Shop Local this Holiday Season

Shop Local this Holiday Season image of Piedmont AvenueIt’s Small Business Saturday.
That means it’s time to support your favorite local and small brands. And, we are so fortunate to boast of an amazing array of independently-owned shops and services up and down Piedmont Avenue that offer genuinely unique holiday gift ideas.

Here is a list of a few of our favorites in the neighborhood…

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.

Philippa Roberts
4176 Piedmont Avenue
Philippa Roberts features a large selection of her own jewelry plus a variety of her favorite jewelry designers, home accessories, and gifts.

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.

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!

Bella Ceramica
One of the largest selections of fine Italian ceramics in the Bay Area. Handmade gifts from Italy, tableware from Deruta, and murals from Florence to name a few.
3982 Piedmont Avenue

Maple Street Denim
4266 Piedmont Ave
This locally-owned fashion shop specializes in everything denim. They offer quality staples for your wardrobe with their wide range of denim for both men and women. The difference in quality is remarkable, and your clothes will feel better and last much longer. Plus, the owners really know denim and can help you get the best fit possible. (We also love their sale racks!)

Nathan & Co
4025 Piedmont Ave
This is a favorite store to drop in and browse for gifts for all occasions. They have a great selection of unique home decor plus everything from kitchen items to gag gifts to dog collars and greeting cards. Plus they have amazing gift-wrapping skills (for a reasonable price, too).

Spectator Books
4163 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
Peruse their extensive collection of used books at great prices, carefully curated new book selection (including backlist gems and classics), and their unique array of greeting cards, DVDs, puzzles, journals, curios, maps & ephemera.

For the Makers
And, for the makers on your list (or those of us doing handmade gifts), check out these three great shops. Sometimes the perfect tool, book, or great materials will make your recipient so happy.

Blue Door Beads
Offers a wide range of beads, findings, tools, and supplies including unique found materials (such as watch parts, vintage fishing lures, and radio resistors). They also carry handmade gifts.
4167 Piedmont Avenue

Piedmont Fabric
Great selection of fabrics, colors, and prints with an array of buttons, notions, and tools. Fabric for clothing and accessories as well as home projects and upholstery.
4099 Piedmont Avenue

Piedmont Yarn
Purchase your materials for crocheting, knitting, felting, and spinning projects. Their staff is creative and tremendously experienced—a fantastic resource.
4171 Piedmont Avenue

Stop by Piedmont Grocery to say hello and pick up dinner from our to-go section. We have all you need for baking and delicious treat-making…plus, great gifts in our Wine and Spirits Department. And, most of all, shop local this holiday season for all your gifts!

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