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16 Amelia Island Gift Ideas for 2016

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
Shop in your PJs on November 25th. Shown: Villa Villekula Toy Store.
Take home a bit of Amelia Island this holiday season. Whether you prefer intanglbles or keepsakes, the shopping on Amelia Island offers unique treasures of every kind, sure to be remembered by recipients.

The Gift of Music
Give the gift of an unforgettable experience: reserve your package tickets for Itzhak Perlman, live in concert on Amelia Island.  Enjoy an evening of chamber music with this world-renowned, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning violinist as he opens the 2017 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival season on February 6, 2017. Then relax as our lodging partners, from beachfront boutique hotel to luxury resort, create a memorable stay for you on beautiful Amelia Island. Book Now  

Shop Small, Y’all 
Olive Amelia  offers ultra premium extra virgin olive oils, from mild to robust, and an array of infused and fused olive oils, in addition to fine balsamic vinegars aged using the Solera System for up to 18 years in chestnut, oak, mulberry and ash barrels. Perfect for your own top chef!

Send Home a Tome
What a pleasure to browse a beloved, brick and mortar bookstore, with a lovingly curated selection of fiction and non-fiction, and a bounty of pirate books. The Book Loft is smack dab in the heart of downtown Fernandina Beach, and offers two floors of books. 

Spirited Shopping
Marlin & Barrel Disitillery, located in downtown Fernandina Beach, brews each of its spirits on location. Plus, their ingredients are locally sourced: Gluten-free Venture Vodka is from Florida's own sugar cane fields, while their orangecello is made from Florida citrus. A favorite in local craft cocktails.

Sweets for the Sweet
Try for yourself, then take home the tastiest of stocking stuffers. At family-owned Fantastic Fudge, fudge is made the old-fashioned way using a copper kettle, marble slab tables and a secret recipe that dates back to 1887.

Put Prep in their Step
In historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Wadworth’s purveys fine apparel for men and women from brands including Vineyard Vines and Southern Tide, East on Centre St, Twisted Sisters! offers statement jewelry and colorful, Southern-inpired clothing, from smocked infant bonnets to women's dresses, and a beautiful variety of beachy gifts.

For the Littlest Pirates
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.

Ahhh-melia
Let your loved one unwind with a trip to one of Amelia Island's world-class spas. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island 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 Amelia Island Plantation, where each treatments ends with the invitation to a eucalyptus steam shower. Gift certificates available.

For cozying up by the fireplace, don a new set of PJs from neighborhood Pajama Life. While there, don't miss the chance to say hi to local personality and boat captain, Pajama Dave.

'Tis a Gift to be Free
Make memories with family and loved ones this holiday at the Second Inaugural Dickens on Centre, December 8-11, 2016. Downtown Fernandina Beach will be transformed into a Victorian wonderland, inspired by Dickens' novella, A Christmas Carol. A variety of street vendors will offer hand-crafted gifts.

Hand-painted Dickens on Centre commemorative ornaments will grace your Christmas tree for years to come and are available at the Welcome Center (102 Centre St.) and at Christmas on the River.

Out and about on the island
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), or browse the Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, to the south end of the island.  For the most discriminating cook in your family, delight with a salt sampler from The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.

Shop small this holiday season and take a piece of Amelia Island home with you. For more, see http://www.ameliaisland.com/Shopping.

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