‘Tis the season for holiday shopping! Here are some St. Augustine gift options:
2021 ST. AUGUSTINE PHOTO CALENDAR
City Gate Spirits, located on historic Saint George Street in downtown St. Augustine, has launched the first two flavors of their long-awaited whiskey line! . The brand-new whiskey offerings complement their existing line of easy-sipping spirits — including rum, vodka, and moonshine — inspired by Florida’s most memorable flavors. City Gate Spirits recently celebrated their first anniversary in October 2020. As distillers bring the spirits to life, visitors are invited to observe the distilling process and participate in daily free tastings hosted by friendly “Spirit Guides.” The new whiskeys are available two seasonally inspired flavors: Smoked Maple and Cinnamon. City Gates Spirits is open seven days a week and is located at 11 St. George Street, St. Augustine, Florida. Visit www.CityGateSpirits.com or call 904-454-8006. Follow City Gate Spirits on Facebook and Instagram.
St. Augustine Sailing Charters
Float away from the crowds and enjoy stunning views of Nights of Lights from the water. St Augustine Sailing offers three options aboard a luxury sailboat ..
Merry Tate’s Airstream Shop
Essential Workers 2021 Calendar
Essential workers are featured in a 2021 calendar created by the The Junior Service League of St. Augustine. In the spirit of giving back to the community, the calendar photos were taken at well known locations and landmarks in the nation’s oldest city, and funds raised will go back to nonprofits in St. Johns County! The 2021 St. Johns Essential Heroes Calendar will be available for purchase online and in local businesses in November. Orders can be made by visiting the Junior Service League’s website: https://jslofstaugustine.org/donate-2/
Sabrage Custom Catamaran Charters
Sail under the Bridge of Lions at sunset, catch a one-of-a-kind view of the Nights of Lights, or look for dolphins along the Intracoastal with Sabrage Charters in St. Augustine, Florida. From Old City PR: Guests will take an adventure on a 63-foot Custom Cooper Catamaran equipped with high-end finishes, spacious decks, and comfortable seating.
Sabrage specializes in daily excursions for individuals and group charter events including Sunset Cruise, Eco Cruise, Wine Tasting Cruise, private events and a Nights of Lights Cruise.
Nights of Lights runs each evening through January 31, 2021 in historic St. Augustine, Florida, and has been listed among the top ten holiday light displays in the world by National Geographic.
ABOUT SABRAGE CHARTERS: Sabrage Charters offers a variety of water excursions along the San Sebastian, Matanzas, and Tolomato Rivers in downtown St. Augustine and Vilano Beach. Docked at 117 Dockside Drive, St. Augustine, and currently picking up passengers at the dock in front of Culinary Outfitters, 173 Shipyard Way, Sabrage Charters hosts excursions seven days a week and in accordance with CDC guidelines, is operating at 50 percent capacity and thoroughly cleaning the boat between each trip. To learn more or to book a trip, visit www.sabragestaugustine.
SAIRA Restaurant Gift Certificates
STA Nutrition Gift Cards
St. Augustine Photography Notecards
MARKETS FOR LOCAL GIFT OPTIONS
Wednesday Market at the St. Augustine Beach Pier
Every Wednesday: Fresh produce, arts and crafts, and prepared food from local vendors is available from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. More than 40 vendors offer a variety of items including paintings, photography and jewelry. Facebook page
Coconut Barrel Farmers Market
Every Thursday: Coconut Barrel will hold a Farmers Market from 5 to 8 PM every Thursday at 3175 US 1, Saint Augustine, FL 32086. This artisan market opens its parking lot each week for produce vendors, food trucks, artists and artisans. Facebook page
St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market
Every Saturday: Find fresh produce, plants, bread, cheese, handmade products, fine art and crafts from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, just south of the lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission. Facebook page
STA City Market
Select Saturdays: STA City Market runs 10 an. to 3 p.m. select Saturday at Eddie Vickers Park, 399 Riberia St., in the Lincolnville area of downtown St. Augustine. Food trucks, live music, organic produce, coffee, locally made soaps, artists offering paintings and photography, hot sauces and more are offered. More details at stafarmersmarket.com or on the Facebook page
Salt Air Farmers Market
Every Sunday: The Salt Air Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday year-round at the Marineland Marina, 101 Tolstoy Lane, from A1A South, across the street from Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The market features locally grown produce, seafood, bread, fruit, honey, soaps, tide clocks, art and more. Free admission and parking. Go to www.saltairfarmersmarket.com or the Facebook page
Handmade chocolate shops
Creme de la Cocoa
299 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine FL 32084, 904-466-9499, www.cremedelacocoa.com
Signature chocolates, wedding and occasion cakes, seasonal pies, artful desserts, French macarons, marshmallows, cookies, and more are available at Creme de la Cocoa, owned & Operated by Nils and Bailey Rowland.
145 Hilden Road, Suite 122, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081, 904-829-5790, www.claudeschocolate.com/shop/
Claude’s Chocolate offers gourmet Belgian chocolates created by Chef Claude Franques and wife Nicole.
47 Cordova Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084, 904-436-5813, chocolattes47.com
Formally known as The Chocolate Turtle, ChocoLattes is the sweetest spot downtown, located next to Scarlett O’Haras!
139 King Street, St. Augustine FL 32085, 904-217-0275, www.whetstonechocolates.com
Henry & Esther Whetstone started Whetstone Chocolates in 1967 with 13 flavors orr handmade fudge and an assortment of hand-dipped chocolates. In addition to a wide variety of Whetstone chocolates, they offer St. Augustine’s “Original Chocolate Tour,” and guests are introduced to the history and making of chocolate and the Whetstone story. A 4-tiered tasting distinguishes the characteristics of dark, milk and white chocolate, cocoa nibs and more.
Melli Chocolates & Ice Cream
5120 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, 904-342-8884, mellichocolates.com
Since 1940, Melli Chocolates has handcrafted chocolates and candies in Wisconsin. Now, a new generation of confectioners have brought their culinary tradition to St. Augustine. Melli Chocolates mixes up hand-dipped chocolates and candies in small batches to ensure optimum freshness and quality. Visitors can find a wide array of chocolate-drenched fruit and nuts, toffee, caramels, creams, truffles, and chocolate bark — all made with only natural ingredients, without preservatives.
Kilwin’s St. Augustine
6 Saint George Street and 140 Saint George Street, St. Augustine FL 32084, 904-826-0008, kilwins.com
Handmade chocolate, confections and ice cream, with two downtown St. Augustine locations.