Tired of buying the same old flowers and store-bought chocolates every Valentine’s Day? This year, spice it up and buy that special person something unique that they will truly enjoy and remember.
2117 E. 7th Ave.
Ybor City, FL 33605
If you have a foodie in your life, then shower them with some of the most amazing Columbia Restaurant-inspired gifts. Located next to Ybor City’s famous Columbia Restaurant, the shop features gift baskets beginning at just $39.95 as well as hand-crafted dishes that are perfect for any home. The famous Columbia Restaurant 1905 Dressing is also available for just $4.95 as well as sangria mix and pitchers perfect for any occasion. But, if there is too much to choose from, then pick up a gift card or shop online for even more ideas.
El Molino Gourmet Coffee Shop
2012 E. 7th Ave.
Ybor City, FL 33605
If that special someone is a coffee aficionado, then Ybor City’s famous El Molino Coffee Shop is the place to go. El Molino is a family owned and operated business that has been serving some of Tampa’s best coffee for decades. The shop has gourmet espresso varieties that begin at just $7 a bag. For gourmet coffee drinkers, the selection choices include Kona, Celebes, Brazilian and much more — all for under $10 each. But that’s not all. There are several options in coffee flavors that include hazelnut, chocolate and snickerdoodle and many more. Coffee isn’t the only gourmet beverage at El Molino’s. Select tea varieties are also on hand including earl grey and British breakfast. El Molino also has a variety of coffee and tea accessories.
“POPera” – Florida Opera Festival
David A. Straz Jr. Center
1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: Feb. 14-17
This Valentine’s Day, celebrate love with “POPera” with the Florida Opera Festival at the Straz Center. Opera lovers will thoroughly enjoy famous music from Broadway favorites as well as scores from world famous operas. The international selection will include some of the best musical works ever to be made and create a loving atmosphere for Valentine’s weekend.
Russell’s Western Wear
6027 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33614
For cowboys and cowgirls looking for a unique gift for their Valentine, Tampa’s Russell’s Western Wear is the place to find the perfect gift. Russell’s has cowboy boots at an affordable price for men and women beginning at just $59.99. Also available are Western-style jackets and vests for men and women for under $100. But, every Western fan of course needs an authentic hat available in all shapes and styles. Russell’s also sells accessories such as belt buckles and jewelry.
2718 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629
Tampa’s well-known trendy antique store Wisteria is just the place to find the perfect gift for someone who likes artistic pieces. The shop also features unique desk accessories, handbags and other collectibles. For ladies, there are also handbags and other priceless accessories that will be unlike any other gift. Prices on these antiques are very reasonable and definitely unforgettable.
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.