St. Simons Island Christmas Gift Ideas

In need of last minute Christmas Gifts ideas while enjoying time on St. Simons Island? Shop local and find great Christmas Giftsgift ideas for him or her. With so many great shops across the island you are sure to find something for everyone on your list.

If you are looking for a great selection of elegant women’s clothes and preppy men’s clothes make a stop at Gentleman’s Outfitters in the Shops at Sea Island. They carry name brands like Vineyard Vine, Coasta, and Barbour. Check out their website for all their great items and deals.

Do you know a Lilly Pulitzer fanatic? If so the Cloister Collection is a perfect place for you to find a great selection of Lilly apparel and gifts. With a whole section dedicated to Lilly Pulitzer for women and children you won’t leave this store empty handed!

You can never go wrong with candles or potpourri, Dutchman’s Designs has a variety of great home accent gift choices. With many selections under $30 it makes the perfect gift for any hostess. The Spice Island scents help to add some fun festive colors to the occasion!

If you are on St. Simons this Christmas, it is safe to assume you love this beautiful place as much as we do! To treat yourself this holiday season stop by Two Friends and pick up one of their custom throw pillows with the geographical coordinates for St. Simons on it.

Enjoy the holiday spirit this weekend in the Golden Isles. There are many great and festive holiday activities for you and your family to holiday activitiesdo while in town. Starting tonight through this weekend Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Presents: A Christmas Carol. This live show will be sure to delight! With local actors, sounds effects and great costumes you will feel like you are living in the 1940’s as you watch this live radio drama unfold. Tomorrow bring your kids to watch Christmas movies with Santa! Presented by the American Cancer Society Victory Board and Georgia Theatre Company. Pictures start at 9am and movies start at 9:45am. Don’t miss out on The Grinch, presented by Jill Stanford Dance Center at the Glynn Academy Auditorium this Saturday and Sunday.  This holiday production will be one of your new favorites! With talented young dancers in great holiday costumes this Christmas Celebration will delight every member of the family! Lastly, tomorrow Santa will arrive to St. Simons Island via pilot boat. Make sure to bring the kids by so they can make sure Santa has the most up to date and accurate Christmas list on file for them! Don’t forget the camera so you can take pictures of your little ones on Santa’s lap!

 

This weekend, November 11th, 2017 the annual Golden Isles Veteran’s Day Parade and Ceremony will take place. The parade will start at 10:30 at Mallery Park and will finish up on the Casino stage at Neptune Park. Following the parade, the ceremony Salute to Veterans will begin at 11 am. Bring your family and friends and show your appreciation and support for our Veterans who have selflessly served and protected our country. Make sure to bring a lawn chair to tVeteran's Day on St Simons Islandhe ceremony as seating will be limited. This weekend’s forecast is chilly and overcast so be sure to dress warm.

From the Veterans Council of the Golden Isles,

“The parade and ceremony will be led by the United States Army, 3rd Infantry Division Color Guard and a 32 Soldier marching unit from Fort Stewart, Georgia. Representatives from Golden Isles Veterans groups will participate in the occasion. All Veterans are encouraged to attend and participate in this event. The 2017 Guest of Honor is 3rd Infantry Division Commander, Colonel Terrance Adams, United States Army Fort Stewart, Georgia. He will represent all Veterans and the United States Army as well as speaking at the ceremony. Two special local citizens will be recognized on the stage. · The 2017 Veterans Council Veteran of the Year award recognizes a local individual who has excelled in both Civilian and Military Service accomplishments. This year’s recipient is U.S. Navy Veteran Zarak Hasbrouck of Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia. · The 2017 Civilian Recognition Award will be presented to Chandra Capps Kendall of Saint Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia for her extraordinary service to Veterans. For information, visit www.myvcgi.com “Veterans Council of the Golden Isles.””

The ideal destination for many; St Simons Island offers breath-taking landscapes from the salt marshes to the miles of white sand and ocean breeze. 5 star cuisine options and outdoor activities galore make this the perfect destination year-round however there are a few things we love about Autumn in the south. Beautiful weather, fall activities, and family fun to name a few! fall activities

Weather

Most days are beautiful and sunny, you will also experience great temperatures all fall long. With the average temperature remaining in the 70’s through November there is never a day too cold to enjoy all the beauty St Simons island offers.

Outdoor Activities

Surrounded by picture perfect scenery, the outdoor fall activities are endless. Rent a bike and enjoy the miles of bike paths taking you through winding marsh front roads or cruse down the beach, with oceanfront views! You could also charter a boat and go fishing in the intercostal or enjoy a day in the marshes on a paddleboard or kayak.

