Best Clothing Boutique
Michelle’s Resale Closet
253 Ave A SW, Winter Haven
So you have an important Zoom call coming up, and you need something to wear without breaking your budget. Maybe you’re headed out to a holiday party? Or maybe, you just want to do something nice for yourself. Located in downtown Winter Haven, Michelle’s Resale Closet is the answer to all of these questions. From casual to glam, you will find new and pre-owned clothes to take you from day into evening. Finish off your new look with jewelry, shoes, and handbags. Stop in every week, the inventory is always changing with new items that will go fast!
2nd:Lake Country Chic Resale Boutique
3rd: 417 Boutique by Cate
Best Gift Shop/ Boutique
The Red Geranium
605 E Central Ave, Winter Haven
There has never been a more important time to shop locally than now. With the holidays coming up, keep family-owned and operated The Red Geranium in mind for your gifts. This unique shop is full of home and garden decor, jewelry, clothing, and vintage items. You can find large pieces of furniture to complete a room or a gift for a friend, they have it all. If you can’t make it into the store, find them on Shopify.
3rd:Amy’s Cards, Party & Gifts
Best Jewelry Store
504 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven
FB: JC Jewelers
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then let me tell you I’m a ring size 7. I’m also going to tell you that our readers chose J.C. Jewelers as the best jewelry store, so let’s go! They are a family-owned and operated store that began in 1981. They offer custom work and watch repair with all work done on-site. The large selection of gold, silver, and beautiful gemstones will keep you coming back. Follow their FB page to see pics of their gorgeous jewels and keep an eye out for giveaways.
Best Antique Store
Treasure House Antiques & Collectibles
232 6th St NW, Winter Haven
If you haven’t been to the Treasure House yet, then you’re missing out! With over 10,000 square feet of space stuffed to the gills with antiques, give yourself plenty of time to browse. Walk through room after room where you’ll find clothing, toys, kitchen items, holiday decor, and everything in between to add personality to your home. With an inventory that’s always changing, if you see something you like, buy it! It might not be there tomorrow. Side note, all of the items used as props in this issue are from Treasure House, thank you TH!
2nd: The Barn Antiques
3rd: Sister Junktiques Vintage Market
Best Bike Shop
The Bike Shop of Winter Haven
249 3rd St SW, Winter Haven
We were wheelie excited to tell The Bike Shop that they had won! Located in downtown Winter Haven, The Bike Shop is a one-stop-shop for all things cycling. Whether you’re a casual rider or a serious racer, they have a bike for you. Need a repair? Air? They can help with that, too. The staff is extremely knowledgeable of every brand and can answer all of your questions. After you get your new bike, try out one of the bike trails in Polk County!
2nd:David’s World Cycle
Best Thrift Store
Michelle’s Resale Closet
253 Ave A SW, Winter Haven
Michelle’s is an upscale thrift store in every sense except for the prices. Everything is sized and organized so you can find what you’re looking for without having to dig through mountains of crumpled clothes. Find your next pair of favorite jeans, a cute dress, or even your next favorite handbag here. The inventory is always changing so visit often! Pro-tip, when you see something you like, buy it! It probably won’t be there tomorrow. When you shop at Michelle’s, you’re supporting a family-owned business which is always a good choice!
2nd:Lake Wales Care Center Dundee Thrift Store
3rd: Meals on Wheels of Polk County
254 W Central Ave, Winter Haven
Lasater Flowers Owner and Floral Designer Keira Lennox is here to help you ‘Say it with flowers.’ With arrangements and bouquets for every occasion, Lasater will hand-design and hand-deliver your order with a freshness guarantee. In addition to a selection of designs on their website, you can customize your bouquet or do it market-style with a range of farm-fresh cut flowers and greenery.
3rd:Golden Petal Designs
Best Pool Supply
Pinch A Penny Pool Patio Spa
Make your pool day perfect with services and supplies from Pinch A Penny! Whether your pool is in need of a good cleaning or you need equipment installed or repaired – they’ve got you covered. Are you in the market for a new spa or above ground pool? Pinch A Penny can help you there too. With a choice selection of pool supplies from liquid chlorine, tablets, pumps, filters, and beyond, Pinch A Penny will make sure your next pool party goes swimmingly!
