Give the gift of Orlando with locally produced and inspired merchandise from the Theme Park Capital of the World.
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.
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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!
Located close to downtown, boxthecity offers curated giftsets featuring locally produced merchandise from numerous Orlando-based businesses, including Corkcicle, Wondermade, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Blossom Artisanal, 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. boxthecity’s orders come with local delivery to your hotel or resort, or free standard shipping in the U.S. and discounted shipping rates to Canada.
Another top choice is Orlando Gift Baskets, which offers packages brimming with local flair. For an extra touch of Sunshine State fun, select a Florida-shaped basket packed with key lime dipping sauce, coconut patties, plush alligators and more.
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.
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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, Mediterranean Women Stay Slim, Too by Melissa Kelly of Primo at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, 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. (Please note that some of these titles might only be available on the secondary market.)
If celebrity chefs are more your style, try Made in Spain by José Andrés of JALEO, or Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking by Masaharu Morimoto of Morimoto Asia, both located at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World® Resort. Finally, Walt Disney World fans can recreate recipes from top chefs and restaurants all over the resort with Delicious Disney: Walt Disney World — Recipes & Stories from The Most Magical Place on Earth. Bon appétit!
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 Entertainment District (aka I-Drive). Besides offering free tours and tastings every day of the week, they also sell award-winning wine by the bottle, including standard and specialty varieties.
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Another great place to purchase wine in Orlando is Quantum Leap Winery, part of the Ivanhoe Village Main Street 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. Order the Take Home Tasting kit to replicate Quantum Leap’s daily wine tastings right in your home.
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Plus, keep an eye out for Zymarium Meadery, Orlando’s first meadery, coming soon to the Mills 50 district near downtown Orlando. The menu will showcase several types of local Florida honey, including orange blossom, gallberry and palmetto honey. Browse apparel and barware in their online shop while you wait for the grand opening.
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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 Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co., Park Pizza & Brewing Co., Motorworks Brewing, Crooked Can Brewing Company, Orlando Brewing, Sideward Brewing, Ten10 Brewing Co. and many others.
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If people on your shopping list prefer something stronger, Loggerhead Distillery in historic Sanford sells craft spirits with a Southern spin, including Key Lime Gin, Orange Blossom Sweet Tea Vodka, and their award-winning Apple Pie Moonshine. Shop online for local pickup, or stop by for craft cocktails, free tastings, and distillery tours.
Orlando Stationery and Paper Goods
Browse Orlando-inspired paper goods, stickers and more at creative marketplaces throughout the city. Discover the latest up-and-coming artists at The Neighbors, located on the second floor of East End Market in Orlando’s Audubon Park Garden District, then shop online for any gifts you missed during your stay. Try V Steiner Art for vibrant wildlife and botanical prints, Jelly Press for lush nature-inspired designs, and Winter Garden-based A.B. Newton and Company for colorful maps of local neighborhoods and cities. Good Crowd, based out of College Park, is another great option for unique gifts designed in and inspired by The City Beautiful.
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Then, head out to Rifle Paper Co.’s flagship store in historic Winter Park for whimsical paper goods, home accessories and apparel, all conveniently packaged and ready to-gift. Bloom Wolf Studio is another fantastic option for handmade art prints, greeting cards and gifts, perfect for spreading joy at any time of year.
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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.
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Other local shops that make their own sweets include Peterbrooke Chocolatier in Winter Park and DAM Good Chocolate, whose products are available online and from La Chocolaterie near Orlando International Airport.
Brisket Rub & More From 4 Rivers Smokehouse
With locations throughout the Orlando area, including East Orlando, Kissimmee, Longwood, SoDo, Winter Garden and Winter Park, 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, from cookbooks to apparel, can be found on their online store.
Locally Roasted Craft Coffee
Recreate Orlando’s vibrant craft coffee scene with rich, locally roasted espresso beans shipped directly to your door. Foxtail Coffee is a local favorite, with friendly neighborhood spaces all over the city. Stop by the original Foxtail Coffee location in Winter Park, where most of the beans are roasted, or order a bag of their Farmhouse Coffee (medium roast with notes of cherry, brown sugar and chocolate) to enjoy at home.
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For more variety, snag a roaster’s choice coffee subscription from Lineage Coffee Roasting, featuring limited-edition roasts that you can’t find online. More great coffee gifts in Orlando include ready-made gift boxes from Lobos Coffee Roasters, limited edition roasts from Axum Coffee, and terrifyingly fun horror-themed blends from Coffee Shop of Horrors.
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. You can even match your Corkcicle to your outfit, thanks to fun collaborations with Harry Potter™, Marvel™, Star Wars™ and more. Best of all, they’re produced right here in Orlando, making Corkcicle products the perfect companion for locally produced wine, spirits and other beloved beverages.
Candles Inspired by Orlando
Relive your favorite vacation memories with hand-poured, locally crafted candles that smell just like your favorite Orlando rides and attractions. If you want your home to smell like your favorite Walt Disney World Resort hotel, try luxurious small-batch blends from Bowes Signature Candles at Disney Springs and Pointe Orlando. If classic sun and surf are more your style, try OSO Candle Company for unique “Vintage Florida” fragrances like Manatee Grotto or Mermaid Springs.
Foodies, meanwhile, can indulge in decadent limited-edition candles from Gideon’s Bakehouse, inspired by popular monthly creations like Pumpkin Chai Cold Brew or Coffee Cookie Cake. Wash & Wik, who creates custom-blended candles for Gideon’s, also makes a beautiful candle simply named The City Beautiful, featuring notes of orange blossom, sandalwood and jasmine. For a more humorous take, try Swan City Orlando for witty candles inspired by local culture.
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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.
Spa & Beauty
Treat yourself to all natural, locally crafted spa products, from coquito bath bombs to orange sandalwood sugar scrubs, that will leave you refreshed from head to toe. Naked Bar Soap Co. is a Black Latina-owned company in Orlando’s College Park neighborhood that uses high-quality, plant-based ingredients and natural oils in their spa-worthy collection personal care collection. Bet’s Bars, found at artisan markets throughout Orlando, specializes in vegan cold-processed soap with fun sensory additions like dried flowers, loofah pieces, and sea sponge.
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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.
Browse local art festivals, farmers markets, and annual art events for one-of-a-kind, locally crafted vacation mementos. Visit annual festivals like the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival, and the ZORA! Festival, or make time for monthly events like the Thornton Park Wine & Art Walk or downtown Sanford Art Walk. For convenient online shopping, browse local art selections from highlighted artists via galleries like Ocean Blue Gallery in Winter Park and Gallery on First in Sanford.
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