Posted Oct 19, 2021 | By Alejandra Cerball
Searching for the perfect gift? We've got you covered with gift ideas that everyone on your list will love.
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 happening Nov. 20th from 12:00 pm - 5 :00 pm. Enjoy wine and food as you shop.
A Very Merry Holiday Bash Makers Market – Calling all fans of handmade arts, crafts and seasonal décor! The Collection will be hosting a Holiday Makers Market in partnership with Creative Communal. Stop by Park View Court on Sunday, Dec. 5, from noon to 6 p.m. to join
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!
The Waterside Restaurant- 'Tis the season to treat the special people in your life to top quality local food, from the bounty of the Oxnard Plain and its coastal waters. Stop in for a gift certificate or book your next holiday party here! You won't regret having a family or company party with sweeping views of the Channel Islands Harbor as you enjoy delicious seafood with a Mediterranean influence at Waterside.
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!
Whether you're shopping for your significant other, someone who has everything, or need a stand-out gift for your adventure buddy, our Holiday Gift Guide is packed with great ideas from your favorite local businesses.
Satisfy their sweet tooth with a special treat made right here in California. Duverger Macarons are gluten-free and organic. With flavors like Birthday Cake and Blueberry lavender, you know they taste delicious!
Need a stocking stuffer or a gift for your Secret Santa? You can't go wrong with a holiday-themed treat made with premium Guittard Chocolate from Rosebud Chocolates. Try the chocolate cocoa bombs or peanut butter cups.
If you're shopping for the person who has everything, give them a gourmet tasty treat that's freshly popped in Oxnard. Shop We Bee Poppin's unique popcorn flavors in Downtown Oxnard. Flavors include churro, mango habanero, elote, and kaptain krunch.
Related: Shop Sweets + Confections Made in Oxnard
Need a stay-at-home date night idea? Surprise your lover with a Sushi Box Family Pack from Kanaloa Sushi. Choose from three options: Basic, Premium, and Deluxe. Dinner sorted!
With scents named Cereal Milk and Heartbreaker, these candles are funky gifts that the special someone in your life will cherish for hours. Matte Black Candle Co. candles are made with 100% natural soy wax.
Shop timeless, collectible, and limited edition drum kits from DW Drums. Scoop up Dave Grohl's iconic snare drum or the Mick Fleetwood "Rumours" icon snare drum.
Curious about the drum-making process? Book an Oxnard Factory Tour.
Get your favorite adventure buddy a special gift to visit the Channel Islands or go on a whale-watching excursion with Island Packers. Whale watching season starts in late December, so it is a perfect timely gift for animal lovers and adventure seekers.
Give your loved one a gift certificate for a special day at the beach with a bike rental from Wheel Fun Rentals. It's a fun gift the whole family can enjoy.
Shopping for a friend who loves water sports? They'll love a gift certificate for a kayak rental or a boat rental to spend the day on the water experiencing the harbor.
Buy gift certificates at Hopper Boat Rentals, Channel Islands Kayak Center, or Southern California Jet Skis.
Find your art lover a spectacular work of art, a handcrafted trinket, or a beautifully framed photograph at this unique gallery. Not sure what to get? Give them a gift certificate so they can choose their own artwork.
Give your history buff a membership to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. They'll get unlimited visits to see the ever-changing special exhibits, lectures, art, and other memorabilia that the museum has to offer.
Stock up on the best adventure gear at REI. It's the go-to place for everything they might want or need for their outdoor activities.
Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season with a one-hour massage or facial from Massage Envy. Don't forget to treat yourself too!
Shopping for the kids? Skip the toys and instead treat them to an afternoon getting creative at Color Me Mine.
Find that perfect throwback item to take you back to the good ol' days at Streets of Vintage. Stylish clothing, shoes, and accessories from yesteryear make their return.
Treat the wine lover on your list to a wine tasting session at Rancho Ventavo Cellars. Visit this artisan winery for all your favorite wine accessories!
History buffs will love a guided tour through the Victorian and Craftsman-style houses owned by pioneer families many years ago; give them a Heritage Square gift certificate to experience the history!
Sometimes the best gift is time spent together. Take your special someone on a classic date in Downtown Oxnard. Enjoy Dinner and a Movie at one of the many delicious restaurants and a movie at Plaza 14 Cinemas.
Know someone who is crazy about cars? Gift them a membership to the Murphy Auto Museum to experience all the museum exhibits.
Don't miss: Best Places to See Holiday Lights in Oxnard.
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