The holidays are a time for sweet connections and sweeter memories, but without the right help the season can sometimes be a little overwhelming. If you’ve been searching everywhere to get the perfect gift for someone special or just trying to find something for the person who seems to have everything, consider us Santa’s helpers. We’ve compiled all the small-town stores and unique treasure troves so you can get gifts sure to wow every person on your list.
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When you step into Oviedo, it’s like you’re being welcomed into your new hometown. With community as its core focus, you can be sure to always receive customer service that makes you feel like family. Checking people off your Christmas shopping list is easy when you have so many options to choose from. We’ve included some of our favorite Oviedo businesses so you can shop like a local this holiday season.
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Not only is the Oviedo Mall the center of the city’s shopping scene, but it’s also one of the centers of community, with frequent special events that draw in visitors from miles around. See what all the talk is about and visit one of the local establishments that call the mall home.
Located on the southern shore of Lake Monroe, Sanford is a city known for its endless charms and welcoming atmosphere. With historic architecture and a legacy of strong community, it truly is the most wonderful place to spend the most wonderful time of year. Take a stroll through some of the area’s top shopping districts to discover the people and places that make Sanford so special.
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Your one-stop-shop for everything from holiday essentials to entertainment and dining. Seminole Towne Center is a super-regional enclosed mall that has the items you need to impress even the pickiest present getter. Grab your loved ones a gift card to treat themselves at the spa or to enjoy a night out at an art class.
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The cultural center of the city, Historic Downtown Sanford embodies everything that makes this city so unique. With brick-lined streets, award-winning restaurants, and one-of-a-kind small businesses, shopping isn’t just an activity here, it’s a complete experience.
Pictured: Luxe Designer Resale Boutique & Consignment
A city rooted in innovation and progress, Altamonte Springs has the perfect blend of community spirit and bustling activities that make it stand apart from the crowd. As a city filled with forward thinkers and go-getter attitudes, there are plentiful small business owners who’ve worked tirelessly to create the ultimate shopping experience.
The magic of the holidays is on full display at the Altamonte mall. Come for the shopping, stay for Santa’s workshop, pet nights with Santa, and the wishing tree. After you pick the perfect gift, invite the whole family down and make some new memories together this season.
Lake Mary has all of the charm of a small town with stores and restaurants that make it feel like an urban epicenter. Take a walk down the well-maintained streets and take advantage of the endless shopping opportunities.
Pictured: Bunny & Clyde Children's Boutique
During the holiday season, Downtown Lake Mary transforms from charming town square to a winter wonderland. Grab a seasonal coffee flight at New City Coffee Co. and shop local at one of the small businesses lining the park. Once you’ve gotten something for everyone on your list, you can have some fun of your own and get into the spirit as you walk through the light displays that decorate the downtown area during Christmastime.
Pictured: Woof Gang's Bakery & Grooming
Equal parts luxury and charm, Colonial TownPark is a holiday hotspot for the Lake Mary and Heathrow communities. This shopping center lets you take advantage of the finer things of life, so you can get something for your significant other or treat yourself after a long day with a trip to the spa.
This Christmas, you can give Santa the night off because you’ll find everything on your family and friends’ wish lists in Orlando North, Seminole County. Make your holiday shopping experience merry and bright as you not only get unique gifts your loved ones will cherish, but also support the small businesses that contribute to our corner of Central Florida throughout every season.