One of the best things about vacationing is finding the perfect souvenir, either for yourself or to take home to someone special. Well, Myrtle Beach visitors are in luck in this department, because gift shops line the Grand Strand. We’ll give you the insider tips so that you can find the best places to get exactly what you are looking for while enjoying your stay at The Strand Resort.
Only a short walk from The Strand, along the well-known Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, you will find a large gift shop that has been around for years. In fact, the Gay Dolphin has been a favorite among tourists and locals since 1946. This magnificent shop is not only one of the best places in the area to find souvenirs, but it is also quite a sight to see. The family-owned store offers more than 70,000 items and occupies 30,000 square feet. The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove even calls itself “the nation’s largest gift shop,” so I guess you will just have to stop by and see for yourself. If you find any shark teeth on your trip, you can even bring them in and the store will make them into jewelry for you!
Sometimes it can be difficult to find that perfect seashell while strolling the white, sandy coast. Shell World is here to help you out with that! The large souvenir shop located on the south end of Myrtle Beach is known for its large variety of shells. You could walk around the shop for hours just looking at all of the different types they have to offer. In addition to the many different varieties of colorful shells, the store also sells hermit crabs and the accessories needed to take care of them. Not only will you be leaving with those magnificent and vibrant shells, but you can take the newest member of your family home with you! Don’t forget to check out some of the unique T-shirts and gifts that they also have to offer.
Another well-known gift shop along the Grand Strand is Tiki Jim’s. This funky gift shop has a couple of locations along the coast — one at Broadway at the Beach, the other at Barefoot Landing — so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding it while out exploring. If you’re looking for a funny souvenir or something that is sure to cheer a friend up, then this is the place for you! Their collection offers a wide variety of high-quality apparel and knickknacks with humorous sayings or references to TV shows and movies. Some of the apparel lines they carry include Harley-Davidson, Caribbean Soul and The Mountain. They also have a selection of CDs that may include just what you’re looking for, so you can take some beach music home with you.
You’ll find another well-known Carolina gift shop, the Mole Hole, at Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, too. This gift shop, which has been in business since 1978, is one of Myrtle Beach’s most unique. They pride themselves on their knowledgeable staff, who are there to serve you and help you find that perfect souvenir to take home. Their wide range of products includes top names such as Pandora, Rocky Mountain Rustic, Exotic Sands and Swarovski. With the staff ready to help you at any moment, you definitely won’t have to leave empty-handed.
Last but not least, another tradition that has been going strong in Myrtle Beach for years is the Christmas Mouse. This charming store has everything you need to decorate for the holidays. So if you find yourself missing the beach around the winter holidays, you can find everything you need here to make your holidays beach-themed, including starfish and sea horse ornaments, various Christmas lights and stockings, and even some tropical Christmas music. You definitely do not want to head home without stopping at this authentic Christmas shop.
Now that you’ve got the skinny on where to get your Myrtle Beach souvenirs, book your stay at The Strand today! We look forward to you making memories — and finding the perfect keepsakes to take home — with us.