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The UrbanDaddy San Francisco Holiday Gift Guide

Also Known as Winning the Holidays

By Lauren Sloss
You’re giving gifts this year.

Gifts that will be appreciated and loved.

Gifts that wouldn’t be nearly as appreciated and loved if they hadn’t come from the UrbanDaddy San Francisco Holiday Gift Guide, which we’ve conveniently placed right down there.

Together we can move mountains.

You know that friend of yours who always talks about going camping but never has the gear to go camping? Well, here’s a selection of rentable camping kits that includes anything from tents to coffeemakers and gets delivered to their door. So there goes that excuse. $99-$299, The Camp Kit

Someone you know is an amazing cook and throws the best dinner parties. Bet they’d love a membership to a private cooking club in Napa with a stocked professional kitchen and classes from top chefs. Bet they’d love that a lot. $1,500-$2,500 initiation, $150-$250/month, Kitchen Collective

And here’s a limited-edition watch from Minus-8 called the Diver that is waterproof and can go 1,000 feet deep. It’s for diving. $548-$788, Minus-8 Diver

Here’s a set of classic, laser-engraved-by-hand liquor decanters forged from repurposed glass bottles that were made by a couple of industry guys. We’ll just leave those here for someone. $59-$279, The Variance Decanter Set

Speaking of bar things, this is a cocktail manual with everything from classic recipes to the best ways to host epic parties. It was written by top local spirits writer Lou Bustamante in partnership with the US Bartenders’ Guild. Make sure you’re on the receiving end of whatever comes from that. $29, The Complete Cocktail Manual: 285 Tips, Tricks & Recipes

A dependable travel speaker is a necessity for anyone, what with all the sailing trips and camping trips and beach days. And if it happens to look just like a Marshall guitar amp, fair enough. $250, Stockwell Speaker

We’re guessing you know someone who will enjoy this 14-karat Kristen Elspeth arrow ring from General Store. Just a feeling. $170, Arrow Ring

This herringbone Harris tweed jacket comes from a collaboration between Unionmade and Golden Bear. The latter used to make jackets for WWII pilots and longshoremen in the ’20s. In conclusion: good jacket. $678, Harris Tweed Finsbay Mac in Navy Herringbone

Lauren Sloss requires a climate that allows her to wear motorcycle boots daily. She likes her bourbon neat and her martinis dirty, and would like to be the lead singer of a punk rock band when she grows up.

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