Floridians savor sun, sand and palm trees waving in the wind. Oh, and not having to shovel snow in the winter. This holiday season, we’re rounding up unique gift ideas for states across the country, featuring businesses owned by farmers, artisans, crafters and creatives. From craft spirits and wine freezes to fresh citrus fruit to Keys salt scrub to alligator-skin accessories, Florida offers an eclectic assortment of Sunshine State gifts sure to please natives, transplants and snow birds. Find more ideas at freshfromflorida.com.
Connoisseurs of small-batch spirits should be easy to please with a bottle of vodka, gin, bourbon or rum from St. Augustine Distillery. If you are lucky, they will break open the bottle with you when they unwrap it. St. Augustine Distillery brought the craft-distilling movement to Florida and opened shop in the historic FP&L Ice Plant. The distillery includes a gift shop and you can buy spirits and unique products online ranging from a tiki mixer to tonic syrup to copper barware and bourbon barrel coffee.