At Paradise Resort, we have visitors return this time every year for Christmas festivities and amazing shopping. One of their favorite destinations is always Broadway at the Beach. Even the largest of lists can be checked off with a day spent at Broadway at the Beach and we can promise you it will be a lot more fun than a day spent at the average shopping mall. They have the whole experience covered – shopping, mini-golf, and lunch, followed by more shopping. In the evening, discover delicious dining options followed by dancing. None of this will be found at a strip mall or big box store, that’s for sure.
Let’s tackle the kiddos on your list, first. Whether you’re shopping for your children, your grandchildren, or nieces and nephews, Broadway has unique gift ideas for everyone. How about creating a personalized teddy bear dressed from head to toe in hand-selected clothing and accessories? Build-A-Bear is the place to be to create this new friend. Include a gift card so the little ones can return and add on to their new friend’s wardrobe.
If the young ones on your list have been extra good this year, treat them to something yummy from the candy shop It’s Sugar. You can probably tell from the name that this shop has something for every kind of sweet tooth, including yours. After a long day of shopping, you deserve a little something for yourself. It’s Sugar has every type of candy imaginable. You can purchase prepackaged goodies or stock up on favorites and buy by the pound. They even have fresh made chocolate covered Twinkies and the candy from your childhood that will leave you smiling with nostalgia.
You can finish off your list for the little guys at Toy’s & Co. This isn’t your big box toy store – this is a one-of-a-kind destination for unique toys, puzzles, games, dolls, ride-ons and of course, stuffed animals both big and small. They also carry the name brands such as Corolle, Ty, Lego and Thomas.
If you’re struggling to find something for the older age group of kids, you’ve come to the right place for something cool, unique and unpredictable to wow them. Start at Del Sol, where everything in the store is powered by the sun’s rays. What does this mean exactly? All of the clothing, accessories and even nail polish appear to be colorless until they are exposed to the sun’s powerful UV rays when they come to life in full color! Super cool right?
Let’s move on to the grownups you have in your circle of gift giving. How about hard-to-buy-for Uncle Bob? He has everything and if he wants something badly enough he’ll just buy it himself. Get creative and pop into the Beef Jerky Store, where you’ll discover a wide variety of premium beef jerky. They feature over 200 varieties and even have other snacks to choose from. Another option is the Pepper Place. Spice up your gift giving with gourmet salsas, rubs, snacks, dips and sauces. They have a sample bar, but be careful! Some of their selections are so hot they require a signed waiver to taste.
If you’re on the hunt for more feminine gifts, follow your nose. Everyone loves candles, scented waxes and sprays that brighten up the home. The queen of all candles is Yankee Candle and Broadway happens to have an incredible Yankee Candle store. With a wide selection of seasonal scents, you’re sure to find one for several special people on your shopping list.
Do you have a wine connoisseur on your list? Boardwalk Winery and Coastal Carolina Winery cater to the most refined palettes. Each has its own unique selection so you’ll want to make time to roam the shelves of both stores. Stop by both, have a few tastes and choose wisely. If you’re feeling indecisive, the staffs at Boardwalk Winery and Coastal Carolina Winery are more than happy to help you make the perfect selection.
Wrap up your shopping with a few more options. If you’re searching for gifts that sparkle, there are stunning jewelry and accessory stores for every price range and budget. For the man of the house, there’s the Man Cave Store. If he’s a hunter or fisherman then be sure and check out Coastal Outfitters Pro Shop. Needing that special Christmas decoration? Find your way to Christmas at the Beach. We could go on all day about Christmas shopping Broadway style, but you really have to see it for yourself!
Of course, before heading back to your room at the Paradise Resort, be sure to stop in for a cocktail and dinner at one of their award winning restaurants. Just like the shopping, you will have plenty of choices. Merry Christmas and happy shopping!