Holiday Gift Guide 2



Bay Hill Jewelers’ philosophy is to go above and beyond for its clients. Its staff members strive to ensure that each client has an experience he remembers and becomes a customer for life. The company prides itself on designing quality pieces in every price range, and there is a designer and master craftsman on premise. Located at 7782 W. Sand Lake Road in Orlando, Bay Hill Jewelers is a family-owned business that proudly supports 12 local charities annually. For more information, call 407-226-6882 or visit on the Web.

H & H Fine Jewelry, a full-service jewelry store in The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, invites shoppers to a holiday open house Dec. 11 from 4-8 p.m., when the company will launch its newest inventory of certified diamonds, engagement rings, diamond jewelry and certified pre-owned Rolex watches. Ask the staff about H&H’s holiday-express repair service to ensure that repairs will be completed by Christmas Eve. Enjoy free gift-wrapping with any purchase this holiday season. For more information, call 407-730-8988 or visit on the Web.

Stella & Dot Associate Director and independent stylist Jaime Silveira, 407-625-9686,,, offers the boutique-style jewelry and accessories of Stella & Dot through in-home trunk shows and her online store. Stella & Dot’s one-of-a-kind collections are designed by celebrated New York designers and have been featured on The CW’s show Gossip Girl, and in Lucky and In Style magazines. Many celebrities are listed among the company’s clients. Prices range from $19 to $248, and all jewelry is shipped within a week in beautiful gift-ready packaging. Shoppers also can indulge in a boutique experience by hosting a 90-minute, casual trunk show in their home or office. Show hosts receive free jewelry and shop with a 50 percent discount.

Body & Hair Care

With more than 12.4 million massages to its credit, Massage Envy, located near Whole Foods in Phillips Crossing at 8081 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 100, Orlando, 407-354-3689,, is the nation’s foremost provider of therapeutic massage. Massage Envy’s top-quality therapists, professional atmosphere and affordable prices put an hour of relaxation only moments away. Gift cards and gift memberships are available. With more than 900 locations nationwide, a Massage Envy gift card or membership can be given to family members and friends both near and far. Operating hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Massage gift certificates for moms, dads, children, co-workers, best friends and everyone else are lasting gifts that Massage Therapy by Audra in Dr. Phillips, 407-435-3152, offers. The best part of this holiday gift purchase is the free half-hour massage the gift-giver receives! Smooth skin exfoliation gift certificates also offer the gifts of relaxation and soft skin. Contact Audra today and pamper the people you love.

The Meisenheimer Day Spa has the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Everyone likes to be pampered, and what better way than with a custom facial treatment? The spa’s heated tables and fountains help clients relax while music fills the air. Each customized service also comes with a special gift to use as a stocking stuffer. The Meisenheimer Day Spa is located in Suite 115 at 7300 Sandlake Commons Blvd. in Orlando. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 407-351-8885 or visit on the Web.

Orlando Eye Institute, 6068 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Suite 10, Orlando, 407-704-3937, http://www.eye, offers comprehensive eye care to the Southwest Orlando community. Drs. Keshini Parbhu and Deepak Raja are board-certified medical doctors with subspecialty training. They provide a variety of services, like routine eye exams, laser-assisted cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery; as well as nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, including Botox Cosmetic, dermal fillers and permanent eyeliner. Gift certificates are available. Readers who mention this editorial receive a free cosmetic consultation.

Salon Salon, 8015 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, 407-447-9898; and 59 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, 407-423-1956,, introduces the concept of wellness, beauty and environmentally conscious gift-giving. Throughout the holiday season, Salon Salon is offering a variety of gift packages, both hand-selected and pre-made, at a variety of price points to satisfy holiday shoppers. Personal shopping services are available, as well as pre-ordering to get an early start on gift-giving needs. Salon Salon is extending a special retail bonus of a $20 gift card toward a customer’s next hair service with a purchase of $150 or more. Operating hours are Sunday from noon-7 p.m., Monday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Roxanne Kasper, owner of Spa Affair and a master hair colorist for 20 years, has opened a larger second location in Windermere called Windermere Spa. Offering an infrared sauna; a foot detox station; teeth whitening; spray tanning; and hair, skin and nail services, both her salon and spa are within walking distance. Your time is valuable, and for your convenience you can shop online and print custom-designed gift certificates from the company’s website at Online shoppers can simply pick a dollar amount, and their gift recipients can create their own experiences or add their own upgrades. For more information, call 407-876-0575.

