Here’s our rundown of some of the best local gifts for your loved ones!
A little reminder of home right in your shoes. Available at the Pompano Beach Green market by Rose West Photograph or RoseWestPhoto on Etsy.com
Since Spot is actually your best friend, you probably shouldn’t forget him this holiday season. Treat your favorite furry friend to some gourmet pet food. Available at Meals for Dogs, mealsfordogs.com or 954-364-8337.
Call me Ishmael—or not
Before there were global positioning satellites, men braved the sea armed with nothing more than harpoons and courage. Buy this one-of-a-kind gift for the fishing enthusiast in your life. Available at Sienna Blue, Deerfield Beach. siennablueco.com
Custom gift baskets, local raw honey, royal jelly, pollen, honey combs, Amish products, pickled products and more. Available at Jam Jelly Honey House.
Sage, juniper berry and eucalyptus work together to remind us South Floridians that it’s winter somewhere. Available at Bath & Body Works.
Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot!
Go local with Scotty B’s hot sauce made in Pompano Beach. Available at the Pompano Beach Green Market or visit scottybsrecipes.com
For the bacon lover in your life (a.k.a everyone), order them a unique gift from Bacon Boxes. Gift boxes can include bacon roses (pictured) bacon cookies, bacon brownies and bacon granola. baconboxes.com
Let Them Eat Cake
OK—this is pretty self explanatory. It’s cheesecake, in a jar. Prevents you from eating an entire cake. Available at Batter Co., Pompano Citi Centre.
Ride in Style
1970 Fiat Jolly golf cart, manual, excellent condition, street legal. Jeep Trader, Pompano Beach $49,950
Stuff Your Junk
These customizable, stuffable fabric ottomans allow you to stash away blankets and junk in a fashionable and functional way. Made by South Florida local Amanda Jo Lawrence and sold on Etsy. SincerelyAJ
Salt of Life
The Spice Lab, a woman-owned and family-run business, offers a wide selection of gourmet sea salts, peppers, virgin olive oils, spices, seasonings, rubs, teas, and gift collections. A rising star in its industry, the company was recognized in 2014 and 2015 as one of the Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in Florida and named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. Gourmet spices and salts available at their new retail location, 1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-716-6166.
Do Good Fashion
The Water Lokai Bracelet available at Island Water Sports (IWS) and online helps provide clean water in Ethiopia. Did you know 663 million people live without clean water? For every Water Lokai bracelet sold through September 16, 2016, Lokai will donate $1 to global non-profit Charity:Water. One hundred percent of the donation will fund clean water projects in Ethiopia. The beautiful blue bracelets are $18. islandwatersports.com
Local Inventor’s Smart Razor
Pompano Beach brothers, Lou and Pete Tomassetti, have released their SmartRazor® HEAT® — the first and only razor with heated blades. The Smart Razor is the modern version of a warm, soothing barbershop shave right at home with the push of a button. The smart technology brings the precise amount of heat to the blades continuously, breaking down the protein of the hair and slicing through it without any tugging or pulling. Visit smartrazor.com.