Looking for a last minute stocking stuffer or holiday hostess gift? Buy local and support Ocala/Marion County stores and products. Listed below are a few of our favorites for this holiday season.


The Tack Shack

Their personalized leather keychain features a brass or chrome engraved plate, making it a great gift idea or stocking stuffer! You can engrave it with name, phone number, farm name, horses name and more! $14.95 at the Tack Shack of Ocala, “The Horse Lovers Candy Store.” (352) 873-3599.


Cedar Key Spice

For only $10.97 this is the only spice you will ever need in your kitchen. You can purchase locally at Yum Yum Kitchen, located at United Hay on the corner of Hwy 27/Hwy 326. If online shopping is more your style, you can also purchase their spices on Amazon.com with free 2 day shipping with Prime.

Check out their website for additional information and recipes www.cedarkeyspice.com.


Cowboy Welles Children’s Book

This children’s book is brought to you by local mother and daughter team Lauren Seiler and Pam Duke. Cowboy Welles is patterned after Lauren’s young son, Welles, who loves everything cowboy. You can purchase online at cowboywelles.com  or through Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.


Sneak-e- Snacks

Sneak-e-Snacks are handmade horse treats from 100% all natural ingredients, including such horsey favorites as beet pulp, steam rolled barley, steam crimped oats, alfalfa, ground flax seed, cane molasses, corn, black oil sunflower seeds and other tasty goodies. Delicious and nutritious, these treats will have your horse meeting you at the gate! Sneak-e-Snacks are the perfect training aid for behavior reinforcement to experience effective communication with your horse.

Shop online or locally at 352-304-5601 to order your Sneak-e-Snacks.


 Bee Real

Bee Real features local honey and pollen. They are a family located in the Ocala, Florida area that has been keeping bees since 2005. At the moment they are selling honey, pollen, and complete hives when available. Bee Real’s emphasis is bringing to market fresh honey for allergy sufferers and health enthusiasts.

And Finally Some Holiday Cheer

In downtown Ocala, you can find the perfect bottle of wine for your holiday parties or a classic stocking stuffer:


Corkscrew is a local winery and wine experience venue. You can try a class and experience a full service tasting and learn the process of making wine.


Ocala Wine Experience 

This is the best wine experience in Ocala, located between Pi on Broadway and the La Cuisine French. Here you’ll find the store owner Julie and her extensive hand- selected international cache of unique and fine wines — unlike any in the area. Enjoy live music or stop by for a gift basket for any occasion.


Stella’s Modern Pantry 

Stella’s Modern Pantry is located off Downtown Ocala’s square on Broadway. They offer wine tasting in the store, curated by some of Ocala’s best wine connoisseurs. It’s a favorite for lunch, gifts and it’s any foodies’ dream place for a perfect holiday gift.