Tired of your same old holiday shopping experience? Perhaps you might acquire some really unique gifts this year by way of a 2-day St. Augustine holiday shopping trip?
The folks at www.raydominey.com can set your photos to canvas (and most anything you want) but also have a great selection of other art.
Bouvier Maps & Prints on Aviles Street is a great place to explore hard-to-find antique maps, prints, and books, including old city maps, road maps, battle plans, railroad and geological maps, and nautical charts and maps dating back to the 1500s. Also, antique botanical, bird, and fish prints and other unique gifts that you won’t find anywhere else!
Metalartz Gallery on Hypolita represents more than 60 local, regional, and national artists in a variety of mediums featuring steel and copper sculpture; hand blown glass art, acrylic, oil and watercolor canvas; mosaics; handcrafted crystal; seaglass; glass; and silver jewelry. www.metalartz.moonfruit.com
At Spice & Tea Exchange on Hypolita Street (also at the Old Jail complex), you'll find gifts of flavor like exotic gourmet spices, cooking herbs and seasonings from around the globe, tea, and much more!
Be sure to check out the 59 flavors at 59 Cuna Street’s Pop-N-Off gourmet popcorn shop!
85 stores at the Premium Outlet Mall at State Road 16 and Interstate 95. Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Converse, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Movado, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets
Filthy Rich combines the Golden Age of Hollywood and Jackie Kennedy jewelry lines with that of modern day celebrity like Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Anniston, Paris Hilton, and dozens more. www.filthyrichofstaug.com
Make your own gifts with artistic wire, beads and spacers, closures, crimps, and posts and ear wires from The Bead Chick on San Marco Avenue.
Trendy scrubs, soaks, lotions, washes, and after-bath products are waiting for you at Bath Junkie on the corner of Spanish and Hypolita.
The Gifted Cork on Hypolita features a arge selection of boutique wines (discounts for half and full cases), gourmet treats, wine accessories, unique gifts, art, and decorations. San Sebastian Winery on King Street www.sansebastianwinery.com
Alternatively, just spend a cozy and leisurely weekend around the Inn, meander around town watching everyone else shopping, taking comfort in the fact that your shopping is already done because you decided to give to your favorite people a Bayfront Westcott House gift certificate on which you'll save 10% thru December 16!
What better way to wind down a day on your feet than with a half-price in-room massage? Stay 2 nights at regular rate Sunday thru Thursday and enjoy a bottle of champagne on arrival (or save it for massage time) and add those two 30-minute massages for just $70 more (valued at $140). This discount is not available on stays after December 19, 2013. Just ask for the half-priced massage offer.