Shop Small St. Pete: the local holiday gift guide

Shop Small St. Pete: the local holiday gift guide

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Celebrate Small Businesses in St. Pete with the new Shop Small St. Pete Holiday Gift Guide. 

Below you will find a curated array of local businesses offering some of the most unique gifts in the ‘Burg. 


If you’re looking to wear your love for the city, just remember you can always shop for tees, tanks, mugs, beach towels and more on the I Love the ‘Burg shop

Plus, one of the best gifts you can give yourself right now is a ticket to Whiskey Wonderland at Coastal Creative on December 4. 

Shine a light on St. Pete Small Businesses

We also wanted to give a major shoutout to our sponsors who do so much to make sure I Love the ‘Burg can continue to celebrate this beautiful city. 

Start by giving the gift of downtown St. Pete vacation. Nothing compares to a weekend poolside at The Hollander Hotel. Enjoy fine dining in the taproom, or a drink poolside at the H2O Bar.

Need to find a community? Join The Body Electric Yoga Company, or The BE Athletic Company


There’s nothing more resplendent than an adventure to St. Pete Saltworks. Floating is the perfect for stress/anxiety relief, achieve better sleep, and pain management. Learn more, and get gift cards online.

For the coffee lover, consider a Kahwa Coffee Gift Box or Gift Card

A gift card to any of the Red Mesa Restaurants is always a great stocking stuffer.

Do you want to shop small at more than 300 vendors? Don’t miss LocalShops1’s Shopapalooza at Vinoy Park November 27 and 28.

Keep the [email protected]’s Handmade Holizaar on your radar, too. This local market is set for Saturday, December 11.

Looking to upgrade your home decor? Page Boy is a brand new vintage shop with more personality than any local business we have ever encountered.

If you need a holiday glow up, we highly recommend you pay a visit to Maison Glo on 4th Street North – the skin care savior of St. Pete. Yes, you can also give the gift of Glo. 


If you’re looking for a fresh holiday look, visit our friends at Machine Shop Barber Company.

Featured Businesses

ShapeShifter Fish and Friends

ShapeShifter Fish and Friends is a multiFUNctioncal sun protective wear company featuring Tampa Bay marine life, in sizes for the whole family. Our brand was created to inspire friendship, support diversity, and motivate you to get outside. We have 17 designs (and growing), Friends come in all shapes colors and sizes. A portion of the proceeds of every shirt we sell goes towards Project FIN, which provides sun protection to the homeless community.

Upstairs St. Pete

Upstairs Boutique is a unique addition to Rollin’ Oats, that is locally owned and operated under the same management. The boutique offers many items from brands like Voluspa, Rifle Paper Co., Handed By Bags, Bella Tunno, Michel Design Works and more. Items range from candles, jewelry, and handbags, to household goods, self care products, baby clothing and pet items. This makes it the perfect holiday shopping destination.

2842 Dr. MLK Jr. St N.

Zubrick Magic Theatre

The Zubrick Magic Theatre is a spectacular venue that gives audiences an intimate and unforgettable evening of magical entertainment.  Add a little sparkle and magic to that special someone’s holiday season with a Gift Certificate to attend a performance at the Zubrick Magic Theatre.
1211 1st Avenue North, Suite 101

Thyme Saver Meals

Our goal with Thyme Saver is to relieve the unwanted and unnecessary stress of figuring out the dreaded question of “what’s for dinner?”. We shop, chop, prep, and deliver homestyle meals that are easy to heat and taste delicious. We have gift certificates and weekly rotating menus that can be ordered online!

Editor's Choice

Bohemian Reves

This local shop features some of the best candles, and decorations in the Sunshine City. Prefect for finding stocking stuffers, and a few enchanting items to treat yourself with. 

1620 Central Ave

How could you not love these gorgeous, artisanal crayons and chalks. They come in a variety of customizable shapes and sizes, but I’m always excited for dinosaur-shaped crayons. Shop the whole collection online. 


