The 2021 Orlando Holiday Gift Guide

Grab the festive wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper and ribbons! These are the presents that deserve a spot under your tree. Whether you’re looking for something with foodie flair, a retro twist or an affordable price tag, there’s an idea here for everyone on your “nice” list.


Unwrap… Trendsetting Style for Women

  1. These cute sunnies make a statement, literally. Playhaus Do Not Disturb Sunglasses, $20, at The Monogram Merchant in Orlando.
  2. This stylish sunhat holds its shape, no matter what. Carve Designs Capistrano Crushable Hat in Natural, $38.
  3. This lovely dried arrangement does double duty. Janet’s Dry Humor X Wool+Indigo Floral Diffuser, $42, at Janet’s Dry Humor at East End Market.
  4. Create endless looks with this makeup case featuring 12 dreamy eyeshadows. Gucci Palette Beauté Des Yeux, $149.
  5. Known for its playful prints, WKND WYFR is the brainchild of local accessory designer Helen Martinez. WKND WYFR Wild Thang, $186, at The Grove in Winter Park.
  6. Shine bright in this festive WHBM Sequin Surplice Mini Dress, $195, at White House Black Market at the Altamonte Mall.
  7. Ace a gift to your fave tennis partner with these sporty studs. Lisi Lerch Double Tennis Racket Stud Earrings, $38, at The Grove in Winter Park.
  8. Spoil someone special with Underclub’s lingerie subscription, $15-$35 per month.
  9. Proof that party shoes don’t have to be uncomfortable. Kate Spade New York Lift in Multi, $128, at Kate Spade New York at The Mall at Millenia.


Unwrap… Great Gifts for Your Guy

  1. This special-edition watch is splurge-worthy, not to mention stunning wrist candy. Montblanc 1858 Geosphere LE 1858, $6,500, at Montblanc at The Mall at Millenia.
  2. Lake Highland grads are behind this Central Florida brand. Duvin Design Co. Tropical Orange Button-up and Swim Shorts, $62.50 each.
  3. Elevate your loungewear game and lean into becoming a man of leisure. Sir Cadian The Pablo Robe, $120.
  4. Scotch connoisseurs and cigar aficionados will appreciate these sophisticated velvet Stubbs and Wootton Scotch dress slippers, $525.
  5. As the name infers, the notes of bergamot, juniper, black pepper and cedarwood are fit for the hero in your life. Burberry Hero, $99 for 100 ml, at Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia.
  6. Show your team spirit wearing this embroidered belt. Smathers & Branson Central Florida Needlepoint Belt, $175, at Siegel’s in Winter Park.
  7. For the man who has everything: a desk calendar customized with pictures of his travels, loved ones, pets and more. Artifact Uprising Walnut Desktop Photo Calendar, $30.
  8. Revamp his vape pen with this sleek wooden design. Vessel Wood Series in Walnut, $79.


Unwrap… An Outdoorsy Spirit

  1. A lightweight sleep sack, portable enough for any outdoor endeavor. ENO DoubleNest Printed Hammock, $79.95, at REI in Winter Park.
  2. It looks like a classic, plus this e-bike has a 350-watt motor behind it. Bluejay Premiere Edition Electric Bicycle, $3,295.
  3. This tufted inflatable lounger can be used as an Insta-worthy pool float. Minnidip The Cloud Ch(air), $55.
  4. Avoid losing your sunglasses in the water by rocking a pair that’s designed to float. Rheos Breakers Sunglasses, $55.
  5. Explore new waterways in this inflatable cruiser. Bote Aero Drift 10’ 8” Inflatable Paddleboard, $449, at SUP & Skiff Outfitters in Orlando.
  6. Sometimes the best gifts are the most practical, like this all-natural (and nice smelling) bug repellent. Skeem Design Citronella Verbena Body Spray, $32.
  7. Nature lovers will appreciate getting a new potted beauty each month. The Heavy One-Year Plant Subscription, $88, at The Heavy in Winter Park.
  8. This portable pizza oven cooks in just five minutes. Cuisinart Alfrescamore Outdoor Pizza Oven, $249.95, at Williams Sonoma in Winter Park.
  9. This clever backpack doubles as a convenient chair. BAGOBAGO-USA Backpack, $150.


