Are you making a list and checking it twice? Is there someone on your Christmas list who just can’t get enough of the Alabama Gulf Coast? Consider giving them the gift of the beach, either with something that reminds them of their favorite beach vacation spot or a gift certificate to use on their next trip to Orange Beach. Here are four ideas that’ll put you on the nice list of your family and friends.

Coastal Arts CenterHandmade Art. Stop by the Coastal Arts Center in Orange Beach or call to place an order for a piece of locally made art like a blown-glass ornament or a coffee mug with Gulf Shores or Orange Beach stamped on it. You can even purchase a gift certificate for your recipient and they can make their own during their next trip.

Beach Eats. Does your beach lover have a favorite restaurant? Stuff their stocking with a gift card for their favorite beach eats.

Souvenir Shirts. Most of the hot spots in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach boast their own logo’d T-shirts. You’ll find fun, quality shirts at LuLu’s, The Gulf, The Hangout and even the new Big Beach Brewing Company in Gulf Shores.

Wild Hearts Cruise. Of course, you’ll want to include one of their favorite activities: sailing aboard Wild Hearts. Call 251-981-6700 to purchase a gift certificate to put under the tree. Try something new for the next trip. Consider Perdido Key Scuba/Snorkeling Sail or the Kayak Adventure Snorkel Sail.