Tis the season to shop til you drop, and give the ones you love a unique gift they are sure to enjoy. But let's face it, as the Christmas and holiday shopping clock ticks down, there are always a few people causing writer's block when it comes to completing your gift list! Fortunately, if you live in Tampa Bay, we can help you!  A little research has uncovered some fresh gift ideas, even for the "hard to shop for person."  So forget about buying another coffee mug, pen set, or anything from the Williams Sonoma catalog!  A little creativity goes a long way and Unique Gift Ideas if you Live in Tampa Bay will help.

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Need to gift someone who lives or works in Downtown Tampa?  Did you know one of Tampa's premier spas is on the bay, housed within Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina?  Spa Waterside has everything from a la carte services to spa packages sure to delight everyone on your gift list in need of relaxation. Read more about this beautiful downtown spa in Finding Sanctuary at the Waterside Spa in Downtown Tampa.

Straz Center for Performing Arts

A gift card from the Straz is the perfect gift for someone who loves theater, surprise them with tickets to a performance you can enjoy together!  There are many award-winning Broadway shows coming to the Straz in 2019, including the powerful Broadway sensation, Hamilton, Les Miserables, Dear Evan Hanson, and other great Broadway shows for every taste.  Enjoy soaring ballet, emotionally charged opera, and their resident theater company, Jobsite Theater, consistently staging amazing and experimental performances throughout the year.  There is a wide variety of entertainment to choose from including live stand-up comedians and more. Click over to the website from the link above to see all the Straz offers this season!  

Vertical Flight

What better way to show someone your appreciation this Holiday season then with an exciting gift like a Helicopter ride! Vertical Flight is located in Clearwater and treats guests to amazing helicopter rides. Some of their tours include the Tarpon Springs tour, Clearwater Beach Tour, Sunset Tour or design your own tour and decide what you want to see! For more information on Vertical Flight, head over to their website!


Celebrate the holiday season with one of the best gifts you can give, travel. With an RVIP LIFE membership, you are guaranteed rental days in their fleet of Class A, B, and C Luxury Motorhomes, Travel Trailers, and Airstreams. More dates are available to book with their Membership rental plans than with any other RV Member Club in the nation, and they cost a fraction of what RV rental websites do. Book your holiday travels asap and make the most of your holiday vacation, RV style.

Gasparilla Music Festival, Tampa's biggest and most comprehensive music festival, is returning to Downtown Tampa Feb 24-25, 2023 (dates unconfirmed). The annual Gasparilla Music Festival is Tampa's signature music festival featuring premiere local and regional acts and national headliners.  It offers a diverse range of music genres, with an array of food vendors, beer and spirits, and a special VIP ticket that includes food and drinks. A unique gift for the music lover, or someone who enjoys music festivals - and did I mention, this is one of the best Gasparilla party events of the year!


Tampa Riverwalk

Looking for a unique gift for your loved one or Tampa team? Take advantage of this holiday deal and give them the gift of a custom engraved paver on the Tampa Riverwalk! Buy the gift certificate they use to complete the paver...plus they receive 2 Pirate Water Taxi tickets and an annual Riverwalk membership all for only $119. Follow the link above to their site to order.

Tampa Bay Sporting Clays

Tampa Bay Sporting Clays provides a fun clay target shooting experience on 260 acres of beautiful and tranquil woodlands. From the novice to experienced shooter, everyone will enjoy a day in the great outdoors as you enjoy friendly competition on your choice of 3 clay shooting courses. Its like day of golf, where everyone gets their shot to win and offers a great group activity!

Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises

Yacht Starship offers a unique gift idea in Tampa Bay for your boss, parents, or someone special. And with their unique holiday gift card promotion, you can save over 50% and give an enjoyable dining experience on the water. There are lots of dinner gift card promotions this time of year, but none offer five-star dining on a scenic cruise around Tampa Bay. Get all your coworkers to chip in and impress your boss, or on second thought, hey boss, give your employees a night on a beautiful dining cruise in Tampa! Available for purchases online only. Purchase yours today!

The perfect place to shop for someone who has everything is somewhere they've never been! Check out some of these fun and unique shops around Tampa for some local gifts for everyone on your list!

1. Joe and Sons Olive Oil 

2. Nothing Bundt Cakes!

3. Tabanero Cigars 

4. South Tampa Trading Co. 

5. Ella Bing Haberdashery 

These unique gift ideas if you live in Tampa Bay are ideal for the person who has it all!  And better yet, gift them the gift of YOUR time and enjoy the game, play, massage, concert, or exceptional experience with them!  Connect with 813area for our Holiday events in Tampa, things to do and Holiday guide to shopping in Tampa. Your subscription is always free!