With the holidays just about here, shop local in Oakland for a more unique gift. No basic gifts out here! 


For Your "Music Is Life" Cousin

Records from: 1-2-3-4-Go! Records

Nothing brings back nostalgia like walls and walls of vinyl. Whether you are looking for a special release, or want to trade in an old favorite, they has you covered. Sample your favorite record at the telephone booth listening station and make sure you snap a pic in their famous photo booth before heading out.

1-2-3-4 Go! Records listening station

Other Oakland Record Stores

For Your "#BecauseFashion" Sibling


Pins/Water Bottles/Accessories from: Oaklandish

They are known for the designs on tees, but they also partner with other local businesses on designs that promote civic pride and celebrate Oakland spirit that is often imitated, but never replicated. Stop by here for uniquely Oakland merchandise. 

Oaklandish Holiday Giveaway 2018

PC: www.oaklandish.com

Beanies/Hats: BOSK

Stunt this holiday season with some fresh clothing from BOSK in Old Oakland. They bring you quality brands and a pocket friendly prices. Check them out for your last minute holiday shopping.

Other Cool Apparel Shops

For Your "Special" Friend

A Special Gift from: Feelmore

Adult Retail Establishment specializing in mature products as well as vintage pieces, fine erotic art, vintage magazines, albums and Antiquarian books.

Drinks from: Alkali Rye Beverage Shop

Plum Bar

Located in the Grand Lake District, they highlight underrepresented talent (Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Women, & LGBTQ) and businesses that utilize environmentally sustainable practices. Alkali Rye focuses on selling an intentional and focused selection of wine, spirits, beer, coffee, tea. 

Other Uniquely Curated Shops

For Your "Wait... Come Here, Let Me Fix Your Hair" Parent

Beer from: An Oakland Ale Trail Brewery

A trip to Oakland isn’t complete without tasting a little local flavor. Like everything else in Oakland, our beer scene is a little different. Oakland’s breweries are created and housed all over the city, but the beer quality is second to none. 

The Good Hop beer

Spices from: Spice Shop

Named one of the world's best spice shops by Food & Wine Magazine, Oaktown Spice Shop offers the freshest, most delicious, high-quality spices and hand-mixed spice blends in the Bay Area.

Fiesta Mexicana Gift Box

PC: www.oaktownspiceshop.com

Succulents from: Crimson Horticultural Rarities

Crimson is a boutique nursery in Temescal Alley. They specialize in unique botanicals and beautiful, handmade objects, pottery and a variety of goods for the body and home. 

Temescal Alley shopping - Crimson

PC: Crimson Horticultural Rarities

Other Parental-Approved Shops

For Your "I Don't Know What The Hell To Get You, But Hope You Like It" Coworker


Kettle Corn from: Peters Kettle Corn

There you will find 8+ different flavors of popcorn on a given day with flavors such as their Sea Salted Caramel Corn, Horchata, Cheddar Cheese, Spicy Chipotle Lime, Saigon Cinnamon Sugar, Maple Bacon Caramel Corn and much more!

Coffee from: Bicycle Coffee/ Blue Bottle Coffee/ Red Bay Coffee 

In short... mostly everyone drinks coffee.

Blue Bottle

PC: www.bluebottlecoffee.com

Other Roasteries