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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island has its own shopping area located within the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. These shops all open into one long hallway, where you can find all sorts of goodies to bring home. Sanctuary Home sells the luxury bed and bath linens found in the guestrooms. It's a perfect way to re-create at least part of the Sanctuary retreat within your own bedroom.
For something more artsy, take a peek into Wells Gallery, which features contemporary local and regional artists who often depict the beautiful Low Country surroundings. To pick up souvenirs for the kids, stop by ECO, which has shelves of educational toys, craft projects and games. Tiger Lily, The Sanctuary's own florist, is the place to go if you want to surprise that special someone with a beautiful bouquet. For the ladies who just can't seem to find anything to wear to dinner, make your way to Elizabeth East, an upscale women's clothing and accessory boutique. The luxury hotel also has the Kiawah Golf Shop for all your golfing needs.
If you want to get out of the hotel but want to explore other shopping spots on the island, try the Straw Market Shops in West Beach Village. There, you'll find a convenience store with beach supplies, a straw market, a tennis shop and other boutiques.
There is a retail wing of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island offering four shops as well as Sanctuary Home and the Golf Shop. Plus, just a mile outside the Kiawah Island gate is Freshfield Village, a shopping area with numerous boutiques, restaurants and a grocery store. In addition, just 21 miles from Kiawah Island is beautiful and historic Charleston, S.C., with outstanding antique stores and boutiques.