Cheers to 2021, with Love from the OBX Box Family…

Our Fall 2020 Outer Banks Box has been delivered and enjoyed thoroughly by our subscribers! Read all about the goodies included in this last box here. Next up is our Holiday Box, what could make a better gift than sending someone a little slice of their happy place!

Outer Banks Candle Co.

Fall came quickly here on the OBX, the winds switched, the temps dropped, and though the beaches bustle more than in Septembers past, there is still a feeling of calm finally descending upon us.  In celebration of the changing of the seasonal guard we enlisted the help of Kimber from the Outer Banks Candle Co to help us add a burst of Fall to your olfactory system as you delve into the Fall OBX Box! 

Ever wonder how candle experts like Kimber of the Outer Banks Candle Company get their candles to smell soooooooo good?  Well first and foremost for her, candle making is a labor of love!  So many variables come into play in the process… however the nitty gritty is that the colors, wicks, and fragrances are all added while the wax is at its HOTTEST. (Think of sweet tea here: everyone in these parts knows that you add the sugar (and LOTS of it!) to sweet tea while its hot! Same idea with candles.) These ingredients are added while the wax is hot, so the wax and fragrance are evenly and adequately fused. Once the process is complete, then each and every candle is cleaned & trimmed, wrapped & labeled by hand. The secret ingredient: LOTS of experimentation and even more TLC! 

You’ve experienced a sample of her Fall scents but it doesn’t end there, check out her website for her ever growing variations and unique creations and be sure to give her a follow on Facebook and Instagram, the holidays are around the corner and she’s got some great options for gifts… oh did I mention she has her own subscription box too???  Keep an eye out for our next blog all about Ms. Kimber!

The OBX Beach Bum

Is it over yet?  The year 2020 has been quite a challenge and I think we can all agree that looking ahead to better days to come is a prudent course of action. That is why I decided to include the legendary OBX Beach Bum’s 2021 Calendar in our Fall box this year rather than waiting till December.  The calendar in your Fall OBX Box was put together by THE OBX Beach Bum aka Roy Edlund. 

Roy is a self-proclaimed, mostly good, Outer Banks photographer of some renown based in Kill Devil Hills.  He specializes in fine art landscape photography, perfectly capturing the serenity of our miles of inspiring beaches from Carova to Ocracoke.  He and wife Sandie, aka Mrs. Bum, spend their days chasing that next best shot and evenings creating ways to share those moments with OBXers like you, whether in calendars, prints or his stunning coffee table books, his images always bring a little joy to your day!  Check him out on Facebook @theobxbeachbum and keep an eye out for his website coming soon www.theobxbeachbum.com

Lucky Penny Necklace

Who couldn’t use a little luck this year?!?!  Am I right!  That was what I was thinking when I had our next item designed for the Fall Box.  Dangling from a eco-friendly teal cord, you can wear your lucky penny charm around your neck or hang it from your rearview mirror, either way it will remind you of how lucky you are to know and love such a special place!  With a little luck we will all get back to our annual OBX vacations and regularly scheduled lives soon, I hope this hand tamped and stamped lucky penny charm will keep a positive attitude in your heart and be a sweet reminder of how lucky you are to have a happy place that patiently awaits your return all year long.   

But the luck doesn’t end there, there were two different messages on our penny charms, “Outer Banks” and “Beach, Please!” each box contained ONE charm but we bought extras so that you can have both and double your luck or share with friends and family.  Available in our Extras Store!

Scotch Bonnet Fudge & Gifts

Did you ever wonder how much saltwater is in saltwater taffy??? Welp, apparently none but that does not make it any less reminiscent of a beach vacay!  Close your eyes and pop in a piece of saltwater taffy from Scotch Bonnet of Frisco and let your mind drift off to sandy days to come.  Named for the North Carolina State Seashell, The Scotch Bonnet located in Frisco, in the heart of Hatteras Island on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. The bright yellow shop has been an Island landmark for over 60 years, welcoming generations of families.

Most famous for their rich, creamy and delicious fudge made right on the premises with real cream and butter, but that is far from the end of their offerings.  On your visit you’ll find a shop over-filled with a variety of local treats like sea glass candy, saltwater taffy, Jelly Belly jelly beans, jams, jellies and sauces as well as seashells, t-shirts and some of the most unique gifts on the island.  If your sweet tooth needs satisfying and you find yourself on the Outer Banks, a stop at the Scotch Bonnet is an absolute must!  Be sure to give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram and check out their website for delivery options, their items make great gifts!

Beach, Please! Silipint

And finally, a toast to the year ahead and more importantly to find the silver linings in the weeks and months ahead of us.  So raise your new Beach, Please Silipint filled to the brim with your favorite concoction and repeat after everyone’s fave pirate, born two hundred years too late, Mr. Jimmy Buffett “It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad”  And the best news you’ll get all year… we have a few more available for holiday ordering!  Check out our Extras Store and grabs yours before they’re gone

CHEERS! Up next… The Holiday Box!

The Fall 2020 OBX Box shipped out the second week of September, just in time for the start of the season of change to begin! Each box is an exciting adventure on our end, curating the items, planning out the theme, collecting the items and then watching our familial assembly line evolve with each box we pack is truly a pleasure. And then there’s a week of wonder, did we make everyone happy, was it just the right amount of OBX… Well this box I can safely say I feel like we really hit the mark! So much so that the extra boxes sold out in a week and the encouraging feedback flooded in, if you’ve been thinking about signing up don’t just take our word for it, check out what others have to say:

“Everything in every box is well thought out. I enjoy receiving these. I used to be 6 hours away now I am only 3 hours away! Still love the box❤”

“We loved this box! Me and my daughter always open them together and call dibs on who gets what. Lol.”

