A gift guide to supporting local businesses this holiday season.
This holiday season, we encourage you to “Give The Gift Of The Oregon Coast” and we are breaking down what shopping locally looks like in Lincoln City. It is the season of giving and what better way than to support your neighbors' business? We learned the importance of supporting locally during the pandemic and why stop now? Purchase gifts, stocking stuffers, food, or even trip/gift certificates from your favorite Lincoln City Business.
Coffee & Tea
Our friends at Left Coast Coffee Company in Depoe Bay can not only provide delicious local coffee but also men's and women's apparel, hats, and other accessories. We also heard their 'Left Coast Latte' Syrup is a must-have. Pacific Grind is a local favorite and has been a popular meeting spot for business and leisure. Stop in for a coffee and grab your friend a gift card while you're there. From coffee and tea to a large gift section including mugs, wall decor, and even a stocking stuffer section, Salt at the Lincoln City Outlets creates a one-stop shop for your friends and family. While you're out and about shopping, stop by the drive-thrus at Lighthouse Coffee or The Human Bean for a holiday drink pick me up, and get your best friend a gift card before you leave.
Creative & Artsy
Mossy Creek Pottery is home to the work of 40 Northwest ceramic artists. Inside you will find a large assortment of function and decorative pottery, art, and an array of styles that represent themes and techniques of our region. Lincoln City Glass Center, who you may know from their “design your own” program, also has an extensive gallery of glass art for purchase. Everything from Lincoln City's beloved floats, to large pieces for your home. They are one of plenty of art shops to choose from, don't forget to visit jdc Fine Art, Freed Gallery, and Volta Gallery. Stop by the Pacific Artists Co-op to find special pieces of handcrafted jewelry and other art pieces ranging in a variety of styles. Art is the gift that keeps on giving, and we've got a ton of talented artists inspired by the Oregon Coast.
Adventure & Fun
Axe and knife throwing? We’ve never seen anything like it in Lincoln City before, and trust us, it's as fun as it sounds. Luckily for us, Scout Northwest Trading Co offers this exhilarating axe experience, as well as a huge selection of home goods, apparel, hats, stickers, and patches that are perfect local Christmas gifts. Stop by ZuhG Life Surf Shop and scoop up a new or used surfboard, boogie board, or gift a future lesson! They also have tons of stickers, apparel, and screen prints for tons of local business owners and artists. Know anyone that has ever wanted to learn how to play the drums or guitar? ZuhG offers those lessons, too. A perfect gift for someone trying to start a new hobby in 2023. At Safari Town Surf Shop they offer guided kayak excursions and fat tire bike rides, an adventure that everyone should experience in Lincoln City. A gift card to Safari Town could get you just that or a rental for yourself and your friends.
If you are looking for home decor and women's boutique gifts that are affordable and insanely cute, you need to head to Searenity. They have quality clothing items that make perfect gifts for your female friends or your home. Similar to Searenity, an upscale boutique lives in the Salishan Shops called Unique and Knotty. This shop is full of men's and women's fashion with a few home goods to make your house feel stylish and comfortable. Trying to get all your shopping done in the Lincoln City Outlet mall? Don't worry, there's a women's boutique there too called Flourish Boutique. Nearby you'll find Ginger Roots, a huge store full of kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom (really any room) essentials. They also have the perfect gifts for your dog stocking!
If you know anyone who is into crystals, candles, jewels, or other unique gifts you can find it all at Tah-Lume or Into the Mystique. Or know of any rock lovers? Rock Your World, a jewelry and gem store, handmakes beautiful pieces of jewelry and also has plenty of other fun finds. Another place with unexpected gift ideas is Output Records. While they specialize in vinyl, you will be surprised to find an abundance of quirky and fun gift items. Lastly, when you think of Bear Valley Nursery you think of indoor and outdoor plants. Not only is that a wonderful gift in itself, but they also offer a gift collection. Unique Christmas ornaments, local candles, home decor, and Christmas trees if you haven't found one yet!
Beer & Wine
Beachcrest Brewing Company offers holiday discounts on growlers and wine. Grab a 20oz can of your favorite beer for a great holiday gift. Or for the brewery buffs, pick up some swag like shirts, growlers, or stickers. Better yet, a one-year membership to their Tiki Mug Club. A newer addition to Lincoln City, The Pines Dine, offers a variety of beer and wine to go inside their main building Vin & Brau, they even have holiday specials. Side Door Cafe isn't just a cafe for dining, they also have an amazing gift shop full of home goods and different Oregon beers and wines. Salt also offers a wonderful selection of bottled wine and beers to go!
Quirky & Antique
Know an ornament collector or just an overall Christmas lover? Christmas Cottage is head-to-toe Christmas ornaments and full of fun quirky Christmas gifts. Know a Harry Potter lover? Well lucky for you The Cheeky Cauldron is in Lincoln City and you can stock someones stocking with various potions or even pumpkin juice. Know someone who loves historical things? Spend some time exploring one of our many antique shops and gift them something unique! Know a book lover? You can get lost in Bob's Beach Books that's more than just books!
And best of all, you can't go wrong with gifting a trip to everyone's favorite beach town. Consider a gift card for a night's stay at one of our many oceanfront hotels, and include a gift card to a local restaurant inside.
There is truly something for everyone at local businesses in Lincoln City. This only scratches the surface for businesses to keep in mind while holiday shopping this year. Shopping local can act as a thank you for the years, and for some, decades of service they have provided Lincoln City.