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The Grant Avenue Gift Guide

Twenty-nine useful, playful finds that go beyond the schlock. 

A cornucopia of gifts from Grant Avenue

A cornucopia of gifts from Grant Avenue 

 

Editor's Note: This is one of many stories about the Chinese-American city that San Francisco is publishing over the next month, all part of the April 2015 Chinese Issue. To peruse the rest of the issue's contents, and to read stories as they become available online, click here.  

Grant Avenue—the heart of shopping in Chinatown—can be overwhelming. The narrow streets! The overload of stuff! All the people! But, there are real gems to be found among the dross. Here, 29 of our favorites. 

1. Paper Lantern, $5 at Butterfly's Gift Shop, 412 Grant Ave.

2. Osmanthus Blossom Flowering Tea, $3 for two blossoms at Ten Ren Tea, 949 Grant Ave.

3. Jade Ring, $4 each at Chen Xiao Mei Lin Wen, 1051 Grant Ave.

4. Linen Napkin, $8.99 at Brayden Fashion, 564 Grant Ave.

5. Ring Display, $19.50 at Old Shanghai, 645 Grant Ave.

6. Kamjove Tea Press, $10 at Hollywood Leather & Luggage, 627 Grant Ave.

7. White Rabbit Creamy Candy, $2.25 at Nam Hai Corporation, 919 Grant Ave.

8. Xinhang Glitter Sponges, $1.50 for three at The Wok Shop, 718 Grant Ave.

9. Tougei Ceramic Bowl, $5.95 at Canton Bazaar, 616 Grant Ave.

10. Tin Tea Canister, $12.95 at Old Shanghai, 645 Grant Ave.

11. Green Electric Sparklers, $1.50 for eight at Asian Image, 800 Grant Ave.

12. Bird Kite, $15 at Chinatown Kite Shop, 717 Grant Ave.

13. Tiger Balm Pain-Relieving Ointment, $2 at Canton Bazaar, 616 Grant Ave.

14. Slingshot, $5 at Hollywood Leather & Luggage, 627 Grant Ave.

15. Calligraphy Paintbrush, $13 at Tian Yu Company, 904 Grant Ave.

16. Double Fish Table Tennis Balls, $3 for six at Sun Sing Center, 1027 Grant Ave.

17. Motherwoods Wooden Comb, $10 at Linda Boutique, 952 Grant Ave.

18. Firework Tank, $1.50 at Asian Image, 800 Grant Ave.

19. Marie's Oil Colors, $2 at Tian Yu Company, 904 Grant Ave.

20. Wooden Recorder, $6.95 at Old Shanghai, 645 Grant Ave.

21. Matcha Pocky Biscuit Sticks, $2.25 at Nam Hai Corporation, 919 Grant Ave.

22. Dish Towels, $3.95 for three at The Wok Shop, 718 Grant Ave.

23. Soup Spoons, $1 to $2.50 at Canton Bazaar, 616 Grant Ave.

24. Mao Clock, $14.95 at Old Shanghai, 645 Grant Ave.

25. Dumpling Mold, $4.95 at The Wok Shop, 718 Grant Ave.

26. Jasmine Fairy Maiden Flowering Tea, $3 for two blossoms at Ten Ren Tea, 949 Grant Ave.

27. Kids’ Chopsticks, $2.49 per pair at Canton Bazaar, 616 Grant Ave. 

28. Multicolor Sparklers, $1 for six at Asian Image, 800 Grant Ave.

29. Old Xie Xing Long Advertisements Postcard Set, $7.95 at Old Shanghai, 645 Grant Ave.

 

Originally published in the April issue of San Francisco

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