Ever notice how you find much cooler stuff to buy on vacation than you ever find at home? Maybe it's something in the salt air. At any rate, shopping on Alabama's Gulf Coast truly offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for cheesy Alabama souvenirs that the kids can take home or a closet-full of Hawaiian shirts for your husband, you can shop 'til your credit card drops. In addition to Alabama gift stores, beach boutiques, art galleries, souvenir shops and furniture stores, you'll definitely want to check out Tanger Outlet Center.