“I thought this months box was amazing and I loved every item! Keep up the good work”

“I am so pleased with my first OBX box. I am so glad I finally signed up!!!!! You are doing a fantastic job. I can’t wait until December and the next box!!!”

“Keep adding new extras for that little extra surprise! My wife loves getting her OBX Box thank you!!”

“It was just the right amount of OBX love!”

Taste of OBX Summer 2020!

Old Gray House Gifts Jam

A Hatteras Island Tradition

A century-old island home turned coastal gift shop in the heart of Buxton on Hatteras Island. Offering shells, driftwood, yard art, plants, canned goods, coffee, handmade goods, and more.  The old gray house is now a bright seafoam green but still houses the same island charm it always has with a youthful flare of course. 

Owner, Mariah James, is a Hatteras native, may have set out for a bit to explore the world but soon longed for her seaside home… the island always draws you back. With the desire to create something on HI that would be uniquely hers she set out to find the perfect business model and stumbled upon an opportunity to restore an iconic  spot in Buxton, Old Gray House Gifts and Shells!  Fun fact, after the property was purchased Mr Dewey Parr and his wife Mary who had run the quaint little shop for decades, Mariah learned that Mr. Dewey actually bought the Gray House and gave it to Mary on the exact date of her birth in 1991… talk about kismet!  Island Free Press wrote an in depth article about Mariah’s journey, the article is so eloquently written I’ve decided to simply share it here rather than paraphrase further.

The kitchen of the historic home turned gift shop today is called “The Pantry” where Mariah displays her tatsty goodies for sale, this is where I stumbled upon the delicious jam included in your Summer OBX Box!  A large variety of items from sauces and marinades to local coffee and sweets and jams and jellies and anything in between!  Some items are made in small batches on the island, in fact Mariah’s mom makes small batch jams for the shop but they sell too quickly to snatch up the number of jars we needed, other items she sources and designs with small companies across NC and are made exclusively for Old Gray House Gifts.

An absolute must stop shop, the perfect spot to find a local treasure to take home!  Be sure to check them out online and give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram and don’t forget to tell them the OBX Box sent ya!

Outer Banks Coasters

As I think many of you would agree, 2020 presented a myriad of challenges and here at the OBX Box we are not immune!  We set out to create a Summer OBX Box with a culinary theme and thought a sweet coaster set as a reminder of your happy place would be a fun addition.  We met that goal but maybe in a round about way… Half of our Summer box recipients received town specific engraved wooden coasters and due to a shipping snafu the other half received a set of vibrantly colored coasters designed and printed by OBX local artist Stephanie Kiker!  Both equally Outer Banksy, yes I made that word up, and gorgeous, we hope you’ll enjoy your little table savers and will for years to come.

Stephanie Kiker’s designs are always uniquely distinguishable and are available in a myriad of mediums form the stickers and coasters in the Summer box to large wall pieces printed on metal and wood!  Stephanie is a truly fascinating person to me, I always describe her as having ambidexterity of the mind because she seemingly has the ability to use both her right and left brain equally efficiently!  She not only creates the art you see on her work but she also manufactures the products out of her home right here in Buxton!

Stephanie Kiker Stickers

A lot of folks unfortunately had to reschedule their annual Outer Banks vacation this year and from being a former visitor myself I know that picking up a local sticker on your trip is always on the agenda!  That’s why we decided to include one of Stephanie’s vivid decals in our Summer box.  Stick ‘um on your car windows, mirrors, glass doors, boats, mailboxes, mugs and glasses, laptops or anywhere your heart desires!  Made our of thick, durable vinyl to protect the sticker from scratching, rain & sunlight.

Be sure to peruse Ms Kikers website next time you find yourself longing for the OBX and you will not be disappointed! 

Cookbook: 25 Secrets – A Culinary Tour

Created by husband and wife team and Hatteras Locals, Kevin McCabe and Kim Mosher this cookbook fuses OBX style culinary flare with gorgeous Hatteras themed artwork.  Kim’s beautiful cover art is just the beginning of this exciting new cookbook entitled ”25 Secrets Revealed-A Culinary Tour”. It was written by her husband Kevin and tells the interesting stories behind 25 of his most sought-after recipes. There is a favorite recipe just waiting to be found within it’s 38 pages. 

The constantly changing colors and abundant wildlife of Hatteras Island and the entire Outer Banks are an inspiration for the artistic mind. Kim Mosher discovered this back in 1985 while visiting with her photography class from Virginia Commonwealth University. Shortly after graduating with a degree in Communication Arts and Design, and working as a photographer at Old Dominion University, she made Hatteras Island her home.


The history and heritage of this Island have always been centered on fishing, which inspired Kim to sketch many of the inshore fish in their natural habitat. Eventually, color pencil became her tool of choice. The fine point allows her to achieve superior detail which has become this artist’s trademark. However, fine lines also mean lots of time. Many of her originals have taken over five hundred hours to complete! Over the last several years, Kim has made her art available through limited edition prints, tiles, and fabrics. Her well-loved children’s book, “Pelican and Pelicant”, published in 2003 with Sarah Froeber, is also inspired by this magical land so far out in the ocean.

Kim and her husband, Kevin, have collaborated on both this cookbook and a children’s book, “My Rainy Day Cat”. Kevin writes and Kim designs the exquisitely detailed illustrations.

Kevin is an ardent supporter of Kim’s work.  When he isn’t busy surf-casting for the area’s plentiful Red Drum and Speckled Trout, he is using his craftsmanship as a woodworker to custom frame her popular prints.

