Holiday Gift Guide 2022

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A TIMES TOTAL MEDIA ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT 2022 Holiday GIFT GUIDE Shop Locally Your guide to unique gifts from local merchants that will make the holidays sparkle!

Gifts Animal Lover

All creatures...

Whether you love mythical monsters, have a plethora of pets or like creepy-crawly creatures, we’ve got you covered with gifts focused on all things animals.

Bird’s the word:

Dial Bird Dome

Paperweight: Let this little birdie keep your papers in place. Your new feathered friend would be a perfect addition to your home office or study. $80 at Oxford Exchange

Hoppy times:

JellyCat Bashful Navy Bunny

Me, me, me:

Mine & Also Mine White Ceramic Pet Food Bowls: Your pet is a sweetie, but when it comes to food … well, what’s theirs is theirs. These sleek ceramic pet food and water bowls broadcast the message loud and clear. Prices vary, Squishy Cheeks.

You “herd” it here first:

Slow your roll:

Dark Cycle Sloth T-shirt: critters and creatures become bike riders with these whimsical and wonderful T-shirts and tank tops. $32 at Sail Market Boutique & Gallery.

Sheep Footstool: Say goodbye to your boring ottoman and hello to this wooly wonder of a footstool that looks like a little lamb. Ewe know you want it! $479.99 at Zazoo’d.

When pigs fly:

Ron Hinkle Glass Flying Pig: This divine swine will soar its way into your heart. That’s some pig, indeed. Colors and prices vary, the Imagine Museum Store.

Plush: This shy blue bunny plush is sure to make little ones smile. Or have him sit sentry on your bookshelf to guard your favorite novels. $25 at the Green Boutique.

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◆ Sail Market
◆ The
Boutique & Gallery, 5325 Gulfport Blvd. S., Gulfport; (727) 946-6168;
Oxford Exchange, 420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; (813) 253-0222;
ZaZoo’d, 631 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; (727) 344-9663;
Green Boutique, 1032 Bloomingdale Ave.,Valrico; (813) 685-9494;
Squishy Cheeks, 2551 Green Forest Lane, Lutz; (813) 792-1663;
Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; (727) 300-1700;
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Gifts Art Lover

For the artsy fartsy among us,

we have a whole slew of creative, artist-inspired gift ideas, from a fragrance a la surrealist Salvador Dalí to an ancient Greek-inspired chess set.

Smell like Salvador:

Original Dalí Fragrance – Women’s: For a scent that’s sure to be surreal, opt for this Dalí-inspired perfume for women. A men’s fragrance option is available for the same price. $84.50 at the Dalí Museum Store inside the Salvador Dalí Museum.

King of the jungle:

Leo the Neon Art Print: He’s colorful, he’s vibrant, he’s Leo. Make a statement with this bold lion-centric art print, sure to be the “mane” event on your wall.

Prices vary, The Artful Giraffe.

I’m blue:

Living on the Edge Painting: Your living room will be awash with beautiful cerulean tones courtesy of this gorgeous and calming painting by Karen Taddeo. $1,100 at the Brenda McMahon Art Gallery.

Abstract art:

Untitled Abstract: This abstract earthenware sculpture from artist Rebecca Zweibel brings a fresh flair and a pop of color that can brighten up any space. $650 at ARTicles Art Gallery.

A set of swatches:

Color Grid #1 Desk Cup: Why settle for an ordinary cup when you can have a color palette cup instead? This beauty is handmade and formed from collaged paper. $225 at Oxford Exchange.

Somewhere over the rainbow:

Rainbow Occasional Table: You’d be hard-pressed to find a table as sunny and happy as this colorful mosaic-style rainbow coffee table. $700 at Unique Art Shop & Gallery.

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Gifts Art Lover

Colors and shapes and lines, oh my!

Dusen Pattern Puzzle: This colorful puzzle is 500 pieces of loud, energetic artistry. Bonus points: Complete the puzzle and frame it in your home for a fun activity that doubles as art. $28 at the Shop at the Sarasota Art Museum.


Starry Eyed Mural Beach Towel: Pay homage to one of St. Petersburg’s coolest murals with this dreamy beach towel. $46.75 by Chad Mize on Society6.

