Outer Banks Vacationer’s Holiday Gift Ideas Guide

December 11, 2012

It’s that time of year again!  All of us are having our Holiday get-togethers and gift giving is abound!  For those of you seeking to delight an Outer Banks Vacationer/Traveler I have done some window shopping already for you!  These gift ideas are for the Outer Banks enthusiast, sorted by category and from local businesses, so know your purchase supports the area you love.  Enjoy!

For Her:

Amphitrite Dreams Upon The Sea – Seaglass Earrings

Out of the Blue Sea Glass Jewelry – $156

Made locally here on the Outer Banks and making our list again, the Aquamarine sea glass makes a perfect pair with antiqued adornments and Swarovski elements.  Dress your lady up in style this holiday season and you can be sure she will wear these on your next nice dinner out on vacation!

For Him:

OBX Beer

Weeping Radish Farm Brewery – $39

Yum.  Men like beer.  Men like the beach.  Put two and two together and get your man a case of delicious, locally brewed, beach beer.  A Kolsch Style Ale brewed right in Grandy, NC!


Treasures from a Collected Past Beachcomber Book

Duck’s Cottage Coffee & Bookstore – $40

In Treasures from a Collected Past, the author has combined notes for the consummate beachcomberwith pictures of her most treasured finds and set them against a life’s worth of lessons learned at the edge of the sea.  All true beach combers can enjoy seeing what treasures exist out there!

The Lounger:

Double Wide Hammock

Nags Head Hammocks – $149

Relaxing on the beach is one of the best feelings ever!  Savor that flavor at home and have room for another in this hammock for two!  Don’t forget your accessories like tree straps or a stand if you need, and a pillow for sure!

For Kids:

Crabby & Nabby Children’s Book

The Cotton Gin – $5

This book out of many by author Suzanne Tate is all about blue crabs and their life cycle from the viewpoint of two colorful, crabby characters!  This book teaches children about caring for one another.  Books never go out of style and this would make a great read for the young ones on the long drive to your summer vacations on the Outer Banks!

Java Junkie:

Seaside Blend Coffee

Front Porch Cafe – $14

A dark roasted South American Blend.  Many of you have enjoyed this blend on your vacations here on the Outer Banks!  Brew some of this OBX goodness right in your own home and you’ll feel closer to the beach you love!

Nature Lover:

Orbit 245 Inflatable Kayak

Roanoke Island Outfitters and Dive Center – $250

The Orbit 245 is a great kayak for paddlers of any age. The high performance hull tracks well and is surprisingly fast for its length.  This inflatable kayak is perfect for the vacationer as it is ultra portable and does not require heavy equipment to transport.  Ideal for getting out on the water to take in all the Outer Banks’ nature and wildlife!


Eat Fish, Crab, or Tuna – T-Shirt

Mike Keller Fishing Supplies – $20

Who doesn’t like the mix of fishing with catchy t-shirt?  Make your Fisherman happy with something he can wear year round, even when he’s not fishing on the Outer Banks!


Calcutta- Ladies Hooded Black with Pink Pullover Sweatshirt

TW’s Bait & Tackle – $45

Ladies like to fish too!  They also like remaining comfortable.  Knock out both birds with this stone; a cozy Calcutta hoodie that’s stylish and practical!


Sharole Ewing Original Pelican Painting

Yellowhouse Gallery – $85

Delight the art collector on your gift list with this 8×10 original acrylic painting of a Brown Pelican.  Would make a great addition to any nautical-themed room in the house or anywhere the Outer Banks is missed!

Top Chef:

Pamlico Bay Seafood Seasoning

Olde Duck Village Shoppe – $7.50

You’ve had Old Bay, now try Pamlico Bay!  Outer Banks traditional seafood flavoring can be found right inside this bottle, as well as a cool lighthouse picture on the outside!  Shake it in your crab boils and on top of your steamed shrimp for a taste of home away from home with this culinary gift!


2013 Outer Banks Calendar

Gresham Photography -$10

Inspire the beach photography enthusiast in your family with this 2013 calendar.  Featuring gorgeous shots of the Outer Banks, this gift is sure to please!  The photographer is also willing to autograph any copy to anyone you would like, so keep this in mind for gift giving purposes!

Wine Connoisseur:

Catawba Bell Wine Gift Set

Vineyards on the Scuppernong – $30

Gift box featuring a local bottle of Catawba Belle, which is a semi-sweet wine highlighting the Catawba grape and offers a hint of crispness to delight your taste buds. Award winning and yummy, this gift set also includes: Cheese Spread, Olives, Cracked Wheat Wafers, and handy spreading knife.

Family Friendly:

Outer Banks Puzzle

Puzzles, Pranks, & Games -$15

Family fun time turns beach themed!  A great gift idea to be completed on or off vacation.  This 500 piece puzzle makes it great for the entire crew to assemble this Outer Banks scened puzzle.

New to the Beach:

KHK “Bestsellers” Kite Flying Package

Kitty Hawk Kites – $127

Welcome a new family to the Outer Banks by giving the gift of flight.  The KHK ”Best Sellers” Package includes 3  popular kites…all for one low price!  This is a great family gift as it will get them out and about and enjoying the Outer Banks while flying kites together!

New Home:

20″ Natural Driftwood Star Sculpture

OBXStore.com – $30

This handcrafted driftwood Star sculpture is truly a work of art.  Created entirely from small locally sourced driftwood pieces, it can be mounted on front door or anywhere in your home.  A great way to show off your love for the beach and an excellent home warming gift!


Outer Banks Vacation Gift Card

Southern Shores Realty – $ any amount

Share the joy of an Outer Banks vacation with the ones you love!  Using Giftly.com, you can send a special gift to family and friends for any denomination that may be used for a Southern Shores Realty Outer Banks Vacation!  You can’t get any closer to the Outer Banks than actually being here.  Give the gift of vacation this year and be the talk of the town!  Giftly.com is not affiliated with Southern Shores Realty and you should carefully read the terms and conditions when using this service.

Done Reading?  Make Sure you check out our other Christmas articles here:  Outer Banks Christmas Traditions & Outer Banks December Events.