During the holiday season, do you worry about finding the perfect gift for family and friends? It can be intimidating or frustrating walking through t he stores trying to come up with unique ideas. Some local businesses have great gift ideas to help make your shopping a little easier this season.

Treat Your Special SomeonGIFT_CineBistroe To Upscale Movie and Dinner Experience At Cinébistro

The perfect gift for any movie lover is a gift card to Cinébistro. With first run movies, reserved seating, in-theatre dining, and cocktails, Cinébistro provides the perfect date night or just a fun evening out with friends, or as a holiday celebration. Why don’t you treat that someone special or some friends to a great night out during the holiday season?

You can purchase a gift card either online at www.CineBistro.com or at the Concierge Desk.

Cinébistro is located in Hyde Park Village at 1609 W. Swann Ave. in Tampa. For more information, call 514-8300.

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Corbin’s Coins Offers Christmas Coins That Will Become Treasured Family Heirlooms

It is time to start a new tradition. Corbin’s Stamp & Coins is offering coins commemorating Christmas (one ounce pure silv er) and are available for $29.95 in a gift box or as an ornament that can be displayed. They make the perfect keepsake.

Is there a new addition to your family this year? Corbin Coins offers special coins for Baby’s First Christmas.

Corbin’s Coins is located at 209 M. Kings Ave. in Brandon and is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Call 651-3266 or email corbincoin@verizon.net for more information.

Find Your Tranquility At DayGIFT_DayDreamsDreams Day Spa

With all the stress the holidays bring, what better gift than to help someone find their escape for a few hours. With a gift card to DayDreams Day Spa & Bath Shop, you will make that possible. Gift cards are available in the store or online at www.daydreamsdayspa.com, and are available in any dollar amount or for a specific spa treatment or spa package.

Various spa packages include massage therapy, body therapy, skin care therapy, nail and pedicure treatments or spa products. DayDreams Day Spa now proudly offers Pevonia Skin Care Products for purchase.

DayDreams Day Spa in Brandon is located at 685 Oakfield Dr. For more information, call 657-2992 or visit www.daydreamsdayspa.com.

There is another DayDreams location in Lakeland at 1463 Town Center Dr., Call 863-686-5859 for more information.

Just Ride Bikes Offers EveJust Ride Bicycles_NEW LOGOrything For The Rider

Full service bicycle shop, Just Ride Bikes, is the place to find the perfect bicycle for your child or adult family member as a holiday gift. Everyone wants to start the New Year off right and a new bike may be the answer. It is something both enjoyable and healthy that just about anybody can participate in. Imagine the surprise in the morning when that new shiny bike sits by the tree.

Just Ride Bikes can help you find what works best for you. For example, where do you plan to ride your bicycle? What have you ridden in the past that you liked? How much money are you comfortable spending? Are you looking for cutting-edge technology or a good value?

Just Ride Bicycles is located in the Riverview Springs Shopping Plaza, 13412 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. It is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 Noon-4 p.m.

For more information, call 381-3907 or e-mailJustridebicy cles@verizon.net or visit www.justridebicycles.com.

Martin’s JeweleGIFT_Martin's Jewelersrs Stands The Test Of Time

Family-owned Martin’s Jewelers takes pride in working with clients to create something unique and special for each individual. Don’t forget to plan early if you would like to have custom piece of jewelry for that special person in your life.

Martin’s Jewelers will buy old, broken jewelry and scrap gold. You can also get your jewelry and watches repaired there.

Martin’s Jewelers have been in business for over 60 years and knows its customers are special. It is located at 664 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon and is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 689-8124 or visit www.martins-jewelers.com.

GIFT_Plant City MercantilePlant City Mercantile Is A Holiday Destination

You will find the perfect holiday gifts at Plant City Mercantile and will enjoy this destination shopping experience. Plant City Mercantile is a curated boutique marketplace, which is located in a 100 year old brick building at 208 S. Collins St. in Plant City. It supports independent artisans and collectors with a love of old things. There is a wonderful mix of handcrafts, art, vintage and antiques.

Vendors with various size booths and display areas are featured in over 18,000 sq. ft. of space in a gallery interior.

Plant City Mercantile is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 659-1600 or visit Plant City Mercantile on Facebook.

GIFT_Perfect PiecesPerfect Pieces Boutique & High End Furniture Consignment

Take a stroll through Perfect Pieces Boutique, which is located in one of the oldest homes in Brandon. This elegant Victorian home will help put you in the holiday mood. Perfect Pieces Boutique is a high-end furniture consignment and specialty gift shop. Services also include Custom Baskets By Donna’s Gift Creations, Custom Florals By Marie, and Furniture Redesign, Cabinet Re-do’s, and Home Staging by Tara-ReFind DeZignz.

You can now plan a holiday tea at Perfect Pieces Boutique. Tony and Maria, the caterers, will tempt your taste buds with their delectable treats.

Perfect Pieces Boutique is located at 525 S. Kings Ave. in Brandon and is open Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

For more information, call 808-9808 or email perfectpiecesboutique@yahoo.com. Visit wwwperfectpieces.biz.

