Florida Christmas Gift Ideas for 2023

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It’s the holiday season and if you know a Floridian or someone who just loves visiting the Sunshine State, I have some gift ideas for them! As a Floridian myself, I already own many of these items and have even received a few of them for Christmas. I have tried to find some useful items for those living here and fun references to state icons. After combing the internet, I have put together this list with 50+ Florida Christmas gift ideas.

I have broken the list up into Florida books, Disney presents, beach gear, Florida fashion, Florida home décor and Florida favorites. This should cover pretty much every type of Christmas presents for Floridians one could think of. Most of the gift ideas on this list are under $50 and at least half are less than $25, so you can find a present for anyone on your list! I will update this as I find more, but for now here are the best Florida Christmas gift ideas.

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Florida Christmas Gift Ideas Guide

Florida Home Christmas Gifts

Every Florida home could use a little homage to the Sunshine State. I personally have all sorts of references throughout mine and including some of these cute options. Here are some kitchen and home ideas to gift the Floridian in your life.

  • Pineapple Pool Float – Anyone with a pool at home needs a fun float to laze around in! This pineapple one is perfect for a Florida pool.
  • Florida Tiny Tin Candles – Enjoy the scents of the ocean, oranges, and Spanish moss with this very Floridian candle trio.
  • Ceramic Lighthouse – For a nautical look that shines all year, give this adorable ceramic lighthouse to anyone looking for some beachy vibes at home.
  • Whiskey River Rocks – Make every drink distinctly Floridian with this hilarious swamp creature glass from Freehand Goods. They also make pint glasses with this design!
  • Florida Cast Iron Pan – The chef in your life will love representing the Sunshine State with this kitchen staple that will last a life time.
  • Orange Blossom Painting – Any kitchen or living room can be brightened up with this painting of the Florida state flower.
  • Everglades National Park Ornament Show appreciation for Florida’s beautiful national park with this retro Everglades ornament.
  • Plumeria Cuttings – Did you know plumerias thrive in Florida? Gift a gardener with their own plumeria cutting and they can grow these colorful flowers!
  • Florida Cutting Board – Given the shape of Florida, this is more useful as a pretty charcuterie board than an actual cutting board. However, you can use it to cut if you like a challenge!
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  • Homesick Candle – Maybe you know a former Floridian or a snow bird, but this candle that smells like Florida Citrus and Mangroves is perfect for anyone missing their home of Florida.
  • Florida State Park Print – A Jellypress state park painting looks awesome on the wall of any Florida home! Get a print of their favorite state park or place to visit and frame it as a colorful Christmas gift.
  • Florida Dish Towel – Another cute Florida home accent I have is this dish towel! It really brightens up the room with the colorful landmarks.
  • Tropical Tumbler – If you want to show you Florida pride out and about, this tumbler is perfect for having a refreshing drink on the go.
  • Florida Ornaments – One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to decorate a tree with ornaments from my travels. You can find cute Floridian ornaments at touristy shops all over or check out these starfish ones.
  • Flamingo Mug – For a whimsical Floridian way to start the day, this Flamingo mug is the perfect present for coffee lovers.
  • Florida Bottle Cap Map – With so many great Florida breweries to try, this map is ideal for keeping track of which ones you have visited.
  • City Map – If you know someone who lives in or loves a Florida city, such as Orlando, a city map is a fun and artistic way to showcase that pride.
  • College Cityscape Rocks Glass – Gift a set of rock glasses to UF or FSU alumni so they can be reminded of college memories.
  • State Spoon Rest – For a Floridian chef, this hand-sculpted stone spoon rest is a gorgeous touch to a Florida kitchen.
  • Florida Puzzle – A bright and colorful state-themed puzzle for the Floridian puzzler in your life!
  • Florida City Mug – Bloom Wolf Studio has the cutest mugs designed to resemble a variety of Florida cities. I especially love the St. {Peterburg one, but there is also Gainesville, Orlando, Miami, and Tampa!

Beach Christmas Presents

Not all Floridians love the beach, but many are like me and spend a lot of time there. I am always looking for different beach gear to make my beach outings easier too. Here are a few Florida Christmas gift options for the beach bum in your life!

