It’s time to get shopping as Christmas approaches SLO CAL. Make sure you start early to avoid rusing out to get last minute gifts! But don’t worry, even if you do shop last minute, we got your back! Here is our complete gift guide on the best places to shop in San Luis Obispo County. Get out there and shop small and support local always.
Best Local Shops For Gifts
1Hive Supply Co. – Arroyo Grande
At Hive Supply Co. products are locally sourced and carefully curated by shop owner Tracy Sonny. This wonderful shop carries artwork, jewelry, and local goods throughout SLO County.
119 E Branch St #227, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
2Blackwater – San Luis Obispo
The boutique is owned by a local mother & daughter. They offer a wide variety of indoor plants, unique gifts, home decor, and apparel.
705 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
3SLO General Store – San Luis Obispo
The SLO General Store is located in the SLO Public Market. Their shop features goods from creators, growers and artisans from the Central Coast.
3845 S Higuera Street, Suite #120 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
4Paso Market Walk – Paso Robles
Paso Market Walk is a mixed-use development that gives residents and seasoned travelers the opportunity to convene, relax, shop, and taste the distinctive flavor of the Central Coast.
1803 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
5The Center Studio + Boutique – San Luis Obispo
You’ll find products from businesses that are women-led, represent diversity, fair trade certified, locally made, ethically sourced, and eco-friendly to keep our community and planet healthy. From yoga leggings and gear to books and gifts, kombucha, healthy snacks, and delicious chocolate, there is something for everyone at our store.
672 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
6San Luis Obispo Public Market – San Luis Obispo
The SLO Public Market is a gathering place where people can sample and enjoy the best of the Central Coast. Restaurants, retailers, a gym, a salon, and an outdoor picnic area are all available.
3845 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
7Len Collective – San Luis Obispo
Len Collective offers a beautifully curated collection of jewelry, apothecary, home goods & gifts for sale. They offer products for men, women, and children.
760 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
8Hands Gallery – San Luis Obispo
Hands Gallery has been offering local residents and visitors fine art, contemporary handmade goods, and one-of-a-kind gifts made talented local artists. They have been in business for over 20 years.
777 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
9Passport – San Luis Obispo
This men’s boutique focuses on curating lavish top-tier brands under one roof. They carry both women and men apparel: wovens, denim, t-shirts, headwear, outerwear, watch, and fleece.
968 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
10General Store – Paso Robles
The General Store carries numerous artisan producers, letterpress stationery, home goods, local products, and more.
841 12th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
11Apropos – San Luis Obispo
Apropos is a destination all fashionistas will enjoy. The boutique is focused on empowering women through fashion, whether it is through casual jeans and a blouse or fancy dresses for weddings or special events.
1021 Morro Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
12Smoobage – Morro Bay
Check out this eclectic collection of gifts, toys, refinished furniture, and other unique gifts! Here you’ll find feather jewelry, handmade leather works from Delos, Sweet Bella jewelry, Spencer Reynolds fine surf art, Forever Stoked, and more.
591 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
13The Mercantile – San Luis Obispo
The Mercantile by Cattaneo Bros. A modern mercantile and specialty gift shop that features Cattaneo Bros Beef Jerky, home decor, jewelry, baby items, local foods & custom gift baskets!
950 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
14Summerland Co – San Luis Obispo
A unique general store located downtown San Luis Obispo California. From Western and Country to Vintage and Modern Chic. Browse hand-selected items for him, her, and baby.
1023 Morro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
15Farron Elizabeth – Atascadero
5955 Entrada Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422
16Sea + Green – Cambria
2380 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428
17Firefly – Paso Robles
Firefly is in downtown Paso Robles. You’ll find everything from local creations, jewelry, clothing, home goods, and gifts.
839 12th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
18ASatelliteOfLove – San Luis Obispo
Visit this trendy retail & community space of vintage clothes, new and used books, records, home furnishings, and decor.
1335 Walker St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
19Traffic Records – Atascadero & Paso Robles
Enjoy hundreds of amazing new, used and rare records, 45s, and audio equipment as well as new branded merch.
870 Traffic Way, Atascadero, CA 93422 | 610 10th St C, Paso Robles, CA 93446
20Boo Boo Records – San Luis Obispo
Have a music lover in your life? Hit up Boo Boo Records – They have new and used vinyl, CDs, movies, t-shirts and concert tickets to headphones, posters, and guitars for sale. There’s a little something for everyone.
