Here are the 2022 Top 5 Best Gift Shops as voted for by residents in Alameda and throughout the East Bay:
Whales & Friends
The Alameda Magazine Winner in the category of Best Gift Shops in Alameda in 2022 is:
Whales & Friends
Featured 2022 Best of Alameda Best Gift Shops
Magpie & Thorn is a purveyor of rare, strange, and unusual plants, pottery, garments, gifts, unique living arrangements, and interior plant-scaping services in Alameda, CA. As a small business owner, I am passionate about discovering and bringing the finest of local artists, makers, inventors, food hawkers, growers, as well as those from around the world to Magpie & Thorn. I believe a shop should be like a special moment in time, a place to escape and feel peace and amazement. I invite all to come into the eclectic, inclusive, and inquisitive world of Magpie & Thorn.
About the Top 5 Best Gift Shops in the 2022 Best of Alameda
Alameda Magazine’s Best of Alameda was born with the idea to give readers in Alameda and throughout the East Bay a chance to voice their opinions on their personal ‘Family Favorite’ choices for Best Gift Shops and all kinds of everyday categories. The program has evolved over the years, and hopefully, with a lot of input from our readers, we’ve been able to make it better and better.
The voting for Best of Alameda Best Gift Shops is conducted in a two-round process. The first round occurs in the month of February with open write-in nominations for reader’s favorite Best Gift Shops taking place. Write-in nominations continue to be open until the middle of April.
As the nomination period for Best Gift Shops in the first round comes to a close in mid April, shortly after, the second round opens with the top nominee Best Gift Shops being selectable in this final round of voting during the month of April and May. Write-in nominations are no longer available, and voters are open to select their favorite Best Gift Shops from among those that are listed.
The final winners are posted in July
We hope you enjoy! And we hope you cast your vote next year!