Where Should You Go Shopping in Sanibel Island?

Considering taking a vacation to Florida? You could spend your days fighting the crowds in busy cities like Orlando or Panama City Beach. But if you want a place where you can truly relax and explore at your own pace, then you’ll want to come to visit us on Sanibel Island! Sanibel Island is a breathtaking & relaxing vacation destination that has a little something for the entire family to enjoy. Whether you want to spend time in nature, dine on fresh seafood, or walk the shores of the white sand beaches, Sanibel Island truly has it all.

On any vacation, you should take some time to explore the local shops. You can pick up a unique souvenir to remember your travels by or grab a new piece of clothing or an accessory to add to your wardrobe.

Luckily, there is some incredible Sanibel Island shopping to be found! During your stay in our Sanibel Island condo rentals, be sure to consider these four shopping destinations.

Periwinkle Place

Recently voted as Sanibel’s #1 shopping destination, Periwinkle Place is a favorite shopping destination for locals and visitors alike. As you stroll between the shops, you’ll love the beautiful view of the fountains and gardens, which makes this shopping center genuinely unique. According to their website, “It’s like shopping in a park!”

If you’re coming here for clothes or accessories, you’ll likely find plenty of brands that you already know. For instance, the Original Chico’s and Everything but Water are national names that have all your favorite pieces. If you want to shop locally, you can certainly do so! Head into Island Style to get a gift for a loved one, visit Toys Congress Jewelers to get a beautiful necklace or bracelet, or find new clothes at Beach Daisy Boutique, Trader Rick’s, Butterfly Beach, and more.

If you get hungry while you’re shopping, don’t fret. Periwinkle Place has some truly mouthwatering restaurants as well. Blue Giraffe serves up your favorite American classics any time of day, and Sand Castle Gifts and Gourmet has a wide selection of gourmet foods for you to take back to your Sanibel Island rentals. Need to cool off on a hot day? Head into Pinocchio’s, where you can get delicious ice cream, gelato, sorbet, or frozen yogurt! 

Tahitian Gardens

When shopping on Sanibel Island, Florida, Tahitian Gardens is easily one of the most popular options. If you’re looking for a more luxurious shopping center, you’ll find it right here. Tahitian Gardens has many surprises with a thorough combination of national names and local brands. 

Starting with clothes, guests can head into Synergy Sportswear or Adventures in Paradise to find some unique apparel for the entire family. Are you looking for gifts to bring to friends and family back home? You’ll find incredible home décor, art, and jewelry at Pandora’s Box, or you can go to Wilford & Lee to find all kinds of beach-inspired pieces. Get a beautiful piece of jewelry at The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, or pick up a new pair of shoes at Sanibel Sole. 

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Of course, you can also get a great bite to eat here, as Tahitian Gardens is home to some of the most popular Sanibel Island restaurants. Find something quick to eat at Sanibel Café or get a made-to-order lunch at the Paper Fig Kitchen. Finally, Cheeburger Cheeburger will have you feeling like you’ve stepped back into a 1950’s diner!

Olde Sanibel Shoppes

Another great resource for popular Sanibel Island shops is the Olde Sanibel Shoppes complex. This pet-friendly complex offers something for everyone in your family, even your four-legged friend! All of the stores are conveniently located near each other at this shopping center, so you don’t have to worry about driving between them or walking a long way.

If you’re searching for clothing, stop into Amy’s Something Special. You’ll find a new piece of apparel for every man, woman, and child in the family. Are you looking for a gift? Pick up a one-of-a-kind suncatcher at Suncatcher’s Dream or pick up a unique souvenir at On Island. While you’re here, be sure to also stop into Sanibel Art and Frame, where you’ll find breathtaking works of art inspired by the most beautiful areas of Sanibel.

For your pets, Island Paws has everything you might want to bring them back home as a treat. This shop has been open since 2004 and has all kinds of pet supplies, treats, and accessories. Finally, when you get hungry, be sure to visit the Over Easy Café. They serve breakfast and lunch, and this eatery offers healthy and mouthwatering options for your whole group to enjoy. 

The Village Shops

A trip to The Village Shops should certainly not be missed of all the fun things to do in Sanibel Island. This area is an excellent destination for the entire family, offering everything from apparel and jewelry to art and home goods. In this shopping center, you’ll find what are arguably the most unique shops on the entire island! 

Pick up some new clothing for yourself or the lady in your life at Coco y Cabana or Why Knot, both offering top-quality women’s apparel. You can also visit T2 Gift Shop or Priscilla’s of Sanibel to find a special gift like a candle, soap, or notebook. Macintosh Books + Paper is excellent for the bibliophile, while the Watson MacRae Gallery has unique artwork for you to browse. 

Plan Your Visit

So, are you ready to book your next trip to the shores of Sanibel Island? Contact us today to get started!

These Sanibel Island shops are just a few of the places you should be exploring when you arrive here. But there’s so much more to explore! Spend some time hanging out on the beach, participating in water sports, visiting local museums, or resting in your Sanibel Island beachfront rentals. Could there be anything more relaxing than spending time with your loved ones and enjoying an incredible ocean view right outside your window?

Sandalfoot is proud to be one of the most trusted resources in the area regarding condo rentals. Our properties feature convenient amenities like high-speed internet, fully stocked kitchens, cozy living spaces, and more. Plus, you can rest assured knowing you’re just moments away from all of these shops and any other activities you might want to participate in while you’re in town. Finally, you’ll feel confident in knowing that if any questions or concerns arise, our world-class staff is here to help at any time.



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