by Maddy Zollo Rusbosin | February 7, 2020
Valentine Gifts for Your Sunshine State Sweetheart
Perfect gifts from Florida's homegrown makers, designers and shops
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but if you haven’t scooped up something for your special someone yet, we’ve got you covered. We all know the best gifts come from the heart, so skip the big corporations and opt for gifts made in—and inspired by—the Sunshine State. From home accents and apparel to outdoor gear and handmade jewelry, these products are sure to give your boo all the heart-eye emojis.
FLORIDA MAKERS FOR HIM
ICEMULE TRAVELER COOLER
Not your average icebox: Beyond its unique luggage-like look, it holds up to 36 liters, floats in the water and keeps ice frozen for up to 48 hours.
DUVIN DESIGN CO. TROPICS BUTTONUP AND SHORTS
Duvin Design Co.’s prints are all about living a carefree—not to mention stylish—Florida lifestyle. Case in point: this bold, whimsical shirt and short set to infuse some fun into your man’s wardrobe.
FREEHAND GOODS CAMO TRUCKER 5 PANEL HAT
The Orlando maker is all about creating quality yet affordable leather and hand-crafted goods. This camo hat strikes the perfect balance between causal and cool.
ELLA BING WOODEN BOW TIE NO. 205
What’s more dapper than a bowtie? One that’s made out of mahogany. Tie one on your loved one with Ella Bing, a Tampa-based haberdashery known for creating striking styles that pair laser-cut wood with patterned fabric.
OVER UNDER CLOTHING TRADITIONAL LEATHER DUFFLE
Help him step up his airport style by gifting him this first class-worthy handmade leather suitcase. Each duffle is made to order and comes with a removable matching dopp kit.
4 RIVERS SMOKEHOUSE BRISKET CANDLE AND PITMASTER KIT
Don’t get him another box of golf balls this year, instead bring the smoky flavors of this Orlando barbecue joint home with a set of signature sauces and rubs. Any barbecue enthusiast needs this brisket-scented candle, which makes it smell like he’s been cooking all day.
$16 brisket candle, $59 pitmaster kit
FLORIDA MAKERS FOR HER
CASE+DRIFT DAKOTA AND PALMS TOWELS
Cozy up with your cutie under one these versatile Turkish cotton pieces. Use it as a scarf, blanket, wrap or even a towel.
XIMENA KAVALEKAS BARBARA BAG IN RED
Miami designer, Ximena Kavalekas, is all about luxe, yet ladylike accessories. Her new Valentine’s Day collection offers gorgeous purses, clutches and crossbody bags in swoon worthy colors.
GIOVANNA BARRIOS PYTHON CHAMPAGNE CLUTCH
Spending Feb. 14 with your Galentines? This cheeky clutch puts a stylish spin on BYOB. Between its python skin exterior, champagne shape and chic gold chain, it’s sure to turn heads during your next girls night out.
SUNSHINE STATE GOODS SUNBURST FESTIVAL TANK
Perfect for your favorite Florida gal, this breathable tank lets you wear your Sunshine State pride on your sleeve quite literally. Not only does this Clearwater apparel brand make adorable clothes, but they also donate a portion of proceeds to wildlife efforts.
DRIFT BOUTIQUE ZODIAC NECKLACE
These trendy zodiac coins on beaded ball chains are perfect for the lovable Leos or fashion-forward Libras in your life. Luckily, this Neptune Beach-based boutique has one for every astrological sign.