November 26, 2023
As the holiday season approaches, the vibrant city of Tampa Bay comes alive with festive cheer–even when the weather doesn’t necessarily match the season! For the hardworking professionals who call this thriving community home (like you!), finding the perfect holiday gifts for all the special people in your life is not just a task; it’s an opportunity to support and celebrate the local businesses that make Tampa Bay unique.
In this special holiday gift guide, we invite you to embark on a journey through our local entrepreneurs’ diverse and distinctive offerings. Discover gifts that reflect the spirit of the season and showcase the talent and creativity of Tampa Bay’s vibrant business community. Join us as we unwrap the treasures that await, ensuring your holiday shopping is as meaningful as the gifts themselves.
10 Local Small Businesses in Tampa that Made Our Holiday Gift Guide
Local spot # 1: Olivia – This holiday season, consider giving the gift of a memorable dining experience at Olivia! Whether it’s a special dinner for two, a family celebration, or a gift card for future indulgence, Olivia captures the essence of Italian cuisine and the spirit of togetherness. It’s not just a meal; it’s an invitation to savor the season’s joy, one delicious bite at a time. Buon Natale and happy dining!
Local spot #2: DonMeNow – Tampa’s latest hot spot has officially popped its cork, introducing the city’s first-ever champagne bar and the country’s first combo retail boutique and bubbly bar! Browse their online store for trendy women’s fashion, quirky gifts, and exclusive Tampa Bay merch (Go Bolts and Bucs!). But wait, there’s more! Gather your squad and get ready to shop and pop for an unforgettable time.
Local spot #3: Spa Jardin – A sanctuary of the senses. Spa Jardin has a luxurious range of treatments, from peaceful massages to reviving facials, sumptuous mud wraps, and even body sculpting treatments. Surprise your sweetheart with a heavenly couples massage or indulge in a tranquil session yourself after the season. And, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect present, treat someone to a gift certificate for our spa boutique, featuring gifts for her, gifts for him, and of course–gifts for yourself.
Local spot #4: Oxford Exchange– Step into a world where the spirit of camaraderie and chats flow freely. Inspired by the old-world charm of London’s iconic clubs, libraries, and shops, Oxford Exchange is the perfect arena for building bonds. With a mouth-watering restaurant, a bookstore to satisfy every bookworm’s heart, and a shop brimming with delightful finds for your abode, Oxford Exchange is where you’ll find yourself lost in the magic of spontaneous conversations. Shop online or in person today!
Local spot #5: Tampa Bay History Center– Know a history buff? Then we have the perfect gift- a day at the museum. With a passion for unearthing, safeguarding, and soaking up knowledge from our area’s yesteryears to shape our collective tomorrow, the Tampa Bay History Center’s 60,000 square foot museum is a prime present to treat your buddies or loved ones to.
Local spot #6: Dwell Home Market– Hold onto your hats! Dwell Home Market is not your average home goods store. They’ve got everything from on-site stylists, interior designers, and buyers. Need a custom art piece for your BFF, or a practical nightstand for your kiddo heading off to college? Voila! They’ve got you covered. And, if you’re itching for a total room makeover, they’ll transform your space into a dreamy paradise.
Local spot #7: Yura Vine Brothers– Check out this family-owned plant paradise, spreading their green-thumb love all over Tampa! Swing by their Water Street store or hop online to score a consultation, join a vision planter workshop, or snag pet-friendly plants, beginner greens, and even stunning moss art to decorate your walls. Spoil your favorite plant parent with a gift that screams, “Mother Nature rules!”
Local spot #8: Hogg Batch Experimental Coffee Roasters– With coffee dreams woven with threads of creativity, adventure, freedom, and excellence. If you’re hunting for a gift that sparks life into every morning, why not wrap up a bag of Hogg Batch Experimental Coffee Rosters or a gift card? Let the coffee connoisseur in your life explore a world of unique coffee experiences that’ll kickstart every day with a bang!
Local spot #9: Tampa Theatre– Step into a fairytale world at one of America’s most enchanting movie theatres! This beloved community spot boasts an elaborate and breathtakingly realistic night sky, complete with twinkling stars. And that’s not all, the Mediterranean courtyard will transport you to another era with its charming old-world statues, blooming flowers, and even some quirky gargoyles. Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable theatre experience today and be whisked away by this magical landmark! Tours available!
Local spot #10: Joe and Son’s Olive Oils– Since 1938, Joe and Son’s have been spoiling us with the freshest, most authentic extra virgin olive oils, aged balsamic vinegar, and a selection of unique oils. But wait, there’s more! They also stock up on local and artisan gourmet foods and spices to make your taste buds dance. Seeking a gift? No problem! They have you covered with a range of gift sets, accessories, and even e-gift cards for the baking buff or novice chef in your life.
We hope you’ve discovered the magic that local businesses bring to the festive season. Tampa Bay’s entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, and by supporting these small businesses, you’re not just purchasing a gift – you’re investing in the heart of our community.
This holiday season, let your gifts tell a story. Whether it’s the handcrafted treasures from a local artisan, the delectable delights from a neighborhood bakery, or the immersive experiences offered by our diverse range of services, each purchase is a testament to the unique character and talent thriving within our city.
As you navigate your holiday shopping, consider the impact of choosing local. Your support fosters growth, nurtures dreams, and sustains the vibrant tapestry that makes Tampa Bay exceptional. Moonlight Mortgage wishes you a joyous holiday season filled with warmth, connection, and the delight of sharing thoughtful gifts from our incredible local businesses. Happy holidays, Tampa!