Molly’s Gift Guide: These are a few of my favorite things

This season’s must-have stocking stuffer! Keyp is a denim phone wallet that conveniently holds both cards and keys. Nothing makes life more simple than always having your wallet on the back of your phone!  Keyp it together with keyp! $24.97. 2. Fun! Florida! Fabulous! These authentic Spiny Oyster Shells contain imperfections that give character […]


Shop online and stay local at these nine retailers

Yes, it’s  Cyber Monday, but that doesn’t mean you have to go the big-box route. In Tampa Bay, we can find easy-to-send gifts in our own back yard. Everything you love — and your friends will adore, too — is available online from a business near you. Here are nine Tampa Bay companies featuring unique items […]

Over the Top: Gifts for those who care to spend the very best

Sometimes a gift needs to make a statement. A statement like: “Money is no object.” Or: “I know this is ridiculously extravagant, my love, but you’re worth it.” Or: “You can never spend too much on wine.” If any of the above sound like something you’d say, you may be interested in the following. Classic […]

Shiny Packages: These gift boxes and package deals will brighten up your holidays

We’ve told you about the beauties of Bern’s Black Box, the treasure chest full of fine wines and whiskeys you can purchase from Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits. If you like that, how about boxes full of candy and popcorn, specially delivered? Or a variation on the box o’ wine, this one with a racy […]

Gift Guide: Museum Shops & Gallery Hops

For the discerning gift giver, a museum shop or a gallery hop can yield great finds. Seriously — you could finish up your entire holiday shopping list at area galleries and museums. Bonus: What you’ll find there is much more likely to be unique and well-crafted than something dropped off by an Amazon drone. Here’s […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Walk & Shop (& Drive) Sarasota

Fruitville, University, Bee Ridge may all feel like endless dioramas of American chain sameness, but the Sarasotas at the western end of these long slogs are worth it. Notice I used the plural; there are many walk-and-shop Sarasotas, but ya gotta drive to get to them all. So in this mini-roundup of holiday shopping ideas, […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Walk & Shop Hyde Park Village

The buzz is unmistakeable. After many stops and starts and openings and closings, South Tampa’s Hyde Park Village may finally be living its best life. Change began when Boston-based WS Development bought the 262,000-square-foot open-air retail center for $45 million in 2013, keeping the mainstays like Brooks Brothers and CinéBistro but bringing in fresh energy […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Walk & Shop Gulfport

Walkable, shoppable, even swimmable, Gulfport’s got it all. You could and should make a day of it — hit the shops, stop for lunch, maybe play a round of volleyball on the beach or take a swing dance lesson at the Casino before finishing up the day with karaoke at O’Maddy’s. Here are a few […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Walk & Shop on Central Avenue

A feature from duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay‘s 2019 Holiday Issue. There are something like 17 different shopping districts up and down St. Pete’s Central Avenue. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration — more like three or four. But for our walking/shopping purposes, we’re concentrating on the contiguous EDGE District, 600 and 500 blocks. We’ve covered the […]

The dRTB Holiday Issue 2019: Unwrap it now!

What? You didn’t realize the holidays were here already? Well, let duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay be the first to wish you a season that’s merry and bright with this year’s Holiday Issue — soon to be arriving in a mailbox near you, and available in our digital edition right now. It’s full of great gift […]