978 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
21STASH Local Goods – Cambria
STASH Local Goods, offers items all made in California. You’ll find a curated selection of local vendors with small batch production; offering limited quantities and the best products made in the Central Coast & California.
815 Main St Ste A, Cambria, CA 93428
Local Products & Souvenirs
22Life Elements – Online
Life Elements’ skincare products are cruelty-free, earth-derived and include a broad-spectrum CBD line with organic hemp grown in the USA.
23Apple Farm Market Place – San Luis Obispo
The Marketplace & Cellar at the Apple Farm Inn carries endless shelves filled with locally grown and made artisan craft products. You’ll find unique gift items, body care products, snacks, cook books, art, home goods and more!
2015 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
24Hartley Farms – Online
Hartley Farms, Inc. offers gourmet jams and preserves made with tree ripened, organic, GMO free fruit. Their fruit is grown on their farm, or locally sourced, so you know it’s fresh. Hartley Farms is family owned and operated educates the community about local agriculture and sustainability.
25Larder Meat Co. – San Luis Obispo & Online
Enjoy a monthly delivery of pasture-raised, all-natural Pork, Beef, and Chicken sourced from California ranches. Larder Meat Co. is family-owned & operated.
26YES Cocktail Co – Online
Craft cocktail supplies made in Paso Robles. YES Cocktail Co uses 100% all-natural fruits, herbs, botanicals, and spices in their craft cocktail supplies. They use the absolute best ingredients. They even offer recipes made from scratch and designed to enhance your spirit sipping experience.
27Alle-Pia Fine Cured Meats – Atascadero
Alle-Pia Salami is made on the Central Coast of California with the finest ingredients using traditional old-world family recipes. Their products are crate-free, vegetarian-fed pork, no hormones or antibiotics, no Nitrates or Nitrites, and preserved without chemicals using a natural extract of Swiss Chard.
8390 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422
28Root Elixirs Cocktail Kit – Online
Root Elixirs offers a variety of cocktail kits this holiday season with a variety of price ranges. These mixers can be paired with your favorite spirit. Root Elixirs is 100% women owned, small batch, and manufactured on the Central Coast, San Luis Obispo, California.
There are so many great olive oil producers around SLO County! You can pick up a bottle at: The Groves on 41 (Templeton), We Olive (San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles), Olea Farm (Templeton), Grove Provisions (Templeton), Boccabella Farms (San Miguel), Oliveto Ranch (Paso Robles), Kiler Ridge Olive Farm (Paso Robles).
30Stepladder Creamery – Online
Stepladder Creamery is a goat dairy and creamery in Cambria, CA. They offer seasonal creamery tours, a vacation rental in the hills, an intimate wedding venue, cheese club and online shop!
31Central Coast Creamery – Online & San Luis Obispo
At Central Coast Creamery offers small-batch cheeses made in Paso Robles California. They offer aged cow, goat, sheep, and mixed milk artisan cheeses.
3845 S Higuera St #112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
32Etto Pastificio – Paso Robles
Etto Pastificio is located in Tin City, Paso Robles. Their pasta factory offers fresh-made pasta and a variety of Italian and local products.
3070 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446
33J&R Natural Meats – Templeton
J&R Natural Meats offers locally grown, pasture raised and hand-crafted meats. Our Paso Robles and Templeton butcher shops feature a great selection and old-fashioned personal service. Customers can also order boxed meats online.
34The Vreamery – Paso Robles
The Vreamery is a Vegan Cheese Shop and Melt Bar. It’s one of the first Vegan Cheese Shops in the U.S. to showcase a variety of small-batch, plant-based cheesemakers.
1815 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
35Megan’s Organic Market – San Luis Obispo
As the very first Recreational Cannabis Dispensary & Marketplace located in San Luis Obispo, they are proud to offer the best, the brightest & the highest quality products available.
280 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
36Luffa Farm – Nipomo
The owner of The Luffa Farm’s journey began over 30 years ago. This small local business offers free tours and natural luffas, as well as handcrafted bath and herbal products.
1457 Willow Rd, Nipomo, CA 93444
37SLO Provisions – San Luis Obispo
SLO Provisions offers all day dine in and take away cafe featuring rotisserie meats, soups, salads, baked goods, wine, beer, gourmet gifts and more!
