The Best Etsy Gifts to Remind a Bay Area Native of Home

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People who grow up in the Bay Area are lucky enough. Give your family and friends a reminder of home with Etsy gifts to tell again that there’s no place like The Bay.

The Bay Enamel Pin

What’s funny about the Bay Area is its ambiguous nickname. Those who have never been there and those who have no connection won’t know what bay you are talking about – Green? Biscay? Michigan? – if you don’t pave the way with “San Francisco.” But that only gives the gift recipient excitement to make clear what “The Bay” means to them, and obviously, they will love this even more.

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Philz Coffee Order Sticker

Whose person doesn’t want to place a prominent sticker on a reusable mug or water bottle? It reminds them of the local barista that they are waiting for what they serve and they love to order is a mint mojito, Phil’s way.

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Muni Tee

Those who don’t know Muni Tee will only guess that it is a band tee. But, NUMTOTS abroad will appreciate this wearable, transit-inspired art.

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Oakland Tea Towel

If they don’t have a tea towel repping The Town, can they be called the hostess with the most? Help them secure the title with Oakland Tea Towel, Santa Cruz, California nature, the SF, or Sacramento. One of these feels more fitting.

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The real tree of Monterey Cypress

If they do love trees, help them sow their seeds or spread their wild oats or whatever with this hometown hero, the Monterey Cypress.

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In Fog We Trust Patch

Since finding recurring weather patterns makes worshiping unbearable, let them subliminally spread the gospel of Karl of San Francisco. Please give them a fog rolling over the Golden Gate Bridge Illuminati-inspired Patch!

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Sutro Tower Buildable Desk Model

Haven’t they seen a clear view of the Sutro Tower for a while? Please bring it back to them with this perfect desk-sized buildable model!

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Box of Iconic SF Foods

Who doesn’t want snacks? Of course, do not forget to give them the flavors of home with this curated gift box of snacks from the San Francisco Bay Area. Or, make one yourself of all of their favorite local non-perishables.

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Vintage Book on San Francisco

San Francisco As It Is, As It Was, Vintage Book, 1979

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Antique Book “The San Francisco Earthquake”

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Vintage 1983 Book San Francisco City of Many Dreams

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Bay Window Bohemia, First Edition, 1956, Vintage Books, San Francisco

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San Francisco is Your Home by Samuel Dickson; Illustrated by Mallete Dean (1947) hardcover book.

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Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980

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Anyone would love to read a historical book when they care about the subject line. Or, it’s so old and out of touch that it is a joke. Please give them the experience of reading a vintage book and show the home.

Minimal BART Map Art

Probably they don’t even miss riding BART, but they will appreciate its beauty for sure, clean lines, and ability to get them from SFO to the East Bay.

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Customizable Campground Sign

Wherever they go, one thing for sure is that they don’t have access to an immense amount of various natural beauty that the Bay Area displays. Whether they are enjoying beach bum or hiking enthusiasts, one of these customizable signs on their wall will give them the perfect reminder to revisit the fun places and stories you shared with their new friends.

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Local Attraction Poster

Giving them illustrated print will remind them of all the good times they had at their local haunts. These meltdowns all the hikes in Joaquin Miller Park, memorable concerts at The Fox, and long trips to Alameda through the Posey Tube unforgettable.

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Thomas Lake

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