• WHEN & WHERE: Shop at two places! South Shore Shopping Center  – Tue-Sat 11am-8pm; Sun & Mon 11am-6pm. At 2062 Lincoln Ave @ Willow – Thurs-Sat 10am-8pm. Mon-Wed 11am-6pm. Extended hours start in December!
  • WHAT:  Get your Free Whale Ornament on Black Friday!

Christine Gonsalves and Steve King founded the Whales & Friends on Lincoln Ave in Alameda that you know and love. Christine is the buyer and really knows our tastes and what will enhance our lives and the lives of the friends we care about.

In celebration of Whales & Friend’s 32nd anniversary on Lincoln Ave, they thought it would add to the whimsy and fun for the holidays to bring you a second location for all your gift shopping needs. So they  popped up your favorite holiday store at South Shore Center across from Trabocco Kitchen & Cocktails.

“Opening up the Whales & Friends popup means we can bring more joy to our Bay Area friends,” says Christine. “Over the years we became famous for having a delightful gift for anyone on your gift list – even the crazy uncle.”

Steve designed the popup space. “Filling such a large store front space was a challenge, but I think we’ve been able to capture the flavor of our original smaller Lincoln Avenue store at the South Shore Center, at least that’s been the feedback we’ve gotten from our customers.”

The beauty of this new space is