A myriad of colors:

Diamond Kaleidoscope: Sparkles abound with this beautiful diamond kaleidoscope, replete with iridescent colors. Even when not in use, this beauty is a statement piece all on its own. $295 at SHAPIRO’S Gallery.


Ancient Greece Chess Set: This gorgeous ancient Greekinspired teal chess set is a stunning piece imported from Greece that features chess pieces modeled after ancient artworks and Greek history. $495 at Antonia’s Boutique & Gifts.

CONTACT INFORMATION ◆ Oxford Exchange, 420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; (813) 253-0222; ◆ Brenda McMahon Art Gallery, 2901 Beach Blvd. S. #104, Gulfport; (518) 692-7742; ◆ Chad Mize on Society6, ◆ The Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg; (727) 823-3767; ◆ Antonia’s Boutique & Gifts, 501 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs; (727) 937-4777; ◆ ARTicles Art Gallery, 1234 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N. Suite A, St. Petersburg; (727) 898-6061; ◆ Unique Art Shop & Gallery, Wesley Chapel; (802) 373-8040; ◆ SHAPIRO’S Gallery, 300 Beach Drive NE #112, St. Petersburg; (727) 894-2111; ◆ The Shop at the Sarasota Art Museum, 1001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; (941) 309-4346; ◆ The Artful Giraffe, 1861 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; (941) 388-3700;

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Gifts Book Lover

Jane Austen-ify your

Pride and Prejudice: Throw it back all the way to the nineteenth century with this ethereal floral hardcover edition of Jane Austen’s classic novel. $25 at Oxford Exchange.

Quoth the raven, “Nevermore”:

Edgar Allan Poe 6.5-ounce Candle:

What was Edgar Allan Poe’s signature scent? Nutmeg and vanilla bean, apparently. This line of candles from Paddywax imagines your favorite authors as scents, including Oscar Wilde, Louisa May Alcott and more. $23.99 at Barnes & Noble.

Thrills and chills:

Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six: This thriller by Lisa Unger is set in a remote cabin in the woods and will have you on the edge of your seat. Unger was also one of the featured authors at the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading on Nov. 12. $27.99 at Tombolo Books.

Black bird singing in the dead of night:

Crow Bookends:

Don’t leave your books lonely – this pair of crow bookends is a fun find to add to your bookshelf and keep watch over your collection. $28 at Portkey Books.

Do you want ketchup on that?

It’s a Hot Dog Bookmark: Sure, you can use a photograph or a random scrap of paper as your bookmark, but wouldn’t you rather a cartoon paper hot dog hold your place instead? $5.99 at Barnes & Noble.

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There is nothing better than getting lost in a book.
These bookish bits
bobs (including a
reads) will be perfect choices for the reader in your life.

Myths and magic:

Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century: This short story collection centers on the fantastical, featuring stories about a mysterious sea monster, a girl who suddenly grows wings and more. $16.95 at Tombolo Books.

tote is on fireeeeeeee:

Book it:

Book Nerd Pocket Pillow Cover: When it’s time to put down your book (aka the saddest part of the day), tuck it in this pillow cover that has a kangaroo-like pouch on the front. Prices vary at the locally basedMooMoStudioShop on Etsy.

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Banned Books Tote: Make a statement and carry around all your favorite banned books in this snazzy tote, featuring a book in flames. $21.95 at Tombolo Books. CONTACT INFORMATION ◆ Oxford Exchange, 420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; (813) 2530222; ◆ Tombolo Books, 2153 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg; (727) 755-9456; ◆ MooMoStudioShop, a Tampa-based shop on Etsy; etsy. com/shop/MooMoStudioShop ◆ Barnes & Noble St. Petersburg-Tyrone, 2501 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg; (727) 384-5200; ◆ Portkey Books, 404 Main St., Safety Harbor; (727) 248-0211; ◆ Pergamo Paper Goods, 5663 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park; (201) 673-1179;
Gifts Book Lover
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Gifts Experiences for

If your loved one prefers to enjoy experiences instead of items, their perfect gift might be waiting below on our list of fun things to do around town.

Among the vines:

Wine Tastings:

Enjoy a day at the winery, featuring wine tastings, a tour of the vineyard and gifts available at the on-site store. The winery also hosts events like trivia nights and yoga classes. Prices vary, Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery.