  • Waterproof Phone Case – When I go on vacation, this is the number one thing I bring with me! It is great for taking pictures in the water, not having to worry about getting your phone wet on a boat or even just bringing your phone into the water with you so it does not get stolen!
  • Turkish Towel – If you want to relax comfortably at the beach and not worry about sand, I recommend getting a Turkish towel. They also dry very quickly, are lightweight and eco-friendly!
  • Beach Table – Another beach game changer is a small folding table! I love bringing this out to rest my drink and book on.
  • Sun Hat – The Florida sun is no joke, so every Floridian needs a trusty sunhat! This keeps your head cool and prevents awful scalp burn.
  • Beach Games – There’s nothing like a beach game to liven up a day at the beach! Whether you like Kan Jam, Ladder Toss or a simple game of frisbee, beach lovers always appreciate some new games.
  • UE Boom Speaker – The best waterproof speaker I have found is the UE Boom. Not only is it cute and colorful, but it also is quite durable and excellent sound quality.
  • Sun Bum Sunscreen – My favorite sunscreen is actually made on the Space Coast! Sun Bum smells amazing and is way less sticky than other sunscreens.
  • Gopro HERO9 Camera – If you have an adventurous Floridian on your Christmas list, they would love a GoPro for Christmas. We love bringing this waterproof video camera with us for all sorts of outdoor activities.
  • Beach Tote – Once you have all the beach gear above, you need something to carry it with! This can be cute for the gift bag itself if you are giving other beach presents too.
  • Backpack Cooler – In addition to a tote, it is always nice to have some cold refreshments for the drink to stay hydrated! This cooler can be conveniently carried on your back and has lots of storage.
  • Hydroflask Cup – My most-used beach item by far is my Hydroflask cup. It is the best way to keep my beer cold while I am drinking it! I also have a hydroflask water bottle to stay hydrated as well!
  • Gulf Island Shore Cornhole Board – A game of conrhole will liven up any beach day, especially with boards as beautiful of these. You can show your love for Florida national parks with these handcrafted cornhole boards.
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Disney Christmas Gift Ideas

Floridians and Disney go hand in hand, so I would not be surprised if you know some Disney fans who need presents! Here are some of the best Disney Christmas presents for Floridians that I have seen.

  • Loungefly Backpack – These mini backpacks are all the rage at Disney World and they come in hundreds of designs. You can look through all sorts of movies and theme park options, but this castle-themed Loungefly is cute for a Disney princess fan.
  • Disney Sticker Pack – 2nd Star Lane has so many cute Disney themed designs available in shirts, prints, and more. I love the sticker pack and think it makes a great stocking stuffer!
  • Mickey Waffle Maker – Nothing tastes as good as Mickey shaped food and with this waffle maker, you can have the perfect Disney breakfast at home.
  • Disney Funko Pops – I have a couple of Disney Funko Pops on my desk and it always brings me joy to be reminded of my favorite characters. There are tons of different characters to gift the Disney fan in your life, including this Elsa on!
  • Disney World Cookbook – Find all your favorite recipes from the parks with thee Disney World cookbook.
  • Thomas Kinkade Calendar – For a gorgeous Disney reminder you can look at every day, I love the Thomas Kinkade Calendars. This year’s version has some especially beautiful pages featuring classic Disney princess movies.
  • Disney Puzzle – The same artist also turns his fabulous designs into puzzles! There is a variety to choose from, but I especially like the Cinderella Castle one!
  • Chewbacca Pillow Pet – There’s nothing like a Pillow Pet to cuddle at the end of the day and this Chewbacca one is extra fluffy and adorable! There are a bunch of Disney character Pillow Pets to liven up a  bedroom.
  • Disney Stationary – If you want to give someone the gift of some Disney magic for their office, The Karma & Kismet Disney Studio has so many cute options.
  • Disney Monopoly – My family has gotten a variety of monopoly versions through the years, but the one we always come back to is Disney Monopoly. You can find a variety of classic games with Disney themes, including Clue, Battleship and even Baby Yoda Operation!!
  • Death Star Ice Cube Mold – If you know any fans of Star Wars and Whiskey, these ice molds are a fun way to keep their drink cold!
  • Mickey Mouse Wall Clock – For the classic Disney fan, this Mickey Mouse wall clock is a fun way to tell time with a built-in hidden mickey.
  • Fab Five Tervis – For a cheery way to add a Disney touch to your morning coffee, this Tervis mug is a nice way to brighten the day with the Fab Five.
  • Disney Attire – A Disney shirt to wear on vacation is always a welcome gift for fans. This one is perfect for loved ones visiting Disney World during the holidays.
  • Disney Themed Candle – Every Disney fan knows there is no better smell than a Disney World Resort Lobby. These ionic scents are captured in a candle with the Magic Candle Company’s unique gifts.
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Books for Florida Christmas Gifts

If you have a reader in your life that you need a Florida Christmas gift for, I have some suggestions! There are tons of entertaining books that are either about Florida or take place here across all genres. I have read most of these books below and find them to be entertaining Florida reads.

