Just because you live in sunny and warm Naples (while friends and relatives are freezing in the North) doesn’t mean that you get out of holiday shopping. The good news is that there are a lot of places that make holiday shopping a little more fun around here. Here’s a look at where to go Christmas shopping in Naples, Florida. And here’s an additional bit of good news: You won’t have to scrape the windows on your car when you come out of the store!
Like any well-established community, Naples has its share of shopping malls. But if you’re looking for something a little more unique—something that says “Naples” to give as a gift, you might want to check out some of the following places. We’ve organized them by gift type to help you find what you’re looking for.
Gifts for Grandkids
If you have younger grandchildren (up to age 16), they’ll enjoy the fun clothing and accessories at Lu Lu Belle Children’s Boutique. Another shop to consider is GiGi’s Children’s Boutique in Mercato. There are also great children's games, books, toys, stuffed animals, clothing and more is at the gift shops at the Naples Zoo and The Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
If you’re looking for a piece of art that represents southwestern Florida you may want to check out Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery in Ochopee inside the Big Cypress National Preserve. You’ll find an extensive collection of large format black-and-white Everglades photography. The Shaw Gallery on Fifth Avenue South offers a wide range of art pieces as well. Or you can head out to the Marco Island Center for the Arts for more choices.
If you have someone on your list that loves items with a bit of history to them, you may want to try some of Naples’ antique shops. Chernysh Antiques & Fine Arts Treasure Island Antique Mall is located in the Naples Design District on Central Avenue and offers authentic Fresco silver and jewelry, Calder and Miro lithographs, and more. Or head over to the Paradise Antiques of Naples or the Englishman Fine Art & Antiques on Third Street South.
We don’t want to forget our furry friends during the holiday season! Check out For Footed Friends for the highest-quality USA-made food, treats, toys and bedding for dogs and cats. You can even have your gift delivered. The Snack Bars at Wholesome Hound in Naples or the Critter Cafe Pet Resort on Marco Island also offer tasty treats for your fur babies!
If you’re looking for a place that has a wide variety of shops in one place, it’s worth heading over to the Promenade at Bonita Bay. It’s not your typical outlet scene. This open-air shopping center is a shopping, dining, and entertainment destination that is home to some of the finest retail stores, unique boutiques, high-end salons, and delectable restaurants in the area.
In Naples, it's easy to trade holiday shopping drudgery for a unique and enjoyable experience!