With Thanksgiving and Black Friday just around the corner, Southwest Orlando residents are gearing up their searches for amazing holiday gifts for the people on their lists. Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s Holiday Gift Guide provides a comprehensive listing of various local stores, as well as gift ideas — from always-handy gift cards to opportunities for better health and more — that are sure to please everyone this holiday season.
Amazing Grout Miracle
The gift that keeps on giving is real — if you give loved ones a gift that is a stunning upgrade to beautify their home. Such a gift is Amazing Grout Miracle. It makes all tiled areas look better than brand new. As they look around their home, they will thank you again and again for the thoughtful gift that lights up their place long after the decorations are taken down. Mention Southwest Orlando Bulletin and get 30 percent off. For more information, call 407-227-5099.
Give the gift of financial security. The holiday season can create a lot of financial stress, so why not build your savings or create an account for your loved ones? For a limited time, Axiom Bank is offering a special 18-month CD at 1.45 percent APY — a great gift idea! Or, you can get an 11-month CD at 1.10 percent APY that will mature before the next holiday shopping season. Visit your nearest branch located in your local Walmart Supercenter, call 800-584-0015 or visit axiombanking.com. (Terms and conditions apply.)
Buena VistaFamily Dentistry
Give the gift that will make everyone smile! Stop by Buena Vista Family Dentistry to get gift certificates for everyone on your list. The staff offers a wide range of teeth-whitening options, as well as restorative and preventative services, in a warm, comfortable setting. Gift certificates can be applied toward any service the receiver wants or needs. Call 407-930-0060; stop by the office at 11444 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Suite 101, in Orlando; or visit familydentistryorlando.com.
Cadena Family Dentistry
A smile is one of the best gifts of all. This holiday season, put forth your best smile with dental services from Cadena Family Dentistry. Located in Suite 100 at 133 Terra Mango Loop in Orlando and in Suite E at 11183 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, Cadena Family Dentistry offers general family dentistry, including implants, crowns, Invisalign, teeth whitening and more. Call to schedule an appointment today and give the gift of a stunning smile to yourself and your loved ones! For more information, call 407-522-7989 or visit www.cadenafamilydentistry.com.
Drafts Sports Bar & Grill
Drafts Sports Bar & Grill at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa brings together the popular concepts of brew pubs and gourmet burger bars. From gripping entertainment on its 42 high-definition TVs to specialty drafts to a state-of-the-art Mission Control Game Room and six lanes of bowling, Drafts offers something compelling and delicious for everyone in the family. There is also a private party room for all types of celebrations, including holiday get-togethers, sports teams, school groups, family outings and birthday parties. Drafts is open daily and located at 9500 Turkey Lake Road in Orlando. For more information, call 407-352-9293 or visit draftssports.com.
EndocrineAssociates of Florida Ocoee
José Mandry, M.D., and the staff of Endocrine Associates of Florida Ocoee can work with your busy holiday schedule to get you into the office before the end of the year to avoid the new year copay blues! Also, you may qualify for a clinical trial and receive benefits such as study medicines, supplies, compensation and expert advice to manage your disease. Endocrine Associates is located at 1510 Citrus Medical Court in Ocoee. If you want to help others and yourself by learning about these exciting opportunities, call 407-480-4830. For more information, visit www.jmandry.com.
The First Academy
The First Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school, serving students in preschool through grade 12. Families love TFA for its safe environment, world-class teaching and learning, and life-changing spiritual formation. TFA boasts a 100 percent college-acceptance rate, as well as award-winning technology, arts and athletic programs. There is no better gift than the TFA school family experience. Schedule your personal tour today! For more information, call 407-206-8602 or visit www.thefirstacademy.org.
Florida Center for Hormones & Wellness
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can truly be a fountain of youth. Men and women who have balanced levels of life-sustaining hormones live longer, avoid diseases of aging, and have better romantic lives. Call Florida Center for Hormones & Wellness and get a full hormone evaluation for only $140 (1/2 off the regular price of $275). Add a complete blood package for only an additional $150 (a $1,500 value)! Florida Center for Hormones & Wellness is located at 7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 370, Orlando. For more information, call 407-505-6345 or visit www.hormonesandwellness.com.
