Our Blog

News & Events at Olympus Harbour Island

View our blog below for the latest on what's happening around our community!

Olympus Harbour Island Blog Feed

Return To Blog
two women window shopping outdoors while holding bags | Tampa Novelty Shops

Window Shop at These Tampa Novelty Shops

We are all guilty of last-minute holiday shopping, especially with the convenience of fast shipping and online stores. Brick-and-mortar boutiques offer a more thoughtful approach when it comes to gift-giving. Luckily, the weather here makes it easy for us to get around, so there is no need to shop online to browse for goods. Instead, check out these local Tampa novelty shops near our Tampa apartments.

Salt Pines

Salt Pines is a great one-stop shop with gifts for everyone. It's the perfect place to find something for the outdoorsy people in your life and anyone who loves going to the beach. Located in the stylish Hyde Park Village neighborhood of Tampa, you'll find a variety of stores inside this shopping area, all with unique accessories, gifts, and lifestyle items. After you're done holiday shopping, stop in for a treat at one of Hyde Park's many restaurants.

Mojo Books and Records

Mojo Books and Records is one of the only locally owned stores of its kind. Music lovers will appreciate the authenticity of some of the amazing vinyl you'll find here; no matter what you're looking for, there are a lot of options to choose from. They also serve coffee. If you're looking for a low-key and vibey place to hang out while searching for that perfect gift, then look no further.

Hazel + Dot

Another thing we love about locally owned shops is that they often carry locally made goods. Here, Hazel + Dot's inventory is nearly 75% locally sourced, and they are always collaborating with other small businesses, making our Tampa community even better. Head to this colorful shop if you want to have the most unique gift at this year's gift exchange.

Maybe you need something quick and for a larger group of people, or you're looking for something beyond these Tampa novelty shops. May we suggest the delicious gift of donuts? Let us know how you'll be doing your holiday shopping this year. If you're looking for a new home, schedule a tour with Olympus Harbor Islands today.