Home to the #1 beach in the USA, Sarasota, Florida, is a beautiful city located on the west coast of Florida. Surrounded by island communities, Sarasota offers something for everyone: pristine beaches, world-class shopping, international cuisine, renowned museums and galleries, Florida's signature water sports and outdoor activities, the serenity of aquariums and botanical gardens, and the excitement of friendly street festivals. From sophisticated to leisurely, Sarasota's array of amenities makes it an unparalleled vacation destination. Forbes has named Sarasota one of the best places for business and careers, and Money magazine recognized it as the nation's best small city, one of the best places to retire, and one of the cities with the best health care systems.
Name: Monica Eshkoli, Sarasota Store Manager
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Three words that describe Monica:
Funny, Dedicated, Spunky
Favorite Giving Tree Artist: Houston Llew Spiritiles
Favorite Movie: Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell, because Mame's motto is" Life is a smorgasbord and most poor suckers are starving". In other words, live life to the fullest!
Hobbies: Traveling and exploring Monica is our Sarasota Store Manager who is dedicated to providing valuable customer service with some fun. Laughing with co-workers and customers is her favorite pastime as she believes is good for her abs!
Name: Jason Nobles, Brand Ambassador & Sales Associate
Hometown: Bradenton, FL
Three words that describe Jason:
Creative, Ambitious, Outgoing
Favorite Giving Tree Artist: Uno de 50
Favorite Movie: Star Wars Saga
Hobbies: Art and Baton
Name: Marie Barrow, Sarasota Store Sales Associate
Hometown: Bradenton, FL
Three words that describe Marie:
Adventurous, Creative, Nature Lover
Favorite Giving Tree Artist: Adel Chefridi
Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride
Hobbies: Fossil Hunting
Marie is our Sarasota Sale Associate who graciously assists customer by providing expert knowledge on our designers and American artisans.
From Our Customers
Your Sarasota store was phenomenal, and the person I dealt with was accommodating and pleasant.
I love your store when I visit Sarasota! It is great to be able to shop online when I am not in the area!! I get more compliments on the jewelry I have purchased at the Giving Tree.
Always visit your store when in Sarasota. Always buy something.
I just really love the store, the staff, and visit whenever I'm in Sarasota at St Armand's Circle. I've bought on-line as well. Shipping is always fast and prompt to Canada. I always feel like I'm receiving a little bit of sunshine from down there with my gift when it arrives!
Best kept secret in the Tampa bay area!!!!
This store has quality products by exceptional artists.
Out of town and in town friends look forward to returning to the store.
When I am in Longboat Key to visit I always make a point to shop in your store. Lots of beautiful things and friendly customer service.
Best Things To Do in Sarasota
St. Armands Circle
The location of The Giving Tree
Gallery, St. Armands Circle, a high-end retail shopping district.
Visit their website to view local St. Armand's Circle cultural events.
Longboat Key, St. Armand's Key, Lido Key
Longboat Key, Lido Key, and St. Armands Key are ideal beach and bayfront settings
for the ultimate Florida vacation. Stretching between the gorgeous Gulf of
Mexico and serene Sarasota Bay, these keys attract many visitors who come to
enjoy the average year-round temperature of 73 degrees.
Sunny beaches with crystal-white, powdery sand that stretch for miles. Shops
from the chic and elegant to the hip and funky, with all sorts of fashion,
beach accessories and souvenirs. Restaurants where you can go to grab a quick
breakfast or lunch in your flip-flops and sandy toes, or to relax in style
over an extraordinary dinner.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Selby Gardens a tropical oasis nestled on the bayfront of Sarasota, Florida. www.selby.org
Mote is one of the few organizations in the world that combines marine research
with public outreach through a full-fledged aquarium.
Historic Spanish Point
A 30-acre archaeological, historical, and environmental museum in Sarasota Florida.
Overlooking beautiful Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, Florida USA, Historic
Spanish Point was the first site in Sarasota County to be listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. The museum is accredited by the American Association
Myakka River State Park
Myakka River State Park is one of Florida's oldest and largest state parks. The Florida
Wild and Scenic Myakka River flows through 45 square miles
Sarasota Film Society
Florida theatre offering membership for movie viewing and a schedule of attractions. www.filmsociety.org
John and Mable Ringling Museum
Recognized as the official State Art Museum of Florida, the Museum of Art offers
21 galleries of European paintings as well as Cypriot antiquities, Asian Art,
American paintings, and contemporary art.