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Your St. Simons Island + Golden Isles Gift Guide: Your Ultimate Source for Gifting Local

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

St. Simons Island is near and dear to so many people. Folks that live here know how blessed we are to call this place home and we recognize not everyone who feels home here lives here. Thus the need for the Golden Isles gift guide.

Whether shopping for friends that live nearby or family that loves to visit, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites for our updated version of the St. Simons Island gift guide!

From hostess gifts to birthday presents and every occasion in between, there are several ways to shop local and gift the Golden Isles.

Golden Isles Gift Guide – For the Chef:

Southern Soul BBQ rubs From rubs to sauces, you’ll find everything you need to grill like a boss in your own backyard.

The Christ Church Frederica Cookbook (Bonus points if you buy it from our local bookstore, GJ Ford, where you can find a ton of locally-focused fiction and non-fiction literature for the book worm in your life. Not local? No problem, you can also pay over the phone and have it shipped.)

Golden Isles Olive Oil Here you’ll find absolutely everything from olive oils to cheeses, spices + every serving accessory you could ever need.

Golden Isles Gift Guide – For the Entertainer:

Golden Isles glasses sold at Two Friends (pssst, there are also Cat Studio Design dishtowels and travel cups available too!)

Sea Island Forge From grills, complete setups, tabletops for when you’re not grilling, all the way to swag and dinner bells.

Dot & Army From cocktail napkins to dinner napkins and dozens of other sustainable products for everyday living, Dot & Army is a fabulous go-to whether shopping for your hostess’ table or yours.

Wake Up Coffee Beans, mugs + plenty of more swag for the coffee enthusiast in your life

Alo Naturals Enjoy several flavors of locally-made candles and enjoy 65+ hours of burn time from a 13.5oz candle.

Golden Isles Gift Guide – For the Spirits Connoisseur:

((Just so happens all of these are a hop, skip, and a jump away in Downtown Brunswick, so be sure to make the Newcastle Street pilgrimage to all 3 while you’re there.))

Richland Rum Rum distilled locally on Newcastle Street in Downtown Brunswick. If you shop in person, you can also get premade cocktails packaged wonderfully for gift giving. The cocktail comes in a Richland Rum bottle with their signature glasses for serving.

Silver Bluff Brewing Possibly one of the best things 2020 brought us was a local brewery with a beer garden complete with a food truck schedule. Share the love with 6-packs, hats + t-shirts.

Rabbit Eye Wine Our favorite blueberry wine now ships in 30 states. If you shop local, be sure to try the frozen wine drink. If you aren’t shopping local, that’s okay too because you can buy everything you need to freeze your own at home!

Golden Isles Gift Guide – For Wearing:

Golden Isles Bracelet Company Owned by a local family and located in the Pier Village on St. Simons Island, shopping their classic SSI jewelry is an absolute must!

Online Resort Shop Browse the newest or the tried and truest King and Prince gear. From cozy pullovers to rain jackets, hats to Christmas ornaments, and more, our gift shop stays stocked with everything our guests could ever need!

SSI Tee Time Make it local swag, but with a sweet logo. From hats to tees, bags + mugs, there’s a piece of St. Simons for however you want to wear it.

*For jewelry made from local butterflies, be sure to scroll down to our Collector section for locally made jewelry from Pane in the Glass.

Golden Isles Gift Guide – For the Outdoor Lover

On the Fly Outfitter From camping gear to locally tied flies, to tie your own kits. The one-stop-shop for all things outdoors and gift certificates available for fly-tying classes for anyone interested but not quite sure where to start. (Psst, there’s even Oaks & Ocean jewelry for the ladies!)

Southeastern Adventure Sometimes you need to change your perspective and see it all from the water and these guys have several options for kayak tours.

King and Prince Golf Perfect for the golf lover in your world. A gift certificate to the King and Prince Golf Course can be used to play rounds or in the clubhouse. RSM fans don’t get to attend in person this year, so hitting the greens may be exactly what they need to cure the golf blues.

Golden Isles Gift Guide – For the Collector

Pane in the Glass From stained glass made in-store to maps made of slatted wood frames overlaid with hand-printed linen of local images and jewelry to coasters, there’s literally something for everyone.

Galland Photography Enjoy the beauty of the Golden Isles year-round with these bold aerial prints of your favorite South East Georgia locations. Pssst, if you’d prefer a coffee table book full of prints + more, those are available too.

Golden Isles Gift Guide

St. Simons Island Christmas Gift Guide

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

St. Simons Island is near and dear to so many people. Everyday we realize that we’re blessed to call this charming Island home but we recognize that not everyone who feels home here lives here. With Christmas on its way, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite local gifts that can be ordered, shipped, and enjoyed almost anywhere you may be. Here’s our guide to gifting the Golden Isles this holiday season!

 1.  Two Friends

  • Located in Redfern Village, this adorable shop carries a little bit of everything!
  • Click here to see more, or here to purchase the pillow.

Golden Isles Pillow2. Pane in the Glass

  • Visit their shop on SSI (next door to Crab Daddy’s) or peruse their Facebook page here.
  • Of course they have tons of super cool stained glass that they make, but they also carry super nifty gifts like these maps made of slatted wood frames overlaid with hand printed linen of local images.

Golden Isles Map

3. Golden Isles Bracelet Company

  • Owned by a local family and located in the Pier Village on St. Simons Island.
  • Click here to see more or here to purchase the St. Simons bracelet.

Golden Isles Bracelet Co

4. Southern Soul BBQ Sauce

  • A favorite amongst tourists, locals and Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.
  • Click here to see more goodies (hats, shirts, seasonal smoke house bacon, etc.), or here to get the sauce.

Southern Soul Sauce

5. St. Simons Island Lighthouse

  • This treasured Island location is a must and is a great addition to our gift list. If you don’t have memories climbing the 129 steps, then you definitely need to make a trip back. When you do, we suggest you go ahead and commemorate that visit with one of our favorites.
  • To purchase: the Lighthouse ornament can be found in their Gift Shop at the AW Jones Heritage Center.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Gifts

6. The King and Prince Resort Christmas Ornament

  • Each year, hundreds of people visit the Resort to take photos with the enormous and impeccably decorated Christmas tree in the Resort’s lobby. What better way to commemorate that tradition than an ornament depicting the iconic oceanfront Resort?
  • Stop by the Gift Shop in the lobby (when you take your annual photo) or click here.

The King and Prince Resort Christmas Ornament

7. Golden Isles Gifts

  • What better way to enjoy the Golden Isles than by proudly displaying the logo on your shirt? This gift is perfect for everyone!
  • Currently, these items can only be purchased in person at our local Convention & Visitors Bureau on Beachview, but be on the lookout because word is they will be getting an online gift shop in 2018!

Golden Isles Shirts, Mugs and Hat

 8. Island Time: An Illustrated History of St. Simons Island, Georgia

  • This book is a wonderful gift as it features the history of St. Simons Island paired with breathtaking photography.
  • Purchase from our local bookstore, G.J. Ford, or online here.


9. The Princess and the Crab

  • This children’s book, written by Grace Sturdivant and illustrated by local artist, Ed Hose, includes 48 pages of delight weaving The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, our coast, and St. Simons Island’s history into the narrative.
  • This can be purchased in The King and Prince Resort’s Gift Shop or online here.

The Princess and the Crab