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Mapped! 18 Miami Boutiques for Ultimate Gift Giving

The best boutiques for gift shopping in Miami.

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Alright troops, it's officially the last week to get your holiday shopping done, now that you've consulted our holiday gift guide and scoped out where to find those perfect holiday cards and gift wrapping paper. Of course, you've probably left the most difficult person on your list for last. You know, the cousin who's obsessed with good design. Or the mother in law with a sensitive nose. Perhaps the friend who literally has everything?

Whatever your dilemma, we've brought back our list of Miami's best boutiques for ultimate gift giving. The focus here is on novelty goods, because ain't nobody got time to ponder over the correct size of a sweater at this point in the holiday game. The list is arranged from north to south, and if you have any other stores that could help your fellow shoppers out, be sure to let us know in the comments section, or tip us off on our hotline bling.

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DesignShop

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Got a friend obsessed with all things design? Bird cafe feeders, brownstone shaped pencil holders, cardboard radios- name the need, and DesignShop has the product to satisfy it in a visually interesting way. You can easily find a gift here for under $75, so peruse through.

The Bazaar Project

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For the world traveler who loves a good artisan-made necklace, a quality journal, or anything that resembles something from a market in far out lands, The Bazaar Project will most likely have the perfect gift for you, and you won't even have to leave the country for it.
The Bazaar Project

Jonathan Adler

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Jonathan Adler's Design District locale is his biggest yet, so you’ll absolutely find an assortment of fun home decorations, candle collections, stationary goods and more for every colorful personality in the clan, including the hard to please prepster.
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Frangipani Design Store

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Walking into Frangipani you may think “Is there anything this store doesn’t have?” And the answer is no. Colorful stationary, fun pillows and throws, quality jewelry and bags, and handmade products from countries like Ghana and South Africa are just a few of the things this eclectic boutique has to offer.

The Edition Miami Beach Gift Shop

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Curated in collaboration with BASE Superstore, The Edition's gift shop is filled with Le Labo and Comme Des Garçons fragrances, Mast Brothers chocolates, board games enclosed in impeccable packaging, gnomes with metallic party hats, Bossa Nova records and so, so much more.

KOTO MIAMI

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If boombox coolers, gummy bear lights and celebrity pet coasters seem like the kinds of things your friends are into, then check out KOTO. It’s the ultimate shop for novelty items, and who doesn’t like getting a gift that’s out of the box every once in a while?

Sentir Cubano

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Fidel Castro toilet paper, decorative roosters, one-of-a-kind domino tables- if you have an abuelo, abuela or any family member that reps Havana hard, then look no further than this 8th street staple.

The Olfactory Company

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Whether you’re buying something for your great aunt with a picky sense of smell, your co-worker with an addiction to tea or the nephew who loves a good sword fight, then looting this Coconut Grove gem will make you the coolest gift-giver ever.

RESPICE

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The atmosphere in Respice is so inviting you may feel as if you are perusing someone’s living room, but don’t let this oaky Sunset boutique fool you. Here you'll find curated goods that are almost impossible to find anywhere else, like L.G.R. sunnies, Void watches, Sandqvist backpacks and an array of other products from independent designers across the globe.
Ashley Brozic

Elements Of Time

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Elements of Time is a girly girl's paradise, filled with plenty of Hello Kitty stationary goods, bright and colorful watches and accessories, and tons and tons of different kinds of backpacks.

Man Of Action Figures

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For a die-hard fan, nothing is more exciting than receiving a foot long replica of his or her favorite character, athlete or icon. Thankfully, Man of Action Figures has thousands of figurines, bobbleheads and fan memorabilia to choose from, so definitely stop here for that Star Wars junkie in the fam.

Sparkle and Shine Darling

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When we say you can find something for everyone at Adrienne Bosh's newly opened gem, we really mean it. There are Pinterest-perfect stationary, home goods, and novelty items for your mom, dad, bae, party-throwing friend, super-OCD-about-being organized friend, sultry friend, and more. It's a one-stop-shop so head in for a few macarons and the most pleasant shopping experience you'll undergo, ever.
Sparkle and Shine Darling

Books & Books

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Books & Books is Miami's most legendary bookstore, and it may just make you go down this Christmas as the best gift giver-ever. Well, considering you pick out a hardcover or paperback that your secret santa would want to read (and that he or she actually likes to read). Books about ashion, pop culture, politics and more– this Christmas get someone something they can curl up with on a rainy Miami day.
Books & Books

Golden Bar

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Golden Bar runs a tight shift when it comes to sourcing new and up and coming designers, makers and craftsman. Find home goods, clothing, accessories, candles and incense, stationary goods, and apothecary here that are all so well packaged, you won't even need to go hard on the gift wrap.
Golden Bar

Taschen

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Coffee table books are those things that everyone always wants but can't always bring themselves to buy, which is why they make the perfect (and easiest) gifts to give. At Taschen, you can find books about anything, from cars to fashion, and celebrities to nature.

