Where to Shop for Holiday Presents on the OBX

holiday shopping outer banksHoliday shopping on the Outer Banks can be easy if you know what stores to visit in order to find the right gift for everyone on your list. There are galleries and boutiques for the style and fashion conscious women in our life, surf shops and outdoor stores for the surfers and fishermen, a locally owned sports memorabilia store for the sports fan, and of course the outlets offering items for just about anyone. There is even a couple Christmas stores in case you are looking for a holiday item to remind you of your Outer Banks vacations while you are elsewhere.


If you are shopping for an art enthusiast, be sure to visit one of the Outer Banks’ local galleries. Yellowhouse and Seaside art galleries have been staples for those staying in Nags Head vacation rentals for years. Seaside Art Gallery is located on the beach road in Nags Head in what is known as "Gallery Row,” while Yellowhouse Gallery has recently relocated to the bypass in The Croatan Centre. Greenleaf Gallery in Duck features art from Outer Banks local, Rick Tupper, as well as paintings from artists all over the East Coast. These galleries feature photography, paintings, and many other handcrafted items that are sure to impress.


The Foxy Flamingo in Kill Devil Hills features a variety of women’s clothing that will make any girl on your shopping list stand out in the crowd. Lesser known designers offering unique items as well as top brands fill The Foxy Flamingo. If you are trying to find a rare vintage item for your favorite male or female, Mom’s Sweet Shop in Kill Devil Hills features extremely unique men’s and women’s apparel with an urban twist.

Outdoor Stores and Surf Shops

Our area is a true sportsman’s paradise. Make sure the outdoor sportsman or woman in your life is well equipped for his or her next adventure this holiday season by shopping at one of the area’s locally owned stores. If you are shopping for your favorite fishermen, be sure to visit one of the multiple TW’s Bait and Tackle locations. TW’s has all the products and expertise necessary to make your loved one’s day on the water remarkable. If the person you’re shopping for is a water sports enthusiast, visit one of the local surf shops to find the perfect gift for them. Some of the local surf shops tend to have holiday sales on past season’s items as well. Whalebone Surf Shop, Duck Village Outfitters, and Outer Banks Boarding Company are just a few of the great local surf shops that will be able to suit your shopping needs.

Sports Memorabilia

Every sports fan loves to have merchandise that shows of their personality while supporting their favorite team. Visit T-Tops superstore and find the latest in NCAA, NBA, NFL, MLB, and NASCAR gear. In addition to sports memorabilia, T-Tops also carries official OBX® products.

Tanger Outlets

If you are having a hard time deciding what to get for your friends and family for the holidays, it is always a good idea to visit the Tanger Outlets in Nags Head as they have a lot to offer! Outlets for all different tastes can be found in the shopping center including J. Crew, Polo, Rack Room Shoes, Merrell, and Hanes just to name a few. In addition to the already low factory outlet prices, many of the outlet stores tend to have holiday sales. Stop by and see what you can find!

Shopping is just another wonderful thing the Outer Banks has to offer. Enjoy the specialty stores and boutiques that make shopping in our area a unique and enjoyable experience to add some beach flair to your holiday season!

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