Fuzzy scarves and snowflake pajamas might work in other parts of the country, but—for obvious reasons—your standard gift guide just won’t do in Miami. Here, 11 unique and locally made gifts to give this season.
Anything From Martha of Miami
Wear your Miami pride on your sleeve (or on a phone case, mug, pin or hat), courtesy of Martha of Miami. You definitely know someone who needs a “But first, cafecito” T-shirt.
Martha of Miami (prices vary)
Who doesn’t love a fancy candle? And when we say there’s a scent for everyone, we’re not exaggerating. Take your pick based on handy nicknames like Man Cave (cedarwood and tobacco), Clean Freak (cotton and clove leaf) and Get Toasty (marshmallow and bonfire). Bonus: They’re handcrafted and made with 100 percent natural soy wax.
Soyciety (from $12)
Forget flip-flops: Espadrilles are basically the official shoe of Miami. They’re lightweight, cute and comfortable. And Apricot’s personalized slip-ons are guaranteed to be a hit, whether the recipient loves avocados, pom-poms or unicorns.
Apricot (prices vary; use the email address listed on their Instagram to place an order)
We’re all die-hard Miamians now, but your hairstylist hails from Atlanta and your favorite waiter is a forever New Yorker. Behold, the perfect gift: a hand-drawn illustrated city print. They’re thoughtful and downright adorable. You’re welcome.
Bloomwolf Studio ($10)
Wooden Bow Ties
Yep, these are a thing, and the dapper folks in your life definitely need one. Made from repurposed materials and oak wood, each tie comes with an adjustable strap and a matching pocket square.
TV Head Company ($45)
Doughnut Keychain and Pins
The Salty Donut (aka our absolute favorite doughnut shop) offers these darling doughnut keychains and pins inspired by their own sweet treats. Pick up a maple-bacon for your brother and a traditional glazed for your coworker. And while you’re there, you might as well treat yourself to a real doughnut, too.
The Salty Donut ($10)
Luxe Bath Goodies
Mango peach salsa, chocolate mint, ginger lime, coffee bean… Nope, we’re not talking about food—these are organic, handmade bath and body products (but honestly, they smell good enough to eat). Choose from soap bars, bath bombs and body oils. Or, you know, all of the above.
Bomb Body Shop (from $7)
We love a clever saying, and we’re always up for a little more nature. What if we told you we found the best of both? (We’re totally buying one for ourselves, too.)
The Tipsy Gardener ($32)
A Killer Vintage Piece
Got a fashionista in your life? Say no more. French75 is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind pieces (like, say, a gorgeous metallic kimono) for men and women. The company pops up across town and also sells online. Convenient and stylish? Oh yeah.
French75Vintage (prices vary)
Statement earrings are worth a thousand words—that’s how the saying goes, right? And your jewelry-obsessed pals will swoon over neon skulls, metallic tassels and bedazzled pineapples.
Shine Design (prices vary; use the email address listed on their Instagram to place an order)
A Box of Cinnamon Buns
Not just any cinnamon buns. You probably know where we’re going with this… Swing by Knaus Berry Farm and pick up a dozen sweet and gooey treats. They’re the perfect dessert to bring to a holiday party (and lock in those good graces for 2018).
Knaus Berry Farm ($10)