The 25 Best Florida Gifts For Residents And Out-of-Towners: The Best Of The Sunshine State

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Skyscrapers at the beach in Miami, Florida

From Miami to Disney World, you will find awesome Florida gifts from across the state in this gift guide. Whether you are looking for unique gifts for Floridians, someone who recently moved out of state, or someone who is obsessed with the Sunshine State, you have come to the right place!

For this post, we scoured the state to find the best Florida-themed gifts that both locals and visitors will love. From beautiful home-inspired gifts for new Florida residents to cute keepsakes for someone who misses the state. And all of them are perfect for a Florida fan!

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Overall best Florida gift

#1 Florida experience gifts

An image of people at Disneyworld with someone wearing Mickey Ears
A visit to Disneyworld is the perfect Florida gift

Looking for the best gift for Floridians and visitors alike? Then an experience like a day trip to Disney World or a visit to the Everglades is the way to go!

You can find fun experiences for everyone, so your gift will leave a lasting memory. If you need some inspiration, check out Tinggly and Viator for unique tours and activities in Florida.


Home-inspired gifts for Floridians

#2 Wine cork map

Florida wine cork map
Florida wine cork map

Looking for a perfect gift for someone who loves Florida and wine?

I’ve got a great idea for you! This wooden map of Florida that holds wine corks. This way, they can decorate it with corks from their favorite wines. It’s not just a beautiful wall decoration, but also a legit reason for them to open up a new bottle of wine.


#3 Beer cap map

A map of Florida with holes for beer caps
Florida beer camp map

Did you really like the idea of combining someone’s love for Florida with their love for their favorite drink? But are you looking for Florida gift ideas for someone who is more into beer instead of wine?

You just found yourself the perfect gift too!

A map in the shape of Florida, except this time the holes are not perfect to fit a wine cork but to fit beer caps!

By the time the map is filled with beer caps, it’s a beautiful and colorful wall decorative item!


#4 “Smells like home” candle

A soy wax candle with a label for Miami
Homesick candle for Miami

Are you looking for Florida gifts for someone who recently moved out of state and misses home?

This candle might cure their homesickness with the true smell of Florida.


#5 Florida map poster

A framed animated poster with the map of Florida
Frames Florida poster

This cute map of Florida is another one of the best gifts for Floridians who would love to decorate their entire home with Florida stuff!

You can find all sorts of map designs on Etsy.


#6 Florida-themed doormat

Photo courtesy of Shades of Pink Boutique

What better way to welcome guests into a Florida home than with a doormat that screams “Hey y’all, this is where the sunshine and good times live!” Plus, adding their family name just lets everyone know who’s in charge of the sun-soaked paradise.

It’s one of the best gifts for Florida residents who love to share their state’s pride with everyone.


#7 Florida-inspired glasses

A glass of beer with the map of Florida etched
Photo courtesy of Bevvee

Florida-themed wine glasses are awesome gifts for Florida residents because they allow them to show off their love for their state while enjoying their favorite beverage.

Plus, what better way to cope with Florida’s unpredictable weather than with a glass of beer in a matching glass?


#8 Florida jigsaw puzzles

The box of an animated jigsaw puzzle of the map of Florida
Best of Florida puzzle

This Florida-themed puzzle is a great gift because it offers a fun way to enjoy beautiful scenes from Florida, whether it’s beaches, cities, or wildlife. It’s perfect for puzzle lovers or anyone who cherishes Florida’s charm and who needs something to do for rainy days or relaxing evenings at home.


#9 Florida seed gift box

a package of Florida Wildflower Seed Mix

This gift box with spring seeds is the perfect present for Florida residents who love gardening!

Not only will they have the joy of watching their seeds grow, but they’ll also have a great excuse to get outside and soak up some of that Florida sunshine. It includes seeds of native flowers and veggies that are known to do great in the Sunshine State.


#10 State parks scratch poster

Photo courtesy of Unfinished Art Studio

Are you looking for unique Florida gift ideas for someone who loves the outdoors and nature?

Then this scratch-off poster with all of Florida’s National Parks is perfect!

They can keep track of all the places they’ve visited and add the other ones to their bucket list of things to do in their favorite state.


#11 Florida-themed gifts: board games

Florida version of monopoly
Floride monopoly

My favorite Florida-themed gifts have to be the board games inspired by the Sunshine State.

I’ve picked out two fantastic options for you. The first is a Florida version of Monopoly, available on Amazon, where players compete to own iconic locations and streets across Florida.

But my top pick is the “Florida Man board game.” In this game, players guess whether outrageous stories set in Florida are true or made up. And trust me, some of these wild tales are so worrisome, you’ll hope they aren’t true!


#12 Florida-themed gifts: cutting board

A wooden map of Florida
Map-shaped cutting board

Are you looking for Florida-inspired gifts for someone who also enjoys cooking?

Then this wooden cutting board in the shape of the map is perfect! Now, I’ll admit it’s not the most practical chopping board due to the shape of Florida, but it is a cool piece of wall art or a unique serving tray!


#13 Florida wall art

A Florida-themed poster
Florida-inspired wall art

This retro print wall art on Amazon is a cool gift for Florida lovers who would love to decorate their homes with Florida-related items.

If you prefer other prints, check out Etsy for more wall art ideas.


Souvenirs & gifts from Florida

#14 Local liquor

A bottle of gin
Photo courtesy of Total Wine

Looking for a special gift from Florida that captures the spirit of the state?

Then I always suggest going for a local product, such as beer, wine, or strong liquor like this bottle of gin. It’s crafted by a local Florida distillery and supports the pride community and local economy.


