by Maddy Zollo Rusbosin | November 21, 2019

Flamingo’s Made in Florida Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Perfect holiday gifts from Florida's homegrown makers, designers and shops

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Photography by Kristen Penoyer

Winter in Florida means decorated palms, instead of pine trees and white sand instead of snow. We’ve highlighted the best gifts made in—and inspired by—the Sunshine State. From home accents and apparel to outdoor gear and stocking stuffers, these local finds are sure to make the season even brighter.

CYPRESS FLORAL DESIGN CUSTOM WREATH

Deck out your door with a Florida citrus-inspired wreath with magnolia and loquat leaves, seeded eucalyptus, juniper, nandina, grevillea, beautyberry and kumquats.

cypressfloraldesign.com
Starting at $125

FLORIDA MAKERS FOR HIM

ICEMULE TRAVELER COOLER

Icemule Travel Cooler

Not your average icebox: Beyond its unique luggage-like look, it holds up to 36  liters, floats in the water and keeps ice frozen for up to 48 hours.

icemulecoolers.com
$289

DUVIN DESIGN CO. TROPICS BUTTONUP AND SHORTS

DUVIN DESIGN CO. TROPICS BUTTONUP AND SHORTS

Duvin Design Co.’s prints are all about living a carefree—not to mention stylish—Florida lifestyle. Case in point: this bold, whimsical shirt and short set to infuse some fun into your wardrobe.

duvindesign.com
$62 each

FREEHAND GOODS CAMO TRUCKER 5 PANEL HAT

FREEHAND GOODS CAMO TRUCKER 5 PANEL HAT

The Orlando maker is all about creating quality yet affordable leather and hand-crafted goods. This camo hat strikes the perfect balance between causal and cool.

freehandgoods.com
$25

ELLA BING WOODEN BOW TIE NO. 205

ELLA BING WOODEN BOW TIE NO. 205

What’s more dapper than a bowtie? One that’s made out of mahogany. Tie one on with Ella Bing, a Tampa-based haberdashery known for creating striking styles that pair laser-cut wood with patterned fabric.

ellabing.com
$55

OVER UNDER CLOTHING TRADITIONAL LEATHER DUFFLE

OVER UNDER CLOTHING TRADITIONAL LEATHER DUFFLE

Step up your airport style by carrying this first class-worthy handmade leather suitcase. Each duffle is made to order and comes with a removable matching dopp kit.

overunderclothing.com
$550

FLORIDA MAKERS FOR HER

DORA MAE JEWELRY ANGELINA NECKLACE AND CELEBRATE YOUR SHINE EARRINGS

DORA MAE JEWELRY ANGELINA NECKLACE AND CELEBRATE YOUR SHINE EARRINGS

Inspired by her grandmother Dora Mae’s jewelry collection, Ansley Schrimsher creates one-of-a-kind pieces using vintage and modern materials. Choose drop earrings with 1950s rhinestone starburst pendants, an antique shell necklace and more. Or customize your own heirlooms.

doramaejewelry.com
$149 each

CASE+DRIFT DAKOTA AND PALMS TOWELS

CASE+DRIFT DAKOTA AND PALMS TOWELS

Made from Turkish cotton, each versatile piece can be used as a scarf, a blanket, a wrap or a towel, making it a must-pack for any stylish jet-setter.

caseanddrift.com
$40 each

XIMENA KAVALEKAS JENNY BOX BAG IN SAND OR BOURBON

XIMENA KAVALEKAS JENNY BOX BAG IN SAND OR BOURBON

Miami designer, Ximena Kavalekas, is all about luxe, yet ladylike accessories. This petite leather bag has a removable strap, so you can take it from a clutch to a crossbody in seconds.

ximenakavalekas.com
$1,740 (Sand), $770 (Bourbon)

ASHLEY WOODSON BAILEY ACRYLIC TRAY IN FAY

ASHLEY WOODSON BAILEY ACRYLIC TRAY IN FAY

Flower photographer Ashley Woodson Bailey is known for capturing striking floral images and then creating mesmerizing fine art, wallpapers and specialty items.

awblove.com
$110

GIOVANNA BARRIOS PYTHON CHAMPAGNE CLUTCH

GIOVANNA BARRIOS PYTHON CHAMPAGNE CLUTCH

This cheeky clutch puts a stylish spin on BYOB. Between its python skin exterior, champagne shape and chic gold chain, it’s sure to win you best dressed at the holiday party.

giovannabarrios.com
$550

CABANA LIFE WHITE/NAVY TRIM TERRY TUNICS

CABANA LIFE WHITE/NAVY TRIM TERRY TUNICS

All of the designs from Jacksonville apparel brand Cabana Life are made out of luxe UPF materials, proving that sun safety can be stylish.

