Gifts & Specialty in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Stroll along charming cobblestone streets and discover secret passageways in downtown Carmel, where locally owned boutique stores provide a plethora of opportunities to shop for unique gifts that you’re not likely to find at home. With very few chain stores, Carmel retains the quaint character for which it’s so famous.

Since 1973, The Cheese Shop has been a favorite destination for both locals and tourists, who flock here for the generous cheese samples and remarkable selection. Cheese and wine experts are eager to impart their knowledge, and there is always some new and unique cheese to learn about.

Carefully selected books, garden ornaments and other local treasures make each visit to The Pilgrim’s Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden a new and unique experience. Browse an extensive hand-selected library of books, or stroll the charming garden shop, where fountains, statues, and plants are eager to find a new home.

Art, wine and ultra-premium Olive Oil and balsamic vinegars make the perfect trio, hence Trio Carmel, a gift shop specializing in the intertwining of favorite flavors and activities.

Vintage hats are the ideal accompaniment for just about any outfit, and The Hat Shop is loaded with vintage, restored hats, and a friendly owner who wants nothing more than good conversation and helping guests find the perfect topper to complement any outfit.

Nearby Cannery Row and the Old Fisherman’s Wharf are landmark Monterey Peninsula destinations, featuring boutique shops and popular eateries. From handcrafted jewelry and gorgeous pearls to nautical décor and local photography, you’ll be captivated the moment you arrive.

Join us at Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, Highlands Inn, and discover Carmel, where eclectic, memorable shops and one-of-a-kind treasures await.