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The St. Pete Holiday Gift Guide

The St. Pete Holiday Gift Guide

Photo courtesy City of St. Pete

The holidays are here, which means our gift lists are full of friends, family and loved ones to pick out the perfect present for. Luckily, St. Pete is chock full of great local shops, stores, restaurants and more who make it easy to not only find the right gift, but to get it from somewhere local (and often with a St. Pete flair.).

While this list certainly doesn’t cover everywhere in St. Pete you can find something great (even on the internet, we might run out of room to cover them all), these are some of our favorites in the Sunshine City when it comes to holiday shopping. 

While Alesia is most celebrated for their Vietnamese and French cuisine, their KNOOUK Market and Provisions is a hidden gem, offering an incredible market full of hand-picked goods from craft honey to decadent wines and everything in between.

Gifting Offer: For every $100 in gift cards, get an additional $10!

For the person who’s always looking to mark the next thing off their bucket list, the Florida Springs Passport is the perfect tool to help them explore 20 of the beautiful Florida springs, complete with full guides on what activities to tray at each one.

In the Sunshine City, few things pair better with any day in St. Pete than a cool treat, and the craft ice cream from Small Batch Creamery makes for the sweetest gift around no matter what time of year it is.

ShapeShifter Fish and Friends

Nothing says “I live in Florida” (or visit Florida often) like sun-protective apparel, and the lineup of animal and marine-themed shirts, hats, sunglasses and more by ShapeShifter Fish and Friends are great gifts for any person at any age. Use code ILTB at checkout to get 10% off your order!

Zubrick Magic Theatre

The most magical time of the year calls for the most magical gift of all – the chance to see one of the most incredible performances anywhere in Tampa Bay, as Zubrick Magic Theatre puts on a truly impressive and mindblowing show.

Food & Drinks

Alesia Restaurant – While Alesia is most celebrated for their Vietnamese and French cuisine, their KNOOUK Market and Provisions is a hidden gem, offering an incredible market full of hand-picked goods from craft honey to decadent wines and everything in between.

Book + Bottle, Cellarmasters, or Hawthorne Bottle Shop – For the wine drinker in your life, give the gift they can use any night of the week and pick out a bottle or three from our favorite local wine shops, who can all offer great recs.

Herban Flow – With Dry January right around the corner, our friends at Herban Flow are a must-visit with an incredible line of non-alcoholic drinks that will help anyone enjoy a healthier lifestyle..

Just Cause Chocolates – For the sweet tooth in your life, the range of custom and specialty concoctions from Just Cause Chocolates will satisfy any craving, and their wide variety of options ensures there’s something for everyone (and enough to tempt you into buying your own, too…)

Mazzaro’s Italian Market – Admittedly, this is also a present for the shopper, too. But the endless shelves of imported goods, fancy cheeses, incredible wines, craft beers, take-home meals and various knick-knacks will surely help cross at least one person off your list.

Kahwa Coffee – If there is one thing everyone needs more of going into the year 2024, it’s more caffeine, and a gift card or a bag of coffee from Kahwa is the perfect way to keep your loved ones moving.

Toffee To Go – The sweetest people in your life deserve the sweetest treats around, and Toffee To Go delivers just that with three different flavors of incredible craft toffees.

Home Goods, Decor & Clothing

Alameda Vintage Decor – The holidays are a time for nostalgia and meaning, and the vintage items from Alameda are the perfect gift to not only convey warmth and care, but to give someone wall decor they can enjoy year-round (and think of you whenever they see it). 

Atlas – This is one of the best clothing boutiques in St. Pete. Find the perfect fit for a night out, and the beach at this locally-owned EDGE District fashion hot spot. 919 Central Avenue.

nEaT neat neAT – Sometimes you need a one-stop-shop where you can browse and find something different and unqique for everybody, and this store is one of our favorites for unusual gifts, housewares, local and not so local art, personal care, and much more.

Sew Pinellas – Why give a present, when you can teach someone to make their own? For those who enjoy a more experiential gift, sewing lessons from Sew Pinellas are an interactive present that they’ll be able to keep using for life.

Twig – Conveniently located in Downtown St. Pete, Twig is a phenomenal boutique with a global collection of clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, stationery items and much more, offering the perfect spot to drop in and knock out more than a few people on your shopping list.

Upstairs St. Pete – Housed on the second floor above Rollin’ Oats, Upstairs Boutique is one of our favorites for unique gifts, seasonal decor, and truly anything you could ever need to host a party.

Your CBD Store – From stocking stuffers to full gift boxes, Your CBD Store is a veritable emporium of presents that deliver exactly what the mind and body need before, during and after the holidays – relaxation and the gift of feeling great.

The St. Pete Store – For people who can’t get enough of the Sunshine City (especially your friends and family who count down to every visit) the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce’s brick-and-mortar store has the best in St. Pete goods and souvenirs.

Tombolo Books – One of our favorite local bookstores is packed full of the biggest releases, indie favorites, local and Florida authors, children’s books, and truly something for any reader. Plus, they offer free gift wrapping.

The Werk Gallery – There may not be a better place to find a gift for the art lover in your life than The Werk Gallery, as they showcase an incredible array of beautiful pieces, from jewelry and postcards to local artwork and ancient creations.


ECOmersion Kayaking – In the city surrounded by water – and with nearly year-round beautiful weather – one of the must-try experiences is kayaking, and ECOmersion offers several great options.

Estate Cigars – Estate Cigars is one of our favorite new places to open recently, and their incredible array of curated cigars offers something for anyone who enjoys a good stogie or wants to have a night at the bar with the crew.

SA Kitesurf Adventures – Some people want things, while others want experiences. For the active person in your life, giving them the gift of hours in the sun learning to kiteboard or hydrofoil will be an unforgettable and unmatchable experience. 

St. Pete Cornhole – Backyard season is year-round in St. Pete, so for the person (or family) who can’t get enough of spending afternoons outdoors, a set of custom cornhole boards is the gift they’ll use every weekend and will be the object of envy for all who see it.

The Dog Bar – St. Pete is going to the dogs – in a good way. The Dog Bar is our go-to spot to bring our furry friends (and it helps they have drinks and food trucks for the humans), and the gift of play time out on the town for four-legged members of the family will always be adored.

The Pelican – Since debuting last summer, The Pelican has become a local favorite as the beautiful catamaran offers daily sunset cruises and trips to Egmont Key leaving from the St. Pete Pier.

Par Bar – For the sports lover in your life, few things are better than an afternoon or night at Par Bar, with their fantastic 18-hole mini golf course, bar full of craft beer, range of TVs, and rotating food trucks.

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