Gifts for Kids & Pets

This Holiday Guide is for the ones we most pamper in our lives. Discover home goods, treats, clothes, playthings, and more, all offered by Oakland shops, makers, and service providers for the critters we love.

For the Kids

Adventure Toys and Learning Center
3291 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
We are a toystore that sells your classic toys, childrens books, and baby gifts.


Atomic Garden
5453 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
Atomic Garden was opened with the intention of bringing thoughtfully curated goods that value sustainability, small production and the artisan craft to our Oakland community.


Beast Mode Apparel
811 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
The official clothing brand of Marshawn Lynch. There is only one BEAST MODE it’s part of your genetic makeup – it’s a lifestyle.

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Bella Vita
5511 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
We are proud to sell local and independent designers with a splash of vintage thrown into the mix.


Bird vs. Bird Designs
Bird vs. Bird Designs brings you hand-crafted goods and modern illustration for bird watchers and nature lovers. Designed and produced in the heart of Oakland since 2008.


Children's Fairyland
699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
Books, puppets, T-shirts, and low-tech toys in our gift shop; Fairyland mementos (including Magic Keys) on our online store.
Events - Fairy Winterland, our annual celebration of the winter holidays of many cultures, takes place Dec. 14-23, 12-5pm each day. We'll have Santa visits, parades, and free cider and cocoa for all guests. During Grandparents' Week, Dec. 27-30, all grandparents are admitted free to Fairyland when they're accompanied by a child.


Child’s Play
5858 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
Our Child's Play Box is an affordable, new way to swap out your kiddo's clothes, toys, and books as they are growing faster than you can keep up with.


Creative Growth
355 24th Street, Oakland 94612
Creative Growth Art Center is a non-profit that serves artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition, and representation.


FLAX art & design
1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94612
FLAX art & design, celebrating 80 years in the Bay Area is an independent, family-owned art and craft supply store also specializing in seasonal paper, holiday cards, unique gifts, and fine pens!

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Friends of the Oakland Public Library Bookmark Bookstore
721 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607
We are a used bookstore that raises money for the Oakland Public Library.


Geeky Beaky
As seen on Mashable, Geeksugar, and Apartment Therapy - the original handmade felt phone case for Android.


The Girl and Rhino
Clothing, graphic design, and tees made in Oakland.


Goldenbug Shoes
5509 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
We want to love our kiddos from the ground up. We carry sizes 3-Y4, for babies, toddlers, and big kids. Come on in. We'll measure your feet and fix you up with some new kicks.

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The GridKit
We offer pre-cut kits to make, as well as the Grid Kit boards for creating your own models, designs and construction. The sky really is the limit!


Gymboree Play & Music
3433 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
We are an indoor play space for ages 0-5 that offers memberships, gift certificates, and children's products and toys.


It’s Your Move
4920 Telegraph Ave., Ste. B, Oakland, CA 94609
Established in 2003, we are your Friendly, Local game store with space to play.


Kelly's Corner
3901 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619
Kelly's Corner is a consignment shop offering clothing for kids, women and moms to be. New toys, books (Spanish & bilingual) and nursing bras.


Landmark Ink
We sell original art, Oakland-themed gift, and cards, magnets, keychains, and an Oakland coloring book.


Laurel Ace Hardware
4024 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619
We're the Laurel's holiday hardware store, with solutions to all your home fix-it projects, and lots of great holiday gift ideas too.


Laurel Ellen
I love to sew! My mom taught me how to make doll clothes when I was a little girl and I just kept going. I believe that the things we use daily should be beautiful and I love making practical items in fabrics that make me happy. 


Lisa Yvette's Creative Allure
Creative Allure sells soulful, empowering gifts that reflect culture and sisterhood.

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Local Food Adventures
Say goodbye to the typical East Bay kids birthday party or tired backyard barbecue event where you do all the work and never have time to actually enjoy! Let Local Food Adventures create a memorable celebration with a new twist on a tried and true favorite with our Pizza and Ice Cream Tour Celebrations!

Mamoo creates awe-inspiring bags for adventurous kids with stuff to do and places to go. We believe that kids should be ready to experience a big wide world full of wonder and possibility. Our bags are designed to stimulate their minds and imaginations, carry their most important things - and go with them on their journey. Each bag is made from premium 100% cotton textiles and handmade in Oakland. By keeping production local, we made a conscious decision to ensure the highest quality product and invest in our surrounding community.