  • Palm Beach Coffee Table Book – No living room is complete without a stylish Assouline coffee table book and the Palm Beach one is just the gift for sophisticated Floridians, You can look back at the glamorous 1900’s of Florida and be inspired by the fashion and architecture.
  • Florida Man Coloring Book – For a silly gift, this Florida Man Coloring Book is full of funny state references.
  • Florida – This collection of short stories is a favorite of mine with all sorts of interesting tales of Florida throughout time
  • 36 Hours: Southeast USA – This is my most-used travel book and I always reference it before going on a trip in Florida or the surrounding states. It offers ideas for dining and attractions for quick weekend getaways around the state.
  • Lilly: Palm Beach, Tropical Glamour, and the Birth of a Fashion Legend – I have always loved Lily Pulitzer’s brand of fashion, so I was thrilled to find out more about her in this biography. It’s perfect for any Lilly Pulitzer lover you know!
  • Coastal Living Beach House Happy – For those needing coastal inspiration for home décor, I love this coffee table book. It is full of gorgeous set ups that give tips for decorating your own beachy spot!
  • The Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger – Disney fans have been raving about this memoir by the former Disney CEO Bob Iger. Whether you like or dislike the decisions he has made, this book sheds a lot of insight!
  • Beaches: Gray Malin – Another coffee table book perfect for any beach lover is Beaches. These pictures capture stunning beach sights around the world, including right here in Miami!
  • To Have and Have Not – Nothing takes you back in time like an Ernest Hemingway book and this one is set in Key West. This novel provides an enlightening look about what the early days of the new vacation destination were like.
  • Poster Art of the Disney Parks – Another excellent book to gift Disney fans is this coffee table book. It features posters from Disney attractions throughout history and Disney parks around the world.
  • Best State Ever – This funny, nonfiction book is a Florida man’s take all about why he loves his home state. You can learn a little and laugh a lot about Florida with this book.
  • The Orchid Thief – For the flower enthusiast in your life, this true story gives a captivating look at Florida’s flower selling culture
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Florida Fashion Gifts

For a more personalized Christmas present for Floridians, clothes and accessories can be a great option. Even better are Florida fashion items! Here are a few of my favorite Florida Christmas gift ideas for the fashionable person in your life.

  • Florida State Park Apparel – I love my state park sweatshirt from Jellypress, and they also sell all sorts of t-shirts and tanks. Check out this website for all sorts of Florida state park apparel.
  • State Flower Embroidered Sweatshirt – Represent the home of the orange well with this darling, cozy sweatshirt.
  • Custom Sand Necklace – If you know a beach lover, this necklace will let them carry a piece of their favorite beach wherever they go! This necklace is made with real sand from a variety of Florida beaches.
  • Swamphead Brewery Board Shorts – Brewery fans can rep this excellent Gainesville Brewery with these fun Floridian Board Shorts.
  • Welcome to Florida Dog Bandana – Pups can show their affinity for the sunshine state with this tropical bandana made in Miami.
  • 30A Florida Tote Bag Remind a loved one of their favorite beach with this adorable 30A tote bag.
  • Spartina Florida Gear – My favorite Florida Christmas gifts to give and receive are any of the Spartina Florida items. They have totes, towels, and accessories all with this colorful state map design!
  • Team Jerseys – With so many Florida sports teams from the UF Gators to the Tampa Lightning, team apparel is a great choice for fans. Splurging for a jersey is sure to be a hit at Christmas!
  • Pura Vida Bracelets – Though not technically Floridian, I find the Pura Vida bracelets to be a coastal accessory appreciated here, There are tons of pretty designs for a casual, beachy look.
  • Flamingo Trinket – If you know someone with a jewelry collection that could use a pop of Florida, this Flamingo trinket dish will do the trick.
  • Tortuga Backpack – For Floridians who like to travel in style, a Tortuga backpack is essential! These backpacks can be packed like a suitcase and have pockets designed to fit all travel essentials.
  • Floridian Hawaiian Shirt – Ironically or not, Hawaiian shirts are back in style, especially in Florida. This alligator one is a tropical gift for the Florida Man in your life
  • Disney Necklace – There are so many cute Disney jewelry options on Etsy, but I especially love these theme park food references! The Mickey Premium Bar one will be proudly worn by any Disney fan girl.
  • Florida Umbrella – Living in Florida, you can never be without an umbrella! This UF-themed one is great for dealing with those frequent storms.
  • Freehand Goods Belt – Freehand Goods has all sorts of fun Florida-themed apparel. Their 100% full-grain leather is especially stunning and you can gift one of these gorgeous belts that are built to last.
  • Everglades Sunglasses – Support the Florida National Parks while protecting your eyes from the strong sun with these Everglade themed Goodr Sunglasses.

