Tampa's Warm Weather and Great Shopping Make Easy Work of Christmas Lists

Christmas shopping in Tampa is so much fun! Not only is there a ton of great options to choose from, but there's no snow or freezing temperatures to get in your way. To help you find the gifts and décor that you are looking for this Christmas, 10 Best has put together an eclectic list of the 10 best places to shop in Tampa.

There are several festive and seasonal options to choose from if you’re looking for Christmas themed décor or gifts. One very special spot is the Museum Store at the Henry Plant Museum during the holidays. To  go with their annual Victorian Christmas Stroll, they stock their shop with a wonderful selection of nostalgic items.

If you’re looking for locally-made gifts and souvenirs, then Ybor City is the best place to look. The streets of this historic neighborhood are lined with small, unique stores and boutiques, and every week there is the popular Ybor City Saturday Market to explore as well.

Of course there are plenty of both indoor and outdoor shopping malls around Tampa and listed here are just a few of the more memorable choices. International Plaza is the city’s flagship shopping experience and features all the high-end stores you could want. If you’re looking for something a little less intimidating, then try the Shops at Wiregrass, a family-friendly outdoor shopping village located in northeast Tampa.

Westfield Brandon
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Washed in light, this glass-filled mall invites shoppers to browse among palm trees, sculpture and water features. Open since 1995, the TownCenter is one of the area's most popular venues. It's anchored by four department stores; Macy's,...  Read More

Ybor City Saturday Market
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Located in heart of Tampa's historic district, the Ybor City Saturday Market is a popular spot for finding locally produced gifts and specialty items unique to the area. The Market has been operating since 2000 and is the largest...  Read More

Outside the city
Tampa Premium Outlets
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Located just 20 minutes from downtown, Tampa Premium Outlets offers shoppers 25% - 65% savings every day at more than over 100 designer and brand name retailers. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, the mall features other big names including...  Read More

The Shops at Wiregrass
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This 800,000-square-foot open-air lifestyle village is one of the most picturesque malls in the Tampa area. Wiregrass strikes the perfect balance between a hub of local activity and a shopping destination. As shoppers stroll the wide, immaculate...  Read More

Oxford Exchange
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The Oxford Exchange is 25,000 square feet of mixed-use space that combines a bookstore and gift store with specialty coffee and tea vendors to create a unique shopping experience. Originally built in 1891 as stables for the nearby Plant Hotel...  Read More

Ybor City
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This historic district, named after a 19th-century cigar maker, lies northeast of downtown and is pronounced "Ee-bore" City. Latin culture and historic architecture endow it with grace; the nightclubs and restaurants that line its streets give...  Read More



Built in 1891 by railroad magnate Henry B. Plant, this history museum is located in what was originally the Tampa Bay Hotel, an extravagant resort that drew such guests as Teddy Roosevelt and Babe Ruth. Now home to the University of Tampa,...  Read More



A visit to Robert's Christmas Wonderland is a shopping tradition for families throughout the Tampa Bay area. Located just across the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Clearwater, it will take less than half an hour to get to Robert's from downtown...  Read More



South of downtown, in one of Tampa's most affluent neighborhoods, is one of the city's most upscale shopping destinations. The 265,000 square foot shopping district covers seven blocks of street retail, offices and dining. The open-air...  Read More

International Plaza & Bay Street
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When International Plaza was built, it changed the shopping landscape in Tampa. Located right next to the airport, it's our "fancy" mall, with shops that had not previously been in the Tampa market like Nordstrom's and Gucci. The mall features...  Read More


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Skye is a freelance writer that adopted Tampa as her hometown over a decade ago and never looked back. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no snow climate, and in her spare time...  More About Skye