Miami.com 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

 

Some ideas for the giving season

Miami.com Holiday Gift Guide - 2011
Tis the season to go shopping. Here are some gift ideas for the holiday season, with a distinct Miami flavor.
 

By Maria Tettamanti and Fred Gonzalez


FOR HER: Razzle dazzle her with this metallic Tory Burch Suede Square Frame Clutch in Bronze ($295). It's the perfect accessory for any girl about town. Available at Tory Burch at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; www.toryburch.com.

FOR THE KIDS: Give the munchkins in your life a backpack with pizzazz. Think of  Squid Packs ($35 and up) as the quirky answer to boring ol' backpacks thanks to their customizable straps. Add funky charms or hang a water bottle or keychain from each fun colored strap.  Available at http://www.squidpacks.com/.

FOR HER: If she's addicted to accessories and whimsical designs, these Tabelina Celia large hoop earrings ($45) are IT.  These oversized golden dragonflies will light up her world. Available at http://www.tabelina.com/.


FOR TECHIES: Think of these adorably designed Bubble Buttons ($4.99) as your thumb's best friend for navigating back home on your iPhone, iPad or iPod shuffle. These bubbly stickers prove to be the coolest mobile device accessories this holiday season. Available at www.bubblebuttons.com and Urban Outfitters stores.

FOR HER: It's a wrap! Cover up in a generously sized Peace Love World scarf ($60). This all-viscose number does double duty as a stylish accessory and a practical cozy-keeper. Available at all Peace Love World locations and online at http://peaceloveworld.com/

 

FOR FRIENDS: Be the life of the holiday party (or any party) when you bring a bottle of Pavan liqeur. Made of muscat grapes and orange blossoms, Pavan is perfect with sparkling water or alone on ice. Or add it to a cocktail with vodka, gin, tequila or champagne and leave your friends wanting more. Available at Gulf Liquors, 1681 Alton Road, Miami Beach.

FOR HIM: Surf's up in some Onia swim trunks ($130 and up). Think of Onia as the perfect bathing suit for men compliments to an expert fit and amazing fabrics. Available at BASE, 939 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach or onia.com.

FOR GREENIES: For locavores and the organic obsessed, made-in-Miami Jacqs Organics soaps are a must. The eco-friendly line is brimming with soaps, face toners, face serums and gift sets (starting at $10). Available at Style Ctzn Boutique, 218 NW 25th St., Wynwood or  jacqsorganics.com.


FOR HIM: Bounce around Miami in a pair of snazzy Miayos ($25) — shoes inspired by Miami by locals. These espadrilles will add swag to any totally meh men's outfit. Available at Style Ctzn, 218 NW 25 Street, Wynwood or miayos.com.


FOR HER: Nail art is all the rage in case you haven't gotten the memo. Score Chanel nails (pictured here) or whatever your whacky imagination can come up with with a gift card to NailBar. NailBar,Available at NailBar, 3301 NE 1 Ave., Suite 106;  (305) 509-2157.


FOR HIM:  ‘Tis the season for something fast and furious, shiny and comfortable. We suggest the new, sporty Ferrari FF (starts at $310,000) for the man who already has it all. Available at THE COLLECTION, 200 Bird Road, Coral Gables, (305) 444-5555.


FOR THIRSTIES: The Veuve Clicquot Shopping Bag serves as a portable chiller that ensures ideal tasting temperature for two hours for your Yellow label champagne. Each bag is custom made with intricate top stitching and the signature Veuve Clicquot logo. Holds a 750 ml bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow label ($50) or Rosé champagne ($71). www.veuveclicquot.com



FOR THE TREE:
The Share Some Sparkle gift set, $75, is available while supplies last through Dec. 31. Think some bubbly with a tree ornament in the shape of a tambourine. Available at www.chandon.com.


FOR TECHIES: The Dot allows you to shoot fully-interactive 360 degree video which you can then share instantly with your friends online. Just snap it on your phone, shoot a panoramic video (called "Dotspots"), then post to Facebook, Twitter, or kogeto.com. Or you can just email it to someone you love - all from a free app. Works with iPhone 5, 4S and 4. $49 at www.kogeto.com


FOR RIDERS:
St-Germain spirits has created a sleek, retro-inspired bicycle perfectly equipped for cruising and cocktailing. Reminiscent of the French country bikes of the 50’s and 60’s, the modern-vintage two wheelers are custom-designed in the brand’s signature navy color and feature BROOKS genuine-leather saddles, handlebars and saddle bags as well as Michelin tires. The focal point is an orange-leather bottle holder strapped to the cycle’s frame. $1,000 at www.stgermaincollection.com

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