Client: Tampa International Airport
Project: Tampa International Airport hired Helen Anne Travis to conceptualize, create, edit and shoot photographs for their 2015 holiday gift guide.
Tampa International Holiday Gift Guide
By Helen Anne Travis
For the Home Brewer
Fun fact: Tampa International Airport is home to the country’s first airport brewery. Cigar City Brewing crafts several of its award winning brews on-site in Airside C. Grab a pint for yourself and a few shirts for your home brewing homies. Find them at: Cigar City Brewing. Airside C. Cost: $17.50.
For the Aspiring Astronaut
Three, two, one … blast off! Fuel your nieces’ and nephews’ imaginations with this pint size space suit, complete with suspenders, a NASA baseball cap, and the classic American flag arm emblem. (Sorry, the suits are not available in adult sizes.) Find them at: Mindworks. Main Terminal. Cost: $49.99.
For the Thronie
Get in on the Game of Thrones and Outlander action with these intricate coloring books from the airport’s bookstore. Each book features 45 illustrations of the shows’ most popular characters and scenes. Find the perfect shade of green for the highlands of 18th century Scotland, or the perfect pale yellow for Daenerys Targaryen’s hair. Buy them at: Author’s Bookstore. Main Terminal. Cost: $16.95 each.
For the Foodie
The Columbia restaurant, located just a few minutes from the airport in nearby Ybor City, is the oldest restaurant in Florida. At the airport’s Columbia Cafe you can load up on the restaurant’s famous 1905 salad dressing (named for the year the original location opened), as well as Spanish olives, sangria pitchers and coffee mugs. Buy them at: Columbia Cafe. Airside E. Cost: Dressing $5.95, hot sauce $4.95, and sangria mix $4.95.
For the Kid Who has Everything
What do you get the kid who has every gadget and gizmo under the sun? A flamingo egg, of course. Just submerge the egg in water and within a day or so a pink flamingo will begin to “hatch”. These tech-free stocking stuffers are a colorful reminder of the good ole days. Find them at: Tampa! Main Terminal. Cost: $3.95.
For the Style Savvy
Versace’s new Versus watch collection ranges in style from elegant to edgy, understated to over-the-top. Available in men and women’s sizes, the watches make the perfect gift for your favorite fashion-conscious couple. Or get one for the friend who always shows up late to lunch. Buy them at: Destination Time. Main Terminal. Cost: $95 (women’s watch).
For the Blogger
Help your favorite blogger get better footage during her next restaurant review, press trip or deep-sea diving adventure with GoPro’s new Hero4 line of waterproof cameras. The cameras are small enough to fit in a pocket, but powerful enough to capture cinema worthy video, crystal clear audio, and detail rich action shots. Buy them at: Tech Interaction. Main Terminal. Cost: $499.
For the Biker
The airport’s Harley Davidson shop sells all sorts of motorcycle paraphernalia, from T-shirts and travel pillows, to actual gear like wind caps and headliners. Buy your favorite cage-free friends something to adorn their Hog or home. We are particularly smitten with this spiked dog collar. Find it at: Harley Davidson. Main Terminal. Cost: $44.99.
For Your Secret Santa
Stumped on what to get Carol in accounting for the company’s upcoming gift swap? Buy her this classic ugly sweater – complete with gingerbread men, snowflakes and candy canes – to wear to the holiday party. Find it at News Express. Airside C. Cost: $19.99.