Babalú

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Think of Babalú as your luxury bodega on Lincoln Road, only swap out the produce section for an array of hard-to-find perfumes (complete with an interactive experience to help you find the perfect scent) and replace the canned food isles with designer home goods, eyewear, apothecary, and more.
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Coco bella

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Coco Bella is a quaint Coral Gables boutique that sells cute novelty goods, perfect for stuffing stockings or gifting on their own. Candles, baked goods, stuffed animals, and more– it's got an inventory of endearment.

Blanc Gifts & Home Accents

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As we've mentioned before, "At BLANC, on US1 in Coral Gables, there's a gift for everyone in your life from baby to abuela." Adorable plates, elegant silverware, colorful travel accessories, jewelry, baby books, toys– this place has a chic assortment of gifts to give the anyone in your clan.
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DesignShop

Got a friend obsessed with all things design? Bird cafe feeders, brownstone shaped pencil holders, cardboard radios- name the need, and DesignShop has the product to satisfy it in a visually interesting way. You can easily find a gift here for under $75, so peruse through.

The Bazaar Project

The Bazaar Project
For the world traveler who loves a good artisan-made necklace, a quality journal, or anything that resembles something from a market in far out lands, The Bazaar Project will most likely have the perfect gift for you, and you won't even have to leave the country for it.
The Bazaar Project

Jonathan Adler

Miami Design District
Jonathan Adler's Design District locale is his biggest yet, so you’ll absolutely find an assortment of fun home decorations, candle collections, stationary goods and more for every colorful personality in the clan, including the hard to please prepster.
Miami Design District

Frangipani Design Store

Walking into Frangipani you may think “Is there anything this store doesn’t have?” And the answer is no. Colorful stationary, fun pillows and throws, quality jewelry and bags, and handmade products from countries like Ghana and South Africa are just a few of the things this eclectic boutique has to offer.

The Edition Miami Beach Gift Shop

Curated in collaboration with BASE Superstore, The Edition's gift shop is filled with Le Labo and Comme Des Garçons fragrances, Mast Brothers chocolates, board games enclosed in impeccable packaging, gnomes with metallic party hats, Bossa Nova records and so, so much more.

KOTO MIAMI

If boombox coolers, gummy bear lights and celebrity pet coasters seem like the kinds of things your friends are into, then check out KOTO. It’s the ultimate shop for novelty items, and who doesn’t like getting a gift that’s out of the box every once in a while?

Sentir Cubano

Fidel Castro toilet paper, decorative roosters, one-of-a-kind domino tables- if you have an abuelo, abuela or any family member that reps Havana hard, then look no further than this 8th street staple.

The Olfactory Company

Whether you’re buying something for your great aunt with a picky sense of smell, your co-worker with an addiction to tea or the nephew who loves a good sword fight, then looting this Coconut Grove gem will make you the coolest gift-giver ever.

RESPICE

Ashley Brozic
The atmosphere in Respice is so inviting you may feel as if you are perusing someone’s living room, but don’t let this oaky Sunset boutique fool you. Here you'll find curated goods that are almost impossible to find anywhere else, like L.G.R. sunnies, Void watches, Sandqvist backpacks and an array of other products from independent designers across the globe.
Ashley Brozic

Elements Of Time

Elements of Time is a girly girl's paradise, filled with plenty of Hello Kitty stationary goods, bright and colorful watches and accessories, and tons and tons of different kinds of backpacks.

Man Of Action Figures

For a die-hard fan, nothing is more exciting than receiving a foot long replica of his or her favorite character, athlete or icon. Thankfully, Man of Action Figures has thousands of figurines, bobbleheads and fan memorabilia to choose from, so definitely stop here for that Star Wars junkie in the fam.

Sparkle and Shine Darling

Sparkle and Shine Darling
When we say you can find something for everyone at Adrienne Bosh's newly opened gem, we really mean it. There are Pinterest-perfect stationary, home goods, and novelty items for your mom, dad, bae, party-throwing friend, super-OCD-about-being organized friend, sultry friend, and more. It's a one-stop-shop so head in for a few macarons and the most pleasant shopping experience you'll undergo, ever.
Sparkle and Shine Darling

Books & Books

Books & Books
Books & Books is Miami's most legendary bookstore, and it may just make you go down this Christmas as the best gift giver-ever. Well, considering you pick out a hardcover or paperback that your secret santa would want to read (and that he or she actually likes to read). Books about ashion, pop culture, politics and more– this Christmas get someone something they can curl up with on a rainy Miami day.