Holidays in Cocoa Village

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The holidays are here and so is the season of giving. Whether thinking about family, friends, that special someone, or even yourself, finding creative and unique gifts is easy when you peruse the shops on the Space Coast. For those of you who call this area home, you may already know the perfect places to go, but if not, or if you’re planning a quick getaway this holiday season, take advantage of some of our great local shops and artisans for gifts your loved ones will cherish forever. Whether it’s a memento of your Space Coast visit or something that’s truly one-of-a-kind, you’re sure to find it and have fun in the process at one of these unique shopping locales.

Downtown Melbourne

With tree-lined streets and an old Florida vibe, Downtown Melbourne is a truly charming shopping location. It’s a great place for unique gifts for the kitchen and home, with lots of specialty shops offering coastal attire and distinctive gifts like jams and jellies and hand-rolled cigars. You’ll find something for the fly fisherman to the foodie to the family dog.

  • APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES

Cottonways Boutique offers comfortable, yet sophisticated clothing that’s fashionable and maintenance free. Women of all ages love Downtown Divas for trendy, boho, and upscale clothing from Miami, New York and L.A. For great style on a budget, visit Re-Creations Consignments or Genesis Boutique.

  • GOURMET FOODS

An array of delicious olive oils and balsamic vinegars are available to taste at From Olives to Grapes, where they’ll bottle your selection right on the premises. Shop for something uniquely Florida at East Coast Winery, a retailer of exotic fruit wines like citrus, berry and avocado, all made in Florida.

  • BATH & BODY

The fragrances in these boutiques will transport you to your happy place. Nourish specializes in natural bath soaps, fizzes and fabulous scented candles while Sendala’s offers top quality skin care and fragrances along with other specialty gifts.

  • GIFT EMPORIUMS

Shoppes on Strawbridge has an exciting selection of wares by local artisans, ranging from chocolate covered potato chips to art and unusual handcrafted items. Everything sparkles at Glitter Alley, a boutique filled with fairies, jewelry, purses, and children’s items.

  • GIFT CARDS

Can’t decide? Rain Tree Mercantile has an eclectic mix of locally sourced gourmet foods and specialty gifts. Gift cards can be redeemed in the stores or on their websites.

Cocoa Village

If you’re looking for Space Coast art, clothing or keepsakes, this quaint spot is perfect. The streets are lined with galleries and shops filled with distinctive items. There's something unique for everyone on your list within these colorful galleries, antique stores and specialty shops.

  • ART

For wall art that’s full of whimsy, vibrant color and coastal vignettes, Carolyn Seiler & Friends gallery is just the ticket.  For fine art and unique handcrafted pieces, don’t miss Green Circle Art, which offers the work of more than 60 local artisans in a single location.

  • ANTIQUES AND OTHER UNIQUES

You’ll find the funky to the exotic at Antiques and Collectibles Too. Treasure hunters can spend hours exploring vintage and one-of-a-kind items at Parrot’s Cove Mall, a huge emporium of just about everything under the sun. Village Beach House makes a fantastic gift as well. It’s a kaleidoscope of style and color. With talavera, wood carvings and other regional decor, gift recipients can bring the lively Space Coast look into their homes and patios.

  • APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES

Bobbi’s at Parkside specializes in pearl jewelry and chic coastal resort wear. For a mix of fashion, from casual to formal, check out Mimosa & Magnolia’s, with sizes and styles for all women. Or think The Alley for natural bath and body products, on-trend fashion and fun beach-inspired home decor.

  • GOURMET FOODS

Cindy Lee’s is home to good old Southern flair. This lovely boutique carries gourmet spices and sauces, stylish kitchenware and other gifts for the home. Finish off your shopping with goodies from Candy Affair Candy Boutique. With freshly made truffles and unique candy flavors like grapefruit and cherry cola, a gift from here is one they’ll remember.

  • SPECIALTY

Discover nautical gifts, treasure maps and full pirate costumes in Antilles Trading Company. For needle craft gifts, don’t miss Knit and Stitch Boutique. With walls lined from the floor to the ceiling displaying shelves of beautiful textures and color, you’ll be in yarn heaven along with other fun accessories. And for kids of all ages, you’ll easily find the perfect gift to bring joy this holiday season with one of the beautiful dollhouses and other fascinating miniatures inside The Toy Box.

The Avenue Viera: 

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, head over to The Avenue Viera for favorite stores like Old Navy and Bed Bath & Beyond, along with a few boutiques, spas, and restaurants. And just a few miles away is the Brevard Zoo where you can grab some wild gifts for the kids. Their gift shop is filled with sustainable, amazing toys and clothes. You’d be surprised what you’ll find there. The Avenue Viera is a great place to end your day of shopping, kick back and relax.

Uniquely Space Coast Gift Shops:

For something really special that you can only find while here at the Space Coast, you’ll want to check out our local gift and surf shops for a present that is uniquely Space Coast! 

You may not be able to say you’ve been to the Space Coast without a visit to the iconic Ron Jon Surf Shop at their “One-of-a-Kind” location. The huge 52,000 square foot store is an attraction in itself. There is literally everything you can imagine for the beach, from clothing to sporting equipment to beach-inspired gifts and souvenirs. Grab a “One of a Kind” t-shirt to commemorate your visit to the biggest surf shop in the world.

Surf’s up! Whether you’re wanting a short or long board, foamboard or paddle board, you’ll find their signature brand as well as top-name brands in the surfing industry. They carry the latest in boards, accessories, beach gear and trendy clothing for men, women and children. You’ll also find a terrific selection of Cocoa Beach souvenirs.

No other shop in the world offers more board manufacturers under a single roof. If you have a surfer on your list, a gift card here would be surfer heaven, unless you can manage to stuff this in your personal “Santa” bag. They carry “hundreds of boards in every shape, size and color from every corner of the globe.” You’ll also find beachy gifts, surf and skate gear. Their selection of novelty items makes great gifts as well.

Take a relaxing stroll and shop for tiki masks, fishing poles, t-shirts, cover-ups and beach totes. The pier is a great place to pick up last minute gifts after a day soaking up the rays.

So, if you’re still looking for where to buy your gifts this holiday season, the Space Coast is your one-stop location for everyone on your list. We bet you’ll even have a hard time deciding when to stop buying. Enjoy near-perfect weather and pristine beaches as you shop-til-you-drop and bring joy to those you love. And when you get a gift, know that you are giving a gift to our local owners when you shop here on the Space Coast.


                           

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