Shopping in San Mateo

$10 for $20 Worth of Yarn and Knitting Supplies at Nine Rubies Knitting

Nine Rubies Knitting

Downtown

$20 $10

Mother and daughter run a bright, light-filled shop stocked with yarn, patterns, and all the other supplies knitters and crocheters need

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off a Children's Clothing or Accessory Purchase Over $75 at Baby Couture

Baby Couture

Downtown

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off a children's clothing or accessory purchase over $75

Batters at Interstate All Battery Center (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Interstate All Battery Center-Redwood City

Oak Knoll - Redwood Park

$20 $9

Battery purveyor powers gadgets ranging from cell phones and cameras to computers and medical devices

$25 for $50 Worth of Children's Books — China Books

China Books

South San Francisco

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 for $40 Worth of Adult Toys and Products at Galleri

Galleri

South San Francisco

$40 $20

Large range of adult toys, novelties, and massage oils in a boutique designed to be intimidation-free

$49 for $100 Worth of Boutique Shoes and Accessories at Kicks

Kicks

Downtown Menlo Park

$100 $49

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The vibrant boutique brims with designer footwear, handbags, and accessories by designers such as French Sole and Kate Spade

Custom Smartphone or Tablet Case at Upper Case (50% Off)

Upper Case

Daly City

$30 $15

Hard plastic and leather cases get custom designs, including family photos and collages

$35 for $70 Worth of Lingerie and Merchandise at Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Lingerie, costumes, couples' games, and romantic gift kits with a variety of accessories

Beauty Products at Beauty Galleria (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Beauty Galleria

Floresta Gardens - Bradrick

$10 $5

Beauty products including haircare, nailcare, skincare, and makeup

Up to 33% Off Women's Clothing — Prolific Screen Printing Company

Prolific Screen Printing Company

Hayward

$12 $8

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$14 for $20 Worth of Books at G.F. Wilkinson Books

G.F. Wilkinson Books

Downtown

$20 $14

Small European-style bookstore and gallery occupies stalls that offer secondhand, out-of-print, and otherwise rare books

2014 Napa Valley Wine-Tasting Membership for Two or Four from Napa Valley Passport (Up to 58% Off)

Napa Valley Passport

Online Deal

$59 $29

Access free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at Napa Valley wineries

$4 Buys You a Coupon for 15% Off Your Total In Store Purchase Of Selected Wines at Enoteca Vino Nostro/Italian Wine Shop

Enoteca Vino Nostro

San Francisco

$4 $4

For $4, receive a coupon for 15% off your total in-store purchase of selected wines.

One, Three, or Five Custom-Made Shirts at Made II Fit (Up to 60% Off)

Made II Fit

Multiple Locations

$120 $65

Tailors take your measurements and customize well-fitting shirts

$30 Buys You a Coupon for 5% Off a Total Purchase of $1500 or More at RTL Jewelry

RTL Fine Jewelry Wholesale Diam and Byrs of Es

Downtown

$30 $30

For $30, receive a coupon for 5% off a total purchase of $1500 or more

$10 Buys You a Coupon for 15% Off at Cole Valley Antiques

Cole Valley Antiques

Cole Valley

$10 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for 15% off any single purchase

E-Cigarette Starter Kit or E-Liquid from KINGS eLiquid & eCigarette (52% Off)

KINGS eLiquid & eCigarette

North Beach

$48 $23

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Stop smoking with the help of e-liquids and e-cigarette starter kits, which come with a rechargeable battery and carrying case

One or Two Bottles of Wine and Reserve Tastings for Two at Wattle Creek Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Wattle Creek Winery

Ghirardelli Square at Fisherman's Wharf

$82 $39

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Guests sip stashed-away wines during reserve tasting at award-winning winery, then pick a bottle or two to take home

Men's and Women's Clothing and Accessories at Academy of Commons (Up to 51% Off)

Academy of Commons

San Francisco

$50 $25

Triangular gold earrings, ankle cuffs, spiked necklaces, men's rings, and men's casual apparel

One or Two Vapory Shop Starter Kits from Vapory Shop (61% Off)

Vapory Shop

Vapory Shop

$75 $29

Starter kit includes an Innokin 650 battery and iClear 16 clearomizer, as well as a USB charger, wall plug, and 5 millilters of e-juice

AT&T Park Tour Led by a Former Player for Two or Four with Souvenirs from Mint Pros (Up to 36% Off)

Mint Pros

South Beach

$298 $215

A former Giants player leads guests through AT&T Park—touring dugouts, the clubhouse, and more—and offers autographs, photos, and stories

$39 for $70 Worth of E-Cigarettes and Accessories at Dream Cloud Vapors

Dream Cloud Vapors

Excelsior

$70 $39

Vapor shop outfits folks with kits, batteries, and e-juices in flavors such as Strawberry Malt and Decadent Peach

