Holiday Shopping on Tybee
With just days until Thanksgiving, the holiday shopping season is officially upon us. And what a headache holiday shopping can be. It’s a nationwide surfeit of feigned Black Friday deals and gaudily-advertised blowouts designed to compel the masses to spend multi-billions on soon-to-be outdated electronics and whatever other inessential items you can think of. With impossibly long lines and in-store mania, you’d think the annual marketing scheme would lose its spark. Instead, the commercial event just gets bigger and bigger, and shoppers – sometimes literally – break an arm and a leg to feed the insatiable beast.
Don’t fall into the same old consumer trap this time around. Skip out on the Black Friday frenzy at big name retailers by supporting local and independent industry. Talented Tybee artists, makers and collectors are vending one-of-a-kind creations that are sure to warm the hearts of those on your nice list this year. If you want to gift the ones you love while giving back to the community you love, then invest your holiday dollars in the island. Here’s the conscious gift-giver’s guide to holiday shopping on Tybee.
Seaside Sisters is a spectacular spot to spend this season’s specie. Try saying that five times! The sorors’ coastal cottage is your one-stop shop for a variety of locally-sourced, quality goods that are sure to make unique and thoughtful gifts this holiday season. The quirky gift shop’s stock includes everything from artwork and jewelry to intriguing books and antique furniture. With such a vast and varied display, you’re sure to find something special for everyone you love at Seaside Sisters.
Holiday Shopping Sales at Seaside Sisters:
- Black Friday –*all jewelry 20% off –*Christmas decor 20% off –*Furniture sale 30-40% off
- Small Business Saturday – *Our favorite holiday candles, Buy 2-get 15% off
- Football Sunday –*$10 coupon – one day only!
- Cyber Monday – *Free Shipping (on most merchandise!)
- Give Back Tuesday – *Give back to local Tybee charities at the shop & receive a free gift!
If you’re shopping for any art aficionados this holiday season, plan a visit to JustaBreeze Gallery. Featuring works from the most talented local and regional artists, Justabreeze is the perfect place to find a unique piece of aesthetic innovation. High quality is the standard at this island gallery; each item is hand-selected by the knowledgeable gallery owner. Find paintings in all mediums, pottery, sculpture, photography, textile art and so much more. If an artist can make it, you’ll find it in-store.
Swizzle and Shake
The holiday season isn’t just about gift-giving; entertaining is an equally important part of the collective festivities. For all of your festive gathering needs this holiday season, swing by Swizzle and Shake, Tybee’s one and only vintage barware shop. Need an antique shaker to shake things up at your holiday party, an aged silver serving tray for delicious hors d’oeuvres or just a fashionable period flask to spark conversation? Swizzle and Shake has got everything you need and more for the season. And a lot of their items, vintage or contemporary, make enviable gifts too!
House of the Christmas Mouse
Tybee’s local artisans are offering a special place for children 4-14 to shop. The House of the Christmas Mouse will take place on Saturday, December 3 from 10am to 6 pm at the Tybee Arts Association campus. You can skip out on mall fever by heading to this organized, indoor event where you’re sure to find unique, quality gifts for every member of the family. Happy holiday shopping!
About the Author:
Chantel Baul is a Savannah native with a knack for writing and an ever-growing curiosity. She received her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University, and when she’s not writing she’s serving the country as a US Army Reserve Officer. She’s an NPR nerd/foodie with a deep passion for all things travel, sustainable living and fun.