Deck the Halls with #GiftsFromGandy

There is something magical about the holidays — the lights, the food, the time spent with family and friends. You can’t help but get in the spirit. But, holiday shopping can be stressful. The panic and rush to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list can turn even the happiest elf into The Grinch.  This year we invite you to take a break from the holiday mall madness and enjoy what your backyard has to offer: shopping, dining, and recreation on Gandy Boulevard.

Gandy Boulevard is a hallmark main street in Tampa that connects Tampa with St. Petersburg across the Bay and iconic Bayshore Boulevard. It is lined with local shops and national brands and intersects with major retail roadways such as Westshore Boulevard, Dale Mabry Highway, and MacDill Avenue.

On Gandy, you’ll find the season’s most sought-after toy, a unique hand-made gift, the perfect vintage bottle, a spa experience, or a festive floral arrangement. We even have bicycles and automobiles! You can find all your #GiftsFromGandy right here in your neighborhood.

Not sure what to get your friends and family this holiday season? Pick up a gift card to any one of our many retailers. Too tired to cook? Stop by locally owned or national chain restaurants for good food close to home. Want to treat yourself after shopping for everyone else? From beauty stores, to nail salons and spas – you have your choice on how best to relax. And don’t worry! There are even some stores open 24 hours on Gandy for your last-minute gift needs.

When you #ShopGandy, you not only find something for everyone on your list, you support local businesses and nurture a sense of community. For every $100 you spend a local retailer, $68 is re-invested into the community.  When you shop local, you create local jobs and create more choice among consumers. You also help create a neighborhood identity, help the environment by reducing emission gasses, and make your community a destination.

Finding the perfect gift close to home while also supporting your neighborhood? Sounds like a winning combination to us.

Wishing you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season. See you on Gandy!