Your essential gift guide for shopping local this season 

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One stop, may shops

The Shoppes of College Park 2308 Edgewater Drive, 407-930-2570

New kid on the block the Shoppes of College Park is unique in that it's not one owner, one store – instead, there are multiple vendors showing their wares in this Edgewater Drive storefront, and each mini shop has its own distinctive specialty. From clothing (check out the two shops in the alcoves toward the back of the store for some cute tops and jackets) to jewelry to home decor, this little spot covers a lot of bases. And the prices can't be beat. That makes it the perfect place for shopping multi-tasking: Find something for practically every taste in one location, plus maybe a little something for yourself. 

Canvas elephant clutch, $26

There are actually tons of cute bags for sale at the Shoppes – everything from simple leather totes to brightly colored clutches – but the cute elephant clutch is super fun. The elephants give it a sense of humor, and the patent leather embellishment gives it some class. 

Tennessee Moonshine scented candle, $12

Don't let the name fool you – these quirky gel candles, "hand poured by Tennessee hillbillies," don't stink of booze. But they are scented like some of the various flavors you could imagine moonshine coming in, like apple pie, blueberry cobbler, butterscotch and root beer. 

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"My dog found me at the shelter" sign, $15

Everybody knows somebody who'd appreciate this painted sign – that friend with the "Who rescued whom?" bumper sticker on their vehicle, the family member who has the "Wipe your paws" welcome mat, the sibling whose favorite T-shirt reads, "I like big mutts and I cannot lie," etc.

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Succulent air sphere planter, $17

These tiny, adorable planters are virtually foolproof – hang them in a window or office with bright, filtered light and spritz them with water once a week or so and they'll thrive. The perfect gift for your favorite cubicle dweller.

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Locket watch, $20

These adorable, functional watches are vintage-styled but have a little bit of modern bling that keeps them from falling into steampunk territory. 

Typewriter key bracelet, $58

This bracelet is a cute and clever reuse of the keys of an old typewriter. So adorable that we want to gift it to all of our writerly friends.  

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