OCALA — Ocala is full of bustling small businesses that give the city life, excitement and individuality. With the holiday season right around the corner,it’s the perfect time to shop and support our local stores. Here’s some of the most popular small local businesses to shop for everyone on your list. Don’t forget to find them on Facebook to join in on their holiday events and sales!
Your Heart’s Desire
Located on E Silver Springs Blvd, this shop has all kinds of novelty gifts for your loved ones and has Betty Cakes Bakery and Cafe inside, the perfect place to grab a cake on the way to a holiday party. Look for their Holiday Open House event beginning on November 9 to start your wish list.
A women and children’s boutique located on Southeast Maricamp Road is host to many high quality name brands and unique gifts.
Marley Mae Market and Paperie
An eclectic shop downtown with clothing, graphic designs and gifts for all. They can also be found at the Micanopy Festival October 27.
Stella’s Modern Pantry
If an aspiring chef or wine connoisseur is on your list, Stella’s is a must! This quaint cafe on Broadway Street offers a variety of gourmet foods, boutique wines and desserts.
Rebeca’s Reloved Goods
For something truly one of a kind check out Rebeca’s Reloved Goods, a new store bursting at the seams home decor and small furniture.
Country Memories Gifts & Collectibles
This beautiful shop on baseline road features gifts, clothing, jewelry and many products from local artists. They also offer free gift wrapping to make your holiday shopping that much simpler!
The Olive Oil Market
More than just a store, the Olive Oil Market downtown has a tasting room and a cool experience to go along with your gift shopping. They have over 50 flavors of artisan olive oil as well as other sauces and spices to give a delicious gift.
This natural care baby shop has everything new parents need with a special focus on eco-friendly and natural products. Located right on Silver Springs Boulevard near the downtown square, you’ll find high-quality clothing, toys and more for all the young kids on your list.