Host Gifts For Thanksgiving - San Francisco

Host gifts for Thanksgiving

If you've been invited over to someone's house this Thanksgiving, don't bring turkey hand towels. Show up with something small and edible instead.

Savory snacks: Nosa Ria, Hayes Valley's new Spanish import store, stocks Andalusian-style marcona almonds ($12 for 9 ounces), glossy with oil and flecked with salt, and puffy, sesame-flecked crackers called regañas ($5 for 9 ounces), ideal scoops for any dip. Nosa Ria, 500 Laguna St. (at Fell St.); 415-529-1506 or

Fresh bread: Josey Baker is baking multi-seed, Parmesan-pepper and cranberry-walnut breads for pickup Wednesday or Thursday morning. Order loaves ($6) through his Good Eggs online store. The Mill, 736 Divisadero St. (at Fulton St.)

Digestif: While most guests will hand over a bottle of Pinot Noir at the door, think longer-term and bring Jelínek Fernet ($19 for 750 ml). With its caramelly, full-bodied flavor, hint of anise and subtle bitterness, this Czech liqueur will ease overstuffed stomachs. Cask, 17 Third St. (at Market St.); 415-424-4844 or

Candy: Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous's peanut brittle ($14 for a quart) and pumpkin-seed brittle ($8 for a pint) are buttery, crackling and none too sweet. Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, 699 22nd St. (at Third St.), 415-970-0750