5 Fun Places to Shop for Souvenirs in Anna Maria Island

You’ve finished booking your Anna Maria Island pet-friendly rental, and now you’re ready to learn about the souvenir shops the island has to offer. Since this is a major tourist destination, you can reasonably expect to find a plethora of gift shops. It is nearly impossible to visit them all while you are on vacation, so plan ahead for which ones you want to visit.

That being said, here are five of the most exciting and unique places that you can hit up for souvenirs on AMI.

Island Bazaar

In need of some seriously cool beach apparel? Island Bazaar has everything you could possibly want and more. Located at Holmes Beach, Island Bazaar offers everything from souvenir T-shirts to beach shells. As far as pricing on items goes, the items are competitively priced so that you will get a good deal on the things you want to take home with you.

One of the things people love the most about Island Bazaar is the staff. They are known for being attentive and friendly, and they keep the store looking fabulous and clean. The staff ensures that there is a constant stock of items, too.

Couldn’t get something you wanted in-person? No worries! You can even shop their store online from the comfort of your own home.

Bridge Street Bazaar

In your search for Anna Maria Island vacation rentals, you might have come across Bridge Street. This is one of the most vibrant and thrilling – as well as historical – places on AMI. And you’d better believe it has some amazing souvenir shops.

Bridge Street Bazaar is one of the most popular shops on the street, and it’s no wonder why. Owned by the same folks who run Island Bazaar, Bridge Street Bazaar has a lot of the same stuff. Expect to find these items at the same price as you would at Island Bazaar.

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Green Turtle Shell & Gift Shop

Located near the beach house on Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach, Green Turtle Shell & Gift Shop is packed with all types of souvenirs, as well as items that you forgot to bring for use on the beach. There are plenty of trinkets for kids and adults alike, and they are reasonably priced. You can also buy plenty of unique postcards to send back to your family and friends. And, of course, there is an ever-constant stock of awesome T-shirts to choose from.

The shop has been around for years, and its staff is known for being extremely friendly and helpful. If you need assistance, they’ll be right there to help. If not, they’ll give you your space to shop.

Bonus: If you show the staff your receipt from Wicked Cantina, you can get a free shell necklace.

Plan Your Visit

After a day of souvenir shopping, you’ll need a place to lay your head. When looking for your dream Anna Maria Island rental, we have just the place for you. Plan your visit with us today!

Anna Maria Rocks

Let’s face it, collecting rocks is actually a really cool hobby. So, if this is your hobby, you cannot leave AMI before checking out a neat little shop called Anna Maria Rocks. You can find a massive array of stones. There are gorgeous stone pendant jewelry pieces to choose from as well. You can even request that one of your stones, fossils, or even a warthog tusk made into a pendant.

As far as the rocks and fossils themselves go, their prices are very reasonable, and you can even buy them online with domestic shipping being reasonably priced. Anna Maria Rocks have gorgeous amethysts, fossilized sea urchins (some of which are 23 to 32 million years old), smoky quartz, South African crystals, and stunning optical needle quartz. Whatever you’re looking to add to your collection, you can likely find it at Anna Maria Rocks.\

Sand Dollar Gift Shop

Sand Dollar gift shop is located on Marina Drive along Holmes Beach, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. While it does have ‘Sand Dollar’ in the name, this shop offers more than just sand dollars. In fact, you can get all sorts of décor, curated clothing, and candles. The candles are quite popular since you cannot find them at any other stores.

While you are out getting coffee or browsing the island’s historical sites, be sure to stop into these five souvenir shops and pick up some goodies to take home with you.