Sometimes the man in your life can be hard to buy for! Beer, socks, cigars, golf, and grilling all come to mind when thinking about Valentine’s Day gifts. Here’s my list of the best gifts when shopping local.
Better Sweater Fleece at S.F. Alman (Gulfport)
Treat the guy in your life to the ever-popular and stylish Patagonia vest. The Better Sweater Fleece vest is an easy-wearing, bulk-free pullover made from knitted, heathered polyester fleece exterior and a soft fleece interior. S.F. Alman has been in business since 1983 and is locally owned and operated. Patagonia vest, $99, Shop in store or online. S.F. Alman is located at 452-A Courthouse Road in Gulfport.
Royal Standard Socks at Radish Loft (Gulfport)
Give your man the “royal standard” with the gift of these comfy socks! The Royal Standard crawfish socks are 80% cotton and one size fits all. These playful socks can brighten up any workday. Crawfish socks, $9.95. Shop in store or online. Located at 76 48th Street Suite A in Gulfport.
Cigars or Cufflinks at The Epitome Cigar Bar (Biloxi)
Epitome is the oldest tobacconist shop in Mississippi specializing in custom and bespoke tobacco products. The shop also offers whole bean coffee, custom-made clothing, and other luxury gifts for men. Pick up a pair of cufflinks or a cigar for the man in your life. Choose from Epitome’s rebranded house blend cigars in Connecticut, Habano, and Maduro wrappers and robusto, toro, and gordo sizes. Priced for the daily smoke. Located at 2600 Beach Blvd Suite 78 in Biloxi (inside Edgewater Mall).
A Six-pack at Fly Llama Brewery (Biloxi)
What man doesn’t love beer? And a local craft brew at that? Stop by Fly Llama and grab a six-pack for him or to share on V-Day. Try the Fly-PA, India pale ale; A little malt and a massive dry hop give this IPA a touch of bitterness with a bold tropical & citrus taste. Located at 186 Bohn Street in Biloxi.
A Round of Golf at Sunkist Country Club (Biloxi)
Book a round of golf as a Valentine’s happy and he will love both it and you. Or if he really loves golf but hasn’t had time to practice his swing, purchase a private lesson with a pro. The 18-hole golf course is 6,400 yards in length and with five sets of tees, making it “user friendly.” However, the greens will definitely surprise you. Check out the rates here. Located at 2381 Sunkist Country Club Rd.
Grilling Items at Jack’s Plant + Patio (Wiggins)
Purchase a new grill or grill accessories from this locally owned store in Stone County. The Traegar Ironwood is loaded with additional features to help take your cooks to the next level. Double-sidewall insulation maintains steady heat levels to give even more consistent results, while Super Smoke Mode lets you amp up the wood-fired flavor with the press of a button. Located at 748 Hall Street in Wiggins.
Coffee Grounds from The Pecan House (Gulfport)
Give the gift of gourmet coffee! If your man loves coffee, then he will definitely appreciate locally purchased grounds. The Pecan House in Gulfport has three flavor options: southern pecan, praline pecan pie, or butter pecan. They come in 1.5, 8, or 12 oz. bags. Grab a bag of flavored pecans while you’re there for an extra treat. Located at 8930 Lorraine Road, Suite A in Gulfport.
Candles and Cocktails from Islander Outfitters (Ocean Springs)
Women aren’t the only ones who love candles! Treat him to a Ranger Station candle. The vegan 8 oz. soy candle is sustainably sourced and poured into a cocktail glass. Each candle comes with a cocktail recipe that perfectly pairs with your scent of choice. This candle company was founded by a man who was inspired by scents of nature. Try the Los Angeles candle, infused with fragrances of bergamot, black pepper, and sandalwood. Island Outfitters is located at 936 Porter Ave. in Ocean Springs.