As the holidays approach, many of us have lengthy gift-shopping lists to knock out. And unfortunately, the longer we wait to address them, the more stress any not-yet-secured items on the list can add … and the harder they can get to find.
But there is some good news for any yet-to-finish (and even yet-to-start) shoppers to consider. No matter how many friends and family members are still on your Christmas shopping list — and no matter what you’ve chosen to track down for each of their Christmas presents — it’s a safe bet that the many shops and stores in the Myrtle Beach area have your needs covered. And even better, when you choose to do your Christmas shopping on the Grand Strand, you get to add some beach time, beautiful coastal scenery, and an amazing assortment of fun activities to your retail-focused retreat.
So, ready to knock out that holiday shopping list on the Grand Strand? Head for one (or more) of these seven great shopping destinations in the Myrtle Beach area:
For shoppers seeking bargains, Tanger Outlets can deliver with a range of outlet stores from well-known national retail names like Adidas, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Loft, Nike and Under Armour — just to name a few. And to add to shoppers’ available options, the Myrtle Beach area even offers a pair of outlet centers: one on Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach and another on Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot Broadway at the Beach is home to well-known national brands like Claire’s, Crocs, Rack Room, Sunglass Hut and Tervis, along with a collection of one-of-a-kind boutique shops like Palmetto Paradise, Southern Candle Studio, The Mole Hole and Toysaurus. And while you’re there, you can even take a thrilling ride on a jet boat or challenge your companions to a race around a go-kart track! See all the shop offerings here.
Another retail complex that combines shopping with dining and entertainment options, North Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot Landing has assembled a broad collection of shops like Carolina Hat Co., Mulligan Golf Gift Store, Ron Jon Surf Shop and Savannah Bee Company along a scenic stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway. Explore all the available shops here.
Anchored by department stores Dillard’s, JCPenney and Belk, Myrtle Beach’s Coastal Grand Mall also offers a long list of shopping options like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bath & Body Works, Express, 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.
Touted as Myrtle Beach’s “uptown downtown” retail district, The Market Common offers the opportunity to browse through shops like Orvis, Pottery Barn. J. Jill and Anthropologie, all in an area with a quaint neighborhood feel — complete with park benches, rocking chairs and flowing fountains. Explore all of the district’s stores here.
Found on the Southern Strand in Pawleys Island, The Hammock Shops Village got its start 75 years ago with a retailer of handmade rope hammocks. The original shop is still there, but the list of shopping options now includes 20-plus stores with offerings ranging from shoes and apparel to art, jewelry, candles, and Christmas decorations.
For those looking to find that truly unique gift, Hudson’s Flea Market in Surfside Beach offers an array of vendors selling everything from jewelry and clothing to antiques, records, golf supplies, handmade goods, and cooking utensils. You never know what you might find here, but the search is always fun!
Looking for the perfect place to stay during your holiday shopping getaway in Myrtle Beach? MBResorts offers a broad selection of Myrtle Beach area resorts and properties that help ensure you’re comfortable and conveniently located during your retail retreat. To choose the best-fit accommodations for your vacation party, browse MBResorts’ array of comfortable offerings today!