$15 for $30 or $30 for $60 Worth of Maternity Wear and Baby Clothes at Nest Maternity

Nest Maternity

Lower Pacific Heights

$30 $15

Shop welcomes expectant mothers with tranquil fountains, a lounge, and racks full of cute baby clothes and flattering maternity wear

$20 for $40 Groupon — Migun USA Sf Branch

Perpetuity Inc

Central Sunset

$40 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

iSMART Two-Year Protection Plan for iPhone, iPad, or iPod at iQue Repair (Up to 51% Off)

iQue Repair

Online Deal

$59 $29

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Protection plan includes two years of unlimited repairs on multiple models of iPhones, iPads, or iPods

$69 for an iOS and Android App-Design Course from EwB ($465 Value)

EwB

Online Deal

$465 $69

12 months of access to a self-guided app design course compiled by No. 1 app designer Chris Stevens with 15+ hours of learning material

$10 for a Tote Bag at Del Sol San Francisco Pier 39 ($20 Value)

Del Sol San Francisco Pier 39

Fisherman's Wharf

$20 $10

Get a tote bag at a popular apparel store located on Fisherman's Wharf

$17 for $30 Worth of Memorabilia — GlobeIn World Inc

Globein

San Francisco

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One- or Two-Year Subscription to Sustainable Food News (Up to 94% Off)

Sustainable Food News

Online Deal

$299 $19.99

News source for organic, sustainable, and natural food industry includes daily e-newsletters and archive of more than 20,000 stories

$59 for Three Months' of EarthBaby Compostable Diaper Service with Diapers and Wipes ($120 Value)

EarthBaby Compostable Diaper Service

Online Deal

$120 $59

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Compostable diapers are delivered and get picked up each week; diapers are then professionally composted into dirt in 14 weeks

$55 for $100 Worth of Jewelry — Metallurgy Boutique

Metallurgy Boutique

San Francisco

$100 $55

Get jewelry made from surgical stainless steel from the Metallurgy Boutique at San Francisco's GiftCenter & JewelryMart

Up to 60% Off Fine Jewelry — Pearl Lounge

Pearl Lounge

Downtown

$40 $16

Jewelers proffer cultured freshwater pearl necklaces, white jade drop bridal necklaces & amethyst earrings among other distinctive items

Two or Four Custom Shirts or Bespoke Suit with Option for Two Custom Shirts at BookATailor (Up to 64% Off)

BookATailor

Financial District

$198 $99

Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each suit and shirt with fabrics made in Italy and England

Women's Clothing and Accessories from 24|7 Frenzy (Up to 72% Off). Two Options Available.

24|7 Frenzy

Online Deal

$60 $18

Build a complete outfit or update your spring wardrobe on a site showcasing dresses, tops, skirts, pants, and sleepwear

$15 for $28 Worth of Medicine — MaxRelief USA, Inc.

Maxrelief Usa, Inc.

San Francisco

$28 $15

Relief from joint, muscle pain, and arthritis; natural pain-relief spray made from arnica, emu oil, and eucalyptus

$25 for $45 Worth of Jewelry — Guzel Jewelry Design

Guzel Design

San Francisco

$45 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 for $20 Worth of Smartphones and Accessories at GoAppleGo

GoAppleGo

Chinatown

$20 $10

iPhone cases in fun designs, USB ports disguised as jewelry, and new iPhones and Apple computer accessories

Custom Chinos and Shirts at Custom Chino (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Custom Chino

Multiple Locations

$198 $99

The tailors make new a pattern for every client, and clothing is completed in less than four weeks

$10 for $20 Worth of Printer Ink and Toner Cartridges and Printer Accessories at CompAndSave

CompAndSave

Newark

$20 $10

Printer ink and toner cartridges and accessories for brands including Epson, HP, Canon, Lexmark, Brother, and Kodak

$2 Buys You a Coupon for $15% Off Your In Store Purchase Of Books Or Bondage at Feelmore510

Feelmore510

Downtown

$2 $2

For $2, receive a coupon for $15% off your in-store purchase of books or bondage

$15 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off Select Tablets at Michley Electronics

Michley Electronics, Inc. (Tivax)

Mountain View

$15 $15

For $15, receive a coupon for 40% off select tablets

$299 for One Custom-Fit Italian Suit at Peter Cassara Clothiers (Up to $795 Value)

Peter Cassara Clothiers

Sunnyvale

$795 $299

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Expert sartorialists fit high-quality Italian suits by Renoir, Carlo Lusso, and Giorgio Fiorelli to each client's unique form

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off Cleaning Or 15% Off Select Jewelry at M. Lowe Jewelry

