Home to an active artist community and small business owners dedicated to showing off the region’s best products, Oceanside offers a variety of local shops and markets that make shopping in Oceanside interesting any time of year — you’re always sure to find a unique souvenir to remind you of your time spent right by the Pacific Ocean.
Of course, the holiday season ups the ante, and the coastal town offers extra-special shopping experiences leading up to Christmas. Ready to start marking things off your gift list? Here’s your guide to holiday shopping in Oceanside.
Mission Pacific’s own standout gift, surf, and apparel boutique, The Ozone, is also getting into the holiday spirit with a calendar full of special events from the end of November through December. Along with a number of brands exclusively found at The Ozone,
Small Business Saturday | November 27, 10AM-6PM
Head to The Ozone on Small Business Saturday after Thanksgiving to shop a number of local brands — like Leeada, Joy Dravecky, Minnie Lane, Zito Hat Co., and Drake’s California — that will be having mini pop-up stores at the store. You’ll also be able to sip on OPTIMIST cocktails while you shop, plus get complimentary gift wrapping. Holiday shopping has never been easier!
Sip n’ Shop for a Cause | December 2, 4-7PM
Mingle with brand founders from Apothia by Ron Robinson, Paula Rosen Jewelry, The Frippery Vintage Collections, Alosia Beauty, and Bite Gummies, while enjoying Walt Wines and Light Bites. A percentage of sales will benefit Feeding San Diego, a Feeding America member, and San Diego County’s leading hunger relief and food rescue organization.
Holiday Shopping Kick-off | December 3, 4-7PM
Get your holiday shopping in Oceanside done early. On December 3, The Ozone will have gifting experts from Apothia by Ron Robinson, Paula Rosen Jewelry, The Frippery Vintage Collections, Alosia Beauty, and Bite Gummies on site to help you pick out the perfect presents for everyone on your list. You’ll also get insider access to product sampling, styling consultations, and complimentary gift wrapping, all while sipping Javi’s Ranch Water.
Holiday Fun Open House | December 12, 10AM-7PM
This family-friendly open house at The Ozone will offer a little something for everyone—especially young ones—with pop-ups from must-have kids brands: iScream, Trend Tech, Rowdy Sprout, Shade Critters, and Zomi Gem Jewelry. Don’t miss snapping a family photo at the holiday-themed photo booth, getting a Petite n’ Pretty makeup consultation, and snacking on the complimentary refreshments, including holiday cookies.
Jilli Jewels Trunk Show | December 17 and 18, 10AM-6PM
Know someone in need of an energy shift? Swing by the Jilli Jewels Trunk Show at The Ozone to shop hand-selected gemstone jewelry and crystals.
Holiday Gift Market at Oceanside’s Sunset Market
Oceanside’s famous Sunset Market draws in thousands of visitors from across San Diego’s North County every Thursday through the year, but even more so leading up to Christmas. Every Thursday in December from 5:00-9:00 p.m. the Sunset Market turns into Oceanside’s Holiday Gift Market, featuring 200 artisans and merchants, an international food court, live music, activities for the kids, and even special appearances from Santa himself on December 1, 8 and 15 from 5:50-7:30 p.m.
One of the go-to shopping spots in Oceanside, Rising Co. is a cooperative retail shop run by local designers and creatives in an Instagram-worthy 1930s service station. The collective (located about half a mile from Mission Pacific) features goods from 10 Oceanside brands, plus there’s also a coffee shop onsite to fuel your holiday shopping. Rising Co. will host a Holiday Artisan Market on December 10 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., but of course, you can stop by anytime to pick up an array of handcrafted gifts.
Another go-to shopping hub in Oceanside is Tremont Collective, just one mile from Mission Pacific. The multipurpose shopping space and outdoor venue includes a local coffee shop, bottle shop, and the wildly popular Brixton — a nationwide hat and apparel brand that got its start in Oceanside.
Premium outlets near Oceanside
Looking for more name brand options? Just a short drive south from Oceanside on I-5, you’ll find the Carlsbad Premium Outlets®, while a 25-minute drive north along I-5 will take you straight to the Outlets at San Clemente.
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