We are coming upon another holiday shopping season, which means savings, deals, and discounts are about to sprout with abundance. Following heavy Thanksgiving meals, and late-night hangouts with the family, millions of America’s most enthusiastic shoppers will venture out for the season’s midnight kickoff on Black Friday. Even more shoppers will check in for the following shopping holiday at the end of that weekend, and they’ll do it from the comfort of their own homes.
Cyber Monday is the virtual follow-up to Black Friday, and it’s a shopping holiday tailor-made for the digital age. The tradition dates back to 2005, when the National Retail Federation’s Ellen Davis and Scott Silverman created it for a sale by Shop.org. It’s since exploded into an international phenomenon, inspiring annual Cyber Monday sales from major online retailers like Amazon, as well as countless boutique operations.
To discover savings and deals on your next trip to Monterey, check out The Sanctuary Beach Resort’s collection of Hotel Deals & Special Packages. Also, keep an eye out for our upcoming Cyber Monday Package.
For travelers who plan to visit during the holiday season, one of the best ways to utilize your Cyber Monday savings is to pick up some quintessential Monterey gifts. These are a few of our favorite places to enjoy some holiday shopping in Monterey.
This eclectic independent book shop in Monterey has a great selection of reads, as well as a wide variety of other gifts to take home to a loved one. You can find quirky gift cards, locally-crafted jewelry, works of art, candles, wind chimes, and an array of toys when shopping at this unique shop in town.
Luminata Books & Gifts. 631 Casas St. Monterey, CA
To shop for some upscale women’s clothes and treat that special lady in your life, check out Grace Lifestyle Boutique. The selection is both contemporary and in vogue, without being too flashy or indulgent. You can also peruse an inventory of delightful home goods like candles and kitchenware at this local favorite.
Grace Lifestyle Boutique. 461 Alvarado St.
Head over to Monterey County’s Pacific Grove to explore a constantly rotating inventory at this children’s consignment store. A unique concept, Chatterbaux is well known for sourcing a vibrant and beautiful selection of clothes and toys. Those who are environmentally conscious will also enjoy the reusability of the gifts they find here.
Chatterbaux Shoppe. 157 Fountain Ave. Pacific Grove, CA
If you’re in need of variety and quality shopping in Monterey during the holiday season, then check out Del Monte Shopping Center. The largest shopping center on the peninsula, it’s also the only local spot to find a department store. You can shop big name brands here including Banana Republic, Lululemon Athletica, Zumiez, Gap, and Men’s Warehouse. Special gifts are also plentiful at Pandora and Zales Jewelers.
Del Monte Shopping Center. 1410 Del Monte Center. Monterey, CA
Travelers spending time in Monterey during the holiday season should also enjoy the area and its local festivities. Those here in early in the month can check out the Downtown Monterey Tree Lighting Celebration on December 6th. We also highly recommend the Brighten The Harbor Lighted Boat Parade on Sunday, December 8th. Later in the month, you can enjoy the BIG Little Holiday Party at the gorgeous Monterey Bay Aquarium on December 15th.
After you finish your Cyber Monday shopping spree, consider giving back to a worthy cause like The Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary. The Sanctuary Beach Resort will support this environmentally protective organization this #GivingTuesday, and we invite you to join us.