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Gift Ideas in Gulfport: Music, Food and Art

Check out how to keep your cash local when shopping for holiday gifts!

The Loot: Owen Pach’s blown glass. Pach is a well known artist who has been creating glass art for more than 25 years. He was even contracted to design and build the Morean Arts Center’s glass blowing studio.

Buy it: Domain Home Accessories, 3129 Beach Boulevard South.

The Loot: Stone Handy’s Album. "Plain White Wrapper" is the name, and spoken word music is the game. Handy performs at local events and is a drum circle extraordinaire. 

Buy it: T and Me Tea Company, 2908 ½ Beach Boulevard South.

The Loot: Hand Painted Artwork by resident and local artist Mary Joyner. Joyner’s work is classic and maintains a high end look, but prices are affordable.

Buy it: The Secret Room, located at 2937 Beach Boulevard

The Loot: Handmade soaps and candles made with all natural ingredients. There is a wide range of scents as well as sizes.

Buy it: Country Harvest Soap Company, 3007 Beach Boulevard.

The Loot: One of a kind clothing items, fitted just for you. Joey Goodrich has items in the store up for grabs and is also available for custom orders.

Buy it: The House of Renee Originals, 3125 Beach Boulevard.

The Loot: Antiques and one of a kind finds at Beach Bazaar. The shop boasts vintage china and African art sculptures.

Buy it: Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Boulevard South.

The Loot: Everything hot, from sauces to salts. These guys have perfected the scale of heat. Also up for sale: deliciously fresh coffee by the bag.

Buy it: Red Hot Tiki, 2904 Beach Boulevard.

The Loot: Accents for the home, including art, furnishings and lighting. Unique gifts are a for sure thing at this Gulfport gem.

Buy it: Domain Home Accessories, 3129 Beach Boulevard.

The Loot: Carl Asch’s new album, "Songs of the Open Road," is out now. Carl performs locally and internationallyd.

Buy it: Online at http://carlasch.com/

The Loot: Gift cards from your favorite local merchant. Vendors are offering gift cards, so if you aren’t sure what to get for that special someone, this is an option.

Buy it: Scan the city - Gulfport Blvd. Beach Blvd. and 49th St. S. and decide which merchant you’d like to buy a gift card from and then go for it. Also new this year, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce is selling gift cards for members including: the Gulfport Cafe, Gulfport Hardware and The Longhouse.

Daniel Hodge December 17, 2011 at 04:46 PM
And don't forget our weekly Tuesday Fresh Market for holiday shopping. Gourmet foods, handmade bath and body products, handmade crafts and jewelry, local artwork, local honey, Florida citrus, plants, flowers, cards and more! Hundreds of choices from over 50 "Mom and Pop" businesses.
Gail Biron December 19, 2011 at 01:27 PM
You can also purchase the 2012 Gulfport Historical Society Calendar jammed packed with Gulfport events for only $5! A great stocking stuffer! You can get your copy at the Gulfport Museum, City Hall, Library, Senior Center or Casino. The theme is "Postcards from Gulfport."
Cherlene Willis December 19, 2011 at 01:29 PM
Also! New this year, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, 4926 Gulfport Blvd S. is selling gift cards to some of Gulfport's local businesses like: The Longhouse, Gulfport Cafe (near Town Shores) and Gulfport Hardware. For more information, contact the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce at (727) 344-3711.
Cherlene Willis December 19, 2011 at 01:29 PM
Great suggestion!
Gail Biron December 19, 2011 at 01:29 PM
PS - You can also get the calendar at the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce! :)
Bob Newcomb December 19, 2011 at 02:38 PM
Terrific article Cherlene. The Gulfport Area Chamber supports buying local in every way. However, local means everywhere in our market area which extends well beyond the Waterfront Redevelopment Area. Lets not forget all the shops on Gulfport Boulevard, 49th Street and 58th Street.

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