5 PLACES FOR BLOCK ISLAND SOUVENIRS
We all know that one of the most important parts of a vacation is the souvenirs you bring back with you. Some of them are great, like that sweatshirt you’ve been wearing for 10 years. Others, well, not so much. Stamped pennies anyone?
Despite Block Island’s size it has some of the best gift shops around! There’s something interesting and unique in the windows of every storefront on the island. It might be difficult just to figure out which things you’re going to pick up!
We’ll help you out, here are 5 places that you can start your search.
STAR DEPARTMENT STORE
This historic location is Block Island’s largest department store and is located right across from the ferry landing. If you’re not sure what type of souvenir you’re looking to bring back, Star Department has a little bit of everything at affordable prices! And if you forgot any of your beach-going gear, they also have sunscreen, sunglasses, towels and more. Of course, don’t forget to pick up some of their saltwater taffy!
BLOCK ISLAND TRADING COMPANY
If you’re looking for some cute and playful products, check out Block Island Trading Company. They have a variety of beautiful products for people of all ages. From onesies, to cutting boards, to art prints, there’s something for everyone here. Don’t forget to grab a Block Island postcard and let your friends know how much fun you’re having on the island! blockislandtradingcompany.com
How about a boutique for something a bit different? Blvck Market on Water St. carries their own private clothing line designed on the island since 1996. Along with specialty tee shirts, they have a wide selection of Block Island Brand dresses and skirts. It’s also the only place on the island you can pick up the Block Island Ring! blvckmarket.com
For a collection of unique Block Island themed apparel and home goods, check out Solstice on the first floor of the National Hotel. They feature many products from some of New England’s most talented artisans including, glass-blown glassware, handmade jewelry, and art. Don’t forget to check out their holiday section for an excellent selection of Christmas ornaments! bitees.com/solstice/
BLOCK ISLAND FERRY ONLINE STORE
Know who else has some great Block Island swag? We do!!! Along with tees themed with current and past ferries, we also sell other Block Island branded items such as drinkware, beach towels and ornaments. You can also purchase books from our own “Ferry Dock Scribbler”, J.V. Houlihan! Click the “Shop Gear” link in the top menu to check out the collection.
Of course, this is just a taste of the shopping that’s available on Block Island. There’s plenty more to explore and, who, knows, you might just come back with your new favorite thing!