GIFT_Scuba QuestNow Is The Time To Take Those Classes At Scuba Quest

Do you know someone who is interested in scuba diving? Scuba Quest, located at 946 Brandon Blvd. in Brandon, offers classes, trips, charters, service and sales. Anything related to Scuba, you can find here.

Scuba Quest is widely known and respected as a scuba diving industry leader in Florida. Scuba Quest offers hands on SCUBA certification class training for all ages at convenient evening and weekend times. Knowledgeable dive instructors will take you through the classroom, pool, and open water steps in order to receive your NAUI certification. All materials and equipment rental are included in the class.

Maybe you are ready to take your scuba training to the next level? Advanced, Refresher, and Master Diver courses keep you at the top of your diving game.

See $50 coupon in ad and call 654-8027 to schedule a class today. Scuba Quest is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

For more info on Scuba Quest, visit scubaquestusa.com.

Share The Gift Of CrGIFT_Sketch and Sipeating A Personal Masterpiece At Sketch And Sip

At Sketch and Sip you get to create your own masterpiece. More important than the final product is the fun you will have painting, and the satisfaction of knowing that you can do it. This is a great gift for friends to share; enjoying a night out while creating your own personal masterpiece. It is very therapeutic and can be enjoyed by everyone.

Why not consider a gift certificate for someone to experience this unique painting class, which offers step-by-step instruction.

Sketch and Sip is located at 11242 Winthrop Main St. in Riverview. For more information, call 644-5954 or visit www.sketchandsip.com

GIFT_SKinandLaserSkin & Laser Medical Center Offers Beauty And Health For Your Loved Ones

Give the gift of beauty to your loved one this holiday season. Skin & Laser’s Medical Center offers gift certificates for all kinds of skin care treatment. If they (or you) are interested in Botox Cosmetics, Dr. Dyan Harvey-Dent, D.O. offers that along with Wrinkle Reduction, Juvederm Filler, Radiesse Filler, Microdermabrasion, Laser Hair Removal, Acne Treatments, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer Screenings and more.

Skin & Laser is located at 1325 Lynx Paw Trail in Valrico (in the River Hills Plaza). It is open Monday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Same day appointments are available. For more information, call 684-9600 or visit www.skinlasermedicalcenter.com.

GIFT_T Marie'sTMaries Fashion & Gifts Boutique Has All Your Fashion Wants

Every woman deserves to feel beautiful. When you visit TMaries Fashion & Gifts Boutique, you will find all the new fashions. This upscale women’s fashion boutique has something for all budgets. TMarie’s Boutique offers casual and resort wear, formals, prom, tuxedo rentals, plus sizes, accessories, and gifts. You will find great gift ideas for your friends and family. Brands include Badgley Mischka, Escapada, Tribal, Julian Chang, and Cabana Life.

TMarie’s Fashion & Boutique is located at 3407 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. It is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 Noon-5 p.m.

Custom Art Adds Personal TGIFT_Home Port Galleryouch To Home Port Galleryo Holiday Gifts At Home Port Gallery

Home Port Gallery offers gifts that have the personal touch offering Fine Art, Picture Framing, Restoration and Repairs, Corporate Art. It also offers delivery and installation of your art.

Home Port Gallery is also a full-service art consulting firm. The staff will personally oversee all stages of your project. The Gallery’s focus is providing high quality, affordable custom framing, unique fine art and “whole concept art consulting” for both home and business. Established and emerging talent, including local artists, in addition to artisans from Haiti, Cuba, Mexico, South America, Africa and other developing nations are exhibited. All exhibited art, sculpture and jewelry is hand-made and often one-of-a-kind. Home Port Gallery is located at 6170 U.S. 41 (across from the Apollo Beach Ball). For more information, visit www.hpartgallery.com or call 247-2000 or 331-3952.

New In Riverview TLayout 1he Poppy Boutique Is Unique

The Poppy Boutique is projected to open on Thursday, December 8. It will be a fun and trendy new boutique featuring apparel, accessories and inspirational gifts. Most of the unique inventory will feature an inspirational story behind it. Just browsing through the store will be an uplifting experience. The goal is to serve its customers with kindness and inspiration with every visit.

The Poppy Boutique will also carry product from underprivileged countries that are able to sell trade to create empowerment and spread happiness and positive outcomes across the globe.

The Poppy Boutique is located in the Summerfield Plaza at 11369 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview. The hours will be Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 772-807-2734 or email poppyboutique1@outlook.com.

 AJ’s Fine Wines & Liquor Keeps The Holiday Spirit Flowing

AJ’s Fine Wines & Liquor specializes in fine wines such as Plumpjack, Cakebread, Cade, Nickel & Nickel and more; always a great gift to present to your holiday host or a gift for that special wine lover in your life. While shopping local for your holiday spirits, you can also relax for a moment and enjoy a drink at the patio bar. This neighborhood liquor store also offers cigars, a self-serve bar, walk-in humidor, walk-in beer cooler, craft beers, gluten free beers, and organic beers along with a variety of IPA’s and stouts. Non-alcoholic beers are available too. AJ’s Fine Wines & Liquor is located at 3443 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in the Publix Plaza. Its hours are Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, call 654-6488.

