Local Experiences

Shopping the Coast

11/18/2016 |

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Fall is finally here, and with the holiday season just around the corner it is time to start thinking about where you will find those perfect items to give to your loved ones. Luckily, the Mississippi Gulf Coast is loaded with places to find the perfect gift for just about anyone. Starting in the West, let us take a look at some unique destinations you will not want to miss while on your Gulf Coast shopping spree.
Da Swamp Shack Gifts & More in Kiln is a gift shop to suit all ages and tastes. It offers rustic chic gifts, Coastal art by local artists, T-shirts, and more. While in Kiln, be sure to also stop by Coastal Hardware, where you can browse a large inventory of high quality building materials, tools, and supplies for the do-it-yourselfer.
Next, head your way south down to Main Street in Bay St. Louis to find some boutiques that are filled with gift giving ideas that are sure to please. Bay Life Gifts is an upscale gift store with gifts for all occasions. It has home decor, table settings, female accessories, pet collars and leashes, picnic gifts, and more. California Drawstrings Southern Cotton Company offers the Coast’s finest resort wear for men & women, specializing in cotton, linen, and silk. Bijoubel is the place to go to find Southern-chic clothing, accessories, jewelry, home décor, and gifts; many of them handcrafted, and all at great prices.
After going over the bridge to Pass Christian, make your way to Parkers, Inc. Jewelry & Gifts, who just celebrated their 25th Anniversary. They have a wonderful selection of jewelry, home goods, and baby gifts. Also be sure to pay a visit to Cigars in the Pass which is a cigar lounge offering hand-rolled premium cigars and craft beer in a smoke friendly atmosphere.
Making your way east, drop by Bacchus Store of Fine Wines & Liquors when passing through Long Beach to peruse a fine selection of wine and spirits. Then proceed to Copper Pelican located at The Shoppes at Mary Mahoney’s in Biloxi. The gift shop is filled with the work of local artists & crafters, and you’ll find jewelry, home décor, small antiques, and collectables at very affordable prices.  
Finally, you must shop in the town of Ocean Springs, home to the famous Peter Anderson Festival. This year’s huge arts and crafts festival is November 5 & 6th, rain or shine. You’re guaranteed to find one-of-a-kind items that will be cherished for years to come.
If you’re unable to make this year’s festival, you’re still in luck, as Ocean Springs provides an abundance of boutiques and shops to find the perfect item for that special someone. Starting on Washington Avenue, you’ll want to be sure to stop in at Poppy’s, a wonderful shop filled with gifts, local art, and gourmet food items. At Blessons you’ll find a great boutique carrying art, pottery, John Medeiros, Grandmother's Buttons, and much more. Coastal Magpie Gallery & Gifts brings a new, exciting style of shopping to downtown Ocean Springs for unique and fun gifts, and Bernard Clark Antiques & Estate Sales brings over fifty years of experience with cut glass, vintage jewelry, and estate sales.
Once you are finsihed on Washington Avenue, turn onto Government Street and visit W.P. Shelton Jewelers which is a family owned, third generation jewelry store specializing in fine jewelry sales and repairs. You will also find Adele & Grace, which is a ladies consignment shop in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. At Market Reneaux you’ll find an indoor market of treasures filled with local art, jewelry, pottery, painted furniture, repurposed wearable art, collectibles, and gifts.
New to Ocean Springs is Southern Bound Book Shop, an indie book shop selling new and used books, vintage and upcycled lovelies, and local art. They also have a location in Biloxi.
After all this shopping you are going to want to end your day with a stop at Maisano's Fine Wine & Spirits; located on Bienville Blvd. Opened in 2005, Maisano’s offers over 1,300 wine choices and 600 spirits gathered from all over the world. Enjoy shopping the best whiskey selection on the Gulf Coast with over 200 choices and numerous offerings of limited Maisano Hand Select Bourbon Barrels arriving throughout the year. Makes the perfect gift!