It's that time of year again, and we're not talking about Christmas, Hanukkuh, Thanksgiving, nor Kwanza. We're talking about Small Business Saturday. This year, as you look to fill those stockings, we hope you'll consider shopping at a Downtown Pleasanton small business!
Here are our favorite picks for everything from getting you through the eight days of Hanukkuh to stocking stuffers and piles of presents under the tree. It's a holiday gift guide for homebodies, and the finds are sure to keep everyone cozy.
1. Hot Chocolate Bombs
Candy King on Main Street stocks specialty candies and chocolates. (We have a soft spot for those Milka bars.) Stop in a grab a few hot chocolate bombs for a stocking stuffer that will delight kids and adults alike.
2. The Wine Steward
Gift a bottle of wine from the Wine Steward. The shop features an impressive local and international selection from Bordeaux to Burgundy, Livermore Valley to Sonoma.
3. Pom-Pom Beanies from Girlfriends Boutique
On chilly, foggy mornings, a beanie is definitely appreciated. The boutique also stocks many other cozy (and stylish!) finds for the fashionista in your life!
4. Retro Ornaments
American Harvest is well known for their superb selection of antiques. Deck the halls—and your tree—with their dazzling selection of vintage ornaments and decorations.
5. Inklings Journal
One of our favorite coffee shops just launched a beautiful journal. The artist, dreamer, and writer in your life will appreciate this thoughtful gift beneath their tree.
6. Town Center Books
Whether you choose a gift card or a personal book, it's always nice to give someone the excuse to curl up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate and a good story.
7. Cozy Sweaters at Primm Boutique
There's no shortage of trendy pieces at Primm. Whether you're popping in for a cardigan or a handful of accessories, it's certain you'll come away with a little more than you planned.
8. Cadbury Chocolate
Besides being a beloved neighborhood grocer, Gene's Fine Foods stocks some fine food indeed—Cadbury is only the beginning.
9. Clean Beauty Products
Good Common Sense crafts handmade lotions, soaps, mud masks, scrubs, and more. They don't call Wendy, the owner, the queen of bath bombs for nothing!
10. Local Artwork
Pop into Studio Seven for fine art, handcrafted jewelry, glass, and sculpture from nationally recognized artists.