With the holiday season quickly approaching, many are scrambling to find the perfect gifts for everyone on their list. Why stress, when you can turn your holiday shopping experience into a vacation to Central Coast paradise?
Cambria offers a great variety of shops to find local, unique gifts while enjoying all the area has to offer. It is the off-season for tourists, so you’re sure to beat the crowds and always find a parking spot. There are no chain stores in Cambria, so shopping downtown will assure you’ll find one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted gifts while also supporting the local economy. With the lights and decorations lining the streets and holiday music playing in stores, you’re sure to get in the festive holiday spirit (without having to deal with the cold winter weather). Plus, once you’ve finished your holiday shopping, you can reward yourself with some relaxation and gorgeous views at nearby Moonstone Beach. Below are some of our favorite stores in Cambria.
Food and Wine
A Matter of Taste
A Matter of Taste in Cambria offers a wonderful selection of unique culinary tools and gourmet food and specialty items. You’re sure to find the perfect gifts for anyone one your list who enjoys cooking and entertaining.
Address: 4120 Burton Dr, Cambria, CA 93428
Phone: 805- 927-0286
From local wines to gourmet food and gift baskets, Fermentaitons has a wide selection of great food, wine and entertaining products. They also offer wine and food tastings in store, so you can taste before you buy!
Address: 2306 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428
Phone: (805) 927-7141
Alexander-Denny Jewelry Studio
This local jewelry studio offer unique, beautiful handmade designs. They have done business in Cambria for over 25 years. Open 11:30 – 6:00 Mon-Sat or by appointment.
Address: 4090 Burton Drive upstairs (Across from Robin’s)
If someone on your list is crafty, or you feel like making some handmade jewlery, Cambria Beads is the place to stop! The local shop has bead, charms, chain and findings from around the world.
Address: 746 Main St. #B, Cambria, CA 93428
Amphora Gallery Features a beautiful and diverse collection of pottery and paintings handmade in Cambria by 6 local artists.
Address: 4070 Burton Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
Artifacts Gallery offers a wide selection of art of all mediums. Many of the pieces are local, and all are one-of-a-kind. Even if you’re not looking to buy, it’s a great place to browse.
Address: 775 Main St., Cambria, CA 93428
Phone: (800) 927-7335
Images courtesy of Shannon McMillan