Shop Local – Finding Unique Gifts in Downtown Alameda

Downtown Alameda has a terrific collection of shops and restaurants. Did you know that by shopping or dining at a small business in Alameda, you’re not only showing your support for local businesses but you’re also investing in this island community, helping to preserve Alameda’s unique charm. When shopping local, a greater share of every dollar spent is recirculated into our local economy. Be an Alameda Island Shopper!

This week’s featured local businesses: Unique Gift Shops

Bead Inspirations Alameda

Bead Inspirations: original jewelry

Artistic Home Studio (1419 Park Street)
More than a workshop… Artistic Home Studio is the place to find beautiful artisan-made items including hand-painted furniture, decorative mosaics, and stained & fused glass accessories.

Bead Inspirations (1544 Park Street)
Want to inspire the creativity of a young person in your life? Bead Inspirations has an awesome new selection of kits for teens, from dreamcatchers to friendship bracelets to jewelry designer starter kits to bead boxes.

Bonne Vie Fine Spirits & Cigars (1419 Park Street)
At Bonne Vie, you will be treated to a hand-picked assortment of fine wines, craft brews, hand-rolled cigars, and accessories from around the world at the best value and quality we can find.

Daisy’s (1347 Park Street)
Necessities, Frivolities, & Embellishments for everyday life!… You’ll find warm and elegantly whimsical gifts at Daisy’s.

Dandelion Flowers & Gifts (1419 Park Street)
In addition to wonderful flower arrangements, Dandelion Flowers offers a variety of gifts including candles, soaps, lotions, and cards. Local artisans are featured on a rotating basis so you will find something interesting with every visit. 

Himalayan Gift Shop Alameda

Himalayan Gift Shop: handwoven hats

GOODS (2537 Santa Clara Ave)
Goods provides quality accessories for everyday life. Find a wide range of items, from quality household decor and handwoven bags to decadent chocolates and bar accessories.

Himalayan Gift Shop (1623 Park Street)
Find unique gifts for any occassion at Himalayan Gift Shop including incredibly priced handcrafted clothing, purses, and jewelry from India, Nepal, and Tibet.

Namaste Craft & Gifts (1415 Park Street)
Namaste Craft & Gifts brings items from all corners of the world to our local community. You’ll find handcrafted and fair trade gifts from the South Pacific Islands, Asia, Africa, South America, and everywhere inbetween.

Sumbody and the Sumtime Spa (1350 Park Street)
Sumbody offers a terrific variety of all-natural skin and body care products. In addition, gift certificates from the Sumtime Spa can round out a thoughtful gift package.

The Pantry by Alameda Natural Grocery (1650 Park Street)
The Pantry is THE Alameda destination to outfit your favorite home chef’s kitchen with all the coolest time-saving gadgets! The Pantry is located inside the Alameda Martketplace.

Honour Brand posters at Vintiq Alameda

Vintiq – posters by Honour Brand

Therapy Home (1428 Park Street)
Therapy provides a little something for everyone! It’s an eclectic circus offering everything from one-of-a-kind vintage finds to custom locally handmade accessories.

To Herb With Love (1336 Park Street #A)
To Herb With Love is filled with wonderful vintage inspired jewelery, sunglasses, and a vast array of other accessories that will make your loved ones sparkle!.

Vintiq (2305 Santa Clara Ave)
“Decor, Fashion, and Resurrected Artifacts” — that’s what you will find at Vintiq. Alameda’s newest artisan shop offers antiques and crafts by local and not-so-local artists including heritage posters by Honour Brand.

Make local businesses a part of your holiday tradition. Let the merchants in Downtown Alameda help you find your holiday gifts, jewelry, clothing, toys, books, and much more!

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