So many of us are heartbroken not only for the beautiful Sanibel and Captiva Islands that were devastated by Hurricane Ian, but the island shops and businesses that were affected as well. It will be many months or years for many of these shops to be able to reopen their brick-and-mortar shop to tourists.
We've been wondering how we can support these small family businesses to help them on their road to recovery. So I decided to compile this list of Sanibel Island shops and businesses who have online web sites that are currently open for shopping.
I am also including reputable places that are donating to hurricane relief efforts as well.
This directory is a work-in-progress, as I'll be adding shops as I find them. If you know of a Sanibel or Captiva Island shop that is open online, please let me know! We are stronger together! ❤️🩹
#SanibelStrong #CaptivaStrong #SanCapStrong
Artists & Art Galleries
Tower Gallery Art
Tower Gallery is an artists’ cooperative consisting of 23 artists in two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, ceramic, wood, glass and metal.
751 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, Florida
Sanibel Island Lighthouse 8x10" Art Print Set from Tower Gallery
In response to the heartache of so many people who have seen Sanibel changed because of Hurricane Ian, the Tower Gallery has created a gift set of Sanibel Lighthouse images. Six of the Tower artists have focused on the Sanibel Lighthouse and have created images that honor the history and role of this iconic structure. Each of 6 lighthouse images is printed on 64lb. soft white paper. The 8x10" prints will be packaged as sets, wrapped in special envelopes and bound with raffia with a shell from Sanibel beaches attached.
Rachel Pierce Art
Rachel Pierce, a talented artist who lives on Sanibel Island, lost her home, her gallery and her studio in Hurricane Ian.
After the hurricane, she created a stunning painting of the beloved Sanibel Lighthouse that withstood the storm. The mayor of Sanibel purchased the original, but you can get gorgeous prints!
Rachel also has beautiful jewelry created from her lighthouse artwork that you can see in the "Jewelry" section below.
Stay updated on Rachel's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/byrachelpierce
1571 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
Update since this original listing: Rachel has been continuing to create more "After Ian Inspired Art". To see them all, click HERE.
Juno the Seashell Children's Book Series
Marianne Pasqual and Maureen Tacito are two Sanibel sisters who are the authors of the adorable Juno’s Island Adventure book from the Juno the Seashell book series. They are generously donating 100% of the proceeds of their book and sticker sales to FISH of Sanibel-Captiva.
MacIntosh Books + Paper of Sanibel
Floral Artistry Studios
Floral Artistry Studios was the only florist shop on Sanibel, with a fully booked wedding season which basically disappeared overnight. Many of the employees' homes were severely damaged as well. You can read more and stay updated on their website HERE.
They are working on opening a temporary storefront in south Ft. Myers and in their words, "We are happy to report that while you cannot yet visit us, we can visit you!"
They have a great gift selection, floral arrangements and do custom gift baskets, which can include almost anything you can think of as well as anything from their great gift selection.
They are ready and able to take orders to be delivered to Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs and Naples.
Floral Artistry Studios
2400 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FL 3395
Shop Products Rescued from Bailey's After Hurricane Ian (more items coming soon!)
"After storm surge and wind damage, the Bailey's General Store you know and love is not the same. We salvaged a few items to share with you while we we rebuild our beloved general store. Your purchase helps us create a more resilient and sustainable future for our business and islands. Bailey's is family owned and operated since 1899, and we look forward to welcoming you to our store in the future." ~ Bailey's
Whims On Periwinkle
Whims storefront is currently closed as we recover from hurricane Ian, but you can shop online here for a limited set of items that were in storage and undamaged during the hurricane. More items coming soon, so check back often as we add more online!
Thank you to all of our loyal friends and customers! We are so grateful for your support.
~ Beth Redpath
The Bubble Room Restaurant (Captiva)
The famous Bubble Room Restaurant on Captiva Island has reopened their online shop where you can purchase their iconic Bubble Books, Bubble Lights and Bubble Room Playing Cards!