Find That Perfect “Wow” Piece AGIFT_Oranget Orange Home Decor

Orange Home Decor is the perfect place to find an inspired mix of great gifts for men, women and children. It carries home accessories, gifts and jewelry including designer items by Michael Aram and Jonathan Adler as well as candles by Seventh Avenue Apothecary, a locally owned company.

A passion for beautifully-designed and well-crafted home décor and accessories is in owner Debbie Ploor’s DNA. She opened the chic shop filled with the eclectic color, artistry, elegance and whimsy of top-quality unusual designs in 2006. Orange has those unusual “wow” pieces that are perfect for adding zest to your nest, giving gifts in great taste or just keeping and enjoying for yourself. You will find the top styles and the latest trends.

With quality and focus on design, many of the choices are unique and special.

Whether you’re looking for that special something to complete your room décor or an unexpected, great gift for a hard to shop for friend, this is the right place.

Orange is located at 1046 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. For more information, call 681-8686 or email info@orangehomeaccessories.com. Visit www.orangehomedecor.com.

GIFT_The Salt GrottoThe Salt Grotto Caters To Natural Health And Wellness

The Salt Grotto is your local salt therapy health spa dedicated to your respiratory health. The staff will help start you on your journey to discovering the benefits of natural health and wellness.

In addition to salt therapy, massage and acupuncture, along with a myriad of products that help you achieve natural health and wellness are offered. The Salt Grotto carries a large assortment of Himalayan salt products to help you maintain a healthy environment in your home. It has lamps of all shapes and sizes and bathing salts, cleansing salts as well as cookware. Not only great for holiday gifts, but for your health and well-being during the stressful holiday season.

The Salt Grotto is located at 1026 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. It is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 Noon-4 p.m.

For more information, call 324-8946 or visit www.thesaltgrotto.com or www.facebook.com/thesaltgrotto.

GIFT_AnytimefitnessNow Is The Time To Gift An Anytime Fitness Membership

Start your New Year’s resolution early or help your friends and family do the same by purchasing them a membership at Anytime Fitness.

This neighborhood 24 hour gym is affordable and convenient. One membership gives you access to thousands of locations worldwide and you can try it for free. Enjoy one-on-one personal fitness training, fitness classes and more. Every new member receives a complimentary coaching session to help you get started.

The three locations are 10875 Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview, 501 W. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon and at 11252 Boyette Rd. in Riverview.

For more information, call 269-8463. Staffed hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Layout 1Gift Some Relaxation To Friends Or Family Members At A Peaceful Harbor Day Spa

A Peaceful Harbor Day Spa and Salon is a full service operation offering massages, facials, waxing, permanent makeup, teeth whitening, spray tans, pedicures, manicures, anti-aging microneedling, vein removal, skin care, and a full service hair salon. A gift of relaxation might be something you would appreciate during this hectic season or wish to gift to someone. If you send your friends and family in to pick up a gift certificate for your next service, they will also receive a complimentary bottle of wine.

Susan Merrick noted, “A Peaceful Harbor wishes you and your family a Happy and Blessed Holiday Season. It is a record year in business and we are very thankful for each and every one of our devoted clients.”

A Peaceful Harbor is located at 901 Apollo Beach Blvd. (corner of Bimini Ct.) and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 645-3303.

GIFT_EdibleEdible Arrangements Offers Tasteful Gifts

What better way to say you care than with a healthy and tasteful gift of fresh fruit. With many assortments from Edible Arrangements, you will find something for everyone on your gift list. Edible Arrangements can be found locally in the Shoppes at Lithia, located at 3455 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico.

New this year is the Merry Christmas Caramel Apple-Salted Caramel. You can also choose from Snowman Celebration Dipped Fruit Delight or Christmas Tree Bouquet arrangements. Chanukah gifts such as the Star of David Celebration Swizzle Apple Fruit Truffles are also available.

For more information or to order online, visit www.edible arrangements.com or call 571-7200. Gift certificates are also available.

Apollo Beach Massage & WellnGIFT_APolloBeachuseess Center

What better gift than that of relaxation. You certainly know someone on your list who can benefit from that. Relief to people of all ages and from all walks of life, from the competitive athlete to the home gardener or over stressed executive can be provided. Gift certificates are available for Apollo Beach Massage & Wellness Center, located at 100 Frandorson Circle, Ste. 201 in Apollo Beach. Apollo Beach Massage & Wellness Center offers 30, 60 or 90 minute therapeutic massages, for health and relaxation.

Specials currently available (until Wednesday, December 24) include two one-hour massages for $110. Sauna for first time user is $20. Hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 am-5 p.m. You can make an appointment online by visiting www.apollobeachmassagetherapy.com or call 641-9118 for more information.

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