Your Guide to the Best Christmas Gifts for Your OIB Vacation


OIB Christmas Gift Guide

Since today is Cyber Monday we thought we would offer a little gift giving and shopping advice for those who love the beach and love to vacation on Ocean Isle Beach. In this post, you'll find great gifts for everyone on your list from the traditional to the adventurous. The best part is we have a list of wonderful gifts that you can enjoy right here on Ocean Isle Beach. In the second part of this post, you'll find amazing gifts for the beach lover on your list. These unique and fun gifts are sure to be a hit under the tree this holiday season.

Great Local Gift Ideas

This holiday let's keep it local with some great gift ideas that feature local Ocean Isle Beach attractions and activities. Any of these gifts are sure to be fan favorites for those visiting Ocean Isle Beach. Here are some of the best ways to share a little part of Ocean Isle Beach under the tree this Christmas.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lessons $45.00Stand Up Paddleboard

One of the best ways to enjoy your OIB vacation is by getting out on the local waterways and one of the best ways to do that is by Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP). SUP is one of the fastest growing watersports in the country and with this gift, you can share this sport with someone special. The good folks the Carolina School of Surf offer private lessons right here on Ocean Isle Beach. Lessons are $45.00 an hour and include, paddle, PFD, and board. This is the perfect gift for the adventurous water lover in the family.


Local Ocean Isle Beach Artisan Jewelry $10.00-$1,000

If you have followed our blog in the past you might have heard about the Shallotte Farmers Market, if you haven't then you're in for a treat. On December 16, from 11-3 The Shallotte Farmers Market is holding their annual Christmas Village featuring dozens of local and regional vendors, including many artisans from right here on Ocean Isle Beach. If you're looking for the last minute piece of jewelry make sure to stop by and check out the Shallotte Farmers Market Christmas Village. We're sure you'll be able to find that unique piece of local jewelry for that special someone. Make sure to leave some extra time when you head to Shallotte because the market features dozens of other crafts, painting, food, candles, metalwork, and unique gifts. Don't forget to grab a steaming cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the live music. For more information, directions and facts about the Shallotte Farmers Market check out our previous blog: Celebrate All Things Fall At The Shallotte Farmers Market.

Fish On! $25.00 Pier Fishing

One landmark everyone should visit at least once during their Ocean Isle Beach vacation is a trip to the Ocean Isle Beach NC Fishing Pier and don't worry you don't have to fish to have a great time on the pier. However, if you have a fisherman in the family or maybe you're hoping to introduce a new generation to the joy of pier fishing on Ocean Isle Beach then a great holiday gift idea is a gift certificate to the Ocean Isle Beach NC Fishing Pier. Pier fishing starts at just $8.00 per rod! Licenses are not required as the pier has an inclusive license covering of all pier fisherman. Rod rentals are available for those without equipment. Call 910-579-3095 for more details.



A Day of Relaxation $125.00

Vacations are all about relaxation and recharging the soul. What better way to do that than with a relaxing day at one of the many Ocean Isle Beach spas. There are several spas on Ocean Isle Beach which offer gift certificates for relaxing services like massages, facials, pedicures, and manicures. If you're looking for a little help deciding what to get the woman in the family who deserves a little pampering check out the services at Ocean Massage & Skin Care. The helpful staff will be sure to steer you in the right direction. We promise this will be a hit under the tree.

The Gift of a Great Meal $50.00Shrimp Plate

Everyone has to eat, and on Ocean Isle Beach that's not only a necessity but an opportunity to get out and enjoy one of our amazing restaurants. So if you have that difficult person to shop for why not give the gift of an Ocean Isle Beach dining experience. All of our area restaurants can provide you with gift certificates. We even checked and most can even do this over the phone. Want a local recommendation...click here.

A Day on the Links! $100.00

This gift is sure to keep you on par with the golfer on your Christmas list. Golfers love their Ocean Isle Beach vacation due to our proximity to dozens of great courses. It goes without saying Ocean Isle Beach is a golfer's paradise. In our previous post: How To Have An Amazing Golf Vacation This Fall we reviewed some of the wonderful area courses. This holiday give the golfer in the family the gift of a day at our local course Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club. The course is nestled along the Intracoastal Waterway and noted for long rolling impeccably maintained fairways that will challenge pro and newbie alike. If you want to add a little more to this gift don't forget the Brick Landing also has a comprehensive pro-shop.

