2016 Outer Banks Vacationer Gift Guide
It's that time of year again! If shopping for the holidays is on your agenda, let me give you some inspiration for a few Outer Banks fans that may be on your list. These are just a couple of recommendations, there are also plenty of Village Realty VIP partners that offer a wide variety of OBX products and services that may strike your fancy. Below you'll find my picks for her, for him, and some gifts for just about anyone!
For the Mermaid
Handmade Necklace - All Washed Up Jewelry
Nautical, boho, chic. What's not to love? Your special lady will love this hand stamped necklace with a wide variety of phrases and/or a custom lettering with choice of gem color. Two metal options available with sterling silver or 14K gold filled chain.
$68.00 for "Sun Salt Sand" shown in 14K. Sea all the other options here.
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For the Merman
The Coolest Cooler - Amazon.com
Check. This. Out! Treat your special guy to the beach cooler of his dreams!
The "Coolest Cooler" features a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, usb charger, led lit lid, and build in bottle opener. It'll also hold ice for up to 5 days if you never wish to leave the beach.
The cooler is a few years old to the market now, so the price is very attractive. Normal retail is $449, found it on sale at Amazon.com for $175 + free shipping. Booyah!
For the Surfer
Legends of the Sandbar - Chris Bickford
Although ranked as some of the best surfing in North America, there has never been a single book dedicated to surfing the Outer Banks. A new project by local photographer Chris Bickford, Legends of the Sandbar delivers this in a beautifully engaging photo book... capturing the essence of surf culture on the Outer Banks.
The stunning photography, anecdotes, and biographies of local "legends" will make this a cherished gift for years to come. Add this to the list for any surfer or Outer Banks culture enthusiast and you'll be the winning gifter this year! Sign up for updates, and then pre-order online for $25 at LegendsoftheSandbar.com.
For the Sailor
Outer Banks Drawn Map - GeographicsArt Etsy
Here is a beautiful hand drawn print of the Outer Banks and surrounding areas that's perfect for a nautical enthusiast or history lover. Each of these limited edition prints are individually stained, crumpled, edges torn, ironed flat, and then signed and numbered. Choose 11"x15" for $32 or a larger 17"x23" for $57 on GeographicsArt's Etsy shop.
If you're looking to spend a little more and go over the top, this carved wood chart of the Outer Banks was my runner-up pick for $298.
For the Cook
Outer Banks Cookbook - OBX LIfe Photography
Have you ever wanted to take home the secrets of some of the best restaurants on the Outer Banks? Now you can! with "Food as Art on the Outer Banks."
This 6"x9" soft cover book features 30 recipes and each is beautifully illustrated with photographs from OBX Life Photography. Recipes include the famous Saint Martin Shrimp from Tortuga's Lie and Outer Banks Brewing Station's Tuna Tacos. For our vegetarian friends, half the recipes are meatless so you can enjoy incredible desserts like Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pie from The Saltbox Cafe or scrumptious soups like Roasted Red Pepper Bisque from Trio. There's something for everyone.
The books are $16.95 plus tax and $3 shipping anywhere in the country. Purchase them by sending an email to OBX Life Photography here. Please do not include your credit card number, just your phone number and best time to receive a call to finalize your order.
For the Pirate
Honey Pecan Rum - Outer Banks Distilling
When many think of the Outer Banks, swashbuckling pirates and shipwrecks undoubtedly come to mind. Fuel your intrigue for legendary tales with the soon-to-be legendary rum produced at Outer Banks Distilling!
"Kill Devil Rum" is the pioneer product line at this distillery located in historic Manteo, NC., appropriately named after the legendary barrels of shipwreck-salvaged rum so strong it could kill the devil! A silver rum was first introduced last year and quickly followed by a version flavored with local pecans and honey. While you won't be getting your hands on any of the small batch spiced rum just yet, you can fortunately order both the silver rum and honey pecan rum online. Prices vary. You must be 21+ to order here at Schneider's of Capitol Hill.
For the New Home
Outer Banks Candle Assortment - Outer Banks Candle Co. (VIP Offer)
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