Calling all busy moms and families! Ready or not the holidays are here and the JMB elves are ready to help. Let the stress go, gift-giving should be fun, and we’re making it easy for you with ideas for everyone on your list! JMB encourages our readers to shop local and support the families in our community, we are inspired by this list of local businesses who are spreading the holiday spirit in their shops and virtually online throughout the season.
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Specializing in Made From Scratch Cake Pops, Cupcakes, Macaroons, and Specialty Cakes. Alleycakes is known for their light & fluffy buttercream, unique flavors and ultra sweet owners – Ali & Hannah. Stop in today and pick up a sweet treat!
Shop Alleycakes Bakery: 1517 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, FL 32266 (904)372-7081
Giveaway: Sweet Treats Box from Alleycakes Bakery
Bay & Bee is a play space for children and their parents, inspired by Montessori and Waldorf educational principles to create a stimulating eco-friendly play environment. Place space membership options are offered to suit your family’s budget and schedule, and allows you to experience the play space, classes, and workshops. Bay & Bee also has an eco-friendly store adjacent to the play space offering unique products from pregnancy and parenting to infant and toddler toys that inspire the imagination and focus on sustainability. Bay & Bee has certified Babywearing educators on staff and a range of baby carriers to help find a perfect fit for you and your baby and are proudly certified by the Center of Babywearing Studies and a member of the Baby Carrier Alliance Industry. Bay & Bee hosts birthday parties, baby showers, and group play dates.
Shop Bay & Bee
Intracoastal Area Bartram Springs
13475 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 4 & 5 20 Everest Lane Suite 1
Jacksonville, Florida St. Johns, FL 32259
Black Creek Outfitters, Inc. and it’s affiliated company, Black Creek Guides, Inc. are headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Originally started out as Windsurfing Orange Park, Inc. in December 1983 with an operation consisting of sailboard instruction and sales and the shop expanded in 1990 into traditional outdoor specialty with and emphasis on kayaking, backpacking and climbing. The business expanded to a separate outdoor lakeside location in October of 1997 and now includes a wide range of gear, apparel, footwear, kayaks, standup paddle boards, and accessories addressing year round outdoor activities and adventure travel. Black Creek’s knowledgeable staff includes people who are doers and users of the products they sell!
Shop Blackcreek Outfitters: 10051 Skinner Lake Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32246 (904) 645-7003
Giveaway: Fishing Pole Skewer and Women’s Leggings (Value $60)
Give the gift of confidence for the holidays with Boob-eez! With a range of fashion fixes designed to solve even the peskiest of problems, there’s a solution for everyone on your list. Designed with making you look good in mind, Boob-eez is available in cities around the world with a range of products made to suit everybody.
Shop Boob-eez: Available at Jaffi’s Boutique, in cities around the world and online.
Giveaway: Boob-eez Goody Pack of Fashion Fixes ($64 Value)
Creative Grain is a make-and-take crafting studio where guests transform unfinished wood into beautiful, personalized works of art. Our instructor guided classes make it fun and easy to create a piece you will love! Build your sign from scratch and then choose your stain and paint colors to match your home or surprise a friend with a hand-crafted gift! Our vision is for you to feel right at home in our Studio – a casual craft night with your favorite people in which everyone can make something completely different! The best part about it? You don’t have to clean up! All you have to do is bring yourself and prepare to have fun! Have a special occasion coming up? We would love to help host an amazing get together for any reason!
Shop Creative Grain Studio: 1814 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207
COMING SOON Jacksonville Beach 425.220.9194
Giveaway: Join us in the studio with a friend to create a one of a kind piece of art ($120 value)
In 2014, Congaree and Penn began as a tiny rice farm and has grown from four acres of rice paddies into a thriving farm of orchards and animals. Congaree and Penn boasts the largest (and youngest) Mayhaw orchard in the world, after planting over 2,000 trees throughout the past few years. In 2016, Congaree and Penn began juicing seasonal fruit from local farms to produce shrubs, their nod to a Colonial era pastime. As they expand the orchard, pressing and milling operations, Congaree and Penn continues to innovate and introduce new produce and products. The farm is also a stunning destination for weddings, farm dinners, tours and workshops.
