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5 Top Spots to Shop in Fort Myers

Whether you’re in the mood for gift giving or want to bring home a bit of sunshine, you’ll always find something special in the local shops of Fort Myers.

Souvenirs From the Sea

Sure, you can gather your own seashells from the shores, or you can find beautiful collections in shops all around the Fort Myers area. One of our favorite spots is the Shell Factory & Nature Park, the impressively large seashell shop where you can browse for beautifully crafted seashell jewelry, tree ornaments, wind chimes, and pristine whole shells.

Impressions From Local Artists

Artists from all over the world have found their home here, inspired by the natural surroundings and creative energy that thrives. You have your pick of galleries to choose from, and you’re sure to be inspired by DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts. Shopping here means you’re directly supporting over 25 painters, sculptors, metal workers, and more. Learn more about DAAS co-founder David Acevedo in our exclusive interview.

Sweets for Everyone

You can earn a lot of brownie points with the gift of sweets. Discover award-winning, handcrafted chocolate at Norman Love Confections. Plus, you won’t want to go home without a box of fudge from Gulf Coast Fudge Co that’s been handmade the old-fashioned way — slow-cooked in a copper kettle and poured over a marble slab.


One-of-a-Kind Finds

There are cool indie shops all over Fort Myers’ islands, beaches and neighborhoods, where you can just pop in and see what intrigues you. On First Street, find an eclectic collection of tropical-inspired art and jewelry at Island Visions and quirky steampunk-themed gifts at its sister shop, Timeless. On Sanibel Island, shops are reopening along Periwinkle Way, including Tuttle’s Sea Horse Shell Shop that has been part of the community since 1973.

Shopping With Style

If mall walking is more your thing, we have plenty of that — and most of these paths are out in the open air! Bell Tower in Fort Myers has retail shops, dining, and special events such as live music, craft fairs and more. Coconut Point Mall in Estero features more than 100 shops and restaurants surrounding several lakes and connected by a boardwalk. Also in Estero is Miromar Outlets with more than 140 places to find great deals on high-end brands. The Promenade at Bonita Bay is a destination spot in Bonita Springs for unique boutiques and premium brands.

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Hunt for one-of-a-kind gifts while supporting these local businesses all in one shopping spree.

Get yourself a little something. Or a lot of something.

Explore Fort Myers, the seashell capital, to find and cherish unique souvenirs.