Gifts Afloat Moves to New Location on Nautical Mile

Gifts Afloat, one of the largest and best nautical gift stores in Michigan, has moved to a new location on the Nautical Mile in St. Clair Shores.  According owner Donna Flaherty, the re-opened location is 25020 Jefferson south of 10 Mile between West Marine and Mike's Marine in St. Clair Shores.

Donna opened Gifts Afloat at a nearby location some 40 years ago as a marine and survey business.  Today this venerable marine gift shop has a little of everything--from nautical jewelry to footwear to fine art, boat linens, kitchen supplies, furniture, collectibles and more.

Be sure to come in and meet Donna in her great new location in the heart of the famed "Nautical Mile."  Gifts Afloat will be open special extended holiday hours Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 4:00 p.m.  The week before Christmas, the store will be open until 7:00 p.m.

For more information, visit or call (586) (586) 777 - 8300.

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