November 8, 2023
On Amelia Island, where the beauty of nature surrounds us, let’s welcome this holiday season of giving with not only warmth and joy but also with a commitment to a healthier planet and personal well-being. Here are 8 places to get your started on thoughtful, yet eco-friendly and health-conscious gifts for everyone on your list.
Pelindaba Lavender. “We cultivate all our flowers in our own organically certified fields and extract the essential oils from these flowers in our own on-site distillery. From these flowers and essential oils, we handcraft on-site a wide range of botanical, culinary, personal care, therapeutic, household and pet care products.” In addition… this store smells yummy!
Color It Green is an all natural gift shop dedicated to preserving our environment and protecting the ocean. Known for its “gifts with a purpose” mantra, Color it Green offers backpacks, beauty products, wallets and duffels made from old billboards, water and food bowls made from wood and scrap Corian for your four-legged friends, and biodegradable flip flops for Dad! Photo credit: Color it Green
Located at Omni Amelia Island Resort, The Nature Center is your one stop shop for all things outdoorsy. Impress that ornithologist or environmentalist on your holiday list with a bird watching book, outdoor field apparel, top-of-the-line binoculars, and field guides. Or, sign them up for a guided nature tour like Sea Turtle Discovery or Ecology of Amelia.
Give the gift of Gorgeous! The Beauty Bar offers a wide variety of services for hair, makeup and spray tans using only plant derived products that are environmentally friendly and not tested on animals. Being a certified Green Circle hair salon, they go beyond recycling paper and plastic by diverting 95% of their waste, including hair color and clippings, away from landfills and waterways. Photo credit: The Beauty Bar
Indulge the culinary enthusiast with delicious olive oils, vinegars and more from Olive Amelia. Their range of ultra-premium extra virgin olive oils span from mild to robust flavors with infused and fused varieties sourced from around the world. Extra virgin olive oil is a great source of antioxidant compounds, like vitamin E, oleacein, and oleocanthal that may help prevent heart disease and protect against certain types of cancer. A great gift for anyone!
Elevate your path to well-being at The Spice & Tea Exchange where a range of tea blends are designed to enhance your wellness journey. Whether it’s soothing anti-inflammatory, mindful energy, and cold & flu options or revitalizing detoxification, immune support, and relaxation varieties, they have a blend just for you. Pick up a sampler set or mix and match in charming gift tins and toast to improved health, one sip at a time!
There’s no reason people should be the only ones staying healthy. Indulge your furry friends with delectable snacks crafted from the freshest ingredients like crisp apples, sweet carrots, tropical pineapple, wholesome peanut butter, and savory cheese. Redbones promises these delectable morsels are a canine’s dream come true and all lovingly baked on-site daily, using natural sweeteners like honey, vanilla, and bananas instead of sugar. Photo credit: Redbones
Serving Amelia Island since 1985, Nassau Health Foods offers a complete selection of natural and organic groceries, products, and supplements. You’ll literally find everything you need in one location including gluten-free wine and beer! In between shopping, indulge your tastebuds at Amelia Fresh Cafe where you can always get a healthy, diet-friendly meal or coffee.
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