Oakland Shops for last minute gifts
Don your raincoats and head into Oakland for lots of locally-made gifts for your loved ones! There are so many great spots, here are a few I admire:
Urban Indigo has a colorful array of housewares, jewelry, and other lovely local finds, most between $10 and $30. Plus, gift wrap is free! 3339 Lakeshore Avenue, Grandlake, 510.419.0451
Laurel Book Store is home to an inspired collection of books; it is the kind of place where you kind the perfect book you didn’t know you were looking for. 4100 MacArthur Boulevard, Laurel, 510.531.2073
Crimson Horticultural Rarities, in Temescal, is a haven for design-savvy nature lovers. Also, they stock a ravishing potpourri that’s been made since Napoleon’s time. 470A 49th Street, Temescal, 510.992.3359
Someone’s In The Kitchen is heaven for home chefs. The owner is a baker and she’s been sourcing the best equipment for her warm Montclair shop since 2005. 6128 LaSalle Avenue, Montclair, 510.339.3837
Owl N Wood stocks almost exclusively Bay Area fashion designers in their suave Uptown space. The shoes and sweaters are 10-20% off right now, tempting… 45 Grand Avenue, Uptown, 510.579.1439
Pop-Up Hood Oakland is a hotbed of creativity and style. Check out the current network of shops, all within the stunning blocks of Victorian Old Oakland: McMullen, Crown Nine, Umamnimart, Marion and Rose’s Workshop, Piper and John’s General Goods. All locations near 9th between Broadway and Washington and most shops are open for extended holiday hours.