Sandy Feet Gifts opened its first store on March 1 at Promenade at Bonita Bay located at 26795 South Bay Drive, Suite 166. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. The coastal and home décor store carries unique beach-inspired products intended to recall past and present emotions of Florida’s gulf coast region.
Many of the items are handmade by local area artists or made by artists elsewhere in the U.S. Gifts include spa and personal care items such as sea salt candles and soaps, as well as aloe products for lip and skincare. Coastal gifts range from bowls of colorful shells, to puzzles, to books reflecting Florida themes, while the home décor section includes nautical lanterns and lamps, whimsical birdhouses made from recycled oil drums, and turtles made from stone and metal.
Wall décor could be anything from a mermaid painting, to colorful fish, to a shorebird clock, while home accents include an octopus wine holder and glass bowl. Lastly, the jewelry and accessories section carries necklaces with stones made from local beach sand, earrings fashioned from fishing lures, beach bags and hats and pareos.
In addition to a mission to provide interesting gifts, products and services, the owner is currently deciding how best she can support charity and volunteer organizations in the local area.