Ah, the holidays in Miami. A time for getting together with friends (at the beach), baking cookies (or pastelitos), trimming the (palm) trees, cooking a nice lechon (whole pig) for Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) and seeking out that perfect gift that will put a smile on your loved ones' faces. Some people were made for this time. They've got their lists ready months in advance and know where in Miami to shop. Others of us need a little more help when it comes to the holiday gift hunt. Luckily, there are dozens of places all around Miami to find gifts ranging from book stores and boutiques to toy shops and shopping plazas.
Perhaps your best friend just bought a new house and would like an interesting new piece of furniture. They're past the IKEA stage and would appreciate something high-quality. You'll be able to find exactly what you're looking for in the shops located in the Miami Design District.
Or maybe you want a good one-stop-shop experience to get some ball caps for the sports fan in your life, plus some art books for your graphic designer friend, and a few gift certificates for the foodies in your circle. That's when you spend a day at Lincoln Road.
So many shopping opportunities, but these are the best ones for gift shopping this year.