Be sure to check them out at www.kimmosherdesigns.com

Hatteras Salt Works- Sea Salt

We couldn’t create a “taste of the OBX” box without a bag of ACTUAL Hatteras Sea Salt!  

Brian, Shaena and Declan have been experimenting with different methods of producing solar evaporated sea salt for years. From the Caribbean, to the Pacific, and back to the Atlantic Ocean they have studied the crystals, evaporation methods, and practices possible to produce the most pure sea salt available. The quest lead them back to Hatteras Island, where they now strive to give you a clean, mineral rich ocean salt from their Solar oven farm.  With a mission to strive for excellence, they’ve found that slow solar evaporation in solar ovens is the best method of reducing salt water for mineral retention, texture and flavor to capture the pure essence of the source. “Pure nutrient rich ocean water, yields pure nutrient rich ocean salt.”

Delicious and good for you! Unlike table salt, good quality unrefined, pure, sea salt can contain up to 87 trace minerals. These minerals are a crucial contribution to our immune, digestive and circulatory systems as well as many other benefits to our health.  We believe that the ocean provides us with many of the Natural Minerals we need and it is important to us to share these health benefits with you.

OBX Tea Towel

We all spend A LOT of time in the kitchen, and if you are anything like me during this quarantine it has felt like I’ve spent ALL of my time in the kitchen!  With that in mind we created these tea towels to hang in your kitchen as a simple reminder of all things Outer Banks.  If you can’t be where your heart is hopefully we can keep the feeling of that happy place in your heart all year long…

THANK YOU!

We do hope you enjoyed the Summer OBX Box. The box is a labor of love for my family of 6, it is a pleasure to source the items for each box and though we know it isn’t possible to please every single subscriber every single time we do continue to strive to do just that!  Our assembly line each quarter is evolving into a pretty impressive little system, a well oiled machine even… lol ok maybe I wouldn’t go that far but we’ll get there.  Up next FALL 2020, CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOURS NOW!

2020 Spring Box Reveal

Well if this isn’t the strangest Spring the OBX has ever seen… This box took on a special meaning with the closures and current situation and oddly it ended up being very fitting for the time! A locally made soap to keep your hands clean and moisturized, a zen doodle coloring book by a local OBX artist to keep you busy during quarantine, a print of a local painting of every visitor’s favorite signs, a shaker of the famous JK’s Seasoning to sprinkle on those home cooked quarantine meals, a pint glass from our local wind powered brewery to power down with, a sticker for your water bottle created from a local artist and reminding you that you belong somewhere you feel free and the final addition was a last minute add and a real family affair… On the day we decided to pack the boxes we decided that if our guests couldn’t make it to the OBX right now that we would at least send a little bit of the OBX to you, we gathered all 4 kids and a friend, teenagers don’t do anything without a friend, and we filled 300 little mermaid boxes with sand and shells from the beach! I truly hope you enjoyed this box as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Milk Street Soap

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Milk Street Soap is a family business!

Milk Street Soap Co. is a well loved, fast growing, family owned, handcrafted soap company on The Outer Banks of North Carolina. Inspired by the extraordinary, waterfront town we belong to, we believe in the magic of majestic natural beauty, strong local communities, honest premium products and deeply satisfying relationships. We believe in the synergy of feeling, looking and doing your best!

We craft our bars and green living products in small, fresh batches, using only the most luxurious and meticulously sourced Earth Conscience ingredients; organic, sustainable, fair trade, animal friendly & honoring, and biodegradable. Everything counts in our bar, even the wrappers are post consumer and the ink compost-able. 

Kim began making soap because of skin issues in her family. Her little son had eczema in his bends and folds. They had tried many things with little return and the situation looked to be escalating to more medical intervention. Then, what seemed like an unrelated gift happened; a humble, beautiful, old library book with a soap recipe for just such a skin aliment in it. With the help of their local Island hardware store and a pantry full of organics, she made the first bar of soap (the now refined Mocha Milk soap bar). Toward the end of this first little wonky bar, they saw skin healing progress. Two bars later and they didn’t look back! 

This addition to the box ended up being the timeliest with all of the orders to wash your hands, we hope we could help keep your hands clean and moisturized while you are keeping yourself and your family safe!

Gypsy Blyss Sticker

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Your beautiful turtle sticker was created using an original painting by OBX Local Artist, Mitzi Mager aka GypsyByss.  Mitzi’s love of art came at an early age from her grandmother who would entertain her with sketches and encourage her creativity.  From watercolors & acrylics to creating jewelry to resin creations she is best known for her love of ocean creatures, especially mermaids, and capturing their beauty on a variety of surfaces including surfboards.  You can find Mitzi on the beach sharing her passion by the way of art classes or on her school bus home on wheels creating art for local shops.

As the sticker says, You Belong Somewhere You Feel Free, we hope to see you all again real soon!

Carolina Coto Art – Zen Doodle Book

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Carolina Coto was “born and raised” in Costa Rica, she now resided on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she moved to be with her (awesome) husband.

She is an artist at heart and an artist by profession; she graduated with a BFA with emphasis in painting from Universidad de Costa Rica in 2007.  Carolina has always had a penchant for traveling and it is evident in many of her works and sometimes her scenes are just the result of an artist’s imagination.

Her work is filled with contrasting colors, circles, spirals, dots and many other elements that are important symbols in her art and represent hope, positivity and dreams, among other things.  We included Carolina’s zen doodle book in our latest box and in our current times it seems even more fitting! 

We hope you will enjoy some peace and quiet with this book, we all deserve some peace right now.