Stop and say

hello: Penny Lane

Beatles Museum: Get your Beatles fix at this fun museum featuring an array of Fab Four memorabilia. Free admission at the Penny Lane Beatles Museum.

Fly through the sky:

Skydiving: This holiday season, forgo a typical present and give the gift of skydiving. For the adventurous and ambitious types, a skydiving session is a memory they’ll never forget. Prices vary, Skydive City/Z-Hills.

A night at the opera:

Holiday Sparkle: Make this holiday season gleam and glitter with the Holiday Sparkle production from the St. Petersburg Opera Company. Enjoy beautiful music from a 20-piece orchestra and an array of festive tunes Dec. 15-22. Ticket prices vary, St. Petersburg Opera Company.

Wax on, wax off:

Pour your own candle: For an experience that makes perfect “scents,” you and your loved ones can enjoy curating and pouring your own custom candles. Prices vary, The Candle Pour.

Stage right:

Membership to the Tampa Theatre: Film buffs and entertainment lovers will appreciate a membership to the Tampa Theatre. Enjoy movies and live performances, discounted and early-access tickets, free tours, special events for members only and more. Prices vary, Tampa Theatre.


Skydive City/Z-Hills, 4241 Sky Dive Lane, Zephyrhills; (813) 783-9399; ◆ Spa 801, 801 Tyrone Blvd. N., St. Petersburg; (727) 327-3920; ◆ The Candle Pour, 1619 W. Snow Circle, Tampa; (813) 2840621; ◆ St. Petersburg Opera Company, 2145 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg; (727) 823-2040; ◆ Cozymeal, 4830 W. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 600, Tampa; (813) 563-6260; ◆ Giraffe Ranch, 38650 Mickler Road, Dade City; (813) 482-3400; ◆ Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg; (727) 896-2667;

Penny Lane Beatles Museum, 730 Broadway, Second Floor, Dunedin; (727) 281-8130; ◆ Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery, 17810 Forge Drive, Spring Hill; (352) 799-7612; ◆ Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa; (813) 274-8981;

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Dish it out: Cozymeal

Cooking Classes: Want to learn how to make sushi rolls from scratch? Interested in cooking up Italian t cuisine? Cozymeal’s got you covered. Prices vary, Cozymeal.

What’s the weather like up there?

Safari Tours: Want to go on a safari without ever leaving Pasco County? Visit the Giraffe Ranch for custom nature tours (including a camelback safari!) to get a glimpse of wildlife.

Prices vary, Giraffe Ranch.

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Gifts Sport Fan Adventurer

If you love sports or going on adventures in the great outdoors, you’re sure to find something that catches your fancy in this compilation of gifts. (We’re quite fond of a zip lining excursion, ourselves.)

Line up a fun experience:

Zip lining: If you want to zip line through the treetops, don’t miss out on this adventure. There’s also moonlight zip lining, paddle boat excursions and obstacle courses available. Prices vary, Empower Adventures Tampa Bay.

Choose your own adventure:

Bill Jackson’s Gift Card: If it’s adventure they’re after, you can find it all at Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park. A gift card to this shop will give your loved one access to gear for backpacking, climbing, fishing and beyond. Prices vary, Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure.

Belay your

way: Vertical Ventures Membership: Put your climbing abilities to the test at Vertical Ventures in St. Petersburg. Membership gives you access to unlimited climbing, free yoga classes and more. Prices vary, Vertical Ventures.

Play ball:

Membership to the Tampa Baseball Museum: Don’t miss the Tampa Baseball Museum, located inside what was once Al López’s childhood home. Members enjoy unlimited admission, discounts for events, merchandise and more. Prices vary, Tampa Baseball Museum.

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Hanging out:

ENO DoubleNest Hammock: Next time you go on an out-of-state hiking trip, or your favorite local park, bring along this ENO hammock for a comfortable place to hang out. $84.95 at Tampa Bay Outfitters.

