Get Your Stocking Stuffers Squared Away During a Myrtle Beach Vacation

Sometimes, a relaxing getaway can serve as the perfect break from the day-to-day routine. And during the holiday season on the Grand Strand, it can also double as the perfect opportunity to chip away at your Christmas list!

With a wide range of retail options and plenty of unique gifts on offer, the Myrtle Beach area is the perfect place to pick up some items that are sure to please the lucky gift recipients on your list — all while you enjoy some time away from home in the ocean air. If you’re headed to our stretch of the Carolina coast this holiday season, consider these Grand Strand shopping destinations for grabbing the perfect stocking stuffers, as well as a few gift ideas for some of the special people (and four-legged friends) on your list:

 Christmas ornaments — Christmas Mouse: With a trio of locations on the Grand Strand — one each in Myrtle Beach (2306 South Kings Highway), North Myrtle Beach (4852 Highway 17 South) and Pawleys Island (10880 Ocean Highway) — this Christmas shop offers a wide array of Christmas ornaments, Christmas decorations and Christmas collectibles. Explore all the shop’s holiday-themed offerings at com.

Gift idea for a teacher: To add a real coastal feel to the teacher gifts you buy here, opt for a beach-themed Christmas ornament such as a sea turtle, a coral ball, a lighthouse or a seahorse.

 Pet treats — Precious Paws Boutique: Found at 4377 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, this upscale pet boutique focused on cats and dogs offers a range of pet toys, accessories, apparel, raw food and healthy treats. Further, for those who like to shop with their pets, four-legged friends are welcome to come along to help pick out the purchases (if you don’t mind spoiling the surprise too much). See all the offerings worth barking about at net.

Gift idea for Fido: Grab a pet puzzle to keep your dog or cat occupied and entertained, or pick up a tasty treat (with a pronounce-able ingredients list) that’s sure to please your pet — and his or her tummy.

Soap sets — Bath & Body Works: Boasting five Grand Strand locations from Murrells Inlet in the south to the Tanger Outlets location on North Kings Highway, this national chain offers a range of hand soaps, body care products, home fragrances such as scented candles, and more. In addition, its line of stocking-stuffer offerings includes night lights, Christmas socks, fragrance holders and themed loofahs, just to name a few. Learn more at com.

Gift idea for Mom: Treat the family matriarch to a Gingerbread Village gift bag filled with some of her favorite holiday-scented hand soaps such as Twisted Peppermint, Vanilla Bean Noel or Merry Cherry Cheer.

 Beach bag — Samsonite Factory Outlet: For high-end travel bags, luggage and accessories, this outlet store found at the Highway 501 Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach is the leader of the pack. Even better, since the outlet store allows the manufacturer to sell directly to the public without a middleman markup, shoppers can get some great deals here.

Gift idea for Dad: Give Dad a beach-bag upgrade with a fashionable and durable choice from the wide selection available at the Samsonite Factory Outlet.

 Beach toys — Gay Dolphin Gift Cove: This landmark gift shop found on North Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach has been serving beach-goers since the 1940s with its unique selection of sea shells, beach apparel, home décor, collectibles, jewelry and more. While you’re there, snap a pic at one of the store’s seven great photo-background offerings — with options including Elvis, a life-sized yeti, pirates and Egyptian guardians. Visit com to learn more about this iconic Myrtle Beach store.

Gift idea for the kids: For a gift that’ll have the little ones counting the days to your family’s next coastal excursion, grab them some beach toys from the wide selection of fun offerings available at the Gay Dolphin.

After considerably shortening your Christmas “gifts to get” list with some Grand Strand shopping, head back to The Cottages at North Beach Plantation to relax in your comfortable accommodations and enjoy the resort’s wide range of on-site amenities. Book your North Myrtle Beach vacation today — and get ready to track down some treasures and some good times on the Grand Strand.