With the holidays around the corner, you might look at your shopping list and wonder “where can I find something unique and personal?”

Our advice? Make a quick trip to the Golden Isles, and in addition to browsing through many of the independent galleries, boutiques and stores, you can enjoy a quiet weekend of relaxation before the madness of the holidays.

Plus, there are plenty of holiday events to attend as well, to really get you in the festive spirit.

Here are a few shopping ideas to get you started:

For Clothing & Accessories …

It’s impossible to talk about the shopping scene across the Golden Isles without first focusing on our wealth of independent boutiques. Wrap up a new wardrobe for your wife, mother or daughter at Butler's Stash or KJ Clothier, both on St. Simons Island. From casual ware to fresh, trend-forward accessories, this boutique offers unique items you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

You can even find something exceptional for Fido: just swing by Island Dog on St. Simons Island for dog accessories such as collars, leashes, toys, treats, and other popular canine items.

Maybe you’d like to make this Holiday season especially memorable. Stop by Golden Isles Bracelet Co. or Viola's Market to find something as beautiful as that someone special.

Peruse other boutiques in our shopping section.

For Toys & Kids’ Things …

The holidays are twice as fun with kids around, but you don’t have to limit yourself to wrapping up the latest “it” toy and calling it a day. Check out our shopping listings for several toy and hobby shops, ranging from a fairy- and princess-focused boutique to a beloved, locally owned specialty toy shops. Drop by the Shops at Sea Island for a trip into Whippersnappers, a long-standing island toy shop known as the go-to for any must-have children's toys.

For Fine Art …

From original oil paintings of the fabled Marshes of Glynn to original sculptures from local artisans, the art galleries of the Golden Isles contain several masterworks that would make for memorable holiday gifts. Galleries like Anderson Fine Art Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, and Glynn Visual Arts are all filled with beautifully, mesmerizing pieces. You will find several of these galleries in downtown Brunswick, with a few on St. Simons Island as well.  Learn more.

For Home Furnishings & Antiques …

Christmas shopping for home décor is a one-of-a-kind treat on the Golden Isles. Whether you are looking to infuse your home with signature Southern style, or you have a specific item in mind for your home, our home furnishing and antique stores combine a modern elegance with a healthy embrace of nostalgia. At Live Oak Shop, located within the Golden Isles Welcome Center on St. Simons Island, you'll find local artwork, home decor, drinkware and more, all the perfect mementos to remind you of your time in the Golden Isles.

For Foodies & Specialty Items …

Savor the Golden Isles at home with specialty food items from Golden Isles Olive Oil. Choose from dozens of flavor-infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars, such as Black Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Black Mission Fig Balsamic. And at Savannah Bee Company, you'll find a menagerie of locally-sourced honey products, beauty products, and more. 

For Outdoor Recreation

Perhaps you have an outdoor enthusiast on your shopping list; sometimes, they can be the hardest to shop for. But on the Golden Isles, you will find several knowledgeable outdoor recreation retailers to help guide you through your purchase.

SouthEast Adventure Outfitters has all your outdoor gear needs covered — from parkas and boots, to kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

If they prefer life on two wheels, Two Brothers Bike Shop will do the trick!

Regardless of the size of your shopping list, you’ll find plenty of places to get your holiday gift shopping done here on the Golden Isles!