Gentle TouchMediSpa & Wellness
Go beautifully bare with Gentle Touch MediSpa & Wellness’ laser hair removal or zap vexing veins with its laser vein removal. Banish crow’s-feet and expression lines with wrinkle-relaxing wonders or freshen up with its selection of eager-to-please dermal fillers. Beam your way to beautiful skin with IPL photofacials and laser skin resurfacing, or indulge in Gentle Touch’s extensive menu of facials and skin therapies like chemical peels and microdermabrasions. Whatever your beauty needs this holiday season, Gentle Touch has a solution that will have you feeling beautiful and vibrant. Gift cards are available. For more information, call 407-877-7003 or visit www.gentletouchmedispa.
I-Drive Resort Area
Holiday traditions and joyful celebrations transform the I–Drive Resort Area! Begin the holiday season with the lighting of I-Drive’s 50-foot-tall tree Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at Pointe Orlando’s outdoor patio between Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar and Blue Martini Lounge. Several local celebrities will be performing, including The I-Ride Trolley Chords barbershop quartet, Jonathan McFadden, the Dr. Phillips High School dance magnet program, and the Central Florida Community Arts Children’s Choir. Photo opportunities with Santa will be available after the ceremony — just bring your camera! This free event benefits The Salvation Army Angel Tree program. For more information, visit internationaldriveorlando.com.
Ipanema Brows & Waxing
Ipanema Brows & Waxing, located in Suite 114 at 6735 Conroy-Windermere Road in Orlando, is the place to go for the best brows and waxing in town! Its staff is specialized in eyebrows perfectly handmade, as well as face and body waxing, threading and facials. A microblading artist is also available to evaluate and enhance clients’ brows. For more information, visit 407-270-9102 or visit www.ipanemabrowsandwaxing.com.
Massage Envy Dr. Phillips
Keep your loved ones relaxed and feeling great this holiday season with a gift from the newly remodeled Massage Envy in Dr. Phillips, which re-opened Nov. 2. Whether it’s a relaxing Swedish massage, signature facial or a stretch session, Massage Envy Dr. Phillips has something for everyone on your holiday list. Pick up the perfect gift today at 8081 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 100, Orlando. For more information, call 407-354-3689.
Treat your loved ones this holiday season with a gift or gift certificate from Metamorphosis Medspa. With services such as dermal fillers, Botox Cosmetic, Kybella, laser treatments, weight-loss programs and more, a gift from this respected medispa is sure to be the highlight of the season. Pick up the perfect gift today or call to schedule a complimentary consultation! For more information, call 407-418-9122 or visit www.deliverconfidence.com.
Orange CityRacing & Card Club
The Orange City Racing & Card Club is “Orlando’s Closest Poker Room,” featuring exciting cash-game poker action, Vegas-style poker games, comfortable seating, tableside food and beverage service. The new Jake’s 29° Sports Bar and Grill boasts an innovative pub-style menu; seven 75-inch TVs; 40-plus huge high-definition TVs; a 52-foot sports ticker; and 29-degree domestic, craft and local draft beers. For more information, call 386-252-6484 or visit www.orangecitypoker.com.
Orlando Repertory Theatre
This holiday season, Orlando Repertory Theatre presents a classic story that is sure to delight the entire family — The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical. Beware The Herdmans; the worst kids in the history of the world! When they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. In this buoyant, new musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic, will it be a silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes, a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas. Ticket prices start at $15 and can be purchased by calling 407-896-7365 or visiting orlandorep.com. Performances take place through Dec. 30, on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., at Orlando Repertory Theatre, located at 1001 E. Princeton St. in Orlando.
Royal Landscape Nursery
Celebrate the season with a gift that keeps on growing from Royal Landscape Nursery. Flora and fauna make great gifts for family members and friends. Give them something they can enjoy over and over, whether they are project planning or just enjoy being with the flowers. Royal Landscape Nursery offers the best in landscaping and gardening needs with gift certificates that fit all amounts and any project size. Give the gift that keeps on growing! For more information, call 407-296-3042 or visit royallandscapenursery.com.
