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Weekend Tree Delivery!

Weekend Tree Delivery: $20

Tree Delivery

As always, our stores will have freshly cut trees available in a variety of sizes. We’re happy to deliver to your home for $20 on the weekends. Just arrange for delivery at the time of purchase, allowing for a two hour window.

We also have live potted trees, poinsettias, wreaths, garland, and other seasonal plants to make your home more festive.

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Ohh, Baby, Baby!

Cole Hardware Baby Onesies

Baby Onesie

What baby wouldn’t look adorable in a Cole Hardware onesie? These 100% cotton onesies are available in size 12–18 months. Send us your cherub’s picture donning one of our onesies, and we’ll feature it in the Hardware Hotline and send you a $5 gift card. (Sku 960690, $12.99)

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Wreath Workshop



Wednesday, December 14
5:00 pm and 6:00 pm Classes
All Locations • $10

Come and create a holiday wreath with us to adorn your door and warmly welcome guests! We will provide wire wreath forms and fresh Christmas tree branches to build the wreaths, along with a few accessories to customize your creation. We also offer a variety of lights and unique trinkets for sale to decorate your wreath with! The workshop is only $10 to register, which will be reimbursed to you after the class with a $10 Cole Hardware  gift card. We will have refreshments on hand, and children are welcome to attend with a parent. Please sign up at

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Clipper Cards Now at Cole Street!

Clipper® Cards now available at Cole Street!

clippercardsIf you take public transit, even on occasion, nothing beats the convenience of an all-in-one Clipper card. We have become somewhat of a cashless society, due in part to the versatility of our debit and credit cards. Scrambling for the exact fare on a bus, train, or ferry is a hassle, too, especially when riding multiple transit lines.

As an added customer service, our Cole Street store, in addition to our Rockridge and downtown Fourth Street locations, now offers Clipper cards and can fully load them with transit passes, discount tickets, ride book, and cash value. All applicable fares, discounts, and transfer rules are easily tracked. This lets you customize your cards for your own transit needs. You can also use Clipper to pay for parking in a limited number of locations.

The Clipper card can hold multiple passes, ride books, or tickets (which are specific to the transit system being used), as well as up  to $300 in cash value at one time and up to $250 in parking cash value. Cash value on your Clipper card can be used to ride any participating transit system. You can add value (in the form of both passes and cash value) to your card as you go. Use Clipper on Muni, BART, AC Transit, VTA, SamTrans, Calt rain, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, and San Francisco Bay Ferry.

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Holiday Hounds: Pooch Pictures with Santa


Sunday, December 11
2:00pm – 6:00pm
5544 College Avenue, Rockridge
$10, with Proceeds Going to the Oakland SPCA

Most folks would agree that their dogs are part of the family! Bring your canine kids to our Rockridge store on Sunday, December 11, to have their photo taken with Santa Claus. The proceeds will benefit all of the great work that the Oakland SPCA does, and you’ll receive a 5″ x 7″ photo keepsake. Payment can be made at the time of the photo, but please register at so that we have an idea of how many dog treats to have on hand!

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Join Us at Our Anniversary Sale!


At Cole Hardware, we feel incredibly blessed that after more than five decades and the countless changes we see every day in the Bay Area, we are still a part of this wonderful City, and now operating in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood, too. And we’re excited about our new North Beach and SOMA stores opening in the new year!

Our founder, Dave Karp, often regaled us with his fond memories of serving the “love children” of the 1960s and the starving, yet-to-be-discovered musicians of the Haight-Ashbury, including frequent shopper Janice Joplin. (It took Dave a while to figure out why sales of alligator clips were so brisk!) We’ll be celebrating Dave’s legacy this year in our groovy, limited-edition tie-dye T-shirts, created especially for us by artist Norma Brooks. Pick up one of these one-of-a-kind artworks for $24.99, available in men’s sizes small–XL.

Join us as we celebrate 55 years since Dave’s purchase of our flagship store (which has been in Cole Valley since the 1920s). While we will be celebrating with a 20% off sale all day, from 5:00 pm to closing we will be serving our signature Cutting Edge wine, gourmet chocolates, and homemade brownies. (No, not those kind.)

