Orlando Gift Guide: 30 Local Holiday Gifts for Your Love

UPDATED for 2017

Shop local this holiday season and wow your love with something he/she will truly treasure! 

Santa’s elves ─ in the form of Orlando Date Night Guide ─ have shopped locally to present this holly jolly filled gift list. Wrap up holiday shopping for your love with these gift ideas from local stores.

GIFTS FOR AT-HOME DINNER DATE NIGHTS

Ancient Olive’s Spicy Sampler: Spice things up with your hottie with this yummy pack. Includes four 60 ml bottles: Chipotle Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Harissa Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cayenne Red Chili Fused Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Green Chile Pepper Fused Extra Virgin Olive Oil. $24.95 | The Ancient Olive Gourmet (Winter Park) | theancientolive.com

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Cookbook: Paying homage to Florida farmers, fisheries and chefs, Field to Feast and Good Catch are both written by locals Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, Heather McPherson. Or try 9 Courses a collection of food favorite from the kitchens of Luma on Park and Prato – two date night favorites – along with stories of Florida farmers and fishermen. $20 | Luma on Park | lumaonpark.com

Local Wine: Enhance the romance by sharing a bottle (or two) of wine with your dinner. Quantum Leap Winery offers an assortment of red and white wines perfect for the wine lover in your life. From $10| Quantum Leap Winery | quantumleapwinery.com

Kitchen Tools: Swap run of the mill cooking utensils for their creative wood-burned counterparts from Alyssa Makes Something, a local maker based in Kissimmee. Choose from spoons and forks touting wood burned phrases like “Let’s Spoon” and “Fork It.” Add a wood burned cutting board to your collection from Market 42. $16 | etsy.com/shop/AlyssaMakesSomething

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DO IT TOGETHER GIFTS

Private Trail Ride for TwoGive the gift of a date night experience by purchasing a gift card for a private trail ride at Hidden Palms Ranch in Sanford. Enjoy a peaceful ride through the scenic Lake Jesup Conservation Area. Gift cards are mailed, so order soon! $160.50 | Hidden Palms Ranch | hiddenpalmsranch.com

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Couples Massage: Treat yourselves to the ultimate in luxury by booking a spa day for two at a local hotel, such as the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Wyndham Grande Orlando Bonnet Creek, Ritz-Carlton OrlandoWaldorf Astoria Orlando or the Four Seasons. All of these spas have amazing couples suites. 

Food Tour: Get a taste of Audubon Park or sample your way through Park Avenue in Winter Park with Orlando Food Tours (gift cards are 25% off in December with code ODNG25). Winter Garden Food Tours also has an assortment of wonderful tours for two. $72.50 – $90 for two | orlandofoodtours.com; peachskyproductions.com

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Art Nights: Snag a gift certificate to Paint Nite Orlando or Painting with a Twist to and create a work of art together. Oh, and don’t forget pottery classes at Super Awesome Cool Pottery

Couples Book Club: Invest in your relationship and indulge your inner bookworm by enrolling in our upcoming couples’ book club at Writers Block Bookstore. The series includes single copies of all three book selections, two spots at each of the three book club sessions, snacks and wine at each event, and a holiday card (if you’re gifting the series). $99/couple | Writer’s Block Bookstore | Details

Enzian Theater: Are you and your date movie buffs? Enzian Theater has multiple gift options including packages for the Florida Film Festival, a season pass to the 2018 National Theater Live Spring season, or gift certificates to be redeemed at your leisure for dinner and a movie. Prices vary | Enzian Theater | enzian.org

GIFTS TO SHOW YOUR LOCAL PRIDE

Orlando T-Shirts: these fun and quirky tees give a shoutout to areas of Orlando, such as College Park and Audubon Park. We especially love the Orlando Pride collection. $25 | Orlando Shirts | orlandoteeshirt.com

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Orlando City Soccer/Orlando Pride: Show some love to our local soccer teams with loads of fan gear, including t-shirts, hats, scarves and more. orlandocitysc.com/shop

Orlando Mug: While not available locally, this adorable illustrated Orlando mug featuring locations around Central Florida is the perfect vessel for your love’s morning cup of joe. (How about some Foxtail Coffee beans to go with that mug?) $22 | evelynhenson.com

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Vintage T-Shirts: Stop into Plant Street Market to pick up super soft vintage t-shirts. This is the shop’s final year at Plant Street Market, so stop in soon to snag gifts. $30 and up | Our Nation’s Creations (Winter Garden) | ournationscreations.com

