With all the excitement around the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning Super Bowl 55 on their home turf, it’s easy to forget that Valentine’s Day is on Sunday. Here’s your heads up and a list of local gifts to woo your Valentine.
Metal hearts by Frank Strunk, III
Give your love the gift of handmade art with a metal heart that will last a lifetime by St. Petersburg artist Frank Strunk, III. Fun fact: Strunk created the metal number 12 that hangs over Tom Brady’s bed in the “T’was the Night Before Kickoff” Frito Lay commercial that aired at the beginning of the NFL season. The hearts are $300. Contact Strunk at facebook.com/FrankStrunkIII to order them.
Flowers from Posies Flower Truck
Create a unique bouquet from Posies Flower Truck, a traveling florist that will be at Hyde Park Village (1602 W Snow Circle, Tampa) on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, at Starkey Market (3460 Starkey Blvd., Trinity) on Saturday and at Oxford Exchange (420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa) and Armature Works (1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa) on Sunday. Find a schedule at posiesflowertruck.com.
Boozy Chocolates from The Goods
Satisfy your love’s sweet tooth with Moonstruck Chocolates, which has three collections of candy formulated with craft ciders, craft beer and liquor from craft distilleries. They’re available at Seminole Heights coffee and gift shop The Goods. The store offers socially-distant shopping and curbside pickup options. $23. 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 6500 N Florida Ave, Tampa. 813-374-0305.
Pampering rose oil products from Cleanse Apothecary
Pop right next door to Cleanse Apothecary, The Goods’ sister store, and shower your valentine with REN Clean Skincare’s Moroccan Rose Otto Collection. It’s made with rose otto oil, a skin-softening essential oil and offers body wash, body lotion, sugar scrub and bath oil, making for a luxurious pampering. The store offers socially-distant shopping and curbside pickup options.$27-$63. 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 6500 N Florida Ave, Tampa. 813-374-0305.
Baubles by Project Moment Designs
Give your love the gift of handmade jewelry that inspires self-confidence with Tampa-based Project Moment Designs. Founder and designer Jessica Santander said the jewelry “spreads the message of amplifying a positive, confident mindset in our everyday lives and dream-building moments.” Dainty necklaces and bracelets made with gemstones are perfect for layering and look great paired with delicate earrings and anklets. projectmomentdesigns.com.