Store Information

Heart’s Delight Gift Store

Our gift store serves parents, children, teachers and the local community by offering resources, materials and tools.

We offer materials and tools that:

  • Support Waldorf education and lifestyles
  • Encourage and foster creativity and healthy, imaginative play
  • Support parents, family life and community
  • Inspire and foster spiritual activity and inner development

The store offers Waldorf school supplies, inspiring natural materials and tools for handcraft groups, workshops and class supplies for artists and craftspeople. We provide beautiful items emphasizing quality, natural materials and craftsmanship for the care of infants and young children through adults. Heart’s Delight is a resource for festival celebrations, self-care, planned gift giving and spontaneous moments of appreciation.

Many of our items cannot be found at the local retail establishments and unlike purchasing online, you can come touch and see what you are purchasing before buying.  For your convenience, we have summarized our store inventory below.

Heart’s Delight has an extensive selection of books on: Waldorf education; child development; current educational and parenting issues; children’s literature, poetry and music; cooking and organic gardening; health, illness and death; Anthroposophy; festivals, celebrations; arts and crafts; adult spirituality and inner development.

We proudly serve as an important point of contact, offering good will and education for community members and the greater local community.

The store is open to the public during week days. Please call the store directly at 650.209.9411 or e-mail store@waldorfpeninsula.org for regular, holiday and summer hours.

 

Store Inventory

Accessories

Perfect for gift giving or just for you, our accessory department stocks bags, jewelry, costumes and clothing including a wide variety of scarves and shawls.  We source our adornments from all over the world and are sure there is something for everyone to enjoy from the littlest princess to the masculine teen.

Books

We have searched the publishers far and wide to provide you with a superb collection of fine books to read and enjoy.  We carry many hard-to-find books from Steiner Books and pride ourselves on offering a superior collection of children’s fiction.  Because we value good stories, you are sure to find a wide selection of books you will enjoy reading to your children or feel confident when they choose something to read to themselves.  Our picture books have been especially selected to bring beautiful artwork and story lines that will inspire the young reader.

Arts and Crafts

Making items from beautiful materials is ingrained in our Waldorf community.  We invite the artist in you to come browse our raw materials and see if you are inspired to create beauty in your own home.

We support yarn and felt artists, painters and other two-dimensional artists, candle-makers, doll-makers and puppeteers.  We carry many arts and crafts books so there is sure to be something to please your inner budding artist.

If you are just beginning to explore a new artistic medium, let us know and we will endeavor to help you get started by gathering quality supplies for you to bring home.

Our color products contain high-quality pigment that will surely please the most discerning amateur artist.  We also carry art supplies that would make a seasoned artist smile.  You will find that investing in good art materials will make creating art more pleasing and will be less prone to fading.

Household

Bringing beauty into the home is soothing and we support you in your efforts to make your home a peaceful retreat where you can nurture your loved ones.

We carry a selection of artwork, baskets, beeswax and soy candles, décor, gardening and kitchen supplies, nature table ornaments and treasures from around the world.   We also carry local beeswax candles and honey from here in Los Altos.

Musical Instruments

Everyone can be a musician and we have the instruments to prove it.  Why not start a family band by exploring the variety of instruments we have to offer?  There are simple ‘note-makers’ that a child four years and up could manage or you could procure a lovely wooden flute for the serious musician in your family.  Bring home a song book and find out how much fun it is to sing and play music together.  Even your teen will agree sometimes it is fun to bang a drum.

Personal Care

Put your best face forward by picking up some of our lovely personal care items.  We proudly offer Dr. Hauschka, Weleda and NatAlchemy skin care products.  These items are made with your well-being in mind and consist of natural ingredients with no artificial color, fragrance or preservatives.

Not feeling quite up to the daily routine?  Come browse our wonderful selection of Uriel Pharmacy and Weleda wellness products.  We have resource books to help you pick the right remedy for what is ailing you.

School/Art Supplies

To succeed in school, students need the right tools to complete the task.  We offer school supplies that support the Waldorf curriculum and young artists.

We carry Lyra, Stockmar, Caran d’Ache, watercolor paper, brushes, ‘chubby’ color pencils, watercolor pencils, artist chalk and pastels, modeling wax and clays and a wide selection of calligraphy/ink pen tips and barrels.

Stationary

Once you discover our store, you will want to invite your friends to stop in and see the amazing collection of stationary we have to offer.  We have cards made by stellar local, national, and international artists.  The selection often changes so if you love writing notes, stop by often.

We also carry beautiful calendars and posters.

Toys

With so much fun, how could you resist?  Come celebrate the child in you and the children in your life by browsing our beautiful collection of toys.  We offer wood and silk toys, puzzles and games made from high-quality cardboard with soy ink, fluffy puppets to spur the imagination and a wide variety of Waldorf inspired dolls that your children would love to adopt. Our toys are intended to inspire hours of play, stimulate the imagination and encourage children to try out new skills.  We spend months finding delightful appropriate toys so you can confidently pick just the right one for the little person in your life.

Seasonal

No shop would be complete without seasonal items.  We offer a wonderful selection of items to help you celebrate seasonal holidays.  We are always on the lookout for new, fabulous items so keep visiting often and you may find just that perfect item to become the next family heirloom.

 

Contact Information

Heart’s Delight Gift Store
11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos, CA 94024
Store Manager
650.209.9411 | store@waldorfpeninsula.org