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7 Christmas-Themed Things to Do on a Girlfriend Getaway in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

‘Tis the season for a holiday-themed girlfriend getaway!

If you and your best gals are going to relax and reconnect this holiday season, the Alabama Gulf Coast is the perfect place to do it. Although we have sand instead of snow, we love getting into the holiday spirit - and there are plenty of ways to celebrate your love of all things Christmas in the area. You can even multi-task and knock some of those holiday to-do’s off your list! 

Grab your girls and strap on your jingle bells, because here are seven Christmas-themed things to do on a girlfriend getaway to Alabama’s beaches.

Gifts from Chocolate Corner in Gulf Shores, AL

Deck the Halls with Custom Christmas Gifts

Custom gifts are a thoughtful (and often affordable) way to show you care. Mark special loved ones off your list and have fun at the same time by booking a private group event at one of these unique area experiences.

The Coastal Arts Center is your one-stop-shop for custom coastal gifts. The Clay Studio and The Hot Shop offer individual or group instruction in clay hand building and fused glass, guaranteeing a personal gift for any loved one on your list. You can even purchase custom Christmas ornaments to deck the halls. Stop by anyway and browse the selection of festive glass globes available for purchase. 

For a gift that’s truly spa-worthy, book a Signature Party at High Cotton Bath Company. Here, you’ll create one-of-a-kind scents as you learn to perfectly mix-and-match more than 250 essential and fragrance oils under the direction of their expert staff. When you’re done, you’ll have a unique scent for a scent-illating (and chemical-free) custom Christmas gift.

Stuff Your Stockings with Treats

Shopping and sugary treats are two key ingredients for any great girlfriends’ getaway. Combine them both with a bit of holiday sparkle by shopping for yummy treats to fill your Christmas stockings!

The Chocolate Corner specializes in gourmet chocolate treats - real butter fudge, gourmet truffles, homemade chocolate barks, and more. Most of their selection is made daily in-house, guaranteeing a fresh and delicious bite every time. They’ll even pack your favorites into a specialty gift box for stress-free wrapping! What’s Christmas without a little chocolate?

Kilwin’s at The Wharf is the place to go for custom-made confections. They’re known for their Mackinac Island Fudge, crispy caramel apples, and extraordinary truffles, though any Kilwin’s product is sure to amaze. If you’re worried about freshness, you can watch (and sample) as they hand-make decadent fudge, creamy caramel corn and brittle, and rich heritage milk chocolate right on-site. 

Kayden’s Candy Factory knows that every sweet tooth is not the same. That’s why they offer one-of-a-kind homemade candies, 33 flavors of gourmet truffles, and more than 10 types of fudge. While shopping for sweets, you and your gals can indulge in a wine or beer chocolate pairing or yummy beer float for a sweetly intoxicating experience!

Private beach yoga sessions with Glow Yoga in Gulf Shores, AL

Gift Yourself!

It may be Christmas, but this girlfriend getaway is also about you (and your best gals). Gift yourself an early Christmas present with a relaxing pampering sesh at one of the area’s top spa and wellness experiences. 

Nothing says rejuvenate like a massage and a mimosa. Get both with a massage therapy session at The Spa at The Beach Club. Their varied treatments include Swedish massage, hot stone therapy, therapeutic massage, and deep tissue treatments with fragrant essential oils for a stress-free feeling. Before your appointment, spend time reconnecting over mimosas and conversation in the on-site relaxation room.

If active wellness is more your speed, say namaste to the North Pole with a yoga class at Glow Yoga. Their varied class schedule includes heated and unheated sessions, classes set to energizing music, and restorative beachfront sessions where you greet the sun with a deep salutation. You can also book a private class in the comfort of your vacation rental or even on the beach. 

Get started planning your Christmas-themed girlfriend getaway. Browse the latest specials on Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation rentals. 


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