Shop Congaree and Penn: 11830 Old Kings Rd., Jacksonville, FL (904) 527-1945
Giveaway: Fit Foodie Box (Value $85) Includes Jupiter Brown Rice, Seasonal Shrub (Seasonal Flavors Available: Muscadine Grape, Creole Tomato, Blackberry Satsuma, and Blueberry Meyer Lemon), Purple Rice Grits (a Jacksonville favorite!), Pecan Oil (Cold presses, Georgia grown pecans) Small boxes also available for $50.
Drybar offers you the most fabulous blowout experience! With over 80 locations all across the US, Drybar is the premier blowout bar. Offering a wash, blow-dry and styling for only $40 (updos, braids and extensions with an add-on fee). With each blowout, you get a complimentary glass of champagne (yes please!) so you feel totally pampered. Drybar offers an entire line of our own products so you can extend your blowout at home. Their stylists are the best in the business and can even show you how to recreate your favorite look at home! Come visit Drybar and leave feeling your most confident. Book your appointment on the Drybar app or call!
Shop DryBar Jacksonville: 90 Riverside Ave Suite 604, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 531-3497
Elizabeth Sarah Collections is handcrafted, one of a kind, and made with love. Founded in 2006, Elizabeth Sarah makes jewelry for dynamic, boldly creative women. Defined by Elizabeth’s playful take on modern accessories, her collection is rooted in the ease of casual sophistication, with a focus on quality, craftsmanship, and unique designs.
Shop Elizabeth Sarah Collections: Online and in select retail shops, based out of Atlantic Beach, FL. JMB Reader Discount: 10% off purchase of $150 or more. Code: Jaxmoms
Giveaway: Necklace, The Shoreline collection 24kt Electroplated Single Bail Shark Tooth on Gold Vermeil and Sterling Silver Chain accented with Citrine at Hook and Eye Closure ($160 value)
Ellie’s Sparkles has the perfect accessory for every occasion. Custom made to order, each stone is handpicked, each bangle is hand wrapped, each personalized item is hand stamped or engraved in house. Before your gifts are shipped, each item is packaged in a classic linen gift bag and beautifully wrapped and personalized gift notes are offered to make sending a surprise easy! This season shop the collection of monogrammed and engraved items to add a personal touch to your gift. Gift certificates, eGift cards are available, and free shipping is offered on orders over $25.
Shop Ellie’s Sparkles: Online or at the Nocatee Market 10-1pm on the 3rd Saturday of each month. JMB Reader Discount: Receive 20% off your purchase with code JMB20 online
Giveaway: Druzy Beaded Necklace, Jeweled Wire wrapped earrings, Jeweled Wire Wrapped Bangle ($70 Value)
Embellished is your one-stop shop in Jacksonville, FL for custom embroidery and promotional products for your business, organization or group. Because there is no minimum order required, Embellished can provide your business with quality, custom embroidery at a price you can afford. Custom embroidered products include: baseball hats, corporate polos, jackets, cornhole games, blankets, quilts, gym bags,golf shirts, baseball hats, baby blankets & clothing,collars, duffel bags, towels. Already have an item, but need it embroidered or monogrammed? Not a problem, Embellished is happy to embroider your items!
Shop Embellished Embroidery: Website or call (904) 226-2260. JMB Reader Discount: Mention JMB when ordering and receive 10% off your order.
Hair. Skin. Body. Home. A Jacksonville-based lifestyle boutique featuring a selection of hard-to-find apothecary and limited-run jewelry. Treasures to indulge and adorn you and your nest.
