For our third holiday gift guide, we decided to shop small. If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer, something for your office gift exchange, or a small hostess gift, this post is for you! Below, we rounded up 5 local gift ideas, all less than 25 dollars. Happy shopping!
Local Gift Ideas for $25 or Less
Grab a box of 12 handmade chocolates or 10 artisan macarons from David Ramirez Chocolates in Winter Garden. Thanks to flavors like birthday cake and blackberry tea, you can customize the gift to your recipient’s taste, making it all the more special.
We can’t get enough of the handcrafted, speciality marshmallows at Wondermade! Holiday flavors include peppermint swirl and sugar cookie. Or you can opt for one of their top-sellers, like s’mores or bourbon. Pop in their cafe in downtown Sanford and grab a treat for yourself as you shop!
Head to Clementine for some fun and festive holiday decor. You can’t go wrong with a balsam and berry ruffle appetizer bowl filled with candy or a beautiful hand towel. Be sure to check out their beverage napkins too. With sayings like “Better Not Pout” and “Never Calm, Always Bright,” they are the perfect addition to any bar cart! Plus, you can easily pair them with a bottle of wine and still stick to your budget.
Goodies from the Farmers’ Market
Did you know that the Winter Park Farmers’ Market is the number one produce and plant market in Central Florida? Head over on Saturday morning to pick up a gorgeous bouquet of local blooms or a basket of homemade baked goods. You can also grab a bag of King Harv’s Imperial Coffee beans or a soy-based luxury candle from Sunny K Candles. If your recipient is a dog owner, be sure to buy a bag of DOGgone Gourmet Treats for their furry friend. Note that the vendors change each week.
Lastly, you can’t go wrong with an oatmeal cream pie (or two!) from Se7en Bites (pictured above). Scratch made daily, every bite is like a taste of heaven. Paired with a gift card for coffee or hot cocoa, it makes the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. You better pick up one for yourself too!
This blog post was inspired by an article from the Fall 2015 issue of Edible Orlando.