Shop Your Way Through the East Bay Suburbs

Dec 1, 2021

Get to know the East Bay suburbs while you shop for everyone on your list.

The holidays are a perfect time to explore the East Bay suburbs — especially when these incredible shopping spots are on your list.


Danville is home to countless locally-owned boutiques. Stroll through town and check out local go-tos Lemon and Cottage Jewel, two great spots for unique home goods. Have a fashionista on your list? Be sure to check out Flaunt Boutique or Ella J. We also love gourmet treats from Danville Chocolates and old-fashioned favorites from Sweet Street.

For athletic gear, don’t miss Beyond Active and Forward Motion Sports — and, local tip: both spots host outdoor workouts. Another fave? Bliss, which sells clothing, accessories, jewelry, home goods and more.


Downtown Pleasanton is perfect for an afternoon of holiday shopping and exploring. Every season the community goes all out, with beautiful and festive light displays.

While you’re browsing, pop into Girlfriends Boutique for women’s fashion and accessories and bohemian-inspired Primm Boutique. Our locals also love Good Common Sense for stocking stuffers — the shop sells natural beauty and bath products and other eclectic finds.

Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek is a go-to for holiday shoppers. While you’re visiting, swing through Tellus, the town’s micro-roaster, for a pour over before hitting the shops. It’s also a great spot to pick up fresh-ground coffee and other gifts for the well-caffeinated on your list.

From here, make your way to JBJ Curated Goods to browse their collection of handbags and fine jewelry. For unique gifts, visit Makers Market — there are a few locations around the Bay Area, so you may already be familiar with this popular shop. The store sells American-made must-have ideas for gifting — we’ve got our eye on the cocktail mixers and aromatherapy mists.

Just down the street is Five Little Monkeys. Here you’ll find creative and sustainable toys for kids of all ages. And the family-owned boutique Wish is a great spot to go when you don’t know exactly what you are looking for. They sell lots of unique gifts from home goods to jewelry to baby clothes.

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