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When you take a trip to Monterey and the Central Coast of California, a world of charming design and independent boutiques awaits. Take a little bit of Monterey back with you, or grab a special gift for friends and family. These are our favorite home and garden shops in Monterey.

La Dolce Vita Home & Garden

This tiny shop is a local favorite, tucked into the Cannery Row neighborhood of Monterey. Easy-to-grab local gifts like handmade soaps, lotions and candles offer travelers a great way to bring some of the Central Coast home. Also, be sure to peruse an ever rotating inventory of local art, bohemian apparel, and jewelry.

La Dolce Vita Home & Garden. 660 Cannery Row. 408-710-2454

Orientations Fine Asian Antiques

Located in Monterey’s historic Marsh Building, Orientations is a sleek proprietor of fine Asian antiques. Find Japanese bronze flower containers, upscale wooden furnishings from China and a variety of garden basins and fountains.

Orientations. 700 Camino El Estero. 831-655-9766

Cypress Garden Nursery

This adorable flower shop has helped to make Monterey even more attractive since 1952. The full-service garden center sells flowers, plant materials and local handcrafted items. Our favorite gift-shop treasures include water sculptures and handmade candles.

Cypress Garden Nursery. 590 Perry Lane. 831-373 1625

Monterey Kitchens

Monterey Kitchens’s sparkling showroom offers a wide variety of eco-friendly and luxurious kitchen design ware. Styles range from Carmel Cottage to Mid Century Modern. Monterey Kitchens services the entire central coast of California and does out of state projects as well.

Monterey Kitchens. 131 Lighthouse Ave. 831-372-3909

Europa Design

Minimalist, modern design is the staple of Europa. Check out the geometric area rugs, sleek furniture, and funky lighting fixtures at this Del Monte Avenue favorite.

Europa Design. 1280 Del Monte Ave. 831-372-5044