Southwest Orlando Eye Care
Southwest Orlando Eye Care, located in Suite 110 at 7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd. in Orlando, offers comprehensive eye care to the Dr. Phillips and Southwest Orlando communities. John Nowell, O.D., is a board-certified optometric physician who specializes in keratoconus, myopia control and specialty contact lenses. He provides routine eye exams, contact lens evaluations, Lasik consultations and more. Pediatric specialist Ben Konynenbelt, O.D., joined the practice’s team this year to offer vision therapy services. Southwest Orlando Eye Care has a beautiful optical boutique and carries several designer frames and sunglasses, including lines by Savile Row, Tom Ford, Ray-Ban and more. Gift certificates are available. For more information, call 407-271-8931 or visit southwestorlandoeyecare.com.
Spa Blue is Orlando’s premier medical spa under the direction of Janet Beres, a board-certified physician assistant and master cosmetics injector. Through the end of December, anyone who purchases a $100 gift card receives $25 Spa Blue Cash. Give your loved one what they really want this holiday! PRP Vampire Facials for skin rejuvenation and PRP Hair Restoration services are also offered. Spa Blue is located in Suite 423 at 6735 Conroy-Windermere Road in Orlando. For more information, call 407-772-2583 or visit spablue.com. Be beautiful, be you!
Sweet, Sassy & Southern
Sweet, Sassy & Southern is an upscale boutique that offers trendy women’s apparel, jewelry and fashion accessories. It also carries a wide variety of unique gifts and home décor and offers monogramming services. It’s a one-stop shop for many of the holiday gifts on your list! Located in Suite 164 at 4750 The Grove Drive in Windermere, Sweet, Sassy & Southern’s operating hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 407-217-7288 or visit www.facebook.com/sweetsassyandsouthern46.
Theater South Playhouse
A gift certificate from Theatre South Playhouse, located in The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, is the perfect gift of the arts. The playhouse features youth and professional productions, classes and workshops. Students learn from professional performers currently working in their fields, teaching the best of the arts. Theatre South offers private lessons in voice, piano, acting, dance, yoga and boot camp for children, teens and adults. Group classes are available for all ages in theater, music and dance; and gift certificates are available for show tickets, classes and private lessons. For more information call 407-489-4458 or visit theatresouthplayhouse.org.
Give the gift of family fun with a prehistoric twist this holiday season. Join T-Rex Cafe for Breakfast with Santa! Meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus, plus enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, early-bird shopping at Disney Days of Christmas, World of Disney from 9-10 a.m., and T-Rex Dino Store. Multiple dates are available. For more information, visit www.trex.com.
Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency
Give busy moms what they really need — time! With a gift certificate from Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency, moms can enjoy some well-deserved “me time” while knowing their children are in the best hands. All of Twinkle Toes’ nannies have passed rigorous background checks, have excellent references and are only second to mom! For more information, call 407-704-0342 or visit twinkletoesnanny.com.
Villas of Grand Cypress
Are you looking for that perfect gift for Dad? How about a foursome at Grand Cypress Golf Club? With 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature-designed golf, he is guaranteed a golf experience of a lifetime. With a Grand Cypress gift card, Dad can enjoy pure golf and pure luxury in the heart of Central Florida. To get Dad a gift you know he’ll love, visit www.grandcypress.com/gift_cards.
Warrior Princess Events
Warrior Princess Events eliminates the stress of planning events. Providing customers an all-inclusive custom package for their special needs, the staff makes event plans effortless and convenient by taking care of it all. It’s their honor to present their creative vision with the highest standards possible. Let them create your dream party, wedding or corporate event with the ease of various locations. It’s their pleasure to do all the work! For more information, visit www.warriorprincessevents.com.
Windermere Medical Center
With the holidays just around the corner, one of the best — and most-forgotten gifts — is the gift of good health. Niral Patel, M.D., and the staff at Windermere Medical Center believe preventative wellness is a vital tool to managing health, yet many people choose instead to be reactive, scheduling an appointment only when something “doesn’t feel right.” The fact is, many of the top risk factors relating to illness are preventable, and that’s why preventative care is so important for the continued health of your family and loved ones. For more information or to make an appointment, call 407-876-2273 or visit www.windermeremedicalcenter.com. ♥