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Ready to do your shopping Palm Beaches style? Get a jump-start with these local gift ideas.
Give the gift of a farm-to-table, family-style dinner experience. Swank Table Dinner by Swank Specialty Produce makes an excellent holiday gift for anyone over 21. This “down on the farm” experience includes live music by local artists, specialty cocktails, local brews and wines, unique dishes created right before your eyes by local and nationally known chefs, a 20-minute tour with Q&A and a social experience to last a lifetime. Swank Farm is South Florida’s premier hydroponic produce farm and is known for producing the highest-quality produce for South Florida chefs. For reservations and information please visit swankspecialtyproduce.com for more details and a list of all the farm’s offerings. 14311 North Road, Loxahatchee; (561) 202-5648
Spread cheer with dining discounts. CityTins are a clever little tin chock full of coaster gift cards, each worth $10 off your tab at 20+ locally owned restaurants within Palm Beach County. Some of the great restaurants participating are Pistache, Lynora’s, Cafe Chardonnay and Grandview Public Market. To pick where you’re going for the night, you can use the game spinner that comes in the tin, making it also very playful. They’re the perfect gift for friends, family, teachers or any hard-to-shop-for person. CityTins retail for $30 and are at local retailers (QUINN, Initial Styles Boutique, Amar Bakery and The Butcher and the Bar).
Send South Florida flavors and fun. The Box of Sunshine by West Palm Beach Food Tours is the best way to send a sampler of goodies this holiday. This is the gift package that’ll make someone smile as soon as it arrives! The Box of Sunshine is essentially a food tour in a box, filled with stories and history on items like Cholo Soy Cocina pineapple habañero hot sauce, Wildflower Granola, coconut rum cake from Ganache Bakery and more. It’s complete with a virtual Key Lime Pie Baking Class led by Food Network star Jamal Lake — plus all the ingredients. By purchasing a Box of Sunshine, you’ll be supporting six small local businesses at a price of $89 (includes domestic shipping).
Satisfy the sweet tooth this season. Hoffman’s Chocolates is more than a traditional Palm Beaches treat, it’s an experience. This famous candy factory, with stores around The Palm Beaches, offers assortments for any chocolate or candy lover. Hoffman’s favorites include chocolate truffles, custom chocolate-covered Oreos, traditional fudge, caramel apples, coconut cashew crunch and world-famous peanut brittle. 5190 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres; (888) 281-8800; hoffmans.com
Get them a restaurant gift card — and get a little something for you. Dinner at True Food Kitchen is sure to be a delight, with an abundance of fresh ingredients and a taste of the unexpected. Give a gift card this season and receive a $20 bonus card (valid Jan. 1–March 31, 2022) for every $100 in gift cards purchased — available online and in-store through Dec. 31, 2021. True Food Kitchen’s artisan chefs create crave-worthy classics together with a steady rotation of seasonal offerings, including naturally ripe fruits and vegetables that provide a flavorful experience rich in nutrients. With numerous options of healthy vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free items, there’s something for everyone to enjoy off the menu at True Food Kitchen. Remember, there’s always room for dessert! 700 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 112, West Palm Beach; (561) 345-2155; truefoodkitchen.com/locations/westpalmbeach 6000 Glades Road, Ste. 1015A, Boca Raton; (561) 419-8105; truefoodkitchen.com/locations/bocaraton
Grab VIP seats for an equestrian extravaganza. The Suites at the Winter Equestrian Festival is a VIP experience for the Saturday Night Lights grand prix events at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The Suites offers prime viewing of the event and it’s something the whole family can enjoy, with a full buffet and bar package. Expect to watch some of the best equestrian show jumpers from around the globe, live music and shopping. The Winter Equestrian Festival runs from Jan. 5–April 3, 2022, and tables of eight, six and four people are available in The Suites nearly every Saturday evening. For more information or to reserve seats, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-784-1125. Palm Beach International Equestrian Center: 3400 Equestrian Club Dr., Wellington; (561) 793-5867; pbiec.coth.com
