Posted on November 30, 2020
Tis the season to begin holiday shopping! The sales seem to start earlier each year so we have compiled a list of great options in our area to consider during your beach vacation! Whether you are shopping for others or yourself, you will find some of the best shopping in Alabama here on the coast!
Find boutiques like Lucca, a coffee shop that sells gorgeous coastal home décor at Southern Grind, specialty stores like Sand Dollar Lifestyles, Coastal Outfitters and Seaside Shoes & Swim plus a store for your furry pals at Faux Paws at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Park your car and spend the day shopping, stop for lunch or try one of the delicious candy stores like Kilwins or The Sugar Shack. Don’t forget to stop into Gulf Coast House of Jerky for the jerky lovers on your shopping list this season!
Whether you want to buy a gift card to a spa like Serenity at the Beach or you are looking for beautiful shoes and clothing, you can find it at SanRoc Cay Marina! Take a walk along the water, stop for lunch and step inside specialty shops like Jane Loves Shoes or Blue Lagoon Swimwear and create your own bath products at Harmony Creek Farm.
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This location offers many options! You can shop local with The Beach House Boutique and stop in for a milkshake at The Yard. Looking for delicious southern food? Look no further than the locally loved Kitty’s Kafe. This location also offers your favorite chain stores like Target, Books-A-Million and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
This charming boutique offers a beachy vibe full of trendy pieces! Find swimsuits, cute clothing and jewelry, gift ideas and home décor at Salt, which is located steps from the sand in Orange Beach!
The name says it all! Locals and visitors alike all love this store for their Orange Beach specialty items. You can find tees, drink huggers, cute jackets, beach activities and even fun items for your dog with their Orange Beach logo!
You can find the Tanger Outlet Center nearby in Foley with sales happening throughout the year! Shop designer stores like Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Ralph Lauren Polo or other favorites like H&M, Sunglass Hut, Express and more! You will also find a few locally owned restaurants to enjoy lunch. Try Rock-N-Roll Sushi, PS Taco or stop into the Food Court for pizza and other casual food options.
If you are looking for souvenir items to take home to your family, stop into the welcome centers in both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for gift ideas and even glass blowing classes! You can handcraft something special to take home with you and check out the learning materials while you’re there! Our area is full of fascinating facts from wildlife to war history. You can find it all at both welcome center locations!
Looking for delicious local seafood and shopping options? Stop by this location for the best of both worlds! This is one of the oldest specialty shopping centers in our area. The Original Oyster House serves your favorite seafood favorites (like their savory gumbo) and you can shop while you’re there on the boardwalk at Geez Louise Boutique, Original Oyster House Trading Company, Speakeasy Spirits or stop by for a treat at the locally owned Matt’s Ice Cream!
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