Reno's Surf Shop

This spot for longboards, skate boards, sandals, and some of the best clothes around from top brands has operated in St. Pete for nearly 40 years. It’s an institution that’s navigated its way through a pandemic and is ready to hook you up with a new surf board, or some new fits for the winter. 

1031 4th Street North

The Merchant St. Pete

This shop supports well over 80 local vendors. The shop is replete with art prints, tasty treats, clothing from Dark Cycle, hats, greeting cards and more. It’s the epitome of “shop small.”

633 Central Avenue

Tombolo Books

Do you love books? Do your kids love books? Then venture to a space bursting with amazing, meticulously curated picks from local booksellers. Tombolo Books not only features the top award winning titles, but it also is home to myriad local authors. Plus, there are cards, candles, journals, book marks, and even Ted Lasso mugs.

2153 1st Avenue South. 

Pure With Love

Pure With Love is a locally based, organic soap company founded by Jasmine Elhaddad. This online shop features artisan soaps, aromas, and skincare items. They’re almost too pretty to use. 


ARTpool Gallery

This funky vintage shop at art co-op is a St. Pete institution. Marina Williams is a champion for all things local, and absolutely helps all of her shoppers discover their own kind of shine. They also have some fantastic vintage band tees, stickers, patches and pins. 

2030 Central Avenue

More Businesses

Wine Me?

Wine Me? is an American hand painted wine glass company. Combining great style and unsurpassed quality, Wine Me? has gained a strong following amongst wine lovers around the country.

Stop in to this gem and jewelry oasis at 631 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL to create a unique and colorful story for a friend or loved one!

Heartful Creations by Gabriela

A momma making handmade accessories from the heart! Adorn yourself in gorgeous, handmade jewelry fresh from the Sunshine City. 

Martian Follicles

Martian Follicles owner Krista specializes in textured cuts, French bobs, razor cuts & shags.

415 3rd Street South, Suite 108


Paperfinch Design

A local graphic artist specializing in home decor and gifts with a wanderlust theme – and you KNOW I have a ton of St Pete goodies.

Renee Bollin Studio

Renee Bollin Studio creates gorgeous illustrated maps and cards of Tampa and St. Petersburg! They have an online etsy shop where you can order these locally inspired designs! 

Wandering Whisk Bakeshop

Jennifer Jacobs makes dessert dreams come to brilliant life with her stunning and sweet designs. A special Christmas menu is forthcoming. 

4505 Park Blvd N Suite 5

The Dali Museum

A membership to The Dali Museum is the gift that keeps on giving, especially with the arrival of a brand new Picasso Exhibit. 

1 Dali Boulevard

MisRed Outfitters

MisRed is one of the original clothing boutiques on Central Avenue. The locally owned shop features some of the best fashion, and accessories one could ask for. It’s as much a spot to treat someone as it is to treat yourself. 


615 Central Avenue

The Refugee and Migrant Women's Initiative

Sew Much Hope Project (SMHP) is the collaborative social enterprise program of The Refugee and Migrant Women’s Initiative (RAMWI), a 501(c)3 organization located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Their mission is to empower, engage, and support refugee and migrant women as they resettle in the Tampa Bay Area. The women in the social enterprise work together to sew high-quality women’s accessories and home decor items, which are sold on our website

Rescue Me Pet Bakery

The holidays are the perfect time to treat your pup. This is a locally owned home-based pet bakery. They offer natural locally sourced products as much as possible. 

Evie's Boutique

This boutique showcases a unique avenue of an extensive selection of products. Evie’s fashion philosophy is very inclusive; clothing and accessories are available in all sizes.

PetWorks St. Pete

PetWorks offers a wide array of pet supplies, treats, and accessories for your pup. They also just opened a new spot for grooming in the heart of downtown St. Pete.

1 Beach Drive, # 106

111 2nd Ave NE #113B

What better way to spend time with loved ones than a done-for-you picnic in a prime location in St. Pete? Check out for more info!


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