19 Locally made Gifts We’re Giving Our Florida Valentines This Year
Shop lightweight golf polos, chic leather backpacks and handmade clay earrings from some of our favorite Florida artisans.
We’ve all been guilty of it: the classic last-minute Valentine’s Day Shopping frenzy where we spend the entirety of February 13 popping in and out of every store within a 30-mile radius hoping we’ll find that elusive gift that’s perfectly suited for our special someone. The reality? We usually wind up with a bouquet of flowers and a variety pack of Lindt truffles. Step outside the chocolate box this year, and gift your valentine something with an added Florida flair. We’ve selected some of our favorite locally made products to surprise your Sunshine State sweetheart.
Explore 1970’s Miami Beach through the pages of David Godlis’ newly released photobook. His signature black and white street photography will transform any coffee table into an art gallery.
Bohemian Reves Lazy Beard Tonic Oil
This ‘lazy’ beard oil will keep him from looking just that. The argan and primrose oil base is combined with six woodsy scents to keep his beloved beard feeling soft, looking shiny and smelling piney.
Form Function Form Button-Stud Apple Watchband
These Orlando-made leather watchbands are a simple, stylish way to up your man’s outfit. Whether you opt for the ink blue or a statement green leopard print, any band can be engraved with a personal message or monogram.
Rodriguez Cigars Rodriguez Sampler
Give the gift of exceptional craftsmanship this year with a sampling of South Florida’s finest cigars. This sampler includes a Robusto, Torpedo and Corona, so there’s a smoke for every sweetheart.
Hearth & Soul Alligator Belt
Fuel his inner hunter-gatherer instincts with this handmade alligator belt. The matte hand-waxed finish ensures that this gift will only get better with time.
Vintage Gentlemen Roosevelt Backpack
Add some luxury to his daily routine with this buffalo leather backpack. Made to keep up with any adventure, The Roosevelt’s dependable design and sturdy leather guarantee that it’ll be a lifetime travel companion.
Corkcicle Eola Bucket Cooler Bag
Perfect for a day at the beach or an afternoon of tailgating, this backpack-style cooler will keep up to 12 cans ice-cold. Is your boo not a beer drinker? This bucket bag can also hold two bottles of wine or tequila.
Würkin Stiffs Bottle Opener Collar Stays
These 2-in-1 collar stays allow for a professional neckline and an evening drink. Doubling as a bottle opener, this handy gift is practical and polished.
Mavrans Floral Symmetry Set
This preppy print is perfect for the environmentally conscious beach bums in your life. Made from recycled plastic bottles and coconut husks, this set is both snazzy and sustainable. Plus, natural anti-sink tech will keep him afloat in the Florida surf.
$99 each, $198 for both
Manifest Distilling Barreled Gin
For the SO’s who never miss a nightcap, this Jacksonville-made barreled gin can put a new spin on their run-of-the-mill Old Fashioned. This liquor is aged for only six months in a previously used whiskey barrel, so every batch is different—but delicious.
$40.99 for 750ml
TropicFiber Pique Polo Shirt
Whether you find your man swinging a club on the golf course or sipping seltzers on the beach, this lightweight polo is perfect for every Sunshine State situation. Choose your favorite from a wide variety of tropical-inspired colors including mojito mint green, biscayne blue and sunwashed orange.
Jenna Alexander Studio State Flower Tea Towels
State flowers and geographical shapes adorn these intricately illustrated tea towels. There are 35 to choose from, but of course we’re partial to the delicate depiction of our home peninsula.
Starting at $11
Naked Bar Soap Co. Rose Quartz Sugar Scrub
Pamper your loved one with this rose quartz sugar scrub. Known as the stone of unconditional love, rose quartz will leave your lady’s skin moisturized, never oily. Her nightly routine just got a little more luxurious.
Castronovo Chocolate White Chocolate Lemon
There’s a reason chocolate is a Valentine’s-Day staple. Let your lover indulge with this award-winning white chocolate bar infused with lemon and sea salt.
Corvega Small Arch Earrings
Support a Florida artist and spoil your Florida sweetheart with these statement clay earrings. Since each pair is handmade, every earring is unique—just like your valentine.
Sailor’s Siren Alchemia Fossil Shark Teeth Post Earrings
Can’t get your girl out of the waves? These handcrafted shark tooth post earrings let her don a piece of the ocean wherever she goes. The subtle gold accent highlights the natural beauty of a classic Sunshine State souvenir.
Maya Bleu Original Shark Tooth Candle
Enjoy the buttery rum and sweet vanilla scent of Maya Bleu’s classic candle. A hint of coconut will bring you back to the beach, along with the fossilized shark teeth embedded in the wax of this lavish item perfect for any household.
The Folklohr Embroidery
From cute quotes to portraits of ‘The Office’ characters, you’re sure to find something to fit your partner’s style from this Weeki Wachee Gardens embroidery shop. Hang the hoops on the wall, from your rearview mirror or even use them as Christmas ornaments.
Starting at $20
Jipsē Candles + Apothecary Hibiscus Palm Reed Diffuser
This reed diffuser gives you the aroma of your favorite botanical-inspired candle without the fuss of a flame. The bouquet of scents includes jasmine, ylang ylang, hibiscus, geranium and more to make the home feel fresh.
Miami Cocktail Co. Organic Spritz
Brighten up a Galentine’s ladies night with these organic spritzers from Miami Cocktail Co. The low-cal libations include a paloma, margarita, bellini, mimosa and sangria spritzer. Organic ingredients and natural sugars ensure a pain-free morning.