Family Adventure $100.00-$250.00

Zip Lines, Eco-Tours, and Aerial Adventure are all on the ticket at The Swamp Park at Ocean Isle Beach. Now some of these adventures might not be for the faint of heart, but they're sure to be a fan favorite with the adventurous ones in the family. Right now the park has special holiday pricing on trip packages making it the perfect time to grab a gift certificate in anticipation of your Ocean Isle Beach summer vacation. The park is open year-round and with so many fun things to do and see at the park you don't have to wait till summer.

5 Amazing Gifts for the Beach LoverBeach Umbrella

If gift certificates are not your thing but you're still looking for that perfect gift for the beach lover in the family we have some great high quality, fun and interesting beach themed gift ideas that any serious beach lover will enjoy. Here are five of the best.

Ultimate Beach Umbrella $185.00

For the serious beachgoer in the family, this might just be the ultimate beach umbrella. The Frankford Umbrella company has been making beach high-quality umbrellas since 1898. Don't believe us? Frankford Umbrellas are the official beach umbrella for the Ritz Carlton in Miami, the city of North Myrtle Beach and the city of Virginia Beach. Each umbrella features a 7.5-foot pole made of long-grain ashwood, supporting a beautiful 7 square feet of 9 oz marine grade fabric, supported by a skeleton of fiberglass. The end result of all this quality is a beach umbrella you can keep for years of enjoyment. (IMG Source: Frankford Umbrellas)


Nook Glowlight Plus E-Reader $129.00

Nothing goes better with a quiet day at the beach than a good book but who wants to carry a book with them anymore in this modern era of electronic gadgets. For the true bibliophile on your Christmas list, there is the Nook Glowlight Plus by Barnes and Noble. This user friendly device offers amazing features at a great price. With full access to the Barnes & Noble store including hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from and six weeks of battery life, all tucked away safely in a waterproof package this is the ultimate e-reader for the beach lover. If you are looking for more information on E-readers check out our previous post: How To Find The Best E-Reader For Your Beach Vacation.


Yeti Hopper Cooler $300.00Yeti Cooler

By now we all know about the legendary quality and cooling capability of the Yeti line of coolers. The Hopper is a unique version of a cooler in that it is a soft sided and easy to carry. With the ability to hold 20lbs of ice or 18 cans of your favorite beverages the serious beachgoer in the family will run out of daylight long before your favorite beverage is warm. From the beach to the golf course you simply can't go wrong with this cooler.


Pacific Breeze Pop Up Tent $99.00

It is safe to say that even the most ardent sun worshipper at some point in the day needs a break from the sun, or maybe you have little ones and need to have shade. Well, look no further than the Pacific Breeze Pop Up Tent. This handy portable tent has vents, is self-standing, and packs up into an easy to carry 6lb package making it perfect for a day on any Ocean Isle Beach trip. The tent also features a full floor and can easily fit 3-4 people. (IMG Source: Amazon.com)


Watershot Splash Housing Kit $85.00iPhone Splash Cover

Everyone loves taking pictures at the beach, and now you can take pictures from shore to surf with the Watershot Splash Housing Kit that allows you to turn your smartphone into a fully submersible camera. Take beautiful pictures and videos with this amazing conversion kit that will be sure to wow the family. You'll be thrilled to have these unique memories on your camera. (IMG Source: Amazon.com)


Hopefully, these gift ideas have helped you knock out that Christmas shopping list for the Ocean Isle Beach lover in your family. With so many great local attractions and things to do we hope you continue to support your Ocean Isle Beach vendors. If you're looking for that unique gift for the beach lover in the family we are sure you won't go wrong with one of the five listed above. Let us know what your favorite gifts to give or receive are in the comments below. If you are still looking to book your late season vacation or planning that summer of 2018 vacation, make sure to click the link below to start planning your next Ocean Isle Beach vacation.


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