The Whale's Tale is one of the best shops on Washington Mall in Cape May. They carry fabulous jewelry, especially earrings and necklaces. They have books on Cape May and many other fine gift items, most of which are reasonably priced. They have a full room devoted to cards, and paper good and glass Christmas ornaments.
What to buy: My favorite to shop for here are earrings and paper items. You can also find a nice assortment of what they carry to purchase online.
The Whale's Tail has so many things it is hard to mention half of them, but I'll try to give some. They carry real sea shells, toiletries, jewelry, greeting cards, ceramics, Christmas ornaments, decorative night lights, Cape May collector houses,etc. There is a children's section featuring stuffed animals, toys, sticker books, books, tea sets, dolls and many other items.
One reason I love this store is its terrific selection of just about anything you'd want! It is also opened when most stores close for the season. Hours are 10 am-5 pm daily and 10 am-11 pm in the summer.
What to buy: Just about anything you would want is here
What to pay: A small amount up to more expensive