Shopping and Gift Giving in Pismo Beach

holiday shoppingThe season of gift giving is in full swing. Perhaps you jumped into the middle of the Black Friday madness or have been avoiding the crowds altogether, but either way everyone seems to have some last minute shopping to attend to.

There is no better place to enjoy your days of holiday shopping than in Pismo Beach and its surrounding communities. You will be able to fulfill all of your last minute gift giving needs due to over 100 gift shops and retail stores located within a ten mile radius of Pismo Beach.

The 20 gift shops of Pismo Beach

There are 20 gift shops located right in Pismo Beach. You will find the ultimate offering in beachwear for any sun and sand lover on your shopping list. Visit D&H Beachwear or Ashtie’s Beach Shack where you will also find an abundance of novelty items and souvenirs for all of your Pismo fanatics.

Have a special woman in your life? A variety of high end women’s fashions, jewelry and perfumes are available from a variety of shops including Dynasty Gems, Diamond Designs and Heart’s Desire Soaps.

You will be sure to find the ultimate gift for the Pismo Beach lover on your list. Visit for a complete directory and map of gift shops in the area.

The 8 shops of Avila Beach

After exploring Pismo Beach, head up the coast to Avila Beach where 8 gift shops will dazzle your senses and fulfil your beach going needs. The Avila Valley Barn sells local produce and a variety of locally made gourmet foods. Discover kitchen items, toys, holiday décor and other gifts for the whole family.

Find sandals, t-shirts, sunglasses, towels and more for the ultimate beach goer at the likes of Beach Comber Bills and Footseas. Finally, indulge the kids with a visit to This Little Fishy, the ultimate beach boutique for the beach bums under 12.

For a full list of Avila Beach shops visit

The 11 shops of the Village of Arroyo Grande

After hitting the beaches, take a trip down the 101 for a visit to the cozy setting of the Village of Arroyo Grande. 11 gift and specialty item boutiques and stores offer an array of antiques, furniture and apparel from the likes of Willis & Bennett, Luxe Boutique and Brisco’s Village Gift Shop. For locations and contact information visit the

If you still have not been able to fulfill everyone’s holiday wishes, take a trip to San Luis Obispo or return to Pismo Beach to visit the Premium Outlets for an additional 40 retail stores for your shopping convenience in designer fashions, shoes, sportswear, kids wear and home essentials and décor.

Make a holiday of it in Pismo Beach, or at least spend a day, or two or three, shopping with us. And once you have spent the day buying gifts for everyone else in your life, it will be time to let SeaCrest, a Pismo Beach OceanFront Hotel, serve you. Put up your feet, enjoy an ocean view and relax after your eventful day.

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