Birthday, baby shower, wedding, anniversary—whatever the gift occasion, Things Very Special Stationers (5816 St. Augustine Rd., 733-4820) in Lakewood provides the Best Gift Wrapping. Wrapping paper, tissue paper, ribbons and bows stand ready to adorn any package with a personal touch.
Looking for stronger tires or a new chain or crank for your bike? Ride on over to City Cycle (2740 Park St., 356-BIKE), where staff provides the Best Bike Repair services in Jacksonville.
Luxury car owners voted Herndon’s Automotive (5105-503 Philips Highway, 737-0001), a family-owned biz that specializes in servicing Mercedes Benz automobiles, as the city’s go-to spot for the Best Car Service.
In the age of automatic car washes, Charles and George’s Car Wash (4495 Roosevelt Blvd., 384-3331; 1354 Cassat Ave., 387-1846; 1450 Park Ave., 269-8164) still provides the Best Car Wash, where real people spot-shine cars as if they were their own.
Catering by Liz (919 King St., 387-1955), under the leadership of chef Liz Grenamyer, has provided expert culinary services since 1993, earning the company the Best Caterer accolade.
Need a quick clean or spot removed off of that Diane von Furstenberg dress or Versace suit? With five locations in town, Deluxe Cleaners (Best Couture Cleaner) offers full-service dry cleaning for practically all types of fabric. Ask for same-day service; just be sure to drop your duds by 9 AM.
Family-owned and operated Kuhn Flowers (3802 Beach Blvd., 398-8601) offers beautiful floral arrangements, gift baskets and plants for any occasion. The River City’s Best Florist also carries fruit and gourmet baskets.
For over 80 years, Underwood Jewelers (2044 San Marco Blvd., 398-9741; 330 A1A North, 280-1202; 3617 St. Johns Ave., 388-5406) has provided the Best Jewelry Repair in the region. Oh, and they would be happy to sell you a Rolex while you’re in the shop.
Six Petsmart locations in Jacksonville offer the company’s signature nail trims, ear care, shampoos and teeth brushing services, making it the Best Pet Grooming resource in town.
Gus and Co. (225 N. Laura St., 475-0888) is a downtown Jacksonville landmark, repairing broken heels and worn-down soles since 1904. No surprise, then, that the shop snagged the city’s Best Shoe Repair title.
Basel Snober, owner and master tailor at Basel’s Tailor Shop (822 Post St., 353-2881) in Riverside, earned the nod as the Best Tailor/ Alterations for his impeccable attention to detail for every hem and seam.