Have you been on the hunt for local places to find the best holiday gifts? Places that keep everyone on your list in mind from your quirky cousin to your old school grandma to the boss you need to impress? We've got you covered with some of Orlando's best eclectic and down home shops. These shops are bringing you far more than what you can find in big box retailers and will surely supply you with the most talked about gifts at your holiday party.

This Orlando shop is a haven for all record enthusiasts and pop culture buffs to come and appreciate the finer things in life. Good music, quirky books and collectibles. Featuring a massive wall of Pop Figures, Japanese candies and Graphic Tees. Right next to the wall of every concert and show coming up in the Orlando area, there is a gift for everyone here! 

For the meat lover in all of our families, this small shop features 35 different types of jerky (ranging from moonshine to alligator) and a variety of marinades, dry rubs and sauces. With it’s new location in the Waterford Lakes plaza, this is a must stop shop for all the true carnivores in our lives.


This small batch artisanal bakery is bringing the joy of perfect hand pies and cutie pies to your holidays by offering gift cards! Securing a great gift for all the sweet tooths you know this holiday season will be a lot easier with promises Oatmeal Whoopie Pies and S'mores Cutie Pies. 


There are still some people in our lives that appreciate the feeling of pen on paper and R. Nichols specializes in providing original design stationary. Lovers of hand written letters will also greatly appreciate their unique prints, adorable adventure journals and sweet tote bags this holiday season.


If you’re looking for shiny baubles and unique pieces jewelry, we’d say take a stroll down to Winter Park and stop into Through the Looking Glass. They are perfect for those sticking to a budget as well, with amazing prices on beautiful pieces. This is a wonderful place to find a gift for the woman that has everything, almost.


The world traveler is always the hardest one to find a gift for but Kathmandu will have you covered with gifts from all over the globe.  With constant searches around the world for new things to add to their inventory, you’ll always discover something new. Whether it’s tribal jewelry, exotic artwork or bronze statues, they will round off your list perfectly.


We all love a well-dressed man, but this holiday season we can expand your favorite man's wardrobe with the help of Cloak & Dapper, a general store focusing on high quality American made men’s clothing and accessories.  From filling his stocking with beard oil and making sure he has something sharp to wear for New Years Eve; this small shop takes care of it all.


If someone needs to find a place to explore their taste buds with 70+ custom spice blends, flavor infused sugars and exotic salts, visit your local Spice & Tea Exchange in Winter Park to discover what they’ve dubbed a “sensory utopia”. With a variety of flavors for every palette, this shop will provide you with the perfect gift for coworkers or our favorite family members.

East End Market

This is more than just a shop; this is our favorite neighborhood market and food hub in the Audubon Park Garden District. This two-story marketplace hosts a number of retail shops, such as Book Mark It, a book store hosting texts on improving your green thumb and local authors and Old Inc., a store filled with re-purposed oddities. The main focus however is on the delicious food to be found inside, featuring artisan cheeses from around the globe with La Femme du Fromage and craft beers at Local Roots. This building has some of the best gifts for holiday party hostesses and anyone else who can appreciate flavors that can’t be found anywhere else.



Florida is the home of fisherman a plenty and they usually end up on our holiday gift list.  Don't panic! Orlando Outfitters has got you covered. Specializing in all your fishing needs, with gifts for everyone from beginners to experts, this shop will even provide you with some pointers if you ask nicely!

Well, with so many amazing local options, we know that you're going to find those perfect gifts for every last person on your list.

     Stay tuned for our next holiday guide, the Best Orlando New Year's Eve Celebrations!