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5 Unique Emerald Isle Souvenir Shops to Visit This Summer

North Carolina’s Crystal Coast provides a welcome escape from large groups of people and overcrowded sidewalks. Emerald Isle, NC, is a standout community along the coast, providing an excellent oasis for city-dwelling families and friends. Void of major city bustle and traffic, our pristine vacation destination is known for its scenic beauty, beaches, and great emphasis on family fun. Summer is one of the best seasons for you to experience all that Emerald Isle has to offer you and yours! 

From pet-friendly homes to oceanfront condos, Spinnaker’s Reach Realty has all your summer beach vacation needs covered with Emerald Isle rental accommodations full of modern amenities. Our diverse selection of homes will place you in a family-friendly atmosphere, complete with gorgeous sunsets and tranquil privacy. No visit to our Crystal Coast community is complete without a keepsake or two from the best shops in town! Shopping in Emerald Isle is a truly unique experience. It’s a wonderful way to gather one-of-a-kind gifts and souvenirs for families and friends. Keep reading for more insider information—

Carteret Country Store

A town staple, this quaint Emerald Isle gift shop has been located in the Emerald Isle Plantation Shopping Center for over 30 years. The small staff is incredibly friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable, so feel free to ask them any questions about their unique stock. Locals and tourists alike rave about their reasonably priced clothing and coastal trinkets! 

Elly’s Gifts

No visit to Emerald Isle is complete without a trip (or several) to Elly’s! They have a little bit of everything, from Christmas decorations and fudge to beach knickknacks and drinkware. Their artisan fudge keeps folks coming back year after year. It’ll quickly become your new happy place. 

Enchanted Interiors

This local shop is the perfect place to find enchanted pieces of handcrafted coastal decor and gifts. The charming atmosphere will quickly draw you in, enticing you to fill your trunk with gorgeous Emerald Isle-themed home goods, custom furniture, and so much more! New to the area or need to furnish your city home? We recommend Enchanted Interiors for all your furnishing needs. 


Calling all pet-lovers! Spinnaker’s Reach offers the best pet-friendly Emerald Isle rentals, so even your precious pup can enjoy the beach this summer. Treat your furry friend to a visit to Muttigans! You and your dog can wander around the store, sniffing out the best deals. After grabbing a new toy and treat, head over to their human-friendly coffee shop for a refreshing iced drink. 

Sweet Spot

You are in for a wondrous sweet treat when you visit this popular Emerald Isle ice cream and gift shop. They have a ton of delicious flavors of ice cream, salt water taffy, fudge, and various other candies. Snap a photo of your little ones enjoying their cones on the vibrant rocking chairs outside. Their gift shop offers a wide selection of items, with a bit of something for everyone. We guarantee that visits to Sweet Spot will be a beloved family tradition! 

Spinnaker’s Reach offers exquisite Emerald Isle rental homes to serve as a retreat after your fun shopping excursions. This summer, we welcome you with open arms— book your family’s stay online today!