57 Cool San Francisco Gifts for Kids, From Newborns to Tweens

Unless you’re a kid, or a parent, shopping for children is a formidable task.

That’s why we set out to create the ultimate gift guide for kids — from adorable newborns to impossible-to-shop-for tweens — to help clueless holiday shoppers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

These 57 gifts from San Francisco, and our favorite shops in San Francisco, will help you become the coolest aunt, uncle, cousin, big brother or sister, godparent, whatever-you-are this Christmas.


gift-cardsStill stuck? Buy a gift card to one of these great local boutiques for children and babies:

Fiddlesticks | 540 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA | www.shopfiddlesticks.com
Rare Device | 600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA | www.raredevice.net
Mudpie | 2185 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA | www.mudpie-sf.com

Gifts for Families


49ers Elf on the Shelf, $8.49 (Left), Giants Elf on the Shelf, $7.99 (Right)
Children (and parents) will be delighted by the Elf on the Shelf’s change of clothes — rocking their favorite SF team’s gear.


Santa’s Sleigh Is on Its Way to San Francisco by Eric James, $12.99 (Left), The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy: A San Francisco Story by Elisa Kleven, $17 (Center), Santa Is Coming to San Francisco by Steve Smallman, $9.99 (Right)
Spread holiday cheer to children living in San Francisco and their families with these San Francisco Christmas tales.

Gifts for Infants & Toddlers


My First Keys Baby Toy, $7.99 (Left), Elephant on Wheels, $11.35 (Center), My First Stacking Cups, $9.35 (Right)
Not only are these toys made from 100% recycled materials, they are made by San Francisco-based company Green Toys, too!


NFL 49ers Bodysuit with Pants and Cap, Ages 0-9 Months, $14.95 – $36 (Left), Pre-Walker SF 49ers Hightops, $13.99 (Right)
Perfect for the die-hard San Francisco 49ers fan — and their infant.


Classic ABC Blocks, $65
Paxton Gate Curiosities 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA www.paxtongate.com/curiosities


Pull Along Duck, $20.70 (Left), Rainbow Ammonite Puzzle, $68 (Right)
Available at Paxton Gate Curiosities

Gifts for Preschoolers (2–5 years)

books about san francisco for preschoolersMaybelle The Cable Car by Virginia Lee Burton, $6.95 (Top Left), San Francisco: A Book of Numbers by Ashley Evanson, $4.82 (Top Center), San Francisco, Baby! by Ward Jenkins, $9.57 (Top Right), San Francisco Giants ABC (My First Alphabet Book) by Brad M. Epstein, $11.95 (Bottom Left), Good Night San Francisco by Adam Gamble & Santiago Cohen, $8.95 (Bottom Center), Good Night Giants by Brad M. Epstein & Curt Walstead, $12.95 (Bottom Right)
These books are perfect for bedtime stories and teaching ABC’s and 123’s. Start teaching your little Giants fan early with the Giants ABCs, or give them a local take of the classic Goodnight Moon.



Pink/Green Toy Train, $49.99 (Top Left), Pink/Purple Dump Truck, $27.99 (Top Right), Pink Racecar, $9.26 (Bottom Left), Pink/Green Toy Tool Set, $21.99 (Bottom Right)
Not only are these toys made from 100% recycled materials, they are made by San Francisco-based company, Green Toys, too!


Petit Puzzle San Francisco, $5.00 (Left), Petit Collage Pop-Out San Francisco, $10.98 (Right)
Petit Collage’s Petit Puzzle and Pop-Out San Francisco will be loved by both children and adults. The Pop-Out San Francisco could double as a decorative accessory.


Yellow Submarine, $14.99 (Top Left), Dump Truck, $17.99 (Top Right), Blue/Green Helicopter, $16.99 (Bottom Left), Blue/Green Toy Tool Set, $18.99 (Bottom Right)
Not only are these toys made from 100% recycled materials, they are made by San Francisco-based company, Green Toys, too!


Watering Can Toy, $16.99 (Left), Indoor Gardening Kit, $14 (Top Right), Build-a-Bouquet Floral Arrangement Playset, $27.99 (Bottom Right)
Not only are these toys made from 100% recycled materials, they are made by San Francisco-based company, Green Toys, too!


ZigZag City Guide: San Francisco, $22.00
Introduce the kids in your life to San Francisco with this fun travel guide with cards and maps all about SF.


Puzzle - Kids Golden Gate Bridge

“It’s a Golden Day on the Bridge Today” Golden Gate Bridge Puzzle, $12.95
One side of this puzzle features Camille Holvoet’s “It’s a Golden Day on the Bay” illustration on one side, and a black and white version on the reverse side for children to color in with wipe-off crayons.

Gifts for Gradeschoolers (6–10 years)


Golden Gate Bridge Nanoblock Kit, $22.59
They may not be LEGOs, but the little ones in your life will ove this 380-piece Golden Gate Bridge Nanoblock kit.

San Francisco themed books for elementary school readers

This is San Francisco by Miroslav Sasek, $12.40 (Left), Larry Gets Lost in San Francisco by Michael Mullin, $13.45 (Top Left), This Bridge Will Not Be Gray by Dave Eggers, $14.86 (Bottom Left), The City by the Bay: A Magical Journey Around San Francisco by Tricia Brown, $7.99 (Top Right), Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, $10.69 (Bottom Right)
These San Francisco-based books are perfect for young readers, or bedtime stories. From M. Sasek’s classic This is San Francisco to the Caldecott-honored and Newberry Medal-winning book Last Stop on Market Street, these stories are sure to inspire and entertain young minds.

Ballpark Mysteries: The San Francisco Splash by David A. Kelly, $4.99 (Left), A to Z Mysteries: The New Year Dragon Dilemma by Ron Roy, $4.07 (Center), House of Secrets Series by Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini, $5.47 – $12.02 (Right)
Books for advanced young readers, including a San Francisco-based fantasy series from the director of the Harry Potter films.


Solar System Model and Volcano Making Kit, $22
Available at Paxton Gate Curiosities


San Francisco Golden Gate “Fog Globe”, $28.95 (Left), Boxed Rock from Alcatraz Island: “Save The Rock”, $14.95 (Right)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy | www.parksconservancy.org


Spot It! San Francisco Edition, $29.99 (Left), San Francisco-opoly (“San Francisco in a Box”), $19.95 (Right)
Two board games for all ages — perfect for San Franciscan family game nights.

Gifts for Tweens (11 years+)

Golden State Warriors Gifts for Tweens

2016 Forever Collectibles Golden State Warriors Ornament, $12.99 (Top Left), Golden State Warriors Headband, $11.99 (Bottom Left), Steph Curry Fathead Decal, $33.99 (Right)

san francisco made makeup bag

Pink Leather Cosmetic Bag / Makeup Organizer, $59.99+
Made in San Francisco by The Leather Expert, Etsy.


Handmade Golden Gate Bridge Necklace (16″, Gold or Silver), $14.99 (Left), San Francisco Wire Bangle Bracelet (7.25″), $28 (Right)


Colin Kapernick Funko POP, $13.99 (Left), Derek Carr Funko POP, $24.99 (Right)


Arduino Coding Kit, $78.98
Available at Paxton Gate Curiosities

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