Are you the type who (at least at times) considers holiday shopping to be a bit of a chore? And as the big day draws closer, do those yet-to-be-bought items on your holiday shopping list start to become a source of stress? If you said yes to either or both of these questions, here’s an idea that can ease your seasonal-shopping pains: Knock out your entire list early during an enjoyable beach getaway.
After all, no matter what’s left to buy on your Christmas shopping list, it’s a safe bet that the wide-ranging shops and stores in the Myrtle Beach area can cover your needs. And even better, when you choose to knock out your holiday shopping on the Grand Strand, you can work in some beach time, plenty of stunning coastal scenery and an amazing assortment of fun activities while you’re getting it all done.
Ready to take care of your holiday shopping list on the Grand Strand? Head for one (or more) of these seven great shopping destinations in the Myrtle Beach area:
A top spot for shopping, dining and entertainment (all in one place) in Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach is home to a long list of popular national retailers like Build-A-Bear Workshop, Claire’s, Rack Room, Sunglass Hut and Tervis. (And for fans of The Simpsons, there’s even a Kwik-E-Mart.) Looking for one-of-a-kind boutique shops? There are plenty of those here, too, like Bijuju, Palmetto Paradise, Southern Candle Studio, The Mole Hole and Toy Island. And while you’re there, you can even take a thrilling ride around the go-kart track at Broadway Grand Prix or see the stars at Hollywood Wax Museum. See all the shop offerings here.
Another Grand Strand retail complex that brings a huge collection of shopping with dining options together with an assortment of entertainment-focused attractions, North Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot Landing has assembled an impressive selection of shops like Beach House, Coastal Wine Boutique, Mulligan Golf Gift Store, Ron Jon Surf Shop and Savannah Bee Company along a scenic stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway. Explore all the shopping options here.
Touted as Myrtle Beach’s “uptown downtown” retail district, The Market Common gives shoppers the chance to check out well-known stores like Pottery Barn, Chico’s, Francesca’s and Anthropologie, plus locally owned gems like Centro Shoes, Style Me Boutique and Uncommon Chocolatier — all in an area with a quaint neighborhood feel. The experience even comes complete with park benches, rocking chairs and flowing fountains. Explore all the district’s store offerings here.
Anchored by department stores Belk, Dillard’s and JCPenney, Myrtle Beach’s Coastal Grand Mall also offers a lengthy list of prime shopping options like Bath & Body Works, Express, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Five Below, Foot Locker, GameStop and Hollister Co. And when all the shopping gets you hungry, you can find an array of tasty eatery options in the food court. See all the mall’s shopping options here.
For holiday-season shoppers who are on the hunt for bargains, Tanger Outlets can definitely deliver with a range of outlet stores from well-known national retail names like American Eagle, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Loft, Nike and Under Armour — just to name a few. And to add to shoppers’ available options, the Grand Strand even offers a pair of the outlet centers: one on Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach and another on Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach.
Located in Pawleys Island on the Grand Strand’s southern end, The Hammock Shops Village welcomed its first shoppers 75 years ago when the sole option there was a retailer of handmade rope hammocks. The original shop is still a big draw, but the list of shopping options is now much longer and includes 20-plus stores with offerings ranging from shoes and apparel to art, jewelry, candles and Christmas decorations.
For those seeking out that truly unique gift, Hudson’s Flea Market in Surfside Beach offers an amazing array of vendors selling everything from clothing and antiques to jewelry, records, golf supplies, handmade goods and cooking utensils. You never know just what you might find here, and the search is sure to be fun!
Looking for an ideal home base during your holiday shopping getaway in the Myrtle Beach area? Visit staybreeze.com today to explore the wide range of resorts and vacation rentals we have available up and down the Grand Strand — all offering convenient locations and comfortable amenities. And when you’re ready to lock in the perfect Myrtle Beach area spot, book your seasonal getaway with ease!