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Caitlin Longwood, Ebates

Ask An Expert: 2014’s Trends With Staying Power

Social Media Manager on the Ebates team in San Francisco, Caitlin Longwood shares her thoughts on trends with enough clout to carry into 2015 and beyond.

12/22/2014

Sarah Shaw at Fetish in Tiburon (credit: Sarah Shaw)

Ask An Expert: DIY Gift Ideas

With an emphasis on easy and fun, jewelry-maker and shop owner Sarah Shaw shares five tips for DIY enthusiasts thinking about handmade holiday gift ideas. If you can tie a knot, you can make some wildly successful, very affordable lasting creations that will be cherished by the recipient.

12/16/2014

The Ferry Building, San Francisco (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Best Places For Stocking Stuffers In San Francisco

While you don’t want to place bets on a white Christmas in San Francisco, you cannot lose by betting on stocking stuffer ideas from independent retailers around the city. We’ve selected a few from Downtown to Dogpatch and from the Inner Sunset to the Inner Richmond.

12/09/2014

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Best Local Stores For Gift Baskets In The Peninsula & South Bay

Shop local and make up your own themed gift baskets for the holidays.

12/02/2014

Kisha Boutique, San Francisco (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Where To Buy Your Next Holiday Party Outfit In San Francisco

If you’re looking for something special to wear for festive December occasions and New Year’s parties to bid adieu to 2014, this list of independent dress shops around the Bay Area ensures that you won’t see your outfit coming and going.

11/25/2014

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Best Local San Francisco Businesses To Shop On Black Friday 2014

Camping out at the mall through pre-dawn opening hours to snag the Black Friday discounts on blenders and televisions at the big box stores isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Do remember our small independent retailers and SFMade while you’re out there.

11/18/2014

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Ask A Bay Area Expert: Ideas For Hostess Gifts

Read on for some hostess gift ideas from party planner Samantha Spector of San Francisco-based Milk and Honey Special Events.

11/11/2014

Consignment shoppers (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Best Consignment Stores In San Francisco

Buyers will enjoy searching for the treasures to be found at these five best consignment stores in San Francisco.

11/04/2014

Ear Piercing (credit: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Best Places To Get Piercings In The Bay Area

Check out this list of the best San Francisco piercing studios, which have years of solid experience, strong reputations and strict compliance with the 2012 Safe Body Art Act.

10/28/2014

World Renowned Tattoo Artist Dan Gold At His Studio (credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Best Tattoo Shops In The East Bay

These five tattoo parlors get consistently high marks from their customers. After all, it’s important to be choosey and find a skilled artist who uses the needle as gently as a brush and your skin as a precious blank canvas.

10/21/2014

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