The staff at Tranquiliti Wellness Center and Spa in beautiful downtown Windermere is geared up and ready to help shoppers with their holiday gift ideas. The business is offering gift certificates starting at just $65 that can be applied to a variety of services, including customized facials and massages, meditation and relaxation services, an infrared salt sauna, acupuncture, cellulite treatments and a healing bio-mat. Gift-seekers can also purchase customized gift baskets filled with Tranquiliti Wellness’ wellness products and customized services. For more information, call 407-448-0244 or visit on the Web.

Home & Garden

Molly Maid, 412 Story Road, Ocoee, 407-877-0184,, is a residential home-cleaning service. Molly Maid sends a team of two trained, insured and bonded home-service professionals to clean the home. Whether it is a one-time or regular service, Molly Maid will design a custom cleaning plan with a free in-home estimate. The gift of time is always the perfect present. Gift certificates and more information are available.

Royal Landscape Nursery, 2204 Hempel Ave., Gotha, 407-296-3042, 407-445-4644,, offers gifts that keep on growing. Royal Mulch & Nursery features acres of landscape foliage. Shoppers can find quality shrubs, trees, palms, sod, mulch and more to beautify any landscape. Family-owned and -operated, Royal Mulch prides itself on providing only the best quality, price and selection. Royal Landscape also specializes in landscape design and installation. Its quality keeps them growing. Gift certificates are available.

The Sable Soft Wash system kills 100 percent of the algae, mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria on your roof without causing any damage like pressure washing can. The owners at Sable Soft Wash want customers to be satisfied with their services so they will recommend the company to their neighbors and friends. For more information or to schedule a free evaluation, call 407-694-3006, email or visit on the Web.

Window blinds, custom draperies, valances, wallpaper, upholstery and custom bedding are specialties of Windows & Walls, 407-298-2626,, 6416 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, in the Village West Plaza. Locally owned and operated for more than 17 years by Ann Johnson Gingras, Windows & Walls can handle all interior decorating projects — large and small —now and throughout the holiday season. Store hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. After-hours appointments, complimentary consultations and gift certificates are available.

Restaurants & Entertainment

Cariera’s Cucina Italiana, 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 12, Orlando, 407-351-1187,, is located in Dr. Phillips. Cariera’s has authentic Italian cuisine, including pasta, chicken, veal and seafood, as well as daily specials. Cariera’s has a full liquor bar and provides live entertainment in the lounge Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, as well as a happy hour seven days a week from 4-7 p.m. Cariera’s can cater or host holiday parties, and gift certificates are available. Readers should visit Cariera’s website to view holiday events, coupons and specials. Cariera’s will be open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and it opens at 11 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Fresco Cucina Italiana, 7603 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, 407-363-5775,, serves Orlando’s finest Italian fare with exciting dishes and a unique ambiance. At Fresco Cucina Italiana, every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. The entrees are like no other, and patrons can enjoy a plentiful bowl of Pappardelle Bolognese or one of the establishment’s many secondi dishes with pleasure. Diners also may choose a glass of wine from the wine bar, and a full bar is available. Fresco Cucina Italiana is ready to make any night a night to remember. Gift cards are available, and operating hours are Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday from 5-10 p.m. Reservations are welcome.

