2021 Fall Guide

Your Family’s Ultimate Guide to the Season of Fall around the San Francisco Bay Area

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The New Normal

10 Must-Haves for Back-to-School This Fall
Ask the Psychiatrist: How Can I Help Ease My Child’s Anxiety Returning to School This Fall?
How to Talk to Your Kids about Vaccines and Immunizations; It Doesn’t Have to be Complicated
Preparing for Kindergarten?
Facing Back-to-School Nerves

Knowledge is Power

Kindergarten Homeschool Recommendations
Your School-aged Children COVID-19 Concerns with Dr. Getzelman
Home Joy School
Tips for Supporting Your Distance Learner
Managing Back to School Worries and Anxiety with Yoga
Take a Yoga Break from Distance Learning
Hispanic Heritage Month Offers Parents the Opportunity to Teach Young Children Cultural Diversity
5 Tips for Supporting Your Students at Home
Virtual Learning and Children’s Eye Health: Everything a Parent Needs to Know

Tools for Schools

1. Abby & Finn Hand Sanitizer Spray
2. Time Timer® Original 3″

3. Yipes! Hand & Face Cleaning Wipes for Kids

4. MyWish4U Lunch Box Notes for Kids

Gifts for Students

1. SIZZL Dryer Sheets Care Package
2. 1Thrive THE TAYLOR Wall Organizer
3. The Comfy Original Jr.
4. Color My Cookie Decorating Kits

5. Hullabaloo Book Co. Subscription
6. The Drawing Book for Kids: 365 Daily Things to Draw, Step by Step

7. Art of Problem Solving: Beast Academy Grade 4 Complete Books Set

8. Blobby’s Pizza Math Card Game

Reading List

1. The Teensy Weensy Virus: Book and Song for Preschoolers

2. Clever Zodiac Signs Interactive Board Books

3. Octopants

4. Never Touch a Monster!

1. Archer Otters

2. I did, with an Ostrich

3. Woodrow & The Bees

4. Mommy, Am I American?

Elementary School
1. Bean Saves the Day

2. Antarctica: A Continent of Wonder

3. One, Two, Follow Through!: Starring Polly Pivot

4. Leo’s Notes: About the Powers of the Grandmaster

Young Adults
1. TARO: Legendary Boy Hero of Japan

2. The Naughty List

3. Asterix Collection

4. His Dark Materials Set: The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass

Airfree Iris 3000 Air Purifier

Airfree’s unique Patented Thermodynamic TSS Core Technology system uses heat to kill chemical and organic allergy causing microorganisms such as mold spores, fungus, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, pollen, or pet hair dander. It is SO quiet, you won’t even notice it’s there!

Livin' that Mom Life

Outdoor City Running Tips for Beginners
Introducing Scrappin’ – An Accessible, Affordable, Awesome Activity for All Ages
The Tired Mom’s Guide to Indoor Play
Better than Good Enough
Note to Self, I’m DONE
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How to Wear Overalls Like a Grownup

Take Care of Yourself

1. Original PeachSkinSheets

2. Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks

3. Broken Top Brands Sea Salt Surf Sanitizer
4. Aura Inner Beauty

5. Freedom EWG Verified 100% Natural Eco-Friendly Aluminum Free Deodorant Stick

6. Soo’AE Food Story Masks

7. Seedsheet Culinary Container Garden Bundle
8. Starlette Galleria Skin Sensitive Jewelry

9. Walton Wood Farm “Me Time” Gift Set
10. Dear Mom Bath Bombs

11. Famous TikTok Desk Bike Chair Sit2Go®

12. August+Monroe 3-in-1 Blemish Camouflage Pen

At Pure Culture Beauty, we deliver pure products for the culture of your skin. Our company, founded by Joy Chen and Victor Casale, was launched with a bold vision for the beauty industry: to deliver personalized skincare products that are just right for you. Using the results of our Skin Profile Analysis and At-Home Skin Tests, we deliver customized solutions straight to your doorstep. Our gender-neutral products were designed to work as a system, formulated with clean, active ingredients to enhance your skin’s overall health. So, as your skin changes, so do the products we make for you. Pure Culture Beauty is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Home is Where Mom Is

