Where To Holiday Shop In Miami for Everyone On Your List

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.

Dadeland Station
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While we all know it's usually best to spend our dollars at small businesses, sometimes it can be helpful to get all your shopping done at once at a place with multiple major retailers. This is why we go to Dadeland Station, a three-level...  Read More



Florida Keys Outlet Center is an outdoor shopping center in Florida City, just past Homestead and right before Key Largo. The outlet mall has beautiful Spanish architecture and all of the stores have friendly staff and quick cashiers. Stores...  Read More

Design District
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In the Design District, new trends are being set every day. The neighborhood is a conglomeration of design outlets, art galleries, home decor stores, antique shops, restaurants and clubs. In recent years, the city's creative contingent has...  Read More

Shops by the Falls
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While the Falls Shopping Mall is just a few blocks away, this strip mall is a complete hidden gem filled with all kinds of wonderful, locally-owned shops. If you're the type to want to shop away from the crowd, this is definitely the place for...  Read More



Lincoln Road is where the trendy and fashionable shop. At this upscale, open-air mall right off Collins Avenue at 17th Street, you'll find some of the most exclusive shops of South Beach. Many of the top art galleries and specialty stores are...  Read More

Sunset Corners
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Being something of a party town, Miami isn't exactly skint on liquor stores. However, when you're looking for a wide selection, fair prices, and good service, you won't do better than Sunset Corners. Located right off Sunset Drive and Galloway,...  Read More

Bird and Ludlam Strip Mall
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On the southeast corner of Bird Road and Ludlam, you'll find a series of interesting and eclectic shops that are perfect for off-the-beaten-path shopping. The main attraction is Miami Twice, a large, vintage boutique. The shop began as a...  Read More



Located inside of the Coral Gables Congregational UCC Church, the Miami Fair Trade Global MarketPlace is the brain child of senior pastor, Rev. Laurie Hafner, who wanted an alternative in Miami to all the shops that use child labor, sweat shops,...  Read More

Books & Books


As the name suggests, this is a wonderful place to find books, from instructional books on knitting and fishing to novels and poetry chapbooks to historical texts and science journals and even children's bedtime books. Regional, national and...  Read More



One of Miami's most colorful outposts can be found right in the heart of one of Miami's most colorful neighborhoods: Coconut Grove. The Olfactory Company is Americana meets Victorian meets Steampunk and is as enchanting as its description. The...  Read More


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Pris Blossom is a freelance writer and feminist mama with a love for travel, writing, music, film, craft beer, yoga, museums, cultural anthropology, and her awesome kid.

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