Our destination of choice is ZeroMinusPlus, where owner Darrylynn Kaun showed us what she described as "the best travel blanket ever." The LUG NAPSAC ($28) is a soft blanket + pillow set, complete with an inflation tool for the pillow and a zip around case for easy carrying.
We also stumbled across some of our favorite compact notebooks from Cavallini & Co., printed with maps and/or names of cities worldwide, PuzzleMaps (a suggested hostess gift by Kaun), cookbooks featuring recipes sourced by world travelers, and amazing necklaces by Falling Whistles, whose proceeds go toward the plight of children in Congo's war-torn regions. Kaun has dedicated an entire section of her boutique to Falling Whistles, deeming it a "good work space" that emphasizes the ways a simple purchase can make a significant charitable difference. What better time than during the holidays to give a little, get a little?
· ZeroMinusPlus at Fred Segal [Official Site]
· San Francisco's Shopping And Ice Skating Scene Centers On Union Square [Jaunted]
· Shopping Travel coverage [Jaunted]