After a difficult year filled with twists and turns, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner again. Now more than ever, it is important to show the special people in your life that you love them. Whether that is through a romantic, candlelit dinner for two at the beach or a new, sparkling diamond ring is up to you, but we have compiled a list of local stores and options to get your creative gift ideas flowing.
Amelia Toffee Company
Satisfy that sweet tooth with a box of artisan toffee straight from Fernandina Beach from Amelia Toffee Company. For a special Valentine’s Day treat, this toffee company is offering three new toffee boxes. Select from either two eight-ounce boxes of their best-selling sea salt toffee, one box of sea salt and one box of limited-edition cherry, or one box of sea salt toffee and one box of their newest custom creation, Amour (white chocolate toffee with strawberries). In partnership with the Home Shopping Network, you can find these delicious creations at www.hsn.com.
Boarded by Chef Vince
Surprise your loved one with a luxury charcuterie board stuffed to the brim with goodies. This family-operated charcuterie business offers a wide variety of
charcuterie boxes, boards and grazing tables. The plates are filled with seasonal fruits, cheeses, meats and more hand-selected by Chef Vince Pollaci himself.
Pick “The Mini” for a small arrangement of picking foods, or upgrade to “The Duo” for even more variation. To learn more, go to
Coastal Wine Market
Bring home a bottle from their favorite vineyard, or surprise them with a new one, from the variety of wines at Coastal Wine Market. Or gift them a Wine Club membership, so that the sampling of new wines can be endless. Go to www.coastalwinemarket.com for more information.
For a custom designed and breathtaking bouquet of Valentine’s flowers, visit Floriade Florist in Jax Beach. The company is owned and operated by Tiffany Turner, who has spent 30-plus years creating beautiful bouquets for everything from Valentine’s Day to wedding receptions. Visit their Facebook page for details.
Find the perfect piece of jewelry or choose from a selection of dazzling watches at Espling Jewelers, with locations in Ponte Vedra Beach and Mandarin. The mechanical expertise and experience of their jewelers alongside their trained staff makes Espling Jewelers one of the most well-known and respected jewelers in the area. See more about their services and specials at www.esplingjewelers.com.
Reserve that candlelit dinner at Restaurant Medure, a globally inspired but locally influenced fine-dining experience with meals cultivated by executive chef and co-owner David Medure. Their menu changes seasonally and has a variation of everything from fresh ricotta gnocchi with braised short rib, wild mushroom cream sauce and crisp basil to duck ham prosciutto cured and made in-house to old French-style foie gras torchon. To view their menu and learn more about a reservation, go to www.restaurantmedure.com.
Penelope T Boutique
Grab your lovely lady a new dress or pair of stylish boots at this women’s clothing and accessory boutique. Located in Jax Beach, this store has a curated selection of merchandise from both big and small contemporary designers. Penelope’s believes a good outfit can change a woman’s mindset, and with its wide array of clothing and accessory options, that just might be possible.
Learn more at www.penelopetboutique.com.
Melt your loved one’s heart — and satisfy their sweet tooth — with this large chocolate heart, filled with chocolate-dipped popcorn, a longtime favorite at Peterbrooke Chocolatier. The Valentine’s treat can be purchased for $50 at the local Peterbrooke store located at Sawgrass Village Shopping Center, 333 Village Main St., No. 650 in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Have the gentleman in your life looking and feeling sharp with a new wardrobe piece from Rosenblum’s. This family-owned-and-operated business first opened in Jacksonville in 1898 and continues to offer the Jacksonville and Beaches communities the finest selections in business, evening, and casual wear for men. Details on their made-to-measure services and clothing options can be found at www.rosenblumsonline.com.
TPC Sawgrass “Links of Love”
For an escape filled with manicured fairways and majestic moss-draped oaks, golf enthusiasts and romantics alike can gift their loved ones an unforgettable weekend at TPC Sawgrass filled with dreamy sunset sailboat rides and five-course dinners with wine pairings overlooking the 18th green. This package includes a three-night luxury accommodation at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa’s Villas at Sawgrass along with a list of other accommodations, such as massages, rounds of golf at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course and Dye’s Valley Course, complimentary TPC robes, breakfast, lunch and more. The Links of Love package can be redeemed from the end of February through the end of December 2021, making it a perfect getaway for any time of the year. To learn more about this exclusive TPC Sawgrass package, go to www.tpc.com/sawgrass.
Find exclusive designs and hand-selected diamonds/colored stones at Underwood Jewelers. Each of their rare and exquisite rings is one-of-a-kind, carefully set in handcrafted platinum or 18-karat gold. Choose from a beautiful selection of earrings, necklaces, rings and watches for a Valentine’s Day gift that is sure to wow your loved one. Find more of their products at www.underwoodjewelers.com.