Keith Fisher- One Gray Fish Art

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Keith Fisher is a recent Outer Banks resident, originally from Virginia Beach Keith moved down after retiring from the Marine Corps.  To Keith, art is therapy, in recovering from a stroke a little over a year ago a passion for painting that he had almost forgotten reemerged.  He’s been dabbling in several mediums, from oil pastels to watercolor and acrylics to oil paints, Keith is finding his footing in the art world and quite gracefully.  He titled the print you received in your OBX Box, “Welcome to Paradise” and it’s hard to think of a better name than that! 

Again this item ended up being as perfectly timed as the soap and the zen doodle book, as many folks are not able to get to their happy place right now we are so pleased to be able to send a little sign of happier times to come! See what we did there….

JKs Seasoning

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JK’s Cowboy Blend and Smoky Chipotle Seasoning are savory, crowd-pleasing offerings that have made them a national favorite. Sling it on ribs, poultry, steak, seafood for a tried and true great taste. Grill or bake to perfection. It’s that easy!

Winston-Salem, North Carolina native, J.K. Norfleet left the investment banking business after several years to pursue restaurant investments. Having been born into a food and entertainment-oriented family, he capitalized on his love and talent of cooking and opened JK’s Restaurant on the Outer Banks off the coast of North Carolina in 1984. He put JK’s Dry Rub Seasoning to use in the restaurant and given its popularity, he decided to market it and the seasoning can now be found in small specialty shops, supermarkets and online.

Long before the Outer Banks grew into the year-round coastal community it is today, JK’s Restaurant opened quietly in 1984 and rocked the seasonal dining available from the spring to late fall by offering a fine raw product, introducing live wood-fired grills and laying claim to its local audience by staying open year-round. Time has made such excellence and year-round availability more of the norm along the Banks, but anyone with long-time roots along these shores will testify to the fact that when JK’s opened, the dining and food culture along these treasured waters was transformed and there was no turning back.

Since we are all cooking more at home right now than ever before we hope you’ll enjoy some OBX flavor on your next meal!

Outer Banks Brewing Station

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“INNOVATIVE BREWING, ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS”

The Outer Banks Brewing Station is the first wind powered brewery in the United States! We were also the first business to produce wind power on the Outer Banks. We pride ourselves in being innovative and conscious about the environment, while helping others learn as much as they can about renewable energy and sustainability. Want to know more about our Outer Banks wind powered brewery?

The restaurant and brewery began as a concept in 1992 while the founders, Eric Reece and Aubrey Davis were Peace Corps volunteers alongside Tina Mackenzie in Thailand. Aubrey had grown up spending summers at his grandparents’ place on the Outer Banks, and felt it was the perfect place to start a brew pub. The Outer Banks Brewing station is now a staple in the OBX restaurant landscape.

A must visit place on the OBX we hope you’ll be able to swing by and drop a few Brew Bucks soon!

Feeling like you missed out!!?? You don’t have to! We have a few extra Spring OBX Boxes ready to ship, ORDER HERE and let us send you a little piece of your happy place!

2019 Winter Box – Reveal

2019 Winter Box Reveal

Happy Holidays from Outer Banks Box. If you’ve missed the Outer Banks during these cold months, we curated a selection to keep our subscribers’ beach-loving, OBX-dreaming hearts warm. This winter’s box is valued at over $80.00!

OBX Mode Socks | OBX – Valued at $25.00

OBX Mode - Socks

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Outer Banks Socks designed by Crafty Mink – Cozy knee socks designed with a sweet shot of the ocean and Crafty Mink’s mermaid scale OBX island chain.  Slip them on and kick up your feet and let everyone know not to bother you because you’re in OBX Mode!


Handmade OBX Ornament | Muse Originals OBX – Valued at $12.00

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Custom Resin OBX Ornament with OBX Sand handmade by Muse Originals- These custom resin pour ornaments were handmade by OBX Box and Muse owner, Ami and the whole Muse family… it was a family affair you could say!  Each was finished by adding a shoreline of locally collected sand.


Jerky + exclusive discount | OBX Jerky Outlet – Valued at $3.00

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The Beef Jerky Outlet – Outer Banks- A lil taste to wet your appetite for your next OBX visit!  Please join us in relishing in our love of all things jerky – so many flavors and types to choose from that you won’t believe your eyes.  Your taste buds will guide you through our shop to find a custom flavor and type of jerky that you will forever claim as your favorite.  We will guide you through the selection to custom fit your jerky-joy.  Locals and vacationers alike will get to snack on a glorious lean-protein snack all day long while you enjoy our beautiful OBX beaches!  Grab your flip flops, beach chairs and towels, and a delicious snack to enjoy all day long. 


OBX Local Artist Print | OBX Wanderlist – Valued at $20.00

OBX Local Artist - Wanderlist

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OBX Wanderlist by Luna and Lime- The Outer Banks Wanderlist is the perfect vacation souvenir filled with memories. This colorful, hand-lettered piece is a unique and interactive gift for everyone in the family! Summer is just around the corner so get to planning!  Each print features 10 activities for you to enjoy while visiting the beautiful beaches of North Carolina. Each design is printed in full color on 110 lb. card stock.

My Home Sweet Home continued…. |  Greg’s book- Signed – Valued at $15.00

My Home Sweet Home continued…. Greg Smrdle

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Home Sweet Outer Banks Home… the story continued…. Written by Greg This is the sequel novel to “Home Sweet Outer Banks Home?” which was included on our Holiday box last year!  If you missed it you can download the Kindle version or order a copy here on Amazon.

Ever since completing that story, readers have requested a follow up to see how the family has endured. This novel is a stand alone, you won’t need to read the original first (though I hope you do).