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Golf Sandstone Coaster Set in Wooden Box: When you’re not out on the green, let these sandstone coasters serve as a reminder of where you’d rather be. $37.99 for a set of four Chomp, chomp: Cast Glass Gator Paperweight: Show off your love for the University of Florida with a blue and orange cast glass paperweight. It doesn’t bite, we promise! Prices vary, the Phoenix Studio & Gott Glass Gallery. An un-bull-ievable hoodie:
Be the coolest
vintage styles. $80 at the USF Tampa Bookstore. CONTACT INFORMATION ◆ In the Sand Golf, 1628 N. Dale Mabry Highway Suite 105, Lutz; (800) 723-7425; ◆ USF Tampa Bookstore,
E. Fowler Ave. BKS0269, Tampa; (813) 974-2631; ◆ Phoenix Studio & Gott Glass Gallery, 811 E. Knollwood St., Tampa; (813) 267-1762; ◆ Vertical Ventures, 116 18th St. S., St. Petersburg; (727) 304-6290; ◆
Jackson’s Shop for Adventure ◆ Tombolo Books ◆ Empower Adventures Tampa ◆ Tampa
University of South Florida
Hooded Sweatshirt:
Bull on the block with
soft grey fleece USF hoodie reminiscent of
, 9501 U.S. Highway 19 N., Pinellas Park; (727) 576-4169;
, 2153 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg; (727) 755-9456;
Bay, 423 Lafayette Blvd., Oldsmar; (813) 448-5635;
Bay Outfitters, 701 S. Howard Ave. Suite 102-103, Tampa; (813) 254-8444;
Tampa Baseball Museum, 2003 N. 19th St., Tampa; (813) 400-2353;
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Gifts $10 Under and

A notebook full of posies:

Posies Spiral Notebook: While you’re waiting for the Posies Flower Truck to roll back into town, pass the time recording your thoughts in this pleasant floral notebook.

What has eight limbs and 72 pages?

Octopus Notebook: Sure, you’ve scrawled sketches or ideas in a notebook before, but has it ever been in one that is cephalopod-themed? It’s all about the octopus with this endearing little notebook. $10 at the Sail Market Boutique & Gallery.

Just because the holidays are here doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. From specialty coffee beans to a mythical-themed, sweetscented candle, these gifts may be $10 or under, but they sure pack a punch.

A jolly feathered friend:

Pelican Pin: Represent your love for St. Petersburg and enamel pins at the same time with this colorful little pelican pin. $10 at The St. Pete Store & Visitors Center.

Cheery cherry:

Cherries on Top Pencils: A writing utensil this whimsical is sure to bring sharp ideas. Get to the point with these delightful, patterned pencils that could be the perfect stocking stuffer. at Oxford Exchange.

Cool beans:

Black Crow x Daddy Kool Special Blend Coffee Beans (Half-Pound): What’s cooler than supporting your local record store? Supporting your local coffee shop at the same time. Enjoy this bold blend of beans from St. Pete favorite Black Crow Coffee. $9 at Daddy Kool Records.

Serve it up:

Teak Round Bowls: Bring tiny teak bowls to the table this holiday season. These cute wooden bowls are the perfect natural addition to your kitchen. $10 at Oxford Exchange.

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Gifts $10 Under and

A puff of magic:

Unicorn Farts Soy Candle: It sounds stinky, but it’s actually … sweet? Sure to amuse lovers of whimsical creatures and gag gifts alike, this small pink candle comes with a delicate unicorn charm and smells like a waffle cone. $10 for a small candle at the Happy Flamingo Gift Shop.


Tropical Teakwood Soap: This tropical-inspired soap is as beautiful as it is beachy. Handmade with notes of citrus, musk and more. $6 at SHELLSHOP.

Icons in history:

Notable Black Women in American History Card Game: Next time you’re in the mood for a card game, don’t settle for Solitaire – instead, celebrate the achievements of notable Black women in history with this special card deck. at The Disco Dolls Studio.

Play on, little cat, play on:

Pete the Cat Car Freshener (36-pack): Who is that gracing this charming, citrus-scented car freshener? Why, it’s Pete the Cat, playing a tiny guitar on a miniature crescent moon! $7 at The Disco Dolls Studio.

