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11 SLO County Shops for holiday gifts


Shop Guide 2018

Holidays are just around the corner and every year everyone runs around last minute trying to figure out where to find the right present. If you’re like me, you want something unique and special…a gift you can’t get anywhere else, except San Luis Obispo County! Here are EnjoySLO’s PERSONAL favorite places to find that unique gift that screams SLOCAL.


1. The Hive | ARROYO GRANDE | “The Place to BEE” | 🔴 YELP IT

Nestled in the heart of downtown AG you’ll find this adorable shop filled with local products, handmade jewelry, local apparel and more. “In a world of mass production, it’s hard to find locally-crafted items. We wanted to create a space where local artisans can share their creativity and gifts with the community. The Hive is a place where you can find a gift for your friend, family, co-worker, or just yourself! There is something for everyone.”

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2. SLOCALLY MADE | SAN LUIS OBISPO | “Meet the Makers”

The showroom and creative market, SLOcally Made, will be open 11–8 pm on November 30–December 2, December 7–9, and December 13–24 in the former Ian Saude gallery space at 1003 Osos Street in downtown San Luis Obispo. “We have reimagined traditional trades such as leatherwork, embroidery, painting, sewing, metalsmithing, ceramics, and more to curate a unique selection of handcrafted, contemporary, local gifts.”

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3. Makeshift Makers Market | SAN LUIS OBISPO | Holiday Market at Chamisal Vineyards  – DEC 1 from 12p – 4p.

“Makeshift Makers Market is a place for you to shop local, support small business, try new food, listen to good music, and get immersed in the creative community. This is designed as an all day event with anywhere from 25-45 local creators at any event, live music, amazing wine or beer, and incredible food! Our community is filled with amazing creators who make clothing, jewelry, hats, photography, pottery, apothecary, food, & more! With Makeshift Makers Market you get to come buy your goods from the people who made them and go home with something you will cherish forever. We are about shopping small, quality over quantity, connecting with each other, and creating an awesome experience while you shop.”

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4. Viva Paso | PASO ROBLES | “Gifts To Make You Smile” | 🔴 YELP IT

“We’ve scoured the globe to source beautiful and unique items to make you smile. We offer an eclectic collection of art, a well curated selection of books, home decor, gifts, paper goods and a plethora of others unique items – all set amongst lush and happy greenery.”

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5. Len Collective | San Luis Obispo | “Honest Products Made By Devoted Creators” | 🔴 YELP IT

“Len Collective is a brick and mortar shop in San Luis Obispo, CA featuring handmade jewelry, natural apothecary, home goods, and one-of-a-kind gifts. Shannon Len, designer of Len Designs Jewelry since 2001, and passionate collector of unique artisan goods from across the globe, has led her to curate a space of beauty and inspiration. Shannon’s passion for health and self-care has been an essential part of her daily ritual from a young age. From creating herbal tinctures with her mother and sister, to collecting sage along the Big Sur coast, she is excited to host honest, devoted creators with similar respect for the earth.”

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6. The General Store | Paso Robles | “Local Goods and Provisions” | 🔴 YELP IT 

“General Store Paso Robles offers unique gifts and local provisions for pantry and home. We have a broad variety of local goods, some of them made exclusively for us – jams, hot sauces, nuts, local cheese from Central Coast Creamery and salami from Alle-Pia, and of course, ice cream from Negranti Creamery. We also offer thoughtfully curated items to warm up your home. Gifting is our specialty, and we’re happy to help you create a special collection of goods for one or many! We are open 7 days a week, and look forward to seeing you soon. ”

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7. Smoobage | MORRO BAY | “Making A Difference ” | 🔴 YELP IT

“Many of items here at Smoobage are handmade by local artisans. We also have the fair trade variety of gifts from around the world. We strive to look for companies that take caring to the next level.  Caring about what materials are used where they come from. We buy from reputable companies who donate to worthy causes and are making a difference.”

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8. Hands Gallery | SAN LUIS OBISPO | “Truly One Of A Kind Gifts” | 🔴 YELP IT

“Hands Gallery is located in downtown SLO. They have been offering local residents and visitors the very best selection of fine contemporary crafts and one-of-a-kind gifts for over 20 years. They showcase the work of talented local artists such as Gene Francis, Jessica Hesse of Salty Babe Bangles, Cindy Sassman of Sweet Bella, and Kaitlin Moore of Burlap Bella. They also represent national artists such as Sticks, Dogeared Jewelry, Brian Andres, and Allen Designs in a stimulating and friendly environment. ”

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9. San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce | SAN LUIS OBISPO | “All The Resources” | 🔴 YELP IT

“The Visitor Center, offers a wealth of information about the area—from places to eat, visit, stay and play to resources for businesses looking to relocate to the area or already operating here—as well as a variety of special, SLO-made products.”

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10. Lincoln Market Deli | SAN LUIS OBISPO | “Eat Good Times” | 🔴 YELP IT

“Located conveniently off Broad Street near downtown San Luis Obispo, Lincoln Market’s unmatched sandwiches and enviornment provide a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike. Check out the amazing selection of beer, wine, kombucha, gifts and more. Family owned & operated. Mom & Pop since 1941.”

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11. The Mercantile | SAN LUIS OBISPO | “Living Local” | 🔴 YELP IT

“Located in downtown San Luis Obispo, The Mercantile carries specialty food items from over ten different local companies, including all lines of Cattaneo Bros. jerky. In addition to local food items, we carry a variety of home décor and gifts for all.”

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Don’t forget the gift wrap!

* Ah Louis Store | SAN LUIS OBISPO | “It Wouldn’t Be A Party Without You”

“A true event design center & general store to service all entertaining & celebration needs. This will include event planning & design services, a rental showroom for linens & equipment, classes & pop-ups for the community and an amazing retail shop with the BEST party supplies and gifts around.”

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* Pipsticks | SAN LUIS OBISPO | “Life Is Better With Stickers ”  | 🔴 YELP IT

“Pipsticks is a California based company founded on the idea that little things can make a big difference. However, we believe that even these little things must be well designed and serve a purpose – even if that purpose is unadulterated fun. “

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Do you have a favorite local spot for gifts? Comment below and share it with us!


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