Featured Partner: Boxelder

A beautiful aerial view of Downtown Sanford
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Have you heard of Sanford, Florida? It’s one of the oldest incorporated cities in Central Florida – a cousin, of sorts, to the well-traveled city of Orlando.

The city is beautiful with towering oaks trees and 19th-century Victorian homes lining the brick roads. It’s booming with shoppers browsing the antique shops, restaurants and art galleries in Downtown. Lucky for us, Boxelder, a boutique gift store offering a modern selection of affordable gift items, including Key West Aloe products, is right in the middle of Sanford. We caught up with Boxelder’s owner Kyle Perry and had a chance to learn more about him, his boutique gift shop, and his fun city.

Key West Aloe: When & why did you open Boxelder?
Kyle: My interest in gift shops developed over my retail career with Restoration Hardware and later with Crabtree & Evelyn. I took my interest and experience and opened Boxelder in early 2013. As a Florida native, Key West Aloe was a natural product choice for my gift shop and I have proudly featured the products for almost 4 years!

A inside view of Boxelder
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KWA: Describe your store in one sentence.
K: A boutique gift shop with an assortment of “unique to the local marketplace” merchandise.

KWA: What Key West Aloe products do you carry?
K: Tropical lotions, full Facial Care line, full KWA line, Aloethera line (lotions, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner)

KWA: Besides KWA skin care, what other products do you carry in your store?
K: Body care products, soy candles, handbags, jewelry, kitchen accessories, bar accessories & greeting cards.

KWA: What’s your favorite KWA product?
K: Frangipani Lotion

KWA: Tell us more about your location?
K: We are in the middle of Historic Downtown Sanford which has other great shops, restaurants and a rapidly emerging microbrewery scene with two currently open and four in development.

Bath & body products sold my key west aloe

Thank you, Kyle, for sharing your store with us! We are proud to have you as a member of the Key West Aloe family. If any of our readers are in the Sanford, FL area, stop in Boxelder and say hello!

Check them out on Facebook and visit their store!
Boxelder
278 South Palmetto Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771
407-323-6060
Mon-Sun: 10 am to 5 pm
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