Twelve Days of Holiday Gifts: An Orlando Guide

On the first day of… Okay, okay, we won’t sing the whole song, but we will give you 12 ways to shop this season. No matter who is on your list, our gift guide has all of your bases covered—with yummy food items, lush plants, the latest in tech, holiday fashions, spa finds and more. The only thing missing is an actual partridge.

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

A holiday wreath is always appropriate, but there’s another way to give the gift of greenery—through a statement-making plant. From a tabletop magnolia tree to a trendy succulent, you’ll find potted presents in all shapes and sizes, along with gardening accessories and pear-inspired centerpieces at several Central Florida shops and nurseries.

Left to right: Weeping Banana Leaf Ficus, $54, and Maidenhair Fern, $16. Both at The Heavy in Winter Park. | ear Candles, $6 each. The Partridge Tree in Winter Park. | Magnolia Tree, $110. Ginny’s Orchids in Winter Park. | Philodendron Cordatum “Lemon Lime,” $8, Mika Moda Pot, $28; Calathea Silhouette, $20, Revival Ceramics Black and Teak Planter, $125; Starfish Sanseviera, $18, Mika Moda Pot, $28; and Piante Design Felt Pears, $4.50 each. All at Piante Design in Winter Park. | Galvanized Garden Watering Can, $19.99, and Large Wooden Herb Stakes, $8.50 each. Apenberry’s in College Park. | Holiday Orchid, $90. Ginny’s Orchids in Winter Park.

Two Turtle Doves

Whether you’re shopping for your significant other, best friend or newlyweds, get something that really wows. Check out these ideas for your better half or favorite twosome.

A personalized cutting board makes a thoughtful housewarming gift. UncommonGoods Personalized Cutting Board, $159-$167. | COUP Craft Collector Edition, $1,500 for champagne, saber, saber bottle, case, crystal flutes and more. | Just because you differ in height—or caffeine intake—doesn’t mean you can’t be BFFs. Winston Porter Mannino Tall and Short Best Friend Mug Set, $24.99. | It’s always disappointing when a lovely floral arrangement wilts after a week. Thanks to Venus ET Fleur’s preservation process, this box of real roses lasts up to a year. Venus ET Fleur Large Square White Classic with red roses, $399. | Keep memories in one place with customized photobooks. Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book, from $20. | Not only does this koozie keep your wine cold, it also carries two glasses designed to be staked in the sand or to float in the pool. The Beach Glass Striped Wine Cozy, $13.99, White Beach Glasses, $13.99. YAY! Tiny Shop in Orlando. | The family that bakes together, stays together, especially if they’re wearing matching aprons. Target’s Threshold Buffalo Check Adult Apron, $14.99, Child Apron, $12.99.

Three French Hens

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! These kitchen and entertaining items are designed for the ultimate chef or hostess in your life.

Pass on family kitchen secrets by giving a tin filled with hand-written recipes. Rifle Paper Co. Queen Anne Recipe Box, $34. Rifle Paper Co. in Winter Park. | Decorate your cookie dough with a patterned rolling pin. Hearth & Hand Magnolia Textured Rolling Pin, $12.99.| Love Tiny Kitchen (@tinykitchentm) on Instagram? This baking set lets you whip up your own mini meals at home. Quarto Books The Tiny Baking Kit, $19.99. YAY! Tiny Shop in Orlando. | Your coffee-addicted friend will never feel more understood. Stainless Steel Thermal Mug, $28. | Store sweet treats in an adorable lidded jar that Santa or the cookie monster in your house won’t be able to resist. Tommy Bahama Camper Cookie Jar, $74.50, Tommy Bahama at The Mall at Millenia. | The platter every true Floridian needs in his or her kitchen. Dishique Periodic Table of Florida, $76. The Primrose Shop in Orlando.  his chic ceramic hen belongs on a countertop—not in a coop. Guinea Hen, $180. Ginny’s Orchids in Winter Park. | These handcrafted bowls and utensils are ethically sourced and support sustainable cooperatives across Africa. Swahili Modern Wild Olive Wood Bowls, $108 for a set of three.

Four Calling Birds

Prove to your digitally-obsessed friends and family that you’re not as unconnected as they think by surprising them with the latest tech finds.

Make over your makeup mirror with this high-tech device that analyzes skin, providing personalized tips to perfect your complexion. HiMirror Slide, $119. | Entering another world has never been easier thanks to this wireless, virtual-reality gaming system. Facebook Oculus Quest, $399. | Bring on the birdies with this laser rangefinder that helps improve your golf game. Bushnell Golf Pro XE, $549.99. | This is the droid you are looking for! Hammacher Schlemmer Create Your Own Droid, $74.95. | These stylish Bluetooth shades let you discreetly listen to music sans headphones, ear buds or wires. Bose Frames, $199. | Channel your inner artist by painting the surface of the Buddha Board with water. Your designs will slowly evaporate, so you can create again and again. Original Buddha Board, $34.95. | A new iPhone calls for a new case like this sleek leather one with a built-in wallet. Mujjo Leather Wallet Case For iPhone 11 Pro Max, $54.90. | All dogs will go to heaven (figuratively that is) when they get to play with this “smart” bone that moves around by itself. GoBone, $149.99.

