Venice photographer Clyde Butcher spent three weeks in 2004 chronicling the topographical majesty of the Cuban countryside, from lush mountains and cliffs to rainforests and rainfalls. A perfect and historically relevant gift at $30. Venice Gallery and Studio of Clyde Butcher, 237 Warfield Ave., Venice, (941) 486-0811.
This playful Alessi Tigrito cat bowl is certain to bring a smile to everyone in the room. The 9.5-oz stainless steel bowls are dishwasher-safe, and the tail makes them easy to pick up. It’s available in your choice of three colors for $68. The Tabletop, 205 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 485-0319.
Know someone who has everything? Consider giving tickets to the Venice Symphony. Not only will the experience be enriching and memorable, it’s also a quite reasonable gift, with ticket prices ranging from $20-$35 all season long. Venice Symphony, 230 S. Tamiami Trail #3A, Venice, (941) 207-8822.
Embrace the Boho-chic trend with these gorgeous sterling silver and glass-beaded earrings handmade by artist Sandra Light. Move your head and they’ll dance with our coastal breezes. And at $39, they’re a steal. Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice, (941) 485-7136.
This flexible herringbone bracelet is crafted for comfort with room to build on with charms and mesmerizing hand-blown Murano glass beads. Create your story or choose a theme, like this Island Memories bracelet, for $165. Beach Babe Boutique, 223A W. Miami Ave., Venice, (941) 786-1896.
The Aloha shirt has an old-school charm that reflects the wearer, usually a cool customer up for a good time and an umbrella drink. If you know one of these guys, the Boat Day Aloha shirt, $88, by Tori Richard is a must-have for his collection. Captain’s Landing, 243 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (866) 463-1643.
This one-of-a-kind pelican and catch is a mixed-media sculpture by artist and Venice Island resident Michele Ladig. A memorable trinket box for $85, it will serve as a useful depository for all those precious little things. Collectors Gallery & Framery, 114-118 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice, (941) 488-3029.