Shop Local For Last-Minute Christmas Gifts in Orlando

CitySurfing Orlando Picks for Shopping Local for Christmas

If you’re still looking for gifts for the people on your list, why not get them a unique gift and support local Orlando businesses at the same time?

Here are some great suggestions:

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Mountain Creek Candles – Orlando

This local business offers handmade candles, incense, aromatherapy sprays, solid perfumes, and more. The owner, Cindy, doesn’t have a regular shop, but you can find her wares at the Lake Nona Farmer’s Market at Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge on Saturdays, and at the Orlando Farmer’s Market at Lake Eola on Sundays.

You can also order her products online at mountaincreekcandles.com.

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Ms. Bees Gourmet Popcorn and Candy Shoppe – Winter Garden

At this local business in the heart of historic downtown Winter Garden, you’ll find delicious fresh made popcorn in a variety of flavors ranging from savory to sweet. My favorites for savory are the Jalapeno Cheddar and Spicy Buffalo, and for sweet I recommend the Puppy Chow, Caramel, and Dr Pibb (which tastes just like cherry cola). You can also have your choice of flavored popcorn packaged in a College or NFL team-themed cannister, making a great gift for sports fans on your list. The store even carries some old time candy, which makes for nice stocking stuffers.

The store is located at 2 East Plant St in Winter Garden. You can also order online at msbeespopcorn.com.

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East End Market – Orlando

You’ll find gifts for all of your foodie family and friends at this market that houses several food-related businesses. Pick up cheese at La Femme du Fromage, some sauces and marinades at Houndstooth Sauce Company, bread at Olde Hearth Bread Co., and baking needs at Whisk and Bowl.

East End Market is located at 3201 Corrine Dr. Visit eastendmkt.com for a complete list of merchants.

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Deli Fresh Threads – Orlando

Speaking of foodies, if any on your gift list passionately love sandwiches, check out this local clothing company which designs shirts (and soon hats!) celebrating the glorious sandwich.

No store front, but you can order online at delifreshthreads.com. Right now, use code HOHOAGIE and get 20% off your order.

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Park Ave CDs – Orlando

One of the last indie record stores left in Central Florida, Park Ave CDs carries a excellent selection of CDs, vinyl, and more. They also carry some local artists, and the staff is knowledgable enough to offer good recommendations.

Park Ave CDs is located at 2916 Corrine Dr. Visit them online at parkavecds.com.

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Artegon Marketplace – Orlando

Formerly Festival Bay, this recently renovated shopping venue now features over 100 artisinal shops owned by local businesses, ranging from art to clothing to food and drink. If you truly have no idea what to get those last stragglers on your list, browse through the shops at Artegon and find what you need to cross those names off.

Artegon Marketplace is located at 5250 International Dr. Visit them online at artegonmarketplace.com.

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We hope this helps with finishing your Christmas shopping so you can enjoy the holiday with your family and friends.

Shop local – Orlando has a lot of great businesses.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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