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The UrbanDaddy San Francisco Holiday Gift Guide Is Here

With, Among Other Things, Yemeni Coffee, Sexy Leather and a Cheese Gun

By Joe Starkey ·
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Yes, it's still officially the holidays, which means two things:

1) You are woefully behind on your holiday shopping, and...

2) You are woefully behind on your holiday shopping.

Here to help you with both predicaments is the UrbanDaddy San Francisco Holiday Gift Guide, the best way to assure your loved ones' joy by way of monthly ice cream, sexy leather and a cheese gun.

Let's get into this already...

Anyone can give a bottle of wine, but it takes a true connoisseur to bring a bottle of locally made Lo-Fi Gentian Amaro, a bright pink amaro made with fortified Napa wine and botanicals that give it notes of citrus and exotic spices that make it great in a cocktail, a beer or as an addition to that Prosecco that Jan from Accounting brought to the party. $25, K&L Wine Merchants

Who better to make a chef's knife than a chef. Drew Hash is both one of those and a local artisan who forges custom knives that the cook in your life will love. You can procure a premade knife (get on it soon, they sell out quick) or put down a deposit on a custom blade. No pressure, though. $200-$1,200, Drew Hash Knives

If your friends are constantly talking about how much the city has changed, gift them a book that'll show them exactly how much with San Francisco Noir, a stunning collection of black-and-white photographs of mid-century San Francisco from a nonagenarian photographer. $40, Books Inc.

In what might just win the award for "Gift You Most Want to Buy for Yourself," Salt & Straw is offering a Seasonal Pints Club where the recipient gets the five new seasonal flavors every month before they're available in-store. And any membership purchased through December 25 is entered to win the chance to create their own custom flavor. $65-$780, Salt&Straw

What better stocking stuffer for the person in your life obsessed with being from the Best Coast than these West Coasters? You don't have to answer that. $32, Welcome Stranger

Arno Cooperative, the recently launched, San Francisco-based maker of Italian leather women's goods, has a perfect jacket for the woman in your life who likes to look badass. A badass who's into ethically sourced things, but still. $375-$395, ARNO Cooperative

Everyone needs coffee. But for the person in your life who really needs coffee, grab them a trilogy set of three Yemeni coffees brought to them by a Yemeni immigrant who started a company to bring Yemeni beans to the US from some remote farms for the first time in years. Pretty sure he needs coffee, too. $158, Port of Mokha Coffee

Why give one bracelet when you can give three-in-one? Three-in-one that are handmade by a local jeweler/female entrepreneur, no less. Seriously. Why? $164-$190, Rebecca Scott Jewelry

And now, for the person who has everything: a gadget that operates like a hot glue gun, but with cheese, which they can use to write, build and cook with, of course. And to generally just have a cheese gun. $30, Fondoodler

Joe Starkey is the tallest person in the room 90% of the time. He enjoys liquors that aren’t smoky, dive bars that are, and has a vague dread that someone, somewhere might be having more fun than him.

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