Wrap It Up
Give Mom the gift of salon-perfect hair at home with the Dyson Air Wrap. Using air instead of damaging high heat, this high-tech, all-in-one tool allows you to create bouncy curls, beachy waves and sleek, straight looks with ease. Best of all, it dries hair while you style, too. It's the only hair tool she'll ever need. $549 with travel pouch (a $50 value), dyson.com
Sarasota’s BSWANKY sources python skin for its bags from snake hunters in the Florida Everglades who are trying to eradicate the invasive species. The result: a luxe handbag-cum-backpack accented with ostrich leather and nickel hardware that you can feel good about carrying. Five percent of proceeds are donated to the Southwest Florida National Parks Trust. $1,800, bswanky.com
Step to It
Englewood native Jasmine Clayton's BFF clogs were inspired by her best friend's "amazing vintage clogs—25-plus years later, I can still hear her clomping around Sarasota's Southgate Mall in them," she says. She searched for a pair on eBay for years, but could never find one—so she made the shoes herself. Clayton, who now owns and operates Kurier, in Portland, Maine, handcrafts each pair of clogs from premium American and Italian leathers, adding a braided detail across the top for a unique touch. A tread on the wood sole ensures there's no slipping or sliding. $142, shopkurier.com
Support Local Biz
The pandemic dramatically affected—and continues to affect—local restaurants and shops; those that were able to remain open were abruptly forced to pivot their operations. A gift card is an easy way to show support and invest in these businesses, which are essential threads in the fabric of our community. Take a look at our Best of Sarasota editors' and readers' picks for some inspiration. Happy shopping!