Join the Stephens family as it faces ups and downs throughout the years. And find out if in fact the Outer Banks is Home Sweet Home.

Town Specific item – Valued at $8.00

When you subscribe to the OBX Box you are asked which Beach Town is your favorite, a tough decision, we know! We used this information to customize your Holiday Outer Banks Box, if you chose Corolla we included a sample of The Kind Cup coffee, roasted in the Corolla Village and available in many of the restaurants throughout the area… read below to learn about each of the town specific items in detail.

The Kind Cup Coffee

Corolla – Kind Cup Coffee | The Kind Cup

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Kind Cup Coffee – Small Batch, craft roasted coffee. Spreading a little love and kindness, one cup at a time! Amy puts a lot of love, time, passion, and energy into each batch of her fresh roasted coffee.  She is a small batch roaster, which means she roasts daily and precisely.  It doesn’t get any fresher than this!  The Kind Cup provides pounds  of delicious coffee to local restaurants , and now, I’m going global!  With the click of a button, you can enjoy Corolla’s favorite coffee year-round! The Kind Cup coffee can be found in the Corolla Village Market!

Tommy's Market - Wine Stoppers

Duck & Southern Shores – Tommy’s Market | Tommys Market OBX

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Tommy’s Market Wine SaverTommy’s Market was established in 1987 and was one of the first businesses in Duck, NC. Through the years, the store has grown to be what it is today! From the beginning, Tommy’s has focused on high-quality, specialty food and drink. Recently they have shifted their focus to having the best selection of natural and organic foods on the Outer Banks. They strive to have good, wholesome food that accommodates every dietary need. You will find that in their store they have something for everyone!

Hatteras Saltworks Sea Salt

Hatteras – Hatteras Sea Salt | Hatteras Salt Works

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PURE NUTRIENT RICH OCEAN WATER MAKES PURE NUTRIENT RICH OCEAN SALT” Slow evaporation is the best method of reducing the salt water for mineral retention. Unlike table salt, good quality unrefined, pure, sea salt can contain up to 87 trace minerals. These minerals are a crucial contribution to our immune, digestive,and circulatory systems as well as many other benefits to our health.  We believe that the ocean provides us with many of the Natural Minerals we need and it is important to us to share these health benefits with you.

Kill Devil Rum Ball Company - Rum Balls

Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and Kitty Hawk – KDH Rum Balls | Kill Devil Rum Ball Company

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Hand made right here in Kill Devil Hills, proudly using Pecan Honey Artisan Rum distilled in small batches on historic Roanoke Island at the OBX’s first legal distillery: Outer Banks Distilling

Ocracoke Strong - Sticker

Ocracoke Ocracoke Strong Stickers | Ocracoke Strong

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On September 6th, 2019 Hurricane Dorian’s  Eye went over beautiful Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. It caused catastrophic flooding with a tidal surge of 8′ feet and extreme structural damage around the entire island. There were over 600 homes with damage and flooding which left hundreds of people and families homeless. We lost 80% of the business on the island and all of the island’s infrastructure.  This is how #OCRACOKESTRONG was born!  We purchased these stickers at full price in order to help support the folks of our lovely neighbors on the lovely island of Ocracoke.

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2019 Fall Box Reveal

Outer Banks Box - Fall 2019

Fall is here and you can be comforted by all things OBX! The theme for this year’s Fall box is Cozy & Comfortable! We’ve curated all items to warm you up and keep you cozy and comfy for the cooler fall days.

Beanie | Muse Originals OBX – Valued at $25.00

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Uber soft, cable knit and fleece-lined beanies adorned with an engraved leather patch featuring Muse Originals OBX’s much adored wave logo, the perfect accessory to keep the beach close on those crisp, Fall days ahead.  Each subscriber received 1 of these 4 colors.


OBX Seasalt Chips | Carolina Kettle – Valued at $1.85

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A bag of “Outer Banks Sea Salt” chips to munch on, close your eyes and imagine you’re having a salty snack on the beach! Carolina sourced ingredients with southern recipes. All chips are All-Natural, Gluten Free, Kosher Certified and without Trans fats. By using 100% Sunflower Oil, each chip is super crunchy giving you the Carolina sunshine you’ve been missing.


Outer Banks Coffee Mug | OBX Local artist Meg Rubino of Yellow Sol Studio – Valued at $25.00

Cotton Blossom

Each mug sublimation printed by local Mompreneur, Mandy Creef, of Cotton Blossom Mugs!  What started as a little hobby to quiet an anxious post partum mom quickly became an obsession and now a blossoming business for Mandy!  We are so glad to have been able to team up with her on this project, we pushed her limits on this order, she learned new tricks and did an absolutely wonderful job!  Check her out online when you get a chance, seriously fun stuff, we promise…

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Meg Rubino – OBX Artist

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Outer Banks, NC stoneware mug is lovingly printed by Cotton Blossom with a painting of the Kitty Hawk Pier. The painting is by OBX Local Artist Meg Rubino of Yellow Sol Studio. Sip on your warm beverage on those cold crisp fall days (or nights) remembering all of those beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

The watercolor featured on the camp style stoneware mug is that of OBX Local Artist, Meg Rubino of Yellow Sol Studio.  Meg’s watercolor paintings are much sought after here on the beach, she paints mostly beachscapes, iconic Outer Banks spots and the sweetest surf scenes you can imagine!  

Be sure to snap a pic and tag us on Instagram @outerbanksbox next time you have a chance to sip on your warm beverage this Fall!  You’ve seen where we live, let’s see your view!

NOTE: Mug is not microwave safe.


