Holiday Shopping Guide

Shop local this holiday season! St. Pete/Clearwater is home to more makers and artists than you could imagine, so get your friends and loved ones something that will make them dream of their next vacation!

1 Florida Pure Salt

Florida Pure Sea Salt

Harvested from Florida’s shores, Florida Pure Sea Salt is the perfect finishing touch to any recipe. Pure sea salts holds more moisture and flavor than the kind you find on supermarket shelves. Stick with the briny classic or try a pinch of an infused variety, made right here in St. Pete. Shake some lime-infused salt on your pan-fried catch of the day or sprinkle some of the maple bacon-infused salt on your morning glazed doughnut. Find these salts on the shelves of LOCALE Gourmet Market, a restaurant and market from celebrity chefs Michael Mina and Don Pintabona. 

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2 Paddleboards

C-Ride Board Shop

Home to a number of watersports, paddleboarding is a local favorite in St. Pete/Clearwater. C-Ride Board Shop in St. Pete makes stand-up paddleboards for every level. Here, you’re buying directly from the creator, so you know they stand by their products. You can rent a board or buy a used one. 

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3 Floridita Swimwear

Floridita Swimwear

Bring out your inner mermaid with this swimwear, designed by a local marine biologist! Charlotte Marin opened a swim school in St. Pete in 2014, and now she’s flexing her creative muscles with a collection of luxury bathing suits. They are made in Colombia, where the company supports single working mothers who have been victims of violence. 

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4 Botiki Jewelry

BoTiki

Gulfport, south of St. Pete, is a slice of funky Florida, so make sure to stop by BoTiki for some one-of-a-kind fashion. Peruse their unique jewelry collection and you’ll find pieces from local jewelry designer Chrissy Hounchell of Cadyn and Charlie, inspired by and named after her children. We’re loving these handmade beaded gemstone bracelets! A portion of the proceeds goes to charities close to the family.

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5 Trucker Hat

Boaters Republic

You’re going to need a little shade when you’re on the water. Boaters Republic, west Florida’s premier boating and fishing outfitter, has plenty of hats and visors to keep the sun at bay. Whatever your preference, represent #boatlife in style. 

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6 After Sun Remedy

Night Shift Wax Company

Spend a little too much time under the sun? No worries, because Night Shift Wax Company’s After Sun Remedy Mist will come to the rescue. It’s locally made with all-natural plant and mineral ingredients, such as green tea, aloe vera and coconut, that work to refresh, restore and cool your skin. You can meet the owner, Samantha Cipriani, at many of the area’s indie markets, where she sells her natural candle and skincare products. 

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7 Tarpon Springs Sponges

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Soak up a piece of Florida history when you visit the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs, one of the most fun tourist attractions in the area. There, you’ll learn about the Greek immigrants in the town who saw a golden opportunity in the sponge industry. Don’t forget to pick up a sponge at Spongeorama’s Sponge Factory before you leave. Opa! 

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8 Pergamo Stickers

Pergamo Paper Goods

Send someone a piece of weird Florida from Pergamo Paper Goods. A staple at many of the indie markets across the county, these eccentric stickers feature flamingos in classy suits, alligators with hula hoops or mermaid pugs. These oddball animals also come on cards, prints, tote bags and pillows. Pick up a sticker at LocalShops1, a marketing firm and pop-up store in Gulfport. 

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9 Pet Stuff

The Dog House of Safety Harbor

Take your pooch to The Dog House of Safety Harbor, if only for the doggie pools in the front. This upscale pet boutique has everything — outfits for your fluffy pal, funky dog planters and this adorable Preston nylon dog leash. Take something home for you and your best four-legged friend. 

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10 Pinellas Chocolate

Pinellas Chocolate

 

Brothers Addam and Cody Vessa are modern-day Willy Wonkas, magically turning cacao beans to chocolate bars in their Largo kitchen and Pinellas Chocolate retail shop. Each bar of dark chocolate is infused with unique flavors; definitely try the Florida Bar Set, which includes Florida-inspired flavors of orange, salted lime and datil pepper. Pick up a bar at many local breweries, markets and coffee shops. You’ll even spot them at Don CeSar Hotel on St. Pete Beach, and they make the perfect take-home treat.

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11 Kites

Let’s go fly a kite! Up to the highest height! Sorry for that earworm, but flying a kite on the St. Pete/Clearwater shores is seriously fun. Windworks at John's Pass in Madeira Beach carries lots of modern, brightly-colored kites that will soar through our blue skies. 

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12 Chihuly Umbrella

Chihuly Collection

The Chihuly Museum moved to downtown St. Pete in 2016 and the larger gallery is home to a dazzling collection of vessels and sculptures by Dale Chihuly, the most famous glass artist in the world. Don’t miss the gift shop where you’ll find calendars, apparel and glass art. Stay colorfully dry during Florida rainy season with this umbrella featuring that magical ceiling display. 

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13 Royal Stewart Red Bowtie

Celtic Shop of Dunedin

If you enjoy the sound of bagpipes, try Dunedin, which loves to celebrate its Celtic culture with pubs, clubs and festivals. Take home a little green pride with you from the Celtic Shop of Dunedin, a quirky spot with lots of Celtic trinkets, including the ever-popular Celtic bowtie. 

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14 Hogan's Beach Shop

Hogan's Beach Shop

Central Florida is home to a few celebrities, but probably none as big – literally – as Hulk Hogan. Terry Bollea, Hogan’s real name, grew up in the Tampa Bay area and has lived around Clearwater for a couple of decades. The retired professional wrestler opened Hogan’s Beach Shop in Clearwater Beach in 2012, and it’s a mini-muse-um about the larger-than-life persona. It includes an impressive collection of tumblers showcasing many professional wrestlers. Plus, the Hulkster occasionally makes appearances to sign merchandise at the shop.

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15 Sister Agnes Soap

Milagros Soap Company

Found amongst a variety of unique bath and beauty items and eclectic home décor accessories are Sister Agnes Soaps. These natural, handmade soaps come in many different custom shapes and sizes with more than 100 scents and are found only at Milagros in St. Pete. Not only are they good for the body, but they accent your home with their unique design and beautiful fragrance. 

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16 Surreal Leggings

Dali Museum

One of St. Pete’s claim to fame is the Salvador Dali Museum, situated on the city’s glorious waterfront. A trip through the museum is a must-do while you’re here, but you shouldn’t leave without visiting the gift shop. A popular pick is the leggings designed after Dali’s Apparatus and Hand. Seek out the history behind the painting on a guided tour through the museum, then regale your friends with your knowledge when they complement your cool tank. 

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17 Calusa Press Print

Calusa Press Co.

Visit this St. Pete print studio and gift shop to find a rotating selection of local and international items. From art to jewelry, prints to paper goods, Calusa Press Co. showcases unique items that highlight the area as well as gift ideas that would look great in your home.

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BoTiki

City: Gulfport

Address
3015 Beach Blvd S
FL

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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

City: Tarpon Springs

Address
Dodecanese Boulevard
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Phone: 727-937-6109

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Pinellas Chocolate

City: Largo

Address
10550 72nd St N #504
FL

Phone: 727-914-9866

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Florida Windworks

City: Madeira Beach

Address
Johns Pass Village, 13009 Village Blvd.
FL

Phone: 727-320-9463

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Chihuly Collection

City: St. Petersburg

Address
720 Central Ave
FL

Phone: 727-822-7872

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Celtic Shop of Dunedin

City: Dunedin

Address
354 Main St
FL

Phone: 727-733-2200

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Dali Museum

City: St. Petersburg

Address
One Dali Blvd.
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Phone: 727-823-3767

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