2014 Local Holiday Gift Guide

Are you in the need for some last minute gifts to finish off your Christmas shopping? Check out our picks of great gifts for everyone on your Nice list. The best part is you’ll also be supporting local businesses by buying from these independent retailers in Central Florida.

Perfect for the Boy Who Has Everything in Your Life…

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Ogodisk 

Cost: Ogodisk-Mezo $39.50, Ogo Ballooza $13.95, Ogo Soft Ball $2.95
Where To Buy: Tugboat & the Bird, 318 N Park Ave, Winter Park, 407-647-5437, tugboatandthebird.com
Because: The Ogodisk and accessories are fun gifts for ages 4+. Bounce, toss and catch the balls off the Ogodisk hand trampoline and make up your own games to play along!

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Perfect for the Video Game Lover in Your Life…

Simon
Simon

Cost: Large $29.00, Hand Held $14.50
Where To Buy: Tugboat & the Bird, 318 N Park Ave, Winter Park, 407-647-5437, tugboatandthebird.com
Because: Here’s one video game your kids don’t already have. This classic electronic game makes you think fast. Follow along the flashing lights and sounds and repeat what Simon does! Available in a hand held version for on-the-go fun. Ages 7+.

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Perfect for the Snow Lover in Your Life…

Snow Time Anytime
Snowtime Anytime Snowballs

Cost: $22.00 for a pack of 15 snowballs, $34.00 for 30 snowballs
Where To Buy: Tugboat & the Bird, 318 N Park Ave, Winter Park, 407-647-5437, tugboatandthebird.com
Because: No snow? No problem! These plush snowballs provide endless fun any time of the year. Soft and light, these are perfect for indoor snowball fights. They can be used for decorating during winter too! Machine washable. Ages 3+.

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Perfect for the Toddler in Your Life…
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Joovy Pink Tricycoo Tricycle

Cost: $129.99
Where To Buy: MacroBaby, 1361 Florida Mall Ave, Orlando, 877-240-5379, http://www.macrobaby.com
Because: Your child does not need to steer, pedal or balance on their own. They simply enjoy the fun and independence of their first tricycle while you guide them with the parent push handle (removable). When engaged, the parent push handle overrides the steering on the Tricycoo. It has 4-positions and is adjustable from 32.5 to 38 inches high. Your back will thank you. (Minimum age: 1.5 Years; maximum weight: 44 lbs.)

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Perfect for the Organizer in Your Life…
Zip Top Organizing Utility Tote

Zip Top Org Tote

Cost: $35
Where To Buy: Thirty-One Gifts, Ashley Haley 321-231-6221 www.mythirtyone.com/AshleyHaley
Because: This versatile tote is great for any stylish lady. The Zip Top Org Tote has five exterior pockets, two mesh side pockets and a zip top closure.

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Perfect for the Animal Lover in Your Life…
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Adopt an Animal

Cost: Starting at $45
Where To Buy: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 U.S. 17, Sanford, 407-323-4450
Because: Are you looking for a special and unique gift for the animal lover in your life? The Central Florida Zoo’s Adopt an Animal program is just the thing! This is an opportunity to help cover the cost of providing excellent health and nutritional care to all the Zoo’s animals. You get to choose an animal from the adoption list. It comes with a soft plush toy. For more information please visit www.centralfloridazoo.org. Three adoption levels are available with prices starting as low $45!

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Perfect for the Children in Your Life…
Original Sprout-Pigtails&Crewcuts

Original Sprout
Cost: Prices Vary
Where To Buy: Pigtails & Crewcuts, The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, 7536 Dr Phillips Blvd #300, Orlando, 407-351-1017, http://www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com
Because: The Free & Clean formulas in Pigtail & Crewcuts’ natural products contain soothing organic botanicals and are ultra-gentle making them the perfect choice for baby’s (and everyone’s) sensitive skin. The bestselling Hair & Body Baby Wash, along with the Scrumptious Baby Cream, and Natural Hair Gel moisturize, nourish and protect children’s hair and skin without harsh chemicals, hormone disruptors or other common offenders.

