No matter the season or occasion, I can always count on Lemon Gift Shop in Downtown Danville for the perfect gift. Local owner and founder of Lemon Gift Shop, Sara Weymouth’s grandmother used to tell her, lemons are great for your skin, detoxing the body and all natural cleaning product. Sara took this idea of a super fruit that can do it all and created Lemon, a gift shop so versatile that you would be hard pressed to not find a gift for someone on your list (and while you are at it, yourself!).
Sara was raised in the East Bay and then graduated from business school with her BS in Business Marketing. After 10 years in Corporate America, two small side businesses and the birth of her youngest of 3 babies, she was ready to take the risk of a lifetime and launch Lemon. When Sara first came up with the idea for Lemon, friends questioned how she would be able to carry all the different categories in her shop to solve their gifting needs without having a store cram packed with stuff. Sara’s selective buying has created a store with the best of the best; focusing on organic, all natural products, many of which are made locally. Throw in full blown gift wrap (a rarity these days) and Lemon is making it so easy to grab a gift you will be proud to give and most importantly, someone will be thrilled to receive.
Usually it takes 1-2 years for a business to see a profit, but Sara took control of every cent that came and left the business, handled all of the marketing, customer service and buying for the store. Lemon was a pop up shop for a few months before Sara decided to open the Danville Location. Within a year she launched Lemon’s E-commerce site and then quickly followed with a second location in Lafayette. What started as an idea and a one woman show has quickly grown into a bustling business with over 50 vendors, ten employees, two store locations, a website, and that is just the beginning. Lemons really are a super fruit and Lemon really is a super store!
Lemon Gift Shop
178 East Prospect Avenue
Danville CA 94526
By Megan Scott, Resident since 2010