If you are part of the many neighborhood organizations San Francisco, you can quickly run out of ideas for gifts to give. Thankfully, there are a number of businesses in Cole Valley that offer local options for holiday gift giving.
When you give a holiday gift outside of your immediate friend group or family, you want to give to have a unisex and neutral tone. You don’t want to pander to one religion or another. For this reason, it is difficult to create a gift that is meaningful without seeming generic.
An idea I came up with in the past was to create a walking tour of the neighborhood. With a little bit of arts and crafts, this project is personalized and suits stringent gifting needs. You simply buy several local gift certificates or gift cards available at Hayes Valley businesses.
Using a starting point, you can create a small map of Hayes Valley that links all of the gift cards into a walking tour. Different features along the walk, such as mini parks or gardens, can include historical facts written into your gift card guide.
One other simple local gift you can give is photographs of Cole Valley. After all, Cole Valley is one of the most photogenic places in San Francisco. Many people buy a new home according to the size of their family. It is possible that any neighbor could move at any time.
Looking back, a beloved neighborhood friend will appreciate a handmade photo book that emphasizes the wonderful times they spent in Cole Valley. You can use digital photos to create a personalized hardbound or soft-cover photo book that looks professional at online retailers like lulu.com.