Local Experiences

Holidays on the Gulf Coast

12/11/2017 | Tricia Leann

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On the east side of the Gulf Coast, you can shop the many businesses of Ocean Springs to the find the perfect holiday gift. W.P. Shelton Jewelers has been a go-to for over 70 years, serving the Gulf Coast with exquisite jewelry pieces in every price range for every occasion. Walk along Washington Avenue located in the downtown district for distinct boutiques and restaurants that line both sides. Blessons brings the flare of Ocean Springs to life with a beautiful and unique collection of jewelry, pottery, art, clothing sizes up to 3X, gifts, and more. On Bienville Boulevard, the Perfecto Cigar Shop is proud to offer the finest brands on the Gulf Coast. Shop Maisano's Fine Wine and Spirits for perfect holiday gifts for all your family and friends with a selection of over 1,400 wines. Travel down Hwy 90 to one of the last businesses on the outside of Ocean Springs to shop It's All Arranged Consignment Furniture for home décor gifts and more. It is well worth the drive to find a signature piece just perfect for your home or that unique gift. 

The west coast is on the opposite end of the Gulf Coast. Spend a day in the Bay to shop Bay St. Louis where boutiques line the streets in the historical business district of Old Town. Every shop is certain to have its own niche. Bay-Tique brings the slightly edgy and always fun apparel, gifts, art, and souvenirs. In Southern Accents find unique coastal gifts, clothing and accessories. In the 200 block, the house of California Drawstrings Southern Cotton Company is full of fine resort wear for women sizes XS to 3XL in linen, cotton, and silk clothing along with jewelry, hats, and handbags. Take an adventure off of Main Street onto Second Street to enjoy walking through the Shops of Century Hall to find antiques, furniture, art, vintage, gifts, home décor, and fashion within many tiny shops under the roof of one fascinating vintage building. The Bottletree House on Blaize Avenue is full of trendsetting jewelry, clothing and gifts offering first rate products and exceptional service.

Travel up Kiln DeLisle Road to find Da Swamp Shack Gifts & More located right next to Dempsey's Seafood & Steak to drop in to their amazing bayou boutique filled with southern style home décor, jewelry, souvenir shirts, and gifts at affordable prices, and well worth the adventure off the beaten path. In the Kiln on HWY 603, Grapes & Grains Wine & Spirits offer quality customer service in a convenient location for all of your holiday entertainment needs. 

In Pass Christian on Davis Avenue, Parkers, Inc. Jewelry & Gifts in the Pass embraces Owner, Mimi Parkers custom jewelry, other local artists, bath, body and linens, wedding and baby gifts, along with home décor at its finest. Cigars in the Pass is more than just a cigar shop. This cozy place gives an experience and the beauty of your favorite cigar, craft beer, growlers, live music and events. P.C. Soap Co. is a locally made brand of perfumed body wash, relaxing Dead Sea salts, seasonal gifts, sugar scrubs, fresh soap slices, men's products and many more items are available at their store located within the shops of Sazarac Square. Robin's Nest in the Pass carries distinctive jewelry, international and regional art, pottery, woodwork, decorative glass, accessories, unique gifts, and handmade jewelry by Owner, Dorothy Roberts. 

In Long Beach, shop the Kelinci Spa Bed & Breakfast for the signature green tea and lemon grass products. Find every item used in the B&B rooms from the comfy linens, bath robes, local roasted coffee, and all products used at the full service salon which are also available for purchase in the Kelinci Spa retail area. Bacchus Store of Fine Wine & Liquors have a huge selection of wine spirits and beach drinks cold and ready for a holiday party or gift.

Allow the visions of sugar plums and fairies to dance in your head as you shop local boutiques and more along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.  

Tricia Leann