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Inspired Holiday Gifts

Posted on December 03, 2015 |
Christmas Tree Ornaments at Lori + Lulu
Something for everyone on your ‘good’ list.

When you visit Amelia Island shopping districts, you’re sure to  find stylish gifts for everyone on your list - as well as some treasures you’ll want to pick up for yourself.  Here’s a peek at just a few picks from around the island, including new additions to the shopping scene.

Insider tip:  If you’re on the island and want to be a part of an unforgettable holiday experience, Dickens on Centre runs the first two weekends of December and transforms downtown into a Victorian holiday village offering unique shopping as one of the attractions. Street vendors will display their wares along Centre St. Amongst them, Cleanridge Soap Company creates soaps and body products from natural avocado butter and essential oils. Winter Park Honey tickles the tongue with varieties that hint at turmeric and other spices. And, for lovingly crafted jewelry with history, stop by Aunt Matilda’s Jewelry Box. 

To Wear
Stroll to the Beech Street Shops, a collection of cottages just off 8th and Centre Street, to try on a hand-crafted baubles that never fail to inspire conversation.from local favorite, Lulu Redstar. 
At Lori + Lulu, discover exquisite handmade jewelry with intricate beadwork (from $100) or swing by their newly-opened Pearl boutique (503 Centre St) for a piece from Florida favorite Lilly Pulitzer or PJ Harlow with its indulgent loungewear ($88 - $128/piece).
Cozy up to fuzzy vests and fleeces from eco-friendly textiles at Red Otter.

For the Home
Bring coastal living style home at The Plantation Shop in Palmetto Walk Shopping Village with home accents and unique French and English antiques (shipping available). Top holiday picks include beach-inspired photo frames, elegant stationery, and accessories such as multi-plaid scarves/wraps ($28.50 each).
Amelia’s Treasures on Centre Street has gifts with island flair including coasters made from Amelia Island sand.

For Kids
Villa Villekula, inspired by Pippi Longstocking, is a whimsical store is full of educational toys that invite discovery. 
For the best-dressed child at Christmas dinner, Monkey Barrel offers classic southern clothing from brands like Bailey Boys. Think smocking with holiday motifs.

Art
For a sampling of gallery art, join in Artrageous Artwalk on December 12 at 5PM, when local artists open their doors to the public. Sandra Baker Hinton, a favorite local artist, displays acrylics and watercolors, nature photography and fused glass, all unique gifts for art lovers.
At the Dickens on Centre Art Fair,  a dozen local artists unveil their work across mediums. 

Furry Friends
Redbones Bakery serves up a variety of scrumptious pup treats, baked fresh. All can be shipped via U.S.P.S. Priority Mail 2-3 day delivery. 

And for those who prefer experiences, may we suggest heavenly spa treatments at partners' world-class facilities? The Spa at the Ritz-Carlton offers a zero-gravity Heaven in a Hammock massage, as well as hydro-therapy rooms, a private spa pool and relaxation room. Meanwhile, an oasis of tranquility awaits at the Spa at Omni Amelia Island Plantation, where each treatments ends with the invitation to a eucalyptus steam shower. Gift certificates available.

Shop small this holiday season and take a piece of Amelia Island home with you. For more, see http://www.ameliaisland.com/Shopping.  Plan a holiday shopping getaway and take advantage of seasonal offers from our lodging partners
 

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