When choosing gifts for the holidays, we always try to pick really special, one-of-a-kind gifts that friends and family will treasure for years to come. That can be hard to do when you’re shopping at one of the big box stores. Why not head to a few of these incredible towns and seek out unique gifts from one of these shops. Whether you’re looking for art, jewelry, handmade gifts, home decor, food, collectibles or vintage items, there’s something for everyone here.
1. Ginny's and Jane E's Cafe and Coastal Store, Anna Maria
Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and a delcious meal while you look at the vintage and artsy merchandise all around you in this famously funky shop on Anna Maria Island. (9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island.)
2. Modernism Museum Shoppe, Mount Dora
It's located across the street from the museum of the same name, but you don't have to go to the museum to appreciate this enchanting store. There is such a wide array of special gifts that you will find nowhere else, you can truly find something for anyone. Check out the jewelry, scarves, art glass, and much more. (144 E 4th Ave, 144 E. 4th Ave., Mount Dora, FL 32757.)
3. The Official Art Deco Gift Shop, Miami Beach
This is the perfect spot to find unique antiques and art for the artsy and quirky friends in your life. Expect to find awesome t-shirts, books, posters, art, and a selection of vintage items. (1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139.)
4. Sun Harvest Citrus, Fort Myers
This shop is beloved for its fresh citrus and ice cream, but it's also full of souvenirs and gifts, including food gifts and collectibles. (14601 Six Mile Cypress, Corner of Six Mile Cypress and Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912.)
5. Kapfer Glass Studio, St. Pete Beach
The colorful, unique pieces at this shop are guaranteed to garner compliments for the lucky recipients of these gifts. Here, you can find jewelry, art, ornaments, and even clothing. (409 Corey Ave, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706.)
6. Boxelder, Sanford
This shop in Sanford is so stylish you'll never want to leave. High quality gifts like candles, luxury soaps and lotions, kitchenware, jewelry, and more, can all be found here. (278 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771.)
7. Shell World, Key Largo
Though it may be touristy, the delightfully kitschy items and beautiful selection of shells make wonderful gifts for fun-loving friends and family members. (97600 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL).
8. LH Bead Gallery, Panama City
This full service bead store offers both gorgeous handmade jewelry and jewelry making classes, so you can even make your own gifts. (550 Harrison Ave, Panama City, FL 32401.)
9. Suncatchers' Dream Gift Shop, Sanibel Island
This charming shop is a must-see when you're visiting beautiful Sanibel. Many of the one-of-a-kind gifts here are handcrafted by local artists, including handmade jewelry, hair accessories, and home decor. (630 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957.)
10. Just/Because, Sarasota
Just/Because carries all kinds of hand-crafted jewelry and home decor and feels more like perusing an art gallery than a gift shop. (7 S Blvd of Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236).
11. High Tide Gallery, St. Augustine
This shop in lovely St. Augustine sells local art, pottery, glass, jewelry, and more from local artisans. (76 San Marco Ave # B, FL, Saint Augustine, FL 32084.)
Have you visited any of these shops? What’s your favorite unique local store for holiday shopping?