5 PLACES FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS
So, it’s December 10 and you’ve just realized that you forgott to pick up gifts for your Uncle Lou, your niece, and the guy you carpool with every morning. What are you to do?! We can help with that! While it might be a tough time to get over to Block Island to do your shopping, that doesn’t mean you can’t support Block Island businesses. Here are five online shops for presents that you can check off your gift list:
Featuring a curated collection from local & national artisans, MarMar Boutique has a focus on unique pieces of jewelry. From art deco inspired bangles to delicately crafted metalwork to pieces inspired by the local ocean life, they have a bit of something for everyone. But they do more than just jewelry! You can also find a variety of accessories for sale including wallets, purses, and belts, as well as bath and beauty products. Did we forget to mention that MarMar is the exclusive shop to get your BlockStar products? marmarboutique.com
DIAMONDBLUE SURF SHOP
DiamondBlue may have the words “Surf Shop” in their name, but they offer a lot more than wet suits and longboards! Along with a wide variety of surf-themed apparel and accessories, they also have fleeces and jackets for these cold winter months. That’s not to say surfing is completely off the table, though. They also offer summer 2023 surfing packages for kids and adults alike! diamondbluebi.com
ADRIFT ECO BOUTIQUE
With a focus on sustainable fashion, Adrift Eco Boutique offers products made with recycled, up-cycled, repurposed and sustainably grown materials. They also work with fair trade certified partners! Adrift has a variety of casual yet sophisticated fashion picks for women, men and children. A gift from Adrift will make the recipient look good and feel good about what they’re wearing! adriftbi.com
BLOCK ISLAND TRADING COMPANY
Maybe you know you’d like to get a Block Island themed gift, but you don’t know exactly what to get. Block Island Trading Company has got your back! They have hundreds of products to choose from including Block Island & nautical themed home goods, drinkware, clothing, and more! They also have an extensive selection of Block Island Christmas ornaments and Byers’ Choice holiday figures. blockislandtradingcompany.com
BLOCK ISLAND FERRY STORE
We happen to have some pretty great products, too! From Block Island Ferry apparel, towles and drinkware, there’s something to choose from for your traveling buddies. Not sure what to buy? A gift card always makes a great choice for future rides to the island!
Giving a gift on the holidays is always a wonderful experience. However, that’s doesn’t mean it always needs to be something that they can hold in their hands. The only thing better than supporting Block Island businesses online is when you do it in person. Consider gifting a trip to the island so they can come visit us in the summer of 2023!