The holidays are such a jolly time spent with family, enjoying each other’s company, and of course…gifting presents! We are so excited to recommend these amazing, local small businesses that are perfect for all of your holiday needs.
Everything is one of a kind, community-oriented, and delivered from the heart.
Cute and Clay
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Falling in love with clay at a very young age, Rochelle Garcia, owner and founder of Cute and Clay, developed a knack for creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Today, Garcia has built an amazing inventory filled with whimsical and lighthearted ceramics – dotted with imperfection and wit.
Some pieces she creates are replicated, but no two are the same. Famous for her ceramic mugs, eager customers can buy mugs with cartoon characters, tarot cards, cats, etc. Each piece is completely unique, and hand etched. A perfect thoughtful gift that will have the giftee thinking of you after every morning coffee.
Check out Garcia’s inventory here.
Deja Vu Vintage Clothing
Deja Vu was opened up for one purpose: to share the love and joy that vintage clothing brings. Memories of the past, a different time, and a different era make vintage clothing a perfect “time machine” for eager consumers. Initially opening in October of 1985, Deja Vu has built a generational fanbase attracted to their one-of-a-kind treasures.
Whether you purchase a retro outfit for your sister or buy cool leather boots for your niece, we believe whatever you pick out at Deja Vu will be groovy!
Come across your dream outfit here: 1210 Michigan Ave in Winter Park, Orlando 32789
HellCats USA is a design team headed by an incredibly talented married couple – Brittany Reagan and Clark Orr. Striking a seamless balance between edgy and fun, Hellcats designs perfectly embrace a one-of-a-kind, Sailor Jerry-Esque style perfect for your artsy loved one.
Designing and packaging many of the Orlando-made products in house, HellCats promotes locally made products.
Check out its selection here!
Smartpunk’s Record Shop
Starting as a way to sell merch and releasing their friends’ music, Smartpunk Records has become a mainstay for punk music in Florida. Having grown into a record label, a vinyl record-cutting factory, and a record shop – Smartpunk has created a grass-roots community devoted to embracing punk music.
The record store’s aesthetic primarily leans on punk, but the inventory inside is chock-full of eclectic, cutting-edge releases. Rummage through classic rock, modern pop, hardcore rap, and many more genres. Perfect for the vinyl collector in your family, Steampunk’s Record Shop is an essential visit.
Check out their family of brands here!
Jillian Says Candles
Whatever Jillian Says! And Jillian Says Candles!
Jillian creates individually poured handmade, soy candles. We love that the candles are 100% eco-friendly with glass containers that are upcycled, recyclable, and reusable.
For over 20 years, Jillian has been producing the most well-crafted, best-smelling candles in Orlando. See for yourself and check out her raving reviews on Etsy, exclaiming Jillian goes “above and beyond” with her products’ quality.
A perfect gift for any aroma-lover. Check out her full site here.
Treat your family and friends to special, one-of-a-kind, handmade products while supporting our local small businesses. Orlando thanks you for it!