Unwrap… Next Level Tech

  1. This compact projector is preloaded with educational Disney content, and it’s compatible with your favorite streaming service. Bonus: Its 360-degree video capability lets you play VR games. Cinemood 360, $499.
  2. Meet a new skin saver that keeps your complexion healthy and hydrated. Plus, it’s small enough to take on your next vacation. Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier, $39.
  3. Embrace your inner rockstar with this wireless microphone that also has a built-in phone holder so you can easily see the lyrics. Karaoke Microphone, $30.
  4. Fact: Nothing will spoil a workout enthusiast more than a Peloton cycling bike. Peloton Bike, $1,495.
  5. Talk about an overachiever. This portable LED lamp also is equipped with a wireless phone charger and can be controlled through Alexa or Google Assistant. LumiCharge-LD, $69.
  6. Display all your favorite photos with this digital frame, which has unlimited storage and can rotate through memories as quickly—or as slowly—as you’d like. Aura Mason Frame, $199.
  7. This eye-catching object is a Bluetooth speaker that glows to the beat of the music. Louis Vuitton Horizon Light Up Speaker, $2,890, at Louis Vuitton at The Mall at Millenia.


Unwrap… Must-Haves for Kids & Pets

  1. Little dogs travel in style thanks to this sleek tote. Just Fred Weekend Dog Tote, $235.
  2. Kids are mesmerized with the Fat Brain Toy Co. SpiroKu stacking and nesting toy, $24, at Tugboat & The Bird in Winter Park.
  3. This cute camp sweater keeps your pooch nice and toasty. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Camo Pet Sweater, $48.
  4. Fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar will enjoy this plush picnic inspired by the classic tale. World of Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Picnic Basket Set, $19.99.
  5. It may not be the real reindeer your kids are asking for, but this rideable version is a close second. iPlay, iLearn Hopping Reindeer, $29.99,
  6. What’s more fun than a pickup soccer game? One that’s played with a giant ball. Wicked Big Sports Soccer Ball, $24.93.
  7. This elevated dog feeder is ideal for messy eaters. Fluff Trough & Silicone Insert Set, $39.99.
  8. This version of the popular party game lets you make TikTok-inspired memes. What Do You Meme? TikTok Edition, $24.
  9. The best way to celebrate yappy hour with your fave fur pal: Haute Diggity Dog Grrrona Mexican Beer Dog Toy, $16, at The Grove in Winter Park.


Unwrap… Something Delicious

  1. Have insulated to-go cups ever looked merrier? Corkcicle Highland Plaid 16 oz. Mug, $39.95; 16 oz. Tumbler, $34.95.
  2. With infusions like The Old Fashioned and Brunch Punch, these cocktail-in-a-jar kits make ideal gifts. You provide the alcohol. Camp Craft Cocktails, $25.
  3. Skip the morning-after headache by drinking a mocktail infused with a CBD lemon mix instead. Liweli Hangover Free Mocktail Kit, $59.99.
  4. With eco-friendly pods and tastier java, this single-serve machine is out to change the coffee game. The Bruvi Bundle, $198.
  5. Take home-cooking up a notch by growing your own herbs. Rise Gardens Personal Rise Garden, $279.
  6. Wondermade’s minty marshmallows plus a mug of hot cocoa equals holiday bliss. Wondermade Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows, $8.95, at Wondermade in Sanford.
  7. Locally-baked Choco Loco Cookies are so yummy that everyone, including Santa, will go back for seconds, $5 each. Shown: Pumk N’ Oats, Choco Fruity Pebbles, The Original Choreo and Mountain Mint.
  8. Kick off your morning by filling your mug with this local roast. Eola Coffee Company Coffee, $15 each, at Discover Downtown in Orlando.