Mandala | Naked Lady Mandalas – Valued at $15.00

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Wooden mandala paintings, each uniquely designed and hand-painted by local OBX artist Melanie of Naked Lady Mandalas. Melanie spent the better part of a month creating these mandalas for our Fall box.  The design of the mandala is to be visually appealing so as to absorb the mind in such a way that chattering thoughts cease, and a more philosophic or spiritual essence envelopes the observer which in turn leads to higher consciousness or awareness…when Melanie told us this the first thougth was, “hmmm, kinda like the feeling you get watching the waves lap the shore”.  So be sure to put your mandala in a place where it will bring you the most needed peace.


Beach Please Oval Sticker | OBX Box – Valued at $4.00

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Vinyl “Beach Please!” sticker. These stickers are great for showing your love for the OBX. Each sticker is water, scratch, and fade resistant.

Pumpkin Pie Sugar | The Spice & Tea Exchange – Valued at $4.89

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Bubba Gump “Pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice tea, pumpkin spice pie, pumpkin spice muffins, pumpkin spice cocoa, pumpkin spice cheese cake, pumpkin spice whip cream…”  Ha well we are sure Bubba could go on but we’ll let him digress.  Fall is the time for all things pumpkin so what would our Fall OBX Box be without some Pumpkin Spice Sugar from the Spice and Tea Exchange in Duck NC! This sugar topper can add your favorite Fall pumpkin sweet spice flavor to baked goods, coffee, tea, buttered toast and many more! Enjoy!

OBX Laser Seashell Charm | OBX Laser – Valued at $12.00

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OBX seashell, each hand-picked on the shores of the Outer Banks!  Scouring the shores from Corolla to Hatteras the folks from OBX Laser pick their fave shells and then etch OBX into each, creating a fun charm that is absolutely “charming” (pun intended!).

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While we have a couple of extra Fall boxes remaining (order here) we are now sourcing for our Holiday box and so far it is fantastic!  We will be sending Winter Boxes in the first weeks of December! OBX Boxes make the perfect holiday gift! Click the big fancy “Order Now” button below to head over to our ordering section or read more about the Outer Banks Box!

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2019 Summer Box Reveal

Summer is finally here! We’re excited to get you up and out to enjoy these beautiful summer days with ecco friendly, OBX themed goodies valued at $75!

“Outer Banks Take Me Away” Beach Bag | OBX Box – Valued at $25

OBX Beach Bag

The Outer Banks has always seemed to take all of your troubles, stress, and worries and carry them far far away. Or at least we think so!

Use this lightweight bag to fit all of your day’s fun and bring it home without bringing all of the sand with you. The mesh helps keep sand where it loves to be (on the beach) and helps any wet toys, towels, seashells or sea glass to dry faster! We love this tote and we hope you do too!


Beach Towel | by OBX Box (Artist: Beach Gallery) – Valued at $25

OBX Route 12 Towel

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You can be proud representing the OBX and an OBX local artist when you spread this towel out on your favorite beach! Mike Hart with Beach Gallery in Duck, NC is one of our favorite artists. He incorporates well known Outer Banks landmarks such as this Route 12 sign and other familiar landscapes into his beautiful paintings.


Locally Sourced Jam | OBX Island Jams – Valued at $5.99

Local Jam - OBX Island Jams

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Can’t make it to the OBX this year? No problem, get a taste of the OBX with jam that’s handmade with ingredients from the Outer Banks by our friends at OBX Island Jams. It doesn’t get much better than that!


Glass Straw + Case | Sandbar Creative Glass – Valued at $9.99

Reusable Glass Straws and Repurposed Case

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Always wanted to do your part to help save our oceans and our ocean dwellers? Now you are doing just that! These one-of-a-kind glass straw handmade by David Pipkin of Sandbar Creative Glass help reduce the use of plastic straws polluting our oceans. Straws contribute to injuring our beloved sea turtles and others as they believe the straws are food.

We would love it if you brought your straws with you while you dine out! And with the help of David’s extremely talented mom, Ms. Paulette, you can carry your straw safely in a hand-sewn case that is…you guessed it, made with love out of recycled material!


OBX Goodies Town Specific! – Valued at $10

Hattie Built
Island Attic hand carved wooden sculptures

Subscribers received one of these special items representing their chosen favorite town in the Outer Banks!

Show them some love and follow these amazing OBX small businesses:

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There is time for our upcoming Fall Box but hurry, as we will be sending Fall Boxes in the last weeks of September! Click the big fancy “Order Now” button below to head over to our ordering section or read more about the Outer Banks Box!

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2019 Spring Box Reveal

Outer Banks Box - 2019 Spring Box Reveal

Have you been not so patiently waiting for Spring to get here? We have been so excited to get our Spring OBX goodies to your front door for some time now! This Spring Box has so many amazing Outer Banks inspired creations from small businesses and OBX lovers that has a total value of $85!

Travel Soap | Hollow Daze – Valued at $5

Hollow Daze Castile Soap & Natural Skincare

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When our subscribers opened their Spring box they most likely smelled Spring and Summer! The soap was created exclusively for our subscribers. Named “Equinox”, the scent has notes of Tangerine, Orange and Spearmint evoking a unique mix of hot and cool ocean breezes. With a hint of naturally antibacterial Tea Tree, this soap is perfect for travel, hopefully to the OBX! Hollow Daze can be found in Manteo, Avon and Dowdy during the market and craft show season! Like them on Facebook to see their show calendar and visit them during your visit to the Outer Banks!

Equinox Ingredients: Olive Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Essential Oils of Orange, Tangerine, Spearmint & Tea Tree.


Beach Please Tumbler | Artist: Crafty Mink – Valued at $20

Beach, Please 3-in-1 tumbler.

