When it comes to Christmas shopping, Baldwin County has a lot to offer.  As everyone is making their Christmas list and checking it twice, stores across the country are prepared for the busiest shopping season of the year.  From Thanksgiving through Christmas, shoppers are in search of the perfect presents for their loved ones.

In an effort to help you find everything you and your family needs for the holidays this year, we have composed a list of four of the top shopping destinations in Baldwin County.

Best Location for a Wide Selection of Brands

The Eastern Shore Center in Malbis, AL has the best selection of name brand stores to help you complete your holiday shopping list.  Located on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, the Eastern Shore Center is a unique shopping center featuring Dillard’s, Belk, Barnes and Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Pottery Barn, Ann Taylor Loft and many more.  Let the kids play at the community courtyard and enjoy the dancing water fountain while you shop for that perfect gift.

Best Location to Find that Unique Gift

If you are looking for a variety of apparel and unique high fashion accessories, then shop in Downtown Fairhope.  Stroll through the charming flower filled downtown shopping district and choose from over 80 unique shops to complete your holiday gift list.  It is more than a shopping trip, it is an experience.  You’ll find locally made and imported gifts as well as great name brand items for that special someone on your holiday shopping list.

Best Location to Find Holiday Deals

The best known shopping location in Baldwin County is also the #1 location for holiday shoppers looking for great deals.  The Tanger Outlet Center has a best price guarantee and they are confident in giving you the best deal each time you shop with them.  A discount is easy to find at the Tanger Outlets because purchases are made directly from the manufacturer so brand name merchandise can be purchased at 30%-70% below retail price.  Stores include Coach, Fossil, Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Michael Kors and many more.  Check out the store directory for a complete list of the brands you can find at the Tanger Outlets.

Best Location for a Shopping Experience the Whole Family Will Enjoy

The Wharf is transformed each holiday season into a Winter Wonderland complete with ice skating, appearances by Santa, a special holiday Spectra light show and horse drawn carriage rides.  Shopping at The Wharf is unique because of the inviting atmosphere and the variety of retail and dining options.  Retail shops include Bungalows, ar*chi*pel*a*go, Frin n Frac, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Lucca, Shades and many more.  Which a combination of great shopping, dining and family entertainment, The Wharf is a unique location that can keep the children entertained for hours while Mom and Dad knock out their holiday shopping.

If your interested in additional information on shopping on the Alabama Gulf Coast, be sure to visit our Alabama Gulf Coast Shopping topic page for more shopping related blog posts.