Anna Maria Island Holiday Gifts are a great way to show your family and friends you love them during the season of giving. Check out our list of the hottest top 10 holiday gifts to pick up on the island. While you’ll not only support local island shops, these gifts are sure to please.
Top 10 Anna Maria Island Holiday Gifts Guide
Forget the fruit cake and seasonal sweaters, get your loved ones something really great! Not only will they love these gifts, but these items will always remind them of time spent on AMI!
Leather Wallets from Salt Air
These ladies leather wallets are super cute! They have several different colors to pick from along with a nice gold detail for $26.95. Pick them up at the Salt Air Boutique in Holmes Beach at 5508 Marina Drive.
Quay Australia Sunglasses from Pink & Navy Boutique
Pink and Navy Boutique is one of the islands trendiest stores offering items for both men and women. Pick up a pair of these super hot Quay Australia sunglasses for a special person in your life. Find the Pink & Navy Store on Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria.
Donate to Wildlife Inc. in a Loved Ones Name
This is a fantastic gift idea for that someone who has everything! Wildlife Inc. is an Anna Maria Island based non-profit that rescues and rehabilitates birds and animals. They provide an amazing local service, and will come out to rescue any injured wildlife big, small, sick or even venomous. Wildlife Inc. operates exclusively by donations.
Head over to their website and make a donation. You may even be able to set up a tour of their Bradenton Beach facility for your loved one too.
Face Plant Footsie Slippers at Egrets Nest
The Egrets Nest offers a variety of ladies resort wear, jewelry, children’s gifts and more. Stop by their shop and pick up a pair of these cute Face Plant Footsie slippers. These would be especially great for the ones on your gift list who live in cold weather climates. The Egrets Nest and sister store The White Egret are at the corner of Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive.
Costa Trucker Hats from West Coast Surf Shop
The Trucker Hat has been a popular style with both men and women, and these awesome ones from Costa brand are no exception! They have three different styles of neon to choose from. While visiting West Coast Surf Shop check out their selection of awesome surfer gear, clothes, shoes and more. Find West Coast Surf Shop near the Manatee Public Beach Access in Holmes Beach.
Handmade Scarves from Restless Natives
These handmade scarves would make an awesome gift for your friends who love lots of color and a Boho style. Local artist Glenna makes them from recycled silk, and gives them a shaggy look. Check out more fun gift ideas when you visit Restless Natives.
Schedule an Anna Maria Inshore Fishing Charter with Captain Kyle.
If you live locally, plan on visiting, or will be on AMI for the holiday give your friends a fishing charter. Captain Kyle knows all the best inshore places to catch fish! He offers four or seven hour excursions leaving from the mouth of the Manatee River.
Gift Cards from The Beach House, Sandbar and Mar Vista Restaurants
Gift Cards are always an easy gift that everyone loves. This is especially true when it comes to the Chiles group of restaurants. When you purchase a holiday gift card of $50 or more you’ll receive a bonus of 25% of the value of the card. Give a gift and get a gift too!
Love Rocks at AL’s Studio
These adorable artist made Love Rocks are a fun treasure. Annabel’s gallery offers great works with regularly featured artists. Check out these fun Love Rocks and give the gift of art with a positive message. Find AL’s Studio on Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria.
Surprise your family with a vacation to Anna Maria Island with Island Real Estate! Giving the gift of travel is a great way to make memories and have new experiences too. Nothing brings family and friends closer together than lounging on the beaches of Anna Maria Island! Island Real Estate has the areas largest selection of Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals your family will love!
Here’s a fun idea to try! First plan your stay. Next print out your reservation confirmation and put it in the biggest wrapped box you can find. Everyone at your holiday gathering will get a good laugh when they open it!
An Anna Maria Island beach picnic is the perfect way to enjoy beautiful weather, powder beaches and turquoise waters. Follow our picnic guide for great ideas too! Find the best picnic spots, get recipes and fun hacks to inspire your island style picnic in paradise.
Anna Maria Island Beach Picnic Guide
A day at the beach just isn’t compete without picnic snacks!
Finding perfect picnic spots
There are tons of fantastic spots to picnic on the island. However, the perfect spot depends on your specific needs.
Family picnics. When gathering the entire family, Manatee Public Beach access is a great destination. This access also offers all the amenities you could want and more. Find plenty of parking, picnic tables, concessions, shops, life guard, changing facilities, restrooms, volley ball, play ground and trolley stops too.
Picnic spots with grills. There are a few places that offer public grilling. This is a great idea for beach picnics! Anna Maria Island beaches do not allow open fires, or private grilling. However, you will find public use charcoal grills at Coquina Beach, Manatee Beach and Bay Front Park.
Romantic picnics. When planning a romantic picnic for two, we recommend Bean Point on north island. These beaches are more secluded, and also offer beautiful views.
Sunrise Picnics. The bay side of the island offers really great sunrises. However, a breakfast picnic at Robinson Preserve, just off island, is also lovely.
Sunset Picnics. Sunset is a gorgeous time to enjoy an Anna Maria Island beach picnic. Head to just about any gulf beach access, and you will find a stunning spot for a meal outdoors.
Island Style Picnic Recipes
Keep it easy. These Antipasto skewers would be a great option for an easy and beautiful picnic snack. Also, they would be very transportable.
Fill up a S’well bottle from Pink & Navy Boutique. Not only do they keep your drink cold, but they also help reduce plastics on the beach!
Head over to Salt Air Boutique and get a super cute tote for all you beach gear, or snacks that don’t go in the cooler. A tote would also be a great alternative to a bulky picnic basket.
Skip the food prep
For the lazy beach picnic, order food from one of the many restaurants on the island. Also, don’t underestimate the selection of prepared foods from Publix super market. For a quick option swing through for sushi, sweet tea, fried chicken or subs. Any Floridians know Publix subs can’t be beat!
Once you enjoy an Anna Maria Island beach picnic, you won’t want to picnic anywhere else!
Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals
Casa Sierra A is the perfect beach rental for picnics! This 2 bedroom villa is just a short walk from the gulf for relaxed beach picnics. Additionally, Casa Sierra 205 A offers a poolside pergola, and a covered area on the lawn too!
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