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Best Places To Buy Bridal Party Gifts On A Budget

April 9, 2013 6:00 AM

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With wedding season fast approaching, many brides and grooms are looking for the perfect present for their bridal parties. While the wedding itself can be quite and investment, a special way to say thank you to bridesmaids or groomsmen need not break the bank. San Francisco offers numerous shopping options for unique, affordable gifts. See below for a list of the five best places to find bridal party gifts on a budget.


Hilside Bags
Various locations in San Francisco
www.hilsidebags.com

Hilside bags is a San Francisco owned and operated business that offers a line of fashionable, affordable handmade bags. The line of bags comes in six different sizes ranging from cosmetic to iPad and laptop sized, and each is lined in oilcloth for easy cleaning. The shop even offers clear vinyl bags suitable for airline travel. Bags can be fully customized, and the company carries a large selection of both masculine and feminine patterns to choose from. Check out its online visualization tool to see how any finished customized product will look.


Chef’s Warehouse
447 S. Canal St.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 553-4155
www.biaoutlet.com

The Chef’s Warehouse offers discounted goodies for the foodies in the bridal party. Located in an industrial district, the warehouse carries something for every budget, ranging from unique kitchen utensils and gourmet food items all the way up to high-end cooking gear. Shopping for the culinary-inclined groomsman or bridesmaid here is a more affordable option than some of the larger chain cookstores. Don’t miss the huge 75 percent off clearance table and ongoing sidewalk sale.


Urban Bazaar
1371 9th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 664-4422
www.urbanbazaarsf.com

Everything in this woman-owned gift shop is fair trade or locally handmade. Urban Bazaar’s large and varied selection of items will make one feel as though they are browsing an etsy shop in person. The store carries home decor gifts, jewelry, accessories, wallets, art and all variety of gift items to fit every personality in the bridal party. For a memorable gift for out-of-town bridal party members, make sure to check out the selection of San Francisco-related art.

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Rose’s Gift Gallery
3483 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 292-4448
www.rosesgiftgallery.com

Rose’s Gift Gallery showcases an assortment of American-made artisan products, the majority of which are made locally in California. Owner Rose is a native of San Francisco and offers a wide variety of one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone in the bridal party. Choose from such things as glass art, leather, ceramics, jewelry, bath products and clocks. The gallery tends to carry more affordably priced merchandise than other handmade boutiques, and gifts can be found to fit a wide range of budgets.


Urban Color
12 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 310-0852
www.urbancolor.com

Urban Color specializes in unique local handmade gifts. This local business was founded in 2001. The shop has a variety of products for both bridesmaids and groomsmen, ranging from bath and body products, to scarves, to candles and mixed media artwork. Urban Color also specializes in wedding-specific items such as custom invitations, centerpieces and floral arrangements.

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Joanna Metheny is a freelance writer covering all things South Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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