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5 places to start your holiday shopping in Tampa Bay this weekend

Plus, the Mother of All Baby showers and an unclaimed clothing sale.
On Sunday, Christmas Under the Oaks will highlight Bless the Children Jewelry at St. Petersburg College's Clearwater campus. [Courtesy of Bless the Children Jewelry]
Published Nov. 6
Updated Nov. 7

’TIS THE SEASON: HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Boom, just like that, it’s time to start your holiday shopping. These events will help.

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs North Pinellas chapter presents Christmas Under the Oaks, featuring holiday gift ideas from local nonprofits that help the world, including shawls and ponchos made in the Andean mountains, hand-stitched bags, jewelry and ornaments from Africa, inspirational bracelets made from recycled T-shirts and jewelry from the rain forest, pictured. Free. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday. St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St. (727) 804-3673. gfwcnpwc.org.

The Junior League Holiday Gift Market is a big one, with more than 200 merchants sell clothing, jewelry, food, art and children’s items. Benefits the Junior League of Tampa. $10. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday and Sunday. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 254-1734. jltampa.org.

If home renovations are on your holiday wish list, check out the Home and Holiday Show at the Tampa Convention Center. It’s one-stop shopping for all your home and holiday needs, along with a wine tasting, art exhibit and pet adoption. $5-$12. Noon Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. (305) 677-9991. aynshow.com.

Coastal Market 607′s Christmas in November is in conjunction with Marcotte’s Design Holiday Bash and Reveal. Features exclusive sales, Debbie Lou’s Food Truck, pet Christmas photos and holiday adult beverages. First 25 customers will receive a swag bag of goodies. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 607 Clearwater-Largo Road, Largo. (727) 587-6607.

The Indian Rocks Christmas Market at Indian Rocks Baptist Church happens during their Indian Rocks Jamboree. Featuring local artisans. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo.

FINDERS, KEEPERS: UNCLAIMED CLOTHING SALE

Load up on designer label business suits, dresses, men’s dress shirts, sweaters, blouses, ties, trousers, linens and bedspreads at Sun Country Cleaners’ Unclaimed Clothing Sale. Thousands of freshly cleaned items will be on sale for $5 per item for this popular PARC fundraiser. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Christ Lutheran Church, 3451 30th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 345-9111.

EXPECTING: MOTHER OF ALL BABY SHOWERS

Think of it as a different kind of date night. Kids aren’t allowed at the Mother of All Baby Showers, an adults-only night out for new and expectant parents that includes “Try It Before You Buy It” baby products and services, spa treatments, giveaways and food sampling. $20, $30 for two. 6-9 p.m. Friday. Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861. themotherofallbabyshowers.ticketleap.com.

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