Movement Ink
3832 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619
We offer unique screen-printed apparel influenced by the beauty and diversity of the Bay Area.

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Nathan & Co
Nathan & Co offers hoards of heavenly home accessories, from stylish stationery and cheeky greeting cards to brilliant baby gifts.


Oakbrand USA
3016 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602
Creative services for small and commercial businesses, specializing in branding and business identity development, graphic design, custom logo design, digital mock-ups, prototypes, illustration, screen printing, and custom apparel and merchandise.

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Oakland Annex
Oakland Annex is a streetwear collection dedicated to the Town.

Oakland Annex

3419 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
1444 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Apparel, gifts, and more for locals and to spread your love of Oakland.

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Pegasus Books
5560 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
We offer a fantastic selection of new and used books, the most beautiful assortment of holiday cards in the East Bay, and some delightfully unique toys and gifts.

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Rare Bird
3883 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
Rare Bird has a carefully curated gift shop with handcrafted goods. We offer team building workshops and host private art parties. 


Ruby’s Garden
Children's boutique offering the best clothing, gifts for new baby to tween.


Silver Moon Kids
Tea Collection, Under the Nile, Winter Water Factory, and Kickee Pants are a few clothing brands that are available in our store. We carry sizes from 0 to 12.  Feel free to stop by the store to check them out.


Tina Produce
All Tina Produce items are designed, hand screen-printed, and cleverly packaged in Oakland by me, Kristina Basgen, and on occasion a few helpers.


The new platform that helps families save money and reduce waste by connecting them locally to swap free used toys.


Urban Indigo
3339 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
We are a gift shop that specializes in gifts for everybody on your list: jewelry, home, books, accessories, and complimentary gift bags, too!


Warm Things Inc.
6011 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
Warm Things is a bedding store that offers all things warm. We carry everything to dress the bed: cown comforters, pillows, blankets, throws, duvet covers, sheets, mattress pads, and many more.

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Yes & Yes Designs
Made From Books is  a line of jewelry by Yes & Yes Designs that uses unwanted, falling apart, or outdated books as their source material. Each piece is laser cut and assembled with care by us, Laura and Julien Shields, at our workshop in Oakland. We then donate a portion of our profits to support literacy programs world-wide.


For the Pets

Animal Biome
We offer microbiome products to help your pet be healthy from the inside out. Use our microbiome tests to see how your dog or cat compares to healthy animals, and our supplements to restore them to a healthy condition.


Laurel Ace Hardware
4024 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619
We're the Laurel's holiday hardware store, with solutions to all your home fix-it projects, and lots of great holiday gift ideas too.


Leading the Pack
4801 Shattuck Avenue #106, Oakland, CA 94609
We are a dog boutique featuring 100% made in USA toys, treats, and accessories for your furry friend.

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NomNomNow is a pet health company that crafts and delivers fresh, human-grade food for dogs and cats. Each meal is individually custom-portioned for each pet (1 bag = 1 meal), and made fresh to order every week, from whole, restaurant-quality ingredients, and never frozen. Feed fresh this holiday season! Learn more at
Special Offer - We will be offering 20% off your first two boxes of NomNomNow custom made-to-order fresh pet food. Customers can use this link above to activate the offer. Please note that the offer is for new customers only, and cannot be combined with any other offers. Valid: November 26 - December 31. 


3419 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
1444 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Apparel, gifts, and more for locals and to spread your love of Oakland.


Paws & Claws
3436 Dimond Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602
Natural pet food store and grooming spa.


2869 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
RAWR produces handmade raw food for your little lion and some purrfect cat swag for you humans. Come visit our storefront in Oakland.


Real Dog Outfitters
Our gorgeous accessories stay bright and colorful for a lifetime. They are guaranteed not to stretch, absorb moisture, mold, mildew, or rot. These specially crafted leashes have excellent color retention, and are soft and flexible enough to be very comfortable in hand. Both you and your puppy will love the feeling of Real Dog Outfitters gear. 


Slow Burn Glass
In 2002, Goldenberg graduated with a B.F.A. in glass from California College of Arts in Oakland. He has trained at Inferno Glass Studio in New Orleans and Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle. Internationally, he has trained in Murano, Italy. It has been his honor to have trained with well-known glass blowers including Dante Marioni, Lino Tagliapietra, Philip Baldwin, and Monica Guggisberg.