It’s hard to decide what the best part of shopping during the holidays is, the joy of tracking down the perfect gift for someone or getting a chance to say hi to all the wonderful business owners in Pleasanton. It’s such a great community!
Whichever it is - a little bit of both, really - the good news is that there are a LOT of great places to get a gift here.
Here, we’re going to suggest five great spots to get unique gifts this holiday season. We welcome your recommendations, so if you know of others, tell us in the Facebook comments!
Clover Creek Gifts
This is a staple of Pleasanton for good reason. With a huge assortment of gifts you won’t find anywhere else and employees who are quick to help you find the perfect gift, Clover Creek is an ideal stop for anyone shopping for a gift that will stand out from the crowd.
This shop specializes in home décor items, making it a good choice when shopping a family member who needs some wall or shelf space filled with something nice. If that fits the bill, Clover Creek should be a stop on your list.
The Gourmet Works
You can never go wrong with candy and tasty treats, especially around the holidays. The Gourmet Works has all the variety of sweets and chocolates you’d expect, plus a huge array of jams, jellies, teas, and lots of other tasty goodies.
They have traditional chocolate assortments for the holidays, plus lots of offbeat and interest gourmet food items you will love giving as a gift!
For close to 25 years, Berry Patch has been one of Pleasanton’s best places to buy items made by talented local artisans. The large selection of gifts (including toys, crafts, and other hand-made items) is constantly being rotated, making each time you stop in a new adventure in gift buying.
The Pleasanton Weekly has called Berry Patch the best place to buy a gift five times since 2009, so they must be doing something right!
Amy’s Hallmark Shop
It’s not gift-giving season without cards, right? Amy’s Hallmark Shop provides exactly what you expect, with a huge assortment of cards for every occasion plus an array of simple, easy gifts all in one spot. When you’re in a pinch and can’t decide what to get someone, shops like this make it easy.
Loaded with affordable closeout merchandise from a wide array of brand names, you can never really predict what Rick’s Picks will have in stock – and that’s makes gift shopping fun!
Furniture. Clothing. Home entertainment. Decorative items. Purses. Kitchen goods. Glassware. Rick’s has a varied selection that is always changing, making this an excellent place to come across that gift idea you hadn’t previously considered.
We love shopping in this town, in no small part because the people and businesses here are amazing, so we know this list on just scratches the surface.
Know of a great local gift shop with interesting gifts? Let us know about it in the comments!