Our Aim

is to make make gifting easy, stress-free, quick and original.


I’ve always enjoyed giving gifts… birthdays, holidays, hostess, just because… I love them all!  It excites me to find something special and different, and then make it look beautiful so that the receiver is excited at first sight. That is why I decided to open The Store Next Door and share that love with you.

I have met so many fabulous, passionate, makers and creators while filling this space. Their stories are inspiring and their products are fabulous!

I work hard to shop local whenever I possibly can and have extended that concept in creating this store.  We work solely with small business owners in the United States, with a focus on locally owned businesses in the Bay Area. When you buy from The Store Next Door, not only are you supporting us, but several other small businesses.

The Store Next Door was created so that you can grab a fun little something for yourself, or you can let me or my team create a fabulous decorative gift bin, small or large, for a bestie, a family member or even a client. I hope you enjoy shopping and visit again and again when you are in need of something to make someone feel special…even if that someone is you!

Cheers and XO

Ame Van Dyke

Ame Van Dyke Owner of The Store Next Door, Santa Rosa