We LOVE to shop local and to support local businesses! They are the heart and soul of our communities! We’ve put together a Guide to Shop Local Businesses in the Central Florida area.

Full of local mom & pop shops, we hope this becomes your go-to list when looking for local businesses to support! 

Whether you are shopping for birthday or anniversary gifts, graduation or the holidays, this is your GO-TO guide for SMALL, LOCAL BUSINESSES!

Shop Small, Shop Local! First published 11/2023, updated 2/2024



Guide to Shop Local Businesses

Good Crowd Shop

Address: 2812 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: (407)-988-3630

Good Crowd is a gift shop with loads of personality located in the neighborhood of College Park, Orlando. We have great gifts for everyone in your life: Babies, kids, men, women + everyone in between.

Not ready to shop in person? Shop online 24/7. We offer curbside pickup or we can ship anywhere in the US.

Avalon General

Address: 3801 Avalon Park E Blvd Suite 135, Orlando, FL, 32828

Phone: (407)337-7477

Hi Friends! We are husband-and-wife team, Dave and Stephanie, the owners of Avalon General. In 2021 we threw caution to the wind and resigned from corporate life to pursue our dream of opening a wine and gift shop!

We firmly believe in the saying “live in moments that matter” and offer a neighborly place to find carefully curated goods that will hopefully inspire you to create a home that tells your story.

We promise an unforgettable shopping experience through product variety, laughter, sense of community and wine – lots of wine!

Most days you’ll find one or both of us in the shop chatting with friends and enjoying a glass of wine! Stop in, we’d love to meet you!

And to those visiting us online – WELCOME! Drop us a line and let us know where you call home!

Let’s elevate and celebrate the everyday!


Artifact Candle Foundry

Address: 2 N Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 885-9440

Candles and fragrances of your own design.

With locations in Thornton Park and historic Winter Garden, Artifact Candle Foundry is a scent-focused candle making experience. Functional like a workshop. Stylish and welcoming like an urban coffee shop. We invite you to come with friends, for a date, special occasions, team building, gift making or just because you want a better, one-of-a-kind candle, poured by you. Our scent specialists will introduce you to our fragrance library of more than 60 premium fragrance oils and guide you through the candle-pouring experience. It’s a creative, fun, hand-crafted experience. Different every time. Making candles with memories in mind.

Friendlily Press

Address: 110 Candace Dr STE 104, Maitland, FL 32751

Phone: (407) 951-7929

Gift and Barware Manufacturer in Maitland!

Pretty Peacock Paperie

Address: 110 N Orlando Ave Suite 12, Maitland, FL 32751

Phone: (813) 446-7910

Pretty Peacock Paperie is a proudly black owned stationery company that is lighthearted and fun. Located in Central Florida, we are all about chill and sunny vibes. We believe in good times, with good people, over good wine. Life is too short, let’s celebrate everything!

Little Bright Bird

🎉 ‘Giftable’ merch designed for you & your people!
🙌🏻’OMG she would love this’ moment
💗The JOY is in the giving
☺️Enjoy the little things

Eola General

Address: 522 E Amelia St, Orlando, FL 32803

Phone: (407) 612-7585

EST 1938!
🏘your general store

Polka Dotz

Winter Garden Address: 12 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL, 34787

Phone: (407)877-2222

The Loop Address: 3242b John Young Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34741

Phone: (407) 483-8500

Visit us locally in Downtown Winter Garden, Florida Mall, or The Loop in Kissimmee to Shop the Brands You Know and Love.

Polka Dotz Winter Garden – PANDORA, Kendra Scott, Ronaldo Jewelry, Brosway Italia, Swarovski, Corkcicle, Jen&Co and more!.

Polka Dotz The Loop – PANDORA Jewelry, Brosway Italia, Swarovski, Tous, Katie Loxton, MantraBand, 4Ocean, Pura Vida and more!

Polka Dotz Florida Mall – PANDORA Jewelry, Katie Loxton, Mantra Band and more!

PLUS, NEW items added weekly!

Pick Me Up Flower Truck

At the Pick Me Up Flower Truck we strive to live the command to love our neighbors.  We are convinced that small acts of kindness for friends and strangers go a long way in this world.  We use fresh, seasonal flowers as a means to share love, gratitude and positivity with people who could use a Pick Me Up.

Paper Goat Post

Address: 4875 New Broad St, Orlando, FL 32814

Phone: (407) 207-1264

At Paper Goat Post we merge a love of events with paper-loving roots to create a shop experience that can be shared with Orlando and beyond. Our brick & mortar shop is a space that cultivates a love for all things paper + party. We truly believe there is something to celebrate every day (with a little or a lot of paper).