Shop Gloss Goods:
Located in Historic Five Points
826 Lomax Street Jacksonville, FL 32204
Sharply edited contemporary women’s boutique + Shoes, bags, lingerie, denim, dresses, jewelry, swimwear, and so much more. Gwen Berlin LOVEs fashion and styling customers so they feel amazing for that special event, gno, or everyday running around town. They carry all of your favorite brands too: Bella Dahl, Ella Moss, Jen’s Pirate Booty, Jet Set Diaries, Frame denim, Ag Denim, and Mother denim coming fall 2017 to our 2nd location + splendid and velvet and many more.
Shop Gwen Berlin:
240 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 152 Capital Green Drive, Ponte Vedra, Florida 32081
(904) 325-3220 (904) 280-7831
Fish Lips Paper + Fabric is a one-woman show started in 2007 to fill a void in the market–100% recycled gift wrap paper. Kimi Chronis, the owner, designer, packager and shipper (among other roles, a busy mom!) set out to prove that luxurious quality, designer aesthetics, and environmental responsibility can all coexist beautifully. All of Fish Lips Paper + Fabric’s paper products are designed, printed and packaged locally in Jacksonville, FL on either 100% recycled paper or 100% tree-free cotton rag. Also offering gift tags, note cards, art prints and holiday cards and has now expanded her brand to include exclusive fabric designs. Fish Lips Paper + Fabric now includes a line of zipper pouches (featured above) and organic baby blankets. Fish Lips’ products have been sold in hundreds of stores including Barneys NY, Papyrus & The Container Store and featured in numerous publications including Southern Living, KIWI, Real Simple & Everyday With Rachel Ray (we love this local success story!).
Giveaway: Large Zippered Tote ($100 value)
Always have a hard time finding the perfect present for the girls on your list? Don’t worry– the elves at Jaffi’s will help you kiss blah gifts goodbye! From luxe pieces like cozy cashmere and designer accessories, to trinkets that impress without breaking the bank, there’s something to be found for everyone. And with a huge selection of the season’s hottest styles to choose from, the options are endless.
Shop Jaffi’s: 200 1st St. Neptune Beach, FL 32266 (904) 249-4030
Giveaway: Chan Luu Bracelet (Value $107)
Kennedi’s Closet Children’s & Monogramming Boutique brings you the best in personalized items and accessories for both children and adults. Offering monogramming, vinyl applications, heat press, children’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, gifts and more!
Shop Kennedi’s Closet: Shoppes of Avondale, 3622 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, FL (904) 551-0214
Located in Neptune Beach, Kyds keeps the beaches cute with an attitude that embodies “fashion, function and fun.” Offering the freshest, trend-infused styles from each season, their wide selection ensures a great fit for boys and girls, infant to tween.
Shop KYDS: 200 First Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266 (904)595-5092
Giveaway: Stocking Stuffers Fidget Spinner, Hair Accessory + $25 gift card
At Le Macaron Ponte Vedra Beach the exceptional products speak for themselves. Their true French macarons are the perfect delicacy, original and elegant, made with the finest gluten-free ingredients, no preservatives and are about 80 calories each. Beyond our signature macarons, the menu includes gourmet hand-painted chocolates, imported French gelato, classic French pastries baked fresh every morning, European style beverages and more! They can simply be described as little luxuries that make people smile.
Shop Le Macaron Ponte Vedra Beach: 330 A1A North Suite 300, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082 (904) 373-0521
Local Goods Market is the online local marketplace for Jacksonville — there has never been an easier way to shop your city. Local Goods Market connects you with area merchants and artisans online, so you can shop market style anytime, anywhere. Invented by local people for local shoppers, our products are YOUR products. With more than one million people living in the greater Jacksonville area, and an abundance of natural resources, it should come as no surprise that almost anything one could ever want or need is made right here. Now the charm and appeal of your favorite finds around town are available to you year-round, 24/7. Locally sourced and delivered to your front door. Showcasing everything from art to music, furniture to jewelry, and unique artisan crafts to industrial items, Local Goods Market provides a unique platform for all locals to leave a positive foot print. Whether you are buying or selling, local commerce instills a local pride, strengthens our economic base, and benefits everyone in the community in which we live. Local Goods Market has been a dream of founder Brooks Whalen.
