Holiday Shopping on the Avenue

Holiday Shopping on the AvenueHere are a few more neighborhood favorites. We are spreading love around the Avenue for some local holiday shopping. Piedmont Avenue shopping boasts an impressive list of great, independently-owned shops and services. So, do some exploring while selecting your holiday gifts.

Stores are taking orders online for in-store or curbside pickup, shipping orders, taking appointments, and also doing walk-ins. It varies from store to store, so check their website to find out the best way to shop.

Check out our Shop Local post from November 22nd for the first part of the list, and here is our next installment…

J. Miller Flowers and Gifts
4416 Piedmont Avenue
Their flowers are always fresh and the arrangements are beautiful. They also carry candies and chocolates, balloons, wreaths and plants.

Owl and Company Bookstore
3941 Piedmont Avenue
Specializing in everything out of the ordinary. They carry thousands of used books, pamphlets, magazines & journals. Their strengths include Nature, the exact and inexact Sciences, Languages, Travel, Spirituality, Literature, Latin America and Technology.

The Rare Bird
3883 Piedmont Avenue
Rare Bird has a carefully curated gift shop with wonderful handcrafted goods. And, they also host creativity and wellness workshops and as well as private art parties.

4135 Piedmont Avenue
Resurrect is relatively new to the Avenue. They specialize in handcrafted apparel, local goods, and fair trade wearables. They feature over 75+ artists and designers from Oakland and beyond.

Stranded Records
14 Glen Avenue
If you are (or someone on your gift list is) into vinyl, you have got to pay a visit to this record store. It has an excellent and diverse selection of new and used, rare and unusual records. And they are producing and promoting live music as well as in-store performances.

They are stylistically across the board, carrying jazz, international, folk and country, a lot of rock, and punk. Their owners are associated with the record label Superior Viaduct.

For the makers on your list, check out these three great shops. Sometimes the perfect tool, book, or great materials will make your recipient so happy.

Twisted Thistle Apothicaire
4156 Piedmont Ave
Great gifts for open minds including herbal teas, crystals, tarot, books, essential oils, fun and challenging flow toys, nose-tantalizing incense, and the list goes on and on!
Twisted Thistle Apothecary is open for in-store, curbside pickup & phone/mail Orders

And, while you are on the Avenue, stop by our store and grab some lunch or pick up something for dinner!


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