8 great places for holiday shopping in Myrtle Beach
If you’re like the majority of people visiting the beach, there are still quite a few loved ones whose names aren’t checked off your holiday shopping list this season.
Fear not, there are plenty of great Myrtle Beach shopping centers, specialty stores and gift shops where you can find the perfect presents. From beachy trinkets and discount gifts to high-end apparel and electronics, we’ve got a little bit of everything here.
Here’s a look at the 10 best places to buy gifts in Myrtle Beach, many of which have extended hours for the holiday season — so feel free to shop ’til you drop!
The Market Common
Holiday Hours (Dec. 18-31): 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve (closed Christmas Day). 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Year’s Day.
In addition to big brands like Williams & Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Tommy Bahama, Barnes & Noble, Anthropologie & Chico’s, The Market Common offers great gifts from an array of local boutiques and specialty stores. Options include Charming Charlie’s, Hanpicked, Coastal Urge, Orvis, Bijuju and much more.
Broadway at the Beach
Holiday Hours (through Dec. 31): 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday- Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through December 31. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 24 and closed Christmas Day.
Broadway at the Beach boasts great stores for gifts like Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen store, which is home to cookware as well as tons of other kitchen goods and food products. Other popular places to buy gifts include brands like Build-A-Bear Workshop, Claire’s, Crocs, Harley-Davidson, Lids, Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, Sunglass Hut, Tervis and Victoria’s Secret and specialty stores including Tiki Jim’s, The Mole Hole, Pepper Palace, Stupid Factory, RetroActive 80s & 90s shop, The Man Cave Store, It’s Sugar and more.
Holiday Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Eve (closed Christmas Day); 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Year’s Day.
Just a short drive away in North Myrtle Beach is Barefoot Landing. The expansive complex located on the Intracoastal Waterway has over 100 specialty and gift shops including The Christmas Mouse, White House Black Market, Mole Hole and dozens more.
Inlet Square Mall
Holiday Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday
This under-renovation mall isn’t exactly the most bustling hub of shopping activity during the holidays, but perhaps that’s a good thing if you’re just looking for a quick gift or want to stay away from the crowds. Choose from stores including Belk, Bath & Body Works, Books-A-Million, and more.
Myrtle Beach Mall
Holiday hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve (closed Christmas Day); 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Here you’ll find classic anchor stores such as Belk, JC Penney and Bass Pro Shops — where you can visit with Santa and get your photo taken — accompanied by a variety of well-known retailers including Books-A-Million, Foot Locker, Hallmark, Rack Room Shoes and Bath & Body Works.
Tanger Outlet Centers
Holiday hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve (closed Christmas Day). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. New Year’s Day.
If you’re looking to get a great deal, the dual locations of Tanger Outlets are likely your best bet. Whether you choose the U.S. 17 location (off of Kings Road on the north side of Myrtle Beach) or the U.S. 501 location (west of town near Carolina Forest Blvd.), you’ll find a wide variety of shops offering everything from clothing and apparel to gadgets, books, toys and more. Take your pick from Gap, Black & Decker, Brooks Brothers, Ann Taylor and tons of other brand name outlet stores for the best savings.
Coastal Grand Mall
Holiday Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve (closed Christmas Day); 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
The Grand Strand’s largest indoor shopping center features roughly 1,000,000 sq. ft. of shopping space and is anchored by retailers including Belk, Dillard’s JC Penney, Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond and Dick’s Sporting Goods. O You’ll also find Santa’s Workshop in Center Court and can get pictures and visit with the big guy from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Downtown Myrtle Beach
Holiday Hours: Varies by shop
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Downtown Myrtle Beach is known more for its restaurants and attractions than its shopping, but there’s still plenty of reason to visit this area during the holiday season. You’ll find great gifts and souvenirs at spots such as The Gay Dolphin, I Love Sugar and the many fun T-shirt shops and beachwear stores.
More Myrtle Beach Shopping
Looking to find your favorite retailers while you’re in town? Here’s a list of locations for some popular stores:
- Best Buy: 1145 Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle Beach
- Target: 1150 Seaboard Street, Myrtle Beach
- Wal-mart: Several locations open 24 hours a day including 541 Seaboard Street, Myrtle Beach; 2751 Beaver Run Blvd, Myrtle Beach; 151 Myrtle Ridge Drive, Conway; 545 Garden City Connector, Murrells Inlet; 2709 Church St, Conway; 550 Highway 17 N, North Myrtle Beach