This is the go-to place in Alameda for holiday gifts for those of all ages. I’ve found great stuffed animals and toys for the kids, beautiful jewelry for my sister and mother, and I even found a nique purse and scarf for my mother-in-law. This place is my solution to the “hard to buy for” including me. You can even get a free 2011 calendar with any purchase.
Their holiday hours are: Mon–Sat 10–9 and Sun 10–6.
Whales and Friends is located at 2060 Lincoln Ave (at Willow St) in Alameda and can be reached at (510) 769-8500.