#15 Chocolate from Florida

Box of chocolate
Photo courtesy of Norman Love Confections

If you say Florida sweets, Norman chocolate is one of the first things people will think about.

So if you want to treat someone with Florida food gifts, a chocolate box from the local Florida Norman is the best gift.


#16 Florida photo album

Photo Album Leather Florida State Map
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Whether it’s for locals or tourist, this Florida-themed photo album is a great gift idea!

It’s empty now, just begging to be stuffed with snapshots of sunny days and goofy family outings. It’s perfect for anyone who loves to keep their memories in one place.


#17 Sports gifts from Florida

A sign from the Gators logo of a crocodile
Gators sign

If you are looking for gift ideas from Florida for someone who is into sports, you’re in good luck because Floridians love their sports, and they have quite a few great teams to support.

  • For baseball fans, check out Miami Marlin’s merch on Amazon
  • For American football lovers, the Miami Dolphins are a popular team
  • And even though Florida is called the Sunshine State, they do have an ice hockey team called the Florida Panthers
  • And lastly, if you know someone who went to the University of Florida, or supports the Gators, anything related to their team will be a great gift.

Books about Florida

#18 Travel guides about Florida

Lonely Planet Florida

Lonely Planet Florida

The best gifts for travelers who love to explore Florida are of course guidebooks to help them explore all the state’s highlights! Such as the Lonely Planet, which is one of the most popular guidebooks among budget travelers.


Florida Day trips

Florida Day trips

This is one of the best gifts for Florida residents and travelers who will stay long-term. They can explore the state through unique day trips.


Florida backroads travel

Florida backroads travel

The perfect guidebook for people who love doing off-beat road trips.


The couple’s Adventure

The couple’s Adventure:85 ideas to see, hear, taste, and try in Florida

This is probably one of the best gifts for couples who live in Florida or who love traveling around Florida.


#19 Funny books about Florida

Oh, Florida!

Oh, Florida! How America’s weirdest state influences the rest of the country

A New York Times bestseller about the funny and weird state of Florida, it’s a funny book for locals and visitors alike.


The great book of Florida

The great book of Florida: The crazy history of Florida with amazing random facts and trivia

Are you looking for gifts for new Florida residents? Or just for someone who is into Florida and history? Then this book with funny facts and the history of the Sunshine State is perfect.


Weir Florida

Weir Florida: Your travel guide to Florida’s local legends and best-kept secrets

This is actually a travel guide and book. It includes hidden stories and treasures of Florida which makes it a great gift for both locals and visitors!


#20 Florida cookbooks

Best of the best from Florida cookbook

Best of the best from Florida cookbook

A selection of some of the best Florida recipes bundled in a small cookbook. Perfect for people who would like to try a bit of everything


A culinary history of Florida

A culinary history of Florida: Prickly pears, datil peppers and key limes

A book that covers 12.000 years of cooking in Florida. From the first pears by the Paleo-Indians to all the later influences from the French, Spanish, Cubans, and more. This book covers everything you always wanted to know about Florida’s culinary history.


Good catch

Good catch: Recipes & Stories Celebrating The Best Of Florida’s Waters.

This is the best Florida cookbook for people who love seafood.


#21 Funny coloring book for adults

Funny Florida coloring book for adults


This funny Florida-themed adult coloring book is a fantastic gift for Floridians who enjoy a bit of relaxation and a good chuckle.

I mean, who needs therapy when you can color in some of the weirdest Florida Man stories ever? It’s the perfect way to unwind and beat the Florida heat.


#22 Florida gifts for travelers: journals

Florida travel journal
Florida travel journal

A travel journal designed specifically for Florida makes a great gift for someone heading to the Sunshine State. They can use it to track their adventures, jot down packing lists, and sketch out travel plans. Plus, when they return home, they’ll have a wonderful memory book filled with details of their trip.


Fashion gifts from Florida

#23 Florida shirts

Shirt with the map of Florida
Florida shirts

Whether it’s a tee flaunting a giant orange, a cheeky alligator, or this Y’all shirt, Florida-themed shirts let locals show off their state pride in style. They’re perfect for anything from a backyard BBQ to a day at the beach.

So, grab one of these shirts from Etsy and help your friends wear their Florida love on their sleeves—literally!


#24 Florida gifts for her: jewelry

A golden necklace pendant in the shape of Florida map
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Who among Florida lovers doesn’t want to share their love for the state with the world?

For those who prefer a subtler approach, this cute necklace shaped like Florida is the perfect gift. It’s also ideal for Florida natives heading out on a long-term trip, as its small and lightweight design makes it easy to carry along!


#25 Florida-themed tote bags

Tote bag with flamingo and text: I'd rather be in Florida
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

I love this flamingo-style tote bag for any Florida resident.

Why?

Because they’re practical, stylish, and shout “I love Florida!” without saying a word. Whether it’s for groceries, beach gear, or just about anything else, these totes are as versatile as Florida weather.


Save these Florida gifts for later

Don’t forget to save these Florida gifts for the next time you need inspiration for a local Floridian!

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FAQ about Florida gift ideas

What to buy for someone who lives in Florida?

You can consider Florida-themed home decor gifts, local experience gifts, interesting books about Florida, or anything that shows their Florida pride. From alligators and flamingos to the ocean and Disney World.

What are some special products in Florida?

Florida is known for its oranges, Key West limes, and famous Key West cigars. In addition, Disney World merchandise is a favorite among tourists and locals alike, from Mickey Mouse ears to collectible pins. These are just a few of the unique products that make Florida special.

Final note on these gifts for Florida lovers

Alright, I hope that you found the perfect Florida gift ideas for the Sunshine State lover in your life.

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!