Looking for that perfect Christmas gift? Tired of impersonal online shopping or the cavernous “Big Box” stores? Look no further than Manzanita, where a wide variety of unique shops, restaurants and lodging options offer perfect, personal gift ideas.
No home is complete without art. Locally made, original art is available at Polaris Gallery, 4th Street Gallery, and Amanita Gallery. Hoffman Center For The Arts has special gallery hours where you can view and buy pieces by local artists.
How about something cozy and warm to wear while doing a little beachcombing? T-Spot, Bahama Mama’s, Oregon Coast Clothing Company, Unfurl and Syzygy all offer a wide variety of unique, stylish, “beachy” apparel.
For all you book worms out there, nothing says Christmas at the beach like curling up next to a fireplace with a good book. Hundreds of great titles are available at Cloud & Leaf Bookstore.
Give the gift of relaxation with a massage and beauty treatments from Pauseful or spa manzanita. Or good health from Yoga Roots Studio or Center For Contemplative Arts. If fitness is on your list of resolutions for 2019, check out Fit Manzanita
For the kid on your list – or your inner child – check out the selection of games and toys at Toylandia, then go next door to satisfy your holiday sweet tooth at Manzanita Sweets.
If you have an aspiring artist in the family, don’t forget to stop by Free Hand for all your art supply needs.
Salt & Paper is bursting with greeting cards, art supplies, lawn décor and salt water taffy.
Feel good about your purchase at Moxie, where clothing, jewelry and gift items support fair trade.
Rain or shine, no holiday is complete without a little outdoor exercise. You’ll find it at Manzanita Links!
Don’t forget Fido! Everything your four-legged friend could want for Christmas is available at Four Paws on the Beach. They can even get their picture taken with Santa Claus on December 22 from 2 pm to 4 pm.
How about a home away from home? Vacations make a great gift and Manzanita Beach Getaway Vacation Rentals and Sunset Vacation Rentals each offer a wide inventory of vacation homes to plan your 2019 family trip in style! Don’t feel like cleaning up your home after the holidays? Each company offers local cleaning services.
The Houses on Manzanita Beach are vacation rentals restored to their original charm with modern updates and conveniences
An oceanfront stay at Sunset Surf or the intimate Ocean Inn is a great gift and each gives you a front seat to fantastic views and winter storms.
Both Inn at Manzanita and Spindrift Inn are just blocks from the beach and offer cozy comfort.
Stylish Coast Cabins is the perfect getaway for two in a secluded environment.
And the homey, comfortable San Dune Inn is centrally located near shops and restaurants.
Planning your next big event? Check out Pine Grove Community House, the perfect spot for all gatherings large and small.
When lunch rolls around, fill up on local fare at San Dune Pub or Big Wave Cafe.
Both Manzanita Grocery & Deli and Manzanita Fresh Foods offer full-service delis and holiday staples. And Mother Nature’s Natural Foods has a wide variety of organic items.
Head south of the border with dine-in or take-out options at Left Coast Siesta and El Trio Loco 2
When you’ve checked off all the items on your Christmas list, sit down for a relaxing dinner. Try the intimate Neahkahnie Bistro in the heart of Laneda Avenue.
Or sample small plates and have a nightcap at MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar.
Dixie’s Vino offers a wide variety of wine tasting options from around the Pacific Northwest. The Winery at Manzanita sells bottles of its own label.
Add a little spice and a little heat at A Mighty Thai.
Don’t feel like dining out? Marzano’s Pizza creates made-to-order pizza for you to take home to the family.
Can’t decide? All of these fine retailers offer gift certificates, which make perfect stocking-stuffers!
For more info on local shopping, dining and lodging options, email or call email@example.com or (503).812.5510
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