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About Us




Welcome to Blackwater, the premier destination for those seeking the unique, the timeless, and the truly unforgettable in San Luis Obispo. As a cherished family-owned gift shop, we pride ourselves on curating a collection of items that celebrate individuality, craftsmanship, and the beauty of life's moments.

Founded in the heart of San Luis Obispo, Blackwater emerged from a passion for the exquisite and the eclectic. Our doors opened to offer a sanctuary for seekers of vintage treasures and contemporary masterpieces alike, making us a cornerstone in the community for gifts that tell a story.

At Blackwater, we believe that every item on our shelves holds a tale waiting to be shared. From artisanal crafts to vintage finds, our selection is meticulously chosen to ensure that each piece resonates with our core values of quality, beauty, and sustainability. As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of heritage and connection, which is why we strive to bring you products that are not only eye-catching but also heartwarming and ethically produced.

Celebrate with us through the seasons. Whether you're decorating your home, searching for the perfect gift, or simply indulging in the beauty of a handcrafted piece, Blackwater is your go-to San Luis Obispo gift shop. From the whimsy of our Halloween displays to the magic of our Christmas collections, every visit to Blackwater promises new discoveries and delights.

Join our community of explorers, dreamers, and collectors. Experience the charm and character that make Blackwater more than just a gift shop—it's a journey into the heart of creativity and connection. Because here, at Blackwater, we're not just selling products; we're creating memories, fostering relationships, and building a legacy of beauty and joy for generations to come.

Discover the difference a thoughtfully chosen gift can make. Visit us today and find out why Blackwater is San Luis Obispo's favorite destination for gifts with soul.

 Blackwater downtown plant and gift store

Store Location

Blackwater (805) 541-2900
705 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
You can find metered street parking all around the downtown area and three parking structures. We also have a curbside pickup spot right in front of the shop for in-store pickup orders.