Small business Saturday Gift Guide

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Posted November 22, 2023 | Staff report

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 25th and in support of that nationwide initiative Ocala Mainstreet is hosting a free community event in Downtown Ocala from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to encourage shoppers to patronize downtown shops. According to Ocala Mainstreet’s website, there will be a character meet and greet, cookie decorating station, and raffle prizes.

Visitors who’d like to participate in the raffle should pick up their shop small passports at a participating business and bring it to the Ocala Main Street tent by 2 p.m. for the chance to win.

Below is a list of some of the holiday gifts that caught our eye at downtown shops:

“It’s a Wonderful Life” Picture Frame

Capture your memories in festive style with this lovely 4-inch by 6-inch frame from Mariposa’s Traditions Collection. $54 at Agapanthus.

Statement Candles

40-ounce Frasier Fir 4-wick statement candle for $106, or 12.5 ounce 3-wick for $49, at Agapanthus.

Ikat Blue Short Kimono

This lovely top is by One Hundred Stars, $72 at Gallery on Magnolia.

Longchamp Bag

The Box-Trot Crossbody bag in straw and canvas, $550 at Agapanthus.

Coral Passion Flower Robe Gown

One of the best sellers made by One Hundred Stars, $150, at Gallery on Magnolia.

Custom Cocktail Napkins

A great way to serve cocktails in the Horse Capital of the World is on these custom-made Ocala-themed Caspari napkins. $12 at Agapanthus.

Whimsical Caps

These fun Millymook and Dozier hats, made by Kooringal in Australia, would be a hit with any youngster. $24.99 at Your Hearts Desire.

Stocking Stuffers

that will draw a smile can be found at two stores on Ocala’s downtown square:

Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop.

Marley Mae Market & Paperie.

Former congressman, Clifford Stearn’s new book “Inside Impeachment—Diary of a Congressman: Lessons Learned”

Perfect for the local history or politico buff in your life. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles starting at $16.99 for the paperback.

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