Through our brand, we strive to promote togetherness through our PGP philosophies… the lost art of snail mail, gathering in celebration, and the thoughtful art of giving.

The Home Farm

Address: 4270 Aloma Avenue Winter Park, FL 32792

Phone: (407) 738-1100

The Home Farm was concepted by a health-conscious & nature-loving family, enjoying a zero waste, minimalist lifestyle, wild-schooling their kids at their urban home farm in Orlando, FL. We make magnesium cosmetics and natural superfoods to keep our family healthy and thriving. We created TheHomeFarm.com to share our handmade products with you.

The Home Farm is a social enterprise with a mission to inspire and empower everyone to live a healthy and happy life!

The Salt Room Oviedo

Address: 100 Alexandria Blvd Ste 6, Oviedo, FL 32765

Phone: (407) 542-7818

When you walk into The Salt Room®  Oviedo, you immediately feel that you’ve stepped into a spa. Gentle, soft music plays in the background, while coastal colors, and Himalayan salt tiles lend to a very relaxing atmosphere.

The Salt Room® Oviedo provides many holistic therapy services. Choose from Salt Therapy Sessions, Sauna Sessions, and Massage. Come in today and start relaxing and breathing easier – Inhale, Exhale, Stay Well.

Our rooms bring the natural benefits of salt therapy to you and take them one step further by providing the ideal concentration of dry sodium chloride aerosol to help give relief to your specific condition.

Marina Bay

Address: 217 King St, Cocoa, FL 32922

Phone: (321) 482-4912

Handmade jewelry and accessories inspired by the sea 🏝🐚🌸🐬

Primrose Shop

Address: 2804 Corrine Drive Orlando FL, 32803

Phone: 407-447-4621

Unexpected Necessities + Personalization


Address: 49 S Main Street, Winter Garden Fl 34787

Phone: (407) 347-3275

We are Christy and Erika. Best friends and business partners.  Doxology was created out of a collision of dreams, opportunity and God’s will.  We are a couple of moms with backgrounds in everything, but retail.  Christy spent many years as a sign language interpreter and Erika worked in freelance writing.  We each have three crazy kids and devoted husbands as well as the most supportive extended family.  It is the true definition of a family business.  With Christ at the center of all our pursuits, we figured opening a retail brick and mortar and now online store would definitely be a challenge that only He could equip us for.  Who knew our first major obstacle would be a global pandemic?  Here we are still weathering through!  We are coming up on three years of this amazing journey.  Most of what makes Doxology so great, goes beyond the products we carry, to the people we encounter.  We have a grand desire for all women to feel beautiful, loved, encouraged, accepted and known.  We hope you find just the right outfit or gift and we pray you walk away feeling like your shopping experience was more intimate and personal.  We are also always here to help in any way we can. Just shoot us a message through email or social media!
The cornerstone of our business is our focus on prayer.  If you find yourself in the Winter Garden area, stop in and visit our chapel located in the center of our store.  You will have the unique opportunity to leave your own prayer request upon the walls or if you feel led, take a prayer home with you to keep another person close to your heart.  If you are unable to visit, but need prayer for something, please send us an email to [email protected] .  We would love the opportunity to join with you in storming the gates of heaven for healing, new jobs, lost hope, celebrations, fears, peace, understanding, the great times and the difficult ones or just because.

Sassafrass Designs

Hello, I’m Sarah the designer and maker of Sassafrass Designs.

I live in Florida with my husband, two amazing daughters and our two dogs.

I have always been the type to have fun with home and diy projects. (my hubby just loves when I come up with a new project idea). sassafrass Designs was born after I made shirts for my oldest daughters horse show in 2019. The shirts were so fun to make and a new addiction was quickly realized for me.

To this day, my favorite thing to do is bring a blank tee to life with a custom design.

How did I choose my business name?

My late Grandpa had nicknames for all his family members. I was Silly Sal and Sassafrass. I have always loved Sassafrass and to honor him, I figured it was only natural to make it a part of my business name.

Enjoy my designs and contact me if you have an idea in mind. We can put our heads together to make it a reality.


Address: 1805 E Winter Park Rd, Orlando, FL 32803

But what is Oh Eco?

We are a sustainable resource for you! Whether you are an eco advocate or just starting to find more sustainable swaps, we are here to help!

Sustainability isn’t one size fits all, rather you can adapt it to you and your family needs. It’s called sustainable-ish, it’s totally a thing, and we are here for it!

It’s our mission to provide products that are better for you and better for the planet. Sustainably made, ethically sourced, non-toxic, and above all useful products. We’re not perfect, no one is, but we can take steps to protect this planet the best we can. After all, it’s the only one we have!

