Outer Banks Shopping

Gifts

The gift giving season reigns year round on the Outer Banks, and it’s a good thing too. The shops on the beach have diverse and distinct products that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else, making them perfect Outer Banks gifts for all of the important people in your life. Galleries allow you to find beautiful paintings, sculptures, pottery and blown glass created by local artists. You can check out bookstores which have arrays of books written by popular authors as well as locals. Try designing jewelry for an accessory that’s truly singular. For beach-y fun gifts, visit surf shops and kite stores to find colorful and custom made kites or flags. Scout out local markets for handmade soaps and candles. Boutiques sell chic clothes and jewelry with a coastal twist to them. Many shops also sell nautical décor that puts a little bit of the Outer Banks in a home or office. The possibilities of Outer Banks gifts are vast and often hold true to their beach roots. Read through the below listing to learn where would be best to get a gift for that upcoming birthday.


Outer Banks Shopping by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Shopping by Category

American Classics Garage

Outer Banks Gifts
1808 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-8867 x2

American Classics Garage carries nostalgic reproductions of automotive memorabilia. Their featured brands include Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford and John Deere. And these vehicle enthusiasts can show off their love with hats, clothing, toys and special-interest items. You can find everything automotive here from hats, signs, wall decor perfect for turning a garage into a man cave, stickers and more.

Birthday Suits

Outer Banks Gifts
801 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4862
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-7297
2000 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5338

Celebrating more than 30 years as an Outer Banks shopping mecca, Birthday Suits is a favorite for swimwear – in fact, it’s been voted Best on the Beach for swimsuits for more than 10 years in local polls. Women's swimsuits are the specialty here – the latest styles for all ages, mix-and-match separates, bra-sized swimwear and mastectomy suits – but they also sell suits for... read more

Celebrating more than 30 years as an Outer Banks shopping mecca, Birthday Suits is a... read more

Buxton Village Books

Outer Banks Gifts
47918 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-4240

Established in 1984, Buxton Village Books makes its home in a Civil War-era island cottage. Owner Gee Gee Rosell has a welcoming smile and great taste in books. Look for new releases in fiction and nonfiction along with cookbooks, local interest books, a great selection of Southern and contemporary fiction, mysteries, a well-stocked adventure section with many books recommended by Outside magazine, field guides, unique greeting... read more

Established in 1984, Buxton Village Books makes its home in a Civil War-era island cottage.... read more

Cariloha Bamboo Outer Banks

Outer Banks Gifts
1171 Duck Road, Unit B4, Duck
(252) 715-5845

In Duck’s Scarborough Lane Shops you'll find Cariloha Outer Banks, where you’re invited to experience the extraordinary plushness of fabrics made from bamboo – undeniably one of the most durable and eco-friendly materials on the planet. Check out their wide selection of exclusive clothing for men and women, along with an extensive line of bed and bath products in styles inspired by the Caribbean and... read more

In Duck’s Scarborough Lane Shops you'll find Cariloha Outer Banks, where you’re invited to experience... read more

Chip’s Wine, Beer & Cigars

Outer Banks Gifts
2200 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, Milepost 6 Plaza, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-8229

Chip’s Wine, Beer & Cigars has one of the largest wine and beer selections on the Outer Banks. Their locally owned store features discount prices, a hand-picked selection and expert, friendly service. Chip's is most known for its fun and friendly environment. The knowledgeable staff loves to help their customers, and with more than 2,000 wines from every growing region, you'll appreciate the helpful information.... read more

Chip’s Wine, Beer & Cigars has one of the largest wine and beer selections on... read more

Cotton Gin

Outer Banks Gifts
789 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4446
1185 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 491-2387
5151 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 14.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2387
6957 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg
(252) 491-2387
(800) 637-2446

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It been a coastal shopping tradition for more than 50 years. The original Cotton Gin has stood in the same location in Jarvisburg since 1929, starting as a working cotton gin and growing into a gift store with four locations. Visitors are treated to a unique shopping experience in their main store in Jarvisburg as well as their... read more

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It been a coastal shopping tradition for more... read more

Dillon’s Corner

Outer Banks Gifts
46792 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-5083

This is really two stores in one. Downstairs it’s a tackle shop with bait, tackle, rods and reels, gas, gear, waders, boots, snacks, rod and reel repair, custom-rod building, tide charts, t-shirts (including Salt Life and Guy Harvey) and everything else for fishermen and women. Upstairs it’s a gift shop and gallery with artwork, prints, ceramics, candles, local interest books, novelties, lighthouse figurines and many... read more

This is really two stores in one. Downstairs it’s a tackle shop with bait, tackle,... read more

Fisherman’s Daughter

Outer Banks Gifts
39455 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-6148

Be prepared for some serious shopping. Fisherman’s Daughter offers a great assortment of goods, featuring jewelry from the Brighton collection, Spartina and Ronaldo, along with an extensive selection of larimar jewelry and sterling silver wave rings. They carry women’s clothing from Tribal, Habitat, Escapada, Clara Sun Woo and a new line called Sympli. The upstairs gallery offers Christmas ornaments and decorations, handmade pottery,... read more

Be prepared for some serious shopping. Fisherman’s Daughter offers a great assortment of goods, featuring... read more

Gulf Stream Gifts

Outer Banks Gifts
2512 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 10.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-0433

Gulf Stream Gifts carries a wonderful selection of 14 karat gold, sterling silver and costume jewelry with a nautical flair. Featured designers are Charles Albert, Vera Wolf, Marahlago and Goddess Designs as well as North Carolina artists. Their jewelry features a variety of stones such as larimar, lab opals, amethyst, abalone and turquoise as well as Outer Banks sea glass. Gulf Stream also carries home... read more

Gulf Stream Gifts carries a wonderful selection of 14 karat gold, sterling silver and costume... read more

Hatteras Island Boardsports

Outer Banks Gifts
41056 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-6160

Hatteras Island Boardsports has more than 5,000 square feet packed with swimwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids. Some brand names you’ll find here include Billabong, Quiksilver, Volcom, Roxy, O’Neill, Rip Curl and RVCA, along with surfboards by Dewey Weber, Haydenshapes and Channel Island. If you need new sunglasses, Hatteras Island Boardsports has hundreds of styles from Costa, Oakley, Electric, Von Zipper and more.... read more

Hatteras Island Boardsports has more than 5,000 square feet packed with swimwear, apparel and accessories for... read more

Island Spice & Wine

Outer Banks Gifts
40246 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-7750

Your taste buds will love you for visiting this store. The wine selection is vast and pleasantly surprising, with numerous worthy selections from North Carolina and around the world. You’ll also find fine tea and coffee, specialty sauces, hard-to-find spices, imported olive oils and vinegars, cheeses, sweets, chocolates, gourmet snacks and many other things that will inspire a night of cooking. The store sells sushi-making... read more

Your taste buds will love you for visiting this store. The wine selection is vast... read more

Islander Flags

Outer Banks Gifts
6146 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 1/4, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-6266

Islander Flags is celebrating more than 25 years of selling flags and banners to discriminating customers locally and beyond. In addition to their best-selling American flags, they have hundreds of decorative flags, which are top quality. Businesses love their attention flags and ever-popular feather flags. The staff in their custom design center can create a custom flag for you, taking inspiration from your family crest,... read more

Islander Flags is celebrating more than 25 years of selling flags and banners to discriminating... read more