The holiday season is upon us, which for many of us means finding the perfect gift for all the important people in our lives.
If you’re looking for something with a local touch for anyone on your list, we’ve got a few suggestions for great gifts made right here in Jacksonville.
FOR COFFEE LOVERS
The coffee enthusiast on your list will love a Roaster Sample Box from Jax-based Bold Bean Coffee Roasters.
The sample box comes with four small bags of different blends offered by Bold Bean. It’s great for those who appreciate variety in their brews, or those who have been meaning to try Bold Bean but weren’t quite sure where to start.
The Roaster Sample Box is available for $24 on Bold Bean’s website.
FOR THE GRILL MASTER
For those who love to grill, FreshJax’s Grilling Spices Gift Set is perfect.
The set features five of FreshJax’s seasoning blends: Peppered Habanero, Fresh Bay, Grill Master, Smokey Southwest, and Citrus Pepper. Sizes range from 1.3 to 1.6 ounces.
Not seeing the variety you wanted to give? They also allow you to make your own gift set.
The Grilling Spices Gift Set is available for $24.99 on FreshJax’s website.
If you love chocolate and you live in Jax, chances are you’re well aware of Peterbrooke Chocolatier and their chocolate-coated popcorn.
But if you’re buying for a chocolate lover who’s new to the area, or lives out of town, the store’s giant popcorn drum might be a great surprise.
Peterbrooke sells a 54-ounce container of their delicious popcorn for $59 on their website.
FOR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS
Perhaps there’s a special dog in your life, and you don’t want your furry friend to feel left out amongst all the gift-giving.
You’re in luck, because thanks to Pooch Pantry Foods you can give them a gourmet doggy feast!
The brand offers its Spencer’s Chicken and Rice meal, cooked with human-grade ingredients including USDA-inspected meat.
The meals come in two different sizes, 7 and 18 ounces, starting at just $3.50. They can be ordered via the Pooch Pantry website.
FOR THE MAKEUP ARTIST
Organic makeup products are very much in fashion right now, so the makeup lovers on your list will definitely appreciate the Basic Skin Care Kit from locally-based Apple Rose Beauty.
The kit includes samples of three different products: Nourish Naturally Cleanser, Nourish Naturally Moisturizing Treatment, and Bloom Beautifully 20% Vitamin C Super Serum.
The skin care kit is available on the brand’s website for just $10.
FOR THE FARM-TO-TABLE FANATIC
Local farm – and official farm of the Jacksonville Jaguars – Congaree and Penn offers five different gift boxes for those who value natural food products.
The “Know Your Grains” box comes in two sizes and features bags of fresh rice and grits. The “Drink Your Vinegar” box comes with three seasonal shrubs – also known as “drinking vinegar.”
The “Farmer’s Choice” box includes brown rice, purple rice grits, heritage jelly, and a seasonal shrub. “Fit Foodie” comes in two sizes and features grits and pecan oil. And the “Heritage Jelly” box includes your choice of three jellies or jams.
The boxes start at $40 and are all available on the Congaree and Penn website.