CONTACT INFORMATION ◆ Citrus Blossom Brand at the Happy Flamingo Gift Shop, 10486 Roosevelt Blvd. N., St. Petersburg; (727) 914-7449; ◆ The St. Pete Store & Visitors Center, 100 Second Ave. N. #150, St. Petersburg; (727) 388-0686; ◆ The Disco Dolls Studio, 4220 N. Florida Ave., Tampa ; (813) 641-4367; ◆ Sail Market Boutique & Gallery, 5325 Gulfport Blvd. S., Gulfport; (727) 946-6168; ◆ Daddy Kool Records, 800 28th St. S., St. Petersburg; (727) 822-5665; ◆ SHELLSHOP, 832 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs; (727) 940-6000; ◆ Posies Flower Truck, (727) 4931290; ◆ Oxford Exchange, 420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; (813) 253-0222;

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Gifts Bling

Raising the bar

Simple, understated, and aglow with iridescent colors, this necklace of opals and sterling silver can be found at the Landing Company in St. Pete for $219.99.

Make an impression

In 14k yellow and white gold, with tiny channel set diamonds, these earrings

Eight kinds of fun

A quirky piece for octopus lovers, full of the colors of a Gulfcoast sunset. at the Green Boutique.

Diamond Center, Tampa.

Look at me!

A statement piece for the bodacious, this glitzy white belt by b.b. Simon is encrusted with Swarovski crystals.

For $298 at Dazzled Boutique in Safety Harbor

Art you can touch

A richly colored, threedimensional, handmade pendant on black chain, at ClayDeClaire on Etsy. $28.

With a Renaissance-era feel, this ruby and 14k rose gold ring with diamond accents will always get compliments.


designed Classico Jade watch track the hours for you in updated style. From Ulysse Nardin for $6,600. At Old Northeast Jewelers in St. Pete.

CONTACT INFORMATION ◆ Green Boutique, 1032 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico; 813-685-9494. ◆ ClayDeClaire on Etsy, claydeclaire ◆ International Diamond Center,10330 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 110, Tampa or 3696 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. (813) 961-0097 Tampa; (727) 572-6323, Clearwater, ◆ The Landing Company, 282 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg.(727) 822-6140. ◆ The RockShop, 529 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, (727) 914-8837. rockshopjewelry. Dazzled Boutique, 525 Main St., Safety Harbor; (727) 725-2900. ◆ JadedGarbage on Etsy, Old Northeast Jewelers, 1131 4th St. N, St. Petersburg; (727) 898-4377.

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Life is short. Eat two desserts, love fearlessly, and add some sparkle to your life (or that of a friend). You deserve it!
Why shouldn’t your iPhone sparkle like you do?
Sparkle plenty
$18.97 at JadedGarbage on Etsy.


Garden of Earthly Delights

For that plant and bloom loving person on your list, a host of ideas to up their game and beautify their yard.

Check the temperature

Even though the temperature in Florida won’t vary wildly, it’s still nice to have a cool-looking thermometer. This arts & crafts design is by Dard Hunter Studios $99.99 at

Swing low

Chart your course

Gardeners know — if you want your plants to thrive, they need to be in the right, supportive environment. This 4-in-1 Digital Soil Tester helps determine that. $39.99 at

How cute is this? Perfect for a toddler to enjoy the fresh air, hang this macrame swinging chair from a strong branch and get ready for the photo ops. $95 at UpUpBabyShop on Etsy.

Friendly Garden

From Talavera pots and accents, to bird baths and water fountains, Southwest and Tropical teems with gift ideas for the gardener, or anyone who loves to prettify their yard. A range of items and prices, St. Pete.

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Gifts Gardener

Old school hydration

This nicely sized galvanized steel watering can really looks the part. In a gorgeous glossy green with copper accents. $45.99 at

Glass sippers

These self-watering globes come in two sizes, and add colorful whimsy while they keep your thirsty plants hydrated. $25.99 for two at

Beads of green

From PennyLaneBeadStudio on Etsy, this green boho suncatcher adds a touch of whimsy to the front or back yard or porch. Also available in other colors. $50.

A new spin on things

This copper lily wind spinner adds movement and visual excitement to a garden. $109.95 at

CONTACT INFORMATION ◆ Southwest and Tropical, 5641 FL-54, New Port Richey; (727) 848-9536. ◆ UpUpBabyShop on Etsy, UpUpBabyShop ◆ Wayfair, ◆ Amazing Garden, ◆ PennyLaneBeadStudio on Etsy,

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Keepin it in the Neighborhood

We’re drilling down to hyperlocal ideas with these gifts, and they’re not just for visitors, either.

Host like a local While you nibble on artisanal cheeses and bruschetta, this maple charcuterie board will remind you how lucky you are to live here. $69.95 at Visit Tampa Bay.