Ice, featuring Frosty the Snowman, at the Gaylord Palms, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, 407-586-4423,, is open Nov. 23, 2013, through Jan. 5, 2014. Orlando’s favorite holiday event is back, and this year, Frosty is leading the way. Join Frosty and his friends on their quest to the North Pole in a colorfully frozen retelling of this original Christmas classic. More than 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and four ice slides bring your favorite scenes to life. New this year is Artisans in Action, a bonus live ice-carving zone. Make Christmas at Gaylord Palms your family’s holiday tradition. To purchase tickets, visit the website listed above.

Marlow’s Tavern at Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive, Orlando, 407-351-3627, is the perfect place to catch up with friends and family members for lunch or dinner. Its customers can enjoy chef-inspired food, handcrafted cocktails and a daily happy hour. Anyone who wants to be assured of a good time can simply say, “Meet me at Marlow’s.” The tavern also offers gift certificates for those searching for a tasty gift, whether for the holidays, birthdays or corporate-gifting. Marlow’s Tavern is open daily at 11:30 a.m. Become an “insider” at on the Web.

Peperoncino, 7988 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 108, Orlando, 407-440-2856,,, not only serves authentic Italian dishes, but it also changes the dinner menu nightly to use only the freshest ingredients and executive chef Barbara Alfano’s creativity and passion. Peperoncino offers a wide range of delicatessen items imported from Italy, and this holiday season, the restaurant will offer unique panettoni from Venezia, as well as many other original, authentic Italian gift items. Dining enthusiasts should visit Peperoncino for an authentic Italian meal, prepared right in front of them from the open kitchen, while they drink only the best, most exclusive Italian wine.

This holiday season, treat yourself and your loved ones to Orlando Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Appearing at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre from Dec. 19-23, the mainstage productions feature live music by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Family-series performances Dec. 21 and Dec. 23 are one hour in length for younger audiences. In addition, round out your holiday festivities by attending the Nutcracker Tea on Dec. 21 during two seatings — 12:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $25. For more information, call 407-426-1739 or visit on the Web.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer flies into the Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, this holiday season with performances from Nov. 14-Dec. 29. This stage version, co-sponsored by the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, features all the characters and songs from the classic TV special. Join Rudolph and his friends — Hermey, Clarice and Yukon Cornelius — as their adventures show us that what sets you apart can be a good thing. This holiday tradition speaks to the little misfit in us all. Ticket prices start at $12. For more information, call 407-896-7365 or visit on the Web.

Subway, the world’s largest sub sandwich chain, caters to its clients’ good tastes when co-workers, friends and families gather for holidays, business meetings or special occasions. All Subway Sandwich Platters are prepared on a variety of freshly baked gourmet breads with a choice of cold cuts. New platters, including the Flavor Craver, Subway Fresh Fit and Classic Combo, also are available. Each platter is custom-made to order. Subway Cash Cards also are available. The cards, which make great stocking stuffers, can be purchased at on the Web. For more information, visit on the Web.

TooJay’s Original Gourmet Deli is the perfect partner for anyone starting to think about their holiday plans. Best known for overstuffed deli sandwiches and traditional deli favorites, TooJay’s also provides outstanding catering services at prices that will make hosts and hostesses smile. Everything, from carved and decorated turkeys to gourmet party platters to lavish hors d’oeuvres and fabulous hot entree buffets, is carefully prepared and beautifully presented. TooJay’s offers six area locations, including at The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips and Shoppes at Ocoee. For more information, call 407-355-0340 or visit on the Web.

World of Beer Dr. Phillips, 7800 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 300, Orlando, 407-355-3315,, carries everything gifters need for the craft beer aficionados in their lives. Shoppers can choose from more than 500 bottles of beer, apparel, and gift cards available in any amount. Or they may want to give the gift that keeps on giving — a World of Beer Loyalty Card. The loyalty card rewards members for drinking beer.

Sports, Fun & Fitness

In today’s day and age, time is more precious than gold, and health oftentimes is neglected for convenience. Located in Suite 300 at 8081 Turkey Lake Road in Orlando, Body20 is the perfect solution for time and fitness. Its expert staff tailors clients’ training to maximize muscle growth, burn fat and improve endurance — all in 20 minutes. Training is conducted in a private room with each client’s own certified trainer. This holiday season, don’t just give someone a gift; give the gift of a healthy, new life. Gift certificates and gift packages are available to transform a friend or family member’s life. For more information, call 407-363-0020 or visit on the Web.

