Things to buy and do
BY SUSAN BURGESS
Looking for that perfect gift or gift certificates for the holidays? You won’t have to travel far. Check out these offered by Treasure Coast theaters and businesses.
For 69 years Bruno Chocolate Creations has offered mouth-watering chocolates and truffles made right before its customers’ eyes. It uses time-tested, guarded Swiss recipes. Check out the store — it has an enormous stock from which to choose. You can almost certainly find gifts for many on your list [or for yourself]. You might love its little chocolate Hugs, especially needed during the pandemic.
The company has a beautiful gift line that can accommodate everyone’s holiday needs and it is also happy to put together gift baskets for special events. It offers surprises for all ages too. Look for the yellow building set back from U.S. 1. Prices: vary.
BRUNO CHOCOLATE CREATIONS
2650 North U.S. 1, Fort Pierce
Fort Pierce is the Sunrise City with beams of sunlight inviting residents and visitors to come shop along its beautiful waterfront. With many events like the weekly farmer’s market and the jazz concerts occurring in Marina Square, residents, visitors and boaters flock to the waterfront for the beautiful and relaxing view and fresh breezes. There, you’ll find the Nautical Store gift shop at the acclaimed Fort Pierce Marina.
Feeding the glistening fish swimming just under the surface of the Indian River Lagoon is a favorite pastime of children and adults. Stroll into the Marina Nautical Store for its specialty fish food at only $1 a bag. It offers great nautical gifts and souvenirs for yourself or to give to a friend. You can find the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones and friends in either of its two shops: the Nautical store between Marina Square and Crabby’s Restaurant or at the new fuel dock facility at the end of the finger pier. Prices: vary.
FORT PIERCE MARINA NAUTICAL STORE
1 Avenue A [1 Marina Way], Fort Pierce
The historic Lyric Theatre in downtown Stuart has just the right ticket for everyone on your list. Give a gift certificate and share the magic of live performing arts. After all, who doesn’t deserve a night out?
From divas and tenors, blues and jazz, dance and comedy, bluegrass and rock, The Lyric is bringing in a little noise, a little funk and a little something for everyone in the family. Don’t miss legendary performers Rosanne Cash, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Pat Metheny, Jim Messina, Paula Poundstone, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Aaron Neville, Jimmie Vaughan and Orleans. Then check out shows by Selwyn Birchwood, Popa Chubby and Matt Nakoa.
The beautiful Lyric opened in 1926 as a silent movie and vaudeville house. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this grand old theater remains a central gathering place for young and old alike. Prices: vary.
THE LYRIC THEATRE
59 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart
286.7827 • www.LyricTheatre.com
An elegant gift from Elegance By The Sea is waiting.
Shop for hostess gifts, linens, children’s items and home decor for the holidays and beyond.
The Nutcracker Ballet Musical Lighted Water Theater has a six-hour timer that repeats every 18 hours. It also plays “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies” with continuous swirling glitter. Made by Raz Imports, it is 8.5 inches long by 4 inches wide by 9.25 inches high, and comes with a USB cord. Price: $106.
The store is known for its holiday gift wrapping too.
The home décor showroom and gift boutique will inspire you. The shop features classic seaside furniture, lamps, rugs, garden stools, window coverings, floral arrangements, decorative accessories and more. They have the perfect gift for any occasion or season. Call about special orders! Prices: vary.
ELEGANCE BY THE SEA
6230 N. Highway A1A, Village Shops
Riverside Theatre showcases the best in stand-up comedy on the Waxlax Stage and features local musicians on the Live in the Loop Outdoor Stage. While Riverside’s Mainstage productions take a hiatus for a short while, laughter and music can still be found on campus. Come hang out, rock-out, and chill-out every Friday and Saturday night at Riverside Theatre. Prices: vary.
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach • 231.6990 • www.Riversidetheatre.com
Hundreds of high-quality gifts await shoppers at Vero Beach Hardware and Gifts. The spacious gift department features items from $2.99 up to higher price ranges. The store carries a unique variety of items. It has gifts for every person on your list all year long. From wind chimes to car decals to toys to decorative items for all holidays, it has something for everyone. After you’ve found that perfect gift an employee can help you make it giving-ready from special greeting cards all the way to that perfect wrapping paper. Vero Beach Hardware and Gifts carries unique gifts you just can’t find anywhere else. Prices: vary.
VERO BEACH HARDWARE AND GIFTS
3555 9th Street SW [Oslo Road]
Look and feel beautiful any time with Aphrodite Style in downtown Stuart. Check out the wide selection of dresses, tops and pants for your special events or for your casual moments. Discover the unique collection of shoes and accessories. Find something cute or amazing to decorate your home. Pick up a perfect gift for a friend.
Aphrodite Style offers cutting edge women’s fashions and great looks for all occasions that will delight even the most discerning clientele. It provides time-tested labels and buyers search the globe for the freshest styles, designers and brands for apparel. It offers all styles in limited quantities to help you create a look that is all your own, with new styles arriving frequently. It features Komarov, Inizio, Mezon, Luna Luz, Dressori, Bel Kazan, Atelier 5, Yon Design, Simply Silk, Tempo Paris, Seduzione, Scandal, and hundreds of others. Prices: vary.
41A SW Osceola St., Stuart
The beautifully restored 1923 Sunrise Theatre is the gem of historical downtown Fort Pierce. A gift of tickets to the Sunrise includes a chance to experience its history while walking in the footsteps of people who were there almost 100 years ago.
Gift tickets to the 1,200-seat theater with its striking red carpet and comfortable seats offer a chance to see an enjoyable variety of local, regional and national shows.
This year the whole family will love ventriloquist Terry Fator’s amazing singing impersonations of celebrity talent. He burst into prominence on America’s Got Talent. Kenny G returns for the first time in several years with his smooth and instantly recognizable signature sound. The National Dance Company of Ireland will have you in awe of its skill and energy as it performs Rhythm of the Dance. Experience a great Chris Botti concert — the trumpeter is a Grammy Award winner at home in everything from jazz to pop to rock. The Greatest Love of All is a tribute to singer Whitney Houston. And don’t forget favorites ABBA Mania and One Night of Queen.
The Black Box Theatre, with seats that can be arranged to suit the show, is an ideal space for comedy, cool jazz, and more. The Sunrise is on the National Register of Historic Places. Prices: vary.
117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce • 461.4775 • www.sunrisetheatre.com
The Vero Beach Theatre Guild can help you make your holiday gift giving last a whole year with the gift of live theater. You can purchase individual tickets or save with a four-ticket Flex Pass; both with an attractive gift certificate available by calling the theater box office Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 562.8300 or by visiting the guild office online at www.verobeachtheatreguild.com for a complete lineup of 12 Broadway hits from which to choose. Prices: vary.
VERO BEACH THEATRE GUILD
2020 San Juan Ave., Vero Beach
Citrus is an important part of Treasure Coast and Florida history. Citrus crate labels have become popular collectors’ items! Now considered folk art, crate labels are a popular collectible due to the unique and sometimes whimsical artwork that was representative of the era. Whether you already have a collection or are getting started, the Indian River Citrus Museum offers both authentic and replica labels. When visiting the museum, be sure to get started on the new Vero Heritage Citrus Label Tour! The Museum will celebrate it’s 2nd annual Orange Friday on Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
INDIAN RIVER CITRUS MUSEUM GIFT SHOP
2140 14th Ave., Vero Beach • 772.770.2263 • www.veroheritage.org
Theaters and stores in the Gift Guide will be following CDC guidelines for the safety of their patrons.