Give the gift of Orlando with locally produced and inspired merchandise from the Theme Park Capital of the World, including curated giftsets from boxthecity (pictured).
Updated November 30, 2021
Vacationing in Orlando and looking for the perfect souvenirs for family and friends back home? Or perhaps someone you love is a huge fan of the destination, and you want to give them a taste of the Theme Park Capital of the World? Commemorative T-shirts and fruit bags have a certain charm, but to really “wow” them, we recommend locally produced goods that truly represent Orlando’s diversity — including the one-of-a-kind suggestions featured here. All of these gift ideas can be purchased online, and most can also be picked up in person. As a result, you can give the gift of Orlando all year long!
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Giftsets From boxthecity™
Located close to downtown, boxthecity offers curated giftsets featuring locally produced merchandise from numerous Orlando-based businesses, including Corkcicle, Wondermade, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Robin’s Nest Craftworks, Plum Owl, Yaupon Brothers Tea and more. Options also include themed specialty collections that celebrate many of Central Florida’s most magical attractions, and they’ll be happy to help you create custom sets for a personal touch.
Orders come with local delivery to your hotel or resort, or free standard shipping in the U.S. and discounted shipping rates to Canada. All of which makes boxthecity a one-stop shop for the best of Orlando gift-giving!
Books by Local Orlando Chefs
Orlando is home to numerous James Beard-honored chefs who, while not necessarily nationally recognized names, are still culinary masterminds in their own right. They can also inspire your friends and family courtesy of memoirs and cookbooks!
Learn more: Top Orlando Chefs
Available from Amazon, they include The Ravenous Pig: Seasons of Florida by James and Julie Petrakis of Winter Park’s The Ravenous Pig and The Polite Pig at Disney Springs®, 9 Courses by Brandon McGlamery of Winter Park’s Prato and Maitland’s Luke’s Kitchen, and No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken by the local James Beard Award-winning chef who has a new, eponymous eatery coming to Restaurant Row in the near future. Bon appétit!
Wine From Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards and Quantum Leap Winery
Florida’s largest premium winery, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards is located on more than 80 acres of vineyards in Clermont, about 35 minutes from the International Drive tourism district. Besides offering free tours and tastings every day of the week, they’ll also sell you wine by the bottle, including standard and specialty varieties.
Learn more: Orlando Wineries & Wine Bars
Another great place to purchase wine in Orlando is Quantum Leap Winery, part of the Ivanhoe Village dining and nightlife district near downtown Orlando. They provide environmentally friendly wines made by high-quality producers, so every glass is good to the last drop.
Chocolates From Orlando Confectioners
Chocolate Kingdom — Interactive Factory Adventure Tour is one of Orlando’s most unique attractions, giving you the opportunity to see how chocolate is made and even create your own chocolate bar! Once your tour of the Cacao Tree Greenhouse, Mystical River of Chocolate and other features is complete, stock up on delicious treats you’ll be proud to give as gifts. Chocolate Kingdom is part of Orlando’s International Drive tourism district.
Other local shops that make their own sweets include Peterbrooke Chocolatier in Winter Park, Farris & Foster’s Chocolate Factory in Baldwin Park, and DAM Good Chocolate, whose products are available online and from La Chocolaterie near Orlando International Airport.
Locally Produced Beer & Spirits
If your friends and family love beer, you can choose from a nearly endless supply of perfectly brewed, locally produced suds in cans, bottles and even growlers. Top choices include Crooked Can Brewing Company, Orlando Brewing, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co., Sideward Brewing, Ten10 Brewing Co. and many others.
Learn more: Orlando Breweries
If people on your shopping list prefer something stronger, the small-batch Winter Park Distilling has livened up Orlando’s nightlife with an award-winning family of spirits. Current products include Genius Vodka, Dog Island Rum and Bear Gully Whiskey, which includes a bourbon variant. You can buy all of them on-site as well as at select retailers, and tours of the distillery and adjacent Bear & Peacock Brewery are also available.
Brisket Rub & More From 4 Rivers Smokehouse
With locations throughout the Orlando area, 4 Rivers Smokehouse is a homegrown, wildly popular family of barbecue restaurants — and their signature brisket is a big reason why. Now you can help the special people in your life up their brisket game with 4 Rivers’ Brisket Rub, which features a blend of herbs and spices that’s a proven crowd pleaser. If you have bourbon-lovers waiting for you at home, 4 Rivers can also make breakfast better than ever with a bottle of their Maple Bourbon Syrup! Several other gifts for barbecue fans can be found on their online store.
For the past decade, Corkcicle has been turning heads — and keeping drinks ice cold — with a stylish lineup of reusable canteens, tumblers, stemless wine cups, mugs, tumbler straws and more that enhance personal style while reducing personal impact on the planet. Best of all, they’re produced right here in Orlando, making Corkcicle products the perfect companion for locally produced wines, spirits and other beloved beverages!
Enter a wonderland of handcrafted marshmallow flavors in Sanford, about 30 minutes north of downtown Orlando. The marshmallows are sweetened with cane sugar and come in a variety of flavors, including champagne, bourbon and birthday cake, to name a few. Their products can be bought at their shop or online, and they can be shipped throughout the U.S.
Winter Park Honey
This family-owned company is dedicated to providing the best pure, organic honey in the nation, both through its main brand and the Wild Florida Honey and Local Bee Honey lines. Gift options include personalized honey flavors, muth jars and even authentic honeycombs. You can buy their products online, at Plant Street Market in Winter Garden, and at select Whole Foods, Fresh Market and Chamberlain’s retailers.
Gift Cards & Stationery From Rifle Paper Co.
Send postcards or take notes on your Orlando getaway with bespoke paper goods and accessories from this Winter Park manufacturer. They offer a broad range of original designs, and custom options are available from their website.
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