Reserve a table for brunch and polo. Champagne Brunch in The Pavilion at The International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) is the perfect excuse to get dressed up, watch ponies gallop across the field at top speeds and experience what the Palm Beach lifestyle is all about! IPC is one of the most premier polo destinations in the world. It hosts the greatest high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. This winter, the IPC polo season runs from Jan. 2–April 24, 2022, with feature matches taking place every Sunday. The Sunday Champagne Brunch in The Pavilion hosts fieldside tables on a covered patio, the ideal spot to get close to the action while savoring a delicious brunch spread with champagne in hand. Brunch seats and tables will be available online in December. International Polo Club: 3667 120th Ave. S., Wellington; (561) 204-5687; ipc.coth.com
Jump, dive and splash into your next family-friendly adventure. Obstacle Island at Shark Wake Park is a massive floating playground that’s home to monkey bars, climbing towers, slides and more. Shark Wake Park is also home to its famous cable park for wakeboarding and knee-boarding. Whether you’re looking to give the gift of learning to wakeboard or you’re buying for a seasoned pro, consider a day pass or lesson/membership to Shark Wake Park for the ultimate action-packed experience. 1440 Eshleman Trail, West Palm Beach; (561) 323-3937; sharkwakepark.com
Soak up a ski-season tradition, Palm Beaches style. Après Beach at The Royal Poinciana Plaza — a warm-weather take on après ski — is the latest hit this winter, where both surfers and socialites rendezvous in sophistication and style. Lounge with your friends and family in a private cabana designed by your favorite Royal retailer (Alice + Olivia, Kirna Zabête, LoveShackFancy, Lingua Franca and more) and enjoy drinks, snacks, music and shopping. Cabanas are available to rent ($350 from 3 to 6 p.m.) for up to six people through Jan. 30, and include bites and beverages from a special Sant Ambroeus menu, swag bags, professional photography by Capehart and more. 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach; (561) 440-5441; theroyalpoincianaplaza.com
Provide a customized travel experience. Last year certainly made us value experiences over material goods, so why not give the gift of travel this holiday? Book a bucket-list trip with your family, significant other or best friend and make memories that last a lifetime. Ideas include a trek to Machu Picchu, a cruise in the Greek islands, seeing nature at its best in the Galapagos or just observing the beauty of the Grand Canyon. The best way to facilitate a gift like this is to work with a travel advisor like Reece Worldwide Travel, who can help craft a trip that fits within your budget, interests and timeframe. West Palm Beach; (202) 549-1910; reecewt.com
Track accessories trends for a stylish teen. Bubs & Sass is a handcrafted sustainable jewelry company known for its affordable and personalized products. They have multiple collections to choose from that make finding the perfect gift a breeze. With ever-changing lines, they stay up-to-date with the most recent trends, including their new line of tarnish and sweat-proof jewelry. Find Bubs & Sass at Tide & Table in Tequesta and The GypSea Cottage in Stuart or online. Tide & Table: 150 US-1 Suite 23, Tequesta; (561) 320-9721 The GypSea Cottage: 49 SW Osceola St., Stuart; (772) 291-2788
Choose comfortable, beach-friendly clothes. How about gifting something that’s truly local, designed and made right here in The Palm Beaches? Caloosa WaterWear is a Florida lifestyle brand that combines fashion and performance for the entire family. The collection is meant to enhance comfort while enjoying all of the activities that the beaches, sun and tropical weather bring us in Florida. The Merry Beach-mas Ultra Comfort Shirt ($36) is a fun and festive design featuring a palm tree decorated with ornaments on the beach, and it will protect from the sun with its UPF 30 sun protection. (561) 463-0648; shopcaloosa.com
Pick up something eclectic for little ones. The Fluffy Corner has a collection of mommy-and-me lifestyle products like floral arrangements, pampas grass, dried floral and home decor items like candles, trays, jewelry and accessories. The latest collection of hair bows and accessories for little girls (Alexandra Sara) are a great buy for a little fashionista. Check out The Fluffy Corner at the Deck the Palms Market and online. All products are sourced from women-owned businesses in the U.S.
Whatever you choose this holiday season, be sure to experience the sights and sounds of decorations around town. From Santa sightings in the malls to Sandi the famous tree at Holiday in Paradise, there’s no shortage of happy shopping, happy sightseeing and happy holidays in The Palm Beaches.
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