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Each of our subscribers received this one of a kind, specially made for the Spring Outer Banks Box! This tumbler is like no other. You can use this tumbler 3 different ways! You can use it as a can koozie, bottle koozie or pour your favorite beverage in and pop on the lid and it stays safe from sand or salt water!

The Outer Banks with tiny little scales were each lovingly hand drawn by Melissa of Crafty Mink. Crafty Mink is a North Carolina native currently residing in Virginia Beach. She’s lived on the coast for her entire life and has found inner peace, love and passion through her art.  She creates coastal and beach decor via watercolor, acrylics and pen and ink. See all of her work on her Instagram account (link above) and show some love and follow. Visit http://craftymink.com/ for more creations from Crafty Mink!


Stamped Bracelets | Anne Marie Brown – Valued at $15

Stamped Bracelets with Outer Banks towns and designs hand stamped.

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For our subscribers that chose specific towns we had a special treat! Hand stamped bracelets designed and crafted by Ann Marie Brown. These bracelets are lovingly stamped with designs that represent that area. Anne Marie uses her days in the Outer Banks to capture the scenes she sees that touch her heart and finds their way onto jewelry or canvas and hopefully to your heart as well!

She accepts custom orders and commissions!

Visit her website: https://anne-marie-brown.pixels.com/


OBX Keychain | Burn Baby Burn  – Valued at $12

OBX Keychain

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Burn Baby Burn created a specific design for our subscribers. Each hand burned, each a one of a kind, a mini master piece if you will! Emily Caffrey of Burn Baby Burn is an artist, environmentalist, pro scuba diver and OBX local! All of her larger pieces can be found on her website, you definitely need to check out more of her amazing work!

Visit: https://burnbabyburneac.com


OBX Lighthouse Etched Seashells – Valued at $5

Outer Banks lighthouses

Lighthouses from all over the Outer Banks painted on little seashells were included in every subscriber’s Spring Box! Those that subscribed with a specific town favorite, received a light house either in that town or close to that town!


Handmade Earring Set | Blue Pelican  – Valued at $28

Handmade Earring Sets

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OBX Local Jen Johnson of Blue Pelican Gallery in Hatteras gave every subscriber not only 1 set but 2! One set is a beautiful wave and the other a matching pretty stud set! She loved making these earrings so much that she is giving away 2 extra sets of Waves and Mini’s. She’d love to see how they look on you!

To Enter Blue Pelican’s Giveaway

Post a pic on Facebook or Instagram before April 15th and use the hashtag #myobxwaves or #myobxminis or email photos to blue_pelican@mac.com and she’ll draw a winner on April 15!

Until you can get back to the Outer Banks, you can visit Jenn’s website at https://bluepelicangallery.com/ taking a look at local art, jewelry, handmade soaps, candles, wall art, pottery, home décor, wooden furniture, yarn, fiber art supplies. And much more!

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There is time for our upcoming Summer Box but hurry, as we will be sending Summer Boxes in the last weeks of June! Click the big fancy “Order Now” button below to head over to our ordering section or read more about the Outer Banks Box!

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2018 Winter Box Reveal

Handmade Concrete Ornament | Opus Stone Concrete

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Our subscribers were introduced to Opus Stone Concrete! The holiday ornaments were hand crafted and each were unique in their own way! Ornaments are just a little taste of all the different types of home décor that this OBX Local company creates.

Opus Stone Concrete offers custom handcrafted concrete countertops, vanities, bathtub/shower surrounds, wet bars, tables, stools, benches, fireplace surrounds, planters and much more.  Opus Stone is located in Point Harbor, North Carolina and is owned and operated by husband and wife team David & Julie Bancroft.

Facial Serum | Ocean Hippie Organics

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Just in time for the harsh cold of winter. Ocean Hippie Organics Ancient Recipe Facial Serum’s skin quenching Jojoba oil is the most amazing face Serum.  This serum is perfect for dry to normal skin and is a great way to moisturize daily! Do you expose your skin to the sun on the daily? Do you have tired and dry skin? Plagued with skin cancer? If you answered yes to any of these your face needs this serum! Our subscribers were lucky enough to get a head start on taking care of their skin for the new year!

Holiday Coffee Blend | Front Porch Café

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The expert coffee roasters at The Front Porch Cafe were able to craft a blend of beans that fit our perspective of the Outer Banks: enjoyable by all, inescapably addicting, and with a touch of edge and mystery. Medium bodied and a pleasing lingering finish! Have a cup and reminisce those days you spent in the early morning watching the sunrise! Just think, you’ll be back soon! And we can’t wait to see you!  

Outer Banks 2019 Calendar

Each of our subscribers received a 2019 Outer Banks Box Calendar filled with photographs and art by local Outer Banks photographers and artists to help remind you, all year long of one of the best places on the east coast (in our humble opinion). The perfect way to count down the days to your return!

Outer Banks Note Card Set

Do you have friends and family you want to touch base with during the year? Subscribers received note cards each with a beautiful image of the Outer Banks to share. And just think, you are also giving them a little photo to frame!

Do you like the items you see!? Did you miss out on this box? Check out our Extras Store we may still have some extras you can grab!

Don’t wait til the Spring Box gets sold out, subscribe today!

2018 Fall Box Reveal

2018 Fall Box Reveal

Sea The Good Towel – Muse Originals OBX

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Sea the good tea towel

These little towels remind you to “Sea The Good” even when you can’t make it to the Outer Banks. Made of a cotton blend, these towels are extremely soft, absorbent, and perfect for the beach, in the kitchen, during a workout or to decorate your home.