You’ll also receive a free, reusable Cole Hardware shopping bag. Take advantage of this opportunity to pick up last-minute gifts on your shopping list — or to just get started if you’ve procrastinated. Please stop by! Peace — on earth, that is!

Discount off regular retail prices. Offer does not apply to gift cards, postage stamps, Muni passes, Clipper cards, meter cards, special orders, or sale merchandise. Not valid with coupons or other offers. Rewards points do not accumulate.

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Pop-Up Holiday Shoppe and Christmas Trees on Mission Street!

Mission St Treescole_hours_holidayFrom the day after Thanksgiving right up until Christmas Day, we’ll be back on Mission Street selling Christmas trees and holiday decor.

We’ll be open each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 3293 Mission Street at 29th Street — just across from our former Mission location. We’ll have both live and cut trees, garland, poinsettias, lights, lots of decor, gift wrap, and more. I know that many, many folks who were regulars at our Mission Street location had a family tradition of picking out their tree and holiday supplies at the store each year. For others, it was a convenience to have us nearby to select a tree or take home a nice poinsettia. We want to do our best to both honor that tradition and provide convenience to our Mission friends, and thus we bring you this temporary Holiday Shoppe. Please come by and say hello.

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A Brined, Big Green Egg® Bird

Before refrigeration, brining was a traditional method of preserving foods, and it has regained popularity in recent years. A brine done properly can add both juiciness and flavor to a classic roasted turkey or one cooked a grill. Brining penetrates food more thoroughly than a marinade can, yielding a moister turkey, so you won’t have to worry about running out of gravy because your bird is dried out! If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen and cook your bird on a Big Green Egg. Usually the oven is a juggling act of pies, casseroles, and side dishes anyhow! Here’s everything you need to know for a brined turkey cooked on an EGG®.


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Holiday Card Workshop for Kids

Holiday Card Workshop

Join us for our Holiday Card Workshop for Kids!

Saturday, December 3rd
1:00 pm–2:00 pm or 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
All Cole Hardware Stores – $5

Holiday Card Workshop

Grandparents love the handcrafted masterpieces their grandchildren create, and kids will enjoy our hands-on holiday card workshop! They can make a Christmas card for Santa or Grandma and Grandpa or a Hanukkah card for someone special. We’ll provide the card template, envelope, and all the bling for decorating the card. Kids will receive a $5 gift card after the class toward holiday shopping. Children five years of age and older are welcome to the workshop. Visit to sign up. Spaces are limited, so sign up your young Picasso today!

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Organic Gardening Workshop

Organic Gardening Workshop

Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

956 Cole Street – $10 per person

garden1Our friends Colum of Malibu Compost and Stephanie of Espoma will be leading a class at our Cole Valley location on Saturday, November 5, on the benefits of home composting and organic gardening. Composting is the decomposition of food scraps, yard trimmings, and soiled paper products into a rich, earthen material. It’s excellent for enriching garden soil and houseplants. It’s also a crucial way of reducing the volume of trash that we send to our landfills. As cities and counties across the state work toward a 100% waste diversion goal, it’s a simple step to help pitch in. Organic gardening ensures that water runoff from gardens does not send harmful chemicals to our waterways, and ultimately into the Bay and ocean. Malibu Compost offers compost and compost teas that repair your soil’s ecosystem, save water, and serve as a source of humus for plant ing and managing soil health while also emanating energetic life forces to vitalize vegetables, plants, flowers, lawns, gardens, and farms. Its line of Bu’s Blend™  products are handcrafted from a base of dairy cow manure, which is laid in rows to mature and is treated with biodynamic preparations that contain plant materials and minerals designed to increase microbial life and nutrients in the soil. Espoma’s mission is to offer the highest quality, most effective, natural, and organic products for the lawn and garden industry. It achieves this by sourcing the finest and purest natural ingredients available; adhering to strict quality-control garden2standards throughout the production process; and continually improving and testing its products so that they provide generations of gardeners consistent and superior results. Space is limited, so sign up today! Your $10 entry fee will get you a $10 Cole Hardware  gift card, a Cole Hardware  fashion tote, and product samples to start your organic home gardening. Join us for an informative session to answer all of your home composting questions! Visit  to sign up.

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