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18 Jan 2022
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 Spring break is upon us here in Port Aransas, TX! Our sunny island community, known as Port A by locals and visitors alike, offers fantastically affordable spring break options for families looking for that authentic Texan island life experience. This spring break, enjoy a slower pace of life and explore the city’s beautiful 18 miles of sandy shoreline. No trip to Port Aransas is complete without a memorable souvenir or two. There are so many sweet island treasures for you to discover, full of unique character and charm. 


Life in Paradise Vacation Rentals wants to give you a nice warm welcome to Port A. Our vacation rentals will place you right near all the area’s best amenities and attractions, including the top ten Port Aransas gift shops. Springtime is a wonderful time to stay with us, as we offer impressive off-season discounts from January through April. Not only will you be able to beat the summer vacation crowds, allowing you to shop in peace, you’ll also get more bang for your buck! Keep reading for more information on Port Aransas’ top gift shops—

Make Memories with These Port Aransas Gift Shops

Bo Jon’s Surf & Gifts

Friendly staff are standing by to help you pick out the ideal beachwear and goods. The beloved Texas brand Tula Blue is also sold here! 


Bring the coastal fashion and decor of Port A home when you shop at Cita! Everything in the store has been hand-selected and comes from all over the world. 

Coastal Bend Handmade

Care and quality fuel this great Port Aransas gift shop! Find locally crafted souvenirs that will last a lifetime. You can even get some beautiful henna work done. 

Fly It Port ' A 

Buy a kite here and let it sail high above the beach during a sunny family outing. Your little ones will beg you to buy them every cool toy and gadget in sight. 


Thanks to shopowner Sally, positivity, creativity, and eccentricity thrive at Gratitude! This funky shop is brimming with funny cards, bright knickknacks, and more. 

Islander Souvenirs

Find the perfect memento that captures Port A’s island lifestyle when you visit this quaint gift shop. Customers consistently rave about their great prices. 

Fire It! Ceramics

Paint your memories—literally! Create your personalized ceramic souvenir, adding nice touches representing your visit to Port A. 

Lone Star Taste 

No trip to Texas is complete without a tasty edible reminder! They offer a large selection of canned and jarred jellies, salsa, pickles, and much more. 

Loving Coastal Living 

You can bring a piece of Port A home with you with their “shore” decor and home furnishings. They also sell items on Etsy. 

Palm Republic

Home to Port Aransas's “Original Local Goods” filled with high-quality apparel, hats, and more. Make sure to pick up your very own palm tee! 

Raggdoll Boutique

Known as the “cutest women’s boutique” in town, this shop is perfect for finding a spring girls’ trip souvenir. You can also shop their collections online. 


Tourists love their diverse selection of gifts, like handbags and eye-catching jewelry. It’s one of Port A’s most fashionable boutique shops! 

Saltwater Gypsies

Ideal for girls’ trips, this local shop prides itself on having eclectic vintage and new clothing, including their popular fringed kimonos. Check out their trendy Instagram page. 

The 3rd Coast Shack

Indulge in a unique shopping experience provided by this local boutique store! The shop owners are welcoming and believe in their store's mission. 

The Connoisseur 

Any nautical decor lovers out there? This gift shop is made for you! They have pieces that you cannot find anywhere else in our island community. 

Winston’s Island Candy

Satisfy your sweet tooth at this Port A staple that weathered Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Their fudge is truly mouth-watering! 

Stay With Life in Paradise this Spring

At Life in Paradise, we offer the best vacation rentals in all of Port Aransas. You’ll find yourself near all the best gift shops listed above. Book your stay with us online today!