St. Augustine Gift Guide
Holiday season is upon us! The time of year where everyone on your list deserves a thoughtful, exciting, gift. So in other words, a stressful time of year. Forget combing all the gift guides and amazon this holiday season, we have got the best gift for anyone who has missed travel, sun or surf this year. From art lovers to adventure seekers, this gift list is perfect for anyone who loves St Augustine or the water! So focus on the cookies this holiday season, and let us take care of the gift giving for you.
FOR THAT ADVENTUROUS FRIEND
The best gifts always come in white envelopes! Give the gift of an experience this holiday season. With so many different tours to choose from, including full moon tour and sunset tours, you can satisfy that person who already has everything. Florida Water Tours now has the option to give a gift card, so you leave the choice up to your lucky friends or family. These tickets NEVER expire, so it’s the perfect gift for all year round!
This is the perfect gift for the couple that has everything, or a romantic gift for your partner! Book a private carriage ride through the heart of downtown St. Augustine. You can even add a cheese plate and wine to really add an extra oomph to your gift giving.
Did you know that our charming St. Augustine is one of the best locations in the entire state of Florida for stand up paddle boarding? With amazing spots like the Matanzas River and Faver Dyke’s State Park, it’s not difficult to see why. Our friends over at InflatableBoarder.com have published a free guide on Florida paddle boarding and our very own St. Augustine is one of their top picks — be sure to check it out!
FOR THE ART LOVERS
This art comes in all forms! From wine glasses decorated with beachy waves, tumblers etched with marine animals, and traditional canvas paintings with sea glass, Ocean Minded Art has the perfect art piece for everyone. This makes a perfect addition to any beach house or art gallery. Who doesn’t love art that you can drink out of!
Give the gift of high quality canvas photographs of gorgeous local views and wildlife. Photos by Kevin are a must have wall accent for any room. Apart from being beautiful, all of the proceeds of sales of this picture go to Florida Water Warriors, a local education nonprofit! So buy some art and give the gift of learning to St. Augustine students. Find his art at the Salty Boutique!
FOR THE TREE HUGGER ON YOUR LIST
Let’s do some charity this holiday season! If you have a friend who already has everything and loves supporting local environmental education, consider leaving a donation to Florida Water Warriors in their name. This nonprofit sponsors school trips for students all over the state, and fosters a connection between our students and the environment. This holiday season buy a gift that you and your friends will feel good about!
The best way to make your nature lover happy this holiday is to give them a trip on a Florida Water Tours Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise. This hour and a half long cruise will go into the St. Augustine Inlet, down by Anastasia Island, and across from downtown searching for pods of dolphins. With expert science guides, learn all about the different wildlife in St. Augustine!
FOR YOUR FRIEND WHO ALWAYS LOOKS FABULOUS
Ocean Treasures makes beachy themed jewelry that is the perfect holiday gift for any friend who loves jewelry. Made with real shells, sea glass, and shark teeth, you can get new necklaces, earrings, and bracelets for your most fashionable friend!
Real Mermaid makes mermaid themed clothes and jewelry for any ocean enthusiast. One of her most popular items is the mermaid themed bikini! It may not be perfect for the Florida winter, but it is never a bad time to start preparing for that Florida Summer.
FOR THE WINE ENTHUSIAST/ FOODIE ON YOUR LIST
Florida Water Tour offers a wine tasting on the water! It is the only wine tasting boat tour in all of St. Augustine. Sample 6 different wines from as close as the local San Sebastian Winery to as far away is Napa Valley. Enjoy the tasting as the guides show you the best St. Augustine sites and immerse you in St Augustine history.
This tour was voted one of the best by Travel and Leisure Magazine! Give this gift of a 3 hour walking tour with handpicked local cuisine. Indulge in 5 food and wine pairing at local St. Augustine venues. The foodie on your holiday list will love this cuisine experience!
FOR THAT HOMESICK FLORIDIAN
This locally owned fashion line aims to give back to the community! With a large collection of stylish snapbacks and t-shirts, Florida republics are making a difference for the good of the land, animals and people. Give a sustainable and fashionable gift this holiday!
This is perfect for the homesick Floridian, or anyone else who needs something to remember the oldest city in the nation by! The Salty Boutique by Camachee cove offers a wide variety of St. Augustine Themed Apparel, including shirts that feature dolphins, the city skyline, and of course mermaids!
FOR THE BEST KID
Every little scientist will love this turtle t-shirt! This t-shirt is from our favorite nonprofit, Florida Water Warriors, and all the funds from this shirt go to a good cause. This holiday season we can give good and do good! Find these shirts at the Salty Boutique.
Can any little kid fall asleep without their favorite plush marine animal by their side? The Salty Boutique has a large selection of plush animals to choose from. Bring home a manatee, turtle, pelican or flamingo home for the holidays!