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Best Places To Buy Gifts For Grads In Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay certainly has an eclectic array of shops. All of the places on this list offer great gifts for the graduate in your life. There are many places to shop and find that perfect gift for the graduate in your life, but at the shops on this list you will find gifts from classic to trendy to chic. These shops offer classy gifts for graduates that are also budget wise.

Serendipity Accents & Gifts
231 E. Davis Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 254-1535

Serendipity means to have or make a fortunate discovery by accident. Wow, that will sum up your feelings when entering this quizzically cool yet quaint little shop. You can find everything here from stationary to oriental art to cute tiny hand sewn beaded purses. The staff is friendly and the shop itself is designed for the shopping of gift giving. If you have a graduate to shop for, you will not be disappointed.

The Green Boutique
1032 Bloomingdale Ave.
Valrico, FL 33596
(813) 685-9494

This shop will have something for the most discerning graduate on your list. This shop could be listed under many headings because they carry so many truly unique items. If you need a classic gift or a whimsical one you can find it at The Green Boutique and items are priced to fit any budget.

Lost In Time
800 2nd Ave. N.E.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 823-7493

Lost in Time is a very unique gift shop. Come here for the budding archaeologist on your list. This shop is a rare find with real fossils, Native American Indian arrowheads and raw crystal just to name a few items. The shop's owner is an Archaeologist and his staff are all well trained and knowledgeable. Stop by for a treat for yourself as well as to locate a unique thoughtful gift for the graduate on your list.

Related: Best Ways To Celebrate Native American History And Culture In Tampa Bay

Gifts By Maria
4816 N. Armenia Ave.
Tampa, FL 33603
(888) 563-3565

Gifts By Maria specializes in two areas: unique gifts and hard to buy for people. At this upscale 4,000-square-foot space you will find something for all taste. Gifts By Maria has been in business over twenty years due to their top quality merchandise as well as wonderful customer service. At this shop you will find everything from sunglasses to luggage. This unique shop even offers custom gift baskets. You can shop in person at the shop in Tampa or if you prefer they offer online shopping.

Simply Elegant Gift Boutique
12219 W. Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33626
(813) 854-2274

This very unique little shop is a gem of a find. At Simply Elegant they have many items that are one of a kind. If you are shopping for that special gift that no one else will be giving, this is the shop to check out. They have gifts from jewelry to home decor to every accessory you can imagine. Another wonderful thing about this shop is the fact they get many new items every week.

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Classic Boutique
2678 Bayshore Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698

This little shop is top notch in both class and selection. One of the key features of this shop is so many name brands under one roof. The shop also offers free shipping and gift wrap adding to the list of reasons to shop here. This little shop offers all types of collectibles. One of the most popular type of collections offered here are the figurines. Some of the many name brands you will find here are Mud Pie, Hummel, Pandora,Swarovski and even Armani. This Boutique also sells various art from local artist.

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Sherrie Beth is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on

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