Holiday shopping 2018: Where to shop locally near BART
We've entered the busiest shopping season of the year. If you're like most people, you'll probably do some shopping online, but if you're looking to add a personal touch to the gift-giving experience, check out our holiday map (view larger version) with gift-giving ideas up and down the BART line.
12th St./Oakland City Center
1444 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Nothing says I love “The Town” more than picking up one of Oaklandish’s iconic T-shirts. The store is a certified B Corp, and donates a portion of its proceeds to local grassroots nonprofits committed to bettering the Oakland community.
16th St. Mission
425 S. Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103
Get a gift that’ll last (if you remember to water it) at Roots in the Mission District, which specializes in indoor plants and terrariums.
1542 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
All clothes in Viscera are USA-made, and there’s also a variety of 3D-printed jewelry, candles, perfumes and home goods.
24th St. Mission
Love & Luxe
1169 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Treat yo self or a special someone to one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry. Nothing says “I love you” like some bling-bling.
2905 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
Furry friends deserve holiday gifts too! Find unique, leather collars for your pup and get ready for tons of compliments at the dog park.
Balboa Park (SF)
1935 Ocean Ave., San Francisco, CA 94127
The Bay Area is home to many cyclists, and you’re bound to have some bike lovers among your friends and family. Ocean Cyclery sells gifts like cycling shoes, fashionable bike bags and of course, bikes! Gift cards are also available for purchase.
Castro Village Shopping Center
Village Drive, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Treat yourself or your family to a creative art class at Aran's Color & Glaze, or shop for jewelry, gifts and sweets.
Civic Center/UN Plaza
500 Grove St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Located in Hayes Valley, this stationary and sundries store is a must on your list for the bachelorette on your list. The shop is full of sweet, unique gifts.
7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621
What better way to spend the holiday then with Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green? Buy Warriors tickets for the sports fanatic in your life.
2995 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City, CA 94014
Treat the Katniss Everdeen in your life to an archery lesson at this indoor range. Rumor has it you can get a deal here on Groupon.
Rockin Robbies East Bay Music
1835 Colfax St., Concord, CA 94520
Is learning to play a new instrument your New Year’s resolution? Want to begin your little Mozart’s musical career? Pick up any instrument at Rockin Robbies (and maybe some ear plugs for when your budding musician is practicing).
2455 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Amoeba has been supplying Berkeley locals with music since 1990, and it’s a legendary place for music fans in the Bay Area and beyond. You can find CDs, vinyls, DVDs, merchandise and more here.
SF Premium Outlets
2774 Livermore Outlets Dr., Livermore, CA 94551
Premium BARTable retail therapy. Need we say more? Board the Wheels Bus Route 14 to the Outlets.
El Cerrito Plaza
160 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530
A one-pound box of chocolate won’t hurt you or a loved one. You know you want to.
Ferry Building Marketplace
Ferry Building, One, San Francisco, CA 94111
It’d be difficult to walk out with just one gift after a trip to the Ferry Building Marketplace. Merchants such as Book Passage, Frog Hollow Farm and Health Ceramics have gifts galore.
2720 Mowry Ave, Fremont, CA 94538
Pro tip: If gift wrapping isn’t your strongest skill, get all your gifts wrapped here. While you’re there, pick up some last minute decorations and stocking stuffers.
The Fruitvale Village
3340 E 12th St. Ste 1, Oakland, CA 94601
Located right off the Fruitvale BART station, this shopping center has spots like a bike shop, jewelry store, and outdoor vendors.
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 9413
Book worms will dig Bird & Beckett Books’ eclectic selection of books, vinyl and postcards. Plus, stop in for one of their open mic jazz nights — it won’t disappoint.
Books on B
1014 B St., Hayward, CA 94105
Visit this independent bookstore that’s all about the community. There are new, used, quirky and rare reads here, along with Books on B swag like T-shirts, mugs and pint glasses.
Learning Express Toys
3568 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
Find some educational and fun toys for your little ones. Bonus points: Learning Express Toys offers free gift-wrapping.
Oakland Museum of California gift shop
1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607
Jewelry, bags, lotion, posters and more. You can find something for anyone and everyone here.
4075 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Enter and feel all of the good vibes. While you’re there pick up some crystals, incense, herbs and oils for your special, supernatural someone. Plus you can get a tarot card reading while browsing.
Bacchus Wine Shop
25 Hillcrest Blvd, Millbrae, CA 94030
A nice bottle of wine is always a welcomed gift.
648 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94104
This is a go-to spot to find high-quality, imported Japanese confections, such as mochi, cakes and cookies. You can buy single items or choose from the store’s various gift box sets.
1611 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703
Come enjoy the sweet life and grab some gifts for your loved ones who enjoy baking. There are also supplies for cake decorating, sugar art and chocolate and candy making.
276 Village Sq., Orinda, CA 94563
Get all of the small town feels and support this local bookstore that has titles for the whole family.
Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre
Buy Buy Baby
3250 Buskirk Ave. Ste 300A, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Know any parents who are expecting? Or ones who already have a new baby in their family? If so, they’ll surely love a gift from Buy Buy Baby, which has a wide assortment of baby gear, furniture, clothes, toys and other supplies.
Westfield San Francisco Centre
865 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Endless shopping options can be bad for your wallet, but so much fun for the holidays!
Rich City Rides
1500 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA 94801
Gift someone a hot rod bike — don’t forget to buy the matching helmet.
Shops along College Avenue
Walk up and down College Avenue and find a variety of local businesses to support.
The Shops at Tanforan
1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066
Hop off BART and enter retail therapy.
San Francisco Int'l Airport
Who doesn’t love a surprise getaway?
110 Pelton Center Way San Leandro, CA 94577
One of the first open malls in California. Take a stroll, shop and get your grub on.
1785 Decoto Rd., Union City, CA 94587
If you don’t know about Daiso yet, you should. It’s a Japanese variety-store chain with housewares, toys, stationery, decorations, bento supplies, gifts and Japanese snacks for very cheap prices.
A long day of shopping from a wide variety of stores awaits you.
Stoneridge Shopping Center
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Shop until you drop.
Give the gift that can’t be re-gifted: classes in glass blowing, blacksmithing, welding, woodworking, jewelry, ceramics and more.