SoWal Insider Guide to Valentine Shopping

February 5, 2018 by Jill Tanner

Love is all around us in SoWal and it's the time of year to show your special someone some extra love! Finding the perfect gift for your Valentine is not always an easy task. You want to impress, but you also want to be romantic and personal. SoWal Insiders love to go shopping and in our latest SoWal List we're passing on the inside scoop about where to find the perfect gift for your loved one.

Sirens at the Beach Buy her something that will make her feel sexy. Darcy at Siren’s in Grayton Beach can help you put together a beautiful gift bag. Hello ladies! You could buy something and surprise him on Valentine’s Night. Stop in the shop, or shop online.


La Vie Est Belle Pearl and leather jewelry is always a great gift and everyone wants “a Wendy” from La Vie Est Belle in Seaside. Surprise your sweetheart with a Signature Tahitian black pearl necklace for her, or a black pearl on leather bracelet for him.

Moon Creek Gallery
From the founders of, the recently opened Moon Creek Gallery in Grayton Beach offers exquisite photos from decades spent capturing the best the beach has to offer. Photos are offered in many ways - notecard gifts, unique photos mounted on driftwood from the local waters, and traditional matted and framed museum-quality prints. The Heritage series consists of fine art canvas in heirloom frames of sinker cypress from the cool depths of the Choctawhatchee River. Photographer Kurt Lischka founded to share his beautiful images with the world and now you can come directly to his gallery to take home a piece of the beach. Also a hub for our beloved SoWal staff - you can also find other beach gifts, SoWal T-shirts, hats, postcards and more! Grayton Beach Plaza - 1414 Co Rd 283 S, Suite D - right on the main road to Grayton from Hwy 98, just north of Scenic 30A.


Pish Posh Patchouli’s Patchouli’s in Rosemary Beach has all the ingredients to create the Valentine’s gift of her dreams - literally. They have a “create your own scent” bar, where you can create a signature perfume or love lotion just for her. Every girl loves bath and body goodies, PJs, candles, and perfumes - and the staff at Patchouli’s will package it up beautifully. Shop online at Patchouli’s or give them a call - Patchouli's ships!


McCaskill and Company Maybe you are ready to pop the question or maybe you just want to find that special sentimental piece your love will keep forever. Either way, McCaskill and Company in Miramar Beach has the best collection of engagement rings, watches, and jewelry on the Emerald Coast. Sarah Carolyn Fashion Jewelry is adjacent to McCaskill and Co. and has a beautiful collection of jewelry and accessories for every budget.


Sundog Books and Central Square Records Find the perfect book or album for the studious, creative, ever-learning, always-reading girl or guy in your life. Give the gift of music and words that will inspire. And don’t forget to pick up the perfect Valentine card to go with it.


Mercantile We know every girl loves jewelry and Mercantile in Seaside has some great lines including Annie Parker Jewelry and Blessings in Disguise. Find her something unique, something that speaks to her. Mercantile also has an online shop for your convenience.


Fusion Art Glass Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like diamonds and gold. Fusion Art Glass in Seaside carries the Dana David line, which features delicate, white, yellow, and rose gold pieces with diamonds. This gorgeous jewelry says you love her now and you will forever. Shop online at


Alys Shoppe Alys Shoppe is the breathtaking shop in Alys Beach that carries a fine selection of very rare jewelry and clothing lines, including S. Carter Designs. In addition to fine jewelry, Alys Shoppe has adorable Endearment Mugs with Dear, Honey, Sweetie and Darling written on them for just $18! When your sweetie drinks the morning coffee, they will always smile and think of you.
Give the gift of health and wellness at Sandestin Day Spa with a spa package, or a massage from For the Health of It in Blue Mountain Beach. Your sweetheart will enjoy being pampered and relaxed.
We hope this Valentine’s Shopping Guide helps you find exactly what you need to make your sweetheart’s day! Check out our other SoWal Insider Guides, and find out more about unique local shops by visiting our SoWal Shopping Guide.


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Jill is a long-time SoWal local transplanted from Georgia. Jill enjoys writing movie scripts in her bit of spare time.

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