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A Guide to Shopping on Hilton Head Island

By Hilton Head Insider

While vacationing, it's essential to balance relaxation with exploration. Besides immersing yourself in the local cuisine and scenery, discovering the unique offerings of small shops and artisans adds depth to your experience. Luckily, Hilton Head Island has a diverse array of signature stores, boutiques, and crafters, each offering treasures that capture the essence of the Lowcountry. Not only do these souvenirs create lasting memories, but they also support local businesses and add cultural value to your trip. Keep reading to learn how to enhance your shopping experience while championing local businesses during your next Hilton Head Island getaway.

Starboard Shop

Located at The Sea Pines Resort, the Starboard Shop is a new store that features a rich, nautical-themed interior that goes perfectly with the island vibes on Hilton Head Island. The store offers a broad selection of apparel for women, men, and children with both lighthouse and resort logos. They also have footwear, jewelry, sunglasses, hats, and even home decor. Here you can find both national and regional name brands including Peter Millar, Southern Tide, Cabana Life, Nectar, Low Country Linens, Bluffton Candle Company, and much more. It’s a must visit for anyone looking to take home a memorable souvenir or find something unique to represent their vacation in the Lowcountry. 

Shelter Cove Signature Shops

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is your one-stop destination for dining and shopping on the island. Enjoy souvenirs or one-of-a-kind items before satisfying your appetite at one of the many local restaurants in the marina. With a diverse range of stores, Shelter Cove offers something special for every visitor, ensuring you leave with memorable purchases and a fun experience. Be sure to visit the Marina Ship’s Store, where you'll come across a variety of summer goods. And if you've forgotten anything for your trip, don't worry! The store stocks fishing gear, bait, snacks, refreshments, sun shirts, sunscreen, gifts, hats, flip-flops, and much more.

Are you looking for must-haves for your vacation rental or eager to bring a taste of Hilton Head Island home with you? Look no further than A&M Provisions, an upscale specialty food market. Inside, uncover a wide array of offerings, including olive oil, wild game meat, cheeses, salamis, and much more. Treat yourself to rare and expertly crafted ingredients for cooking, dining, and entertaining!

For novel finds, visit A Coastal Christmas, where it's Christmas all year round! Explore their extensive collection of one-of-a-kind holiday treasures, perfect for surprising a loved one on Christmas morning or adding to your own collection. And while you're there, make a stop by Tradewinds Trinkets and Treasures, where you'll uncover an eclectic mix of items, from exclusive jewelry and decor to beachwear, totes, and other necessities.

Be sure to check out Treasure Island, your go-to local surf shop offering a wide selection of surf and beachwear for the whole family. From t-shirts and sweatshirts to hats and more, they've got you covered. And for distinctive souvenirs, don't miss Neptune's Niche, where you can shop for clothing, home and garden accessories, artwork, jewelry, pottery, and more.


Boutique Fashions, Foodie Finds, and Local Treasures

You can explore all sorts of shopping experiences across Hilton Head Island, with plenty of local establishments offering up wonderful mementos to remember your time in the Lowcountry. If you’re a foodie, the Island Fudge Shoppe offers a variety of homemade fudge, hand-dipped chocolates, candies, corporate gifts, holiday gifts, and more. It’s the perfect place for chocolate lovers and those with a sweet tooth.

Another option that’s perfect for food lovers is POPS, a family-owned and operated business in Coligny Plaza featuring Frios Frozen Gourmet Pops. Each pop is made in Mobile, Alabama, using the finest locally sourced, natural ingredients. They offer a variety of flavors, including gluten-free, vegan/dairy-free, and dye-free options. POPS is an excellent spot for kids of all ages and kids at heart, with retro soda pops, candy from previous decades, and more.

Camp Hilton Head is all about giving you the chance to “Take Hilton Head Home.” The friendly staff takes pride in their excellent service, diverse merchandise, and great prices. Here, you’ll find an assortment of gifts that will help you remember your trip forever, such as locally designed beachwear, ornaments, decor, jewelry, hats, and much more. For those who may not have luggage space, they even offer nationwide shipping options!

Binya is a gift shop focused on Gullah and Lowcountry culture. “Binya” is a Gullah term meaning “been here,” used to describe native islanders and those with deep ties to Hilton Head. The store was created by a true Binya to celebrate, educate, and inspire visitors about Gullah heritage. Take a look at their collection of artwork, books, Gullah sweetgrass baskets, accessories, and souvenirs to pick out the perfect treasure for you or someone you love. 

Three Sisters Resale & More offers a little bit of everything across two floors filled with treasures. They feature consignment items, home decor, furniture, used books, sports collectibles, men's and women's clothing, jewelry, and vintage pieces. If you love shopping for vintage wares, you’ll spend hours making your way through this boutique. 

The Sea Love Candle Bar is where you can unleash your creativity by crafting signature scented candles. With high-quality, hand-poured wax and an extensive selection of fragrances, you can customize your candles to match your personal style and preferences. Guided by expert staff, you'll explore an array of captivating scents, from ocean breezes to tropical fruits and more than 100 other fragrances. They say scents hold memories, and what better way to remember your trip to Hilton Head Island than with a specially made candle?


Coastal Provisions

Experience the coastal lifestyle at Coastal Provisions! With clothing for women, men, and kids that gives off a relaxed ocean vibe — plus accessories for homes and pets — they offer everything you need to embrace island life. They've got everything from kitchen items to kids' clothing, hats, beach games, and outdoor accessories. Conveniently located next to the waterfront restaurant Poseidon Coastal Cuisine and Rooftop Bar, they truly embody the spirit of the coast.

Lowcountry Art

With such a beautiful backdrop, it’s no surprise that many artists make their way to Hilton Head Island for inspiration from the ocean, oak trees, wildlife, and way of life. With an array of art galleries and emporiums, the perfect piece to add to your wall or gift for someone special is waiting for you on Hilton Head Island.

Nash Gallery offers a carefully curated selection from over 150 artists. As a family-owned and operated gallery, it showcases jewelry, wearable art pieces that make a statement, and an array of ceramic platters, plates, and bowls perfect for hosting.

Learn the rich heritage of Gullah culture and get your very own handmade sweetgrass basket from Gullah Sweetgrass Baskets Creations. Meet Michael Smalls, a seventh-generation basket weaver who learned the craft from his great-grandmother. Alongside him is Dino Badger, continuing a tradition passed down from Sierra Leone. Their creations include small knotted fruit bowls and popular mini oval bread baskets. Each creation has a remarkable story to tell and will make a beautiful addition to your kitchen.

Branch out at Branches. Whether you're looking to add a touch of greenery to your vacation rental or villa or searching for the perfect gift, this family-owned business has something for everyone. From eucalyptus and cotton bouquets to antiques and gifts crafted by local artisans, Branches offers an exceptionally curated selection. Plus, their talented designers can bring your vision to life with a custom floral arrangement.

Shelter Cove Harbour Shops & Restaurants

Make it a Shopping Spree on Hilton Head Island

From apparel to beach gear, jewelry, artwork, and more, Hilton Head Island is your one-stop shop for all your vacation needs. With an array of beautiful souvenirs to choose from, you can take a special piece of Hilton Head Island with you when you leave. Now that you're familiar with some must-visit shops and boutiques, it's time for a little retail therapy, Hilton Head Island style! Start planning your Lowcountry getaway today.

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