Tis the season for giving! There are plenty of places to find great deals this holiday season, but there’s something special about those unique, one-of-a-kind, or handmade items.
At Ward’s Supermarket, our specialty is offering products from local vendors, and our vendors offer a variety of unique gifts that will delight your friends and family this holiday season.
We’ve created a list of gift ideas of products you can find right here at Ward’s Supermarket that make great gifts, for you or a loved one!
Local Gifts for the Bath Lover
There’s nothing more luxurious than a bath with handmade soaps! Ward’s Supermarket has a wide selection of local and handmade soap, made will all-natural organic ingredients.
One such vendor is Stinky Lewis Soap, a company located right here in Gainesville, FL. In stock at our store, we have an assortment of luxurious holiday scents, such as Yuletide Spice, Winter Solstice, and Peppermint.
Make your holiday gift complete with a sudsy bath pouf from Jade & Pearl, a nearby company located in Hawthorne, FL.
This combination is sure to bring a smile to the face of any bath lover!
Local Gifts for the Craft Beer Lover
If you have a craft beer lover in your family, then we can help you find the right gift for them!
Right here in Gainesville, we have a variety of local breweries offering beer crafted for a wide range of tastes. First Magnitude Brewery offers a selection of craft beers that are carefully created to satisfy the tastes of any well-seasoned beer nerd.
Another option for the craft beer lover is another local brewery, Swamp Head Brewery. Their approach to crafting beer involves using local ingredients whenever possible, including local honey and blueberries or spice from a local garden. They embrace the natural gifts of Florida and brew them together to create something authentically Floridian.
We offer both of these brewery’s beers at our store, as well as many other local beers and wines, so be sure to check out our selection the next time you’re at Ward’s!
Local Gifts for the Coffee Lover
Give the gift of a comforting cup of coffee to the coffee lover in your life! Ward’s Supermarket has a large selection of locally roasted coffee beans.
We have our own private label selection of coffee that many local Gainesville residents enjoy. Some of our favorites include “Swamp Chomp”, “The Bo Diddly Beat”, and “All In the Family”. We love our coffee and we think the coffee lover in your life will too!
We also offer a selection of other locally roasted beans, such as Flagship Coffee Roasters. Family owned and operated right here in Gainesville, Flagship offers 100% Arabica beans and have “exceptional blends for every palate and single origin coffees that allow you to experience a particular estate, cooperative, and region of a country”.
Last but not least, Sweetwater Organic Coffee Co. offers a cup of coffee that will warm your heart and soul. Not only is the coffee organic and specialty-grade Arabica, they are also a member of Cooperative Coffees, which ensures that your coffee is sustainably raised and fair trade.
A gift basket of your local favorites, or a combination of all the local coffee producers, will definitely add magic to the cup of your coffee lover!
Local Gifts for the Garden Lover
If you have a green thumb in your family, then a precious gift in the form of a plant will warm their heart. Here at the store, we have a wide selection of beautiful plants and herbs to surprise and delight anyone who loves to garden.
This year, our poinsettia selection is especially dazzling. The color combinations offer a unique twist on this seasonal plant, with hues of peach, beige, and maroon.
We also offer a variety of seasonal herbs for those that enjoy growing their own plants. Sometimes the freshest food comes straight from your own garden!
Stop and see our selection of locally grown plants and herbs the next time you’re at Ward’s Supermarket. We’re sure to have the perfect gift for the garden lover in your life.
Local Gifts for the Chocolate Lover
If there is someone you know that loves chocolate, then there’s sure to be something at our store that will satisfy their sweet tooth! With so many options to choose from, there’s definitely something for every chocolate lover.
If you’re looking for a local treat, try something sweet from G’ville Sweets! Our baked goods come from a variety of local bakeries, and there’s definitely something for every sweet tooth. These espresso brownies from G’ville Sweets makes a great stocking stuffer!
Whether you’re looking for someone else or need a little sweetness for yourself, we have plenty of options at Ward’s Supermarket that you won’t find anywhere else!
Shop Local Gifts at Ward’s Supermarket
At Ward’s Supermarket, we love supporting our community and small business owners in the area. If you’re looking for something unique that will support the local Gainesville area, check out our store. If you need more ideas, please ask our friendly cashiers at the service counter, they would be happy to help!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours!