We are here to help. Gainesville has some really wonderful local shops that are a lot of fun to browse, plus great restaurants and cafes where you can take a break and relax while you’re working on your list of goodies. Shopping at local, independent businesses not only benefits the economy and lets you keep things central; it’s where you find a lot of hidden gems and unique merchandise, usually crafted in-house or carefully sourced by the owners. You’re supporting small businesses and putting money towards helping them thrive – and that’s a good thing, because that’s where the charm and character of a community really stands out.
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For other shopping and gift ideas, check out the Visit Gainesville website, where you can look for special events, galleries, and market hubs, plus great food and dining. The Gainesville Chamber Directory is also a useful site that has member business information available by category.