Deck the Halls with Local Art, Jewelry, Clothes and More!

March 27, 2020 by SoWal Staff

South Walton is chock full of rare and unique treasures that you can’t find just anywhere. This year, think outside the box and look for gifts that will be “the hit” of the holidays. After a week of shopping local, the SoWal staff found the best gifts around for the whole family! We started in Miramar Beach and made our way east to Rosemary Beach for our latest SoWal List.

McCaskill and Company
While diamonds are known to be “a girl’s best friend”, they are also known to create unforgettable holiday moments. These Kwiat inside and out diamond hoops at McCaskill and Company in Miramar Beach are sure to steal the show this holiday season. The graceful flow of these earrings would complement any woman. Imagine the look on her face as she unwraps a gift she will have forever.


Stinky’s Bait Shack
Whether you have a fisherman in your life or not, you can find some seriously cool gifts at Stinky’s Bait Shack in Dune Allen Beach. Spice up your holiday party with a basket from the Bait Shack including the house made Bloody Mary mix from Chef Todd, homemade pickles, orca, and green beans. MeMaw’s Pepper Jelly is also a holiday favorite! You can also scoop up some sweet apparel from one of the most loved restaurants on Scenic 30-A. Stinky’s Bait Shack also carries the popular Yak Attack brand with accessories for fishing on your kayak. Don’t forget they have Mojo Apparel and Costa Del Mar shades. Fish happy!


Beau Interiors Beau Interiors in Grayton Beach offers luxury décor and furnishings for your home, but we found some smaller items perfect for the gifting season. These beautiful beaded crosses are both decorative and sentimental. They can be hung on a wall or just placed on your favorite table. They are handmade from vintage beads and charms and the quality shows in each well-made piece.


La Vie Est Belle
There is one question everyone should ask his or her loved one before Christmas: “Do you have a Wendy?” And, if they don’t, it’s time to get them one! Wendy Mignot has quickly become a national and even international name in Fine Leather and Pearls and we fell in love with the The Freshwater Seaside Collection this year! All pieces are perfectly priced from $75 to $350. La Vie Est Belle, located in Seaside, is the original pearl and leather jewelry that is locally and internationally recognizable! Call, stop by or shop online at

Every girl needs a great pair of boots (or five) and Mercantile in Seaside is the place to find them! Pick out a new pair for yourself to wear to all of those holiday parties or buy a pair for your bestie or your sis! Mercantile carries all of the up-to-the-minute brands every fashionista loves. So, if you want to step out knowing you’re in style, then you better get Mercantile in Seaside!


 Fusion Art Glass
If you have ever visited Seaside, you have certainly walked in Fusion Art Glass and been wowed. The store is filled with beautiful locally hand-blown glass shaped into art, bowls, tableware, ornaments, and so much more. Fusion also carries some other pretty incredible artists. We fell in love with the Graffiti Icon Necklaces by Dana David at Fusion. They are handmade using 18K gold and diamonds. Choose from a variety of pendants to complement anyone’s lifestyle!


Duckies Shop of Fun
Maybe you don’t have a chimney for Santa to slide down on Christmas Eve, or maybe you don’t have a secure way to get your child’s letter to Santa, but either way, we have a solution. Duckies in Seaside has two adorable pillows - one has a key for Santa, to make sure he can get in a leave presents and the other is straight from the North Pole Express and they guarantee same hour delivery! Stop by Duckies for all of your toy needs. 

Alys Shoppe
No beach girl is complete without a Turkish T Beach Candy Tunic and Towel from Alys Shoppe in Alys Beach. This soft, super comfy tunic is a Shoppe favorite and the Beach Candy towel is so versatile it can be used a dozen ways. This is a great gift for any girl who loves days spent at the beach and nights relaxing on the porch listening to the waves. 


 Pish Posh Patchouli's
We have found luxury in the Barefoot Dreams calypso wrap at Pish Posh Patchouli’s in Rosemary Beach. This lusciously soft wrap is perfect for all seasons.  Put it on after a warm bath, wear it for a night out or just snuggle up in it by the fire. This wrap will make every lady on your list ooh and ahh.

Our latest SoWal List has us thinking outside the big box stores this year and encourages you to SHOP LOCAL! Support your community of local artists and businesses – you will be pleasantly surprised at what you find! Visit the SoWal Shopping Guide to see all local shops and rate and comment on your favorites. Local businesses love to hear from you.  


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