This holiday, give the gift of good golf. Look like a pro — shop top-name golf apparel for up to 50 percent off on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Play like a pro with special offers on lessons and clinics from the Grand Cypress Academy of Golf, 407-239-1975. Just play — with special local golf rates at Grand Cypress Golf Club, 407-239-1909. For more information, visit on the Web.

Give the Gift of Magic! The Orlando Magic Holiday 4-Game Pack offers four times the celebration, four times the fun, and four times the Magic. It’s your ticket to the perfect gift this season — for him, for her and even for you. Choose four games, including one of the biggest match-ups of the season, such as the Miami Heat, New York Knicks or L.A. Lakers, and receive a 25th-anniversary tumbler. Celebrate 25 years of Magic! Packages start at $99. Score your four today by calling 407-89-MAGIC or visit on the Web.

Victory Martial Arts, located in Suite 120 of The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, 7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando, 407-903-1133, specializes in reinforcing empowering habits, such as discipline, confidence and respect, in its students. VMA also offers a school in Hunter’s Creek, 407-857-0520. VMA provides self-defense classes for children and adults, and is now offering a special three-week course that includes an official Victory uniform for $59. A free, no-obligation introductory class is available for first-time clients. Locations are open Monday-Saturday.

Odds & Ends

Capture Video & Photo is offering a promotion to welcome 2014. Book a photo session before Jan. 31, 2014, and mention this editorial to receive one hour for $90. With this deal, you will get full-resolution photos on a DVD-ROM for printing or sharing. For more information, call 407-883-7555, email or visit on the Web.

Central Florida Hobbies, 407-295-9256, 5600 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 310, Orlando, The staff at Central Florida Hobbies wants to get you into a radio-controlled airplane, boat, car, helicopter or quad copter for less than $100.

The Dessert Lady Bakery, located in The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, 407-999-5696,, offers the best in holiday favorites, including its renowned carrot cake, pumpkin cheesecake, caramel apple cake and bourbon pecan pie. Platters for assorted cake bites are extremely popular for holiday parties, and they also make wonderful gifts. So take the Dessert Lady home for the holidays and impress your family members and friends with handcrafted gourmet desserts.

Dynasty Gallery & Gifts is Orlando’s premier destination for fine gifts, jewelry and collectibles. Its featured brands include Pandora, Swarovski, Brighton, Vera Bradley, Lladró and many others. For more than 17 years, Dynasty Gallery has been Orlando’s premier gift store, providing the best in service and selection. Stop in to see its holiday events and promotions, including a visit by Santa himself. Dynasty Gallery is located outside the West Oaks Mall at 1067 S. Clarke Road in Ocoee. For more information, call 407-522-4400.

Eco-Art Custom Framing is celebrating 25 years of serving the Southwest Orlando area with creative, conservation, custom framing. Eco-Art’s reputation is well-known for excellent service and quality framing for every taste and budget, with a wide selection of frames, mats — including fabrics — and glass options. All framing is performed in-house. From shadowboxes to family portraits to children’s art to sports memorabilia, Eco-Art has the experience to preserve special moments. Eco-Art is located at 5162 Dr. Phillips Blvd. in Orlando, and operating hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and after hours by appointment. For more information, call 407-578-0114 or visit on the Web.

When you’re looking for truly unique gifts, Fairvilla’s Sexy Things, 7535 International Drive, Orlando, 407-826-1627, is the only place to shop. Silly socks by Gumball Poodle and hilarious gag gifts from Accoutrement are on the top of the list for office parties and friendly gatherings. For romantic gifts, consider a trio of bath and body necessities by Booty Parlor, enticing lingerie from Dreamgirl, and massage essentials by Lelo. Still not sure? Purchase a $25 gift card and receive a $5 coupon for a future purchase!

