Find Unique Holiday Presents at San Francisco Gift Shops
Make your list, check it twice - and then enjoy the ultimate holiday shopping experience in San Francisco. From boho-chic jewelry to artsy home decor and craft cocktail supplies, there's truly something for everyone here. Our boutique hotel is situated at Union Square, the city's shopping epicenter where you'll find myriad stores and boutiques to explore. Whether you're looking for the perfect present for that hard-to-buy-for friend or simply something special for yourself, you'll enjoy the holiday hunting more than ever before at these San Francisco gift shops.
For Creative Types & Art Lovers: SFMOMA Museum Store
Gift shops at museums usually stock interesting, artsy merchandise - but the store at the recently reopened San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is an absolute treasure trove. Browse innovative design objects, coffee table books, and innovative gift ideas that are inspired by the museum's permanent and rotating exhibits. Shop for unique jewelry and accessories, along with cool custom prints and housewares to deck out your home in free-spirited San Francisco style. You'll also find art supplies for DIY projects for kids and adults. The store's entire curated collection feels hand-picked by an expert in aesthetics, and it's almost as much fun to look as it is to buy.
For Cocktail Enthusiasts & Home Bartenders: Cask
Situated just three blocks from Hotel Nikko on Market Street in Union Square, this cozy shop stocks rare, high-quality spirits and unique libations for the true connoisseur. Discover a smartly-curated collection of whiskey, Scotch, bitters, and all the cocktail supplies that you need to stock your vintage bar cart. Excellent sales staff provides expert knowledge, whether you're looking for a luxurious vintage Rye or simply browsing the local craft beers.
For Neo-Hippies & New Agers: The Love of Ganesha
Spirituality is for sale at this Zen oasis in the Haight District, which features a fantastic selection of crystals and semi-precious stones for home altars, cleansings, and sparkly decor. Peruse a vast collection of international goods, including colorful textiles, incense in every variety, and feather-dappled dreamcatchers for a peaceful night of sleep. Pick up a tiny golden Buddha and a jade necklace for good luck - and soak in the positive vibes of this much-loved San Francisco mainstay.
For Homebodies with Fantastic Taste: Rare Device
Local artists, artisans, and designers showcase their creative goods in this one-stop-shop for housewares and objects d'art with San Francisco style. Peruse hand-printed cards and be amazed by rope knot artwork. Pick up pens and cool stationary sets for old-school letter writing. Smell sweet and savory candles for meditation sessions and deck yourself out with one-of-a-kind jewelry. You'll also find original artwork and prints, funky kids toys, garden decor, and holiday decorations.
For Nature Lovers & True Eccentrics: Paxton Gate
"Quirky" doesn't begin to describe this Mission District store. With a crazy collection of natural oddities and exotic treasures, Paxton Gate feels like the bizarre back closet of a mad scientist professor. Buy carnivorous plants and rare flora specimens, plus taxidermied animals - or learn how to make your own at in-store workshops. Add to your friend's menagerie of bones, skulls, and shells. For the less out-there nature enthusiast, there's a great selection of botanical prints, vintage-style anatomical art, and unique coffee table books.
For Pirate Enthusiasts & Those Who Love Them: The Pirate Shop
Located on the same street at Paxton Gate in the Mission District, this scallywag-worthy shop sells everything you need to outfit your next voyage with Captain Jack on the Black Pearl. Skeleton keys and spyglasses make great stocking stuffers, and you'll also find treasure chests, peg legs, eye patches, and glass eyes. Jolly Roger flags come in all shapes and sizes, and even better - proceeds from The Pirate Shop benefit a local literacy program for underprivileged kids.
For Bookworms & Future Novelists: San Francisco Center for the Book
Dedicated to the written word and the art of the book, this book-lovers dream shop is part of a larger organization that hosts workshops for bookbinding and letterpress printing. It's home to more than a dozen antique printing presses and early printed works. But the store alone is worth the trip, with one-of-a-kind, handbound books: blank books, poetry books, art books, swatch books, framed books, small plate books, and many more. You'll also find books on books - the ultimate indulgence for true bookworms.
For Urban Explorers & Intrepid Travelers: Hotel Nikko
Discover a different kind of boutique hotel when you stay at Hotel Nikko. Inspired by Asian style and hospitality, our Union Square retreat is infused with a fresh feel and a relaxing vibe. From the glass-enclosed swimming pool to the dog run to the luxurious suites, every element is designed to inspire. Savor outstanding Japanese cuisine with California flair at ANZU Restaurant and enjoy premium cabaret entertainment at Feinstein's nightclub. Our prime location is close to numerous San Francisco gift shops and top attractions, with easy connections via public transportation to sites across the city. Whether you're planning a holiday getaway, a business trip, or weekend staycation, make it an unforgettable experience at our uniquely sophisticated hotel.