No ironing, no irony

Proclaim your love of all things St. Pete like a cheeky native. In a wide range of sizes, $28 at St. Pete Clothing Company.

727 For folks who live here (or wish they did), this sticker shares the secret. Just between you and everyone who gets it. $4 at the St. Pete Store.

Gimme the cheese on Miami

This fun and colorful lazy Susan celebrates the Sunshine State with whimsy. $225 at Shapiro’s Gallery, St. Pete.

Pillows of Pinellas

It doesn’t get much more specific than this pillow. Multiple Florida locations are available. $65, at Tipsy Mermaid, in St. Pete.

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Gifting a la St. Pete

A selection of items from the St. Pete Store. Items and prices vary.

How quintessentially Ybor City is a rooster smoking a cigar? On a distressed tobacco colored cap. At Visit Tampa $30.

Florida skin

Sea salt detoxifies the skin, and buffs away dead skin cells. Olive oil and shea butter leave the skin hydrated but never greasy. And the citrus fragrance… irresistible. $25 at The Sponge Factory in Tarpon Springs.

Pillows of Pinellas, pt. 2

This cutey is just as specific as the nautically themed pillow, but in a way that non-boatowners can readily appreciate. $40 at Marion’s on 4th Street in St. Pete.

CONTACT INFORMATION ◆ The St. Pete Store, 100 2nd Ave. N #150, St. Petersburg;, (727) 388-0686 ◆ Shapiro’s Gallery, 300 Beach Dr. NE, #112, St. Petersburg;, (727) 894-2111 ◆ The Sponge Factory, 15 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs;, (727) 938-5366 ◆ Tipsy Mermaid, 105 1st St. S, St. Petersburg;; (727) 772-1600 ◆ St. Pete Clothing Company, ◆ Marion’s, 1301 4th St. N, St. Petersburg; marion’s4thstreet com; (727) 821-2345 ◆ Visit Tampa Bay, 201 N Franklin St. #102, Tampa; shop., (813) 223-2752

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Gifts Gourmet

Life is a banquet!

There’s easily one on your gift list, and they won’t be disappointed with any of these items.

Gourmet their way

If the gourmet on your list has you really stumped, how about a Doormét gift card? Delivering gour met noshables in St. Pete and Tampa, the experi ence may become a habit. Various amounts, at

Mustard. Redefined. Why settle for regular mustards, when this sampler of mustards rede fines the concept of mustard altogether? By Edmond Fallot. For $8.99 at the Ancient Olive in Tampa and other Florida locations, or online at

The spice of life

Baharat is a spice blend used in Middle Eastern cooking. Savory, with hints of sweet & heat, this traditional blend is perfect for lamb, chicken, beef, sweet potatoes, and more. $5.79

Spice & Tea Exchange, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin and St. Pete.

A basket of YUM

For the coffee and chocolate lover on your list, this gourmet gift basket, with coffee, espresso, chocolate peanut butter, biscotti, truffles and more, will be a hit.

At Mazzaro’s for $50.

Smooth stirring

With their smooth feel and rich warm tones, these natural wood kitchen utensils are anything but basic, $49.99. Order online at

A toffee Christmas

For anyone on your list who loves toffee, make their holiday season todie-for. Fresh-made buttery toffee goodness starts at $14. Worth every penny.

At Toffee to Go in South Tampa.

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the amazing variety of flavors
And with
and cuisines to be discovered in this world, foodies are legion.
◆ Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; (813) 253-0222. ◆ Mazzaro’s Italian Market, 2909 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg; (727) 321-2400. ◆ Doormét, in Tampa and St. Pete; ◆ The Ancient Olive, locations in Winter Park, St. Augustine, The Villages, Tampa and Sarasota; ◆ Spice & Tea Exchange, St. Pete, Dunedin and Tarpon Springs; ◆ Toffee to Go, 3251 W. Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa; (813) 605-0655. ◆ William Dean Chocolates, 2790 West Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs; (727) 593-0656. ◆ Amazing Garden,


A Passion for Fashion

Is someone on your list a sucker for the latest styles? Always a step ahead?

One of these is sure to please.

Mirror, mirror

This Peruvian wall mirror will perk up any space with its offbeat design. $44.99 at Disco Dolls, Tampa.