1. InPowered Lights Rechargable LED Emergency Light
2. ShowerShroom, Ultra Revolutionary Shower Hair Catcher Drain Protector

3. TubShroom and SinkShroom Drain Protectors

4. Restore Naturals Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

Mom Reads

1. How to Talk When Kids Won’t Listen

2. Say Goodbye to Plastic: A Survival Guide for Plastic-Free Living

3. Let’s Talk Sh!t: Disease, Digestion and Fecal Transplants

4. The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting Without Losing Yourself

5. Spotting Danger Before It Spots Your KIDS: Teaching Situational Awareness To Keep Children Safe

6. Life and Other Shortcomings: Stories

7. Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar That Are Putting Your Child’s Health at Risk and What You Can Do

8. Natural Remedies for Your Home & Health: DIY Essential Oils Recipes for Cleaning, Beauty, and Wellness

Polarized Sunglasses that Float on Water


Great stylish sunnies for moms on the go at a price point that won’t make you cry when your kids [ENTER DAILY NORMAL NIGHTMARE HERE] (throw them on the sidewalk, mash their greasy fingers all over them, bury them in the sand, pull them from your shirt, etc.). Also, many chic styles are polarized so you can count on some quality eye protection when you need it most!

Spooktacular Fun

Mischief Managed! Making SPOOKTACULAR Caramel Apple Slices with Mom
Is Halloween Canceled This Year?
Trick-or-Treating Hot Spots Around San Francisco
Decoding Colored Pumpkins for Halloween Trick-or-Treating
Host a Trick or Treat Potluck on Halloween
food allergy safe halloween treats
Halloween Treats Besides Candy

Fall Time Fun

Throw a Pumpkin Carving Party
Teach Math and Science with Pumpkins
Tracy’s Crafty Recipes for Home Art Projects

Arts & Crafts

Make a Halloween Tree

Spooky Art Projects

Fall Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving Fun with Kids

Halloween Fun

13. Halloween Fun Go Fish Card Game

14. Halloween Bean Bag Toss Game

15. Create A Pumpkin Stickers

16. Halloween Bend and Twist Party Game

Fall Family Fun at Home

1. Collect leaves and pine cones

2. Bake pies

3. Host Virtual Storytime parties

4. Try a pumpkin spiced treat

5. Have a picnic

6. Put on a puppet show

7. Make art with nature

8. Weekly dress-up nights

9. Go on a family hike

10. Roast corn on the cob

11. Make apple cobbler

12. Write down what you’re thankful for

13. Climb a tree

14. Drink hot apple cider

15. Carve a pumpkin

16. Plant Spring bulbs

17. Mix and match popcorn flavors

18. Step on crunchy leaves

19. Camp out in the backyard

20. Plan a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt

21. Go stargazing

22. Weekly family game nights

1. Unstable Unicorns Card Game – A strategic card game and party game for adults & teens

2. Educating AMY – Creative Play Quiet Book
3. The Original Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes Launcher

4. Making Memories Box

Editor’s Note: This tab will be updated regularly as we consolidate the latest information on what’s open around the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out our EVENTS CALENDAR for more activities and events around the Bay Area! 

