Looking a gift horse in the mouth may turn a party into an etiquette lesson, whereas looking a gift basilisk in the eyes will turn the birthday girl to stone. Give curse-free gifts and goods with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of specialty gifts at Gifts By Maria.
Gifts By Maria, winner of South/Central Tampa News & Tribune's Best Gift Shop 2010, boasts a 3,000-square-foot show room and an eclectic mix of upscale boutique gifts, ranging from handbags to stationary to fashion accessories. Gift-givers can snag a custom gift basket ($25–$250) to surprise a friend on her birthday, say “thank you” to a coworker, or stuff holiday stockings that should’ve been taken down months ago. Shoppers can also glamorize gadgets with an iPad cover by Spartina 449 ($38), exude pleasant aromas with the Thymes Moonflower roller ball parfum ($19.95), and make hands jealous of their lower-limbed counterparts with SwitchFlops by Lindsay Phillips, equipped with interchangeable straps ($24). Gifts By Maria houses an extensive line of Vera Bradley items ranging from handbags to shower caddies ($34), a stylish upgrade to soap-on-a-rope dangling from a waterproof fanny pack.
Gifts by Maria
Stocked with cute collectibles, hand-made home furnishings, and fashionable accessories, Gifts by Maria is a treasure trove of keepsakes and mementos. Under the sparkling light of a crystal chandelier, customers can find bath and body products, decorative figurines, and treat-packed gift baskets in Big Bad Wolf–proof packaging. Seasonal offerings include stocking stuffers, unstuffed stockings, and spooky Halloween-themed party favors.
4816 N Armenia Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33603Get Directions