Florida Holidays: Five Festive Products We Found Online
Department stores are mostly full of the same old stuff, so we went trolling online for some Florida-themed (read: kitschy) holiday gift ideas. Check out these real products we found on the web.
The techie in your life may already have an iPhone 5, but we bet he or she doesn't have a kayak Christmas tree case for it. We found this one for $44.95 at zazzle.com.
Seems like every year an alligator shows up at someone's front door. At least this wreath won't bite -- although the price may hurt a little; it's $125 on Etsy. (We're not sure if it comes with the University of Florida-themed ribbons however)
The students of Academy at the Lakes could've written this book, but author/illustrator Frank Remkiewicz beat them to it. His version of The Twelve Days of Christmas in Florida ($10.36 on Amazon) includes 12 panthers purring, 11 grannies golfing, 10 flamingos flapping and so on.
No roundup of Florida-themed holiday merch would be complete without a visit to Bealls' Florida-specific website. Click on the "holiday" tab for a gold mine of tiki bar ornaments, flamingo skirts and various incarnations of flip-flops. We had a hard time deciding which one item to feature here, but there was something delightfully cheesy about this cheeseboard and knife set ($14.99).
What's the most interesting Florida-themed holiday item you've ever seen? Call reporter/producer Dalia Colón at (813) 974-8636 to tell her about it as part of our Florida Holidays project.