Favorite Things Sweepstakes Highlights Best Of Shop Local & Best Early Bird Prize Ever By Marie Gilmore
Favorite Things and we have gone to local businesses and asked them to give us ideas of a few of the top items available this holiday season. From now until midDecember, we will be collecting Our Favorite Things all throughout the communiings vorite Th bird will ty and putting a F e th me rly them togethr, the ea i took ho Wietreckd Prize! This yeanny FishHawk. ri a h S r a n e er in one giant e y ra -P t G s -a a s h L ke inc g from P Sweepsta gift basket that will be given Holiday a Big Green Eg win out in a Sweepstakes for our readers. “We have so many great For three years, Osprey items coming in and someone is Observer newspapers has been going to be very excited to partnering with local retailers to receive all of these great items publish the Holiday Favorite from the businesses in our comThings Sweepstakes and gift munity,” said Kerrie Hoening, guide and this year promises to be one of the best yet! This year, Advertising Sales Manager. “We have such great success we've partnered with our friends over the last two seasons and at Pinch-a-Penny FishHawk to we are excited to share some of offer an early bird prize of a Big this year's treasures from our Green Egg Grill! We are so excited to have such a great prize for local small businesses with our readers.” our readers! Bridget Jenkins Wilson, owner The campaign is called, the of Cardinal Roofing and a memOsprey Observer, A Few of Our
ber of the Valrico/FishHawk Chamber of Commerce said the Chamber is also focused on encouraging local shopping this holiday season, “Anything we can do to keep our local businesses in the spotlight is great for our community,” she said. “And, this is a great opportunity for Osprey Observer readers to have a chance to win an amazing
holiday gift.” To enter, email Sweepstakes to email@example.com or fill out the entry form and send in by mail, fax or email. Last year, more than 500 local residents entered the campaign and 1 lucky winner walked away with a prize package worth more than $2,000. Good luck and thank you for shopping local!
Holiday Coins From Corbin’s, Spa Gifts From DayDreams And A Little Shine From McAuley Corbin’s Stamp & Coin Is Your Source For Treasured Family Heirlooms If you are looking for the perfect gift maybe for a family with a new baby or to celebrate a momentous occasion, a special coin may be the perfect keepsake? Start a new family tradition by commemorating the Christmas season each year. Gift Basket Item: Holiday coin Corbin’s Holiday collections Silver Coin are the perValue: fect way. Silver coins &29.95 are 1 troy oz. of .999 fine silver and are available for $29.95 in a gift box or also as an ornament that can be displayed. The coins measure 39mm in diameter and have a reeded edge. There are nine varieties this year: Baby's First Christmas, Bells with Season's Greetings, Santa with Merry Christmas, Angel with A Christmas Wish, Puppies with We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Farm/Tractor with Merry Christmas,
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas with Poinsettias, Manger scene with Oh Holy
Journey To Tranquility At DayDreams Day Spa With all the stress the holidays bring, what better gift for someone (or yourself) is to escape for a few hours to DayDreams Day Spa & Bath Shop which can be made possible with a gift card to Night and Daydreams. Train Station With many different types of spa with a train packages to choose from including and snow. All massage therapy, body, therapy, skin have the car therapy, nail and pedicure treatsame reverse: ments, waxings & brows, airbrush ‘Best Wishes tanning, maternity services, services For for men Peace and for And teens Joy This Holiday Season’ and and the date.The only ones with more, the date on the front are the there is Farm, the Train and Baby's someFirst Christmas. The coins thing come either in an Air-Tite for capsule with a gift box everyone. The shop in Gift Basket or in an ornament Daydreams also offers spa prodItem: holder. The ornament ucts which would also make DayDreams holder does not fit great gifts. Pevonia Skin Care Gift Certificate into the gift box. products are offered. Corbin’s Coins is Gift certificates are available Value: $ located at 209 N. Kings at the Spa, located at 658 Ave. in Brandon and is Oakfield Dr. in Brandon or online at open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. www.daydreamsdayspa.com. A secto 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to ond DayDreams location is in Lakeland at 1463 Town Center Dr. 1 p.m. Call 651-3266.
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McAuley Fine Jewelry Is A Gem In The Community This season design something uniquely ‘you’ to surprise your special someone. McAuley Fine Jewelry will help you plan your custom made piece of Jewelry. Jewelry repairs are also done on premises as well as repairs and restoration of old watches. McCauley Fine Jewelry is located on Oakfield Drive, in the Atlantic Village Plaza, Kings Ave. & Oakfield Dr. It is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gift Of Music Showcase, Cooking Classes At Rolling Pin & Nothing Bundt Cakes Call 689-8124 or visit www.mcauleyfinejewelry.com.
