Award-Winning Store

Elysian Fields is the proud recipient of many local, regional and national awards. We are grateful for each one and display many of them in our store. Below is a list of some of the awards that we have won.


Each Year, Sarasota Magazine readers & subscribers vote for who they believe is the "Best of the Best" in many business & service categories. We are honored to have received First Place and as a finalist in the award as "Best Gift Store" many times - Thank you Sarasota!


2009 was the first annual "Best of SRQ Local" reader awards competition. Readers were able to share their insight on the best local bites, imbibes, people and experiences to help celebrate the vibrancy of local businesses. Only locally-owned establishments were able to be nominated for the award and Elysian Fields was voted as a finalist for the "Best Place to Buy a Memorable Card". In 2009, 2012 and 2013 we placed as a finalist and in 2010 and 2011 we won the "Best Place to Find a Gift"!



This, too, is an annual award for which ballots are inserted into the Sunday paper and are available to subscribers only. We have been the proud winner or finalist of the "Best Gift Shop" award twelve times and it means a lot whenever our customers vote Elysian Fields as a finalist or winner twelve times! We are always so grateful when our customers vote for us - thank you!


In 2008, Natural Awakenings started a new tradition of giving the Natural Choice Awards to businesses and individuals in the community. These awards are given based on popular vote. Elysian Fields was voted "Best Enlightened Book & Gift Store" every year! Thank you again to our wonderful customers!


Each year at INATS-West (International New Age Trade Show in Denver CO), COVR selects winners from the best products in the industry. The Visionary Awards are judged by retailers and seasoned professionals who evaluate each title based upon content, presentation, and their own knowledge of the industry.



Also known as COVR, the Coalition of Visionary Resources is a national trade organization that presents it’s awards annually at the International New Age Trade Show in Denver, Colorado. Elysian Fields entered the competition for "Best Window Display" and "Best In-Store Display" in 2000 & 2001 - we won both times, again thanks to Lea Semple and her incredible display magic!