The Best Deals for Shopping on Catalina Island
Catalina Island is a destination all about activity—walking, snorkeling, hiking, you name it. However, if you are like other tourists, you may want to buy some souvenirs to take home with you. Even if you live in Catalina, you still want to buy items that capture your new home town’s personality. What are some of the best shopping locations on Catalina Island? Let’s start by discussing some of the stores in Avalon, the main city that makes up the island.
There are plenty of local artists you can support in Avalon. Upton’s House of Wood is a unique creation imagined by Bud Upton and his son Roger. Here you can find original paintings, carvings and knickknacks. This house is opened in the summer. Off White Gallery is another option, and this showcases works by some local artists, including watercolor works and bronze sculpture.
Shop unique and eclectic boutiques on Catalina Island
Glitter shops like the Catalina Gold Company sell many chains and smaller pieces. There are also pearls, diamonds and gold collectables. Patricia’s is another gallery to look into, and this one features hand crafted gold and silver creations. If you want something less local and more “upscale” then visit CC Gallaghers. This shop sells everything from wine to gourmet foods to toys and flowers. There is even an espresso bar in the corner.
Other gift shops include the eco-friendly Catalina Nature Company, the quaint Hen House Gifts and the Le Bouquet de Catalin. On Crescent Avenue you can find some clothing stores as well as other souvenir shops. There are three stores for children; the Toy Attic on Claressa, Melody’s on Sumner Avenue, and the Sand Box Children’s Boutique on Crescent Avenue.
In order to honor your own memories of the island, try buying something that is unique to Catalina Island. Take home a painting, a hand-crafted collectible or a unique piece of jewelry. This way, even years later, you can look back on these beautiful moments and smile!