Stuff Your Suitcase With These Local Tybee Island Products
Tybee Island is known for its artistic vibes and delicious food. And, while you can’t take home a pot of Lowcountry Boil or a beachy mural, you certainly can bring back a piece of the island with these locally created products! Read on to find out which great finds to bring back home.
1. Tybee Sauce from Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp
With a slogan like, “Breeze Sweet, Beach Heat,” you know this sauce is good. Owner Gerald Shantz makes his famous sweet mango hot sauce from scratch and bottles it so that visitors and locals alike can have a taste of heaven from anywhere. Just think of it as a way to quench your Tybee Island cravings until you can come back!
2. Mermaid Cottages Candles from Seaside Sisters
Remember your stay at Mermaid Cottages for months to come with these hand-poured soy wax candles. Choose from Tybee Beach Blanket’s clean linen scent or Savannah Seagrass’s cut grass, wet sand and fresh air scent – or buy both to get the full coastal experience!
3. Savannah Bloody Mary Mix from Savannah Beverage and BrineryCreated by a local couple, this bloody mary mix is the staple of any brunch on Tybee Island. Not only is the mix a delectable fusion of hearty and sweet; 3% of the proceeds benefit the island’s local school, Tybee Island Maritime Academy.
4. Sarongs from T.S. Chu
These colorful wraps are designed by locally owned Tybee Island Clothing Company. The sarongs come in tons of colors and patterns and, thanks to the batik method of dying fabric, no two are exactly the same!
5. Sauces and seasonings from The Crab Shack
From their signature shellfish seasoning and “Secret Spice” to Captain Jack’s Hot Sauce, beloved restaurant The Crab Shack offers a multitude of condiments and seasonings to help you make your dishes as yummy as theirs (but good luck matching the fabulous atmosphere!).
Jess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Digital Content Coordinator. She graduated from Armstrong State University with her BA in English and Professional Communications. Jess is a Savannah native and loves playing with Sir Charles Barkley, her neurotic golden retriever, and watching reruns of Martha Stewart’s cooking shows while eating chocolate.