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U-Picks and Pumpkin Patches



Where to Go

San Francisco

  • San Francisco Botanical Gardens 
  • Ocean Beach 
  • Baker Beach 
  • Joe DIMAGGIO Black Top
  • Michelangelo Park

Marin County

  • Stinson Beach 
  • Muir Beach 
  • China Camp State Park 
  • Olompali State Historic Park 

San Mateo County

  • Año Nuevo State Park
  • Bean Hollow State Beach 
  • Burleigh H. Murray Ranch Park Property 
  • Half Moon Bay State Beach 
  • Montara State Beach 
  • Pacifica State Beach 
  • Pescadero State Beach
  • San Gregorio State Beach

Santa Clara County

    • Castle Rock State Park 

Contra Costa County

  • Mount Diablo State Park

Alameda County

    • Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (Alameda/San Joaquin counties)

Santa Cruz County

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park 
  • Wilder Ranch State Park 

Other Counties

    • Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (Alameda/San Joaquin counties)
    • Castle Rock State Park (Santa Cruz/Santa Clara/San Mateo counties)
Cutluxe Chef Knife – 8″ Chopping Knife

Cutluxe Steak Knives – Serrated Steak Knife Set of 4

Cutluxe Chef Knife – 8″ Chopping Knife with Olive Wood Handle

Loom & Table Tablecloths

Recipes Inspired by Autumn

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Fall Favorites Recipe Roundup
My Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes
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Fall-Inspired Recipes
A Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal Perfect for Fall
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A Somewhat Healthy, Very Delicious Pumpkin Bread Recipe
A Dinner Fancy Enough for Guests, Easy Enough for Weeknights

Spooky Halloween Treats

5 Easy Ways to Add Halloween Fun to Lunch
Halloween Cake Pop Treats
Ideas for Halloween Food Fun
Easiest Halloween Appetizer Ever

Dining Essentials

1. Nora’s Naturals Single Origin Coffee

2. Crofters Organic Black Currant Just Fruit Spread

3. The Mayonnaise Cookbook

5. Mary’s Gone Crackers

5. HelloFresh Back-to-School Snack and Meal Bundle

6. Meat District Ultimate Grilling Pack

7. Waterloo Black Cherry Sparkling Water

8. Don Pablo Bourbon Infused Specialty Coffee

9. Seedsheet Culinary Container Garden Bundle
10. Tortilla Press Kit by Verve CULTURE | Red Cast Iron Press + Servilletta

11. Undercover Snacks Dark Chocolate & Pumpkin Spice Singles

12. Sweet Chaos Handmade Kettle Corn, Coldstone Creamery Cake Batter Drizzle

Custom Pet Portrait

Custom Pet Portraits

Are you a pet mom? Know of any pet moms in your life? We’ve found the perfect gift for them! You can even send your kiddo off to college with the perfect pillow, blanket, mug, or portrait with their pet’s face. Impersonate Me’s team of artists has created thousands of award-winning pet portraits in their one-of-a-kind art style.

Gifts for the Fall

1. Goliath Doggie Doo Game

2. Blobby’s Pizza Math Card Game

3. MiniOwls Stuffed Animal Toy Storage/Bean Bag Chair Cover

4. Thankful: A Fill-in-the-Blank Keepsake

5. Puzzle Culture’s Kid’s Box (Use cide SFBAM10 for 10% off!)
6. Puro Sound Labs Volume Limited Kids’ Bluetooth Headphones

7. lunii – My Fabulous Storyteller – Children Craft Their own Audio Stories

8. The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids

9. Nomadix National Parks Collection Towel

10. Dominic & Dempsey Vegan Leather Boots
11. T is for Tame – Taming Spray & Matte Cream for Babies+

12. A Grandparent’s Love: Over 200 Quotations Celebrating the Unshakeable Bond and Boundless Joy of Our Most Precious Teachers, Caregivers & Family

Halloween Books

1. The Spooky Wheels on the Bus

2. The Night Before Halloween

3. Big Pumpkin

4. Room on the Broom

5. Hoot Howl Halloween

6. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween

7. Spooky Pookie

8. The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat

9. The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin

10. Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete

11. Pinkalicious: Pink or Treat!

12. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Thanksgiving Books

1. Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George tabbed board book

2. Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving

3. The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings: Stickers Included!

4. Llama Llama Gives Thanks

5. 10 Fat Turkeys

6. Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks!

7. Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving

8. The First Thanksgiving

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