cabanalife.com
Starting at $106

DRIFT BOUTIQUE ZODIAC NECKLACE

These trendy zodiac coins on beaded ball chains are perfect for the sassy Leos or fashion-forward Libras in your life. Luckily, this Neptune Beach-based boutique has one for every astrological sign.

shopdrift.com
$114

FLORIDA MAKERS FOR THE HOME

GIDDY PAPERIE GINGER JAR SWIZZLES

GIDDY PAPERIE GINGER JAR SWIZZLES

The Winter Park design studio partnered with the Enchanted Home and Acrylic Sticks to make these swizzles. A bow-adorned ginger jar stirrer is the merriest way to mix things up.

giddypaperie.com
$20

CAMP CRAFT COCKTAILS

CAMP CRAFT COCKTAILS

Not only are these jars pretty, but inside, each has everything needed to create a tasty cocktail that serves up to 16 people. Whip up a cranberry martini or citrus-inspired beverage by adding your alcohol of choice.

campcraftcocktails.com
$24 

VIDA DE LOUIE TEQUILLA

VIDA DE LOUIE TEQUILLA

Can’t swing a trip to the Caribbean? Get into an island state of mind with this craft tequila. Its smooth taste paired with a twist of orange makes every day feel like vacation.

vidadelouie.com
$43

LETTERMADE DRINK MORE CHAMPAGNE EMBROIDERED COCKTAIL NAPKINS

LETTERMADE DRINK MORE CHAMPAGNE EMBROIDERED COCKTAIL NAPKINS

Every hostess will love these embroidered cocktail napkins. The Winter Park-based fine linens company taps into a playful mindset, with motifs including Oprah and Anna Wintour, and custom designs too.

shoplettermade.com
Starting at $48

4 RIVERS SMOKEHOUSE BRISKET CANDLE AND PITMASTER KIT

4 RIVERS SMOKEHOUSE BRISKET CANDLE AND PITMASTER KIT

Bring the smoky flavors of this Orlando barbecue joint home with a set of signature sauces and rubs. Any barbecue enthusiast needs this brisket-scented candle, which makes it smell like you’ve cooked all day.

Bring the smoky flavors of this Orlando barbecue joint home with a set of signature sauces and rubs. Any barbecue enthusiast needs this brisket-scented candle, which makes it smell like you’ve cooked all day.

4rsmokehouse.com
$16 brisket candle, $59 pitmaster kit

FLORIDA MAKERS
STOCKING STUFFERS

SUNSHINE STATE GOODS SUNBURST FESTIVAL TANK AND HOLIDAY ROAD TEE

SUNSHINE STATE GOODS SUNBURST FESTIVAL TANK AND HOLIDAY ROAD TEE

Wear your Florida pride on your sleeve quite literally with this Clearwater apparel brand that donates a portion of proceeds to wildlife efforts.

sunshinestategoods.com
$28 tank, $32 unisex tee

CORKCICLE ORIGINS COFFEE MUG

CORKCICLE ORIGINS COFFEE MUG

The perfect caffeine-carrying sidekick for the morning commute or just chilling on the front porch swing. Keeps beverages cold or hot for a crazy long time. Comes in snowdrift (shown) or walnut.

corkcicle.com
$29

DUVIN DESIGN CO. HAPPY FEET

DUVIN DESIGN CO. HAPPY FEET

Socks don’t have to be boring—just look at these palm tree and flamingo pairs.

duvindesign.com
$12 

4 OCEAN BRACELET AND SEAR OTTER BRACELET

4 OCEAN BRACELET AND SEAR OTTER BRACELET

The Boca Raton-based org aims to stop the ocean’s plastic crisis with bracelets, made from recycled materials, by pledging to protect sea life and remove 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines for each one sold.

4ocean.com
$20

OVER UNDER WATER DOG COLLAR IN BLAZE ORANGE AND THE GANG’S ALL HERE RIBBON LEASH

OVER UNDER WATER DOG COLLAR IN BLAZE ORANGE AND THE GANG'S ALL HERE RIBBON LEASH

Give your good boy or girl something to bark about. It’s no surprise this Jacksonville brand offers quality accessories for furry friends.

overunderclothing.com
$35 collar, $42 ribbon leash

BLOOMWOLF STUDIO SUNSHINE FAVORITES POCKET NOTEBOOKS

BLOOMWOLF STUDIO SUNSHINE FAVORITES POCKET NOTEBOOKS

Jotting down memories, ideas or notes has never looked cuter.

bloomwolfstudio.com
$10

Photography by Kristen Penoyer