MOMNI Boutique believes in one simple idea – All Bodies Are Good Bodies. Our inventory is meant to make everyone who shops with us feel confident, valued and perfect just as they are. MOMNI has gifts, accessories, and unique women’s clothing. Momni is incredibly excited to welcome into their store and into the MOMNI family.
Shop MOMNI Boutique:
1132 Edgewood Ave S, Jacksonville, FL 32205 (904) 321-9087
Giveaway: Cozy Sweater (Value $69.95)
In a world that has been invaded by toxins, Organic Aroma was created to offer the best-certified organic products, which draw on the intelligence that Mother Nature has enclosed in plants. Their suppliers have been producing more than 300 Certified Eco-Bio products, not tested on animals. Owners of the largest laboratories of natural products in Europe, they have created an amazing line of cosmetics, that is by combining the wisdom of Ayurveda, Naturopathy, & Aromatherapy with the most advanced cosmetic knowledge to bring beauty to skin of all types based on the Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha). Offering Nature’s own wisdom to nourish the body, the senses & the soul, radiating wellness, so that you may shine in your full Beauty!
Shop Organic Aroma: 524 3rd St S., Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250 (904) 395-5539
Giveaway: Facial Treatment (Value: Gift Certificate $50)
Panshoo LLC is the imaginative, multimedia company that sparks children’s imagination, love for reading and writing, and encourages children to think outside of the box. This multimedia company creates amazing content through books, games, products, and video, all geared to instill a love of learning and increase childhood literacy. Panshoo is the creation of actor and emmy nominated television host, Nick Loren.
THE PLAYERS Championship has been one of the PGA TOUR’s most coveted titles and is one of the most anticipated tournaments on the PGA TOUR calendar, boasting not only the strongest field but also the biggest purse on the PGA TOUR. Give the sports fan on your shopping list the Holiday Essentials with a gift of THE PLAYERS Championship this holiday season! For a limited time, purchase tickets to THE PLAYERS and receive Island Green STANCE socks (tickets start at $116.00 plus tax).
SHOP THE PLAYERS HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS: Click here for information on purchasing this holiday offer.
Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery is a leading plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery practice in Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville, Amelia Island and St. Augustine. Their five centers are conveniently located throughout Northeast Florida to better serve our patients and offer a variety of services and products.
Shop PVPS: Ponte Vedra Beach, Amelia Island, Nocatee, Southside, St. Augustine 904-273-6200
Rethreaded started with a simple idea, and a strong passion from its founder Kristen Keen with a mission to unravel the effects of the sex trade by fighting business with business on a global and local level. Providing safe, viable, and dignity-giving work to survivors of the sex trade allowing them to be who they were created to be, becoming artisans who make products out of upcycled t-shirts, or pursue other career paths within the company including, marketing, administration, finance, inventory and sales. Rethreaded has directly impacted the lives of 24 women through employment in Jacksonville, Florida.
Shop Rethreaded: 820 Barnett Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209, 904.438.8109
Giveaway: Grace Scarf (Value $28-40)
The SIC drinkware line was started here in Jacksonville and was specifically built for the hectic lifestyle of a Florida mom. Living in the sunshine state gives us the unique ability to be outside year round. Whether exercising or playing with the kids, staying hydrated is vitally important. The SIC drinkware line was designed to keep your drinks ice cold for hours with fun & durable colors and are backed with our lifetime guarantee. Join us in the mission to keep the Florida waterways beautiful by eliminating the 1 million plastic bottles that are used each minute (91% not recycled) by choosing our reusable bottles & tumblers.
