Holiday shopping season has already begun. Just take a look around any grocery store or shopping center. If you’ve been surfing the web for the best gifts and hottest holiday items and coming up blank, find the most unique presents by taking a shopping vacation. Check out these vacation rentals in top shopping areas.
For the foodie on your list, a gift basket of hard to find sauces and spices is a great holiday surprise. Head to Tennessee for the best in southern culinary favorites. Memphis barbeque is a force to be reckoned with. Grab a jar of famous sauce from Cozy Corner for a homemade recreation of the famous (or infamous) barbequed spaghetti. While you’re in town, enjoy the crisp fall nights right downtown. This historic Mud Island townhome is perfect for relaxing after a shopping spree. The eclectic patio area and colorful furnishings will make your stay in Memphis reminiscent of olde-time Mississippi River culture and fashion. This home has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, so it’s a perfect spot for a shopping vacation with your girl friends. leave the kids and cars at home. Take the trolley into town for a day at the antiques market.
If you have plenty of children on your shopping list, head to California for an adventure in LegoLand. Bring your kids; the trip itself might be gift enough. With more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions, it’s a theme park that will tucker them out.
Sand castles and Lego castles will make this one "constructive" family vacation
Send them back to this beach house to sleep off their excitement while you hit a few west coast boutiques. Oceanside is one of the most popular beaches, and with views like this, it’s easy to see why. Hunt for bargains on unique international treasures at the Sunset Market, right on Main Street. This street fair happens weekly and is a great spot for discovering quality crafts and indy art. Make gifting easy for the extended family too. Bring home a few Star Wars Lego sets to stuff the stockings.