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Five Great Myrtle Beach-Themed Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Santa Claus' home address may be the North Pole but the world traveler likes to make some long layovers in Myrtle Beach to rest up for and recover from his big night. So don't be surprised to see the jolly ol' elf himself around his winter home at the Breakers Resort, maybe chilling out while thawing out in the indoor hot tub or satisfying his sweet tooth at the on-site Starbucks or Ben & Jerry's.

Santa has also been known to pick up a gift or 2 million to supplement his stash in the sleigh, and what better way to cheer folks up than a present from America's (and Santa's) favorite family vacation destination? So if you are looking for the perfect present for a loved one who loves to visit the Grand Strand, follow Santa's lead with these Myrtle Beach-themed gift ideas:

Breakers Vacation: Watch visions of sun, sand and surf dance in their heads by booking a future getaway to Myrtle Beach at the Breakers Resort. Recently renovated rooms with private oceanfront balconies and world-class amenities await you and your crew as you give the best gift - time together as a family, couple or group to make lasting vacation memories. To set the tone for fun, spring it on them in a creative way, like gift-wrapping a beach ball or seashell and hiding it in the back of the tree so it gets opened last.

Children's Gifts: It doesn't take much to entertain small children. If you've ever accompanied one at a candy shop or toy store, you know it's hard to get out the door without purchasing some silly gadget. Here's your chance to make them smile with a simple and inexpensive trip to a local beachwear store. Cheap plastic toys and games, foam footballs and Frisbees, boogie boards, shark-tooth and seashell jewelry - all carrying the Myrtle Beach logo - make fun stocking stuffers.

Golf Package: If your favorite golfer has been good this year, a Myrtle Beach golf trip is the perfect reward. With more than 80 championship golf courses on the Grand Strand and dozens of packages available at www.MyrtleBeachGolf.com, you can afford to treat your weekend warrior like a tour pro, even if their handicap still says they are an amateur. A tee time in the 2016 World Am Handicap Championship includes a full week of fun, food, drinks and entertainment at the World's Largest 19th Hole, as well as at least four days of golf at some of Myrtle Beach's top courses.

Night on the Town: Gift cards are available for almost everyone’s favorite Myrtle Beach attractions, restaurants and retail stores. If someone on your list is a regular visitor to Myrtle Beach, hook them up with dinner for two at their favorite café, a shopping spree at their choice of shops, or maybe a gift card at Cinzia Spa for a relaxing couples massage. They will thank you now and later.

Season Passes: On the surface it might not make sense to purchase a season pass for a place you only plan to visit for a few days, but in many cases it pays off. Many Myrtle Beach attractions offer special discounted rates for season passes during the holidays, offering an unlimited number of visits at rock-bottom rates. For example Myrtle Waves Waterpark, Family Kingdom amusement and waterpark, and Brookgreen Gardens are among the local attractions with annual passes on sale in the offseason.

If the people on your shopping list plan to visit Myrtle Beach more than once next year, or even if they hope to take an extended stay, check out these gift possibilities to make their vacation extra special. And be sure to tell them to stay and play at Breakers Resort for the ultimate Myrtle Beach vacation experience.