Five Golden Rings

The holidays call for a bit of glitz and glam, so go for the gold with gilded accessories for that special person in your life. Whether you’re looking for a singular, eye-catching piece like bejeweled sunnies, snake-inspired earrings or a golden collar necklace, there is something suited for everyone’s signature style.

Grit & Grace Golden Oyster, $28. Arabella in Winter Park. | Virgins, Saints and Angels Glorious Necklace, $190. Tuni in Winter Park. | BuddyLove Sangria  Earrings, $64. Dear Jane in Winter Park. | Bracha Initial Necklaces. $84 each, Dear Jane in Winter Park. | Jimmy Choo Audrey Sunglasses, $570. Jimmy Choo at The Mall at Millenia. | Dora Mae Brighter Skies Ahead Necklace, $189. Dora Mae Jewelry in Orlando. | Julie Vos Ring, $185. Arabella in Winter Park. | Golden Cuff, $215, Frank in Winter Park. | Yochi Snake-Design Earrings, $68, Tuni in Winter Park. | Sara Campbell Half-Moon Necklace, $68, Sara Campbell in Winter Park. | Catherine Canino “The Emma”  Pearl Bracelet, $124, The Primrose Shop in Orlando.

Six Geese A-Laying

While it may be the most magical time of the year, it’s also the most stressful. Give the gift of relaxation with spa goodies, pampering products and calm-inducing decorative items. Serenity now.

Toss Designs Champagne Gel Mask, $22. YAY! Tiny Shop in Orlando. | Nest Holiday-Scented Candle, $250. The Monogram Merchant in Orlando. | HoMedics Ease Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser, $59.99. Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia. | HoMedics 3 Pack of Pure Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils (Peppermint, Lavender, Lemongrass) $29.99. Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia. | Calm the Chaos Journal, $14.95. Anthropologie at The Mall at Millenia, | Joon x Moon Grapefruit Exfoliating & Cleansing Sugar Cubes, $10.99. | Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamp, $69.99. Ten Thousand Villages in Winter Park. | Luna Nueva Energize + Invigorate Bath Crystals, $13. | Shiffa Jade Facial Massage Roller, $63. | Voluspa Bergamot Rose Macaron Candle, $13. Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia. | Michel Design Works Peacock Foaming Bubble Bath, $18. The Partridge Tree in Winter Park. | La Chatelaine Hand Cream Set of 3, $32. Dear Jane in Winter Park. | Naked Bar Soap Co. Bath Bombs Gift Set of 6, $45. Naked Bar Soap Co. in College Park. | Bronze Mantra Singing Bowl, $175. Ten Thousand Villages in Winter Park.

Seven Swans A-Swimming

The easiest way to spread holiday cheer? Shop local and show off your love of The City Beautiful with Orlando-themed gifts.

No need to play favorites. You can support all of the city’s sports teams with this one handy tee. Swan City This Is My Sports Shirt, $25. | Get to know your local birds. How many of the swans on this coffee cup have you seen around Lake Eola? Swan City Swans of Lake Eola Mug, $12.99. | Between its Florida citrus scent and a scratch-off fortune, this locally-made candle is lit. Hellcats USA Cassadaga Fortune Scratch-Off Candle, $28.

If you live in Winter Park, you need this illustrated neighborhood tea towel. Winter Park Lakes Tea Towel, $20. Frank in Winter Park. | It may not be your typical nursery artwork, but every Florida-Man-in-training needs this on his wall. Freehand Goods Florida Baby Print, $25. Freehand Goods in East End Market, Orlando. | This ode to philanthropist Harriett Lake and her iconic closet is a must-read for fashionistas everywhere. Too Much Is Not Enough: The History in Harriett’s Closet by Kristina Tollefson and Jodi Ozimek, $95. Orlando Museum of Art gift shop, Orlando. | Read about everyone’s favorite neighbor, Mr. Rogers, a Rollins College alum, in this touching biography. The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King, $30. Frank in Winter Park. | It may be an eyesore, but the still-uncompleted Majesty Building makes for a clever shirt design. Swan City I-4 Procrastination Level Shirt, $25. | Charge—and carry—on with a University of Central Florida tote. Talk Details to Me UCF Game Day Tote, $54. Dear Jane in Winter Park.

Eight Maids A-Milking

Eat, drink and be merry with these crowd-pleasing food and drink ideas.

Infuse your cocktail with this citrusy mixer that doubles as a marinade. Smiling Goat Shrubs Bees Knees, $24.  | The half-pound cookies at Gideon’s Bakehouse are made to share, $5 each. Gideon’s Bakehouse in East End Market, Orlando.  | The Ancient Olive offers customizable gift baskets that include these essentials and more: The Ancient Olive Herbs de Provence Infused Olive Oil, $18.95; Honey Feast Orange Blossom Honey, $15; Naturally Med Olive Wood Spoons, $9.99 each. The Ancient Olive in Winter Park.  | Give a personalized holiday basket that includes local food and beverages: “Orlando Brews” Gift Basket includes Orlando Brewing Sunshade Pale Ale and Right On Red Ale, Southern Caramel Bourbon Caramels and a Dried Fruit & Nut Tray in a Florida-shaped basket, $80.  | This refreshing salt blend tastes like Florida in bottle. Florida Sunshine Spice Blend, $13.95. The Spice and Tea Exchange of Winter Park.  | Try cooking—or serving—with this Himalayan Salt Cooking Block, $70. The Spice and Tea Exchange of Winter Park.

