Tis The Season For Shopping and Gift Giving

November 16, 2022
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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 everyone on your Christmas list.


TWO THINGS TO REMEMBER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:
1) Show some holiday love to our island retail partners by shopping local.
2) Wear your best holiday pajamas for the Black Friday Pajama Party in downtown Fernandina Beach! An island tradition held every year on the day after Thanksgiving (Nov 25) from 8am - 4pm. Prizes will be awarded for the best individual, best group, and most creative PJ's and there will be a block party on 2nd Street all day with family friendly activities and live music! 

Okay... Let's Shop!

FOR THE WINE LOVER


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. For a wine shop that offers fine wines from around the world along with wine accessories and gifts, look no further than The Amelia Island Wine Company in the Palmetto Walk Shopping Center on the island's south end.

FOR THE HOME DECORATOR


Find new treasures at CAPE HOUSE. This south Amelia Island shop is a home and hospitality boutique with an emphasis on interiors and entertaining. They have the perfect gifts for the perfect hosts. 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.

FOR THE CHEF


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! At The Spice & Tea Exchange, you can peruse more than 60 Loose Leaf Teas and more than 85 Custom Spice Blends made in house daily. Plus lots of other cool stuff. 

FOR THE BOOK WORM


Give the gift of reading with a page turning book. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro offers an eclectic variety of books as well as local art, greeting cards & stationery, weekly events and a delicious bistro serving brunch and lunch. The Book Loft in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, provides a vast array of books on every subject including Amelia Island and its pirate history as well as family-favorite Christmas stories including the much beloved A Christmas Carol

FOR A SPIRITED CHRISTMAS


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. Don't forget to check out our island's local breweries and give the gift of local homemade craft brew!

FOR THE FASHIONISTA


TWISTED SISTERS!
 offers statement jewelry and colorful, southern-inspired clothing for women while JJ COOPER and WADWORTH’S specialize in men's apparel and accessories. Need a gift for a restless traveler? Red Otter Outfitters is a lifestyle apparel, footwear and travel store carrying all the best brands for your worldly travels. Or, for the surfer in your life, pick up some gnarly clothing from Driftwood Surf Shop or Amelia Surf Company

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. For the budget-friendly shoppers, Wiggle Worms  is Amelia Island’s premier upscale children’s and maternity consignment boutique offering a great selection of high-end gently-used children’s clothing and baby gear as well as new gift items.

FOR THOSE SPA DAZE


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 OMNI AMELIA ISLAND RESORT, where each treatment ends with the invitation to a eucalyptus steam shower. Give the gift of relaxation to someone you love with a spa gift certificate or product!

FOR THE LOVER OF "SWEETS"


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. NANA TERESA'S BAKE SHOP serves up made-from-scratch cupcakes, cookies, pastries, pies and more while Peterbrook Chocolates makes gift giving oh so sweet. Or, spread the holiday cheer by shopping at Watanut where you can find assorted nuts and cookie gift boxes worth sharing.

FOR THE MUSICICALLY INCLINED


Give the gift of an unforgettable musical experience at the 2023 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival season starting in January through May, 2023. Learn more about the musical lineup and how you can purchase tickets. Know someone that wants to make their own music? Pop in to Amelia Island Fine Guitars and check out their rare and vintage guitars, amplifiers, and effects. If it's vintage record albums you're looking for, Trailer Park Collectibles has a great selection of every kind of musical genre.

FOR THE SHOP-TIL-YOU-DROPPERS


Stroll along the boardwalk at the SHOPS AT OMNI AMELIA ISLAND RESORT where you can find everything from an old-fashioned gourmet food market/deli and gift shop to the latest trends in fashion and accessories. Or, hit up the quaint shops and trendy boutiques of historic downtown Fernandina Beach. You won't leave empty handed!
 
This little island is chock full of great big shopping options from the southern tip to downtown and everywhere in between. CLICK HERE for a complete list of island-wide shops and take a piece of Amelia Island home for the holidays.

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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.