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Perfect for the Teenager in your life …
Flash Tattoos

Flash Tattoos
Cost: $22
Where To Buy: The Pink Chalet, 8031 Turkey Lake Rd #400, Orlando,
407-363-7465, http://thepinkchalet.com
Because: Flash Tattoos are innovative jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos for serious (and not so serious) fashionistas. Flash Tattoos are perfect for the beach, the pool, parties, festivals, concerts—anywhere you and your skin might be seen having fun. Just apply, glimmer and go!

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Perfect for the Foodie in Your Life…
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Food Lover’s Gift Basket
Cost: Prices Vary
Where To Buy: The Sacred Olive, 125 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, 407-656-6457, www.TheSacredOlive.com
Because: The Sacred Olive, a quaint store nestled in the heart of Downtown Winter Garden, is the perfect place to find a unique gift for all of your loved ones. With over 50 varieties of olive oil and vinegar pairing blends, you are sure to find a gift for any sophisticated palate. They also carry a variety of products such as pure olive oil soap, olive wood, sea salts, olives, gourmet spice blends and pasta that make great accessories to beautiful custom made baskets.

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Perfect for the Artist in Your Life…
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Crochet Jewelry by Eliz Bijoux
Cost: Necklaces $48.99, bracelets $28.99, earrings $16.99
Where To Buy: Emporium at the Orange County Regional History Center, 65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, 407-836-8596, www.thehistorycenter.org
Because: The Orange County Regional History Center (OCRHC) carries custom crocheted jewelry by Eliz Bijoux. The buyers for the OCRHC found Eliz and his mother’s crochet jewelry at the Orlando gift show. His mom does all the crocheting by hand, and Eliz adds all the bead work.

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Perfect for the Health Nut in Your Life…
HONEY

Farm Fresh Raw Honey
Cost: 2 oz. Baby Bear $2; 8 oz. Small Bear $5; 12 oz. Medium Bear $7.50; 24 oz. Large Bear $12; Buy any three of same size Honey Bears and get the 4th one free
Where To Buy: Showcase of Citrus, 510 Hwy. 27, Clermont, 352-394-4377, www.showcaseofcitrus.com
Because: Honey is collected at the Showcase of Citrus from different areas within the 2500 acre ranch, under the watchful eye of our beekeepers, and placed in barrels and bottled at Showcase of Citrus Farm Store. They have four farm fresh varieties; Orange Blossom, Saw Palmetto, Wild Flower and Gallberry.

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Perfect for the Scientist in Your Life…
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Circuit Scribe

Cost: $49
Where To Buy: Mad Science Laboratory, Oviedo Mall, 386-898-4570, http://cfl.madscience.org/madsciencelab.aspx
Because: This new wire-free circuitry kit allows for all sorts of “Maker” fun using a high-tech conductive ink! Best for ages 13+.

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Perfect for the Sculptor in Your Life…
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Kinetic Sand
Cost: $19.99 ($17.99 for members)
Where To Buy: Orlando Science Center, 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, 407-514-2000, www.osc.org
Because: Kinetic Sand is easy-to-shape sand that molds into simple desktop designs. Playing with Kinetic Sand is a magical and mesmerizing experience, giving a moment of relaxation for both young and old. Kinetic Sand is based on 98% pure sand. The secret to the movement is the patented technology hidden within the binder.

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Perfect for the Christian in Your Life…
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Scriptural Bracelets
Cost: $17.95
Where To Buy: Silver Shekel http://silvershekel.zionshope.org
Because: These nickel-free and lead-free bracelets are stylish, attractive, and a wonderful expression of your faith! The bracelets are stretchable and will fit any wrist size, plus will not harm those with sensitive skin. Many other scripture verses available!

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Perfect for the Love in Your Life…
PreciousFineJewelers-SteelHerHeartJewelry

Ladies Steal Her Heart Collection
Cost: Collection starts at $60
Where To Buy: Precious Fine Jewelers, Jewelry & Watch Repairs, Oviedo Mall, 407-977-8000
Because: Steal Her Heart Collection is perfect for any occasion. Choose from a simple heart ring to a gorgeous diamond heart necklace. Steal her heart like she stole yours.

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Perfect for the Team Mom in Your Life…
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Customized Bling Team Shirt
Cost: Starting at $10
Where To Buy: Team Moms Rock, 407-963-2390, www.TeamMomsRock.com
Because: Customize any Team Moms Rock shirt!

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