Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and Barefoot Landing is known for its waterfront shopping with many widely recognized brands and entertainment experiences. But, there are many hidden treasures and one-of-a-kind shops to find gifts for those who are hard to shop for, particularly during Cupid’s Holiday.

Barefoot Landing has grown over the years since its opening in 1988 to include more than 60 stores, 15 restaurants and a variety of entertainment. As Barefoot continues to expand, the tradition of distinctive shops remains. While there are many, here is just a sampling of the specialty shops you’ll find at Barefoot Landing:

Black Market Minerals

This store is like no other at Barefoot. Upon entering, guests are blown away by the collection of minerals and gems that have been crafted into jewelry and decorations. Shoppers can even buy individual stones and gems to make their own jewelry and crafts or gifts for someone special at home. Learn more.

The Olive Shoppe

This stop is for the chef in the family. It is a must for those who like to sample what they use before cooking. With vinegars and oils of every kind and flavor, even the beginner in the kitchen will enjoy tasting and then purchasing a bottle or two to try at home. Be sure to ask about some fun recipes as the very helpful staff can recommend pairings for anything they sell; maybe something nice for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. Learn more.

The Olive Shoppe at Barefoot Landing bottles of olive oil and a dish of olives

Monkee’s

The perfect spot for the fashion-forward woman in the family, Monkee’s is a must for those who always like to look their very best when they step out the door to work or play. With everything from evening wear and outfits for the office to shoes and jewelry, and brands like Crosby, tyler boe and Marie Oliver, a complete outfit for any occasion is easy to find. Excellent service and attention is given to each shopper who walks in the door, so finding something for that special lady in your life is easy. Learn more.

Monkee's Barefoot Landing Valentine clothing and accessories on diplay

Tara Grinna

When shopping for swim and resort wear, it’s always nice to have a little “special attention” to help you decide just what’s right for you. From the one-on-one fitting to the option to buy separates that fit your body type, anyone can find the perfect suit or cover-up for their vacation. Local designer Tara Grinna designs for every woman and every body type. Learn more.

Tara Grinna Barefoot Landing lady on beach in resortwear

Faux Paws

A pet parent’s must-see and shop stop for gifts for Fido or even the doggie sitter. From collars, leashes, t-shirts (for people), jammies and treats, to toys and even team jerseys for your faithful pup, you’ll have a “ruff” time trying to decide which items to buy. So whether Fifi made the trip with you or Rover had to stay at home, you can find something to make them happy at this shop. Barefoot Landing is pet-friendly and Faux Paws loves to meet your furry family members, so bring them in for a visit and let them do the shopping. Learn more.

The Christmas Mouse

Well known to Barefoot, The Christmas Mouse is a local treasure. However, the store itself is filled with many Christmas-themed gems. Shoppers who take a stroll through The Christmas Mouse are sure to find something that brings the warmth of the holiday season to their home. With a massive collection of ornaments, string lights, and Christmas cards, everyone will feel the joy of the holidays during their visit here. There are even decorations for other holidays and seasons throughout the year! Learn more.

From hidden gems to well-known classics, like Chico’s, Francesca’s, Sunglass Hut, Savannah Bee Co. and Ron Jon Surf Shop, Barefoot Landing is a shoppers’ paradise. So no matter what you’re looking for, whether it’s for Valentine’s Day or just for you, Barefoot Landing has it all.

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