For many, the beginning of November marks the start of holiday shopping in Delaware. While we know that Delaware is the best shopping state because of our lack of sales tax, what many don’t realize is the sheer number of unique boutiques in Delaware, from antique shops to artisan galleries. If you’re looking to surprise your family with truly one-of-a-kind holiday gifts this year, visit these 9 local shops in Delaware to get your holiday shopping done.
1. Auntie M's Emporium, Lewes
This place is loaded with local history - the back room was once the town jail! Now it's filled with unique books, gifts, and artwork for you to browse as you look for the perfect holiday gift for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life. Ask about the legendary Bottle Trees.
116 W. Third St.
Lewes, DE 19958
2. Fur Baby Boutique, Milton
With a focus on safe, natural and eco-friendly treats and toys, Fur Baby boutique in Milton is the best place to pick up some holiday goodies for your pet! They also offer daycare, boarding and grooming - so if you need to get your dog out of your hair while you get some holiday shopping done for your human family, drop him off with Sherry at Fur Baby Boutique!
3. Georgetown Antique Market, Georgetown
Georgetown Antique Market is one of the coolest places to do holiday shopping in Delaware! With several rooms of furniture, trinkets, antiques and artisan pieces, you're sure to find something for nearly everyone on your list.
105 E. Market Street Georgetown, DE 19947
4. Odysea, Rehoboth Beach
Odysea is a beach boutique unlike any other in Delaware! You can shop for cute clothes, home decor, beach art and more. If you're struggling for a great gift idea, do your holiday shopping in Delaware at Odysea - and if you're really stuck, pick up one of their Kala ukuleles. Trust me, playing around with a ukulele leads to immediate happiness.
110 Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
5. Practically Yours, Lewes
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Practically Yours is a great place to do some shopping, especially if you're also hungry. This antique store is also a speciality grocery store and seafood stand! Pick up some fresh blue crabs and a couple of trinkets for your mother in law. Shopping here is probably the epitome of holiday shopping in Delaware.
18501 Stamper Drive Lewes, DE 19958
6. Suds, Dover
When you walk into Suds Bar Soap in Dover, you'll immediately be surrounded by the most amazing smells! And once you look around and notice the bath bombs, shower fizzes, beauty scrubs and more, you'll end up buying way, way more than you intended to, and you'll probably want to keep it all for yourself. Their homemade soap products are addictive, I swear, and they make incredible holiday gifts for the smelliest people in your life. Just kidding! They make a great gift for anyone, smelly or not.
31 W. Lookerman Street Dover, DE 19904
7. Fusions Taster's Choice, Wilmington
If you do your holiday shopping in Delaware at Fusions, you'll enjoy the experience of picking out olive oils and vinegars as much as your loved one will enjoy the gift! Join them for tasting parties and learn more than you knew there was to learn about olive oils and tasting pairings!
3629 A Silverside Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19810. Be sure to call for tasting party schedules so you know when to show up! (302) 478-1409
8. Penn's Place, New Castle
Penn's Place in old New Castle is the place to go if you've got a long list of people who all have different tastes! Spend the day here and eat, drink, and shop from local artisans.
206 Delaware St.
New Castle, DE 19720
9. Penny Lane Mall, Rehoboth Beach
If you're looking to knock everyone off of your list in one go, head down to Rehoboth Beach and stroll the Penny Lane Mall, where many local business owners have set up adorable boutiques and galleries. While it's beautiful in the summer, this mall really comes alive in the holiday season.
42 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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