Our Top Picks for Buying Local this Christmas in Manzanita
There are so many reasons why Manzanita is one of Oregon’s most-loved beach destinations. It is nestled in between two beautiful state parks full of recreational opportunities, it offers seven miles of pristine beach and jaw-dropping views of NeahKahNie Mountain, and features a charming Main Street that has something for everyone. Golfers, surfers, hikers, birders, bikers, sandcastle makers, kite flyers, shoppers, foodies…everyone can find something they enjoy when staying in Manzanita! And Meredith Lodging has Manzanita vacation rentals to suit every size group and budget…all within an easy walk to all the action.
Laneda Avenue, Manzanita’s charming Main Street, is also a great place to shop for holiday gifts this time of year. Still shopping and looking to find the perfect gifts AND support local businesses? A pleasant stroll down Laneda and your shopping will be complete!
We’ve assembled a Manzanita Gift Guide of our local favorite shops and gifts to make it even easier.
This home goods and decor store is one of those magical, carefully curated shops where you walk in the door and realize you like (and maybe even “need”) just about everything! From home decor and home accessories to gourmet foods, candles, jewelry and some clothing, there is a lot of items on offer.
OUR HOLIDAY PICKS: We love gifting ornaments (they have an amazing selection!), salt-air inspired scented candles, cozy shawls, throw blankets and gourmet foods like olive oil and chocolate.
Oregon Coast Clothing Co.
This shop is the perfect mix of local surf vibes and good design. Cool ball caps, sweatshirts that you will live in, and the softest tees ever that you will reach for first. Many of the items are Oregon and Manzanita inspired.
OUR HOLIDAY PICKS: The Manzanita tee, the Off the Hook T and sweatshirt and any of the ball caps are our go-to gifts. We are also big fans of their constantly changing collaboration projects and their own logo hoodies and tees. You can’t go wrong!
Looking to give the gift of relaxation? Spa Manzanita is a few steps from the Pacific (we imagine you can here the waves from the treatment rooms!) and offers an impressive Oregon Coast-inspired menu of facials, massages and other spa treatments that will delight any recipient.
OUR HOLIDAY PICKS: The NeahKahNie Stone Massage, Treasures of the Sea body scrub, Ocean Illumination Facial and the Walk on the Beach Pedicure.
Looking to stuff those stockings with something sweet? Manzanita’s beloved candy store is a local favorite place to stop. Offering an incredible array of items to satisfy your sweet tooth, including classic candies like saltwater taffy, chocolates of all kinds, sweet and sour gummies, legendary lollipops and coastal-inspired favorites, your only challenge will be choosing!
OUR HOLIDAY PICKS: We love the classic sea-foam candy in milk chocolate and dark chocolate, the giant rainbow lollipops and the many flavors of delicious saltwater taffy!
Four Paws on the Beach
Don’t forget your favorite furry family members when shopping for Christmas gifts and holiday presents this year! This pet store is one of the best we have ever seen, anywhere! Manzanita is a pup-friendly town and this is where all the good dogs go to get their food, treats and cozy Christmas sweaters.
OUR HOLIDAY PICKS: Every pet has unique needs and the owners of this shop are so helpful they can quickly help you find the perfect presents for your pup. We highly recommend the following combo: some new treats to try, a colorful leash, a cozy sweater or rain coat and a collapsible water dish so they can stay hydrated on the go.
Polaris Art Gallery
There is something extra-special about an artist who carefully focuses on mastering a very specific medium and then continually creates pieces that take our breath away. The light on the Oregon Coast is magical and ever-changing…and no one captures it quite as beautifully as the Owner and Resident Artist of Polaris Gallery, J. Scott Wilson.
OUR HOLIDAY PICKS: Wilson offers his designs in many sizes and ANY of them make a beautiful and memorable gift!
Gift Certificates to local food and drink locations we love!
Another great way to give a crowd pleasing gift AND support the local economy in Manzanita is to give a gift certificate (or a bottle or two of wine) from some of the fabulous restaurants in town.
- The Winery at Manzanita
- Yolk Manzanita
- Big Wave Cafe Manzanita
- MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar
- Dixie’s Wine Shop Manzanita
- NeahKahNie Bistro
Manzanita and Laneda Avenue make shopping for Christmas gifts, holiday treats or thoughtful hostess gifts fun for the whole family! Everything is walking distance, there’s plenty of great local food and drink to fuel you along the way and at the end of the day it just feels good to buy local. After a rewarding day of shopping, your beautiful, private Meredith Lodging Manzanita Vacation rental is just a short stroll away! View our entire Manzanita Collection.