Muse Originals OBX is an eclectic and gorgeous array of local and regional art and handmade goods! Located in Kitty Hawk’s Historic Firehouse at the 2.5 MP on the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk next to some of the OBX’s finest, Art’s Place, SaltAire Cottages, and Wink’s Deli and Market. The artwork on the towel is a reminder to us all to “Sea The Good” in all moments, in people, in life. R

Home Sweet Outer Banks Home Book – Greg Smrdel

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Home Sweet Outer Banks Home Book - Greg Smrdel

The book Home Sweet Outer Banks Home?  is  “…a story of strength, weakness, grief, community involvement, but most of all, triumph.”  OBX local Greg Smrdel is both an author and a comedian, so you are in for a great read with this “Fictional Facts and Factual Fictions” version of his family’s memoirs. Some of our subscribers will certainly recognize places in this book. And lucky for our subscribers, this book is hand signed by the author! What a special treat!

Wave Ring – Denise Turner Jewelry

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We are so excited to present Denise Turner Jewelry to our subscribers! The handmade and hand texturized wave ring is one of her most popular sellers!

Denise Turner has been designing and making jewelry for over 20 years. Influenced by the coastal environment near her studio, she is inspired to translate the beauty she sees into her jewelry. Each piece is handmade with gratitude and admiration. Denise gratefully resides in Manteo, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her Husband and two Sons. Denise Turner Jewelry has many more beautiful handmade jewelry for every beach lover. 

If the wave ring is not in a size of your liking pay it forward and give it as a beautiful gift to a fellow Outer Banks lover! If you happen to be in the area, you can go to Muse Originals OBX to exchange the ring for a different size.*

*Disclaimer – In-store exchange only. Exchanges are limited to sizes available in Muse’s location.

Bread Dipping Spices – Outer Banks Olive Oil Co.

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As fall begins and friends and family gather, we thought what more perfect item to have from the Outer Banks than a bread dipping spice to share with your guests! The Outer Banks Olive Oil Co. cultivates a variety of the freshest premium olive oils, balsamic vinegars, specialty oils, vinegars and spices to satisfy the foodie in you.  To use your bread dipping spice just add olive oil and the spices (add as much or as little as you like) and serve! Enjoy!

OBX Viewfinder – Featuring OBX Local Photographer Susan Ogden

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Miss the OBX? For our subscribers that may not remember these throwbacks, these are viewfinders that used to be found on beaches all over! They have little pictures in them! So when you are patiently awaiting the next trip to the Outer Banks, just look through these little guys and see the OBX captured beautifully by the super talented, OBX local, Susan Ogden!

A little about Susan:

Susan is a photographer and an artist. Susan resides in Nags Head, NC. Her subjects in her photographs are seascapes, nature, wildlife and places that she visits and lives near. Catching the story or the spirit of those in her lens is a passion and what she truly enjoys as you can tell by your very special image from the OBX.

Read more about Susan or book a photo shoot at susanogden.zenfolio.com .

Like what you see? As of the time of publishing this blog, there are still a few spots remaining for our upcoming fall box! Click the big fancy button below to head over to our ordering section or read more about the Outer Banks Box!

Summer 2018 Box Reveal

Summer is FINALLY here and it felt great to send another round of boxes to our subscribers. This box featured a balanced mix of delicious treats and unique gifts from small businesses on the Outer Banks!

Seaglass Charm – Cloud Nine

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Made with authentic seaglass from the Outer Banks, Ginny Flowers at Cloud Nine has been carefully crafting jewelry like this beautiful charm for over 30 years! Each piece sent to subscribers was one-of-a-kind and found by Ginny herself! Make sure to visit her store the next time your in Nags Head for a remarkable experience and even make your own beaded creations.

Rib Roarin’ Sauce – Pigman’s BBQ

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They’re bringing saucy back! Subscribers received a full-size bottle of Pigman’s Rib Roarin’ Sauce which is a lively blend of tomato-based flavor mixed with tangy traditional Carolina style taste that you’ve come to love.

Pigman’s is located on the bypass in Kill Devil Hills and is always a great stop to get your BBQ fix. They also have an extensive catering menu for parties or large groups!

Confetti Cookie Bites – Sweater Box Confections

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Simple, sweet, and oh so addicting! These bite-sized morsels from Sweater Box Confections are decked out in fun summer colored sprinkles and will have you coming back for more. Our subscribers have them very great reviews and we may or may not have a secret stash of them in our house!

Email before placing your orders to get a coupon for FREE SHIPPING on  $40 or more at SweaterBoxConfections.com!

Pineapple Mint Candle – The Outer Banks Candle Company

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What do you love most about summer? The sights? The smells? The experiences? We felt compelled to include fantastic items that captured the essence of summer, and the Pineapple Mint candles from the Outer Banks Candle Company do just that!

Owned and operated by Kimber Smith in Kitty Hawk, NC, The Outer Banks Candle Company is a small business that turns out some big-time products! Their varieties of candles have grown over the years and they offer a large assortment of candles, scents, and even pre-made gift baskets that are perfect for holiday giving. Take a peek over at TheOuterBanksCandleCompany.com and start enjoying more great scents in your life today!

Outer Banks Box EXCLUSIVE – Outer Banks Print Shell Bag

Subscribers also received an exclusively produced Outer Banks mesh beach bag with an “On Beach Time” imprint. The slotted construction is perfect for keeping sand from accumulating and side pockets make organizing your belongings a cinch!

Like what you see? As of the time of publishing this blog, there are still a few spots remaining for our upcoming fall box! Click the big fancy button below to head over to our ordering section or read more about the Outer Banks Box!