15001 Captiva Drive, Captiva FL 33924
Lighthouse Café of Sanibel
To learn more about the Lighthouse Cafe renovations, check out my post How is the Lighthouse Cafe after Hurricane Ian?
362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL
Sand Castle Gifts & Gourmet
Sand Castle Gifts is offering all kinds of beautiful Sanibel gifts, home decor, gourmet food, kitchen items, candles, Christmas ornaments and more! Way to much to list here, so go check them out!
630 Tarpon Bay Rd , Sanibel, FL, United States, Florida
Ding Darling Shop
Sanibel souvenirs, gifts, books and more!
You can also donate directly to support the Ding Darling Refuge in their hurricane recovery efforts.
AIP (Adventures in Paradise) Outfitters (The Sanibel Store)
The Sanibel Store through AIP Outfitters sells Sanibel souvenirs, clothing and gifts
From On Island's Facebook page: "I have struggled to find the words to capture the time since Hurricane Ian. The loss, the homesickness, the heartache for how injured our beloved islands are. But also, the strength and support of our community - those who are here and those who live elsewhere. The overwhelming kindness of friends, family and strangers. The drive to rebuild. And then how do you express that on a tee shirt?! It actually became very simple: LOVE. It is the love we all feel for these islands that fuels their recovery and the optimism in our hearts that we will be back. Therefore, the LOVE shirt. This is a longtime favorite tee but has new, deeper meaning now, and it is available on-line at www.onislandshop.com
The shop on Sanibel is closed and empty while the building is being repaired. All the old inventory has been given away, so we will start back slowly with a few on-line sales. I hope you'll be patient with us as we rebuild.
Of course, this is also a chariTEE shirt, so a portion of the proceeds will go to SCCF to help protect the wildlife and replant the lost vegetation."
630 Tarpon Bay Road - Suite 9 Sanibel, FL 33957
Priscilla's of Sanibel
The White Pelican
The White Pelican is the online shop for all things Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts. As they say on their website, "Our heartfelt thanks go out to each of you who’ve expressed your love, support and fond memories of times enjoyed at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa, West Wind Island Resort, Beachview Cottages, Castaways Cottages and Sanibel Captiva Island Vacations.
Now, although we can’t welcome you to the beach just yet, we’re bringing our beaches to you! Our White Pelican online shop will soon be an island lover’s delight, stocked full of goodies and gifts and ways you can bring a bit of Sanibel and Captiva to your home."
The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry
The Cedar Chest Sanibel has offered stunning fine jewelry inspired by the beauty of our Sanibel Island paradise since 1975. So incredibly beautiful!
You can contact them through their Facebook page HERE or through email at email@example.com
520 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL
Rachel Pierce Jewelry
Artist Rachel Pierce, who lives on Sanibel Island, lost her home, her gallery and her studio in Hurricane Ian.
This beautiful collection of Sanibel lighthouse necklaces and earrings made from her art can be purchased through Rachel's site: www.byrachelpierce.com.
The proceeds from the sale of this jewelry will go towards helping Rachel and her family rebuild. To see Rachel's art prints, check out her listing above in the "Art Galleries" section.
Shiny Objects Sanibel
Shiny Objects sells beautiful beach and coastal jewelry.
From their Facebook Page:
"The Sanibel Island Pendant is back! They are available with a blue back or a white back, and are available on our website. Thank you for your patience!
We are touched and humbled by all who have supported us over the past 2-1/2 weeks. Your messages and calls mean so much to us. We have shared laughter and tears as we exchange memories and receive your words of encouragement. To say we are grateful would be an understatement. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
We are excited to announce that we have a limited number of our Sanibel Island Pendants available. They have been added to our website. "It takes a village" is so true. We are thankful for all who helped us make this happen. And we are thankful for you!