Unwrap… Total Relaxation

  1. Snuggle up without compromising on style with this palm-print throw. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Palm Leaf Blanket, $158.
  2. The Blooming Light Botanical Alchemy Anxiety & Stress Crystal Set promises to ward off negative energy and lower stress, $13.99.
  3. Joyful? Sad? Angry? Get a better understanding of your emotions with this stack of meditations. Feeling Feelings Card Deck, $19.95.
  4. Say hello to the ultimate chill out companion: Use it as a neck pillow or eye mask whenever and wherever you need a snooze. Ostrichpillow Light Versatile Pillow, $45.
  5. These PJs are made of fabric that is designed to stay cool to the touch throughout the night. Soma Cool Nights Notch Collar Top, $44; Tassel Shorts, $36; Eye Mask, $10, at Soma in Winter Park.
  6. The only thing not included in this tropical-inspired Scrabble game is a pitcher of margaritas. Tommy Bahama Deluxe Scrabble, $194.50, at Tommy Bahama at The Mall at Millenia.
  7. The first step to creating a Zen-like environment at home? Lighting one of these candles that come in seasonal scents like Silk Pajamas and Fallen Fir. Otherland Candles, $36 each.
  8. Chill out and soothe sore muscles with this CBD oil and recovery balm duo. oHHo Sporty Dad Kit, $120.
  9. The cover says it all: Use this prompt-filled notebook to unwind and set your intentions. Papier Slow Down Wellness Journal, $32.99.


Unwrap… Stocking Stuffers

  1. This fanciful Nutcracker-inspired design is the epitome of holiday cheer in a cup. Rifle Paper Co. Nutcracker Porcelain Mug, $20, at Rifle Paper Co. in Winter Park.
  2. Know someone who enjoys soaking up the sun? Every beach lover needs this cute—and essential—SPF kit in their stocking. Sun Bum Day Tripper, $19.99.
  3. Celebrate the season with these festive t-shirts and tree ornament. Holiday Jack Kazanzas Star tee, $17 each; Lake Eola ornament, $9, at Discover Downtown in Orlando.
  4. Get your gift-giving message across with one of these adorably wrapped soaps. Nathan and Co. Message in a Soap, $18 each.
  5. Deck out your do with a holiday hair tie from TELETIES, an Orlando-based accessories brand. TELETIES Holidaze, $9.99 for large, $7.99 for small, at Chloe Lane in Orlando.
  6. These nourishing paper masks keep hands and feet silky smooth. Holler and Glow Reining Champions Printed Hand Masks and Glow Rockin’ Reindeers Printed Foot Masks, $3.99 each.
  7. You can’t go wrong with this cheery Live Joy Give Joy Desk Calendar from this Central Florida-based stationery and gift shop, $18, at The R. Nichols Shop in Orlando.
  8. The perpetual hostess will always appreciate festive tea towels. MALWEST design, Flour Sack Towels, $18 each.


Unwrap… Fun Retro Finds

  1. Cue a trip to the Semoran Skateway! These rollerskates are a fun way to get you moving. Roller Derby Candi Grl Quad Roller Skates, $129, at Urban Outfitters at The Mall at Millenia.
  2. Remember these? Load up this nostalgia-inducing device with your own reel of memories. Uncommon Goods Create Your Own Reel Viewer, $29.95.
  3. This stack of cards will test your knowledge on throwback songs and may or may not have you belting out some of your MTV favorites. Ridley’s Games 1990s Music Trivia Game, $8.
  4. Here’s a mod light fixture that brightens up any room. BenchMade Modern Alumina Table Lamp, $206.
  5. Keep your drinks cold and the mood chill with this two-in-one Bluetooth speaker cooler. Sunnylife Cooler Box Sounds, $160.
  6. The classic Troll doll gets a new look from Orlando’s ouch. plants that hurt, which repurposes retro items and housewares into new homes for succulents, cacti and more. Large Troll Pencil Cactus, $40. @ouch.plants on Instagram or at Echoes of Retro in Orlando.
  7. Get by with a little help from your friends to build this Magna-Tiles set into the Yellow Submarine, Magical Mystery Tour Bus. CreateOn The Beatles Collection Magna-Tiles Structures, $134.99.
  8. Cook your way along memory lane. This cookbook includes more than 50 retro recipes from Butterscotch Pecan Curls to Sour Cream Jumbles by Jessie Sheehan, photographs by Alice Gao, $24.95.
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