The Best Places to Shop Locally This Season

The Best Places to Shop Locally This Season

  • Canning Properties Group
  • 12/19/23

The Best Places to Shop Locally This Season

As the holiday season unfolds, there's a distinct magic in championing the businesses that shape the character of our communities. Local enterprises aren't just sources of goods; they embody the pulse of our neighborhoods, offering more than mere products—they deliver experiences, narratives, and a sense of belonging. Join us in rediscovering the joy of supporting these local establishments, where every purchase becomes a celebration of community, and the holiday spirit is infused with the warmth of shared connections.


Carmel Plaza

Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel

Carmel Plaza is a premier shopping destination that embodies sophistication and charm. This upscale plaza features an array of boutiques, galleries, and dining options, creating a delightful atmosphere for a leisurely shopping experience. From high-end fashion to artisanal finds, Carmel Plaza invites you to explore a curated collection of offerings that reflect the refined elegance of Carmel-by-the-Sea.


Jan de Luz

Dolores and 6th Avenue, Carmel

Embrace the essence of Provence at Jan de Luz on Junipero Serra Street in Carmel. This boutique captures the spirit of French living with a curated selection of home decor, linens, and gifts. From elegant tableware to luxurious textiles, Jan de Luz invites you to surround yourself with the timeless beauty of French craftsmanship. A visit to this charming boutique is a journey into the artistry of Provencal living in the heart of Carmel.


Coast Carmel

Ocean Avenue and San Carlos, Carmel

Coast Carmel is a coastal-inspired boutique that captures the essence of Carmel-by-the-Sea. With a curated selection of stylish clothing, artisanal jewelry, and unique home decor, this boutique offers a seaside escape for those seeking a blend of fashion and coastal flair. Explore Coast Carmel for a shopping experience that mirrors the beauty of its surroundings.



111 Crossroad Blvd., Carmel

Treadmill is more than a store; it's a haven for fitness enthusiasts. Offering a carefully curated selection of athletic wear, footwear, and fitness accessories, Treadmill caters to those who value both style and functionality. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or on a wellness journey, Treadmill provides the gear you need to step into your fitness goals.


Girl Boy Girl

Corner of Mission and 7th Ave, Carmel

Discover the eclectic charm of Girl Boy Girl located on the corner of Mission and 7th Ave in Carmel. This unique boutique is a treasure trove of vintage finds, contemporary fashion, and quirky accessories. With a keen eye for style that transcends traditional boundaries, Girl Boy Girl invites you to explore a world where fashion knows no limits. Step inside and redefine your wardrobe with a touch of individuality.


Land and Sea Golf

Ocean Avenue and Mission, Carmel

Immerse yourself in the rustic allure of Land and Sea on San Carlos Street. This boutique seamlessly marries the elements of earth and ocean, curating a collection that reflects Carmel's natural beauty. From coastal-inspired home decor to artisanal gifts reminiscent of the rugged landscape, Land and Sea invites you to bring a piece of Carmel's charm into your living space.


Thinker Toys

San Carlos and 7th, Carmel

Unleash your imagination at Thinker Toys on San Carlos Street. This whimsical store is a haven for the young and the young-at-heart, offering a captivating array of toys and games that inspire creativity and exploration. From brain-teasing puzzles to classic favorites, Thinker Toys is where playtime meets ingenuity.


Diggity Dog

North East Corner of Ocean Avenue and Monte Verde, Carmel

Tailored for pet enthusiasts, Diggity Dog on Ocean Avenue is a delightful boutique offering a curated selection of high-quality pet products. From stylish accessories to gourmet treats, Diggity Dog ensures that your furry friends are pampered with the finest, making it a go-to destination for pet lovers in Carmel.



Zucchini’s Tricks ‘n’ Things

711 Cannery Row, Monterey

Located amidst the coastal charm of Cannery Row, Zucchini’s Tricks ‘n’ Things is an eccentric emporium that beckons with whimsy and wonder. Explore a treasure trove of curiosities, from playful toys to offbeat novelties. More than just a store, Zucchini’s invites you to embark on a journey through the extraordinary on Monterey's iconic Cannery Row.


