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Best Places For Mother’s Day Gifts In Tampa Bay

April 21, 2014 8:00 AM

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When it comes to buying that perfect gift for the mom in your life, pay close attention to detail. Whether it’s your mom, grandma, aunt, mother-in-law or any of the special ladies in your life, choose something that they will enjoy. Throughout the Tampa Bay area, there are many places to buy that special gift. Whether it’s flowers, family portraits, salon services or maybe even edible bouquets, here are a few ideas the best gift for Mother’s Day.
Bay Bouquet
203 W. Platt St.
Tampa, Florida 33606
(813) 258-2686
www.baybouquet.com

Whether far away or nearby, make your mom’s day special with a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered right to her front door. Located in the heart of the city, Bay Bouquet is within driving distance of many Tampa Bay communities. There are many choices for a great Mother’s Day bouquet. There is a Blooming Hydrangea Basket for $50 that includes a beautiful array of fresh hydrangeas in a delightful and delicate basket. The Topiary Bouquet is just $35 and is delivered in a ceramic pot filled with pink carnations of different sizes as well as other floral designs and finished with a pink ribbon. Among the wide variety of floral arrangements found at Bay Bouquet, there is also a Mother’s Day-specific arrangement that includes many types of flowers and is $90. Orders can be placed at Bay Bouquet or online 24 hours, seven days a week.

Flowers to Eat
Terrace North Plaza
12838 N. 56th St.
Temple Terrace, Florida 33617
(813) 341-2EAT (2328)
www.flowerstoeat.com

Want to send your mom a delightful bouquet, but feel that a traditional floral arrangement is too mundane? Flowers to Eat are a modern and healthy way to send a bouquet for that special moment. Flowers to Eat’s bouquets are completely edible and made of only the finest food, usually fresh fruit. Arrangements include a Citrus Burst Bouquet for $65 that includes pineapple, cantaloupe and honeydew, mostly covered and decorated with white chocolate. The Strawberry Apple Banana Bliss is one of the most unique bouquets for $95 with strawberries, apples and bananas dipped in Belgium chocolate, coconut, toffee and even chocolate chips. If you are looking for something a bit smaller, the Confetti Berries arrangements would be the best idea for $28. This arrangement includes a beautiful assortment of chocolate-covered strawberries all specially delivered in a lovely gift box. There are also gourmet candied apples for about $15 each, all decorated in delicious chocolate, and include flowers and/or heart designs to add the perfect touch.

The Gallery Studios
705 S. Rome Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33606
(813) 254-9575
www.thegalllerystudios.com

The Gallery Studios is located in the Hyde Park section of downtown Tampa, just blocks from the scenic Bayshore Boulevard. The studio is known for its professional photography and has even done shoots with local news agencies. This Mother’s Day, gather the family and give your mom a gift of a gorgeous family portrait that she can treasure forever. The Gallery Studios has great customer service and always assures that the customer is completely satisfied with their photo session. Portraits can be for families, children, pets and even corporate occasions. A 30-minute session includes 30 images for just $75 in studio. A location shoot for 45 minutes includes 50 images and costs $125. Retouching is available to ensure that photos are just right to capture that perfect moment. Sessions can be booked online.

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Tribeca Salon
920 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33606
(813) 250-0208
www.tribecasalon.com

Tampa’s Tribeca Salon is one of the city’s most modern and fashionable salons offering nothing but the latest styles in haircuts, coloring, makeup and other services. For Mother’s Day, give your mom something that will allow her to spend a little time on herself. Tribeca Salon has gift certificates available for purchase. If you don’t have time to stop by the salon, make it easier and simply log online and click on the gift certificate tab. You can then choose the amount that you wish to purchase and then choose the occasion for which you are celebrating. There are six designs available including flowers and different colors. Visit the site for prices of services offered by the Tribeca Salon to ensure the correct amount for the gift certificate.

Yacht Starship Dinner Cruise
603 Channelside Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 223-7999
www.yachtstarship.com

Tampa’s premiere dining cruise, the Yacht Starship will be hosting its annual Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner Cruises. These cruises are a perfect opportunity to dine on five-star cuisine as well as see and hear the sights and sounds of the Tampa skyline and the Hillsborough River. These cruises also include entertainment and a reserved table. The first brunch cruise will board at 10:30 a.m. and depart at 11 a.m. before returning to the dock at 1 p.m. The second brunch cruise will board at 2 p.m. before departing at 2:30 p.m. and then returning back to the dock at 4:30 p.m. The dinner cruise will board at 5:30 p.m. and then depart at 6 p.m. before returning at around 8 p.m. Prices for the brunch cruises will be $49.95 for adults and $29.95 for children. Prices for the dinner cruise will be $74.95 for adults and $39.95 for children. These prices will also be added to an additional port fee and tax. Reservations can be booked online at the Yacht Starship website.

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Bethany Cohen is a resident of Tampa and enjoys sharing her love for the city with others. Bethany loves traveling and learning about new cultures. She currently writes for Examiner.com. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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