May 2019

Coastal Treasures: Let us Entertain You!

Author: Linda S. Hopkins | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

“Some people go sky diving. Some people go ziplining. And some people go shopping—for entertainment!” said Kathy Kaess, store manager at Coastal Treasures, the iconic Hilton Head Island gift shop with one of the Lowcountry’s most coveted addresses. “We are so fortunate to be here in Harbour Town. I feel like we have such versatility every day of the year, no matter what crowd we are entertaining, we can make our customers happy.”

Kaess knows that selecting a gift isn’t always easy, especially if you want it to reflect the care and love you feel for the intended recipient. While they say it’s the thought that counts, most of us agree that receiving a thoughtfully chosen gift is what really matters. So, Kaess has done some of the thinking for you. Whether it’s a card, a candle, a serving platter, a bracelet, a garden statue, a flower vase, a tote bag, a cell phone charger, a children’s book, or a doggie dish, she’s more than a little excited to share the unique collection of gift items she has procured for your entertainment pleasure!

And we’re not talking just any old souvenirs. Although you will find affordable vacation mementos, Hilton Head Island-branded merchandise, and fun gifts for your friends back home, there’s no denying that quality lives at Coastal Treasures. The store’s tagline, “Elegant Living, Thoughtful Giving,” is an apt description of their mission to provide a discriminating selection of sophisticated home décor, tableware, jewelry and other items anyone would be proud to give or thrilled to receive.

Upon entering Coastal Treasures, your first reaction is likely to be something like a kid in the candy store: so many temptations! But as you explore, you will find merchandise neatly arranged by category and/or designer, drawing your attention to items that most clearly strike your fancy.

One of the first displays you may notice is the lovely selection of Mariposa tableware and home accessories—elegant gifts that speak for themselves—alongside a colorful collection of Le Cadeaux dinnerware and decorative serving pieces sure to enliven your next soiree or light up the eyes of anyone on the receiving end of such a magnificent gift.

London designer Katie Loxton also has a small but prominent presence at Coastal Treasures with a selection of pouches, wristlets, eyeglass cases and other chic, everyday accessories—“little luxuries and stylish treats worth wishing for,” her brand mantra.

On a practical note, you are sure to enjoy the artful display of paper vase covers that quickly convert any container to a decorative vessel. Expandable vases, luminary lanterns for candles, and wine glass shades also make unusual gifts for hosts and hostesses. You’ll want a stash for yourself, too, in an array of colors and patterns, for impromptu gatherings, festive moments, or decorating your daily life.

And then there is the “techy” table, featuring Kikkerland gifts such as emergency chargers, phone mounts, travel cases for electronics, bicycle repair kits, eyeglass tools, and much more. Look to the store’s back corner and find gifts for your furry friends. (If your pup is tagging along, stop by for snacks and water at the entrance—free to all who pass, no purchase required.)

But for all the fabulous and fun merchandise, what truly makes the Coastal Treasures experience is the friendly, relaxed atmosphere. “We’ve always been very focused on customer service,” Kaess said. “We’re also cognizant of turning over merchandise so that every time you visit, you see something new.”

Whether you are a local resident or one of our seasonal guests, mosey on down to Harbour Town and stop by Coastal Treasures, where you are bound to find the perfect gifts for your family and friends—and perhaps even a present for yourself. That’s entertainment! 

Coastal Treasures is located at Harbour Town Yacht Club in Sea Pines Resort, 149 Lighthouse Rd., Suite F, Hilton Head Island. For more information, call (843) 671-3643, visit and/or follow on Facebook at coastaltreasureshhi.

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