Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, or nothing because you practice Pastafarianism and The Flying Spaghetti Monster is your one true deity, we all have one thing in common. We all love presents. We’re lucky to live in Tampa, where there’s tons of unique events, experiences, and gifts we can give our loved ones!
10 Unique Gift Ideas for Tampa Holiday Shopping
Give the gift of theater at Stageworks Theatre!
Stageworks Theatre is Tampa Bay’s oldest running professional theater with 36 seasons under their belt. Stageworks offers unique, funny, chilling, and thought-provoking theater in an intimate 99-seat venue located in the heart of The Channel District. Stageworks produces several professional theatrical pieces a year with local professional actors. For more information about their shows and to buy tickets, check out their website by clicking over to their 813area page and hitting the website button!
The Hub Bar has gift certificates!
So we all have that one friend who likes to drink (or several friends, let’s be honest). And what better place to drink in Tampa this holiday than in one of Tampa's famed Dive Bars, The Hub! Located in Downtown Tampa, on the corner of Polk and Franklin Streets, The Hub offers a wide array of beer, wine, and liquor. They also have a package store inside in case you need a gift in a hurry. (As a note, the bar is cash only. The package store accepts plastic.) They famously have the strongest pour in Tampa, so if you’re a lightweight, one drink might just be enough. Hop into the bar to grab a certificate for someone you love and enjoy a nice, cold cocktail while you’re there. Interested in Dive Bars? Many offer gift certificates, check out Dive Bars in Tampa | Affordable Neighborhood Bars
Get your acupuncture on at Living Harmony Healing Center
If you have not yet found the magic of acupuncture, let me introduce you. No matter what may be hurting, pinching, or acting up, acupuncture has an answer for you. From their website: “Our approach takes into consideration the whole person, allowing us to work with you to discover how to best meet your needs. Your specific health challenges will be addressed using natural, time-tested techniques of acupuncture and herbal medicine that effectively improve the quality of your daily experience. Aromatherapy and reflexology are also utilized.” Consider purchasing a pack of appointments or an introductory appointment and get your loved one the gift of healing!
Boxing Classes at Mayweather Boxing - South Tampa!
Know someone who is a total badass and hasn't tuned into it yet? Motivate them to become all you think they are and more by signing them up for classes at Mayweather Boxing + Fitness this holiday season! With fabulous specials happening during this magical time of the year, it's the best time to sign up with a friend! The first week of classes will be free and you can sign up for 3-personal training sessions for $100. Don't have any of the proper gear? You're in luck, they're selling all apparel for 30% off during the month of December.
Photo courtesy of Sandy Parrish Jewelry FB page, see her page for more designs
Who doesn’t love jewelry? Sandy Parrish is a Tampa, artisan jewelry designer who features natural gemstones, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals in unique settings. Each piece is handcrafted and many are one of a kind! She features necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Check out her website for all available styles, and check out through her convenient online store!
Outback Bowl: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Auburn Tigers
Got a Tiger fan or Golden Gopher in the family? Tickets are on sale for The Outback Bowl taking place at Raymond James Stadium this January 1st! So if you have a football fan on your list, this is the PERFECT gift!
Who does not enjoy uncovering a treasure trove of unique things for your loved ones? At Tate and Tilly in Carrollwood, you will find the most impressive local collection under one delightful roof. You will find everything from irreverent socks to prayer bowls. Be sure to set aside some time!!! You will get lost in the vast amount of items to choose from.
Behind South Tampa's Store with the PINK Door, you will find a unique boutique full of great gifts for the gals in your life. From unique jewelry to clothes, hats, scarves, purses and more, the Why Not is sure to have something different your special someone will love! They have plenty of choices under $25.
Got someone on your list who binge watches DIY and Restorations shows? If so, there is a place in South Tampa that is the perfect place to dig for treasures from old barn wood, doors, windows, antique fixtures, fans, hardware and more, it's all here! Go big and buy a bar or small and pick up a 1940's desk fan...you never know what you will find in the 'hut' at Schiller's, but it's always fun looking!
Seventh Avenue Apothecary is a family owned & operated company that hand pours small batches of candles right here in Tampa. Everything is handcrafted using blends of all natural soy wax, free of dye, stop in to see what they have in store for the person on your list who is candle crazy! Consider buying a gift certificate for a private party where your loved one and friends can create their own candles at a private candle party. Read more about Seventh Avenue Apothecary and their roots in: 813 Spotlight | Seventh Avenue Apothecary in Ybor City
Looking for more unique gift ideas in Tampa? If so you need to check out Debbie's article: Unique Gift Ideas if you Live in Tampa Bay. Have fun and happy shopping! Our wish is that these lists help you with yours! This is only a few of the thousands of possibilities for unique gifts in Tampa, tell us about your favorite shops and things to do during the holidays in Tampa in comments below. Remember this holiday season to support local business and shop locally. This is just a diving board into the many amazing options Tampa Bay has to offer! Happy holidays! #SupportLocal