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Holiday Gift Ideas You'll Only Find in Cannon Beach
Published: 11/10/2017  Updated: 11/17/2017
Bruce's Candy Kitchen, 256 N. Hemlock

Wrap up your holiday shopping in Cannon Beach with these seven unique gift ideas that will please even the pickiest people on your list.

Cannon Beach boutiques offer merchandise you're not likely to find in a typical shopping mall including discoveries like sunken treasure, beautiful glass art and award-winning distilled spirits. Throughout November and December, Cannon Beach is decorated with evergreens and holiday lights as shops and galleries offer abundant and unique gift shopping opportunities including these highlights:

Sunken Treasure: Every piece inside the Cannon Beach Treasure Co. has a story. Meticulous displays of coins, ring money and even partially full rum bottles from sunken ships beckon to history buffs and antiquarians. This is truly an opportunity to actually get your very own piece of history.

A Flock of Puffins: Located in a charming beach cottage, The Wine Shack offers their very own flagship wine, award-winning Puffin Pinot Noir, alongside a remarkable selection of regional wines. Additional Puffins you may fall in love with include their Rosé, Red Wine, Cabernet, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.

Art Glass: Unique from the inside out, Icefire Glassworks is the brainchild of long-time Cannon Beach residents and glass artists Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland. Inside, watch as glowing hot molten glass is crafted into shimmering towers and platters of color and iridescent beauty. Every piece is truly one-of-a-kind.

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 signature Cannon Beach Sea Salt flavored taffy, truffles, 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.

Wearable Art: 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.

Find out more about holiday activities happening in Cannon Beach here: Haystack Holidays Events

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