Sometimes the standard shot glass and sunset tee just won’t do. Where do you go when you want to bring something special home from your St. Petersburg vacation?
Take a stroll down beautiful Central Avenue in Downtown St. Petersburg for all the eclectic wonderful goodies you could ask for. From local art to kitsch, to fashion, we have got it all.
With so many shops and artisans here in the Sunshine City you don’t have to settle on the boring stuff everyone else has. Here we tell you all about some great spots to find unique souvenirs and some wonderful people here in St. Pete.
Woodfield Fine Art Gallery
This oasis of local art in the Grand Central District is one not to miss. Jim Woodfield curates the art of local emerging talent as well as known names from around the country to give you something new to look at every time you come in.
Take a little bit of the artistic spirit of St. Pete home with you at Woodfield Fine Art Gallery.
Graphi-ko Gallery, Gems, & Jewelry
Graphi-ko is a gorgeous store featuring handmade jewelry, local art, and more so you can take a little of the heart of St. Pete with you. Local artist Wilmer Vergara is the owner and curator of the one-of-a-kind jewelry featured here.
They also offer a wide assortment of large crystals, gemstones, and feature artwork from local artists as well. To take home something that you can only find here and there’s only one of, look no further than Graphi-ko Gallery.
Located in downtown St. Petersburg, ZaZoo’d offers a little bit of everything. From funny knick knacks to beautiful home decor this shop is worth a look.
They’ve recently installed a gorgeous vintage sign that you should check out. Read about what else they do here.
Ashe Couture Boutique
For more fashionista types, there’s the Ashe Couture Boutique. There is a wonderful boho aesthetic to the shop and there are lots of unique pieces of jewelry and accessories just waiting to find a space in your suitcase.
It’s a family-run shop and the inventory is always changing so if you see something you love scoop it up right away.
Out of the Closet Thrift Store
Not only does this shop have some of the coolest vintage and unique finds around but your money will be going to a fantastic cause.
They donate $0.96 of every dollar made is donated to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. This foundation helps provide state of the art medical treatments and care whether the patient is able to pay or not.
Atlas Body + Home
Tony Loeffler and Michael Griffin are the lovely duo who own this shop that caters to the fashionable male. If you’re looking for that perfect nonchalant Florida vibe that St. Pete is famous for, you’ve found the right place.
Grab a stylish hat, the best flip flops, and an amazing floral button-down.
Plain Jane St. Pete
Karen Porterfield is the face behind this adorable boutique that believes being a girl isn’t all about being girly. She was called a “Plain Jane” in her youth because of her tom-boyish style and framed the boutique around that concept.
You can get some lovely clothing pieces, accessories, and even adorable vintage style children’s toys.
Special Mentions: No Storefront but Worth Checking Out
Bodhi Basics is everything you want from a naturalist oasis in the city. From handmade natural deodorant to lip lube, to palo santo and anointing oil.
Bodhi Basics stands behind the handcraft of making each and every product individually. It helps them keep the product quality up and the number of ingredients down. Each is carefully labeled with love.
Max’s Mercantile LLC
Christopher Hamm is the creative force and his husband AJ runs the business side of things for this online shop that specializes in bringing a smile to your face.
With tons of items perfect for the furry compatriots in your life, this is a great little business to support. Grab a cute bowtie or bandana for your pup or a Rays leash and support local animal shelters as well.
Max’s Mercantile donates a portion of each sale to local animal shelters and charities. You can find their products in different markets throughout St. Pete and check out some of their paw-some products here.
No Need for Dolphins or Florida Sunset T-Shirts When Shopping Off This List, Unless You Want That Sort of Thing
Find that unique souvenir for yourself or the one you love back home by visiting some of the local shops in town.
By shopping local you are supporting our small business culture here in St. Pete and we truly appreciate it. Not only do you get something that’s only yours but you are helping someone live their dream.
Looking for more places to visit while in St. Pete? Check out our Visit section here for more ideas about places to visit while you’re here in Florida!
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Also, while we do our best to highlight LGBTQ-friendly destinations and businesses, info provided is based solely on personal experience and recommendations by community partners. We hope that nobody experiences discrimination or homophobia while visiting Florida, but we make no guarantees. Please inform us if you experience discrimination or homophobia while visiting any destination so we can make updates to our recommendations.