A Few Of Your Favorite Things Can Be Found At Music Showcase Music is the international lanGift Basket guage that is understood and Item: enjoyed by all. Ukelele and $20 Share your love Gift Certificate of music by Total Value: offering voice or $50 instrument lessons to your favorite student. Instrument rentals start at $10 (if you don’t want to make a purchase). If you sign up online, the instrument will be delivered to your school. All of your music needs can be found at Music Showcase, which offers competitive pricing on sheet Gift Basket music and Item: Cooking books. There Classes plus is an in-house retail items repair shop, Value: $500 and private and group lessons are
offered. Is your child interested in musical theatre, acting, or maybe photography? Sign them up at the Florida Academy of Performing Arts at Music Showcase. Music Showcase is located at 402 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. For more information, call 685-5998 or visit MusicShowcaseOnline.com and FAOPA.org.
Great Gift Ideas and Classes Help Make Rolling Pin A Great Stop For Holiday Gift Needs If you are stuck coming up with creative gift ideas, make a visit to Rolling Pin to find something for every chef in your life. Rolling Pin offers cooking classes for all types of meals. Stop by and browse the gourmet retail store’s extensive collection of classic and unique kitchenware. You will find everything from barware, bakeware, aprons, towels & mitts, coffees & teas, cookware, electrics, gadgets,
gifts for entertaining, knives & cutting boards, outdoor cooking and more. Enjoy shopping in the specialty food and wine departments. There are many great reasons to attend Rolling Pin’s cooking classes whether you enjoy cooking – or just eating - from great date nights to learning about new foods, this is a great gift idea anyone would be excited to receive. It is also Brandon’s only Platinum Dealer for the Big Green Egg, the ultimate cooking experience. Rolling Pin Emporium is open for private events too. Gift cards are also available. Rolling Pin is located at 2080 Badlands Dr. in Brandon. Call 6532418 or visit http://rollingpinonline.com/ for more information.
Nothing Bundt Cakes Are Perfect Desserts To Add To Your Holiday Meals Nothing Bundt Cakes creates cakes using hand-crafted recipes that not only remind you of home, but
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also open you to a new world. At Nothing Bundt Cakes, you get real eggs, butter and cream cheese in every cake. Not only do these cakes look great, they taste even better. These are great holiday gifts to take to all of your holiday events. It is located at 11238 Sullivan Street in Winthrop Town Centre. Everything you need to make your party complete is available. The hardest part is choosing from the 10 delicious varieties including a ‘featured’ flavor. Hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.,
Gift Basket Item: 3 Bundtlet Tower; plus gift card for one free bundlet per month for one year Value: $62.85
Book The Regent & Suncoast RV Rental an event in this spectacular setting. The Regent is one of largest venues in the area, but it can also be a small, intimate and stylish one. It can accommodate intimate parties of 50 upwards to 600 seated. The Regent hosts many events including breathtaking wedding ceremonies and receptions, successful fundraisers, glamorous galas, tradeshows, corporate training and seminars, proms, homecomings, church services, and even sweet 16 parties. When planning your next event, consider The Regent. Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday by appointment only. It is closed on Monday. The Regent is located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. For more information, call 571-2494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.ExperienceTheRegent.com.
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football tailgating weekend, Suncoast RV Rental has an RV to suit most needs and budgets. Family-owned and operated since 2005, Suncoast is in the business of helping families make unforgettable memories. New model Class C and Class A RVs with TVs inside and out, automatic Gift Basket awnings and all of the comItem: forts of Gift Item home. Plan a TBA holiday trip this season or Value: surprise family, $TBD friends or a loved one with holiday gift certificates for
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One Lucky Winner Will Receive Big Green Egg From FishHawk Pinch A Penny Do you enjoy cooking and barbequing? If so, it is time for a new tradition and Pinch a Penny, through the Osprey Observer’s holiday sweepstakes, is offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win a Big Green Egg, which will be the ‘early bird’ holiday prize. That means that you need to get your entries in to the Osprey Observer early as the drawing will be held in mid-December. What is the Big Green Egg? It is a complete outdoor cooking system (the only outdoor cooker you will ever need). It blends ancient traditions and modern technology. It is strong and durable and provides better heat insulation than any other outdoor cooker on the market. The Big Green Egg stands alone as the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market. You can make everything from pizza to ribs, or holiday dinner and desserts. Whatever you choose, it
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will exceed all your expectations for culinary perfection. The drawing will be for a MiniMax style Big Green Egg. The value on this popular backyard addition is $800. It is an invaluable culinary tool for restaurant chefs, and the one that will be given away is designed with the height of a Mini yet all the volume capabilities of a Small. It has 133 sq. in. of cooking area. The MiniMax comes with an easy to grip Carrier, so it is perfect as a tableside cooker at your outdoor party or a traveling EGG for motor homes or tailgating. The MiniMax will come complete with the stand. Since pool season never really ends in Florida, it is also a great time to consider pool items or gift certificates for pool service as holiday gifts. Stop by to get some great ideas. The FishHawk Pinch-A-Penny located at 16715 FishHawk Blvd. in the Winn Dixie Plaza in Lithia. Call 6553700.