1255 Monterey St B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
38Avila Valley Barn – Avila Valley
Avila Valley Barn is a local favorite spot to purchase the freshest fruit and vegetables grown locally, pick up a bakery treat or gift item, or just to take the kids to visit our farm animals.
560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
39Linn’s Gourmet Goods – Cambria
Find your favorite Linn’s fruit preserves, frozen ready-to-bake pies, pancake and other baking mixes, syrups, fruit teas, candies, snacks, and more.
4241 Bridge St, Cambria, CA 93428
40Jack Creek Farms – Templeton
5000 CA-46, Templeton, CA 93465
41Lincoln Market & Deli – San Luis Obispo
Not only can you find the tastiest sandwiches in SLO, you can find over 500 craft beers, fine local wines, organic grocery items, and quirky unique stocking stuffers from local producers in California.
496 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
42Balm Standard – Online
No junk, only smooth organic goodness. Balm Standard Lip Balm is based in San Luis Obispo and has been recognized as the fastest growing lip balm company in the US with over 600 retailers across the globe, and new retailers daily. The smooth, extremely long lasting, and creamy texture of this lip balm puts every hand poured tube above the rest. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer!
43Vivant Fine Cheese – Paso Robles
Paso Robles, California’s premier cheese tasting room. Offering over 150 cheeses, wine tasting, lunch, gift baskets, gourmet food items, and party platters
821 Pine St suite b, Paso Robles, CA 93446
44San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce – San Luis Obispo
The Chamber is the oldest and largest voluntary organization in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. They uniquely serve the needs of our nearly 1,400 members and the more than 38,000 individuals they collectively employ. You can not only get information but purchase products from local artisans and producers.
895 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
45Idlewild Florals – San Luis Obispo
Decorate with our naturally preserved evergreens & flowers that won’t go brittle and dry, and can be packed away and brought out each season!
46Steller and S.U.N. Hat Company – Atascadero
Custom hats that embody the California central coast lifestyle. Handmade for individuals who desire to have a one-of-a-kind piece.
6090 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422
47HumanKind Fairtrade – San Luis Obispo
HumanKind Fair Trade is a non-profit organization and retail shop that carries handmade crafts from artisans in developing countries. Their product lines include clothing, jewelry, home goods and gifts. Their mission is to support skilled artisans around the world by paying fair wages and ensuring sustainable income to provide for their families.
982 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
48The Junk Girls – San Luis Obispo
Meet Jenny & Melissa! They are artists, recyclers, designers, builders and makers! Come visit to find a unique gift! They carry jewelry, art, paper goods, books, candles, art supplies, and customizable gifts.
870 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
49Mermaid Rock Soap Company – Online
Purchase handcrafted artisan soap and bath and body products and gift shop. They even do custom soap orders for birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.
50Shops at Madonna Inn – San Luis Obispo
Three unique shopping experiences! The Madonna Inn Shops carry women’s and men’s fashions and accessories; sundries, gifts, and signature souvenirs; and fine wine, cheese, chocolate, and decor.
100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
51Central Coast Calendar by Baywood Photo – Online
Enjoy the beautiful views of Baywood Park & Morro Bay all year round! These make amazing gifts and let you share this beautiful corner of the world with your friends and family.
52Custom Made Art
We have so many wonderful local artists on the central coast! Hire them to make you a custom art piece as a unique and memorable holiday gift.
Featured in Photo: http://www.nickilenore.com/
53Lokum Turkish Delight & Baklava – San Luis Obispo
Lokum offers traditional Turkish coffee drinks and authentic desserts such as Turkish delight and baklava.
715 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
54Just Baked – Paso Robles
Specialty bakery serving the Central Coast of CA. Visit their Pastry Bar located in Paso Robles!
1803 Spring St Paso Robles, CA 93446
55Brown Butter Cookie Company – San Luis Obispo, Cayucos & Paso Robles
Brown butter cookies is an iconic treat on the central coast! They are delicious with a unique taste. They come in a variety of flavors so stop in and grab a bag today.
56Baceae Confections – Cambria & Online
Baceae makes intentionally-crafted, organic, vegan broad spectrum cbd chocolate confections tinctures, and topicals.
57Paso Almonds – SLO County
One of our favorite central coat treats and addictions. This brittle is the best almond brittles we’ve ever had! Eat it on its own or crush it up and sprinkle it up on ice cream!
58Mucho Mojo Mustard – Morro Bay
I am OBSESSED with this mustard. They have so many flavors. It’s a must try if you are a mustard lover.
