October 25, 2018
The holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to start making your shopping list and checking it twice! If you’re spending time in Oxnard, you’re in luck! With so many specialty shops, boutiques and locally made treasures you are bound to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Whether you need something unique for that difficult someone on your list, a stand-out gift for your avid outdoor enthusiast or a beautiful piece of art for your art-lover, Oxnard shopping is both easy-going and full of variety.
Here are our top picks for the best places to get your holiday shopping in Oxnard done, and what gifts you can find there.
For the art lover or adventurer in your life, this is the perfect place to find an interesting and thoughtful gift. Purchase your explorer not only a present but a life experience with a gift certificate to one of the many activities that are based at the harbor or find your artistic friend the perfect trinket at one of the specialty shops or vendors at the farmers market.
Island Packers– Get your adventurer a special gift to visit the Channel Islands or go on a whale watching excursion. The whale watching season starts in late December, so it is a perfect timely gift for animal lovers and adventure seekers alike!
Wheel Fun Rentals-Give your loved one a gift certificate to a special day at the beach with a bike rental from Wheel Fun Rentals! A perfect gift that would be fun for the whole family!
Kayaking & Boating– For the active person in your life, treat them with gift certificates to a kayaking trip or boat rental to spend the day on the water experiencing the harbor. Gift certificates can be purchased from Hopper Boat Rentals, Channel Islands Kayak Center or Blue Ocean Kayak.
Studio Gallery– Find your art lover a spectacular work of art, special hand-crafted trinket or a beautifully framed photograph at this unique gallery. Not sure what they might like? Give them a gift certificate to pick out something they like!
Annual Parade of Lights Festival– Come to the special holiday celebration at the Channel Islands Harbor on December 8th! There will be many local vendors selling handcrafted arts and crafts, jewelry, wreaths and more as well as a meet and greet with Santa and a special snow area!
Channel Islands Maritime Museum– Give your history buff a membership to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum and give them a year of unlimited visits to see the ever-changing special exhibits, lectures, art and other memorabilia that the museum has to offer.
Farmers Market– Discover something unique for everyone on your list from the local vendors at the Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market every Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM.
This premier shopping center has all that you’d need for your typical shopping needs-plus some fun extras! From activities to clothes, outdoor goods to dining The Collection will have what you need for all the people in your life.
REI– Does your outdoor lover need something new? REI is the go-to place for everything they might want or need for their outdoor activities.
Massage Envy– Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season with a one-hour massage or facial for that person on your list…or make it a gift to yourself!
Color Me Mine– This is the perfect idea for kids, give a gift certificate or take the kids in your life here to paint something special for their parents!
Boutiques– Spend some time wandering through all the unique boutiques and clothing stores that are the bulk of The Collection.
Rancho Ventavo Cellars– Treat the wine lover on your list to a wine tasting session at this artisan winery and some wine accessories!
Heritage Square– History buffs will love a guided tour through the Victorian and Craftsman-style houses owned by pioneer families many years ago, give them a gift certificate to experience the history!
Murphy Auto Museum– Know someone who is crazy about cars? Gift them a membership to the Murphy Auto Museum so they and one other person can view all of the amazing exhibits for a year!
Oxnard Tamale Festival– Come shop the unique vendors at this free community festival to find a one-of-a-kind gift for the people on your list, and don’t forget to grab a fresh tamale to fuel you while you shop! December 1st from 9-6:30 pm.