High Line Car Sales Inc., 407-877-3841, 2718 Rew Circle, Ocoee,,, has been at the same location for 15 years. High Line Car Sales provides automotive repairs and sales, including consignments for retail and wholesales of European and other imported vehicles. Shoppers are invited to use the coupon featured on the ad in this issue of the Southwest Orlando Bulletin for special savings on automotive repairs, or check High Line’s website for monthly/quarterly special savings. Operating hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and limited hours on Saturday. Gift certificates are available, and all major credit cards are accepted.

Success in school begins with Huntington Learning Center, 5060 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando, 407-522-4477. Its staff teaches academic skills that help children achieve success that lasts a lifetime. Huntington Learning Center also offers SAT/ACT/PSAT prep classes. Through Dec. 31, 2013, parents may bring their children to the center for a diagnostic test and receive a free $25 Stonewood Grill & Tavern gift card. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer and is for new students only.

Located directly behind Universal Studios, Just Dance Studios, 5911 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 103, Orlando, 407-730-9845,, offers the gift of dance, which will stay with recipients for a lifetime. The studio provides classes for students of all skill levels, age 2 through adult, in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, tap and boys-only hip-hop. Just Dance Studios’ highly qualified instructors teach proper dance training in a positive, rewarding environment.

Since 1982, The Maile Image, Modeling & Acting School, 999 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-628-5989,, has been offering classes for children, teens and adults. The school specializes in the areas of image and confidence development, modeling and on-camera acting for TV, commercials and film. Specialized one-day workshops in etiquette, casting, auditioning and more are offered. All classes are taught by industry experts. The school also offers a free, professional industry seminar that prepares clients for head shots, agents, booking jobs, auditions, avoiding scams and more. Gift certificates are available, and all credit cards are accepted. The school is a member of the Central Florida Better Business Bureau.

Mathnasium of Winter Garden, 13848 Tilden Road, Suite 172, Winter Garden, 321-236-2842,, is a highly specialized learning center that only teaches math. Students attend two to three times per week for one hour. Its goal is to significantly increase a child’s math skills and understanding of math concepts, while building self-confidence and forging a positive attitude toward math. Residents should offer the gift of knowledge and self-assurance to the children they love. Scholarships are available for part or all of Mathnasium’s monthly programs, and they come with a math dictionary that teaches math in a way that makes sense to children.

Looking for a fun way to sweeten the holidays? Try a fresh, hand-decorated Big Cookie Cake from Mrs. Fields Mall at Millenia, 4200 Conroy Road, Orlando, 407-363-0670, Mrs. Fields cookies are the perfect treat any day of the year, and they make great gifts, as well. In addition to delicious cakes and cookies, special gift items include holiday tins and gift baskets.

Tommy Bahama Sample Shop, 1235 N. Orange Ave., Suite 102, Orlando, 407-730-4880, offers great deals on gifts for men. The store carries a huge selection of men’s camp shirts, shorts, pants, swimwear, jackets and sweaters, size medium through double extra-large. Items are priced from $10 to $60, and sales are ongoing. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

As we approach 2014, holiday parties and family gatherings are at the forefront of many people’s minds. One of the best gifts you can give your loved ones this holiday season is an estate plan. Without it, they will have the burden of deciding your wishes during times of crisis. Solidifying your legacy through an estate plan will give you and your loved ones peace of mind for many holidays to come. Let Brian M. Walsh, Esq., of Walsh Law Group, 407-259-2426,, help you create a true gift from the heart.

Nobody loves the holidays like Whole Foods Market’s butchers, bakers, cheesemongers, fishmongers, wine specialists and produce experts. They are all ready to help customers find the best picks of the season, from brie and broth to turkeys and truffles. Don’t know where to begin? Stop by Whole Foods’ holiday table for help or to place an order. You also can shop online for fresh turkeys, prepared entrees and entire meals. While there, get recipes, tips and guides — the help you need all holiday long, at

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