Give the gift of Orlando with unbelievably real goods produced right here in Orlando (Love Orlando mural in The Milk District pictured).
Updated Dec. 21, 2023
Vacationing in Orlando and looking for that one-of-a-kind gift for family and friends? Skip the keychains and snow globes in favor of handcrafted souvenirs that truly represent Orlando’s local diversity and culture. Not only are these one-of-a-kind gifts produced in or inspired by Orlando — many are available to purchase online, so you can give the gift of Orlando all year long.
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Orlando Gift Boxes
Take the guesswork out of gifting with custom gift sets to suit any recipient. Just outside of The Milk District®, boxthecity™ offers curated giftsets featuring locally produced merchandise from numerous Orlando-based businesses, like Blossom Artisanal, Corkcicle, Foxtail Coffee Co., Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Rifle Paper Co., Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company, Wash & Wik, and more. You’ll find many of the brands mentioned in this post, all wrapped up for easy gifting.
Orlando Gift Baskets features over two dozen types of Florida-made gift baskets, ranging from pampering spa sets to a Florida Beer Sampler with a variety of local beer and savory snacks. Need a last-minute gift? Just stop by their store and they can create a custom gift basket for you in 20-30 minutes. Best of all, they can ship any non-alcoholic sets to your home or hotel room, so a tropical vacation is never too far away.
Unbelievably Real Goods
Gift your loved ones a reminder of their favorite destination with Unbelievably Real merchandise, available at the Discover Downtown™ Visitor Center in downtown Orlando. Shop tumblers, postcards, journals, posters, luggage tags and notecards inspired by the Unbelievably Real getaways you will only find in Orlando. Shopping for an art enthusiast? Gift them a miniature version of our iconic Unbelievably Real mural, then take them to see the real thing on their next visit.
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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. 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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Additional options include environmentally friendly wine and cider from Quantum Leap Winery, part of the Ivanhoe Village Main Street District, and limited-edition mead releases from the brand-new Zymarium Meadery in Orlando’s Mills 50® district, both near downtown Orlando.
Local 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., Deadwords Brewing Company, Rockpit Brewing Company and many others.
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For an extra dose of local flavor, opt for brews inspired by Orlando and the Sunshine State, many of which can be ordered online or picked up in-store for easy — and delicious — gifting.
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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. Pair them with syrups, bitters, mixers and cocktail accessories from The Ancient Olive Gourmet in Winter Park for the ultimate mixology gift basket.
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Orlando Stationery & 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.
Sweet Treats & Chocolates From Orlando Confectioners
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Chocolate Kingdom — Interactive Factory Tour is another unique local option. Tour the Cacao Tree Greenhouse, Mystical River of Chocolate and more to see how chocolate is made, then create your own custom chocolate bar or shop a gift-ready assortment of delicious house-made sweets.
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Other local shops that make their own sweets include The Ganachery at Disney Springs, Peterbrooke Chocolatier in Winter Park, David Ramirez Chocolates in Winter Garden, and DAM Good Chocolate, whose products are available online and from La Chocolaterie locations in Lake Nona and Lake Buena Vista.
For a different kind of sugar rush, try Wondermade Marshmallows, located at Disney Springs and in the city of Sanford, about 30 minutes north of downtown Orlando. These mouthwatering creations are sweetened with cane sugar and come in a variety of flavors, including champagne, bourbon and salted caramel, to name a few. Their products are available in person or online, but if you’re in town, stop by the original Sanford location to taste test Wondermade marshmallows toasted on a stick, sandwiched in s'mores or in a cup of hot chocolate.
Recreate Orlando’s vibrant craft coffee scene with rich, locally roasted espresso beans shipped directly to your friends’ or family’s front door. Foxtail Coffee Co. roasts most of its beans right here in Winter Park for a fresh, ultra-local cup of joe no matter where you are. Shop classic coffee blends, merchandise and seasonal releases, like The Grinch holiday collection of coffee, cocoa, tea and hot sauce, from the comfort of your home.