Colors of the sea

These earrings of Toho seed beads and faceted chalcedony will get noticed and then some. $35 the Sail Market Boutique & Gallery, Gulfport.

Ready for your close-up Perfect for barefoot walks on the beach, these bold sunglasses glow with iridescent tones of sea, sky and sun. $28 at Ashe Couture Boutique in St. Pete.

Bag of tricks

The beachaholic on your list will love this casual, roomy bag perfect for week ends exploring the coast. Natural straw with cotton lining. $59 at Tipsy Mermaid, St. Pete.

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Your new fave The ease and comfort of this loose, textury sweater will make it a staple. By Billabong. $79.95 at Ashe Couture.

Schrodinger’s necklace

Will you give it as a gift ... or keep it for yourself?

A necklace that embraces uncertainty – from KBD Studio. $54 at Disco Dolls.

Cross your heart

A crossbody bag with style (and pockets) to spare, the City Girl bag is at Shapiro’s Gallery for $78.

Business in the front, party in

This body con dress from Nirie Collection of Tampa takes style to a surprising level. At niriecollection .com for $45.

A warm hug

Even here, it cools down occasion ally. Be cute AND prepared in this Billabong oversized Golden Wonder sweatshirt. $45.95 at Ashe Couture.

CONTACT INFORMATION ◆ Tipsy Mermaid, 105 1st St S, St. Petersburg; tipsymermaids. com; (727) 772-1600 ◆ Ashe Couture Boutique, 1027 Central Ave., St. Petersburg;, (727) 828-9925 ◆ Shapiro’s Gallery, 300 Beach Dr. NE, #112, St. Petersburg;, (727) 894-2111 ◆ Disco Dolls Studio, 4220 N Florida Ave, Tampa;, (813) 641-4367 ◆ Nirie Collection, ◆ Sail Market Boutique & Gallery, 5325 Gulfport Blvd. S, Gulfport;, (727) 324-7461 ◆ Oxford Exchange, 420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa,, (813) 253-0222 ◆ PergamoPaperGoods on Etsy,

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Gifts $25 Under and

Gift Ideas for $25 or Less…

Imaginative gifting can be quite affordable; check these out and see for yourself.

These fun and fabulous ideas will bring a smile or start a conversation, for sure.

Sparkle and glow

In the right spot, one of these strands will add dancing sparkles and rainbows to a space. An instant mood lifter. $13 at JungleHouseLargo on Etsy.

Keep the tradition alive Thank you notes are more rare, and ap preciated, than ever. This pack of 10 Victori an-themed cards is a lovely stocking stuffer. $18 at the Oxford Ex change, Tampa.

Who can’t use another trinket dish?

Especially one this cute? In teal and magenta, with gold accents, this will be a favorite for all the odds & ends. $18 at Ashe Couture Boutique in St. Pete.

Stack it

In the colors of the sea, this Heishi Shell bracelet stack is handcrafted in Florida. $18 at Tipsy Mermaid in St. Pete

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Bless this mess

Is someone on your list a tad … disorganized? Don’t guilt them for it, embrace it! This handpainted clay wall tile is $25 at Shapiro’s Gallery in St. Pete.

Get your boho on Macrame is hot and more boho than ever, like this keychain, available in five colors for $18 each at Sail Market Boutique & Gallery in Gulfport.

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These glass wind chimes come in so many vibrant colors it will be hard to
For your favorite sparkle-loving iPhone user, the iridescent glittery iPhone case comes in several pastel shades. $13.29 at JadeGarbage on Etsy.
$25 Under and CONTACT INFORMATION ◆ JungleHouseLargo on Etsy, ◆ CherryLotusDesigns on Etsy, ◆ Shapiro’s Gallery 300 Beach Dr. NE, #112, St. Petersburg,
◆ BottlesUncorked on Etsy, ◆ Sail Market Boutique & Gallery, 5325 Gulfport Blvd. S, Gulfport, (727) 324-7461 ◆ Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, (813) 253-0222 ◆ Dazzled Boutique, 525 Main St., Safety Harbor;, (727) 725-2900 ◆ Tipsy Mermaid, 105 1st St. S, St. Petersburg;;
◆ JadedGarbage on Etsy, ◆ Ashe Couture Boutique, 1027 Central Ave., St. Petersburg;, (727) 828-9925
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