These places assist me with my escapes from San Francisco by helping me get essentials and gifts ready for work trips.
Hands down, the best variety of fine chocolate in town and a great place for gifts. Ask for a sample and you will always get something amazing.
The nuts, trail mixes and other snacks make for ideal road food when you don't know when your next real meal will be. And if you're traveling somewhere without a Trader Joe's, it's a good source for gifts.
Good for cheap and fun gifts - everyone needs a banana holder.
A place for thoughtful gifts -- and a nice spot where you can buy your "thank you" cards in advance.
A great place for practical travel items, like a flat case for all of your digital cords and plugs.
The TSA-friendly backback and computer bag have saved me tons of time going through security and the suitcase glides like a dream on skateboard wheels.
The queen of great trial size everything for traveling.
Plenty of comfy lounge wear for travel and affordable staples in every imaginable hue that pack well.
Fantastic selection of pens, mechanical pencils, journals and notebooks.
Cheap, utilitarian notebooks for brainstorming on the plane.