Tis the Season to Shop Local in South Walton
December 19, 2013 by Jill Tanner
The best gifts are found at the beach! South Walton has lots of wonderful products and services that will make someone you know very happy. Head out for a shopping adventure at some of our favorite shops and shopping destinations. The SoWal staff loves to shop local - here's our latest SoWal List with some of our favorite gifts for your friends and family this season.
Mercantile – The Trophy Husband and Trophy Wife Tees Our favorite gifts from the rustic/western boutique Mercantile in Seaside this year are the Trophy Husband and Trophy Wife tees. What a cute and clever way to show your spouse how proud you are to have them by your side.
For the Health of it – Massage Therapy Treat someone you love to a relaxing massage at For the Health of It in Blue Mountain Beach. The massage therapists there are amazing and the price is right! For the Health of It is South Walton's oldest established Massage Therapy Clinic with four quiet, relaxing treatment rooms.
Beau Interiors – Beau Bath and Body Products Create a gift basket for someone special with Body Butter, Sugar Scrub, Bath & Shower Gel, Hand & Body Lotion, Moisturizing Milk Bath, and Lip Balm from Beau Bath and Body. This new line of products from Beau Interiors is already becoming a local favorite and is sure to make a great gift!
McCaskill and Company – Shinola Watch Surprise someone this year with an American made Shinola watch from McCaskill and Company in Miramar Beach. Shinola Watches is the first all-American watch brand, designed and assembled by hand in Detroit. You can select among four distinct styles with a wide variety of dial and band options. McCaskill & Company is also host to some of the world’s most exclusive jewelry designers and watches.
Sirens at the Beach – Blush Pajamas If you want to be comfy and cozy this winter, stop by Sirens at the Beach and pick up the full-length cotton jersey pajamas by Blush. You will make a friend, loved one, or yourself very snuggly. Sirens, located in Grayton Beach, is a lovely lingerie shop with beautiful, rare brands sure to set any mood.
La Vie Est Belle - Tahitian Pearl "Signature" Necklace Give someone you love a beautiful black tahitian necklace from La Vie Est Belle in Seaside. Fine Pearls & Leather Jewelry by Wendy Mignot® have become internationally known and loved. Any girl would be ecstatic to receive this necklace.
Big Daddy’s Bike Shop - 2014 Electra Townie Big Daddy’s Bike Shop in Blue Mountain Beach has the perfect gift - the 2014 Electra Townie bicycle that has a comfortable upright seating position allowing you to see the world better and places your feet flat on the ground whenever you want. This bike is fun and easy to ride. The only hard part about riding an Electra Townie is choosing which one to get. Stop in to see the choice of colors and speeds available.
Duckies Shop of Fun – The Rody The Rody is bouncy animal kids love to play on. Let Rody be the hit of the holidays this year. Duckies Shop of Fun is located in Seaside and loaded with toys, clothes, pranks, and more.
Alys Shoppe – Will Leather Goods Travel Bag We all know how hard it is to buy for the men in our lives, so this year make it simple with a Will Leather Goods travel bag from the Alys Shoppe. This bag is perfect for a quick getaway or overnight business trip. Alys Shoppe is an elegant boutique in Alys Beach that boasts carefully chosen designer lines.
Pilates by the Sea – Pilates Package Give the gift of health and well being from Pilates by the Sea. Choose from a single session to a full month of classes. There are options for every lifestyle and budget. Giving health is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
Pish Posh Patchouli’s - Bumble & bumble's Tousled Two-Step Holiday Gift Set The tousled look is in this year and the Bumble & bumble Tousled Two-Step Holiday Gift Set is the perfect gift for your bestie or yourself! Stop by Pish Posh Patchouli’s in Rosemary Beach to get tousled!
Bow Wow Meow Pet Company - West Paw Dog Toys Don’t forget to buy for your furry best friend too. Any pup will love a West Paw 100% recyclable, earth friendly, dog toy or chew that floats! Plus they are made in the USA. Bow Wow Meow Pet Company in Seagrove Beach provides a selection of healthy and organic food as well as pet gear for both dogs and cats.
Nest 30A – 30Alphabet Spell any word, saying, or name with the 30Alphabet from Nest 30A in Grayton Beach to create personalized art for a friend or loved one. The 30Alphabet photos are taken from different structures and natural surroundings all over Scenic 30A. Have them framed or get creative with the postcard sized photos. This gift will remind the recipient of the beautiful days spent in South Walton.
Shimmering Seas – Indiri Amethyst Collection Pick up a little “Shimmer” for someone on your list! This striking Green Amethyst collection is handcrafted by highly skilled artisans, using old world techniques from the island of Bali. “Indiri” specializes in natural stones and the finest quality Sterling Silver. This beautiful collection is also offered in other gemstones and is available at Shimmering Seas Jewelry & Gifts in Seaside and Pier Park.
Be sure to check the SoWal Events Calendar for special holiday markets and events. On the SoWal Forum you'll find more special holiday items, deals, and restaurant specials. Sign up for the SoWal Newsletter for specials and giveaways. Last but not least, shop online for SoWal Gear and SoWal Photo prints & products.
South Walton is bursting at the seams with creative, fun, and fabulous gifts this year! You will no doubt find something for everyone right here at the beach. Please support local businesses by shopping local in South Walton. Visit the SoWal Shopping Guide to see all local shops and rate and comment on your favorites. Local businesses love to hear from you.