59Cattaneo Bros. – San Luis Obispo
For more than 73 years, families & friends have enjoyed the traditions of Cattaneo Bros. They are one of the oldest family owned and operated jerky factories left in the United States. Check them out for gift packs and specialty items!
769 Caudill St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
60Spice of Life – Paso Robles
Find a wonderful selection of local artisan products such as olive oils, balsamic vinegars, local honey, pasta and more
61Sheila Kearns Chocolate & Confections – San Luis Obispo
Sheila Kearn’s delivers the quality, fresh, luxury chocolates you crave. The chocolates include just 4-7 whole food ingredients. No glucose added to ganache for shelf stability, no sorbitol or emulsifiers, just whole foods & real ingredients. They are organic, soy lecithin free, ethically sourced, with no artificial additives.
722 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
62The Secret Garden Organic Herb Shop – San Luis Obispo
This hidden gem is a bulk tea and herb shop in Downtown San Luis Obispo that offers knowledge, access and inspiration for integrating the traditional use of bulk herbs, spices and loose leaf teas into modern lifestyle habits.
740 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
63Bread Bike – San Luis Obispo
Organic naturally leavened sourdough breads made by hand and delivered to your home by bike.
2060A Parker St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
64Mama Ganache – San Luis Obispo
Gift Basket Services
65BePresent – Online
If you’re looking for a beautifully curated ready to ship gift box check out BePresent! They offer custom gift designs and corporate gifts. They make gift giving easy!
66Harvestly.co | SLO County
Your favorite local fresh foods, delivered! Fresh produce, prepared meals, organics, wines, meats and more.
67Crushed Grape – San Luis Obispo
This family-owned and operated business has been in SLO County for over 30 years. They feature the best products from SLO farms, ranches and wineries. They deliver locally and ship nation-wide!
Madonna Rd #1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
68Truly Gifted – Online
Enjoy contemporary gifts that are a truly special experience. Find a unique gift or gift basket for that special someone or occasion.
Gift Wrap / Cards / Garden
69Ah Louis Store – San Luis Obispo
This vibrant and quirky general store is your perfect go-to for holiday decorations, cards, ornaments, and gifts. You’ll find what you need for celebrations big & small!
800 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
70The Garden Gallery – Morro Bay
The Garden Gallery in Morro Bay is a destination garden and home goods store featuring succulent plants.
680 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
71Pipsticks – Online
Pipsticks is located in downtown SLO and offers a wide variety of stickers, stationery, and cards that is sure to make you smile.
72Idelwild Floral – San Luis Obispo
This stunning floral shop offers curated gift boxes & dried floral bouquets available through their online shop or for local pickup.
1227 Archer St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
73Plantae & Fungi – Cambria
Plantae & Fungi is a plant and mushroom based wellness retail store. Providing a spectrum of locally & small business crafted products to enhance your daily life, through the power of the plant and mushroom kingdoms. They offer functional herbal teas, mushroom products, hemp products, body products, aromatherapy, functional pre-packaged meals and more.
750 Sheffield St, Cambria, CA 93428
74RONS Nursery – Grover Beach
Find the perfect gift here for that special person or just to spoil yourself! In addition to all the wonderful plants and succulents, we have candles, lotions, paintings, lighting, towels and so much more!
850 W Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433
75The Garden Shed – Cambria
The Garden Shed is the place to shop for those hard to find gifts and unique garden items.
2024 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428
76Gaia’s Garden – Morro Bay
Holiday Markets and Events
7719th Annual Holiday Craft Faire! (Santa Margarita) – Saturday, December 3 @ 9am
80Mid-State Winter Fair Market (Paso Robles) – December 9th – 11th
81Makeshift Muse Holiday Market (San Luis Obispo) – December 10 & 11
82Third Wheel Tours – Paso Robles
A truly one-of-a-kind, experience for Paso Robles wine tours. Get treated like royalty while riding in a modern vintage sidecar!
83Battle Axe – San Luis Obispo
Battle Axe is one of the newest venues in San Luis Obispo to provide a fun and exciting experience unlike any other with eight indoor axe throwing lanes.
84Puzzle Effect Escape Room – San Luis Obispo
Puzzle Effect San Luis Obispo is San Luis Obispo’s premier escape room, offering unique & engaging storylines and intriciately designed rooms.
