTERPULSE, RECOVERY THEATRE, SHN ORPHEUM, WARFIELD

Give the gift of entertainment. The TL is a hot spot for performing arts in San Francisco. Check out our Arts Live section for more show info.

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Give the gift of self-care. Treat yo’self! Head to Strand or Mister Hyde’s to up your beauty game and get your hair lookin’ on point.

Strand - 704 Larkin St

Mister Hyde’s- 457 Hyde St

 
 

Want us to add your local biz favorites to this list? Email TLCBD’s Communications Coordinator shayna@tlcbd.org.

 
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