Nine Ladies Dancing & Ten Lords A-Leaping

Make someone happy with these festive fashion accessories—party shoes, dangly earrings, fun sunglasses, a luxe handbag,
and a blinged-out cocktail ring and belt—all guaranteed to make any holiday outfit sparkle and shine.

Giuseppe Zanotti Christine Pumps, $1,395. Giuseppe Zanotti at The Mall at Millenia. | Beads Champagne Earrings, $92. Arabella in Winter Park. | Playhaus Goods Queen Bee Sunglasses, $20. The Primrose Shop in Orlando. | Jimmy Choo Lacey Heels in Velvet Bordeaux, $895, and Jimmy Choo Callie Bag in Dark Teal, $895, both at Jimmy Choo at The Mall at Millenia. | Pearl Double Circle Belt, $38, and Tuni Cluster Ring, $47, both at Tuni in Winter Park. | Kendra Scott Conner Statement Earrings, $178. Kendra Scott at The Mall at Millenia. | Mary Frances Cheers Beaded Clutch, $72. Arabella in Winter Park.

Every gentleman needs a dapper accessory or two, which is why we rounded up the most handsome accent pieces—from patterned suspenders to a practical wallet to a dashing hat.

Rimowa Classic Cabin Suitcase in Silver, $1,070. Bloomingdale’s at The Mall at Millenia. | Concord Duck Shoe Horn, $44. John Craig in Winter Park. | Secrid Embossed Crocodile Wallet, $109. John Craig in Winter Park. | Guiseppe Zanotti G-Flash Slippers, $825. Giuseppe Zanotti at The Mall at Millenia. | BOSS Brown-Horn Sunglasses, $215. BOSS at The Mall at Millenia. | Siegel’s Clothing Co. Necktie, $155. Siegel’s in Winter Park. | ALIK & CO. The Pioneer Watch in Rose Gold, $159. | Chelsey by Joseph Comic Strip Suspenders, $125. Current by John Craig in Winter Park. | Bailey of Hollywood Busken Hat, $135. John Craig in Winter Park.

Eleven Pipers Piping

Keep cozy and look good this winter with these essentials that are sure to warm you up in style.

This kit is sew good, it has everything you need to knit your own scarf. We Are Knitters Dinka Scarf Set, $55. | Fuzzy slippers are the secret to happy feet. Pretty You London Ladies Lounging Loafers, $72. Dear Jane in Winter Park. | This eye-catching purse is re-fashioned from an old cigar box. Darling Clutch Co. Cigar Purse, $168.50. Siegel’s in Winter Park. | Throw a tea party once a month with this subscription service. Sips by Gift The Joy Of Tea Discovery Set, $45 for a three-month subscription. | Let whiskey or bourbon breathe all night long by pouring it into this insulated glass. Brümate NOS’R Insulated Nosing Glass, $24.99. | Steep, sip, repeat with this mug. Mud Pie Steep Mug, $14. The Partridge Tree in Winter Park. | Cigar enthusiasts now have a designated place to set their stogie. Ann Marie Murray Cigar Dish, $48.95. The Monogram Merchant in Orlando. | These fireplace matches are a mantle must-have. Skeem Design Fireplace Match Cloche, $48.

Twelve Drummers Drumming

From Bluetooth speakers to novelty items, every music lover will like the sound of receiving one of these music-themed gifts.

Rock out your next card game with this music-inspired deck. Each suit represents a different genre. Chronicle Books Music Genius Playing Cards, $9.99. YAY! Tiny Shop in Orlando. | Not only does this retro-looking boombox play CDs and cassettes, but it’s also equipped with Bluetooth technology. GPO Brooklyn Portable Boombox + Music System, $200. | Document the concerts you’ve attended within the pages of this ticket diary. UncommonGoods Ticket Stub Diary, $14. | This digital learning game teaches kids how to make their own music through coding. Osmo Coding Jam, $59 (Osmo base not included). | These disc-shaped coasters will give your guests plenty to talk about at your next party. Vintage LP Record Coasters, $19.95 for a set of six. | Both classical music lovers and vino enthusiasts will appreciate this novelty decanter. Williston Forge Segars Violin Wine Decanter, $48.99. | It’s true, the best things come in small packages. Just look at this miniature speaker that fits in your pocket while delivering serious sound. Fashionit USpeaker, $35.99. YAY! Tiny Shop in Orlando. | You can’t beat bringing this to a drum circle. Quick Rhythm Red Drum, $49.99. Ten Thousand Villages in Winter Park.

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