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11 GREENBENCHMONTHLY.COM Strands of Sunshine 633 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-823-2878 Mon. – Sat. 11am to 6pm Sun. 12pm to 5pm Closed December 25th All the items at Strands of Sunshine are handcrafted by talented artists with unique, creative styles. The shop is set up like a colorful hallway, where handmade artwork and quirky items are staged in a series of connected rooms. And all the way in the back you’ll find the workbench of Amy Marshall who makes handcrafted goods right in the store! The shop also offers special events and workshops (think jewelrymaking classes and private parties) that could be great gifts for anyone with a creative bone. Strands of Sunshine has been highly praised for its unique offerings since it opened in 2012. Marion’s Gifts and Clothing 1301 4th St N St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Toll Free – 1-866-MARIONS Beginning 2nd week of December Mon. – Fri. 9am to 7pm Sat. 9am to 6pm Sun. 12pm to 4pm Closed December 25th Marion’s Gifts and Clothing has been around and familyowned since the ‘80s. And while you’ll find unique gifts for everyone at Marion’s, the store specializes in a few brands for which they keep a healthy stock. Marion’s is considered a Premier Brighton store, offering quality Brighton products like leather handbags, shoes, and belts. The store has an extensive jewelry variety from pendant necklaces and bracelets to Troll Beads. Clothes at Marion’s come from known brands such as their David Kahn jeans and Susana Monaco dresses. And that’s all before you’ve seen the gifts and one-of-a-kind buys that line every shelf around the store! The staff is extremely friendly and more than willing to help you find that special gift. Zazoo’d 531 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-344-9663 Mon. – Sat. 11am to 6pm Sun. 12pm to 4pm Closed December 25th Zazoo’d is like Harry Potter’s Room of Requirement except with wonderful gifts, furniture, and decor for sale. Much of the merchandise in Zazoo’d is inspired by the sea, but don’t think for a minute they’re limited to that! Beyond the mermaid ornaments and the chrome sealife are items like cards, shirts, decanter sets, books, bookends, clocks, candles, and framed artwork. The long space that makes up the shop is covered from baseboard to ceiling in fantastic, eye-catching pieces. There’s simply no way to walk into Zazoo’d without finding at least one fascinating item for yourself and at least two that would be perfect for friends or family.


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