Gift Ideas You’ll Only Find in Cannon Beach
With no shopping malls or chain stores in sight, Cannon Beach boutiques offer merchandise you’re not likely to find elsewhere including discoveries like fashion from local designers, award-winning distilled spirits and sweets from a fifth-generation candy store. And with at least a dozen local galleries each offering unique works ranging from landscape paintings and beautiful art glass to world class photography, bronze sculpture and handcrafted jewelry, there is no limit to the amazing finds in this charming village by the sea.
Here are just a few places to search for shopping treasure in Cannon Beach:
A Flock of Puffins:
Located in a charming beach cottage, The Wine Shack offers a remarkable selection of regional wines including their very own award-winning flagship Puffin label. Popular favorites you might fall in love with include their Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Rosé, Cabernet and Red Wine blend.
Unique from the inside out, Icefire Glassworks is the brainchild of long-time Cannon Beach residents and glass artists Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland and they create truly one-of-a-kind pieces. Wander into this cozy midtown building and watch as glowing hot molten glass is crafted into shimmering towers and platters of color and iridescent beauty.
Fashions from a Local Designer:
Working directly with tailors in Thailand, Bali and Nepal, La Luna Loca owner and designer Kathy Kleczek sources fabrics and designs garments that are made with mindfulness. This clothing store bursts with color, from hand-tooled leather bags to cozy scarves, wraps and skirts.
Treats from Fifth-Generation Candy Makers:
Pink-and-white-striped Bruce’s Candy Kitchen has been a local tradition since 1963. Watch candy makers work the vintage taffy puller and wrapper then pick up a selection of candies including their seasonal peppermint Humbugs, signature Cannon Beach Sea Salt flavored taffy, sea-salt caramels and coconut haystacks.
The Oregon Coast (in watercolor):
Cannon Beach painter (and surfer!) Jeffrey Hull has become known for watercolors that portray the many moods of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Hull’s love affair with sea, sky, wind and waves all come together in a rich patina of color and light, making a piece from his gallery a special way to remember an Oregon Coast visit.
Cannon Beach Spirits:
Self-proclaimed distilling nerd Mike Selberg is the mind behind Cannon Beach Distillery’s remarkable gins, rums and small batch whiskeys. Among his award-winning spirits are the Il Keyote agave spirits and Donlon Shanks Amber Rum.
Gems, precious metals and sea glass, glitter and sparkle at Jewelry by Sharon Amber, where this local artist has been carving and working with metals for over 40 years. Look for her authentic cloisonné pendants featuring waterfalls and even Haystack Rock in miniature.