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Your 30A Gift Guide

30A Gift Guide

It’s the season of giving and many of you are shopping for the perfect gift for someone special. Chances are you’re still looking and we are here to help. Along with beautiful beaches, award-winning restaurants, and championship golf courses, we also have miles of unique shops and art galleries where you are sure to find something special.

Gulf Place is a perfect place to start. The Artists of Gulf Place has a wide variety of goods from paintings and jewelry to pottery and photography. If you go at the right time, you’ll even get to see an onsite artist giving demonstrations! Pick out a unique work of art and be sure no one else will be giving the same gift. The shopping center also features salon services, a YOLO board and bike store, and four SOHO boutiques. You can get all your shopping done in one place.

We are always looking for an excuse to walk around Seaside’s Central Square. Besides picturesque views and charming homes, there is plenty of shopping available with something for everyone. For the music or book lovers, go to Sundog Books. You’ll find bestselling books, journals, coffee mugs, and more. Walk upstairs to Central Square Records for music goods as well as a great selection of quirky items perfect for stocking stuffers. You can check out Duckie’s Shop of Fun for kid toys and clothes. La Vie Est Belle is a popular shop for the leather and pearl jewelry you’ve seen people wearing all over town. These are just a few of the many, many options. 

Did we mention 30A has award-winning restaurants? If you have foodies in the family, you can get a gift card to one of the exquisite restaurants of the Gulf Coast. Vue on 30A has incredible food with Gulf Views. Chiringo offers Spanish-style dishes with Gulf views and great shopping next door. You can never go wrong with Louis Louis and Red Bar, the Petit family restaurants famous across the country. Shunk Gulley is the newest to the area with delicious seafood across from the beach and rooftop dining. These are a few of our favorites but there are plenty more to choose from. 

If you can’t decide on a gift, just plan a vacation! No one will be disappointed with a beach getaway. Browse our 30A vacation rentals and choose a coastal home that fits your family. Save this list for when you visit and take advantage of some of the best goodies on the coast! 

Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2018