Nowadays, there are so many fast and easy ways to obtain items, but supporting local businesses is gaining in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. The items are locally sourced, grown, or crafted, giving them that special something you can’t get from any chain store. So, hop in the car, grab a bike, and hit some local shops!

Souvenirs and Personalized Gifts

Camp Hilton Head opened in 1981 and sells everything from apparel to collectible items featuring your favorite vacation spot! You’ll look stylish in your Hilton Head sweatshirt when you give your friends their souvenir mugs or jewelry. And don’t worry if you left someone out because you can shop their online store anytime too!

If you’re the kind of person that digs monograms, then look no further! Lettrs is a nifty shop that specializes in personalized gifts. You can always find something that catches your eye here.

Tasty Treats

The Hilton Head Farmer’s Market opens every Tuesday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Honey Horn campus. Several area growers provide the freshest local produce and other tasty goods to tempt you. If you come hungry, you’re in luck because local food truck vendors also take up residence on these days.

Have you got a sweet tooth? The Island Fudge Shoppe has delicious and sinful candies and treats to satisfy your sugar craving. And you don’t want to pass up an island favorite, saltwater taffy! Take some home with you and taste the Lowcountry anytime you start to miss it!

Coligny Plaza is home to over fifty stores that are predominantly small business oriented. Whether you’re in the mood to sample some Lowcountry cuisine, grab a cold, frosty daiquiri, or search for the perfect keepsake to commemorate your trip, you’re bound to find it here.


Not only does shopping local support growth for the businesses, but you also know that you are getting unique and fresh items while helping the community and making new friends.