Pleasanton and the surrounding area is filled with fantastic locally-owned gift shops, which is pretty helpful this time of year.
Here are six of our favorites:
Since 1994, Berry Patch has been one of the area’s best places to get your hands on the work of local artisans. The wide array of gifts (which includes toys, crafts, and other hand-crafted works) changes constantly, making each visit a new adventure in gift buying.
The Pleasanton Weekly has rated them the best place to buy a gift five times since 2009, so you know they’re doing something right!
With a wide array of gifts you won’t find anywhere else and a staff that is quick to help you find something, Clover Creek is a great stop for those shopping for a gift that will stand out from the crowd.
They specialize in home décor items, so if you have a family member who needs some wall or shelf space filled with something cute, Clover Creek should be a stop on your list.
Brookstone is a chain best known for its interesting gadgets and lifestyle items. If you want something quirky but useful, this is the place to get it.
Think of it like a grown-up toy store, but not the risqué sort ala Spencers. Fun technology, helpful gadgets, and a ton more make this a year-round place to pick up a gift you giftee will actually use.
Packed with closeout deals on a load of brand names, you can never quite predict what Rick’s Picks will have in stock. Furniture. Clothing. Home entertainment. Decorative items. Purses. Kitchen goods. Glassware.
It’s an impressive selection that is constantly changing, and the items here are appropriate for any time of the year. You might even do some shopping for yourself!
Main Street Designs
Located in Livermore, Main Street Designs specializes in home décor and antiques, along with clothing and apparel, jewelry, collectibles, and more.
If your giftee likes things with a vintage twist, Main Street Designs may have what you’re looking for. They’re locally owned and their walls are packed with items, so you should find no shortage of potential gifts here.
Alden Lane Nursery
This Livermore nursery is, as you’d expect, wall-to-wall flowers and plants of all types, but what you might not expect is its fabulous gift shop. Outdoor accessories, yard decorations, and hand-made treats are all great options that are sure to please almost anyone. Plus, all those flowers mean you’ll be set come Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
Pleasanton is such a great place to eat, live, and work, it’s no surprise that it’s also a great place to shop!