About Us

Blingin' Buddha was opened in 2013 by husband and wife team, Nathan and Alexis DeFreitas, to bring something truly fresh and unique to Tarpon Springs.  Located inside the Sponge Exchange shopping plaza in the historic Sponge Docks, the store exudes uniqueness from every corner of its bright interior.  When you first walk into the store, you will be greeted by the sounds of windchimes and gongs hanging from the ceiling, intermixed with the laughter of customers enjoying humorus greeting cards, coasters, and signs.  Everything from kitchen and bar accessories to candles and baby gifts can be found inside.  A large amount of mechandise found at Blingin' Buddha is produced and sold to promote various social causes around the world, including sea turtle rescues, AIDS research and the provision of meals and education in African countries.  If you are looking for a unique gift for someone or yourself, come visit Blingin' Buddha in Tarpon Springs or shop us online.



The Sponge Exchange
735 Dodecanese Blvd 
Suite 31
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Open Daily 10-6


The Shops At Wiregrass
28152 Paseo Drive
Suite 140
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
Monday - Saturday 10-9  Sunday 11-6