The Art of Shopping on Florida’s Historic Coast

Finding gifts for all the special people on your holiday list is easy when you shop on Florida’s Historic Coast.

August 25, 2020

Shopping becomes an experience that goes far beyond the typical retail excursion when you explore the area’s art, culture and history.

St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra are rich with the creations of artists and artisans alike. Find handmade jewelry, blown glass, mixed media art and photography as you make your way in and out of any of the 20 galleries along ancient brick streets. Take a tour of museums and select a keepsake inside its shop.

You’ll discover luxurious gifts in the boutiques nestled in and around Ponte Vedra Beach. As a legendary golf community, it’s the best place to find a gift for your golf fan.

For your friends with a sweet tooth and a discerning palate, select handcrafted candies from Whetstone’s Chocolates, a special spice blend from the Spice and Tea Exchange, premium oils and vinegars from the Ancient Olive. Don’t forget to pick up the libations for your holiday party such as Columbia Restaurant’s Sangria mix, spirits from the St. Augustine Distillery or a port wine from the San Sebastian Winery to go along with dessert.

Peruse the antique, vintage stores, boutiques and outlet malls to round out your holiday shopping and check off your Christmas list.

It’s worth it to go a bit off the beaten path for something truly authentic. At Locals Only Artisan Market, you’ll have the opportunity to shop from local artisans and learn more about their craft ranging from candles to crochet, paintings to photography and glassworks to woodwork. For one-of-a-kind gifts and artwork, Coconut Barrel offers a fun way to shop, as artists, designers and crafters share their stories and inspiration. There’s truly no better way to find authentic gifts made in St. Augustine.

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St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches