Give The Gift Of Lincoln City
A gift guide to supporting local businesses this holiday season.
This holiday season, we encourage you to “Give The Gift Of Oregon” 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. As with a lot of other cities, local businesses have struggled more than ever this year, and now is the time to step up to support them. Purchasing gifts, stocking stuffers, food, or even trip/gift certificates, Lincoln City businesses have so much to offer.
Give the gift of coffee.
Our friends at Left Coast Coffee Company in Depoe Bay can not only provide you with delicious local coffee but also men's and women's apparel, hats, and other accessories. They are currently running a promotion called “Fuel a Frontliner” where they are giving away 500 12oz specialty bags of coffee to those serving us on the frontline. Pacific Grind is a local favorite and has been a meeting point for business and leisure. Right now, they are only open in their drive-through but are offering everything to go. 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.
Give the gift of art.
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. A revamped online store makes it easy to order virtually. 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 special coins that include ash from our recent wildfire, with profits going to those affected by the Echo Mountain Fire. Stop by the Pacific Artists Co-op to find special pieces of handcrafted jewelry and other art pieces ranging in a variety of styles.
Give the gift of adventure.
Two words, axe 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 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 2021. 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.
Give the gift of cuisine.
Aside from the easy choice of gifting your loved one a gift card to their favorite Lincoln City restaurant or bar, consider purchasing specialized treats for the holidays. You can order specialty pies from Old Line Lanes & Kitchen or cobbler from Eleanor's Undertow. Stock up on stocking stuffers full of handmade candy or taffy from Read's Homemade Candies, Candyland, The Chocolate Frog, or Sweet Delights Candy Store.
Give the gift of uniqueness.
If you are looking for home, women's, or children's boutique gifts that are affordable and insanely cute, you need to head to Lark and Meadow. They have quality clothing items that make perfect gifts for your female friends. Lark and Meadow recently created a high-end thrift section of their store where you can score gifts for your kids for as little as $3. If you know anyone who is into crystals, candles, jewels, or other unique gifts you can find it all at Tah-Lume, Into the Mystique or the Crystal Wizard. 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 even Christmas trees.
Give the gift of drinks.
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. Black Squid Beer House also has an extensive bottle shop featuring beer, cider, mead, and wine for all palates. Side Door Cafe isn't just a cafe for dining, they also have an amazing gift shop full of home goods and different Oregon beer and wine.
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.