Florida Art Print: Display your love of Florida with this Florida print from locally-based paper shop Rifle Paper Co. $24 | Rifle Paper Co. (Winter Park) | riflepaperco.com

SWEETS TO MAKE THEM SWOON

Stroopwafels: No idea what this is? Then you are missing out on these spectacular Dutch goodies. Find them at Ancient Olive, the Winter Park Farmer’s Market, East End Market or order them online. Box of 16 from $25 | Gezellig Cookies | gezelligcookies.com

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Berry Box Jam Gift Basket: Need something sweet for the apple of your eye? Heaven’s to Betsy offers locally-made jams. Gift options include berry boxes filled with two to four samplers in varying sizes. $25 | various locations including East End Market | heavenstobetsywp.com

Peterbrooke Chocolate: This local chocolate shop in Winter Park has all of the holiday goodies you desire. Chocolate lovers will delight in chocolate-dipped wine bottles, peppermint bark, assorted gift baskets, a chocolate snowman stuffed with chocolate covered popcorn, and more. Check out the holiday items here. Prices vary | Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park | peterbrookewp.com

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Popcorn Tins: Inspire a movie date night with locally-made gourmet popcorn. Try fun flavors like dill pickle, red hot cinnamon, bacon & cheddar and strawberry cheesecake. $8.99 & up | Ms. Bee’s Popcorn | msbees.com. Also try Project Pop.

GREAT GIFTS FOR HER

Gypset jewelry: Your sweetie will shine in one of these gorgeous handcrafted creations, from geode cuff bracelets to arrowhead earrings to night sky inspired necklaces. You can find Gypset at local pop-ups, or order the perfect piece online from the shop. $35 and up | gypsetcollective.com

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Ice Cream Bubble Bath: Give the gift of relaxation with handcrafted bath and body items from Pure Choice Organics. Bubble bath ice cream “scoops” are crafted with organic ingredients in an assortment of scents including passion fruit and vanilla bean blast. $9.50 | Pure Choice Organics | purechoiceorganics.com

Rifle Paper Co. goods: Planners, art prints, recipe kits, phone covers, bags and more…Rifle Paper Co. in Winter Park has it all for the organized and stylish lady in your life. Prices vary | Rifle Paper Co. | riflepaperco.com

GREAT GIFTS FOR HIM

Beard Grooming: Your man’s beard looks awesome but help keep his face soft and kissable with Beard Supply Beard Soap. It’s milk-based with subtle hints of fir, clove and Himalayan cedar wood. $11.97 | Cloak & Dapper (online & pop-up events) | clkdpr.com

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Leather goods: Go for practical with Freehand Goods’ assortment of handcrafted leather wallets, watches, belts, cardholders, luggage tags, and more. Prices vary | Freehand Goods (East End Market) | freehandgoods.com

4 Rivers Pitmaster Kit: Heat things up in the kitchen with this collection of signature 4 Rivers BBQ sauces and rubs. $28.00 | 4 Rivers Smokehouse (Winter Park & Winter Garden) | 4rsmokehouse.com

Deli Fresh Threads Tshirt: Is your guy a big fan of sandwiches? Help him show off his infatuation with sandwich-inspired tees from Deli Fresh Threads. $24.99 | Local pop-ups and online | delifreshthreads.com

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STOCKING STUFFERS WE LOVE

Wood burned Ornament: Show off your love with a custom wood-burned family portrait Christmas ornament, sketched and wood burned on a wood slice. $20 | Alyssa Makes Something | etsy.com/shop/AlyssaMakesSomething

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I Love Orlando sticker: For the ultimate Orlando lover. $3 | orlandoteeshirt.com

Wondermade Marshmallows: There’s no sweeter gift than a box of locally-handcrafted deliciousness using real ingredients to whip up divine flavors like bourbon, chai, honey, lavender and s’mores. Consider gifting a monthly subscription to its Taste Adventure Club. $7.95 | Wondermade (Sanford) | wondermade.com

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Collective Kindness candles: This trio of scented soy candles in travel tins from the mother-daughter duo behind Collective Kindness makes a perfect stocking stuffer. The candles are cruelty-free, environmentally friendly, vegan and sustainable, and the containers are reusable. $27 | Candles available at Plant Street Market, The District at Mills 50, and on Etsy | etsy.com/shop/CollectiveKindness

 

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