For many of us, the holiday shopping list can too often feel like a chore. And as the big gift-giving day draws nearer, any unsecured items on the list can even begin to become a substantial source of stress.
But by combining your holiday shopping responsibilities with a fun-filled beach getaway, you can make your gift-gathering duties feel much less burdensome and stressful — plus work in some coastal adventures and scenery while you’re at it. And no matter how many Christmas presents you still need to get — or what they may be — it’s a safe bet that the Myrtle Beach area’s many shops and stores have your gift-gathering needs covered.
Ready to knock out your holiday shopping list during an excitement-filled Myrtle Beach area getaway? Head for one (or more) of these eight great shopping spots on the Grand Strand to get all the gifts you need:
Looking for the kinds of bargains that can significantly stretch your Christmas gift-giving budget? Offering a range of outlet stores from renowned retailers like Aéropostale, Adidas, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Kate Spade, Nike and Under Armour — just to name a few — Tanger Outlets can deliver the deals. And to broaden bargain shoppers’ available options, the Myrtle Beach area even provides a pair of the outlet centers: one on Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach and another on Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach.
A local hot spot for shopping, dining and entertainment, Myrtle Beach’s Broadway at the Beach is home to a long list of well-known national brands like Build-A-Bear Workshop, Crocs, the Paula Deen Store, Rack Room and Tervis. It also features a collection of one-of-a-kind boutique shops like Coastal Outfitters Pro Shop, Palmetto Paradise, The Mole Hole and Toy Island. And while you’re there, you can even take a thrilling ride on a zipline or challenge your companions to a race around the go-kart track! See all the shop offerings here.
Another area retail complex that combines abundant shopping opportunities with wide-ranging dining and entertainment options, North Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot Landing hosts a broad collection of shops like Blue Moon Trading Co., Mulligan Golf Gift Store, Ron Jon Surf Shop and Toy Kingdom along a scenic stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway. Explore all the available shops here.
In addition to being anchored by department stores Dillard’s, JCPenney and Belk, Myrtle Beach’s Coastal Grand Mall also offers a long list of other prime shopping options like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Books-A-Million, Old Navy, Five Below, Foot Locker, GameStop and H&M. And when all the gift-gathering gets you hungry, you can find tasty collection of eatery options in the food court.
The Market Common, touted as Myrtle Beach’s “uptown downtown” retail district, offers gift hunters the opportunity to browse through shops like Barnes and Noble, Chico’s, Orvis, 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 upscale shopping district’s stores here.
Located on the Southern Strand in Pawleys Island, The Hammock Shops Village got its start over 75 years ago with a retailer of handmade rope hammocks. The original shop is still a big draw, but the list of shopping options available now includes more than 20 stores with offerings ranging from shoes and apparel to art, jewelry, candles and Christmas decorations.
Located on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach Mall features a Belk department store, along with retailers like Books-A-Million, the Grand Strand Piano Center and the Palmetto State’s only Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. And to work in some old-school fun and games while you’re there, check out the vintage arcade at Player’s Choice!
For those trying to track down a truly unique gift, Hudson’s Flea Market in Surfside Beach serves up 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, and the search is always an adventure!
Looking for the perfect place to rest and relax between your holiday-shopping outings on the Grand Strand? Book your holiday-season stay at Ocean Reef Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront today. With our comfortable accommodations and long list of on-site amenities, we can provide the perfect home base for your Grand Strand retail retreat — so all your shopping for the perfect Myrtle Beach resort accommodations can end right here.