Imagine a holiday season without the holiday stress. Gift shopping takes time, creativity, and personalization. While some on your list are easy to cross off, others may leave you stumped. But before you resort to the web for last-minute gift orders, pop by your local boutiques, cafes, and wineries for some unique ideas that are sure to impress. Not sure where to start? Check out these local spots that offer great stocking stuffers for just about anyone on your list.
The Blueberry Patch
Make gift shopping a breeze this year with a visit to The Blueberry Patch in Lake Placid. This fun boutique offers an array of gift options for everyone from family to friends and even colleagues. Browse the graphic tees that are sure to catch attention or snag an accessory item for that special someone. The Blueberry Patch has everything from apparel to purses, hats, and more.
Tassel & Thread
Prepare a full ensemble for the fashionista in your life. Tassel & Threads is a southern-chic boutique with outfits fit for any occasion. From stylish loungewear for work-from-home days to head-turning cocktail dresses for that anticipated holiday party, Tassel & Threads will have you strutting with class both in and out of the house.
Holiday baking makes it tough to stay disciplined throughout the season, but Organically Local helps make it easy to make health-conscious decisions. This family-owned café has one mission in mind—to share their passion for farming and sustainable lifestyles through locally grown, harvested, and handmade products. So, if you ever need a pick-me-up after a night of binging on baked goods, be sure to visit Organically Local and refuel your body with a fresh-pressed juice or an energy-boosting wrap. They also recently opened up a gift shop next to the cafe with even more great gifts for your health-conscious loved ones.
Grateful Hearts DIY Art Studio & Boutique
Not all holiday gifts come wrapped with a ribbon. Sometimes, the best gifts come in the form of an experience. That’s what Grateful Hearts DIY Art Studio & Boutique has to offer in Sebring at their hands-on, DIY workshop. Hone in your crafting skills and create a finishing product you’ll be proud to hang on the wall. This unique gift idea puts the recipient in control and offers a wide range of projects to explore, from home décor to scrapbooking. The studio also offers artistic gifts in their gift shop for artists that would like to create at home.
Pure Grit Boot Company
Name aside, Pure Grit Boot Company has more than just boots for your holiday shopping list. Personalize your gifts this year with customized Yetis and promotional tumblers with your choice of color and print. Whether you’re looking to add a monogram or a phrase, this gift is sure to be someone’s go-to for hot chocolate on a cold Christmas morning.
Give a gift that feels like home. Maxwell Groves immerses visitors in an authentic Florida experience with a plethora of items that have one ingredient in common: oranges. From fresh juice to their highly favored orange ice cream, Maxwell Groves brings the sweet taste of Florida to wherever you take the holidays.
Secret Gardens Winery & Farm
Secret Gardens Winery & Farm is not only fun to visit but also to gift. A perfect gift to ship to a colleague or relative, this vineyard produces and sells fruit wines and muscadine by the bottle. Not sure which to get? Pop in for a taste test and get acquainted with the aromas and undertones before you make your pick!
Henscratch Farms Vineyard & Winery
If you’re located in Lake Placid, then Henscratch Farms Vineyard & Winery is a place in your neck of the woods. Hand-picked and toted with care, these local grapes are crushed and fermented to craft the perfect wine for the holidays or for a special occasion. This vineyard and winery are home to award-winning wines and activities like seasonal fruit picking!
Sugar Sand Distillery
If wine isn’t what you’re looking for, then another true farm-to-bottle operation in Lake Placid is Sugar Sand Distillery. Nestled in the middle of a 10-acre sugar cane farm, this distillery makes handcrafted spirits that are sure to make a thoughtful gift for a cocktail lover. Choose from rum, vodka, gin, whiskey, or moonshine.
Wet Dogs Brewing
From wine and liquor, all the way to beer, Wet Dogs Brewing gives the gift of good vibes and craft pints. From brew ales, hard seltzers, and craft sodas to kombucha and even coffee, this brewery has a little bit of everything for everyone. Gift your fellow beer connoisseur a membership to the WDB Kennel Club, where they can get monthly free fills, members-only tactics and food-pairing dinners, and so much more.
The Caladium Capital of the World, Lake Placid brings the community together every year to appreciate the natural beauty and local talents of Florida. Many local growers offer gift certificates or flowers for sale, such as Happiness Farms and Classic Caladiums!
Alice Stroppel Studio 215
The perfect present for the creative soul. Alice Stroppel shares her artistic skills through an online workshop where attendees can advance their techniques whether they’re beginners or experienced clay crafters. Alice, a Sebring native, has gained international recognition for her work and has been featured in several polymer clay publications, too.
Our shops offer an authentic alternative to your average gift list and eliminate the stress of last-minute ideas. So, make this season worthwhile and bring a smile to someone’s face with a memorable gift from Sebring.