The holiday season has officially begun, which means it’s time to deck the halls, drink some eggnog, and of course, start shopping for gifts. While the first two activities in the previous sentence are pretty easy and enjoyable – unless you’re not a fan of eggnog – that last one might prove difficult, especially if you struggle to come up with good gift ideas for everyone on your list. Sometimes we all could use a little gift-giving guidance, so that’s the aim of this blog post. Known for its unique brand of quaint coastal quirk, Tybee Island is teeming with great gifts that your intended recipients will absolutely adore. Instead of gifting something basic that anyone can get from anywhere, step up your gift-giving game with a thoughtful present that’s uniquely Tybee. If you want to set yourself apart this holiday season, here’s a brief local Tybee Island gift guide that’ll help you find something special for the special people in your life.
Tybee Island Gift Guide
Sea Salt Ceramics
A handcrafted pottery piece is a thoughtful gift that home décor aficionados would love to receive. Local artisan Kelly Jones makes stunning ceramic artworks including pots, cups and even Christmas ornaments. She also makes beautiful bracelets from shark teeth, shells and gemstones. You can find Sea Salt Ceramics pieces available at various locations throughout Tybee and Savannah.
Mary Kay Andrews Novels
Is there a voracious reader on your holiday shopping list? Gift them with a page-turner from lauded local author Mary Kay Andrews. A Tybee Island resident, Andrews often tells intriguing stories about life in the Southeast. Her latest novel, The Santa Suit is a perfect read for Christmastime. Celebrating the magic of the holiday season, the novel follows a newly-divorced woman who buys an old farmhouse in North Carolina and discovers mystery, family and a second chance at love. Andrews has a collection of more than 30 titles, so there’s plenty of books to choose from. You can find her books online or in store at local gift shop Seaside Sisters.
Speaking of Seaside Sisters, this enchanting specialty shop is a great place to find unique items that make for memorable gifts. They have stunning designer jewelry sets, sweetly scented hand-poured candles, inventive glass artworks, Tybee signs and frames, yard art and so much more. You can easily find something for everyone on your list at this one-stop shop, which will make your shopping session that much simpler.
DeSoto Beach Bed and Breakfast
Some people prefer experiences rather than tangible presents, so consider gifting your loved one with a stay at the DeSoto Beach Bed and Breakfast. It’s the closest B&B to the beach, which is particularly nice to visit during this time of year with our mild temperatures. There’s also an oceanfront heated pool. Right now, the DeSoto is offering a special where new guests can receive 17% off their stay when using promo code BDSAVE to book online. The offer is good through Dec. 30, so jump on it soon.
Tour de Art
Tybee Island recently hosted its first ever Tour de Art, which is a seasonal art market featuring businesses, artists and vendors spanning across the island’s north end. The second iteration is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17. With more than 60 participating vendors and artists, the Tour de Art is perfect for last-minute shoppers looking for unique gift items.
Hopefully this guide will help you find great gifts for your family and friends this holiday season. There are all kinds of treasures to be discovered on Tybee, so let the hunt begin! Happy shopping!
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