Oakland Shops for last minute gifts

Dec 21, 2012 / By Serena
Posted in Good Ideas / San Francisco Bay Area / Travel |

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.

Lovely Pots and French recipes to make in them at Someone's In The KitchenWelcoming window at Urban IndigoStylin' window display at McMullenGlorious houseplants at Crimson Hortgreat stack of books at Laurel Book StoreBold patterned dresses at McMullenGifts under $30 at Urban IndigoTime for cookies at Someone's in the Kitchentree o books at Laurel Book StoreInside Crimson Hort in TemescalCrimson Hort's wall of wonders