I’m not a big fan of shopping and I rarely spend money on souvenirs, but for some reason Callahan’s of Calabash called to me. We wandered inside to find 35,000 square feet of every decoration, toy, and souvenir you could imagine. This was not your typical, tacky, shot glass and lighthouse souvenir shop.
Callahan’s had Tervis Tumblers, Life is Good shirts, even the Natural Life line of home decor. They had home decor that you would buy and not regret later. We found unique cloth tiles with the letters of my son’s name to decorate his room. We also bought salt water taffy to take back to my co-workers. The kids each picked a stuffed animal - a cat and dog who started “fighting” the minute we headed back to the hotel.
Calabash is also home to The Bamboo Boutique. Praised for being environmentally friendly, often U.S.-made, and more durable than cheaper synthetic fibers, bamboo is gaining in popularity. This shop has been open for about two years and had excellent prices. Unfortunately they didn't have children's items, but the options for women and men were excellent. They also offered bamboo kitchen items and bedding.
Other shops in Calabash include your typical beach Christmas shop and several beachwear boutiques. As a mom who doesn't like to shop, I was surprised by how much fun we had exploring the retail side of Calabash.
Disclaimer: We enjoyed a complimentary stay at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center while visiting the Brunswick Islands, as well as passes for several island activities, but the opinions expressed in this review are my own.