Shopping on Sanibel Island

DATE: August 28, 2018

Everyone knows you visit Sanibel Island for its beautiful beaches and an endless array of seashells. But sometimes you just need to step away from the Sanibel Stoop and find a special keepsake to take home, or even pamper your pooch. For all that and more, Sanibel offers its own unique brand of island flair for all your shopping desires!


From the charming to the eclectic, Tahitian Gardens brims with a variety of gifts, home décor, and boutique fashion to suit every taste.

For the relocator: Royal Shell Real Estate

Just like your shopping experience, your home buying experience should meet your every desire. The Royal Shell team offers expert knowledge on properties from Florida to North Carolina, handling the planning for beach bunnies and mountain mavens alike. Make your visit a permanent one!

sailors toy shoppe sanibel island

For the kid in all of us: Sailor’s Toy Shoppe

If fun had a home, Sailor’s Toy Shoppe would be it. This boutique toy store offers everything you need to bring you and your child’s imagination to life, including stuffed animals, games, toys, and even dress-up costumes!

adventures in paradise shop sanibel island

For the trendy adventurer: Adventures in Paradise Outfitters for the Outsiders

Trendsetting while jet-setting? They’ve got it covered. With designs inspired by the South Pacific, the shop offers men’s and women’s upscale styles for casual wear or travel. This family-owned shop is also the “outfitter” for Adventures in Paradise excursions, so go ahead—book a tour and the perfect outfit to match.


If cozy and chic is what you want, The Village Shops deliver. Find original art, sip a specialty cocktail, and indulge yourself with a fresh hairdo in this laid-back shopping atmosphere.

For the art connoisseur: Watson MacRae Gallery

Original, unique, and high-quality art have made this gallery the premiere spot in Southwest Florida. Each month brings new and seasonal pieces from nationally and regionally recognized artists. Stop by and be inspired by the gallery’s collection of ceramics, paintings, sculptures, and glass. You may just find one to take home!

For the girl squad: Why Knot

Run by a mother-daughter team since 1995, this specialty women’s clothing store offers trendy, quality, and comfy style for all generations of women from grandmothers to granddaughters. The atmosphere is fun and eclectic, with their golden retriever mascot, Loomis, ready to offer a helping paw in your shopping experience!


Here, you can fuel your shopping experience with breakfast at an award-winning café before treating yourself—and your four-legged companion—to trendy fashion, gifts, and fine art. This pet-friendly shopping center is a favorite of locals and guests alike, so be sure to stop by and see why!

For the gift-giver: Suncatcher’s Dream

From brother to babysitter to boss, and everyone in between, this shop has something for everyone on your list. Fragrance, jewelry and handcrafted pieces are just a few of many offerings here. When you’re ready to purchase they’ll gift wrap it for you at no charge and will fulfill special requests for personal touches to take your gift-giving to the next level.

For the four-legged friend: Island Paws

Home of the Yellow Dog Market and Bakery, bring in your furry friend for natural foods, special gifts and seasonal items. Collars, toys, snacks and more are on-hand to give your pet the ultimate Sanibel vacation, and the owners happily give advice and recommendations to suit your needs.

amys something special shop sanibel island

For the truly local experience: Amy’s Something Special

A one-of-a-kind store, Amy’s Something Special offers a vast array of gifts, jewelry, décor, body care, clothing, and much more. If you want locally-made products with a distinct Sanibel flare, this is the place to go!


For a Sanibel experience that’s both luxurious and relaxed, Port Sanibel Marina offers high-end amenities like marble bathrooms with showers, lush landscaping, and an adjacent mile-long nature boardwalk. Rent a boat, buy some fishing gear, enjoy fine dining—it’s all here, and all waiting for you!

For the one-stop shopper: Coastal Outfitters (pictured at top)

Clothes, home décor, art, bait and tackle—this shop has all you need for your Sanibel Island vacation, including your outdoor excursions. They carry the leading brands in fashion for men, women, and children, as well as performance outdoor clothing and equipment for the ultimate marine experience.

Discover more amazing Sanibel shopping experiences at Shops on Sanibel!


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