If you, your family or your friends are heading to Alabama and Florida's Gulf Coast to stay at a Gulf Shores area beach rental, surprise them with a gift that takes advantage of the wonderful amenities nearby, from award-winning golf courses to indulgent spas. With so many ideas to consider, you might have a hard time choosing just one!

To help you out, here are some great suggestions to shorten that shopping list in no time:

For her: A full-day spa treatment

Awesome gift ideas for family and friends who love Gulf Shores rentalsGentlemen, that special lady in your life deserves more than a bouquet of flowers. Treat her to a luxurious spa treatment at any of the fine establishments across the coast. If you have a daughter as well, send them both to a spa to share a girl's day together. It will offer them a wonderful time of bonding, and they will be ready to tackle the activities of a great vacation, including the hard work of lounging under a beach umbrella with a good book.

For him: A day at the links

Ladies, treat your men with a golfing package that can last for the duration of their stay along the Gulf Coast. No matter which Gulf Shores area golf course is chosen, they can spend an entire day hitting the links with their best pals while basking in the beautiful scenery and glorious southern sunshine.

For your friends: A shopping extravaganza

You'll find your favorite outlet stores as well as unique boutiques right in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and the surrounding area, so if  you're still scrambling for gift ideas, give your closest buddies a gift certificate to a fabulous store so they can choose the perfect size or color.

Of course, there's always the ultimate gift of giving your friends and relatives a stay at a lovely rental along the beach! Meyer Vacation Rentals has more than 40 years of experience offering quality beach houses and condos on or near the beach, bays and even golf courses. Choose a gift certificate of any amount for an extra-special present perfect for any occasion.