There are many Tampa Bay shops and businesses that specialize in handmade gifts. Whether they are holiday-inspired ornaments, ceramics, apparel or other trinkets, there is most definitely a gift for everyone on your list. The shops below include the five best Tampa Bay businesses for handmade gifts this holiday season.
5127 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33603
Tampa’s Cleanse Apothecary has a wide variety of handmade bath and body products. The shop offers a wide variety of gifts and products made of natural materials. There are handmade fragrances that give a fresh, flower smell that are sure to brighten someone’s day. Prices at Cleanse Apothecary are quite reasonable and will definitely fit any budget. There are also gift basket options that are each handmade according to the gift recipient. Not only can gifts be purchased at the shop, but the Cleanse Apothecary will also ship gifts across the country for the holidays as well.
645 Central Ave #11
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
St. Petersburg’s eve-N-odd has a wide variety of handmade gifts and art, all at affordable prices. Products include Katherine Michael’s folk art, etched glass, handmade dolls and much more. Eve-N-odd will be open late during the week of December 14th until December 21st, 2013 for extra time to holiday shop. The gallery has a wide variety of abstract and folk art and all types of genres.
Tampa, FL 33609
Ki Designs is a custom boutique that was established in 2010 but was moved to a strictly online company this past August. Products include hand-painted wreaths for all occasions including sports, Chanukah, Christmas and everyday décor. Custom glasses such as tumblers and wine glasses are hand painted for everyday special occasions and all priced around $25. Ki Designs is a great site to stop by for a unique personalized gift that shows the thoughtfulness put into purchasing it. Orders usually take about two weeks to fulfill but rush orders can be arranged with notice. Tampa Bay residents can arrange a local pickup with no shipping costs.
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Singing Stone Gallery and Studio
1903 N. 19th St.
Ybor City, FL 33605
The Singing Stone Gallery and Studio is located in the famous Ybor City district of Tampa. The gallery has a wide variety of handmade jewelry including pendants, rings, earrings and bracelets. All jewelry is handcrafted at the studio using nothing but sterling silver, gold and white gold. Handcrafted rings are functional and can be custom made for every order. The Singing Stone Gallery not only has a variety of women’s jewelry but also men’s jewelry as well. If taking the Tampa Downtown Trolley, exit at the first stop to visit the Singing Stone Gallery and Studio.
Treasures of Morocco
655 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
St. Petersburg’s Treasure of Morocco specializes in handmade gifts that channel the country of Morocco. You can expect to find a large variety of Moroccan-style clothes for both men and women including shirts, scarves and shawls all hand sewn with traditional colors representing the Moroccan culture. There is also home décor including lamps that are hand painted as well as woven rugs. All gifts at the Treasures of Morocco can be found and purchased at affordable rates. If you are buying for someone who may not live in the Tampa Bay area, shipping in the United States can be arranged.
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