Last Minute Gifts: How About a Ferrari?

Not finished with your holiday shopping? No need for a time consuming trip to the mall. We found plenty of last minute gifts, right here in Palm Harbor!

So you haven't finished your Christmas shopping? No worries, Palm Harbor Patch has done all the legwork for you! Regardless of who you need to shop for or the size if your budget, you can find great gifts by shopping local.

Got a fat wallet? How about a fast Ferrari? Palm Harbor's  dealership is one of only five in the state that sells the super high end cars.

"The Ferrari is the pinnacle of cars, " says Matt Randolph, a Sales and Leasing Professional at Ferrari of Tampa Bay.

If a brand-spanking new Ferrari is on your must have Christmas list, you can order it now, but don't expect to put a bow on it and take it home right away. Randolph says brand new Ferraris are custom made and assembled by hand, which can take six to 18 months depending on which model you get. Buying a brand new Ferrari also puts you in an exclusive group, only 1500 Ferraris are delivered to the U.S. each year.

"They could easily produce double the amount of cars, but making a limited amount helps maintain resale values," says Randolph.

Randolph says the California hard top convertible and the 458 Italia are two of the more popular models. Base prices for new Ferraris can start around $230,000; options can increase the price upwards of $100,000.

If you don't want to wait for a Ferrari to be built for you, there are plenty of "like new" models in the showroom available for immediate purchase. The least expensive is a red, 1995, Ferrari 355 that has 28,000 miles, six-speed manual transmission, tan interior and costs $79,900. Prices for the other used Ferraris go up, some top out in the multi-million dollar range.

If you like high-end Ferraris, but can't afford the high price, Ferrari of Tampa Bay has a well stocked retail area featuring Ferrari products like toy model cars, watches, apparel, hats and more. Prices for the toy model Ferraris start at a budget-friendly $9.95.

Ferrari of Tampa Bay is located at 2420 Tampa Rd. (727) 784-3377. The dealership is open until 7 p.m. Friday, it will not be open on Christmas Eve. 

Want to get your significant other something that will spice up your romance?  in historic downtown Palm Harbor has a wide variety of high end romantic looks and goodies.

Real silk boxers for men are priced at $38.95. A satin robe and boxer set for men runs $39.95. If your man likes to relax in satin lounge pants, they cost $26.95. 

Women can get a matching satin robe, chemise and padded hanger set for $38.95.

The boutique also has romantic gifts from Shunga including a chocolate body paint for $13.95 and an oil massage candle for $18.

Intimate Desires is located at 1124 11th St. (727) 329-6877. Christmas Eve hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

How about a gift of pampering and relaxation?  in historic downtown Palm Harbor has a wide variety of luxurious little gifts including hand-milled, 100% vegetable soaps from France for $6.95. 

The store also carries the entire Tyler candle line which includes a glamorous wash, scented wash for your laundry, room spray, auto glam, and sachets; all items are $30 and under. 

J. Dublin stained glass frames also make great gifts. The frames are $30 to $60. On Christmas Eve, the Shoppe Around the Corner will also have all Christmas items on sale for 40% off.

The Shoppe Around the Corner is located at 1015 Omaha Circle (727) 289-7467. Christmas Eve hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jewelry is always a popular gifting choice.  in historic downtown Palm Harbor has a wide variety of contemporary silver and gemstone jewelry priced from $22 to $150. Candles are also popular gifts sold at the store. Intention candles are a budget-friendly $2.25, other candles are priced up to $17.

Celestial Circle is located at 1219 Florida Ave. (727) 785-1960. Christmas Eve hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Need a quick gift for a kid or a kid at heart?  has a wide variety of new and used video games, systems and equipment for X-Box, Sony, PlayStation, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Game Cube and more. Many pre-owned games are priced under $20. If you don't know your kid's video game of choice, you can always get a gift card.

GameStop is located at 33342 US 19 (727) 784-1060. Christmas Eve hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Marco Lopez December 24, 2011 at 07:37 PM
Please folks keep your sanity and don't go out shopping. If you procrastinated like I did there is still hope. I just discovered at www.giftsjustunder.com you find gift cards that you send via email, print from your home printer, or share on Facebook and they NEVER expire. But I would also like to share a trick I use that always helps. Know your budget, put that money on your desk, as you shop put the bills in your drawer and when you are out, you are out! Marry Christmas!


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