For those of you not already freaking out, just a friendly reminder that there is less than two weeks to Christmas.
I know what your thinking. Where did the time go? I am right there with you. And I’m guessing you are probably like the 66 percent of Americans who have also not finished their Christmas shopping. Again right there with you.
Or even worse, you were good and did all your shopping online in like October, but you just found out those packages are NOT going to make it. Que silent screaming. I can also relate to that one.
But there is no need to panic, especially if you are relaxing on the sunny shores of Navarre Beach this holiday season because we offer a wide variety of unique shops to find the perfect gift for you loved ones this Christmas. Here are five last minute gifts:
- Meaningful jewelry from Saltwater Cottage
This sweet boutique is literally a cottage with a shabby chic feel. Driving by you cannot miss this place with its rustic paint job and chandeliers cascading from an old oak. And as cute as the outside is, the inside is just as fabulous. Which brings me to their jewelry collection.
Designed by one of our local artists, each piece symbolically tells a story, usually tied to a verse from the Bible. A perfect gift for your stylish friend or sister.
- Art at 4,000 degrees
Holley Hill Pottery is a bit out of the way, but well worth stopping by. These artists have been playing with fire and clay for generations. The Stokes family has cultivated a unique style that is both beachy and organic. And with pieces available in muted colors or bold shades, the art can be matched to any home décor.
Pick up a mug for your caffeine addicted friend or a one of a kind shot-gun-blasted vase for your avante-garde aunt. (Yes, I mean the artist literally shot the vase before firing it).
- Socks and shells from Artistry 98
We all have that funky friend or family member. You know, the one that always has a surprise up their sleeve and embraces that which is a bit off the beaten trail.
For them, Artistry 98 has you covered. With a hand loom much older than the owners themselves, they actually hand-weave rugs from- you’d never guess it- socks! These ultra soft rugs are woven then painted and available in custom orders. The shop also offers an array of décor created from sea shells.
- Something sporty from Broxson’s Outdoors
Whether you’re looking to for something big like a new stand up paddle board or something smaller like Yeti brand tumblers, this place has got the sportsman or sportswoman in your life covered.
Guys can be hard to buy for, but Broxson’s will take care of you.
- Sea Turtle Wine
There is nothing better than giving a gift that also gives to a good cause. In this case, the array of Sea Turtle wines at The Vine Wine Bar will not only make for a great gift, but they support sea turtle conservation, too. Sold as a partnership between the Weibel Family Winery in California and the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, part of profits from the wines sold in this area benefit the center’s conservation efforts.