Looking for something special to take home or in search of a fun gift from your trip? Check our picks for the best Jacksonville souvenirs and gifts that’ll always remind you of the Bold City even if you’re half way across the world.
Cool Jacksonville Souvenirs
1. FreshJax Spices
Spice lovers unite! Based out of Jacksonville, FreshJax is a family business that specializes in creating organic spice blends. With spice blends that range from their Tofu Scramble Spice mix to Keto Chophouse, this Bold City original has a spice for just about anyone! If you’re feeling extra spicy, you can pick up an entire build your own spice gift set online; allowing you to customize your Jacksonville foodie’s gift to perfection.
2. Jacksonville Jaguar Tumblers
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a huge following both in at home and around the country! While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the unique merch available from local makers on Etsy! CollinsCCreations, based in Fleming Island, which is located just southwest of downtown Jax, has a stunning Jaguars tumbler for sale on their Etsy shop. Take a look, there’s sure to be something that’ll catch your eye.
3. Gift Cards to Jacksonville Faves
Another food related gift idea because you really can’t go wrong there! Jacksonville is home to some truly stand-out local restaurants that you can pass on a love for to friends who are coming to visit or locals. Some local spots to grab gift cards include:
- Safe Harbor
- Angie’s Subs
- Bistro AIX
- Maple Street Biscuit Company (that started here in Jax!)
- Palm’s Fish Camp
- Metro Diner
- Al’s Pizza
Rethreaded is a gift company and socially conscious business that emerged in Jacksonville and works to transform upcycled materials into hand-made products. They work in collaboration with women who are survivors of human trafficking to provide them a work environment where they can both earn money and learn a new skill.
Rethreaded has a brick and mortar store in downtown Jacksonville that you can stop by while you’re in town. Check out their variety of products, from scarves and blankets to jewelry and pet toys. Find a uniquely beautiful gift while supporting a movement that changes lives within the city.
5. Sweet Pete’s
As the largest candy store in the southeast, Sweet Pete’s is a go-to place for candy lovers in Jacksonville! With a gorgeous location in downtown Jax, their gift baskets are a perfect option to take home for yourself. From mug size to full-on basket size, their sweet treats are worth taking a look to bring a taste of Jacksonville home with you.
6. Books from Local Authors
Jacksonville is home to quite a few authors! You can find books by local authors in local bookstores like Chamblin Bookmine and Bookmark. From books on local ghost stories, suspense thrillers and fiction stories that take place in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, taking home a local book is a fantastic way to bring a piece of the Bold City home with you!
7. Alhambra Season Passes
The Alhambra Theatre is a local favorite! It serves up seasonal theatre and dining experiences ranging from shows like Grease, Footloose and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella! If you’re looking for a gift to give to your favorite local, a season’s pass might be just the ticket. Season passes range from admission to 6-8 shows, depending on the level you purchase, serving as a great gift if you know a musical lover.
8. FSCJ Artist Series Tickets
Continuing in a musical theme, the FSCJ Artist Series is another musical option to consider. This series from Florida State College at Jacksonville features traveling shows from Broadway and beyond. In the past shows have included Wicked, Bandstand and RENT. A ticket to one of the current season’s shows for yourself before heading home or for a local is a great way to see some fantastic shows.
9. Pint Glasses from Local Breweries
Jacksonville’s brewery scene is growing! aMany of our local breweries feature speciality pint glasses that you can purchase when you visit, making for both a practical and stand-out souvenir to take home. Some breweries to check out for a cold drink include: Wicked Barley Brewing Company, Bold City Brewery and Green Room Brewing.
You might not automatically think of antiques as a souvenir, but Jacksonville has some lovely antiques shops to check out. From Avonlea Antiques & Interiors to Rusted: A Vintage Market, there’s a host of antique shops to explore. An antique shop can be home to some fascinating local pieces that can range from more recent years to long gone times.
11. Soil or Sand
Need an inexpensive souvenir? With beaches aplenty in Jacksonville and our fair share of gorgeous parks, bringing a small jar or cute container with you when you come to visit is an idea. Do keep in mind local laws related to removing natural resources, but it’s a fun idea when you’re visiting local beaches or parks. It’s a simple way to have a little memory of the time you spent in Jax.
12. Local Coffee
Coffee is a huge thing here. There’s a wide variety of local coffee shops in Jacksonville that have their own branded blends available to purchase. These are great souvenirs or gifts because they travel well, you can use them once you’re home, and you get an awesome pot of coffee out of the deal.
Jacksonville has plenty to offer in the way of gifts and souvenirs, no matter what might catch your fancy. Whether you’re a coffee lover or a fan of the arts, we hope you found some great ideas to take home or gift to friends and family from the Bold City!
Which of these Jacksonville souvenirs would you get? Let us know!