Holiday Gift Ideas for Every Member of Your Family

November 14, 2019
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Take home a bit of Amelia Island this holiday season. Whether you prefer intangibles or keepsakes, the shopping on Amelia Island offers unique treasures of every kind, sure to be remembered by recipients.

Gifts for wine lovers
The wine enthusiasts in your life will love a gift from THE DECANTERY in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. This beautiful cocktail lounge and gift shop has an exceptionally rare wine collection, delectable desserts and accoutrements. Pop in, pop a bottle and leave with a gift card or wine-themed accessory to put under the tree.

Home Decor and More
Find new treasures at CAPE HOUSE. This south Amelia Island shop is a home and hospitality boutique empowering you to create inspiring experiences in your own boutique. With an emphasis on interiors and entertaining, they make it easy to invite people into your everyday – to make life’s moments memorable.

The Gift of Music
Give the gift of an unforgettable experience. Reserve your package tickets for Anne-Sophie Mutter, four time Grammy winner, live in concert on Amelia Island. Enjoy an evening of music with the world-renowned violinist as she opens the 2020 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival season on Friday, January 24, 2020. Then relax as our lodging partners, from beachfront and boutique hotels to luxury resorts, create a memorable stay for you on beautiful Amelia Island. BOOK NOW  
Olive Amelia
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. Another great stop for the perfect bibliophile gift is the centrally located STORY AND SONG BOOKSTORE BISTRO where you can shop for books, sip coffee, pick up a greeting card and a unique git.
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. Or, stop into NANA TERESA'S BAKE SHOP, serving up made-from-scratch cupcakes, cookies, pastries, pies and more.
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, while JJ COOPER specializes in men's apparel and accessories featuring Peter Millar, Fish Hippie and Brackish Bowties. East on Centre St, TWISTED SISTERS! offers statement jewelry and colorful, Southern-inspired 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 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.
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 treatment ends with the invitation to a eucalyptus steam shower. Gift certificates are available.
For Cozy Winter Nights
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.
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 stop by the beautiful COASTAL COTTAGE AMELIA (in the Publix shopping center) for the perfect gift for entertaining.  
Stroll along the boardwalk at the SHOPS AT OMNI AMELIA ISLAND RESORT. Set in an "old Florida" style village, the Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation offer everything from an old-fashioned gourmet food market/deli and gift shop to the latest trends in fashion. 

'Tis a Gift to be Festive
Make memories with family and loved ones this holiday at the fifth annual DICKENS ON CENTRE, December 13-15, 2019. 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.
This little island is loaded with great shopping from the southern tip to downtown and everywhere in between. CLICK HERE for a complete list of shops and take a piece of Amelia Island home with you.

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.