#1 Fishermen's Wharf

Monterey, California  93940

(831) 372-4134

Harbor House Gifts

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About us

fun facts:

Come inside to see the Largest Handblown Murano Chandelier in the world!  Also a must see is our largest oil painting of the Lone Cypress painted on a single continuous canvas.

A little bit of history:

Harbor House Gifts is a family run business since 1950. Maxine Elves was the first gift shop owner amidst the multitude of fishermen on Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf. With little money for merchandise, Mrs. Elves  collected driftwood to fill her store & grew the business to be one of the finest gift stores on the Monterey Peninsula. Maxine Elves was an icon & “Lady of the Wharf” for over 50 years. Her daughter, Sally Elves, currently runs and operates the business with as much love and care as her mother but with her own unique touch.  We hope you will enjoy our store, the Wharf and our beautiful City of Monterey.