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Visit Local Shops this Holiday Season

Shopping for the holidays can be a stressful chore. Each year, we find ourselves asking, “How many days until Christmas?” “What does our loved one want?” “Will they enjoy the gift I chose?” This year’s holiday season will be better than ever before! Treat your family to a holiday travel adventure and explore the many things to do in Hatteras, NC. Our Shore Details’ team favorite activity? Visiting the local shops.

Hatteras Island Local Shops

There’s no need to dwell on holiday shopping this year when you can shop local with your family. Shore Details is near many local shops that offer thoughtful and unique gifts for each of your loved ones. Explore our favorite local shops, and you’ll have the best shopping experience yet!

The Old Gray House

Located in the heart of Buxton on Hatteras Island, The Old Gray House is a charming, century-old island home turned into a coastal gift shop. You’ll find anything and everything from shells to yard art, plants to canned goods, coffee to homemade goods, and so much more! The Old Gray House is also the perfect holiday shop to browse for a memorable Christmas ornament. A festive, painted ornament is a great way to remember your holiday vacations.

Izabelle’s Closet

For our fashion-forward visitors, Izabelle’s Closet is one of the mandatory local shops to browse. Their boutique sells classic, yet hip clothing that’s perfect for a day at the beach or hitting the town! Izabelle’s Closet’s inventory updates frequently, so you may need to visit a few times during your vacation.

Buxton Village Books

There’s nothing like a quiet day inside with a good book from Buxton Village Books. The independently owned, full service, coastal bookstore sells a wide variety of captivating stories. We guarantee you’ll find a book that will interest each of your loved ones. If you end up purchasing more books than your suitcase can hold, don’t worry! Buxton Village Books will ship any printed book, featured on their website, to your home in the U.S.

Jewels by the Sea

Rings, earrings, and bracelets, oh my! Jewels by the Sea sells a variety of stunning jewelry that’s one of a kind. Their high-quality, reasonably priced jewelry are the perfect gifts for every occasion! You’ll likely leave with a gift for a friend and a gift for yourself.

Fisherman’s Daughter

Use caution when entering Fisherman’s Daughter; you may spend lots of time in their store. There’s certainly no shortage of gift ideas in this shop. Fisherman’s Daughter sells many big-name designers, such as Free People, Pandora, Brighton, Vera Bradley, and more. They also sell beach-inspired home decor and Christmas decorations.

Blue Pelican Gallery

If you’re unsure of what to buy for your loved one, visit Blue Pelican Gallery. This high-end crafting store sells endless supplies for every project under the sun. There are supplies for making friendship bracelets, knitting scarves, painting pottery, and much more! Check out the store and pick out supplies that catch your eye. Your crafty loved one can create a gift that they’ll enjoy!

Natural Art Surf Shop

Since 1977, Natural Art Surf Shop has been a staple of North Carolina. Locals and visitors alike enjoy shopping here for all of their surfing needs, including surfboards and clothing. You can even request a handcrafted surfboard made specially for you! If you’re unsure of which board you’re looking for, opt for a rental. You can test all shapes, sizes, and designs until you find your dream board.

Holiday vacations at Hatteras Island, NC, truly embody the phrase, “shop til you drop.” You’ll find that no matter what gift you’re hoping to find, Shore Details’ local shops will supply your every need. To learn more about our local shops, talk to our friendly Shore Details staff at 252-357-7121.