Destin Christmas Wish List
Are you looking for a holiday gift idea that puts a little Destin paradise underneath the tree?We are here to help you & Santa with a sleigh full of suggestions:
- Destin in a Box – You select items from your favorite Destin businesses such as a koozie from Hog’s Breath, moonshine pickles from Red Bay Grocery, salt water taffy from the Candymaker. Add some seashells and Destin in a Box will ship to your family or friends as a reminder of your last beach vacation. (Boxes start at $25)
- Gift certificates for vacation fun – Create a gift certificate promising adventure on your next Destin, Fl vacation. ¬†Some suggestions are deep sea fishing, golfing, GUSU¬†paddle board lessons, dolphin tours, snorkeling day trip, kiteboarding, and/or a sunset cruise.
- Beach art by Houston Llew – I’m a huge fan of this young Atlanta-based artist and his Spiritiles collections. Llew’s art process involves glass applied over metal to form enameled metal art. Each piece features a quote on the copper-colored sides of the artwork. Llew has created several beach-themed pieces including my current favorite, which includes the quote “If life is the pursuit of happiness, the beach is the destination.” Check out his collection – there is something for everyone on your gift list. ($129)
- Vacation surprise – Make reservations for a surprise weekend getaway with any of our lodging partners and surprise your lucky loved one with a much needed treat after the holiday season. Maybe wrap up with some new beach towels. Your family will think “Oh, it’s towels. Yippee…” Then buried under the towels – wallah – a certificate for a beach vacation! How does New Year’s at the beach sound? ¬†Make sure when you call the vacation specialists to ask for seasonal discounts. You could also include one of our darling iLovedestin t-shirts! ($15 plus shipping)
- Destin beach candle – I found this candle made by the Madison Candle Company on etsy. Called the Florida winter seasons blend, the design includes real sugar white sand from our beautiful beaches. It would be especially nice to light when it’s freezing outside. ($13 plus shipping)
- Beach photo printed on metal – Select your favorite beach photo from your last vacation and have it printed directly on metal. No framing is necessary and the metal effect will turn your photo into instant art. This is an example of one taken with my crew in Ireland. It’s one of my favorite photo treasures. I used Shutterly which is offering 40% right now on metal prints. There’s another company called Aluminyze that I might also try next time.
From my family & the iLoveDestin.com family, Merry Christmas & Happy Gift Giving!