Procrastinators, take note: #DTJax has quick, unique holiday finds


We all do it – eventually.

Waiting until the last minute to buy holidays gifts is thrilling for some and stressful for others. But no matter your disposition as the holidays swiftly pass by, Downtown Jacksonville is a goldmine of unique holiday gifts that will please even the toughest friend or family member to shop for.

As holiday-shopping procrastinators ourselves, we’d like to help you with your quick quest to find something a little different to put under your tree, all while supporting unique businesses that call the heart of our city home.

Below, each DVI staffer shares their favorite finds* Downtown. What Downtown goodies are you gifting this year? Leave us a comment to share your last-minute Downtown gift-giving ideas.



For the Zen masters and peace seekers: Anything at Diversions, including classes
For the classical-music lovers: Tickets to see the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
For those who love the upscale dining experience: Gift certificate/card to Ruth’s Chris Steak House



For the Downtown enthusiast: Upcycled Downtown banner tote bag
For the hipsters who love all things that smell good: Diversions incense sticks and candles
For the art lovers: Art class at 44 Monroe Art Studio and Gallery


Dos Gatos, Jacksonville
Dos Gatos


For the fashionista/hipster: Grease Rags Clothing Co. apparel or accessories
For the literary types: Books from Chamblin’s Uptown
For the cocktail connoisseur: Gift certificate to The Volstead or Dos Gatos



For your spouse: The latest in sunglasses from Jax Vision Care
For the kids: Membership to MOSH, and science-project stocking stuffers from the gift shop
For your artsy friend: Printmaking kit from Reddi-Arts


Jacksonville Suns
Jacksonville Suns


For the coffee addict: Gift certificate to The Brick Coffee House or Urban Grind
For the sports fan: 2015 Suns baseball game packages, now available
For the social-media fanatic: Super-soft #DTJax T-shirt



For nieces and nephews: Sweet Pete’s sea-salt caramels
For the home chef: The best balsamic vinegar at River City Gourmet at The Jacksonville Landing (No joke. This is really good.)
For the music lover: Gift certificate to Florida Theatre


Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra


For all kids and kids at heart: The Toy Factory at The Jacksonville Landing
For the art fanatic: MOCA gift-shop merchandise
For the family fashionista: Nine West Outlet shoes and accessories


*And if you’re looking for a gift that gives all year, a membership to The Alliance is the perfect find. This $20-per-person program gives the recipient access to 40+ merchant deals for an entire year, from free drinks and discounted apparel to event ticket promotions and more. Sign up yourself today, or email to purchase as a gift.