November 17, 2023
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.
The wine enthusiasts in your life will love a gift from The Decantery (pictured above) 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.
Find new treasures at Cape House (pictured above). 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 of Amelia (in the Publix shopping center) for the perfect gift for entertaining. If antiquing is your thing, check out these shops to get that fix.
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 (pictured above), 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. Marche Burette is the country market/deli of your dreams featuring products from French Farm, Savannah Bee Co., Pelican Bay, Peterbrooke Chocolates, Nancy’s Candy and more!
Give the gift of reading with a page turning book. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro (pictured above) 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.
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!
Twisted Sisters! offers statement jewelry and colorful, southern-inspired clothing for women while JJ Cooper (pictured above) 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. Pop into Amelia’s Treasures for an Amelia Island logo’d gift. Or, for the surfer in your life, pick up some gnarly clothing from Driftwood Surf Shop or Amelia Surf Company. Feel free to Narrow your search down and find exactly what you’re looking for.
Villa Villekula (pictured above), 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.
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 (pictured above), 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!
At family-owned Fantastic Fudge (pictured above), 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.
Give the gift of an unforgettable musical experience at the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, celebrating 23 years of inspiring performances filled with the world’s greatest music, by world-renowned artists. 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 vinyl you’re looking for, Trailer Park Collectibles has a great selection of every kind of musical genre.
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. Hit up the quaint shops and trendy boutiques of Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. Or, find upscale women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing as well as home decor at the Shops at Amelia Market (Harris Teeter Shopping Center). 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. Get busy shopping and take a piece of Amelia Island home for the holidays.
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