Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide to Gift Big and Shop Small
If you still haven’t found a great gift for your boss, your cousin twice-removed or your Tia-Abuela, and you’re dreading searching for parking and walking the crowded mall full of frantic, last-minute shoppers; don’t fret! If you’re searching for the perfect present for your special someone, and if you’ve got that city-centric, local-loving itch; we’ve got you covered. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite Miami-based brands to gift big and shop small in a meaningful way.
@thechicafrique | Hand-made African accessories and home goods imported by a South African who calls Miami home. Catch them at The Miami Flea, but shop here today: www.chicafrique.com@shopcocolavie | Coco La Vie is a home fragrance company and apothecary that is all things coconut. Their massage candles are made of an all-natural, exclusive coconut wax blend. Find them at The Miami Flea or shop www.shopcocolavie.com.@courtneyscookies | Never has a gluten-free, low-glycemic cookie tasted this good! Take them home from The Miami Flea or shop www.courtneyscookies.com.@dopu_pet_care | Mess-free dog and cat shampoo. Don’t have a dog or cat? Gift this to someone who does! They will love it. Shop www.dopustore.com. [Photo by Liz Castro]
@gables.delight | Natural, traditional homemade jams and jellies made right here in the 305! Catch them at The Miami Flea to spread the love and jam.@hatueybeer | Born in Cuba in 1914 and loved in the 305, this small-batch craft beer distributed by Bacardi, is a legendary brand with deep roots. It’s a great gift for the craft beer connoisseur. Order one at The Miami Flea thanks to Mac’s Pubs. They’re also available at your local grocery store and wherever you sip.@mannalifefood | This plant-based restaurant located in Downtown Miami caters to vegans and omnivores alike. Check out their menu and enjoy their protein-packed Bliss Balls. Grab a Downtown bite, nosh on their goods at The Miami Flea or grab a gift card at www.mannalifefood.com.@marthaofmiami | Inspired by her Cuban roots and Miami pride, Martha of Miami celebrates all things 305 through her fun merchandise. Shop it at The Miami Flea and at www.marthaofmiami.com.@quadsquad.shop | This lifestyle brand will motivate you to never skip leg day. Shop it at The Miami Flea or www.quadsquadshop.com.@sergiosrestaurant | Enjoy a $5 gift card (enough for a “cafecito” and “croqueta”) at any seven Sergio’s Restaurant locations. They are also launching a new fast-casual concept (Sergio’s Cuban) in 2018 and recently signed a franchise development deal for 25 new locations! Look out for @sergioscuban. [Photo by @mandahopes]@soleacangas | From the beaches of Rio to Miami. In Brazil, a “canga” doubles as a fashionable bikini wrap and fast-drying beach towel. Their fun prints all feature Miami-based artists. Use it as a “canga” at the beach or even as a scarf. Get your own at The Miami Flea or shop a gift at www.soleacangas.com.@soycietycandles | Hand-crafted candles made with natural pure soy and a crackling wooden wick. You’re about to discover your new favorite candle. Scent your home by shopping them at The Miami Flea or www.soycietycandles.com.