Planning a girls fall getaway to Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley? Of course shopping is a must for a girls' weekend and this time of year, it's almost impossible to not think about getting your holiday shopping done. Why not make it fun with the girls while you're here and knock things off your list - tax free! Yes, you read that correctly - tax free shopping!

Let's take a closer look at some of the outstanding options that you and the girls can enjoy throughout #VisitWilm!

Christiana Mall

A stop at the Christiana Mall is going to be a requirement. Over 20 million people shop here each year for a reason. You will find not only traditional mall stores like Macy's and JCPenney, but also the only tax-free Nordstrom on the East Coast. You’ll also find great clothing shops like LululemonAnthropologie, True Religion, H&M, and Forever 21 and that’s just naming a few. Christiana Mall offers over 175 stores and restaurants.

Beyond great fashion, the Christiana Mall is also home to the Apple Store that boasts the largest number of iPhone sales in the entire country (keep thinking tax-free). And if you are planning to get the kids a collection of iPads and MacBooks for Christmas, you will save enough in sales tax here to fund a significant portion of your trip.

And, not to be left out, is the ever-growing Christiana Fashion Center, boasting stores like Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off Fifth, REI, Best Buy and so much more.

Boutique & Vintage Shopping

If the standard mall selection doesn't cut it for ya, think about the amazing finds you and the girls will discover while working your way through the eclectic boutiques in nearby Greenville, Delaware and the unique Shops of Centreville just minutes from downtown Wilmington.

The Shops of Centreville are a unique collection of shops full of antiques, clothing, home goods and more. Centreville makes for the perfect stop for your girls trip starting with breakfast at Centreville Cafe - now named Centreville Place! Learn more about the town in this Bitts and Bites of Greater Wilmington episode.

Greenville is the gateway to exploring Delaware’s "Chateau Country" where you will find many former du Pont family mansions now turned museum and well worth a break from shopping to explore. Hagley Museum tells the origin story of the DuPont Company, while Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library is the former home to Henry Francis du Pont and houses the world’s foremost collection of American decorative arts. Other nearby museums and gardens include the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, Mt. Cuba Center and Nemours Estate. And, just a short drive over the PA line is Longwood Gardens, a premier horticultural showcase.

Museum Shops

For truly unique gift ideas we suggest visiting one of the many amazing museum shops throughout Wilmington. From the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science to the Delaware Children’s Museum you’ll find one-of-a-kind, fun and educational gifts for the kid who has everything. Stop by the Delaware Art Museum, Winterthur, Hagley, Longwood Gardens or the Brandywine River Museum of Art for gifts ranging from art prints to jewelry, holiday ornaments and books.

So grab the girls, some road trip snacks, and book your stay at one of the many hotels throughout the area. Have yourselves the perfect #VisitWilm fall getaway fit for you and your wallet! Start planning your girlfriend getaway today, request a free visitors guide.