Conscientious Consumerism - Last Minute SF Shopping in the Spirit of the Season

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us once again, 'tis the season of relishing the joys of giving. For those of us who took a tryptophan nap on Black Friday, clicked right past cyber Monday, and have only just reset the clocks after #hellastorm #stormageddon power outages,  a cinammon scented sense of yuletide urgency permeates the air.
Luckily, there are still amazing opportunities to fill out prime under-the-tree real estate. An assortment of locally sourced shopping options abound. The icing on the gingerbread house? Proceeds from your holiday spree will benefit worthy Bay Area non-profits.

Crafty Christmas
The KPFA Radio Crafts Fair is a quirky Bay Area tradition. Held in its new location at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond on the last weekend before Christmas (Dec. 20-21), this 200-artisan strong crafts fair has unique gift-ables that appeal to the consumer with a conscience. Innovative wood and glassworkers, photographers and artists in myriad media showcase their wares, bags, prints and other visually striking merch., while a host of non-profit booths keeps the vibe socially aware, as befits public radio.

Creativity Explored
Now in its 31st year, Creativity Explored's Annual Holiday Art Sale (Dec. 5-31), is still going strong as a must-see interactive exhibition for art fans. Over 100 painters, sculptors and artists of every ilk set up their stalls at this bustling Mission marketplace. The non-profit org provides artists with developmental disabilities the means to create, exhibit, and sell their art - so you can feel good about gracing your micro studio loft with a future Henri Rousseau.
 CE artist
La Cocina at the Ferry Building
Give your loved ones a taste of San Francisco this year. Located in the Ferry Building, La Cocina, stocks an assortment of local edibles. By purchasing their handcrafted treats, you are giving to a worthy cause - La Cocina educates and mentors local food business entrpreneurs via their incubator program.