2nd:Pool and Patio Center
3rd:Mannix Pools and Grills
Just Move Athletic Club
5636 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven
1164 Havendale Blvd NW,
Their name says it all – want to get in shape? Just Move! Just Move is more than a fitness club, it’s a community. Members enjoy first-rate facilities with programs for everyone including functional training, group fitness, heart-rate monitored workouts, and more. Not to mention their long list of amenities from a juice bar and sauna to their Kid’s Club and women-only area. Whether you’re starting to assess your fitness goals or adding a few to your six-pack, just move on over to Just Move!
2nd: Habitat Health and Fitness
3rd: Planet Fitness
Best Dance Studio
Barbara’s Centre’ For Dance
600 Avenue C SE, Winter Haven
The only worry you’ll have at Barbara’s Centre’ For Dance is deciding what class to take! This award-winning dance studio, led by Winter Haven native Barbara Mizell, offers dance education to children and adults. Class options include Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz (including Hip Hop, Contemporary/Modern and Musical Theater), Acronastics, Clogging, and Predance. Reviews of BCFD say only great things about their staff, teachers, atmosphere, and education.
2nd: The Wright Step School of Dance
3rd: A New Pointe Dance
Your CBD Store
5692 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven
3145 Florida Ave S, Lakeland
Your CBD Store has a large selection of products to suit your CBD needs. Their products are “formulated using the whole plant, they contain a full or broad spectrum which includes components like cannabinoids and terpenes.” Your CBD Store products range from wellness, stress, and sleep, to beauty, and pets in a myriad of forms including hemp oil, water soluble, edibles, topical, and more!
2nd: Home Remedy
3rd: Healthy Habits
Best Golf Course
Lake Ashton Golf Club
4000 Mulligan Ln, Winter Haven
Residents of Lake Ashton love to par-tee on their two 18-hole privately owned golf courses. Lake Ashton is set on more than 1,200 acres of stunning Central Florida land with three lakes and nature preserves making for an idyllic golf setting. In addition to their meticulously maintained scenic golf courses, they have a Pro Shop!
2nd: Cypresswood Golf & Country Club
3rd: The Country Club of Winter Haven
Best Auto Dealer
21399 US-27, Lake Wales
New, used, certified pre-owned – you name it – Weikert Ford’s got it! This family-owned and operated dealership has been getting Polk County and surrounding areas on the road since 1971. Their motto is “Be great, good enough isn’t.” Through their sales and service options, Weikert keeps that motto in mind. One car-buyer wrote, “The whole experience from the salesman to the finance manager and everything in between was wonderful. No pressure to buy and really worked with us on getting my payment where I wanted it.”
2nd: Hill Nissan
3rd: Winter Haven Honda
Best Boat Dealer
717 6th St SW, Winter Haven
In Florida, having a good boat dealer is like having a good A/C company – you’re going to need one. Marine Supply has all the new and used boat inventory as well as all the services you’ll need to go along with your new boat like fiberglass and gelcoat repair, de-winterization, electrical repair and installation, storage, and more. Marine Supply offers boats and services that are off the chain so you can float on The Chain!
2nd: Hoppy’s Marine
3rd: Action Watersports
Best Vehicle Customization
515 5th St SW, Winter Haven
How many vehicles have been made that much sleeker since 1979 when JC’s Customs opened for business? From vehicle customizations and accessories, JC’s will keep your trucking. They can even tint your car, home, and office windows. JC’s customers sing their praises for their customer service, prices, and professionalism.
2nd: TruckMasters USA
3rd: Trim Tech Paint & Body
Best Storage Facility
The Extra Closet
231 5th St SW, Winter Haven
An extra closet is something we all could use, thankfully there’s The Extra Closet for all your extra stuff! The Extra Closet offers small, medium, large, and vehicle units as well as RV and boat storage. To keep your belongings even safer, they offer climate controlled units, portable storage, and more. Customers love the friendly staff and reasonably priced units.