Meredith Lodging’s Lincoln City Gift Guide – Shop Small and Support Local Businesses this Season!
Lincoln City is a jewel of the Oregon Coast. Stunning ocean and headlands views, miles of pristine coastline, endless outdoor activities, a thriving art scene, beautiful shops and delicious restaurants. Part of the heart and soul of this beloved beach town are all the small businesses – privately owned shops and restaurants offering carefully curated goods, food, and drink. 2020 has been a challenging year for all small businesses in Oregon – and there has never been a holiday season where shopping small and buying local is more important. We have rounded up some of our favorite Lincoln City local businesses, and we are excited to share our Lincoln City Gift Guide with you this Holiday!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to restrictions in place for the pandemic we strongly encourage you to call these businesses to check their hours – or even better, shop online!
Scout Northwest Trading Co.
This is one-of-a-kind-shop is filled with an impressive collection of Oregon-designed goods, including apparel and hats, home goods, their own line of coffee (Pioneer Joe) and salts as well as patches and stickers and a vast array of outdoor gear for camping and hiking. This is a go-to spot every time we visit Lincoln City and our go-to gifts include their Yeti coolers and mugs, Scout knit caps, Scout Black Sea Salt and That Oregon Life Hoodies and hats. You will find something for everyone on your list at Scout!
Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Market & Annex
A trip to Lincoln City is not complete without a stop at Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Market. If you are lucky enough to be staying locally, we cannot recommend their fresh Dungeness crab, famous smoked salmon, locally caught fresh salmon and other fresh seafood items highly enough. They have great gifts for the seafood lovers on your list, too. Our top gift picks include their vacuum sealed smoked salmon and tuna (makes the best tuna sandwiches ever!) and their perfectly balanced cocktail sauce.
Lark and Meadow
We love everything about this beauty of a boutique offering women’s and children’s clothing and gifts. They have mastered the wardrobe mix of the Oregon Coast – part comfort, part cozy and all beach chic style. Our favorite gifts to give include their handmade Morocco slippers, baby booties and blankets, wooden children’s toys, candles and cozy sweaters. Be a gift-giving hero when you shop small at Lark and Meadow.
Have a kiddo in your life who loves dinosaurs? Know someone who is crazy about crystals? Have a fossils fanatic on your list? You will find all this and much more at Prehistoric. We love being greeted by the life size mechanical baby T-rex upon arrival and “mining” for gold or cracking a geode when the store is open. When shopping online we suggest you peruse their collection of jewelry, crystals and fossils.
The Christmas Cottage
A store that offers a massive collection of Christmas ornaments all year? Yes please! It is even more fun to shop here during the holidays. We love to buy the same ornament for each household in our extended family back home, so we all have something special to remember each year. The European glass ornaments are our favorite – and the authentic German nutcrackers and collection of Santa figurines make great gifts too.
Lincoln City is famous for kite-flying and hosts two wildly popular kite festivals each year (postponed in 2020). A kite is an ideal gift any time of year and extra special at Christmas….especially if it is given along with the promise of a trip the to coast. Call them to order a kite to be shipped and they can talk you through their impressive collection. Find kites from $16 to $600 in this museum-worthy shop.
Gift Certificates to local food and drink locations we love!
Remember that Gift Cards to Lincoln City restaurants, cafés and sweet shops make a great gift too! We have listed our favorites below:
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