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Local Holiday Shopping Guide: What to Buy for the 2020 Holiday Season

Are you making a list and checking it twice? Whether it’s Santa Claus or you in charge of holiday shopping for friends and family this year, we’re here to help. The best part? You can skip the shipping delays because we’re keeping things local this year.

Give the gift of giving by supporting local businesses in Orlando North this holiday season. From popular clothing boutiques for the fashionista in your life to local eateries that give the gift of flavor, there’s something for everyone in Seminole County. Check out this local gift guide to help you find something uniquely special for each person on your holiday shopping list this year!

Sophie & Trey

Two words—sophisticated and trendy. That’s exactly what you’ll find when you browse the clothing boutiques in downtown Lake Mary. Sophie & Trey offers a wide range of fashion-forward pieces, including accessories like jewelry, handbags, shoes, and hats to top every outfit. Suited for women of every age and style, this clothing boutique makes perfect gift ideas for any lady in your life. And if you’re not confident in your fashion senses to pick something out yourself, just ask one of their experienced team members for assistance or pick up a gift card!

Adjectives

While this guide is made to help you shop for gifts, it’s safe to say you’ll be snagging something for yourself too when you stop by Adjectives in Altamonte. This local antique shop radiates modern yet vintage vibes and sells everything from home furniture to unique gift items. So, before you overthink the perfect gift for your hard-to-shop-for relative, get inspired with a visit to this eclectic boutique. Some of our favorite stocking stuffers include the witty kitchen towel sets and the rustic Florida coasters.

Sanford Zoo

No wrapping paper needed for this holiday gift, because you’ll immerse your friends and family in an experience to remember. Located in Sanford, the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens brings guests face-to-face with some of the most exotic animals, including mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and more! Admire the ferocious lions from afar then get up close and personal with the giraffes when you feed them from the palm of your hands. Home to more than 350 animals and many family-fun activities, there’s a lot to see and do at the zoo year-round. Buy your gift tickets online and surprise an adventure lover with an escapade right in their backyard!

Magpies Modern General

Magpies Modern General describes it best: Fun. Funky. Functional. This exclusive shop in the heart of Downtown Sanford offers everything you need to make the holidays fun and festive. With so many holiday-themed items and stocking-stuffer sized goodies, you’ll be going back for more. Spoil someone with a homemade spa kit by picking up some of the sweet-scented candles, artisan soaps, lotions, and bath wash. And don’t forget the men in your life, too—Magpies offers a selection of men’s soaps, beard scrubs, face wash, and more!

The Vineyard Wine Company

Share the gift of good foods and even better drinks. The Vineyard Wine Company is the perfect match for the wine lover on your list. This family-owned wine bar and restaurant located in Lake Mary is a local favorite in the area. Treat the taste buds of friends, family, bosses, coworkers, neighbors, and more. This outing makes a great lunch spot during work breaks or a romantic date night for that special someone. Pick up your gift card in-store or send a virtual gift card equipped with a personalized note to your recipient!

The Altamonte Mall

Cross off just about every item on your holiday shopping list at this one-stop-shop. Avoid the major crowds and tourists of popular shopping centers and check out the Altamonte Mall nestled in the suburbs of Orlando. Shop until you drop then refuel your energy with some delectable foods at restaurants nearby. Plus, what better way to get into the holiday spirit than to ring it in with Santa himself? He’s here and ready to bring the holiday cheer. Enjoy festive décor during your shopping excursion, including whimsical trees, lights, and gift boxes that are larger than life. And then head over next door to Cranes Roost and experience the Light Up the Holidays event at dusk!

Whether you’re connecting with family locally or virtually this year, we want to help you make it a special one. So, start your holiday shopping on a high note, and let’s celebrate the local businesses that make our community merry year-round. Check out more shopping areas in Seminole and add a touch of local love to your gift list for a holiday season to remember!