Between twinkling holiday lights, jingling bells, and bright smiles full of wonder, the holiday season is a truly magical time of year. Unfortunately, finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list isn’t always dusted with holiday magic like the season itself. In fact, trying to find a unique gift that your loved ones will enjoy can be a cause of great frustration.
If you’re having a tough time choosing what to put under the tree this holiday season, look no further. We’ve got just the touch of magic that you need to get all of those names on your list an unforgettable gift! With so many unique holiday gift ideas for Christmas in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, you’ll never be left gifting another pair of socks again!
For the Craft Beer Nerd
It’s no question that the St. Petersburg and Clearwater area is home to some serious craft beer lovers. For the beer nerd in your life, we’ve found the perfect place to snag a unique gift that will keep on giving!
Located in Downtown St. Petersburg, Avid Brew Company offers an incredible variety of homebrewing supplies. They carry everything that a potential homebrewer would need from ingredient kits and fermenters to brewing classes where interested beginners can experience the process before diving in. The crew is always happy to lend a hand to beginning brewers. An added bonus: you can sip on a pint of beer from the brewery adjoining to their retail store as you shop!
For the Lover of Local
The St. Petersburg-Clearwater region is home to some top-notch markets. If you’re feeling completely lost on what to get for someone, attending one of the many local markets featuring makers from the area is a foolproof way to find some inspiration.
There are several recurring markets to swing by before the holidays arrive: St. Petersburg’s Saturday Morning Market takes place every Saturday, and the Royal Palm Market is held every Thursday in the Edge District. Both feature a wide variety of vendors from artisanal pickles and handmade pasta to kitschy pet toys and one-of-a-kind décor. No matter who you’re shopping for, you’re sure to find something for them at a local market.
For the One Seeking Tranquility
The holidays are magical, but let’s face it- they can also be a bit stressful. If you have someone on your list who has been kicking it into overdrive this season and could probably use some rest and relaxation, consider gifting them a float session! This gift offers something a bit more unique than simply a massage or spa day. There are a few locations in the St. Petersburg and Clearwater that offer float tank experiences where guests float effortlessly in an Epsom salt solution that allows a feeling of weightlessness and full-body relaxation. If this sounds right for one of your recipients this year, check out Best Day Floats or St. Pete Salt Works.
For the Eccentric Soul
Shopping for someone who’s into more eclectic items? Take a peek around some of St. Petersburg's most unique, local shops. The 600 Block of St. Petersburg on Central Avenue is teeming with spots that you can snag a memorable gift from: The Merchant, White Owl Market, and ZaZoo'd are all great gifting locations, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
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For the Minimalist
For some, the holiday season is centered around the concept of less being more. Do you know someone who’s trying to declutter their home or downsize their wardrobe? Maybe they’re concerned with their holiday’s ecological footprint? Consider making a donation on their behalf to a cause that they support! They’ll be thrilled at your thoughtfulness, and they won’t be left with a trinket that will end up in the trash in a few months.
The holidays can be hard, but they don’t have to be. Embrace the holiday magic during your shopping this season, and most importantly, enjoy the process! After all, it does only come around once a year. And why not make it a little more special with one of these unique holiday gift ideas in St. Petersburg and Clearwater?
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