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2022 Giving Trends

2022 Giving Trends

Celebrating by giving the gift of giving back is trending this holiday season. From giving back to Greater Tampa Bay’s beautiful community by supporting local businesses, to giving the gift of quality time and experiences, the Guide to Greater Tampa Bay is thinking outside of the Amazon box for the best gift ideas for 2022.

For the deserving dad

Relive Dad’s wild days by taking him to see one of his favorite bands in concert. Scour the web (StubHub is a great start) to see which musicians are touring in nearby venues, or take a road trip up to Orlando or Jacksonville. Wrap a retro t-shirt of the band to tell him about the concert. Here are a few nearby concerts he may be interested in: Styx, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and Air supply in January, both Bruce Springsteen and The Drifters in February, and Blake Shelton in March.

For the mother-in-law

Check out Yura Vine Brothers for perfectly potted presents.  Located at 1059 Water Street, this creative plant shop has a wide variety of plants along with private workshops. With such a fun variety, the perfect something can be found to make this special, sometimes stubborn, lady smile.

The fun friend 

Give the gift of quality time while learning suave salsa steps and spins. Register for salsa classes at TaTo Salsa. This local Latin dance studio will certainly liven up the traditional holiday gift for either the partner in life or the partner in crime. With varying levels of instruction in both salsa and bachata, TaTo Salsa offers many packages and pricing options for the beginner or the advanced. 

The charitable co-worker

Charitable donations and not-for-profit supporting swag are trending this holiday season. There is no better way to check someone off the holiday gift list and give back at the same time. Find the cause that a colleague is passionate about and give a gift in their name or buy a product from a foundation that donates their proceeds to a cause. 

The Tote project sells stylish totes and bags that not only spread awareness, but charitably donates portions of profits to empower survivors of human trafficking. Klei  supports the Environmental Defense Agency with their amazing sustainable self-care products. With countless charitable foundations and products, it should be easy to find something unique and meaningful. Or find a local charity in need of support right here in the GTB community at greatnonprofits.org/city/tampa/FL.

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The super special sibling

Support local artisans in GTB by finding something for that special sibling at a local festival. This is a great way to knock out that holiday shopping, be surrounded by community and enjoy the beautiful weather. Holiday festivals can be found every weekend throughout the season. These gatherings feature local artists, talented artisans and craftspeople giving the perfect opportunity to find something for everyone. 

From homemade earrings for a sister to one-of-a-kind charcuterie boards for a brother, locally made products are the way to go this holiday season. 

Amazing local wares can be found every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ybor City Saturday Market. Or check out Hyde Park Village’s Fresh Market the first Sunday of every month. The GTB area has a large number of markets and festivals this time of year to find that extra unique gift for a loved one.

By Laura Parrinello.

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