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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
In short... mostly everyone drinks coffee.