Saturday, September 19, 2020

‘Sleigh’ Your Last Minute Gift List!


Still need some last minute gifts? Don’t stress! Last minute gifts can still be thoughtful and classic. Here are some suggestions sure to please everyone on your list.

The Local Color Art Gallery, 190 Royal Palm Way, has a collection of one-of-a-kind artwork by local artists; their mini masterpieces depicting iconic Marco Island landmarks and wildlife are popular items.

Newly opened, the Pressed Olive offers an assortment of tasty sauces, marinades and aiolis that make perfect gifts for Secret Santa, teachers and neighbors. The Pressed Olive is located at 917 N. Collier Blvd., next to Verizon.

In Southwest Florida a good pair of sunglasses are more than just a fashionable accessory, they are essential for good health. A visit to the Optical Boutique (599 S Collier Blvd #309, across from the Hilton) offers a great selection of eyewear for your favorite fashionista or outdoors person.

Looking for gifts with a coastal theme? Shore Goods features a wide selection of decorative shells, both from our local beaches and around the world (599 S. Collier Blvd. #315, across from the Hilton).

We all love our local dolphins and Bob McConville, a master naturalist and nature lover has written two very noteworthy books. His latest, “Beneath the Emerald Waves,” is a story about Marco Island’s 37 resident dolphins. It is available at the Marco Island Historical Museum and Sunshine Bookstores.

Marco Island has a very unique history. Austin Bell, curator of collections for the Marco Island Historical Museum, joined with Kaitlin Romey to co-author a newly-released book, “Images of America: Marco Island.” The book is available autographed at the Marco Island Historical Museum (180 S. Heathwood Drive).

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