Time is of the essence. You're getting texts, calls and emails daily from Mom demanding to know what you want for the holidays. Because we know you deserve much more than a lump of coal, we've rounded up some prezzies for you to request. Or give to yourself. Or wrap up for your best friend, if you're feeling super-duper generous.

Psoas Massage + Bodywork

You knead this

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This year has been intense. You have a couple of choices as how to deal with that. You can put on your pajamas and binge-watch every buzzworthy show on every streaming service with a pile of takeout on your coffee table — or you can let an expert rub the tension right out of your muscles and then get on with your life. Even the massage-shy will feel comfortable at Psoas Massage, where therapists focus on whatever's dragging you down, from a workout injury to that ugh-I-sit-at-a-desk-all-day feeling. Classic deep tissue, myofascial release, Rolfing: It's all covered here, and then some. Walk in stressed and hunched, walk out feeling six inches taller and ready for 2017.

Where: 333 3rd St., ste. 205, SOMA, San Francisco
When: By appt. only. Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
More info: 415-227-0331; psoasbodywork.com


Snowbirds, rejoice

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There’s something sublime about cozying up after a long day on the slopes. You have the fire going, a wintry beverage in your hand and you're surrounded by good company. Now you can elevate your après-ski game thanks to local Kickstarter-turned-business Rumpl, whose blankets are the ultimate companion on any trip. Water-resistant, breathable, portable and warm, they are designed to maximize the comf during the downtime after you’ve conquered the slopes/trail/city sidewalks. There's even an electric version.

Bay Area Bike Share

Go Muni free

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Instead of shelling out major cash for a low-lit spin class, take a spin around town using the Bay Area Bike Share, aka those blue bikes you’ve seen all around SOMA and FiDi. The price is hard to beat: For $88 a year, you get unlimited 30-minute rides and access to the bikes 24/7 (there are other membership tiers, too). That’s kind of a big deal, because a recently announced Ford partnership and expansion will take the total number of available bikes from 700 to 7,000 and bring bike stations to your own backyard. 

Homesick Candles & Glassybaby

Make your house a home

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This one's a twofer. Let’s start with your keen sense of smell, which will delight in the scents of Homesick Candles. Naturally, we're partial to the hand-poured Northern California soy candle with hints of pear, redwoods and vineyards. It comes in a lovely glass jar, but you'll want to stock up on others to surround it with — because your living room deserves to glow. House your smaller candles in Glassybaby's colorful glass votives, hand-blown in Berkeley. Ten percent of each sale goes to the Glassybaby White Light Fund, which helps people, animals and the planet heal.

Where: 2070 Union St., Cow Hollow, San Francisco
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
More info: 415-423-3694; glassybaby.com

Avital Tours

Eat your way around town

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The Bay Area is a foodie's paradise. It’s practically a full-time job to keep up with the new bars and restaurants that are always popping up (we should know). If your actual full-time job kind of gets in the way of such research, Avital Tours is here for you. The prix-fixe tours of the Mission and North Beach include four courses spread over four culinary destination, along with stops at local landmarks for some fun neighborhood history. There’s also a Union Square cocktail tour that takes you to three bars over the course of two hours. It's a pub crawl made classy.

By Mike Weiss

San Francisco-based marketer Mike Weiss has an undying love for sports, film photography and anything with gin. He's a firm believer that the West Coast is the best coast. Find him on Twitter @mikeini.