If you need a break from the everyday hustle, bustle, and stress at home, plan an escape to Fort Myers Beach. Part of vacation is often bringing back fun souvenirs and mementos to treasure for years to come. There are national brand chains you might want to visit, but there is a plethora of locally based and locally owned and operated businesses you’ll want to prioritize first. Don’t forget to bring an extra empty bag with you shopping in Fort Myers to transport all of your purchases home with you.
The Islander Gift Gallery & Boutique
Not only can you dress and accessorize yourself and your home for the island life, but you can shop local too. With beach themed wardrobe accessories like bags and jewelry to home décor you’ll find many souvenirs to take home to remind you of your island stay. Coffee mugs with sayings like “the beach is my happy place,” decadent bars of soap with island smells, and beach-themed photo frames to capture your favorite memories, you’re sure to find something you want to take home. Don’t forget to say hello to the perpetual employee of the month, their store dog Stella. Make sure to bring your mask.
The Pier Peddler
For more island-themed gifts and mementos you’ll want to bring home with you, stop in at the Pier Peddler. Fun jewelry and accessories, beach and island themed clothing for adults and children, and even beach themed ornaments around Christmastime with unique designs created each year by a local who has been doing so for over 30 years. Make sure to bring your mask with you.
The Island Jewel
Enjoy a beautiful souvenir for years to come. Jewelry also makes a great gift for those friends or family you couldn’t bring with you. The Island Jewel is the perfect spot to find the look of your choice with beach themes, marine life theme, simple or ornate. Choose from rings, necklaces, earrings, and even charms that will bring back feelings of the beach and the island every time you put them on. Designs include sea life like turtles, seahorses, and starfish, palm trees, and waves. They have traditional jewelry too like stackable ring sets with a wide array of birthstones and other gems or pendent necklaces or simple stud earrings. You’ll want to bring your mask with you.
Sunny’s on the Beach
Cute and fun beach clothes for all ages, customized spray shirts with your own design or name in funky colors, and beautiful henna designs all under one roof. Sunny’s on the Beach also carries beach essentials like towels, sunglasses, and cover-ups. Choose a fun Florida or Fort Myers Beach key chain or other souvenir or select one of the interesting and unique pieces of jewelry with beach icons like starfish and dolphins. Whatever you’re looking for to mark your Fort Myers shopping adventure you can find something there. Don’t forget your mask!
While shopping local and finding the little shops and restaurants owned and run by Fort Myers Beach residents is top notch, not every locale has an outlet mall where you can score great deals on national brands and shop local at the same time. The Sanibel Outlets boast national brands like Bath & Body Works, Calvin Klein, Under Armor and more where you can score deep discounts on some of your favorite styles. Shop stores like Butterfly Beach, which was founded right on Sanibel Island, or take a break from shopping and grab a bite at Cheeburger Cheeburger, another Sanibel Island business that specializes in cheeseburgers, fries, onion rings and yummy milkshakes. Don’t forget your mask. Most stores will require them, and restaurants may require them to get into the door and to your table.
Shopping in Fort Myers Beach
You came to Fort Myers Beach for fun and relaxing vacation and to find some of the best shopping around. Make sure the relaxation extends to your accommodations by booking a vacation rental in Fort Myers Beach by Luxury Vacation Rentals. After you’ve brought home all of your souvenirs of the day, you can store them away in one of the closets of the generous bedrooms of your rental. After a fun-filled day of shopping and playing, prepare a hunger-satisfying meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy and enjoy it and spread out in the open living area for some TV or a movie, or just to relax with a book before turning in for the night. No matter the size of group that’s come for a beach shopping spree, you’ll find a rental perfect for you. For you and your closest friend, choose a one bedroom. If your Fort Myers shopping spree includes a large group or family, there are units as large as six bedrooms. Pick one of our premium units for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs, plush furnishings and more to fill your trip with memories to last a lifetime.
Contact us to start planning your Fort Myers Beach shopping trip today!