Our 2023 Jacksonville Gift Guide is here and it’s full of lots of local favorites that your friends, family, neighbors and kids will love. It was hard to narrow down our favorites, but we’ve packed our guide with the best from local artists, makers, authors, and Jacksonville businesses.
Gifts for Kids
Founded by a Jacksonville mom, Doughie is a great local source for all things sensory play. Choose from one of their many themed kits for hours of entertainment. You can shop their online store and opt for free local pick up to save on shipping costs. Use the code JBMOMS10 for 10% off your order.
Surprise Stories is a nighttime storytelling game that inspires imagination through improvisation. We understand that bedtime can be challenging, so we created a fun and effective way for families to transition from day to night without a fight.
One of our favorite local toys stores in Jacksonville, Heyday Toys has 2 convenient locations (Jax Beach & San Marco), and you can even shop their online store and schedule a pick up in San Marco. Our go-to kid gift is one of the many art kits that are sure to keep little ones busy for at least a few hours. There are tons to choose from making it easy to find the perfect gift for kids of all ages.
If you’re planning to take your kids anywhere in 2024, then you need this adorable road trip kit from Miki’s Custom Creations. This local mom has tons of other options for personalized fun in her shop so be sure to check it out.
Gifts for Her
At Grass Fed Skin their focus is on inner well-being, radiating natural beauty from within. They’ve hand-picked the absolute finest ingredients, found in mother nature. You won’t find any nasty chemicals or toxins in their products-just wholesome ingredients that love your skin as much as you do.
Milly Kate has stylish bags with charming details to elevate your everyday look. Their tote bags are perfect for the mom on the go. These classic bags go with everything and are made to last.
904 Bracelets was started by a young Jags fan who wanted to show their support for our awesome city. You can order online or pick them up at a local shop. Our favorite part, 20% of the proceeds is donated Nemours.
Give moms what they really want… a picture of them with the people the love! Gift certificates for a photoshoot in 2024 are a great gift idea for that hard to shop for person. Visit our guide to photographers in Jacksonville for some of our favorites.
Everyone loves flowers, and what’s better than flowers that never wilt! These adorable bouquets from Flourish Felt Flower Co. will stay fresh forever, making them the gift that keeps on giving all year long.
Gifts for Him
Anney Life Designs offers meticulously handcrafted leather goods for all walks of life. We love their Apple Watch bands and leather wallets. They make the perfect gift for that hard to shop for guy.
Mera Maps is dedicated to preserving the places you love one map at a time. We love their Florida maps and their Surfer’s Map for Florida. Get them framed for an extra special gift idea.
Pair these adorable Jags cups with your favorite spirit or mixer for a gift that’s fun and shows your team spirit. Salty Soiree is a party shop in Neptune Beach, but stop by for inexpensive add ons to take your gifting to the next level.
If you’ve got a budding mixologist at home, or looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves a good craft cocktail, then check out the all natural mixers offered by the St. Augustine Distillery. They pair perfectly with a bottle of your favorite spirit.
Perfect for your favorite outdoor lover, or the guy who has everything, consider picking up an annual pass for the National Parks, or Florida State Parks. If you’re a family that loves local adventures, you can also get an annual pass to Hanna Park.
Gifts for Teens & Tweens
Give the teens in your life something they really want, ice cream! Dreamette has multiple locations throughout Jacksonville and they’re all independently owned so be sure to grab your gift card at the location nearest you.
If your teen is a football fan, then check out these cool, but not too cool shirts. Made by a local Jacksonville mom, you can choose your color and size for a customized fan favorite.
We love experience gifts, especially for teens, and you can kick up your surprise a notch with this puzzle gift card. Handmade in Jacksonville, it adds an extra element to surprise that even teens will appreciate.
We’re loving all the things from Sunhoney in Jacksonville Beach. If you’re looking for adorable outfits or accessories for your favorite teenager, then you’ve found the right spot. Visit their storefront or shop online!
Jacksonville Gifts for Foodies
Powered by a Jacksonville husband and wife team, Summa Salts combines fresh ingredients and fun flavor combinations to bring you unique salts. We love them for cooking and flavoring your favorite meal.
One of our favorite go-to hostess gifts, Camp Craft Cocktails are formulated and packaged right here in Jacksonville. Just fill the jar with your favorite spirit (or hot water for a mocktail version) and share with friends. Pick up a few to keep on hand for last minute gift ideas.
We’re loving this small batch freeze dried candy from Jax Frost. The perfect treat for kids and adults, grab a few extra because trust us, you’re going to be sad when they’re all gone.
The perfect addition to a gift basket or a snack for your favorite foodie, We’re Nutz Yall has several varieties of roasted and glazed nuts that are sure to please. You can find them at various markets around Jacksonville.
They’re called Pete’s “Famous” Sea Salt Caramels for a reason, and if you’ve ever tried one you know why. Sweet Pete’s is a Jacksonville staple when it comes to high quality confections. Pick up a small, medium, large, or splurge for their party pack (our personal favorite).
Gifts for Friends, Family & Neighbors
Looking for the most adorable and best smelling candles that are locally made? Look no further than The Candle Garden. You can book a class to curate your own scent, but they also offer ready to go options that are perfect for gifting.
Not sure what to get the book lover that has everything? How about a blind date with a book! Femme Fire Books, one of our favorite independent bookstores in Jacksonville, lets you pick your genre, and they pick a book for you!
Everyone, and we mean everyone can use a new hat. If you live in Florida you know how harsh the sun can be so protect yourself with these beautiful and functional hats from Castaway Hat Co. They come in adult and kid sizes so the whole family can match.
Tucked away in Atlantic Beach is the Atlantic Beach Arts Market, a treasure trove of unique and handmade gifts. We love these whimsical ceramic chickens, but there’s tons of other options to choose from.
We love showing our Duval pride with shirts from 904 Outfitters. 904 Outfitters is a local company based right here in North Florida. Their t-shirt and hoodie designs are inspired by outdoor adventure, our beautiful beaches and a love of the Florida lifestyle. Use the code: JAXBEACHMOM20 for 20% off your order!
Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Jacksonville Businesses
Friendship bracelets are all the rage and we’re loving this simple yet adorable designs from Humble Hands & Co. In addition to bracelets, they care other jewelry as well as stickers. All the perfect size to stuff in a stocking this holiday season.
The Gilded Shell is the perfect spot to shop for all things beachy home decor. Pick up a beaded oyster shell or some sea worthy Christmas ornaments.
When you can’t stuff your stockings with ice cream, opt for the next best thing, tokens from Mayday for a free scoop. Buy them in a pack of 10 and share them with friends and family! Pick them up at your nearest Mayday location.
Rethreaded offers unique products created by survivors of human trafficking. Every purchase you make helps survivors with employment, counseling, and career development. We love their accessories like this cord organizer made with upcycled leather.
Mini bottles make the perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite adult, so why not get them from a local distillery. Manifest Distilling in downtown Jacksonville now has tiny bottles of their favorite libations available for purchase.