Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Days of Christmas

The holidays are coming! Looking for the perfect gift for those who’ve been naughty or nice? Well, luckily for you, we’ve got some inspired gift ideas from local retailers for everyone on your list.

Courtesy Perez Art Museum Miami

Courtesy Perez Art Museum Miami

YoLove305 Beach Tote

Whether for the beach, groceries, or an everyday bag, project your love for one of Miami’s first area codes, 305, with this canvas tote bag from Miami’s art museum on the bay. Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.


Ramon Puig has been touted as the “King of guayaberas,” the traditional Cuban, linen shirt. With four pockets, there’s plenty of space to hold cigars. Ramon Puig, 5840 SW Eighth St., Miami.

“The Everglades: River of Grass” by Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Written in 1947, environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas made Floridians pay attention to the destruction they were inflicting on the Everglades, once seen as a desolate swamp with no value. Thanks to her, 2 million acres became a protected national park, still enjoyed by locals and visitors today.Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables.

Wynwood Brewing Pub Glass

The craft brew scene is growing in Miami, and in 2011 Wynwood Brewing opened in the heart of Miami’s art district. Guests can go on a tour of the brewery to see how the frothy stuff is made, drink a pint of beer and take home a pub glass for the memories. Wynwood Brewing Taproom, 565 NW 24 St., Miami.

Courtesy The Webster

Courtesy The Webster

Orange Blossom Candle

Give the gift of summer with this tropical candle exclusive to The Webster hotel, presented inside a box with a print inspired by vintage wallpaper. With this very Florida scent that fills a room, you’ll never leave the Sunshine State.The Webster Miami, 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.


With sunny weather almost all year-round, there’s plenty of opportunities to hit the water. Atop a paddleboard, novices to experts can explore the waterways of South Florida with ease or try your Pilates and yoga practices on the water!Island Water Sports Miami, 16231 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach.

Gypsychila Handbag

As featured in Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2015, this ethnic handbag handmade in Colombia by the Wayuu Women is made of mochila cloth woven with leather, fabrics, sequins, crystal and fine hardware. Luxchilas, 7201 SW 48th St., Miami.

Cafecito (Coffee) Set

Once you take your first sip of Cuban coffee, you’ll be hooked. Perk up during the afternoon with this set, fit with coffee grounds, a coffee maker, cup and saucer, spoon, and a wafer snack. Sentir Cubano, 3100 SW Eighth St., Miami.

Miami Exotic Auto Racing

Got a need for speed? Jump into a luxury car and take a few laps around the Miami Speedway and unleash your inner racecar driver. Choose from a Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Audi to ride in style. Homestead-Miami Speedway, One Speedway Blvd., Homestead.

TAudrey Pineapple

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TAudrey Handmade Jewelry

Add sophistication to your bling game with a piece of timeless jewelry hand-crafted by local Miami artisans. Each custom-made piece allows the wearer to elegantly flaunt her own personal style while dressed for any occassion. The Jewelry Box, 147 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables.

Miami Club Rum

Add some spirits to the season by giving the gift of Miami’s own hand-crafted rum. Made by artisans whose craft goes back five generations, this smooth, mixable liquor is the result of a combination of local craftsmanship, superior ingredients fresh from Florida and a distinct aging process that is sure to put a rhythm in your feet. Miami Club Rum, 2320 N. Miami Ave., Miami.

Tickets to South Beach Food & Wine Festival

Presented by the Food Network & Cooking Channel, this sophisticated, gourmet food fantasy will delight your tastebuds this holiday season. From February 24-28, more than 80 events throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties present diverse gastronomic experiences ranging from a midnight breakfast hosted by Chrissy Teigen to a “yappie” hour for dogs and their owners hosted by Rachel Ray. Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Food & Wine Festival, various locations, 877.762.3933.


Originally published in Where South Florida.

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