For St. John, one reliable gift idea is a calendar featuring artwork of locals. Elaine Estern and Steve Simonsen each have one for sale, as does a newcomer, William Torrillo.
Estern's calendar is "Surf and Turf." They're $25 plus $6 for shipping.
The 12 prints from her watercolor paintings range from a flame tree to a marvelous scene featuring Blue Tang out for a "Morning Swim".. (excuse
the plug here … but the Inquiring Iguana's island home is called Blue Tang). You can order here.
Steve Simonsen's 2012 offering goes beyond a dozen wonderful photographs. It also includes a map of the island, a history of St. John, and a biography of Steve. Price is $16.95, plus shipping.
William Torrillo, aka Old Mango, is asking $19.95 for his calendar. "I created this calendar so that you can bring a piece of the Islands back to your desk at work, your home office, or as a gift to a friend or family member," he said. "Each image has a story, each story has a memory…and I hope that a few of my photos can remind you of a sunset, a party, or an evening with friends down in the islands." You can order here.
You can find St. John calendars for sale on the island, too. St. John Spice has a good selection.