Holiday shoppers from nearby states know where to go for the latest and greatest gifts at the lowest prices – they drive straight to Delaware. Because Delaware is one of just five states without a sales tax, a quick trip over the border can mean major savings on holiday shopping this year. Here are some of the best places to find your holiday bargains in Delaware (be sure to also check out our Online Shopping Directory):
The Apple Store: Imagine a superstore filled with all the latest Apple goodies, along with staffers eager to let you play. Now imagine that you could buy all of these goodies – the laptops, the iPads, the iPods – at prices far below what they sell for in other states (thanks to Delaware’s tax-free shopping). That’s what holiday shoppers will find at the Christiana Mall Apple Store, where customers are more than welcome to sit and explore the electronic fun.
The Microsoft Store: Just up the corridor from the Apple Store at Christiana Mall, Microsoft is also eager to give holiday shoppers an enlivening electronic experience. A great place to save big on that Xbox One or trendy tablet you’ve been craving.
Tanger Outlets: When it comes to fun in the sun, the Delaware beaches are tops. When it’s time to save on holiday gifts, the state’s beaches also rule —thanks to the Tanger Outlets, which have three mega-centers along Del. 1 north of Rehoboth Beach, just a day trip from Maryland, Virginia and D.C. Brands to look out for: Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, Cole Haan and more.
Christiana Mall: It may be the perfect holiday shopping destination: It’s tax-free, it’s conveniently located just off Interstate 95, and it has an amazing new lineup of high-end, hard-to-find stores, including Nordstrom, Michael Kors, Apple, Sephora, The LEGO Store, Target and Cabela’s. Plus, the restaurants are divine: Cheesecake Factory, BRIO Tuscan Grille and California Pizza Kitchen.
Main Street in Newark and Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach: If fun, funky gifts are what you desire, these are two of Delaware’s best streets to find those charming boutiques and enjoy some inventive food. Check out more at our list of Top 10 Shopping Streets in Delaware.
U.S. 202/Concord Pike Corridor: Northwest of Wilmington, shoppers arrive from around the East Coast each holiday season to save on sales taxes at the big-name retailers that are clustered along this commercial corridor, one of our Top Shopping Streets in Delaware. Some of the highlights include: Best Buy, Concord Mall (Macy’s, Sears, Boscov’s), hhgregg, Jared Jewelry, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed Bath and Beyond, Ulta, Barnes & Noble and Target.