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If you’re shopping for tea drinkers, start at Spice and Tea Exchange at Disney Springs. The company is based out of St. Augustine, about two hours north of Orlando, and features over 70 tea varieties. The store is a sensory experience in itself, with dozens of vessels that you can sniff-sample before you buy. They also offer spices, salts, flavored sugars and honey for the comfort foodie on your list.
Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company is another unique option. Their flagship store is an hour northeast of Orlando, near the Atlantic Coast, but you’ll find their blends online and in shops throughout Orlando. All feature Yaupon Holly tree leaves, a naturally caffeinated ingredient once used by Timucua Native Americans. You can even order a live Yaupon tree for a gift that keeps on giving.
Gift their favorite Orlando memories with candles, wax melts and fragrances inspired by Orlando’s theme parks, neighborhoods, outdoor attractions and more. Bowes Signature Candles is a longtime local favorite, with on-the-nose scents like Safari Lodge, Pirate’s Water, Resort Signature and Pineapple Whip, and they just opened a brand-new location at Disney Springs for even easier browsing. You can even create your own custom candle in store every day from 1 – 8 p.m. — first come, first served.
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You can also create your own gift-worthy candle at Artifact Candle Foundry in Winter Garden or explore blends inspired by Orlando’s neighborhoods and staple eateries. Wash & Wik, for example, boasts candles created in partnership with Gideon’s Bakehouse and The Salty in the Audubon Park Garden District, The BANDBOX and Maffrey’s Good Goods in the Ivanhoe Village district, Pizza Bruno in Curry Ford West, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, and more. For something a little less niche, try their classic Key Lime, Florida Christmas or The City Beautiful fragrances. For more neighborhood love, try candles from Swan City Orlando, available at East End Market and more locations throughout Orlando.
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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™, Rifle Paper Co. 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.
Spa & Beauty Products
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. Oh Eco has everything from candles to shower steamers, all with a sustainable spin that makes gifting a little easier on the environment.
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In Longwood, Naked Bar Soap Co. is a Black Latina-owned company 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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And while Basin products aren’t made in Orlando, they’re certainly an iconic gift for fans of Walt Disney World Resort. Shop themed soaps, body scrubs, bath bombs and more at Disney Springs or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for a relaxing gift that’s sure to make them say ahhh.
Browse local art galleries, festivals, farmers markets, neighborhood collectives and annual 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 or in-person shopping, browse local art selections via galleries like the Mills Gallery in the Mills 50 District, Pop Gallery by Hoypoloi at Disney Springs, the Park Avenue Contemporary Art Gallery in Winter Park, and more exceptional offerings.
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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. Your friends and family can recreate their favorite recipes with brisket rub, maple bourbon syrup, barbecue sauce or a full-on Pitmaster Kit. For even more brisket know-how, throw in a copy of The Southern Cowboy Cookbook, in which Chef John Rivers shares his secrets behind favorite dishes like smoked brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis ribs, red velvet cake and more. And speaking of cookbooks…
Books by Local Orlando Chefs
Orlando is home to several James Beard nominated chefs, as well as pastry artisans, restaurateurs and celebrity chefs, some of whom are at the helm of various Orlando MICHELIN Guide eateries. Whether your friend is a culinary connoisseur or a novice in the kitchen, you can’t go wrong with an inspiring read or adventurous cookbook from some of Orlando’s top chefs.
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- 9 Courses by Brandon McGlamery (Winter Park’s Prato and Maitland’s Luke’s Kitchen)
- Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort by Art Smith (Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen at Disney Springs)
- Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto (MICHELIN Recommended Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs)
- Mediterranean Women Stay Slim, Too by Melissa Kelly (MICHELIN Recommended Primo by Melissa Kelly at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes)
- No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken by James Beard Award-winning Norman Van Aken (Norman’s on Restaurant Row)
- Plant Forward: 100 Bold Recipes for a Mostly Healthy Lifestyle by Richard Blais (Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress)
- The Ravenous Pig: Seasons of Florida by James & Julie Petrakis (Winter Park’s MICHELIN Bib Gourmand restaurant The Ravenous Pig and MICHELIN Recommended The Polite Pig at Disney Springs)
- Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook and Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen by José Andrés (JALEO at Disney Springs)
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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 Chamberlin’s retailers.
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