Handmade Pottery in Gulf Shores

Fabulous Holiday Gift Ideas Found Only In Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

When you shop for holiday gifts in the unique stores, boutiques and galleries in and around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, you're not only helping the local economy in the wake of the BP disaster, you're giving a unique treasure loved ones are sure to appreciate. Check out these great gift ideas:

The Original Oyster House Gift Shop - Shop Online! Ideal for your favorite southern cook -- buy Joe & Dave's hot sauces, gator sauces, Ya-Ya spices and more yummy favorites. Check out their online catalog at www.originaloysterhouse.com. Or, stop in one of their two locations: 701 Hwy 59, Original Oyster House Boardwalk, Gulf Shores (251-948-2445) and 3733 Battleship Parkway, Mobile (251-626-2188).

Tanner's Pecans & Candies - Shop Online! Great gifts for anyone on your list. Tanner's famous Gourmet Apples are covered in layers of milk chocolate, white chocolate, caramel and pecans. Find attractive tins filled with Pecan Pralines, Roasted Pecans, White Chocolate pecans and more. You can also find authentic pecan pie, amazing gourmet chocolates and beautiful gift baskets filled with tasty Southern treats. Shop online at www.tannerspecan.com. Or, visit their store located in the Tanger Outlet Center at 2601 S. McKenzie St. (suite #236), in Foley. For information call 251-943-2542.

The Hot Shop Studio at the Orange Beach Arts Center. Find truly one-of-a-kind, hand-blown glass gift ideas from the only public-access glass studio in the state of Alabama. You'll find the work of some of the country's finest glass artisans right here. Or, perhaps someone on your list would appreciate a gift certificate for a Glass-Blowing Class. The Hot Shop is located at the Orange Beach Art Center, 26389 Canal Road, Orange Beach. Call 251-981-ARTS (2787) or visit www.orangebeachartcenter.com.

The Blue Girl Beading Company - Shop Online! Find handcrafted and hand-stamped sterling silver jewelry at the Blue Girl Beading Company. Located at 2200 East 2nd Street, Gulf Shores or shop online at www.bluegirlbeadingco.com. And call 251-968-5900 to ask about gift certificates for one of Tara's jewelry-making classes.

Pottery Central World Head Quarters. Gulf Shores artist/designer Steven Dark makes one-of-a-kind handmade works including clay urns, plant heads, tiki lamps, folk-style face jugs, tree sharks, and other unique garden and patio art. Located at 2417 East 2nd Street, Gulf Shores, call 251-968-4982 or visit www.stevendark.com.

The Prosperous Pelican. A group of local artists who showcase their own work and that of other artists in their Orange Beach gallery. Shop for paintings, sculpture, photography and handmade jewelry. They also provide custom framing services right there. Located at 24821 Commercial Avenue, Orange Beach, call 251-981-2022.

LuLu's At Homeport Marina - Shop Online! Buy special-recipe sauces, seasoning and other fun food created by Jimmy Buffet's little sister. You'll also find funky tee-shirts, LuLu's cookbooks, and other great gifts you can purchase online at www.lulusathomeport.com. Or, visit the restaurant gift shop at 200 East 25th Ave., Gulf Shores. Questions? Call 251-967-LULU (5858).

To find other unique shops in the area, visit our Shopping Page.

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