Whether it’s chocolates, flowers, a wine vineyard or buying a gift that is perfect for their favorite hobby, there are stores in the Bay area that can help. There is also no reason to break the bank when there are plenty of affordable gifts that are still sentimental. Below you will find a list of some of the stores in Tampa Bay that will help make Valentine’s Day gift buying a bit easier.
305 E. Madison St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Tampa’s Hayman Jewelry has a wide variety of fine jewelry at great prices. Family owned and operated, Hayman Jewelry offers nothing but the best to its customers who may be selecting something special for any occasion. Hayman also carries Chamilla Jewelry, which is fine jewelry featuring Swarovski elements and an extensive selection of charms. Hayman also has a selection of men’s watches at discounted rates and as low as $100 fro a Seiko brand. Of course, if you are waiting for Valentine’s Day to “pop the question,” stop by Hayman Jewelry to see its inventory of custom engagement rings.
Keel and Curley Winery
5210 W. Thonotosassa Road
Plant City, FL 33565
This Valentine’s Day, take that special someone on a day trip to make memories that will last a lifetime. Plant City’s Keel and Curley Winery, located in the Napa Valley of the Bay, is a great venue to spend the day taking a winery and brewery tour or even enjoying live music at the wine bar. On Friday, February 14th, there will be four different tours on the hour from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The tour, along with a wine tasting of up to 10 wines, is $15 per person. There is a cover charge for the wine bar and live entertainment which is just $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased online in advance for both of these options.
Oops a Daisy
7130 Big Bend Road
Gibsonton, FL 33534
New to the Tampa Bay area, Oops a Daisy flower shop is a great addition to southern Hillsborough County. The professional staff makes incredible bouquets of only the freshest of flowers including, but not limited to, roses and carnations. Besides the gorgeous flower arrangements, Oops A Daisy also adorns the title of an Official Yankee Candle Distributor including candle baskets. There are also other gift basket options including gourmet cuisine. Oops A Daisy is quite affordable and the delivery of such beautiful arrangements and baskets will make the perfect addition to any Valentine’s Day.
615 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
Qachbal’s Chocolatier is located in downtown Tampa’s Channelside Bay Plaza. Qachabl’s is a family owned and operated business started by Candy Qachbal. Since 2005, Qachbal’s has been known for its homemade fudge in different flavors, chocolate-covered Oreos and marshmallows. Fudge flavors include chocolate, chocolate walnut, chocolate pecan, peanut butter and pecan praline. There are also bakery items inclduing homemade delectable cheesecakes, cupcakes, brownies and much more. Jumbo homemade cookies are also available for $12 a half dozen. Some ordering may be done online, but stop by to get an idea of the full selection and everything Qachbal’s has to offer.
14308 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
Running has quickly become one of America’s most popular pastimes. Around the country and especially in the Tampa Bay area, 5Ks, half marathons, marathons and triathlons are constantly taking place. If that special someone in your life is an avid runner, then stop by Tampa’s Running Center and pick up some running equipment, maybe even a new pair of shoes. All of the Running Center’s employees are experienced in running and some are even current collegiate athletes and well-versed in answering questions. The Running Center carries brands such as NIKE, Brooks, Saucony and much more. Visit the official website for more information and even coupons.
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