The Ultimate Palm Beaches Holiday Gift Guide

November 22, 2021

Ready to do your shopping, Palm Beaches style? Get a jump-start with these local gift ideas.

Sleigh bells are ringing early this year and snowbirds are flocking to sunny south Florida more than ever before. You bet Santa loves a little sand between his toes, too. Who wouldn’t love sunshine, 60 to 70-degree weather and the smell of salt air? It’s all you need to make winter here in the Palm Beaches at the top of your list.
 
Speaking of lists, have you started making your wish list this season? Or, are you wondering (and maybe worrying) what to get that special someone? Fret not! We have hand-picked gifts found right here in The Palm Beaches to kick off your holiday shopping journey. Shopping local is the way to go this year, so kick back and sip on a peppermint mocha while you browse our holiday gift guide below for some great gifting this year.

For the Food and Wine Lover

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

People dining outdoors at a long table
Photo courtesy of Swank Farm

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 available online or at local retailers (QUINN, Initial Styles Boutique, Amar Bakery and The Butcher and the Bar). 

Collage of coasters
Photo courtesy of CityTins

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).

Box of food items and treats
Photo courtesy of West Palm Beach Food Tours

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

Chocolates and candies on display
Hoffman's Chocolates

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

Exterior view of outdoor tables at True Food Kitchen restaurant
Photo courtesy of True Food Kitchen

Gift an Experience This Season

Book a boating excursion.
Jupiter Inlet Boat Rentals is a full-service, concierge-style boat rental company located right on the Palm Beach Inlet. With a fleet of 24-foot deck boats, runabouts and center console boats for Intracoastal and ocean use, rentals can be booked for both half and full days. If you’re buying for the inexperienced boater or just want to relax on deck, Jupiter Inlet Boat Rentals can also provide you with a licensed captain to take you sightseeing, dockside dining and cruising the sandbars. Gift certificates are available and all ages are welcome. 
 
1095 N. Hwy A1A, Jupiter; (561) 741-1212; jupiterinletboatrentals.com

A family on a speedboat
Photo courtesy of Jupiter Inlet Boat Rentals

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 [email protected] or call 561-784-1125.
Palm Beach International Equestrian Center: 3400 Equestrian Club Dr., Wellington; (561) 793-5867; pbiec.coth.com

Evening horseback jumping competition
Photo courtesy of the Winter Equestrian Festival

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 

Wide view of a polo field with riders and horses
Photo courtesy of the International Polo Club

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

Floating playground on water
Photo courtesy of Shark Wake Park

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

Woman lounging in a chair with a glass of wine
Photo courtesy of The Royal Poinciana Plaza

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

Woman rolling suitcases
Photo courtesy of Reece Worldwide Travel

Stuff Her Stocking With Something That Sparkles

Express your love with heart-shaped jewelry.
La Enovesé Designs is a well-edited curation by Kaela Marie Genovese of both jewelry and accessories. Each design is created with passion, love and dedication, and comes in a variety of styles, colors and price points. La Enovesé Designs specializes in exquisite one-of-a-kind and handcrafted designs. Kaela Genovese has dedicated her heart and soul into creating a brand that can be enjoyed by all, and one that can transition you from a day to evening look. Express your love this holiday season by gifting a piece like the 5 Heart Chain Choker in ruby ($250) or Pavé Heart Gem Necklace ($245) in sapphire, emerald or ruby. Better yet? Splurge and get both so she can layer up this season!

Three heart-shaped gold necklaces with gemstones
Photo courtesy of La Enovesé Designs

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

Woman's hand wearing ring and bracelets
Photo courtesy of Bubs & Sass

Perfectly Palm Beach Apparel and Accessories

Customize something unique at Lilly Pulitzer.
A custom shift dress or hand-painted bag designed at the
Lilly Pulitzer store on Worth Avenue is the perfect gift for the Lilly lover who has it all. Pick from the one-of-a-kind selection of fabrics and lace to design your very own custom shift dress, starting at $428. The hand-painted bag process is just as special and something you can only find on Worth! Have your favorite Lilly print — jungle animal, iconic Palm Beach spot, etc. — painted on a Lilly Pulitzer bag. Custom bag prices vary, so you can stop in or call for more information. 
240 Worth Ave., Palm Beach; (561) 653-8282; lillypulitzer.com 

Colorful dresses on display in a store
Photo courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer

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

Woman wearing a longsleeve shirt with a palm tree on it
Photo courtesy of Caloosa

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.

Collage of floral and bow hair accessories
Photo courtesy of The Fluffy Corner

Holistic Healing  

Put wellness at the top of the wishlist.
What’s better than a complete mind, body and skin refresh for the holidays? It’s customized care for everyone on your list with Tammy Fender Holistic Skincare. The award-winning Tammy Fender Spa now has two locations — West Palm Beach and Delray Beach — in order to bring more radiance, relaxation and joy into your holiday season. Gift your loved ones with an unforgettable experience of luxurious self-care. The specialists are experts in assisting you with your bookings, helping you select the facials and body treatments that will target specific goals and bring a brilliant holistic glow to the skin.

711 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach; (561) 659-2229  
10 N. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; (561) 278-8111 
tammyfender.com 

Woman providing a spa service to another woman
Photo courtesy of Tammy Fender

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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Ashley Cline
Ashley Cagle
Ashley Cline Cagle of EquestrianStylist.com is a lifestyle and fashion blogger based out of Wellington, Florida. Growing up living in fast-paced South Florida and competing at the Winter Equestrian Festival planted a seed for her love of fashion at a young age. With a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Florida State University and an M.B.A. in entrepreneurship from Nova Southeastern University, Ashley is committed to connecting the mainstream fashion industry to the equestrian community.