If you are looking for unique gift ideas for Father’s Day this year, you’ll find plenty to choose from in Downtown Alameda’s shops and restaurants. From family pictures to self-defense classes, these are just a few of the interesting gift ideas that you will find in Alameda’s Historic (but hip) Park Street Business District…
Family photos always make a memorable Father’s Day gift that lasts for years. Megan Small Photography (2511 Santa Clara Ave) is offering $50 off the session fee if you book a family session in the month of June. Megan specializes in families and lifestyle portraits. Her portfolio is available at www.megansmall.com. To book an appointment with Megan, call her at (510) 219-6028.
Father’s Day BBQ & Ribs
Planning to take Dad out for a special meal on Father’s Day? C’era Una Volta (1332 Park Ave) is putting together special menus for breakfast and lunch. Dad will especially enjoy Rudy’s famous Tuscan Ribs and other BBQ dishes that will be available in the afternoon. Reservations can be made by calling (510) 769-4828.
The gift of wine is something that Dad can enjoy immediately, or save for a special occasion. Farmstead Cheeses & Wine (inside Marketplace at 1650 Park Street) has a great selection of gift-worthy, Dad-worthy wines for you. To sweeten the purchase, look for a couple of Father’s Day specials to be announced over the next couple of weeks.
For Father’s Day give him what he wants for a relaxing evening…a good drink and a fine cigar. Bonne Vie (1419 Park Street) offers both at terrific prices for this annual occassion. All individual cigars are currently selling for 15% off the regular price and 25% off the entire box. Wine and beer imports are currently 10% off regular prices and 15% off case prices.
Self-Defense or Yoga
Maybe Dad has been talking about doing something different (and fun) to get into shape. Give him a hand by purchasing a package of yoga classes at Yoga Alameda or a package of self-defense classes at Team Silva BJJ. All classes are conveniently located at 1502 Park Street in Downtown Alameda. Call (510) 263-8700 for more info.
Last-Minute Bicycle Gifts
For the gift-buying procrastinators or savvy bargain hunters, Alameda Bicycle (1522 Park Street) has their annual Father’s Day Sale during the weekend of June 19-21. Everything — bikes, accessories, clothing, etc — will be on sale with some of the largest markdowns in the Bay Area, including special orders!
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You’ll always find great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda’s historic Park Street Business District! To learn more about the businesses and events in Downtown Alameda, visit www.ShopParkStreet.com. But look for a new website coming soon!