Posted Oct 18, 2019 | By Visit Oxnard
The holidays are fast approaching, and it's time to start making your shopping list and checking it twice! 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 adventurer or a beautiful piece of art for your cultural traveler, Oxnard shopping is both easy-going and full of variety.
Here are our top picks for the best places for holiday shopping in Ventura County.
Holiday Boutique "Sip & Shop" – ‘Tis the season to shop at Magnavino Cellars‘ annual Holiday Gift Boutique. Enjoy wine, food and music while you shop.
Makers Market – Join us on the second Saturday of each month for Makers Market in partnership with Blissful Boutiques! This market features a collection of local artisans who will be selling unique, handcrafted goods. The Market takes place at The Collection at RiverPark on Park View Court across from The Annex Food Hall. Makers Market will be postponed or cancelled in the event of rain.
For the outdoor adventurer in your life, this is the perfect place to find an experiential gift. Gift certificates are available for the many activities located within the harbor's marinas. Or, find your artistic friend the perfect trinket at one of the specialty shops or vendors at the farmers market located at Marine Emporium Landing.
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 Southern California Jet Skis.
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! There will be many local vendors selling handcrafted arts and crafts, jewelry, wreaths and more. And, don’t miss 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 Collection at RiverPark is Ventura County's premier lifestyle, shopping and entertainment center. From garden stores to clothing boutiques, you'll find an eclectic collection of goods for your holiday shopping needs.
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 comprise the bulk of The Collection.
Streets of Vintage– Find that perfect throwback item to take you back to the good ol' days. Stylish clothing, shoes and accessories from yesteryear make their return.
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!
Dinner and a Movie– Sometimes the best gift is time spent together. Take your special someone on a classic date in Downtown Oxnard. Enjoy dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants and a movie at Plaza 14 Cinemas.
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!
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