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The great calling of Christmas – wrapped in Grace

Saltwater Cottage is full of heartfelt gifts and stocking stuffers this Christmas season, but more than anything manager, Bridget House wants to remind people of the true gift of Christmas.

“We were given the greatest, most valuable, and undeserving gift imaginable – the son of God, Jesus Christ,” House said.

The Saltwater staff is grateful for all the support of the cottage.

“Thank you to the local community,” House said. “We truly appreciate you from the bottom of our hearts.”
The shop is stocked with intentional gifts and decor to turn the focus to something bigger, someone so much bigger.

“It’s more than a gift purchased from Saltwater, but rather a gift to start conversations about our Jesus,” she added.
Some of the unique finds you can buy at Saltwater include inspirational wall décor and shower soap-infused loofahs.

Many of their items are ministry-based and donate a percentage of their profits to great causes. They also have a selection of delicious food items, including charcuterie board pieces and Frontier soup mixes, where you add a few ingredients and it tastes homemade in minutes.

The Gourmet Hot Chocolate Bomb makes a great gift and it’s fun to watch. You simply drop the hot coca bomb in hot water or milk and watch all the components dissolve right before your eyes.

Saltwater Cottage carries a little bit of everything from inspirational books, handcrafted jewelry, Turkish towels and baby toys to cute dog collars and fun chew toys.

Candles are a bestseller at Saltwater Cottage and are hand poured by owner Julie Condon. She crafts each fragrance, and each candle has a story and is individually prayed over.

The Saltwater staff is thankful for their local Saltwater family showing up to support their small shop but big mission.

“Our pastor, Scott Veroneau, at Community Life Church (CLC) is in the middle of a sermon titled ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or is it?’ It’s really pushed us to ‘wrestle with the story of Christmas,’ House said. “Week after week, grace comes to mind.”

This is an open invite to all, if you need a place to go on Christmas. CLC will have three candlelight Christmas Eve services Dec. 24 at 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. More info can be found on their website

“Let us not lose sight of this season,” House said. “Let’s make sure we wrap a gift of Grace to give this Christmas.”

Saltwater Cottage
8470 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL
Open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.