Hire a date night planning service. They will organize and plan exclusive packaged and customizable dates you and your significant other or for you and a small group of friends or family.
86NEXUS Ballroom Dance Class – San Luis Obispo
Nexus, SLO Ballroom Dance Community is a studio and social dancing space designed for beginners, long-time dancers, and everyone in between.
87Walking Food Tour – San Luis Obispo
Walk, taste and tour your way through beautiful San Luis Obispo! You’ll sample tasty food and drinks at five unique destinations.
88Anam-Cre Pottery Class – San Luis Obispo
Anam-Cre’ Pottery studio teaches pottery classes in wheel throwing and slab building for children and adults! For those experienced potters open studio is offered. They also offer student pottery for sale at an affordable price. This is the perfect stop for a unique gift that supports local students and artists.
1243 Monterey St #100, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Go for a once in a lifetime experience and go whale watching while these amazing creatures are making their migration.
Relax with friends and rent a boat! You can head to Lake Nacimiento, Morro Bay, or hit the coast.
Relax outdoors and go horseback riding on the coast or through beautiful mountain hikes in SLO CAL. Check out Central Coast Trail Rides!
Check out FarmsteadED aka The SLO County Farm Trail. This group of over 22 locations promotes farmsteading skills & practices via educational experiences, events & gatherings at pop-up FARMsteading classrooms held at local farms, ranches & Ag related venues.
93Wine Tasting / Wine Dinners
Make a reservation or book a special holiday dinner in SLO County Wine Country. You can check your favorite wineries for event listings. Great resources are: Paso Robles Wineries, Paso Wine, SLO Coast Wines.
Support local biz by purchasing a subscription, experiences, or any of our local products. Go to your favorite winery, cidery or distillery to make a direct purchase! You can also stop by these shops that offer a variety of choices for your holiday shopping.
94Wine Shine – Tin City Distillery – Paso Robles
Wine Shine passionately crafts artisan spirits in the heart of California’s Central Coast, using only the finest local, sustainable and organic ingredients.
3064 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446
95Calwise – Paso Robles
Calwise Distillery is offering holiday cocktail kits for you to enjoy at home or to send to a loved one.
3340 Ramada Dr suite b, Paso Robles, CA 93446
96Central Coast Distillery – Forager Spirits – Atascadero
Central Coast Distillery aka Forager – is a family of uniquely handcrafted single batch spirits bottling only the pure heart of each run.
5804 Traffic Way, Atascadero, CA 93422
97WineSneak – San Luis Obispo
Near the San Luis Obispo airport, WineSneak carries over 1,300 choices of wines!
4468 Broad St STE 120, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
98Mint + Craft – San Luis Obispo
Mint + Craft is located in downtown SLO. They offer food and their mercantile boasts over 300 products from over 60 artisans, plus Grab + Go items such as fresh-baked goods, deli items and beer + wine.
848 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
99Taste of the Valleys – Pismo Beach
Located in downtown Pismo Beach this wine shop carries well over 700 wines for you to purchase.
911 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
100Paso Wine Merchant – Paso Robles
Located at the Paso Market Walk this neighborhood wine bar has a vegetable-forward menu. All the wines they carry are from local producers with amazing pricing. They also have a wine club you can purchase for yourself or as a gift.
1803 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
101SLO Provisions – San Luis Obispo
SLO Provisions offers all day dine in and take away cafe featuring rotisserie meats, soups, salads, baked goods, wine, beer, gourmet gifts and more!
1255 Monterey St B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
10215 Degrees C Wine Shop & Bar – Templeton
Located in downtown Templeton, 15c Wine Shop and Bar is a local and traveler favorite. They offer small production Central Coast wines as well as over 500 wines from around the world.
624 S Main St #101, Templeton, CA 93465
We have so many amazing coffee shops in the area! Consider buying a gift card, mug, or bag of coffee beans. Some of our personal favorite spots include AMSTRDM, Cacti Coffee Roasters, Joe Bella, Scout Coffee, and Kreuzberg.
104Taste In The Alley – Paso Robles
This hidden gem is a speakeasy wine bar in downtown Paso Robles. It holds over 300 wines locally and internationally made.
1211 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Now more than ever our local businesses need your support! Consider purchasing a gift card for a future meal or as a gift this holiday season.
Comment below if we missed anyone!
We are wishing you all a wonderful holiday season.
Remember to get out and EnjoySLO (safely).