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Shopping for the Holidays in Destin

As we welcome the holiday season, many of our guests are asking for recommendations for the best shops in Destin with one-of-a-kind items for a special gift for a friend or a loved one. Along Florida's Emerald Coast, we’re lucky to have many locally-owned, small businesses that carry unique, limited-quantity and hand-made items that are perfect for gift giving. Here’s some of our recommendations for gift ideas when shopping in the South Walton and Destin area: 



Our friend Amanda Dailey brought QUEORKto the Emerald Coast last year and we can’t get enough of the QUEORK products, which are all made from cork. Cork is light-weight, water-resistant, stain resistant, mold and mildew-resistant and attractive. With shops in Grayton Beach, Seagrove Beach at The Hub and Destin Commons, QUEORK features many gift options, including wallets, purses, tech cases, shoes and much more. Shop online for Cyber Mondayor visit one of their conveniently located QUEORK stores. Address: 29 Uptown Grayton Circle, Grayton Beach, Florida.

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Summer House Lifestyle.

There is so much to love at this local lifestyle store located in Uptown Grayton. Featuring home décor as well as many gift items including soaps, candles, scents of all kinds and much more, Summer House Lifestyle is filled with wonderful gift ideas for anyone on your list who enjoys fragrances and stylish items for the home. Address: 57 Uptown Grayton Cir, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

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Blue Giraffe.

Make it personal with a gift from the Blue Giraffe. This cute art gallery, bookstore and gift shop on Scenic Highway 30A is filled with gifts from the heart. From one-of-a-kind art pieces that will brighten anyone’s day to hand-crafted jewelry to books by local authors, beach reads and inspirational/motivational stories, the Blue Giraffe located in WaterColor is a great stop for the ladies on your list.  Address: 1777 E County Hwy 30A, WaterColor, Florida.

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Bay Breeze Patio.

For the guys on your list, Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach is a great option. Co-owners Wayne and Susan carry everything you need for outdoor kitchens and outdoor living spaces. From the latest gadgets for the grill and Big Green Eggs and Eggccessories to spices, aprons and cookbooks to outdoor furniture and decor, Bay Breeze Patio is the place to go for the grilling enthusiast and outdoor party host in your life. While you’re there, you'll find fun gifts for others on your list such as humorous napkins, candles, outdoor décor and accessories for outdoor entertaining. Address: 32 Forest Shore Dr., Miramar Beach, Florida.

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McCaskill’s Fine Jewelry.

This locally-owned fine jewelry store features some of the world’s most exclusive jewelry designers. Owned by Bill Campbell and his wife Elizabeth, McCaskill’s Fine Jewelry is ready to welcome serious jewelry collectors and novices alike. Bill loves sharing his knowledge and explaining the intricacies of each piece and interesting stories about the designers, all of whom he knows personally. If you’re looking for a one-of-kind special piece, McCaskill’s is the place. In addition, they host special events throughout the year. This week, Bill is hosting friend and designer, Pamela Froman, Dec. 2 and 3. Address: 13390 Highway 98 W, Miramar Beach, Florida.

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Wine World.

With four locations along the Emerald Coast, Wine World has become the place to go for an extraordinary selection of wines, craft beers, and spirits. Owner Chan Cox has traveled the globe to offer wines from the world’s best wine growing regions, including small format wineries. The stores also feature an unparalleled selection of fine imported cheeses, unique accessories, and custom gift baskets. Experience their newest location at Pier Park North in Panama City Beach. Additional locations include WaterColor on Hwy 30A, Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach and Paradise Key in Destin (across from Destin Commons). Address: 4424 Commons Dr E, Destin, Florida.


Newman-Dailey Destin Vacation.

We’re fond experiential gifts and giving the gift of a Destin vacation is always a winner. Click here to learn more about our Destin vacation gift card. Looking for a Florida beach vacation rental for your next visit, view our premier selection of South Walton and Destin vacation rental homes and condominiums online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652.

See you @ the beach!