Every Day is a Gift
At Every Day is a Gift, the Word is Spreading
The opening of Every Day is a Gift on December 11, 2015, was a long time coming. Owner Cindy Balanesi, also proprietress of The Good Day Cafe on Georgia Street in downtown Vallejo, survived many road blocks, including the fire that shut down her restaurant for two years, and the death of her husband. In the end, however, she prevailed, and not only is the Cafe back up and running gloriously, Cindy has opened a new business on Springs Road – Every Day is a Gift.
Every Day is a Gift is a passion Cindy has dreamed of for years, and she believes she was guided to open the shop by her faith in the Lord.
Every Day is a Gift is now the only Christian gift store in Vallejo, but you don’t have to be Christian to go there and be inspired. You will find bibles, rosaries, and crucifixes, mugs, books for both adults and children, music CDs, clothing, housewares, picture frames, greeting cards, magnets, and a line of African-American items, among other things..
There are always people browsing through the hundreds of items tastefully displayed in the large, open space. One local woman looked around in awe and said, “We have found a treasure here. I’m excited to tell everybody I know about Every Day is a Gift.”
As one of the ways Cindy gives back to the community, she sells See’s candy as a fund-raiser, and then donates the proceeds to various non-profits throughout Vallejo. In fact, with a purchase, shoppers are offered a piece to sample. Every Day is a Gift is your place for items of faith, love, and inspiration.
2515 Springs Road Vallejo
Every Day is a Gift has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a unique gift, or an item to soothe your soul, you’ll find it at Every Day is a Gift. Cindy works hard to ensure that the selection of items she offers are happy, fun, inspirational, and spiritual. She attends four different trade shows annually to meet that goal.
Cindy’s assistant Mel describes the shop as “a reaffirmation of faith, and when you walk in, you feel at peace, and all tension leaves you. It’s like saying a little prayer,”…calm and inviting.