One of the best things about visiting the Secret Coast during the holiday season is the possibility of checking a few items off of your shopping list. The area is rich with local treats, decor, and hand-made items oozing charm.
So without further ado, here is the best holiday shopping guide for Gulfport, Mississippi.
4 GREAT PLACES TO SHOP IN GULFPORT
Shopping locally is a great way to get to know an area. You'll be invited into beautiful shops and boutiques run by the people that make the Gulf Coast such a special place. Plus, there's nothing more unique and appreciated than a handcrafted and memorable gift.
Located in a small storefront on East Pass Road, Heritage House is a one-stop-shop for unique local finds and collectibles. With notable brands on display like Waterford, Waxing Poetic, and Royal Crown Derby, you're sure to check off a few big items from your shopping list here.
Just down the highway in Pass Christian, you'll find this unique shop that's bursting with local goodness. Owner Dorothy Roberts began selling her jewelry in 2004 thanks to some clever marketing; you see, her sisters work on TV. Robin co hosts Good Morning, America and Sally-Ann works for local WWL-TV4 in New Orleans.
The shop has more than jewelry, however. There are woodworks, decorative glass, art, pottery, and of course, unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
Do you love being on the water, or know someone who does? Everything Kayak is Gulfport's premier water outfitter store. They've got everything you need to enjoy a new paddling sport, from every sort of kayak to clothing and accessories. If your paddler-to-be is with you, they can even try out their new craft in the store's testing pool. The focus is on fishing and hunting touring kayaks, but they've got a complete lineup of the best recreational boats and paddleboards, too.
Kayaking is only half the story. The store also carries a full line of bikes, clothing, accessories, and fishing gear. It's an excellent stop for the outdoor enthusiast---or their Secret Santa.
Coastal living starts with the right outfit and accessories, all of which can be found at Island Outfitters. There are watersports accessories, clothing, swimwear, and jewelry.
If there are still some items on the list, don't forget to stop by the Gulfport Premium Outlets. It's conveniently located on Interstate I-10 and US Highway 49 on the way in or out of town.
You'll find all the staple brands here, including Nike, Ralph Lauren, Express, Coach, and many more. But, of course, the best part is having so many stores close together for easy walking and exploring. In addition, there's an on-site food court, plenty of easy parking, and excellent outlet mall prices.
DON'T FORGET TO TREAT YOURSELF, TOO!
A stay in coastal Mississippi is a sure-fire way to check things off your holiday shopping list, but it's also a great way to rejuvenate and relax. There are plenty of other things to do in Long Beach, Mississippi, that will keep the whole family entertained throughout the holiday season!