And who are we?

We’re just humans who want to do better for our family. We’ve always been a little sustainable-ish, but once we had kids of our own we realized we needed to take better steps for this planet. After all, this earth is a gift for our children!
We’re a family fighting for our future. We hope you’re here to join us on this journey for a better planet. We’d love to have you along!

Maple Leaf Wood Designs, Inc.

Address: 3521 Tern Hollow Drive Orlando, FL 32828

Phone: 407-850-8758

Quality and care goes into each piece. 

Taking a passion for handmade woodwork to pursue a long time wish of creating a custom woodwork company…thus Maple Leaf Wood Designs was born. 

Creations of all types, from small to large, all that is needed is an idea for a new piece to come to life.

Naked Bar Soap Company

Address: 895 Fox Valley Dr #129, Longwood, FL 32779

Phone: (407) 796-2225

Naked Bar Soap Co. fills the need for honest, natural, and attractive bath and body products. Using plant-based ingredients, Naked Bar Soap Co. is dedicated to creating quality bath and body products accessible to everyone.

Our rooms bring the natural benefits of salt therapy to you and take them one step further by providing the ideal concentration of dry sodium chloride aerosol to help give relief to your specific condition.

Wash and Wik

Address: 7512 Doctor Phillips Blvd Suite 50-235 OrlandoFL 32819

Gary and Ariel (husband and wife) dreamt up Wash & Wik while poolside on a mini vacation. Ariel said she wanted to start making soap and candles, and 72 hours later, Gary created a logo and filed to start a company. Wash & Wik was born.

Soon soap was being hand crafted and candles were being hand poured. Ariel hand blends every scent for both their soaps and their candles using the knowledge she has acquired over the years as a Certified Sommelier (Professional Wine Nerd). She blends essential and fragrance oils, from their trusted partners, to get the scents just right.

Hand poured with love in Orlando, Florida, they are proud of every single product created thus far and every one of them is unique to Wash & Wik. They have chosen quality over quantity, which is reflected in the ingredients in their products.

The Vegan Soap Bar

At The Vegan Soap Bar, we guarantee that our ingredients are carefully selected to provide all-natural, plant based soaps. Every bar is created and handcrafted with the intention of bringing a high-quality soap bar to our customers.

Our soaps do not contain surfactants or mono propylene glycol, no parabens, no phenoxyethanol, and no sulfates, is PEG (polyethylene glycol) free, and is Coconut free.

Our ingredients include: vegetable glycerin, aqua, sorbitol, sodium palm kernelate, sodium stearate, sodium oleate, sodium chloride, citric acid, sodium citrate, pentasodium pentetate, tetrasodium etidronate. We use plant based essential oils to bring the soap bars to life and our finishing touches are crafted with either clay, activated charcoal, or volcanic ash.


Address: 112 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone: (407) 629-8818

As a small business, we often have limited quantities of merchandise. If you have any questions regarding the availability of a specific item, or would like to place a special order for an item out of stock, please reach out to us and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We appreciate your business!

Sugar Boo and Co

Address: 1520 E Buena Vista Dr Q, Orlando, FL 32830 (Disney Springs)

Phone: (407) 560-0479

Hello and welcome! My name is Rebecca Puig and I’m the artist behind Sugarboo & Co. In case you were wondering, “ Sugarboo” came from a couple of nicknames I have for my children, Jake and Sophie. They are the main inspiration for Sugarboo because I always want to create products that remind us of the ones we love.


Address: 1231 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: (407) 484-6184

If you haven’t stopped by Maffrey’s to see our Good Goods lately, there’s no better time!  Not only do we have a selection of Pride merchandise, we have some great products that are made by LGBTQ+ makers.  Support Pride Month with a special gift and/or treat for yourself!

Ten Thousand Villages

Address: 329 N Park Ave #102, Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone: (407) 644-8464

We’re a global maker-to-market movement that addresses economic injustice. Because every handcrafted object has a life of meaning behind it. We’re a way for you to shop with intention for ethically-sourced handcrafted wares – and to share in the joy of empowering makers in ten thousand villages.


Address: 1903 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: (407) 965-3250

Owned by two sisters, Dede + Landrea Cowart, who want to share their love for pretty packaging, uncommon goods, and stylish gift-giving with the Orlando community.

People often ask “how did the name come to be?”. Great question: we’re a little trendy, a little sassy, a little earthy and organic, and love Miscellaneous things. Not knowing how our personalities would blend or the products our customers wanted us to carry,  we wanted to pick a name we could grow into versus limiting us. Miscellaneous allows us to offer a little of this and that, keep up with the trends, and curate the perfect gifts for YOU.

