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The Tampa Holiday Gift Guide: Bookstores, record shops, art galleries and more

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Photo via Mojo Books

This holiday season we encourage everyone in Tampa to support local businesses. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite local shops in Tampa. These spots offer art, cards, prints, candles, books, toys, and group experiences. Treat yourself while supporting your community.

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Maison Glo

Treat yourself, and your skin for the holidays. The Glo getters at Maison Glo offer fabulous facials to make anyone feel absolutely refreshed. Reserve a gift card, or a special treatment for your favorite glo getter.

Mise en Place

Looking for the right gift for lovers of food, wine, cocktails or local curated experiences? Find them at the Mise en Place Store.

Oxford Exchange Bookstore

Give the gift of a good book for the holidays! The Oxford Exchange Bookstore is beautiful and filled with the latest releases, the classics, art books, and more. They also have exceptional staff picks. 

Preppy Anchor

Shop with style and elegance at The Preppy Anchor. This hub as been a local market sensation! Find unique, fun home decor items, plus tumblers, games, clothes and more. 

Rollin Oats Tampa

There’s nothing better than a Rollin Oats Gift Card for the holidays. Get your essentials in their cafe, find the perfect brews and wines, or discover some of the most crave-worthy snacks in their aisles.

Food & Drinks 

Tokyo Restaurant: Treat the ones you love to a hidden gem. Tokyo Restaurant has served Tampa since 2016, and a gift card is the perfect gift for your favorite foodie.

Saucy Queen: Can you handle the heat? Saucy Queen makes the best sauces in Tampa Bay, and she has the perfect bottle for the spice enthusiast on your list.

Eggs Up Grill Riverview: Eggs Up offers one of the best (and most filling) brunches in Tampa Bay. A gift card to this Riverview gem is the perfect treat. Gifting offer: for every $25 purchased, get $5 extra!

Home Goods, Clothing & Decor

The Far Forest: is a bookstore and vintage shop in the booming Seminole Heights neighborhood — and you can visit it at 4312 N Florida Ave. This enchanting small business debuted in 2020 and offers handpicked vintage books, sustainable fashion, local art and home decor, and locally handcrafted self-care products for you to bring home. 

SunnySouthLove: Show your local joy with this fun boutique. You can find TPA belt bags, engraved slate coasters, holiday ornaments, Tic-Tac-Tampa games, and tumbler accessories.

Itimpi Tampa Bay Books: Find the perfect good read for the local history enthusiast. These books celebrate the rich and deep history of the Tampa Bay region.

Mojo Books and Records: Mojo is the perfect spot for the bibliophile and audiophile on your list. They have an abundance of new and used books, and a huge collection of records (from classics to contemporary).

Cynthiamarie Boutique Market: Yes, chef. Find beautiful custom-made aprons with just a touch of sass.

Seventh Avenue Apothecary: Seventh Avenue Apothecary is a family-owned business following in the spirit of 5 generations of Tampa business owners. Phala and Jessica are a mother-daughter team with passion. The candle manufacturing site is located in a historic building that was once a family dry cleaners, on the East end of Ybor City. Seventh Avenue Apothecary artisan-made candles are created by using American grown soybeans sourced in the United States.  


Tampa Bay Food Tours: Tampa Bay Food Tours will take you to the top restaurants and hidden gems across the region. This is the perfect gift card for anyone looking to get adventurous with their eating.

Tampa Bay Sun: There’s a new pro women’s soccer team in town – and they just dropped brand new merch! Get the soccer fan on your list the latest must-have kits in soccer.

Tampa Theatre – The Tampa Theatre is my local happy place. The gorgeous brick facade and towering, illuminated marquee are downtown icons. Seeing a film at The Tampa Theatre is unlike any other movie-going experience around. An organist performs on the stage before and screening/event, and slowly descends into the basement as the show begins. Treat your loved one to a Tampa Theatre gift card. 

Straz Center: From Batman with a live orchestra and the Stranger Things Musical, to the biggest Broadway hits, Straz Center as shows for everyone. Gift some fabulous tickets, or purchase a gift card and let that theatrical someone on your list choose their own adventure.

There are also a ton of local market happening throughout the holiday season in Tampa. Check out our Holiday Market Guide for a full list of spots to shop local in Tampa. We also have an overall Fall/Winter Market Guide if you’re looking to support local year-round. 


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