Festivals

St Simons and the surrounding areas love to host fun outdoor parties! Each Friday in Brunswick enjoy food, fun, and music or if you looking for something a little more low key, watch an outdoor movie on the Village Green on Jekyll Island.

This time next weekend Georgia Florida Weekend on St Simons Island will be underway! Here are a few things to help you plan your weekend.

Georgia Florida Weekend on St Simons Island Participate in the community beach clean up that will be taking place Saturday 10/28 at 7:30 am. Before heading to the BIG GAME, please join the 10th annual Georgia/Florida Community Beach Sweep. The bags and gloves will be provided… we just need Y-O-U!

 

 

Georgia Florida Weekend on St Simons Island

Enjoy a little friendly competition at the 38th annual Georgia-Florida Golf Classic held on Jekyll Island. Followed by a Low Country Boil & Tailgate party as well as a Casino night. The festivities begin with the Golf Tournement Wednesday October 25tth followed by the Tailgate party & Low Country Boil. Then Thursday October 26th the Casino Night will kick off. For full details and pricing click here.

 

Georgia/Florida WeekendThe BIG game starts at 3:30 next Saturday on the SEC Network. You can watch locally at many restaurants and bars. OR you hop in your car and head south on I-95 and you will be to the stadium in about an hour and a half. (Depending on traffic it could take a little longer)

 

 

 

Be safe and have fun!

This weekend is going to packed with so many great fall activities here in the Golden Isles so be sure to get out and enjoy with family and friends! We’ve picked our top 3 favorite Halloween Activities that we think you should definitely get out and enjoy during your time on St Simons Island.

Halloween Activities

 

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours

If you love Halloween and all the scariness and spookiness that goes along with it than you will definitely enjoy the haunted walking tour of
coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation! Although its spooky this is a family friendly activity!

Halloween ActivitiesFood Truck Oktoberfest

You wont want to miss the very First food truck event in downtown Brunswick! If you love good food, live music, games, and activities than you and your family or friends will be sure to enjoy Food Truck Oktoberfest.

 

Halloween ActivitiesPumpkin Patch & Pony Rides

What better way to enjoy a fall day than at a pumpkin patch. The Stables at Frederica are excited to welcome you to their annual Pumpkin Patch and Pony Rides all proceeds benefit the Middle and High School IEA teams.

The year is half way over, it is hard to believe but in the Golden Isles there is never a lack of fun family friends things to do! Third quarter has so many great summer activities but we’ve highlight three must-do items along with a breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot we recommend you try! You won’t be sorry you did.

Movie under the oakFeatured July Activity
Enjoy a summer outdoor movie with the family courtesy of the St. Simons Land Trust. Bring a picnic, chairs or blanket and get ready to watch the Disney classic, Swiss Family Robinson at the Old Stables Corner.

 

 

little_light_musicFeatured August Activity
Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings through August.
Southern Grown Sea IslandFeatured September Activity
Top culinary and spirits personalities, renowned bands, and a range of intriguing instructional sessions combine to create a remarkable multi-day program that showcases the best of the South in the Southern Grown Festival.

 

 

Palm Coast St Simons IslandBreakfast at Palm Coast
Coffeehouse-cafe with a tropical vibe, full bar, free Wi-Fi & tranquil outdoor seating area.

 

 

 

Gnats Landing St Simons IslandLunch at Gnat’s Landing
Seafood platters & sandwiches served in a laid-back, island-themed locale with live music & a bar.

 

 

 

 

Crabdaddys St Simons IslandDinner at Crabdaddy’s
Local catches are blackened, grilled & fried in this down-to-earth seafood & steak restaurant.

Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals is proud to launch a brand new website. One of the main functions of the new website is that it is responsive. No matter if you are searching vacation rentals on your phone, tablet, or desktop planning your next vacation will be seamless! vacation rentalsWith larger images and a cleaner design viewing properties will be simple and fun. All images are high resolution for the highest quality experience. Once landing on the site you will see that searching vacation rentals has never been easier with a search bar right on the home page! Once diving into a search, you will have advanced options to search by such as: private elevator, beachfront, or community pool. With over 300 vacation rental properties, there is something for everyone. Check out the Area Guide to learn all about St. Simons Island and the surrounding areas. Although there are tons to do on St. Simons there are also many great places that are all driving distance away and make for perfect day trips. We also have a new blog with a fun new format with images to help easily showcase each blog topic. Check back each week for our latest blog post, we love to keep you up to date on what is happening in the Golden Isles. St. Simons Island and the Golden Isles are a little slice of paradise; we are thrilled to showcase the area and can’t wait to share it with you on your next vacation to coastal Georgia!