Grab our all-local, all-smiles holiday gift guide today!
Are you scrambling? There are a couple weeks left until Christmas, and surely you didn't think we'd leave you hanging.
Get out of the office today for a gulp of fresh air and a copy of tbt*, which has a big, honking insert with our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. In keeping with our local love, all the shops we visited to scout for items were small businesses in Tampa Bay.
The theme? SMILE, ALREADY, GEEZ.
It's been a rough couple years for everyone, and we wanted to provide some gift options that might not be the most practical, but will make the beleaguered person in your life finally crack a smile.
Here's one of the items, from Keys Country in South Tampa. A love ring for $15.
Adorable, right? Just try punching someone in the face with "love" written across your knuckles. It might be a little tough. (Or, you know, maybe not.)
You can read the whole guide online here, but honestly, the best thing to do is to grab the issue and enjoy it with all the photos, then shove it in your purse and take it with you all over town. It'll be on stands all weekend, and the package will run again in the St. Petersburg Times Weekend section on Thursday.
Merry Christmas! Happy holidays! We mean it!
Deal Diva Stephanie
Photo: Luis Santana, Times staff