Dirty Girl Plant Company

1098 Del Monte Avenue, Monterey.

Flourishing on Del Monte Avenue, Dirty Girl Plant Company is a verdant haven for plant enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in a botanical sanctuary, where diverse plant varieties thrive. Whether you're a seasoned plant parent or a novice green thumb, Dirty Girl Plant Company invites you to embrace the beauty of nature within Monterey's vibrant community.



281 Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey

Along the charming Lighthouse Avenue, Lilify stands as a testament to timeless elegance and curated artistry. This boutique seamlessly blends modern aesthetics with vintage charm, offering a thoughtfully selected array of home goods, accessories, and locally crafted gifts. Lilify is an invitation to explore a world where sophistication meets the uniquely crafted, where each item tells its own story.


Cypress Boutique

800 Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey

Overlooking the scenic Lighthouse Avenue, Cypress Boutique captures the essence of Monterey's coastal allure. This boutique is a celebration of maritime spirit, offering a curated collection of nautical-themed clothing, accessories, and gifts. Dive into a sea of style where laid-back coastal vibes meet fashion-forward finds, making Cypress Boutique an essential stop for those seeking seaside chic in Monterey.


On The Beach Surf Shop

693 Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey

Nestled on Lighthouse Avenue, On The Beach Surfshop stands as a mecca for surf enthusiasts and beach lovers alike. Embrace the laid-back coastal vibes as you peruse through a carefully curated selection of surf gear, beachwear, and accessories. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a beachcomber in search of seaside essentials, On The Beach Surfshop invites you to ride the waves of Monterey's coastal culture and discover the perfect blend of style and functionality. Dive into a world where the spirit of the ocean meets the thrill of the surf, making this shop an essential stop for those looking to catch the wave of Monterey's beach scene.


Bamboo Reef Dive Shop

614 Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey

Embark on underwater adventures with Bamboo Reef Dive Shop, situated on Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. As one of the oldest dive shops in California, Bamboo Reef is a beacon for diving enthusiasts. Offering a diverse array of scuba and snorkeling equipment, along with comprehensive training programs, Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is a trusted resource for divers of all levels. Whether you're gearing up for a dive in the kelp forests or seeking expert advice, Bamboo Reef Dive Shop on Lighthouse Avenue is your gateway to Monterey's captivating underwater realm.


Pebble Beach

The Pebble Beach Shop

The Lodge at Pebble Beach

The Pebble Beach Shop is a haven for golf enthusiasts and those seeking exclusive resort merchandise. Discover a curated collection of high-quality golf apparel, accessories, and Pebble Beach branded memorabilia. From stylish attire to golf essentials, this shop invites you to take a piece of Pebble Beach's timeless elegance home with you.


The Lone Cypress Shop

The Lodge at Pebble Beach

Perched along the iconic 17-Mile Drive, The Lone Cypress Shop embodies the spirit of Pebble Beach's natural beauty. Explore a selection of coastal-inspired gifts, unique home decor, and stylish accessories. The Lone Cypress Shop is more than a store; it's an opportunity to bring the tranquility and charm of Pebble Beach into your daily life.


The Heritage Shop at Pebble Beac

The Lodge at Pebble Beach

The Heritage Shop pays homage to the rich history and timeless elegance of this iconic destination. Step into a world of refined luxury as you peruse through a carefully curated collection of Pebble Beach-branded apparel, accessories, and exclusive memorabilia. From classic golf attire to sophisticated lifestyle pieces, The Heritage Shop invites you to immerse yourself in the legacy and prestige that define Pebble Beach.


Stillwater Clothing Company

The Lodge at Pebble Beach

Discover a blend of coastal sophistication and casual elegance at Stillwater Clothing Company, located within The Lodge at Pebble Beach. This boutique offers a curated selection of high-quality clothing, accessories, and resort wear. Whether you're looking for timeless classics or contemporary fashion, Stillwater Clothing Company provides a shopping experience that reflects the laid-back luxury of Pebble Beach, making it a destination for those seeking refined style in a picturesque setting.