M. Lowe Jewelry

North Berkeley

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 50% off cleaning or 15% off select jewelry

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Clothing, Body Jewelry, and More

The Dark Entry

Elmwood

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off clothing, body jewelry, and more

Moree Track or Single Hair Extensions at Hello Tiara (Up to 60% Off)

Hello Tiara

Orinda

$750 $374.99

Extensionists add length and volume to hair with non-damaging plastic covered silicon ring that hold hair in place for six months

Jewelry Pieces from Evarity Trading (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Evarity Trading

Techmart Center

$20 $10

Shoppers accessorize outfits with handbags, watches, earrings, necklaces, and bead jewelry pieces

New and Used Books at Trade A Book (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Trade A Book

Santa Clara

$20 $10

Bibliophiles can find a variety of new and used books in genres such as mystery, romance, and fantasy; newly expanded children's section

Indian Boutique Clothing at Sheino (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Shieno

Pleasanton

$50 $25

Shoppers don colorful sarees, hand-embroidered shawls, flowing cotton tunics, and ruby-studded polki jewelry

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off Bead Classes, $20 Per Person Per Class at House of Beads

House of Beads

Downtown Walnut Creek

$20 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 50% off bead classes, $20 per person per class

Fine Jewelry at D&D Jewelry (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

D&D Jewelry

Downtown Walnut Creek

$200 $99

Fine jewelry made with gemstone sand hypo-allergenic gold and silver

Beauty Products at The Beauty Source (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

The Beauty Source

Walnut Creek

$25 $15

Shelves teem with hair, skin, and beauty products from popular lines such as Paul Mitchell, Redken, and Jane Iredale

$28 for $50 Worth of Nutritional Supplements — Range of Wellness

Range Of Wellness

Campbell

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$29 for 30 Rounds in a Batting Cage or a 30-Minute Baseball Lesson at Charlie Rose Baseball ($60 Value)

Charlie Rose Baseball

Campbell

$60 $29

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Hone your swing on baseball or softball pitches at the outdoor cages, or learn to pitch and hit from a trained instructor

Accessories at Why Not Rhinestones (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Why Not Rhinestones

Central San Jose

$20 $10

Pile on the sparkly accessories, including trendy earrings, bracelets, rings, and statement necklaces; clutches and bags also available

Fragrances and Cosmetics at Ultra Fragrances, Inc. (45% Off).

Ultra Fragrances, Inc.

San Jose

$20 $11

Fragrances from top designers alongside skincare products, makeup, moisturizers, shampoos, and cosmetic tools

$30 for $60 Towards Formal Dress Rental — My Sis' Dress

My Sis' Dress

Santa Clara

$60 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$7 for a One-Year Subscription to "7x7" Magazine with E-Newsletter ($15 Value)

7x7 magazine

Online Deal

$15 $7

Magazine dedicated to San Francisco Bay Area’s cultural & culinary scene includes shopping advice, event listings & travel tips

Ten HPA Tank Refills, Five CO2 Refills, or $20 Towards Accessories at Armed Paintball (Up to 80% Off)

Armed Paintball

North San Jose

$50 $10

Paintball distributors stock a surplus of gaming accessories, including HPA compressed air and CO2 refills

Screen Repair for a Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone, or iPad at Cellular Repair Center (Up to Half Off) 

Cellular Repair Center

San Jose

$280 $139

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Skilled technicians repair glasses, LCD screens, and digitizers on an iPad, iPhone, or Samsung Galaxy S3

Women’s Shoes or Apparel at Shoe Candy in Los Gatos (Up to 51% Off)

Shoe Candy

Los Gatos

$50 $25

Fergie pumps, ruffled blouses by Oh Yes & True Religion jeans await adopters in sunlit storefront with onsite alterations available

Running Clothing, Accessories, Footwear, and Gear at Runner’s Factory (Up to Half Off)

Runner's Factory

Los Gatos

$50 $25

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Footwear from Newton, New Balance, and Saucony stocked alongside compression sweatbands, lap watches, and running jackets at runners’ haven

$15 for $30 Worth of Sports Apparel, Gear, and Accessories at Heads Up Sports

Heads Up Sports

Concord

$30 $15

Sports apparel, gear, and accessories emblazoned with team-specific logos

$5 Buys You a Coupon for a Free Pound of Coffee with a Purchase of Five or More Pounds of Coffee at Moschetti

Moschetti

Vallejo

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for a free pound of coffee with the purchase of five or more pounds of coffee.

