Currituck OBX Spotlight: Unusual and Unique Gifts

July 16, 2012
One plus to enjoying a vacation in Currituck and Corolla is the opportunity to shop for unique gifts and souvenirs for home. Of course, you’ll find the more common tchotchkes and trinkets like surfboard magnets, postcards of the lighthouse, and t-shirts, but the Currituck Outer Banks area is also home to a number of kitschy shops selling things you probably don’t have back home, and would look great in your home.

Next time you’re in the area and have dried off from a day at the beach, why not check out some of these shops for a unique browsing experience?

Cast Stone Studio (8021 Caratoke Highway, Powells Point)

This studio’s amazing selection of stone decorative artwork will amaze you! Find the perfect statue or birdbath for your garden, or a conversation piece for your living or dining room.

A Greener Shade of You (1130 Unit B Corolla Village Road, Corolla)

For the eco-minded, A Greener Shade is a must-stop! You’ll find organic clothing, handmade jewelry, and all-natural bath products. Go green and and get involved in Currituck eco-tourism!

Peck Basket General Store (2132 Caratoke Highway, Moyock)

When you walk into the Peck Basket you may feel as though you stepped back in time. The store has a lovely and quaint old-time general store ambiance, and you’ll find pretty much anything here.

Spry Creek Home Accents (1122 Corolla Village Road, Corolla)

Once an auto repair shop belonging to a co-owner’s father, Spry Creek is a charming little store featuring unique art from local/state artists and from around the world. If you’re looking for a dynamic pottery piece to accent a table or room, or a unique piece of jewelry that attracts attention, Spry Creek is sure to have it.

Nags Head Hammocks (Timbuk II Shopping Village, Corolla)

Vacations are all about relaxing, right? What better way to bring home some of that relaxation than with an Outer Banks hammock? Find unique hammock chairs for the desk and other accents to make you home look more like a beach getaway.

Be aware that many stores in the Corolla/Currituck area keep specific hours throughout the year, and may be closed in the off season. Call ahead if you really want something, or check with for more information.