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The UrbanDaddy SF Holiday Gift Guide

Today’s the official start of the gifting season, and like tearing off a bandage, you’ll want to do it swiftly and with a shot of bourbon. Okay, so we added that last part. But between that and this list, you should be on your merry way.

Jerky of the Month Club
FOR YOUR CARNIVOROUS GRANDDAD

Jerky of the Month Club

Up in Sonoma, some people make wine. These guys (one from the Sebastiani clan) are making jerky instead—think small-batch knuckle-cut beef, pork tenderloin or turkey breast that’s double-marinated and barbecued over an open flame. Of course, for us, it doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition.

Sombre Negra by Eau de Yosh
FOR THE BOSS WHO THINKS HE’S A LUMBERJACK

Sombre Negra by Eau de Yosh

The inaugural scent of this local perfumer’s men’s line smells like the woods in a bottle. If your boss is more of a city guy, the occasion might call for his own custom blend. Although Eau de Muni Bus doesn’t have quite the same appeal.

$120, available at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St (at Stockton), personal consultations by appointment here or at 415-626-5385

J.W. Hulme Mini Legacy Bag
FOR THE ALL-AMERICAN GIRL

J.W. Hulme Mini Legacy Bag

For the woman who manages to carry the necessities (phone, keys, some cash), this little saddlebag out of a century-old company in Minnesota will make just the right statement. If that isn’t enough, there’s always the non-mini version. Or a Sherpa.

$370, available at Steven Alan, 445 Hayes St (at Gough), 415-558-8944

Bi-Rite’s Eat Good Food Cookbook
FOR THE DOMESTIC DIVA

Bi-Rite’s Eat Good Food Cookbook

The cult Mission grocery just put out a cookbook that’s one part market-shopping guide and one part recipe repository for their deli’s signature dishes, and even Delfina’s spaghetti. Next step: getting them to do the shopping and the cooking for you.

$32.50, available at Omnivore Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez St (at Church), 415-282-4712

Spa Membership at SenSpa
FOR THE MARILYN MONROE TYPE

Spa Membership at SenSpa

Delicate matters call for a delicate touch. Nothing a few sessions of bodywork can’t handle… Each month she’ll be guaranteed a massage, a facial, wellness coaching or acupuncture, along with unlimited spa access. As they say: one good deed deserves another.

$139/month, available at SenSpa, 1161 Gorgas Ave (in the Presidio), 415-441-1777

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