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Unique Boutiques for Holiday Shopping in Pawleys Island

Unique Boutiques for Holiday Shopping in Pawleys Island

We all know the joy of receiving that perfect holiday gift, but the feeling of giving a special someone an awesome gift can be just as rewarding! Luckily for you, while you’re on your Christmas getaway to Pawleys Island, there are lots of fantastic shops and boutiques where you can peruse and snag the ideal gift for a loved one. Here are a few of the best spots to check out for Christmas shopping in Pawleys Island and the surrounding Grand Strand area.

Hammock Shops Welcome Sign

The Original Hammock Shop

With a history dating back to its creation in 1938 by riverboat captain Joshua John Ward, the Pawleys Island hammock is one of the most iconic crafts found along the South Carolina coast. For the biggest selection of these relaxing fixtures, you have to visit the Original Hammock Shop, fittingly found in the Hammock Shops Village along US Highway 17. From their classic cotton hammocks to durable and extra-large Duracord hammocks, visitors are sure to find the perfect one for their relaxation needs. And if you don’t happen to have a couple of trees ideal for setting up a hammock, the Original Hammock Shop offers wooden or steel stands. Additionally, a variety of accessories like pillows, wheel kits, and drink holders are also available for purchase.

Carolina Gourmet

Also found in the Hammock Shops Village, Carolina Gourmet offers a tremendous sampling of delicious wares and beautiful gift baskets that are sure to delight! Carolina Gourmet features unique local gifts like handmade pottery, cookbooks, and tempting delicacies like jams, jellies, salsas, and gourmet Lowcountry treats and sweets. One of the most popular choices for a gift is their “Memories of Pawleys” gift basket, jam-packed with Lowcountry delights like she-crab soup mix, praline pecans, saltwater taffy, garlic cheese grits, and much more!

Lazy Gator

Situated along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, the Lazy Gator offers an eclectic array of gifts with local flair. No matter what you’re looking for, the Lazy Gator is sure to have something that will be the perfect gift for your special someone. Featured clothing and accessory brands available at the Lazy Gator include Vera Bradley, Southern Fried Cotton, Salt Life, and Simply Southern. A wide variety of Tervis cups and tumblers are available, as well as tons of great home décor including wall hangings, rugs, and garden flags. The Lazy Gator also features great food gifts like homemade fudge, preserves, and BBQ sauces. If you’re looking for a gift for a child, the Lazy Gator offers a wide variety of handcrafted toys and unique stuffed animals that are sure to put a smile on their face.


With these great shops and much more available in the Pawleys Island area, you’re sure to find an amazing assortment of gift options during your vacation. If you haven’t made plans on a holiday vacation to Pawleys Island, don’t miss out on all the great shopping, dining, and holiday celebrations going on around the area! The Litchfield Company offers you premier accommodations at Pawleys Island resorts like Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, Pawleys Plantation Resort, and True Blue Resort. Check out our specials page today to learn how affordable and easy it can be to book a holiday vacation to Pawleys Island!

Nights of a Thousand Candles Returns to Brookgreen Gardens

Nights of a Thousand Candles Returns to Brookgreen Gardens

Spring, summer, fall or winter, it’s always a great time for a vacation to Pawleys Island! And with the holidays around the corner, one of the most beloved holiday celebrations makes its return to Brookgreen Gardens. Nights of a Thousand Candles has delighted tens of thousands of visitors for years, and this season is sure to carry on that tradition.

If you think Brookgreen Gardens is magnificent during the day, Nights of a Thousand Candles puts a sparkling new spin on the beautiful botanical and sculpture displays around the grounds. As you enter the gardens, you will be bathed in the warm glow of thousands of hand-lit candles, suspended above and around guests and floating atop reflecting ponds. Travel+Leisure magazine has praised Nights of a Thousand Candles as the “Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina,” and it will quickly become evident why so many people make this special celebration a holiday tradition. As you stroll along the walkways of the gardens, the sounds of carolers and bell ringers will fill the air with Christmas cheer, and if a chill is in the air feel free to warm up with a piping hot cup of cocoa or cider.

Nights of a Thousand Candles also offers several dining options within the event grounds. Inside the Leonard Pavilion, Inlet Affairs will be serving up fresh, classic Lowcountry favorites. Austin’s Garden Galley and Let’s Ride BBQ will also be on-site, and guests can select from small bites at the Old Kitchen in the heart of the sculpture garden. Drinks including beer, wine and Brookgreen’s homemade hot cocoa are available at several beverage stations around the gardens.

This year Brookgreen Gardens has added 12 nights to the schedule, with the event running from November 27th through January 3rd. On most weeks Nights of a Thousand Candles takes place from 4:00PM to 9:00PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. During select weeks, the festival will run five nights, from Wednesday through Sunday nights. Tickets to Nights of a Thousand Candles must be pre-purchased, so don’t miss on your chance to be part of one of the east coast’s grandest holiday celebrations!

Nights of a Thousand Candles is certainly a fantastic reason to make a weekend vacation to Pawleys Island, so be sure to check out the amazing properties available at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort and book a stay in just a few clicks! From modern two and three bedroom golf course villas at True Blue Resort and Pawleys Plantation Resort to oceanfront condos at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, we have the perfect accommodations for your holiday vacation to Pawleys Island.