Top Trending Gifts for Floridians to Consider for 2022
By Space Coast Daily // January 12, 2022
The new year is upon us once again, so why not reward yourself, or others, with a gift to usher in 2022? The last couple of years have been tough as we’ve all tried to cope with massive changes to our daily lives, but 2022 promises to be a better one for us all, so why not celebrate in style?
Use the guide below to help you in your quest for a present to bring in yet another year in true Floridian style!
This one will get you on the Nice List for years. Florida is home to some of the best sailing schools in the US, and many of them offer private sailing lessons for beginners. Book a course for your loved one to give them an exciting, action-packed, and truly memorable gift that they’ll be talking about for years – and who knows, it could be the start of a lifelong sailing passion. You can expect to pay approximately $24 an hour for private lessons.
Unique, personalized pieces of jewelry are not only bang on-trend right now; they make for a beautiful, thoughtful gift for a special person in your life. Choose a letter necklace with your relative or friend’s initials for an elegant piece of jewelry that will never go out of fashion. Opt for a necklace in yellow, rose or white gold, or sterling silver, depending on the recipient’s preferences, and choose from a wide range of designs to suit your loved one.
Portable Grill Kit
Florida is known for its beautiful beaches and miles of golden sand – and what better gift for a beach-loving Floridian than a portable grill kit? At first glance, this nifty little set looks like a sleek and compact toolbox; open it up, however, and you’ll find a charcoal tray, warming rack, and all the utensils you need to get cooking al fresco! This is the sort of gift that’ll keep on giving – as well as making your friend the most popular person in the vicinity when the smell of sausages starts to waft over the sand…
Gift Certificate for a Food Tour
It’s not just all about the sea and sand in Florida; this is a foodie state full of artisan delis, cozy cafes, and gourmet restaurants. Food Tour gift certificates are one of the top trending gifts among those living in Florida this festive season. Tours will take in a number of different food and drink outlets, allowing participants to sample a wide range of regional delicacies. For an extra unique gift, you could also consider booking your friend or relative onto a Murder Mystery Dinner Train for an evening of fun and fabulous fare – if they solve the mystery, they’ll receive a prize, too!
Citrus Gift Basket
Winter is famed for being the citrus season in Florida, and citrus gift baskets are a perennial holiday season gifting favorite. Choose a local producer who will put together a delicious hamper for the lucky recipient: oranges, grapefruits, and citrus specialty teas, jams, and other condiments are typically included; expect to pay about $40 for this treat, depending on the size of the hamper chosen.
This is an unusual choice, perfect for that hard-to-buy-for person that we all have in our life. These super high-detail maps allow you to choose the area around the recipient’s best-loved spot (or their address); this can then be printed onto your choice of paper, canvas, or metal. For extra wow factor, consider getting it framed, too.
Museums and Historic Gardens Membership
Florida boasts a wealth of beautiful historic botanic gardens: the state’s semi-tropical climate means that these gardens are home to an abundance of flowers and plants blooming all year round, offering spectacularly colorful displays throughout the winter months. Annual membership to most gardens will give the recipient access to a host of other gardens, as well as museums throughout the state and even beyond, as well as reduced admission to other cultural institutions. This can make for the perfect gift for a couple; a joint annual membership is usually in the region of $70 in total.
Tickets to Spring Training
One for the baseball fans! This is a chance to get your friend really close to the action and let them see their favorite sport’s stars up close and personal. In February and March, fifteen major league teams visit Florida to take part in pre-season training in relatively small stadiums like Venice, Jupiter, Fort Myers, and Sarasota; gift your pal a ticket to one of these training sessions for an afternoon that they’ll never forget: the size of the venues means that they’ll be able to watch from extremely close quarters, and soak up the unique atmosphere of these pre-tournament games. And if you’re gifting on a budget? Even better: tickets start at about $8 each.
Gourmet Treats, Delivered
Whether your loved one has a sweet tooth or your friend is a fresh seafood fiend, there is a Florida food delivery service that you can sign them up for that will have them smiling for months. Choose from beautifully packaged handmade local confections to caught-that-day crab to exotic snack boxes that feature game sticks and munchies made with crocodile meat! Now that’s a unique gift idea.