oceanside gift guide

Discover Local Treasures for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by supporting local businesses in O’side? This Oceanside Gift Guide will take you on a journey through the city’s  artisan shops, alternative retail spots, and more, ensuring you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones while contributing to the community.

The Ozone

The Ozone is a haven for those seeking unique and artistic items for their loved ones. With a focus on high-quality and independent artists, this shop offers a diverse range of apparel, home decor, and accessories that are sure to impress. 

For fashion-forward and socially conscious gifts, look no further than The Rising Co. This Coastal Community Hub features a curated collection of clothing, accessories, and home goods, all sourced from local artisans and makers who prioritize sustainability and ethical practices.

Start your artisanal journey at the California Welcome Center, a hub of local craftsmanship. From handmade souvenirs to locally inspired art, this is an ideal stop for unique and regionally influenced gifts.

Dive into the world of vintage-inspired, unique jewelry that honors the traditions of St. Christopher medallions at Get Back Necklaces. This is a family-run, independently owned jewelry brand, designed & tested in Oceanside.   

Immerse yourself in the vibrant vintage and crafts scene at SeaHive Marketplace. This 13,000 sq ft space with 100+ dealers features the work of various local makers, offering a diverse range of handmade goods, art, furniture and unique finds sure to bring joy to everyone on your holiday list. 

Unearth artistic treasures at Carrillo Pottery. This shop showcases exquisite handcrafted ceramics, from functional dishes to decorative pieces. Find the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift that reflects the artistry of potters from around the world and skill of local artisans. 

For those drawn to unique and culturally inspired curiosities, Ikigai Artifacts Co. is a treasure trove. This shop showcases carefully curated earrings, body jewelry, and apparel that reflect the beauty and diversity of global craftsmanship.

Step into sustainability at Sonora Refillery, a one-stop gem for eco-minded shoppers. Find unique, sustainable and package-free gifts that make a positive impact on both your loved ones and the environment.

For those with a taste for the extraordinary, Goblin Shark is a must-visit. This quirky boutique showcases a curated collection of eclectic and avant-garde items, from unconventional fashion pieces to offbeat home decor.  

Flourish & Live Well is a haven for those seeking holistic wellness and a mindful approach to self-care. This wellness boutique invites you to explore a curated selection of products and experiences designed to nurture the body, mind, and spirit.

Discover the mystical and enchanting world of Mystic Soul, a boutique offering spiritual and metaphysical treasures. From crystals to apothecary goods, this shop is perfect for finding gifts that resonate with a sense of mindfulness and spirituality.

Otterlei Coastal brings the essence of coastal living to life with its curated selection of beach-inspired home decor and accessories. From stylish beachwear to unique coastal-themed gifts, this boutique captures the laid-back vibe of O’side, making it a go-to spot for those who love the sea.

Give the gift of relaxation with a voucher from Sunny’s Spa. Treat your loved ones to a rejuvenating massage, a pampering facial, or a soothing spa day experience. Perfect for anyone in need of a little self-care and tranquility during the holiday season.

Unleash the inner artist in your friends and family by gifting them a class or workshop at Art Magic Studio. With a focus on creativity and self-expression, this studio offers a range of art classes honing in on the use of Epoxy Resin to create cheese boards, coasters, trays and more! 

For a fun and stylish way to explore, book a Moke & Sun electric beach cruiser. Gift an unforgettable day of eco-friendly cruising under the sun, feeling the ocean breeze and navigating Oceanside’s stunning coastline. 

Give the gift of the ocean with lessons from Oceanside Surf School. Perfect for both beginners and experienced surfers, this school offers an unforgettable experience, combining the thrill of the waves with the beauty of Oceanside’s coastline.

For those who have always wanted to try their hand at pottery, an Oceanside Pottery Class is the perfect gift. With expert instructors guiding the way, participants can create unique pieces and take home new skills and treasured keepsakes.

Embark on a journey like no other with Pegasus Sidecar Tours.  Go for a 1-hour cruise through all of the major O’side hotspots with your personal driver including The Strand, Oceanside Harbor and Mission San Luis Rey – from the comfort of a vintage sidecar! 

There is no shortage of epic spots to get your Holiday Shopping done locally in Oceanside! For more epic stops to get the 


Published: December 20, 2023

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