$50 for $100 Groupon — Mattress By Appt

Mattress By Appt

Pittsburg

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$15 for $30 Worth of Apparel and Accessories at Traveling Pants

Traveling Pants

Brentwood

$30 $15

Boutique stocks quality pre-owned clothing, such as Seven for All Mankind jeans, Dolce & Gabanna shoes, and Louis Vuitton handbags

$10 for $20 Worth of Gently Used Children's Clothing and Toys at Jelli Beanz

Jelli Beanz

Santa Cruz

$20 $10

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Gently used children’s and maternity clothing, as well as toys, music, and books hand-selected for quality and age suitability

$11 for $20 Worth of Erotic Toys at Pure Pleasure Shop

Pure Pleasure Shop

Downtown Santa Cruz

$20 $11

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Vibrators, handcuffs, and lubricants can liven up sex lives

Smartphone Case or iPhone 4s Screen Repair with $29.99 Phone Case Credit at Cellairis (Up to 45% Off)

Cellairis

Capitola

$20 $11

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Phone cases come in materials from professional leather to cheerful polka-dot plastic; savvy technicians repair damaged iPhone screens

$30 for $60 Worth of Makeup — Three Sixty Glam

Three Sixty Glam

Suisun City

$60 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$39 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing Services at Fine Art & Frame

Fine Art & Frame

Petaluma

$100 $39

Picture framing in a variety of styles, from modern to traditional, helps to display and protect favorite prints and posters

Children's Apparel, Shoes, and Toys at Teeny Tots Second Time Around Children's Store (Up to 50% Off)

Teeny Tots Second Time Around Children's Store

Fairfield

$20 $10

Clothiers specialize in lightly-used items for newborns, toddlers, and their mothers

$12 for $20 Worth of Art Supplies at Napa Valley Art Supplies

Napa Valley Art Supplies

Napa Valley

$20 $12

This art-supply shop hosts onsite events and keeps its shelves stocked with brand-name essentials from Prismacolor and Winsor & Newton

Select Local Merchants

To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?

Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.

173 Hillsdale Mall
San Mateo,
CA
US

In the bright spaces of Jamba Juice, mixers sprinkle mountains of all-natural, low-fat frozen yogurt with choices from seven toppings, such as almond and coconut. Dubbed Whirl'ns, cups filled with swirling, rivulet-etched peaks of frozen yogurt fuse the nutrition of real fruit and natural ingredients with the beneficial circuit training of active yogurt cultures.

48 E 4th Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

Over the course of 50 years, the family that runs Helm of Sun Valley has amassed an inventory of top-shelf gear for wintry recreation and summertime watersports. Before stocking their shelves, the shop's athletic staffers take skis from Alpina, kiteboards from Cabrinha, and water skis from Connelly for test spins to appraise their performance. Standout sports gear snags a spot inside the store, along with apparel and accessories. Employees also rent out and tune up equipment. They specialize in fitting snowboard boots to feet, sometimes fashioning custom ZipFit liners by molding foam around arches. New kiteboard owners can master the sport by attending lessons, during which instructors teach basics on land before waving pupils onward into frothy crests.

333 N Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo,
CA
US

Dinner can be a hectic affair, and some families find that getting a filling, nutritious meal onto the table every night is sometimes exhausting. Knowing that dining out every night can quickly break the budget, entrepreneur Jay Cornwall decided to bridge the gap between takeout and at-home meals with a menu of freshly prepared pasta, ravioli, sauce, and entrees that can be fashioned into a full meal in less than 10 minutes. Every day, his chefs create a selection of 24 pastas, 15 sauces, and a signature entree, as well as mac 'n' cheese and lasagna. Chefs also curate a range of sides, bread, and wine, and even offer pairing advice on complementary flavors.

125 E 4th Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

Mother-daughter team Saloni and Sudha started Nine Rubies Knitting to provide crafty customers with high-quality knitting supplies and patterns. The shop supplies knitters with everything they need to complete a project from beginning to end. Customers can pick out a pattern for a poncho, a bag, or even a baby toy, then browse the shop's selection of needles, crochet hooks, and looms. Once they have all their tools, crafters can choose their yarn from a huge selection that features more than 20 brands. But if their skills aren't quite yet up to par, customers can sign up for a basic knitting, crocheting, or weaving class offered in-store. More advanced students can opt for a class such as the custom fit workshop, where they'll learn how to create their own clothing patterns.

28 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

When Kit Morse took a sewing class in high school, she was certain never would again?she hated everything about sewing, especially the sewing part. But when her near-and-dear baby blanket needed mending, Morse took up a needle and thread. When she started making something beautiful to be proud of, she saw the art form in a whole new light, and fell in love with the hobby's meditative nature.

Morse opened Always Quilting & Sewing Center to create a sanctuary for people who shared a love of the craft?where they could take classes, share wisdom, and stock up on necessary tools. The vast inventory includes everything from batik fabrics to thimbles and even completed quilts.

4230 Olympic Ave.
San Mateo,
CA
US

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