The Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Fort Lauderdale

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Karina Castrillo

Fort Lauderdale has an array of souvenir shops dotted around the city, but combing through them can be a hassle when you’re short on time. Read our guide to help you shop for the very best gifts in the South Florida city.

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Forget Something Gift Shop

Just like its name, if you forget to buy a gift for a relative or need a pair of earplugs for the airplane ride, this convenient gift shop is the place for a quick pit stop. Located in the Rodeway Inn between Fort Lauderdale Airport and Port Everglades Cruise Port, this shop carries magnets, wall hangings, statuettes, T-shirts, sandals and Made in Florida gifts. It also sells over-the-counter medication like Aspirin, toiletries like toothpaste and razors, and sundries like batteries and locks for your luggage.

Six The Vacation Supply Company

If you’re hitting the beach and need shorts or a bikini, drop by here. The shop sells swimwear, sunscreen, beach towels and other beach items so you can enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s beaches in style at a great price. It’s also a mecca for t-shirts, with supplies in all sizes. An extra perk? Staff are friendly. The store also has a location in Miami Beach.

Alex’s Flamingo Groves & Gift Shop

Open since 1963, this South Florida shop is the perfect place to shop for gifts and yummy goodies. Peruse their collection of marmalades, jellies, honey, Tortuga Rum Cakes or their Fruit Porch for a taste of their juicy oranges and grapefruits. Their gift shop is also well stocked with a large variety of Florida souvenirs and gifts for under $35. Looking for a gift for your boss? Shop one of their gift baskets that include fruits and Rooibos tea.

Beach King

If you’re searching for Fort-Lauderdale-by-the-sea souvenirs, this store has authentic beach gifts. From real shells to metal and wood art to jams and candies, there are all kinds of interesting trinkets here. You can even buy “Florida Gator Poop”: a chocolate candy mix for those who want to gift something out of the ordinary. They’re also home to the most unique collection of large shells and shark teeth in South Florida!

HS Seashells

‘Bringing the beach to your home’ is this store’s motto. Their specialty is sea shells, home décor and jewelry all in a beach motif. It’s not your regular souvenir shop, as you can call ahead to place special orders or shop online. Their sailing ships make a neat gift.

Wipeout Souvenirs

This tiny souvenir shop is in a prime location and easily accessible for those walking along the Fort Lauderdale Boulevard strip, by the beach. The small shop carries swimsuits, beach gear, T-shirts and postcards.

Jezebel Vintage Clothing

A local favorite, here you can find quirky gifts for all your funky friends. From vintage clothing to greeting cards and rare accessories, this shop is worth a visit for those looking for eclectic gifts that aren’t emblazoned with ‘Fort Lauderdale’ or ‘Florida’ slogans.

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