The month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is here, and it’s time to get into the holiday spirit. This means merry-making of all kinds – including gift giving! Luckily the Bayview offers some pretty amazing and eclectic stores where you’re sure to find some one-of-a-kind gifts for the people you care about the most.

The African Outlet

4942 3rd St.

This shop recently moved to Bayview for more space, and customers rave about its museum-quality collectibles. The owners carefully curate the store’s pieces, and you’ll find anything from hand-printed African cloth to jewelry to art. It’s an excellent place to buy a unique gift—or an African treasure for yourself.


Flora Grubb

1634 Jerrold Ave.

Right off Third Street on Jerrold, Flora Grubb is San Francisco’s favorite artful plant nursery! You can pick up a gift certificate for potting classes, or beautiful succulent arrangements that are perfect for the hostess with the mostest.


JOY Gallery and JOY Shop

4921 3rd St.

JOY Gallery’s main draw is its edgy art exhibits and events, but on most Saturdays it also hosts a vintage clothing pop-up called JOY shop. Expect the unexpected in this experimental space, whether it’s an art show, a documentary film viewing or a Sunday garden juke joint.



4442 3rd St. 

Yes, DaCorner is on the corner—of Third Street and La Salle Avenue—and it offers a variety of hip-hop attire at good prices. Typically well-stocked, DaCorner is the place to buy t-shirts, outfits, bandanas, and hats for your friend with lots of style.


Gratta Wines

5273 3rd St.

For your wine loving friend (who are we kidding – doesn’t everyone love wine?), stop by Gratta Wines. Their blends (primarily reds!) are truly hand crafted and award winning. Try the Garage Blend or Sangiovese and see for yourself!


Bayview Goodwill

3801 3rd St.

Who doesn’t love a good thrifting excursion? Take a different route to gift giving this year and allocate some extra time for this one-stop thrift shop in Bayview Plaza Shopping Center. You could find everything from beautiful old books, to funky glassware and must-have vinyls your so-and-so relative will love! Proceeds from Goodwill store sales go toward helping people get out of poverty.