The holiday season is almost here, and the best way to truly enjoy it is to be prepared: namely, getting the bulk of your holiday shopping done early. In order to do that, we suggest checking two things off your list at once by pairing your holiday shopping with a relaxing fall getaway to Hallmark Resort Newport.
Nye Beach: The best spot for boutique shopping in Newport
The holiday season has a unique charm in Newport, and nowhere is this more evident than in the picturesque Nye Beach. Nestled against the backdrop of cresting fall waves, the vibrant and upscale Nye Beach shopping district offers one-of-a-kind gifts and quintessential Oregon coast charm. Just a few reasons to do your holiday shopping there:
Oceanfront Setting: Shop with the gentle hum of the ocean in the background. The scenic beauty of Nye Beach is a gift in itself.
Gifts and experiences for everyone on your list: From art galleries to gourmet food shops, Nye Beach has something even the most discerning folks on your list. Whether you’re looking for handcrafted jewelry, a new or vintage book, or artisanal Oregon-made products, Nye Beach (just a short four-minute drive from Hallmark Resort Newport) has everything you didn’t even know you needed.
Local Love: Unlike impersonal mega-malls or online giants, Newport’s shops are a testament to the heart and soul of the vibrant local community. Shopping in Newport means directly supporting the local artisans, families and business owners who make Newport what it is. Each purchase tells a story and ensures that our community thrives.
Artisanal shopping in the heart of historic Nye Beach
Below are just a few great spots in Nye Beach to do your holiday shopping.
One of Newport’s most beloved shops, Charisma, has been in town for the past 35 years and is the perfect place to holiday shop, since they have plenty of gift ideas and are always completely decked out with holiday decor in November and December. The shop is carefully curated with beautiful home accessories, kitchen items, wedding and baby accessories, cards, jewelry and candles that fill the air with sweet and piney holiday scents.
Located on NW 3rd Street in an old Victorian home, Nye Beach Book House is the ideal spot to shop for all the bibliophiles in your life. With new, used and collectible books, the shop also features something you won’t find at Amazon—knowledgeable booksellers who can offer you advice on the best books from any given genre, era or author, including signed copies from Oregon authors and others. As the owner says, “The Nye Beach Book House is a deep store. A small but fine selection of books in all the categories that readers expect to find in a well-sorted book store.”
Pop in to this artist-owned gallery for gifts for the creative types in your life. Art by local and national artisans include paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and encaustic; sculpture; pottery; jewelry; mixed-media assemblages; and glass.
If you’re looking for a sweet culinary experience and gift shopping all in one, this is your place. Walk in and peruse their new and vintage housewares from companies like Magnolia Pearl and Rescued Living—each with its own story. Then let the aroma of holiday treats draw you to where husband-and-wife team Nick and Ruby are tirelessly baking sweets like cinnamon rolls, gingerbread loaves, brownies, cookies and a rotating menu of cupcake flavors. As Nick and Ruby always say, “Life is short. Eat dessert first.”
Holidays are filled with gatherings where appearing with a bottle of wine or bubbles in hand is always welcome. Nye Beach Wine Cellar has been selling domestic, Northwest and international wines and specialty foods in Nye Beach for over 25 years now. You can find something for every taste and budget in wines by the taste, glass, or bottle. If you need a reason to celebrate, they’re running a holiday special on Torre Oria Cava for just $8.95 a bottle until January 1, 2024.
Don’t forget lunch at Pacific Kitchen!
When you’re done exploring Nye Beach and you can’t hold one more bag, take a load off at Georgie’s sister restaurant Pacific Kitchen at Nye Beach. TripAdvisor’s top-rated restaurant in Newport, Pacific Kitchen offers some of your favorites from Georgie’s in an artsy, casual café atmosphere.
Holiday shopping in Nye Beach isn’t just about ticking items off a list. It’s about experiencing the warmth of community, relishing the beauty of the Pacific, and finding more personal, meaningful gifts that are as unique as all the people you love.