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Christmas Gift Guide Featuring Products From Local Companies In Martin County

'Tis the season in the tropics. Though the temperatures stay much the same, South Floridians ring in the holiday season with lower humidity, near perfect beach days and seasonal touches that remind us that we do live in paradise.

Big box stores and online juggernauts continue to vie for top position, but shifting priority towards shopping local offers more bang for your buck by keeping those dollars within the community and supporting local retailers. From unique pieces made by an artist’s hand, to casual wear and accessories made with our coastal culture in mind, you don’t have to look far to find that perfect holiday gift.

For the Mother of the Year

The Cat’s Pajamas Mommy & Me sleeping set in Sweethearts short-sleeved pajama, $92; and kids Sweethearts long-sleeved knit pajamas, $56

Simple Pleasures Bath and Body; 306 Colorado Ave., Stuart; 772.288.3710; simplepleasuresfl.com

For the Fashionista

Moisture wicking, anti-microbial, sun protective athleisure wear from IBKUL, Keleigh print long sleeve polo (Available in sea foam and navy, or black and white), $94

Juno Shoe Girl; 11766 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound; 772.675.4877; junoshoegirl.com

For the Jetsetter

Large sailcloth duffel bag (Available in white and navy, or Nantucket red and navy), $285

J. McLaughlin; 3738 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; 772.286.7930; jmclaughlin.com

For the Art Connoisseur

Norfolk Island Pine Bowl made by Sebastian-based artist Joe Montagnino, $450

Rare Earth Gallery; 41 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart; 772.287.7744; store.rareearthgallery.com

For the Fisherman

Bubba Blade freshwater gift set, including 5-inch folding fillet/gutting knife, $50; sculpin pocket knife, $60; 7-inch tapered flex fillet knife, $55; and fishing pliers, $55

Snook Nook Discount Bait & Tackle; 3595 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach; 772.334.2145; snooknook.net

For the Gardener

Wind Dancer wind chime by Stuart-based artist Jeff Hinkley of JLH Copper Designs, $62

The Jazz Market; 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce; Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Stuart Green Market; City Hall Parking Lot 121 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart; Sundays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; etsy.com/shop/jlhcopperdesigns

For the Foodie

Olive oil gift set, $3 for 200ml size, $3.50 for 375ml size in addition to cost of oil or vinegar product. Oils/vinegars start at $13 for 200ml size, $20 for 375ml size

2 Olive Trees; 2452 SE Federal Highway, Stuart; 772.219.8228; 2olivetrees.org

For the Vino

Alligator wine bottle holder, $40

Bottle Shock; 1707 St. Lucie W. Blvd., Port Saint Lucie; 772.224.2317; facebook.com/Bottle-Shock-Port-St-Lucie-815977355181029/

For the Businessman

Sport tweed blazer, $425

Marcello Sport; 3744 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; 772.888.3620; marcellosport.com

For the Philanthropist

Pura Vida wave bracelet, $15; Pura Vida wave ring, $12; every piece purchased helps support more than 150 artisans worldwide

Zeke’s Surf, Skate & Paddle Sports; 205 SW Federal Highway, Stuart; 772.205.6920; zekessurfandpaddle.com