Florida Souvenir Gifts

With so many unique Florida businesses, I find the best Florida Christmas gifts to be something you can’t get anywhere else. Though most of this list has included items from Amazon, I have found a bunch of present ideas made right here in Florida. These include food-centric items that I crave when visiting and iconic souvenirs. You can purchase all of these items online and send them to Floridians or anyone needed a piece of the Sunshine State.

  • St. Augustine Distillery Mixers – Every home mixologist needs some St. Augustine Distillery essentials for their bar cart. I adore Mule mix, but they also offer bitters and cute barware too.
  • Koffee Kult Gift Box – If you have a coffee lover in your life, they need to try Koffee Kult Coffee Roasters, located in Hollywood, Florida, if they haven’t already. This coffee shop offers gourmet coffee beans, gift boxes, coffee subscriptions, and more online to gift a caffeine fix from a local Florida business.
  • Atomic Drinkware Tiki Glasses – For retro glasses perfect for a Florida bar cart, this brand had the best designs. They are based out of Florida, but offer all sorts of styles.
  • Hampton Chocolate Factory – Send a sweet gift of chocolate from a local chocolate factory based out of Tampa. You can gift snacking chocolate, drinking chocolate, toffee and more.
  • Peppers of Key West Hot Sauce – For those who could use some spice in their life, Peppers of Key West is one of the best places in Florida to get unique hot sauce! You can get their hot sauce, wing sauce, and rubs online.
  • Brewery Paraphernalia – I always love giving and receiving apparel or accessories from my favorite breweries! Many have an online store, like Cigar City which offers shirts, drinkware, and even bags with its iconic log.
  • Kermit’s Key Lime Shop Treats – Kermit’s Key Lime Shop is familiar throughout the state for their Key Lime Pie, including the frozen kind on a stick! If you have not gotten the chance to try it, you can order their pies, jellies, relishes, candy, and seasonings for a zest Christmas present.
  • Naples Soap Company Soap – One of the best local beauty companies is the Naples, Florida Soap Company, which makes all sorts of Citrusy Florida soaps. You can gift a few bars of natural soap or a variety of gift sets complete with salt scrubs, body butters, and more!
  • Bone Bons Dog Treats – If you have a furry Floridian you want to get a Christmas gift for, this Florida company makes all sorts of tasty dog treats. They have an adorable Christmas Sampler or even a Treat of the Month Club!
  • Kennedy Space Center Souvenirs – If you want to gift the science nerd in your life something from Florida’s Space Coast, The Kennedy Space Center has all sorts of cool memorabilia and accessories. From spaceship models, to NASA shirts, to Astronaut Ice Cream, there are plenty of out-of-this-world gift ideas to get from here!
  • Hale Groves Gift Box – For those needing some vitamin C, you can gift fresh, Florida citrus right from the Indian River! There are a variety of fruit baskets and snacks to choose from with Hale Groves.
  • Florida Bucket Lists – If you need a Florida Christmas gift for someone who likes to travel, I have a fun digital gift for them! I currently sell a pack of 12 printable bucket lists on Etsy with over 100 ideas for things to do in Florida. If you rather give them in person, you can print them out and even laminate the lists!
  • Buddy Brew Coffee – Every Floridian should try Buddy Brew Coffee, but if you can’t get to their cafes, you can order their coffee online! They have a variety of roasts and accessories, including the Taste of Tampa sampler pack.
  • Datil Pepper Hot Sauce – Florida spice lovers will appreciate this Fat Cat hot sauce made with Floridian chili datil pepper. This is a pepper that thrives in North Florida and makes for a tangy, yet spicy sauce.
  • Barrel Aged Bourbon Honey – Sweeten anyone’s holiday with Bourbon Barrel Aged Honey from the St. Augustine Distillery.
  • San Sebastian Winery Cream Sherry – You can gift all sorts of excellent wines from St. Augustine’s San Sebastian Winery, but I recommend the Cream Sherry the most! It is my favorite dessert wine I have had and it goes great with the holidays.
  • Lineage Coffee Dad Hat – For coffee lovers, grab some merch from their favorite coffee shop, like this dad hat from Lineage.
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I hope these Florida Christmas gift ideas came in handy for your holiday shopping! As a Floridian myself, I can say these items will come in handy for locals here. And for those who don’t live here, it’s always nice to have a reminder of their favorite vacation destination. Let me know if you are planning to give any of these presents or if you added them to your own list instead!

If you are looking for Christmas things to do in Florida, check out my Central Florida Holiday Guide! It is packed with seasonal experiences around Orlando and the coasts.I also have a travel lover gift guide with all sorts of present ideas for the travelers in your life!