Third Annual Main Street Gift Finds

Saviz Designer Boutique

Her clothes are a work of art. The designers she works with have been carefully selected. Saviz tells me she believes in great quality and one-of-kind, edgy and some fashion-forward and avant-guard designs.  A sense of individuality is important to her, and unique designs and ways of layering are a way of expressing it. Saviz has an incredible eye to know what styles and colors are best for her customers. She is working on her own designs also. She has had a shop here for 10 years! Saviz is located at 604 Main Street Suite F located in La Piazza. Don’t miss it!

Fog Town Toys

I learned that this year the popular toys are the classics…legos, tried-and-true games such as Operation and Clue.  They even have the card game that I learned a couple of years ago, the popular Werewolf. If you want to see what your daughter’s boyfriend is made of, bring this game out. You do have to think on your feet and have a good poker face. It’s a team strategy game, so fun for family and friend get-togethers.  If you need classic, popular or new toys and games, it’s right here!  Fog Town Toys is located at 330 Main Street.

Crow’s Nest

Who needs big name department stores when you have Crow’s Nest in town.  Angela curates on pointe brands of classic and current styles. Plus you get to sip champagne and have a luxury shopping experience.  I just found the perfect black velvet blazer that I had been looking for for a long time. There’s beautiful jewelry curated from around the country plus a sale rack too. Did I mention there is a comfy couch for your shopping partner?  Crow’s Nest is located at 406 Main Street.

Gourmet Appliance Kitchen and Home Emporium

If you like to cook, downtown has your back.  The selection is much more vast than I remember last time I visited.  There is even a display BlueStar oven! Tons of great cooking tools that you never knew you needed, and the popular Put A Lid On It which I hear are flying off the shelves.  Gourmet Appliance Kitchen and Home Emporium is located at 315 Main Street.

Garden Apothecary

This gorgeous shop is a feast for the eyes.  Here you will find spectacular wreaths, amethyst crystals, a beautiful display of products using herbs and plants from the local farm. A perfect place to find a gift for friend, co-worker or boss, and someone who appreciates self care, unique decor and gardening.  Garden Apothecary is located at 329 Main Street.

Olive Crush​ 

I have a crush on flavored vinegars.  This beautiful shop has a vast selection of oils, vinegars and pastas, in addition to a few other goodies.  You can taste the oils and vinegars and the staff person was really helpful in understanding my flavor goals so I selected the right product.  Their little bottles are perfect stocking stuffer size.  Olive Crush is located at 300 Main Street.

Feed and Fuel

This shop is one of the most fun on Main Street.  You can be looking for a unique ornament, outdoor boots, pet supplies, or horse tack, it’s all there.  I found some fun coasters for a gift exchange party that are quirky-cute, well made and useful. If you have animal needs, they are a great resource too. Feed and Fuel is located at 331 Main Street.


Find a treasure trove of African objet d’art right here in Half Moon Bay. The next closest shop of this kind I could find was in San Francisco. One of the most amazing items they have for sale is furniture made from recycled African rail woods. The African art is from the entire continent. Jungletraders is located at 424 Main Street.

Small Town Sweets

This irresistible shop is 250 square feet of deliciousness. One of the featured yummies here is the home-made fudge. A great place to fill your stockings, or just eat it right then and there while listening to stories of the owner’s local history. Audrey Seaton is a fourth generation Half Moon Bay resident who also manages to find and make some really cool local gifts.
Small Town Sweets is located at 516 Main Street.

New Leaf

At the corner of Main Street and San Mateo Road, the New Leaf grocery store has a surprising assortment of stocking stuffers including body and health care, accessories and great gifts that can only be found locally. This time of year there are also gorgeous fresh wreaths, an order table for your Holiday meal, and festive displays.

My wish for you is the opportunity to take a few minutes to reflect on 2018 and think about what you’d like to make 2019 a great year for you.