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4 Ways to Shop Local in Costa Mesa This Holiday

Posted on November 25, 2020 | 2:00pm | Travel Costa Mesa

Mom and daughters shopping with masks

We may not be able to shop quite the same this year. Fortunately, there are more shopping options than ever, so you can still shop small while staying safe. We’ve put together a list of ways for you to find the perfect gift while shopping local. 

Shop Online

Whether you live nearby or across the country, shop your favorite Costa Mesa businesses from the convenience of home. Our Costa Mesa Business Updates page includes links to their online stores. Looking for something for the home? Try businesses in SOCO & The OC Mix. If you’re shopping for ethical, eco-friendly items, the stores in The CAMP are for you. For something unique, try The LAB businesses for that perfect gift. 

Pick Up Curbside

If you live within driving distance and want to get out of the house, you can opt for curbside pickup. Many businesses in Costa Mesa are offering this service, so be sure to check if this is an option. SCP2Go at South Coast Plaza includes several boutiques and restaurants that provide curbside delivery. Visit their website for more information.

Shop Safely In Person

There are also several great options for shopping safely in person. The LAB and The CAMP are open air retail campuses. SOCO & The OC Mix also has plenty of open air space, including outdoor seating. If you want to visit South Coast Plaza, you can opt for boutique appointments or visiting during off-peak hours, either early in the day or after 4:00pm. Remember to bring a mask when visiting Costa Mesa and maintain, at least, 6 feet of social distance if you do shop in person. 

Buy Gift Cards

Not sure what to buy? Gift cards are a great way to support local businesses during this difficult time. For a list of restaurants that offer gift cards, visit our restaurants page. You can also check out Give & Get Local for more businesses offering gift cards this holiday season.

With so many ways to shop, you can find the perfect gift and support local businesses.