2013 San Francisco Guys’ Holiday Gift Guide

Presents to please a champ

He’s been your MVP all year, but you’re still on the bench when it comes to his present. We get you in shape for the season with our gift guide, sorted by his favorite sport.

The Adventurer
He’ll blaze a stylish trail in Welcome Stranger’s Safari jacket (in khaki, navy, or orange) or the wind- and water-resistant North Coast shirt jacket from new local line Edgevale. Mollusk’s parka keeps him cozy in colder conditions.

The Marathon Runner
He will be well fueled with the Arts & Eats cookbook, which pairs recipes from Mission haunts (Bi-Rite Creamery, Tartine, Central Kitchen) with art from Creativity Explored. Or help him carbo-load the sophisticated way with Chad Robertson’s latest, Tartine Book No. 3.

The Hockey Player
Give him a new way to chill out with ReJigger’s at-home bar kit. The all-in-one cocktail tool turns mixology into paint by numbers with a perfectly proportioned three-part jigger and classic cocktail recipes.

the hatchery!

The Footballer
He knows the importance of teamwork. The Hatchery's Tasting Box, a new subscription box for foodies, rallies all the supporting players (read: artisanal ingredients); fall samples include pear vinegar, chile tapenade, and rosemary salt.

The Boxer
Rev up for the ring with Suerte tequila. Recently launched in SF, the double-distilled spirit comes in blanco, reposado, and añejo. Tattoo artist Adam Jackson designed the etched rabbit label — and it’s a knockout.

The Surfer
He’d rather ride the waves than tame his strays. Coax him toward a cut at J.P. Kempt Barber and Social, helmed by an Esquire-approved grooming expert. The ’40s-style shop keeps it classy with straight razor shaves, facials, and beard trims.


The Wrestler
Introduce him to a kinder form of contact with SenSpa’s Gentlemen’s Repair Bundle. The package includes a 75-minute massage, 50-minute facial, and 15-minute scalp treatment or reflexology session.

The Cyclist
The best part of a long bike ride is an impromptu picnic in a secret spot. Unpack Saved Wines, a collaboration between celebrity tattoo artist Scott Campbell and Central Coast winemaker Clay Brock.

Game on.

Photos: Courtesy of Edgevale; Courtesy of Hatchery; Courtesy of SenSpa

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