JMB Reader Discount: 25% Off when they spend $40, Coupon Code: JAXMOMSBLOG
Giveaway: 30 oz. cup, 12 oz. cup, Water Bottle and Shaker Top (Value $80)
Sidney Cardel’s believes the simple pleasures of waking to comfort and delight comes from the unique creative expression of our most authentic selves. It’s no wonder we have become experts at finding the uncommon… the unexpected… the unrivaled. As you walk into our doors, the vibe you get from “The Sidney Cardel Experience” is just the beginning. With trendsetting displays, great music and an unparalleled ambience, the store is brimming with marvelous ideas to inspire you. Plus, our easy, personalized service and the exclusive relationships with brands in our home decor and gift products are things you won’t find anywhere else in our area. And, given our talent for interior decorating and custom order options, you are sure to enjoy a cozy, beautiful space that is distinctively you. At Sidney Cardel’s, you get one-of-a-kind-fabulous. Owned by Mother-Daughter duo Cathy Thomasson and Cara Burky, Sidney Cardel’s is named after Cathy’s Mom, Cara’s Grandma. You’re sure to be immersed in good vibrations and positivity that you can’t help but take with you when you leave.
Shop Sidney’s Cardel: 237 5th Ave South, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, (904) 372-4000
Sole Spa Wellness Center was founded in 2007 by Diana & Giovanni Manzano; the location is named after Sole Manzano who lost her battle with Breast Cancer in 1988. Our philosophy is simple, hire exceptional providers to perform the best services in a clean and relaxing atmosphere. Sole’ Spa was voted best of Jacksonville by Jacksonville Magazine & Void magazine 2010, 2011, and 2013. Offering exceptional Massage, Facial, Body Waxing & Airbrush Tanning.
Shop Sole Spa Wellness Center:
402 4th Street North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 (904)249-4577
Giveaway: Lash Lift, or amount towards spa service
StringStrangStrung creates quality handcrafted wall art including items that can be customized and personalized. Each piece is crafted by hand from start to finish bringing you a one-of-a-kind piece of art. StringStrangStrung enjoys many styles of design; from modern to rustic, or eclectic to coastal. Work one on one with artist and owner, Brandy Brong, to create your special piece.
Giveaway: Jacksonville Skyline or Geometric Wall Art
Sweet Pete’s Candy in downtown Jacksonville is the sweetest destination on earth for a reason! Experience pure imagination inside our 3 story, 23,000 square foot downtown shoppe. With over 1,000 handcrafted candies, a fully functioning factory, candy making class space and the brand new “Pete’s Over the Top Toy Shop” opening November 25, 2017, featuring unique toys unlike anywhere else. Plus, Sweet Pete’s offers delicious gifts for everyone on your holiday list, from baskets and custom candy boxes for clients and holiday parties to bite sized stocking stuffer’s like our famous sea salt caramel. All our items are available online and can be shipped anywhere in the U.S.
Shop Sweet Pete’s: 400 N. Hogan Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 1.855.789.7383
Giveaway: Sweet Pete’s Basket Signature Candies, Unique Candy, and Toys (Value $75)
An Unlikely Pear is truly a unique fashion brand – a fun, casual and fashion-forward brand, An Unlikely Pear provides the latest in women’s shoe brands, styles and colors for the shoe addict in all of us. Created from a lifelong dream of Becca Cooper owning a shoe store, instead of starting with the traditional brick and mortar, it is exclusively online, giving women a fabulous way to express their “soles” with their shoes! Dedicated to getting you the freshest footwear available, their brand is fun, inviting and nontraditional. Why be what people expect? WHY PEAR AND NOT PAIR? That’s easy – shoes and fruit have more in common than you think: There are many types, shapes, colors and sizes. There is a short shelf life – fruit tends to spoil; shoes go out of style. Their favorite fruit is a pear and just happens to be a homonym for pair.
JMB Reader Discount Code: Enter JMB and receive 10% off your purchase
Villa Villekulla is a Neighborhood Toy Store located in Fernandina Beach with hand-picked, quality, fun, educational, open-ended, outdoor, and eco-friendly toys for every kid and every budget – visit Villa Villekulla online.
Shop Villa Villekulla: 5 South 2nd St., Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034