We asked on Facebook: What’s the best coastal kind of gift you’ve ever gotten?
Friends with boats who asked me to go sailing with them. Always an amazing gift.
– Marc A. Weiss
I made a pallet for myself at Beach Gypsy. It was fun. The class was paid for.
– Kelly Flint
I had a friend gift me a miniature shrimp boat with Christmas lights that fit in with the Dickens Village I used to put up with my train — way too cute for words.
– Stephen F. Duncan
A shell reef from Murdochs that my son gave me.
– Brenda Bumpas Johnston
It wasn’t a “thing,” but a walk along the beach with my family at sunset when we first arrived on the island.
– Pat Jakobi
– Chris Barnett
Bike! You must have a beach bike, or just a girly bike to cruise around.
– Karolina Kilbergerova
I got a hand-painted giant sand dollar. It was created by the lovely Andrea Guindon. Still have it.
– Michelle Robinson
A beautiful seashell windchime from my dear friend Martha.
– Kelly Travers
Galveston bracelet from Fullen Jewelry.
– Clover Hocking Nuetzmann
New Tommy Bahama floral design shirts. I will always take more.
– Alfio A. Tropea
My mother painted a painting of a beautiful Hawaiian beach for me. It is still my favorite of all her paintings.
– Brenda Kenworthy