YAY! Tiny Shop

Address: 1211 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: (407) 868-9015

YAY! is a tiny shop located in the picturesque Ivanhoe Village area of Orlando, Florida.  Tucked away in the quaint shopping/dining district of Swanson’s Ivanhoe Row, YAY! is dedicated to helping preserve the joy of local shopping with it’s cheerful mix of artisan gifts and splendid surprises from YAY! to Z.   


Address: 271 N Pennsylvania Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone: (407) 637-5162


Fine China, Tabletop, Gifts

Whether you’re starting fresh or looking for an entertaining refresh, we will guide you through. Classic and contemporary choices from across the globe. Plus our signature whimsical finds and fresh takes.



Address: 106 E Canton Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone: (407) 637-2198


The Lovely

Address: 2906 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

Phone: (407) 270-7729


Freehand Goods

Address: 2445 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804


Market Street Gallery

Address: 605 Market St #120, Celebration, FL 34747

Phone: (407) 818-5289


Gypsy Moon Market

Address: 605 Market St #140, Celebration, FL 34747

Phone: (407) 566-8887


Lavender Patch

Address: 1036 Pennsylvania Ave, St Cloud, FL 34769

Phone: (407) 498-4007


Adjectives Market

Gorgeous, top quality, one-of-a-kind, brand new furniture and decor is what Adjectives is all about. Whether you’re searching for a single statement piece or aiming to completely revamp your space, Adjectives offers an extensive range of diverse styles to suit your needs.

At Adjectives, you’ll find an unmatched selection of breathtaking furniture and decor that will leave you speechless. Our top-tier pieces are carefully curated to create an extraordinary living space that reflects your unique style and personality.

We are dedicated to building a vibrant community where personal style flourishes. Our mission is to inspire and empower individuals to embrace their own authentic expression. Explore new horizons of creativity and forge lasting connections as you embark on a journey of self-discovery with us.

Rare Earth Gift

Address: 1909 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: (407) 474-7677

We opened Rare Earth in May of 2022 in our home, Orlando, Florida in Ivanhoe Village. It is truly the perfect spot for Rare Earth. It’s a little trendy, a little yuppy, a safe place for all… just like our store! We love our community, and Rare Earth participates in all of the activities that the Ivanhoe Village main street has to offer. We feel it is important to help uplift our community, so we regularly take part in events like Juneween, Virginia Drive Live, Jingle Eve, and we have been known to take part in Mimosa Sundays from time to time! We have participated in our local neighborhood cleanup with the city of Orlando, and we have several local artists we love to feature in the store.


Cottage Gift Shop

Address: 141 W Church Ave, Longwood, FL 32750

Phone: (407) 834-7220

Find Unique, Personalized Gifts at Cottage Gift Shop in Longwood’s Historic District

Welcome to the best gift boutique in Longwood! Visit our historic location and our warm and friendly staff will assist you with the perfect gift for any occasion.

Our location, The Inside Outside House, built in circa 1870 and moved from Boston in 1873, is one of the oldest prefabricated houses in the United States. Our building has housed our store for over 39 years.


Coastal Gifts & Decor

Address: 229 Wheelhouse Ln Ste 1211, Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 323-5533

Unique Gifts and Decor

Magpies Modern General Store

Address: 215-217 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771

Phone: (407) 495-8549


Every item you see is chosen with our community in mind. From Eco-Chic Threads to Sustainable Skincare, we keep a bird’s eye view on local and international markets to help you find gifts that turn any moment into a memory!

Colonial Room Country Store

Address: 105 E 1st St STE B, Sanford, FL 32771

Phone: (407) 323-9573

Gift Shop in Sanford

Ruby Sun Gifts

Address: 218 W Church Ave, Longwood, FL 32750

Phone: (407) 448-1375

Gift Shop

Expressions Gift Co

Address: 1401 Town Plaza Ct Suite # 2010c, Winter Springs, FL 32708

Phone: (407) 960-3953

Give more than a gift, give a feeling.

Shop our thoughtfully curated gift collection, complete with carefully sourced products and adorned with elegant details that are sure to make a statement.

Saige Novelties and Gifts

Address: 111 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771

Phone: (321) 578-9033

Novelty + Gift Shop

A Little Store With A Big Heart

Walk on Lake Mary

Address: 3829 Lake Emma Rd, Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 732-4079

Women’s Clothing and Gifts


Address: 1495 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo, FL 32765

A collection of nonsense… make life fun… come celebrate everything and nothing with us…. stay.

Adjectives has five amazing and unique locations ranging in size from 2,000 – 40,000 square feet. Each store is carefully curated to inspire your unique style within the Central Florida area. All locations are open every day from 10am-7pm.


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