Gifts that are unique, tasteful and tasty are always appreciated. For fan favorites, shop local and consider these edible and drinkable gift ideas found only here in Nature’s Place to Play.
Send a box or basket of Florida sunshine. Arrange for gift fruit shipping from Boyett’s Citrus Grove. From grapefruits to tangerines and many varieties of oranges, choose the quantity and contents that suit you. Online, BoyettsGrove.com is loaded with gift arrangements for telephone ordering. Better yet, visit the aromatic Boyett’s Citrus Attraction yourself; this charming central Hernando County landmark features a wildlife park, dinosaur cave, mini-golf course, hand-dipped ice cream parlor and much more.
Deep in the heart of Chassahowitzka Wildlife Preserve is NJoy Spirits, a special place where widely-coveted Wild Buck Rye Whiskey, Mermaid Rum and Ryes in Shine are crafted. Picturesque and peaceful, this tranquil setting is like something out of story book. Enjoy a scenic drive through nature on your way to a guided distillery tour or special event. Then, besides picking up a bottle of your favorite spirits, be sure to visit the gift shop for merchandise available only in the shop.
Take gift shopping to a new level of fun at a craft brewery or vineyard. Meet friends at Marker 48 Brewing and Tidal Brewing Company for a little beer browsing. After doing some visiting and taste testing, make your selection and take your artfully crafted brews to go in custom cans and bottles of various sizes. As presents, these cold beverages are sure to be warmly welcomed. As a popular win-win alternative, buy a gift certificate at Marker 48 that comes with a future discount for you, the giver.
The land, water and climate of Florida’s Adventure Coast yields abundance for creative growers and harvesters. In addition to a cornucopia of seasonal crops, Sparacia Witherell Family Winery & Vineyards, Masaryk Winery and Strong Tower Winery & Vineyard craft delicious blends for bottled gifts. Visit these picturesque settings for a leisurely day or evening of touring, tasting and relaxing. Select gifts of bottled wines flavored from light and crisp to lush and fruity. Classic and imaginative fusions of fruits, berries, honey and, of course, grapes are unique gifts to be sipped and savored.
For another exciting way to surprise wine enthusiasts on your gift list, consider the hands-on approach at Once Upon a Vine. Your gift of the full hands-on craft wine and beer making experience from start to finish. Name your bottled products and design a personalized label when finished.
Create a perfect gift for the tea lover in your life. For some, tea is not just a beverage, it’s also one of life’s simple pleasures. Florida’s Adventure Coast has places to shop for those who are particular about their tea, its health value and presentation. At downtown Brooksville’s The Tilted Teacup Tea Room, find an array of loose leaf teas from traditional to surprising. Buy a Gift Certificate or customize an assortment of blends such as Brooksville Blueberry and Granny Apple Green with such classics as Earl Gray and English Breakfast.
At Nature Coast Moringa, it’s about the health benefits of Moringa, referred to by some as the most nutrient-dense plant yet discovered on earth. From their Hernando County farm, this veteran-owned family business grows and processes Moringa plants organically. Buy their popular Moringa blueberry tea for delicious flavor and enjoy the healing power of Moringa. Look for a raspberry flavored Moringa tea coming soon.
Florida’s Adventure Coast is home to The Olive Grove, a place where you can not only buy olive trees and learn all about their care, but you can also attend workshops for such ancient arts as infusing olive oil and making castile soap. At The Olive Grove, you can also buy freshly mixed herbal teas or you can craft your own, perfect, they say, as a remedy for a wide range of health issues.
Mountaineer Coffee is a beloved Brooksville enterprise. Shop owners carefully source their beans and hand roast them to showcase maximum balance and flavor. Buy Mountaineer Coffee ground or in whole bean bags by the pound.
For gifts to delight and savor, buy local and share the rich array of flavors found only here on Florida’s Adventure Coast.