This business was originally a restaurant called “Pilot Restaurant” which was frequented by John Steinbeck where he used to sit in the bar and observe characters for his books. The owner, Sonny Boy Velis, sold his business because he had no sons, only daughters, and his wife wanted to go back to Greece.
Harbor House Gifts has been family owned since 1950. There is a wide selection of souvenir clothing T-shirts, Jackets, Hoodies in all sizes, name mugs, piggy banks, and a great line of nostalgia items as well as replica guns & swords. Some of our favorite for gifts are musical snow globes, hand painted Fairies, Bronze Spiritual/Inspirational statues, Venetian Masks, Day of the Dead Bobble Heads, Tiaras, and our locally hand-painted collection of Christmas ornaments.
Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday : 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
Friday – Sunday : 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Lots of random things mugs, shot glasses, toy cars, Elvis Presley purses and coffee mugs, dancing solar flowers, cat clocks and everything unoriginally kitch you can imagine. While shopping at Harbor House Gifts, be sure to notice the largest hand-blown glass Murano Chandelier shipped directly from Murano, Italy in 1966. Also notice the largest oil painting of the Lone Cypress.
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