Shopping Local This Holiday Season in Southport

Conveniently located just 7 minutes from The Home Place of Southport, Historic Downtown Southport is full of restaurants, shops and entertainment. You don’t have to travel far for anything you need this holiday season. As you make your shopping list for Christmas presents this year, we’d like to remind you of all the great opportunities to shop local this year, right within Southport!

Historic Downtown Southport has plenty of options for Christmas shopping, from local run boutiques and antique stores to home décor shops and jewelers. Looking for a unique gift for a friend or family member? Coastal Cottage Shoppe and Magnolia’s each have gifts from popular brands, home décor items and art to choose from. Southport Trading Company features gifts for “nautical lifestyle loves everywhere,” including clothing, nautical décor and Southport Souvenirs. At Ocean Outfitters, you’ll find beach-goer staples such as beach chairs, coolers, and popular clothing brands including Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide and Patagonia.

Looking for something sparkly? Cape Fear Jewelers or Renee’s Fine Jewelry are the perfect destinations. Find a gorgeous shiny piece of jewelry to make your loved one smile on Christmas morning! Art can be a great gift as well, and Southport has no shortage of art galleries. Take a visit to Franklin Square Art Gallery to find paintings, pottery, and gifts all from artists local to North Carolina.

If you have a wine lover in your life, check out Uncorked by the Sea or Southport Wine Rack for a great selection of bottles to choose from! A restaurant gift card or a nice meal is always great gift idea. Treat someone to a nice seafood dinner at Moore Street Oyster Bar, Mr. P’s Bistro or Oliver’s on the Cape Fear River.

Experiences are always a memorable gift as well! Go back in time with a tour of one of the lighthouses in the area, Oak Island Lighthouse or Old Baldy. Climb to the top to experience the view and spend some quality time together. Treat your family to a kayak tour through the Adventure Kayak Company to see Southport from a different perspective. Sailboat Cruises are offered by Endless Summer Days for a relaxing afternoon or gift a fishing trip with one of the many charter companies.

Downtown Southport offers convenience for your shopping and allows your money to stay right here locally to support your community! Whatever is on your Christmas shopping list this year, Southport offers plenty of options to find great gift for your loved ones!