It’s that time of year! A time to focus on family, friends, special traditions, and giving. As you start the hunt for that “perfect gift”, we thought we would lend a little helping hand. We’ve collected over 20 locally-sourced gift ideas in our 2017 Shop Local: Jax Beach Holiday Gift Guide. There’s something perfect for everyone on your list and the best part is almost all of these businesses are locally owned and operated! Not only can you find the perfect gift, but you can support our amazing community.
Gifts for Her
Creative Grain Gift Certificate
Creative Grain Studio is owned and operated by a mother-daughter team. They offer wood sign and wreath classes for kids through adults. Their original studio is based in San Marco, but in 2018 they’ll be opening a location in Jacksonville Beach.
Perfect for: The DIY Lover
MyDry is Jacksonville’s first stand alone blow dry bar and offers a range of hair and make up services. Gift cards can be purchased online or in store and are the perfect way to treat someone special.
Perfect for: The Glamor Girl
Sidney Cardel’s Beach Sand Bracelets
Sidney Cardel’s beautifully currated shop carries a unique line jewelry made with actual sand from Jacksonville, Neptune or Atlantic Beach. They make a great gift for locals and those who just love Jacksonville Beach.
Perfect for: The Fashionista
Solé Spa Massage
Locally owned and operated, Solé Spa offers a variety of different massage options to melt your cares away. From deep tissue to aromatherapy you can select the perfect level of pressure to customize your massage. Gift certificates can be purchased online or in store.
Perfect for: The Overworked
Yoga Mix Classes
Located in Neptune Beach, Yoga Mix offers classes for all levels from the yoga newbie to the experienced yogi. Gift certificates can be purchased online or at the studio.
Perfect for: The Yogi
Gifts for Him
Bold Bean Coffee
If you’re looking for the gold standard in local coffee, look no further than Bold Bean. Their beans are the freshest in town and your favorite coffee lover won’t be disappointed. You can purchase fresh ground Bold Bean coffee online or in their cafe.
Perfect for: The Coffee Lover
Engine 15 Swag
Nothing says ‘living like a local’ much more than apparel and accessories from E15. From growlers to pint glasses and shirts to hats, they’ve got you covered. E15 merchandise is available at their Jax Beach Brewpub location.
Perfect for: The Beer Connoisseur
Jax Surf & Paddle Lessons
If you know someone who has always wanted to try surfing then this is the perfect gift for them. Jax Surf & Paddle offers public and private classes for surfing and paddle boarding. They also offer SUP Eco Tours.
Perfect for: The Adventurer
Gifts for Kids
Aqua East Rash Guards
You can’t be a beach bum without the proper coverage. This includes rash guards for kids of all ages. Aqua East has an extensive collection of rash guards and swimwear in a wide variety of colors and sizes.
Perfect for: The Beach Lover
Bach to Rock Classes
Kids love to make music and B2R makes it happen for kids of all ages. They offer private lessons, group classes, toddler music, parties and camps.
Perfect for: The Budding Musician
Hanna Park Pass
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park has everything kids love and more. Splash pad in the summer, fantastic playground, fishing, picnic area, beach and more. An annual pass costs less than $100 and will give you access to year long outdoor fun.
Perfect for: The Adventurer
Skip Amazon and hit this local gem of a bookstore for all your literary needs. The highly trained staff at The BookMark can help you find exactly what you’re looking for and something that even the pickiest readers will love.
Perfect for: The Reader
Gifts for Everyone
Alleycakes is a locally owned and operated bakery located in Neptune Beach. Their macarons come in a wide variety of flavors and can be purchased individually or by the dozen. They make the perfect sweet treat for that someone special.
Perfect for: The Foodie
Rockaway Gardens Plants
Whether you prefer a holiday wreath or some bright and festive poinsettias, Rockaway Gardens has a vast selection to choose from. Stop by and chat with their knowledgeable staff for suggestions on the perfect plant to gift.
Perfect for: The Green-thumb
If you’re looking to give a gift that will help others in our community, consider a donation to BEAM. BEAM offers emergency assistance to those living in the Jacksonville Beach area. You can donate to a specific event or even adopt a garden box for the year.
Perfect for: The Philanthropist
Worth Crossing the Ditch or Ordering Online
FreshJax has been handcrafting spices since 2011. Recently they launched an amazing website where you can purchase all their products online. Shipping is free on orders over $20, use the promo code BEACHMOM to get 15% off your order. Be sure to check out the Grilling Spices Gift Set, it’s one of our favorites.
Perfect for: The Chef
Jacksonville Beach Images of America Book
If you’re looking to take a stroll through the past this book has fantastic historic images from Jacksonville Beach. Adults and kids will love looking through the pages of Jacksonville Beach history.
Perfect for: The Nostalgic
Jax Beach Home Shirt
These shirts and accessories are designed by our very own Jacksonville Beach Moms team. Whether you’re looking for apparel for men, women, or kids, there’s a little something for everyone who calls Jacksonville home.
Perfect for: The Local
Community First Nutcracker Tickets
Tickets to the Community First Nutcracker make a great gift for kids and adults alike. Show dates are December 7-9 at the Florida Theatre and tickets can be purchased online.
Perfect for: The Art Lover
Rethreaded is an amazing company with a mission is to unravel the effects of the sex trade by fighting business with business on a global and local level. They offer viable and creative work to those affected by the sex trade. Be sure to check out our personal favorite, the Grace Scarf. Shipping is free on orders over $50.
Perfect for: The Fashionista
SIC may be a national brand, but it was started right here in Jacksonville. Their warehouse and corporate headquarters are still located in Jax. SIC Cups are available at many local retailers, or you can order them online.
Perfect for: Anyone
No businesses paid to be part of this shopping guide. All items selected were chosen based solely on things our team loves. Some of the products may contain affiliate links when available, but that did not influence our choices of what should be included.