Under $10 gift guide: Parent wrap

Let's be real: your ma's and pa's will like just about anything you box up and send their way this year. But that's not to say you shouldn't put a little effort in. Hit up these local businesses and they'll walk with something fab.

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The Guardian's parents for the holidays are Mary Camilang and artist Sarah Sass Biscarra-Dilley

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VICTORINOX SERRATED KNIVES, ALL UNDER $8

What better place to replenish your favorite cooks' supply than this mom and pop shop in North Beach?

Columbus Cutlery, 358 Columbus, SF. (415) 362-1342

RECYCLED TELEPHONE CABLE BANGLES, $1; RINGS, $3

Imported from South Africa, these recycled gems are great for parents who like a little funk and flair.

Lava9, 542 Hayes, SF.

SOU SOU SOCKS, $10

Hyacinth print? Color block motif? Rock your parent-peoples' worlds with these sure-to-be-found-wacko footsies.

New People, 1746 Post, SF. www.newpeopleworld.com

JARS IN VARIOUS TYPES AND SIZES, $5-10

We all dream of a perfectly organized kitchen, but your 'rents may just be settled enough for that to become a reality. Snag them some Masons from a superlative vintage cookware store.

Cookin', 339 Divisadero, SF.

FENNEL AND SALT BLEND, $8

Encourage your pop's inner gourmand by introducing him to the glories of Ferry Building shopping. Far West Fungi also sells a mean mushroom log, if you think papa is down to grow his own caps.

Far West Fungi, 1 Ferry Building No. 34, SF. www.farwestfungi.com

ZUCCHINI DOG TOY, $9.50

Your parents' new kid (y'know, that Boston terrier that now lives in your childhood room) will be thrilled to bits by this durable, Bay made veggie plushie.

www.petplay.com

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