Updated Nov 22, 2023 - Business

Your guide to shopping local in Tampa Bay

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Here's our curated guide to buying local for everyone in your life this holiday season.

🧦 Stocking stuffers: Stickers from Moonlight Sticker Co., local artwork and goods from a Lucid Vending machine, essential oil rollers from GURU, and quirky earrings from the extensive collection at ARTpool.

🚲 The bikeaholic: A t-shirt featuring their favorite animal riding a bike from Darkcycle or a tuneup from The Bikery, The Bike Room or OutSpokin.

📚 The bookworm: A membership to Book & Bottle's monthly wine club or a custom folded piece of book art from Dilly Dally's.

  • Local authors will take over Tombolo, 5:30-7pm, Dec. 13, to help you find the perfect books to give (and sign their own!)

🤓 The nerd: Science-inspired art by Love Club Labs.

♻️ The green freak: Eco-friendly stocking stuffers from Sans Market in DTSP or Lüfka Refillables in Tampa, sustainable self-care items from Astra, or a gift card for Valhalla Resale that can be used toward a membership for its clothing rental program.

🤬 The pretty potty mouth: Dainty jewelry with dirty words from BadAss Baubles and Things.

🏀 The baller: Planter made from a basketball or an Air Jordan candle from Potdega.

🥇 The Champa Bay fan: Repurposed vintage apparel featuring local and national sports teams from Mac Hermanas.

🤙 The bro: Visor shades from B Fresh Gear.

🧶 The crafter: Retro fabrics or sewing lessons from the Spool Studio; a pottery class from Sugar Cream Clay.

😻 The crazy cat owner: A hilarious yet beautiful print from artist Danial Ryan.

☕️ The one with refined tastes: Small batch non-alcoholic barrel-aged coffee from Hogg Batch.

🎣 The fisher: A Stash Tackle monthly subscription box of fishing tackle and snacks.

🐾 Furry friends: Gourmet treats and accessories from Rescue Me Pet Bakery, Three Dog Bakery and St. Petersbark.

👻 The horror lover: Art from It's Alive Horror Art!

🪴 The pot-head: Plants and accessories from Wild Vine Company, IntoThePot, Tampanian Vintage Jungle, Knotted Roots and Wild Roots or a succulent arrangement from Oh 4 Succ's Sake.

💐 The one who always has fresh flowers: A weekly subscription to zero-waste florist Blue House Florals.

🍃 The nature lover: Ceramics and illustrated cards by Moni, cowrie shell jewelry from BellaCee Jewels, ocean-inspired home decor by Kelsey Brauer or their initials in flowery or beachy resin art from Reds Shadow.

🔮 The spiritual one: A private tarot reading or crystal jewelry from Cosmic Eye Creations, a Tree of Life pendant from PhoenixFire Designs or a crystal-infused chakra candle from Blue Sage Eco Boutique.

🧑‍🍳 The family chef: Hot sauce and spices from Jay's Spice Palette and The Saucy Queen, vinegars and oils from Kalamazoo Olive Co. and The Columbia Restaurant cookbook.

🚣 The one always out on the water: A Kayak Leash.

🧼 The one who loves to be pampered: Artisan-crafted coconut milk soap from Island Thyme Soap Company.

📬 Want to add your favorite local business to this list? Email [email protected] and send their info our way so we can add them throughout December.

Editor's note: This list has been updated to add new gift ideas this year.


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