Pacific Grove


Vinyl Revolution

309 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove

Immerse yourself in the nostalgic allure of Vinyl Revolution on Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove. This record store is a haven for music enthusiasts, boasting a carefully curated collection of vinyl records spanning genres and eras. Whether you're a seasoned collector or a newcomer to the vinyl scene, Vinyl Revolution invites you to dive into the timeless charm of analog music and rediscover the magic of a bygone era.



216 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove

Experience the coastal elegance of Tides, located on Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove. This boutique captures the essence of seaside living with a thoughtfully curated collection of home decor, accessories, and coastal-inspired gifts. From beachy-chic to timeless classics, Tides invites you to infuse your home and life with the tranquility of the ocean.


Marita's Boutique

551 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove

Dive into the sophisticated charm of Marita's Boutique on Lighthouse Avenue. This boutique is a treasure trove of fashion-forward finds, offering a curated selection of clothing, accessories, and unique pieces for those with an eye for style. Marita's Boutique goes beyond being just a shop; it's an invitation to elevate your wardrobe with timeless elegance and contemporary flair.


Nest Boutique 

229 Grand Avenue, Pacific Grove

Discover the art of home decor and thoughtful gifting at Nest, nestled on Grand Avenue in Pacific Grove. Step into a world of curated charm as you explore a collection of handpicked items, from stylish home accents to artisanal gifts. Whether you're seeking a unique piece for your home or the perfect present, Nest invites you to experience the joy of nesting in Pacific Grove's welcoming embrace.


Happy Girl Kitchen Company

173 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove

Delight your taste buds at Happy Girl Kitchen Company on Central Avenue in Pacific Grove. This culinary haven celebrates local, organic, and handmade goodness. From artisanal jams to gourmet treats, Happy Girl Kitchen Company invites you to savor the flavors of the region and take home a piece of Pacific Grove's culinary charm. Whether you're a food enthusiast or on the hunt for unique gifts, Happy Girl is a joyful stop in the heart of Pacific Grove.


Carmel Valley


Quail and Olive

14 Del Fina Place, Carmel Valley

Elevate your culinary experience at Quail and Olive on Carmel Valley Road. This boutique olive oil tasting room offers a curated selection of premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars. From robust extra virgin olive oils to exquisite flavor-infused balsamics, Quail and Olive invites you to explore the world of artisanal flavors and enhance your culinary creations. A visit to this haven of gourmet delights is a journey into the artistry of fine oils.


Village Market

12 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley Village

Experience the heart of Carmel Valley Village at the Village Market. This local gem is more than a grocery store; it's a community hub. From fresh produce to artisanal goods, Village Market offers a curated selection of high-quality products. Whether you're stocking up for a picnic or looking for local delights, Village Market is the go-to destination for those who appreciate the charm of Carmel Valley's culinary scene.


Stone's Pet Shop

13748 Center Street, Carmel Valley and 1122 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove

Pamper your furry friends at Stone's Pet Shop. This boutique pet store is a haven for pet lovers, offering a carefully curated selection of premium pet products. From high-quality pet food to stylish accessories, Stone's Pet Shop ensures that your pets receive the best in comfort and style. Explore the shop's delightful offerings and treat your pets to a touch of luxury.


Let the festive lights serve as a reminder of the impact we can make on the places we call home. Backing local businesses isn't just a transaction; it's an investment in the core of our community. As we exchange gifts and forge memories, let's also cherish the distinctive offerings of our local entrepreneurs. The holidays aren't merely a season; they're a testament to the strength derived from unity, the delight sparked by local gems, and the enduring spirit of our community. This festive season, let's uplift one another, nurture the bonds that tie us together, and revel in the magic that supporting local businesses brings to our homes and hearts. Wishing you a delightful holiday season filled with meaningful and locally sourced gifts!






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