In gratitude, Rachel and Marcos"
ShinyObjectsSanibel@gmail.com1999 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island Florida 33957
Angelika Geerlof, Sanibel Moodscapes Photography
Angelika Geerlof is a Sanibel artist & photographer who takes breathtaking photos of the beautiful wildlife on Sanibel. You can order any of her photography on large stretched canvas for stunning wall art for your home.
You can also purchase her photography on mouse pads, calendars, tote bags, Christmas ornaments and more!
You can stay updated on all of her works on her Sanibel Moodscapes Facebook page HERE or her website HERE.
Edward Saternus Photography
Edward Saternus is well-known for his stunning photography of Sanibel and Captiva. He now has a growing collection of post-Ian photography of the islands as well.
You can purchase his photography as prints/canvas wall art that would make a statement piece for any room, as well as on gift items such as tote bags, cell phone cases, mugs, puzzles and more.
T-Shirts and Apparel
Coco y Cabana
2340 Periwinkle Way , Sanibel, FL
The Green Flash
15183 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL, United States, Florida
630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL
The Mad Hatter Restaurant
From the Mad Hatter: "The Mad Hatter Restaurant has been a staple of beautiful Sanibel Island for over five decades. We’ve been with you for anniversaries, wedding proposals, birthdays, and first-dates. Our cozy little beachside restaurant has always felt an immense pride in helping celebrate your moments of joy.
Hurricane Ian swept our restaurant away and with all of the destruction and devastation that Sanibel Island endured, it will take some time to get back on our feet. As we look to open up again - and we will - your purchase will go directly to helping the new Mad Hatter Restaurant get back to serving you and our beloved beach community.
1981 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
The Sanibel Café
thesanibelcafe - Instagram
Shalimar Cottages & Motel
From Shalimar: "In the wake of Hurricane Ian on September 28, 2022, Shalimar Cottages & Motel was one of the few properties on Sanibel Island to not only be damaged but wholly washed away. As wind and water turned every building at Shalimar into rubble, it also swept under the small paradise thousands of visitors enjoy every year. It is impossible to articulate how stunned and devastated we are by this sudden disaster. However, Sanibel is our home, and we have stood here since 1959. Countless memories have been shared here, relationships made, and friendships nourished. We want to remain the place where this happens. WE WILL REBUILD.
We plan to re-create the old Florida-style cottages you know and love (just stronger and better!). These types of structures make Sanibel the charming, peaceful paradise that we hope it will remain. We are heartened by the strength and resoluteness of the rest of our community to revive and maintain the island's traditional identity.
We are a small, family-owned business. It will be a tremendous endeavor for us to recreate our home. The proceeds from your purchases will be used for everything ranging from engineering & architectural services, construction, interior design, landscaping & pool, hotel & office supplies, and much more. We know it will be an adventure and take some time, but we can't wait to welcome our guests back. Please help us remain #shalimarstrong and #sanibelstrong.
Thank you to all our Shalimar friends & neighbors,
Owners Nancy, Chet, Sean, & Manager Romas"
Support Sanibel Hurricane Relief Efforts
Here are places where you can support hurricane relief efforts in SW Florida through your t-shirt or gift purchase:
Sanibel Beautiful Strong Loved T-Shirt
Sanibel Strong Store Gifts
Sanibel Strong is a Florida non-profit public charity. 100% of net proceeds help Sanibel Island residents, businesses, and wildlife recover from Hurricane Ian.
Sanibel Strong T-shirts, hats, and tumblers
Are you a business on Sanibel or Captiva offering online shopping?
Just let us know HERE so we can add you to this directory! (Or if you know of a business offering online shopping, please let us know as well!)
We would also love to stay updated on your recovery/reopening progress so that we can keep Sanibel lovers in the know. We are all looking forward to the day when we can visit you in person again! ♥️
Follow me on Facebook HERE to stay updated on all things Sanibel and SW Florida!
Please help us spread the word about these Sanibel shops by telling your friends and sharing on your social media. Thank you! 💜