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 McRobins 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.

Gentlemen’s Outfitters can help you find the right threads for any hard-to-shop-for men on your list, and you can even find something exceptional for Fido: just swing by Island Dog on St. Simons Island for doggie accessories and other popular canine items.

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 shop.

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. 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.

You could easily spend a couple of hours browsing Viola’s Market, which showcases a lovely collection of décor and antiques. Or, swing by Two Friends, a new store that has garnered a passionate local following for its modern and elegant aesthetic with regards to furnishings, décor and women’s fashion.

For Outdoor Recreation & Golf …

Perhaps you have an outdoor enthusiasts or avid golfer 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 and golf retailers to help guide you through your purchase.

If you have a angler in the family, you’ll want to swing by Kennedy Outfitters for their vast selection of fishing gear and accessories. Meanwhile, SouthEast Adventure Outfitters has all your outdoor gear needs covered — from parkas and boots, to kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

PGA legend Davis Love III even has his own store here, Paddle & Putt, devoted to his two favorite pastimes: golf, and stand-up paddleboarding. Golf Cart Wholesale sells several models of golf carts, which would make a unique gift for getting around locally with the whole family.

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!