Winter Haven’s quaint downtown is home to a delightful boutique filled with trendy items: The Shop. Ladies, you are going to love this place.
Small, but Mighty
From the outside looking in, The Shop appears small, but you would be making a huge mistake to write off based solely on its stature. The Shop is small, but mighty. With it’s high ceilings and carefully curated curiosities, you’ll learn firsthand just how pleasantly deceiving its square footage is, and how easy it is to get lost in exploration when you’re having fun.
An Upscale Gift Shop
Probably the best way to describe The Shop is an upscale gift shop. There is a large variety of items, but it’s not overstuffed like a run-of-the-mill gift shop, and the overall quality is impressive.
What You’ll Find
The owner has great style and stocks trendy jewelry like Chavez for Charity, Luca and Danni, Alex & Ani and Tubino, decorative stemless wine glass sets, baby blankets, ceramic bakeware, eclectic home décor and more. You’ll even find some Florida-themed gifts such as hip screen-printed shirts, mixed metal bracelets, and even a wooden coffee shaped like Florida.
The Shop takes the guesswork out of gift giving, because you know everything in the shop is trendy, plus you can always solicit the advice of staff when in doubt.
How to get the Male in your Life Onboard
While you will find some gifts geared toward men in The Shop, most gifts are going to catch the eyes of ladies. But there is a way to convince your male counterpart that the trip is worth it: with the lure of downtown dining, and a trip to Winter Haven’s manliest shopping destination: Andy Thornal Company.
Andy Thornal: There is nothing more manly than an outdoor shop filled with trophy mounts, fishing, hiking, camping and water-sports gear.
It also contains fine jewelry and women’s clothing, but he doesn't have to know that.
Downtown Winter Haven Dining
Arabellas Ristorante – Located directly across the street from The Shop is this classy Italian restaurant, which consistently garners rave reviews.
Also in the area:
- Thai Haven
- The Fire Restaurant
- The Seasoned Stone
- El Olivo Mexican Restaurant