Florida Lives Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Shopping for holiday gifts can be difficult if you’re looking for stocking stuffers, budget gifts, or a fun experience for the “person who has everything.” These gifts are perfect for the Florida-lover in your life, Florida-lover approved!

By the way, these gifts are great any time of year! Shop my guide for birthdays, housewarmings, Florida moving gifts, Florida trip souvenirs, and any other occasions!

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Gifts Under $30 & Stocking Stuffers

Sunshine State of Mind 16oz Tervis

Florida Cutting & Serving Board

Perfect for charcuterie!

1000 Piece Florida Jigsaw Puzzle

Santa Riding Alligator Ornament

Mickey and Minnie Disney Tote Bag

Coastal Wonder Absorbent Coasters (set of 4)

Hidden Manatee Ceramic Mug

Florida Beer Cap Map

Hiking Fanny Pack with Water Bottle Holder

I love fanny packs for mid-length hikes, and having a water bottle holder is so convenient!

Universal Waterproof Phone Pouch

These are seriously a game-changer for taking underwater pictures and video without the high price tag! Also great for peace of mind at the beach, paddling, swimming, etc.

Flamingo Print Kitchen Towels

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida

My family has had this book for years and it’s the perfect guide to look up birds, bugs, flowers, and more! It’s small enough to keep in your car or even hiking backpack for on-the-go identification.

1st Christmas in Florida Ornament

Perfect for anyone who moved to Florida this year!

Vintage Florida Poster Print

Homesick Florida Scented Candle

State Map Hand Towel

Pocket-size Hiking Journal

BALEAF Long Sleeve SPF 50+ Sun Shirt

I love this shirt! It’s perfect for paddling to keep the sun off your shoulders and arms. It’s also great for hiking on cooler days.

Sterling Silver Flamingo Pendant Necklace

For the “person who has everything” or who doesn’t need more “stuff”

Florida State Parks Annual Pass

This is the perfect gift for a Florida State Parks lover. For only $120 for a full year, they can visit the majority of state parks completely free with up to 8 people. It’s a win-win because you can go with them too!

Groupon Experience/Gift Card

One of my go-to gifts is a Groupon experience. There are so many options available, and you can find some really great deals! Here are some of my picks, but you can search by city or by activity for your favorites:

Local Coffee Flight

For the coffee lover in your life, consider getting them a couple bags of locally-roasted coffee in fun flavors instead of another mug. It’s like a fun DIY coffee flight. Some of our favorites are Manatee Coffee, Sweetwater Organic Coffee, and Buddy Brew Coffee.

Local Beer/Wine/Spirits Flight

For something a little stronger, you can also put together a gift basket of locally-made beer, wine, or spirits for a fun flight. Many local breweries/wineries/distilleries sell their own drinks bottled, and some are also available online. You could also check local liquor stores for a one-stop-shop.

AirBnB Gift Card

It’s always a good idea to gift a staycation! A gift card is the perfect option for friends or relatives, so they can choose their own dates. But you can pick a couple unique stays to recommend to them that you think they’d love! We recently stayed in a cabin on the Santa Fe River and it was lovely!

Hop Passport

I’ve gifted a Hop Passport to the beer lovers in my life for the last 3 years and they love it. There are dozens of Florida (other states are available too) breweries in the passport, where you go and get a stamp and get BOGO or 1/2 off two beers. It’s fun to see how many stamps you can collect and you can patronize local breweries at the same time.


Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard

This is the paddleboard I just bought from Amazon and it has been great so far. Sturdy, portable, and has all the features I wanted for the price I wanted. If you’re looking for a higher-end paddleboard, check out the very popular iRockers. I seriously can’t believe I waited so long to get an iSUP. It has been so much fun taking it around to different springs and rivers without having to pay rental fees!

Merrell Waterproof Hiking Shoe

There is some debate in the Florida hiking community about waterproof hiking shoes. I personally have these waterproof Merrells and love them. I wouldn’t recommend for trails that are underwater (above the top of the shoe), but for a casual muddy hike, these are perfect and have saved my feet from getting soggy many times.

Seavenger Snorkel Set

This one’s barely a splurge at just over $40. If you know a spring lover, I’m sure they’d love a snorkel set. Having my very own to take with me was a game changer for my springs trips. It’s like a whole other world under the water!

What’s on your holiday wish list this year?

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