The Ultimate Palm Beaches Holiday Gift Guide

December 4, 2018

Ideas for what to get that hard-to-buy-for someone on your shopping list

Whether you’re a local here or just visiting for the holidays, shopping in The Palm Beaches can’t be beat this time of year. While you won’t find a typical “white Christmas” here, ‘tis still the season to be jolly and festive through the holiday season. Remember, even though the snowflakes don’t fall here in Florida, Santa still visits! We’ve selected a few of our favorite holiday gifts from stores throughout Palm Beach County that make perfect gifts for those hard-to-buy-for individuals on your shopping list. So don’t fret—we’ve got you covered. 

Brackish “St. Pierre” Bow Tie 

For the stylish gentleman in your life, this bowtie is adorned in fine feathers completely natural and undyed. These bowties are handcrafted, with each piece being truly one-of-a-kind, as no two feathers are alike. This black-and-white piece looks extra special with a black tux during the holiday season. 

Brackish bow tie
Photo courtesy Brackish Bow Ties

Find Brackish Bow Ties at Saks Fifth Avenue on Worth Avenue or Palm Beach Gardens, or at Town Center at Boca Raton. They can also be found at the Flagler Museum, Nest Palm Beach, The Gentlemen’s Corner in Palm Beach, or Neiman Marcus on Worth Avenue or at Town Center at Boca Raton. 

A Farm-to-Table Dining Experience by Swank Farms

Give tickets to a local farm-to-table dining experience in Loxahatchee, where guests experience appetizers, handcrafted specialty cocktails, live music by local entertainment, a tour of the hydroponic garden, and a three-course meal curated by visiting and resident chefs underneath a majestic Pole Barn. The sommelier provides wine to match your dishes and local craft beers to accompany your meals. The night ends with a dessert provided by a local South Florida dessert chef. With so many components, this dinner is practically seven gifts in one.

Swank Farms dinner
Photo courtesy Paphoto

Visit Swank Specialty Produce at 14311 North Rd., Loxahatchee, 33470

A Palm Beach Coffee Table Book

Whether you’re buying the autographed version of Villa Mizner or a signature Palm Beach Chic coffee table book, visit Classic Bookshop to find conversation-piece books as well as classics. This iconic bookstore is home to many autographed local and national books, meaning you can find something for anyone.

Books at Classic Book Shop
Photo courtesy Classic Bookshop

Visit Classic Bookshop at 310 South County Rd., Palm Beach, 33480

Personalized Decorative Leather Lighters

Known as one of the most fabulous monogram boutiques around, Lori Jayne is full of decorative monogrammed gifts. Personalize the stand on these decorative leather lighters—they make an excellent houseware accessory for the holiday host or hostess.

Visit Lori Jayne at  301 and 304 S. County Rd., Palm Beach, 33480

Monogrammed Beaded Foldover Clutch

A girl can never have too many great clutches. The Monogrammed Beaded Foldover Clutch found at Snappy Turtle is a classic and a great piece for the “perfectly preppy” lady. A variety of color options are available to help pick the perfect combination. 

Monogrammed beaded clutch
Photo courtesy Snappy Turtle

Visit Snappy Turtle at 1100 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 33483

A Custom Shift Dress by Lilly Pulitzer

Nothing says “Palm Beach” more than Lilly Pulitzer, yet alone a custom Lilly Pulitzer shift dress. Yes, please! Lilly Pulitzer opened a flagship store on Worth Avenue this November and includes a spot to choose your own style, print, length, custom lace embroidery and more. This service is exclusive to the Worth Avenue Lilly Pulitzer location, so be sure to pop in and customize your dress for the Lilly lady in your life. 

KatiesBliss at Lilly Pulitzer
Photo courtesy Katie Manwaring @KatiesBliss

Visit Lilly Pulitzer at 240 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 33480

Chocolate by Hoffman’s

You can never go wrong with delicious sweets during the holiday season. Hoffman’s Chocolates is a tasty staple here in Palm Beach County, where the company opened its first store in downtown Lake Worth over four decades ago. Established in 1975, Hoffman’s Chocolates is the largest manufacturer of chocolate in Florida.

Hoffman's Chocolates
Photo courtesy Hoffman's Chocolates

5190 Lake Worth Rd., Greenacres, 33463
5250 Town Center Cir. #135, Boca Raton, 33486
14851 Lyons Rd. #100, Delray Beach, 33446
10957 N. Military Trl., Palm Beach Gardens, 33418

NEST Fragrance in Birchwood Pine 

Nothing smells more like the holidays than this fragrance by NEST sold at Bloomingdale's in Palm Beach Gardens or Boca Raton. Candles and home fragrances are a great gift for the hard-to-buy-for since they can be used time and time again. This is a classic, soft scent that features notes of white pine, fir balsam and birchwood blended with a base of musk and amber. 

NEST candles and fragrances
Photo courtesy Bloomingdale's

Visit Bloomingdale's at The Gardens Mall, 3105 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, or Town Center at Boca Raton, 5840 Glades Rd. in Boca Raton

Artisan Accessories

Looking for something completely different? Check out the Boca Raton Museum Store for uncommon objects, contemporary art and handcrafted artisan gifts like these handbags by Julie Feldman. 

Boca Raton Museum Store
Photo courtesy Boca Raton Museum Store

Visit the Boca Raton Museum Store in Mizner Park at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 33432

VIP Tickets to the Veuve Clicquot Suites at the Winter Equestrian Festival 

Known as the Winter Horse Capital of the World, Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival that runs from January through March. While general admission is free to the Saturday Night Lights events, VIP tickets to the Veuve Clicquot Suites include a full buffet, open bar and ringside lounge seating.

Winter Equestrian Festival
Photo courtesy Winter Equestrian Festival

Visit the Winter Equestrian Festival at 3400 Equestrian Club Dr., Wellington, 33414

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Ashley Cline
Ashley Cagle
Ashley Cline Cagle of 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.