Put Some Jingle in Your Step with Holiday Shopping on Alabama's Gulf Coast

Orange-Beach-WharfWhat better way to do your holiday shopping than on Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast? Enjoy a day full of gift-buying, and cap it off with an evening sunset on the beach…now that's the way to shop!

The Wharf
Where to start? How about The Wharf? The

Wharf is conveniently located close to the Beach Express and offers lots of unique, one-of-a-kind shopping with boutique-style clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, bath and body products and so much more! Tervis Tumblers is one of my favorite stores at The Wharf! Tervis is best known for double-walled, insulated tumblers, in a variety of sizes and styles that keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. . .AND they offer a lifetime guarantee! These make awesome gifts for almost anyone on your list.

High Cotton Bath Company is another store I try to hit regularly. HCBC carries specialty high-quality home, pet, bath and body products. Mix and match fragrances with base products to create the perfect combination for everyone on your list!

And, don't miss Sand Dollar Lifestyles featuring products you'll recognize from The North Face, Patagonia, Merrell, Columbia, Sanuk and Guy Harvey…just to name a few! Chances are you can finish off your shopping here with the latest from these fashion gurus.

Merry Market Arts & Crafts Expo will be at Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf on Dec. 12 and 13 and it's FREE to the public! Shopping hours are 9am-6pm Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday.

Don't know what to do with the kids while you shop? The Wharf has you covered with ice skating sessions and a giant Ferris wheel. If your spouse isn't a shopper, send them on to the attractions with the kids while you browse. There are lots of entertainment options for everyone while the shoppers finish up!

SanRoc Cay
An additional shopping pleasure in Orange Beach is SanRoc Cay on Perdido Beach Boulevard, easy to find and hard to leave! High-end boutiques featuring the latest in fashion trends, children's clothing, shoes, jewelry and more can be found at SanRoc Cay. Take a break and have a pampering party at Serenity Salon or buy a gift certificate for someone you love. Don't miss Christi's Paint N Shop, Too Hot Mamas and The Treasure Chest!

Tanger Outlet Center
A short drive from the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach area is the Tanger Outlet Center in Foley. This is exactly what you are thinking…lots and lots of stores that you recognize with items on everyone's list. Less unique than the shopping in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, but sometimes necessary, you will find more than 120 brand-name and designer outlet stores with the latest in fashion from accessories, footwear and gifts to clothing, athletic gear and more.

For more shopping suggestions in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, please visit the online shopping directory.

IF YOU GO:
The Wharf
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000
www.alwharf.com

SanRoc Cay
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-5423
www.sanroccay.com

Tanger Outlet Center
2601 S. McKenzie
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 943-9303
www.tangeroutlet.com

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