The Local Holiday Gift Guide: Miami Edition

Gusto Editors

Heat up your holiday shopping in the Magic City. From beachy wear to Latin-inspired chocolates, make your gifts sizzle with a touch of Miami flair.

For the fancy fashionista: YG Collection

Why you should support this business: After immigrating to the United States at the age of 7 with her mother, Yumel Gonzalez didn’t have the easiest time adjusting. She used fashion as an escape, and eventually created YG Collection, which donates a portion of their proceeds to national charity partners with a focus on empowering women overcoming adversity. 

Potential gifts: Ares Sequins Top, Cyn Two Piece Pants Set, Sevii Crystal Drop Earrings

Check out YG Collections’ website here

For the sustainable shopper: Peachtree Revival

Why you should support this business: This is your one-stop-shop for one-of-a-kind vintage, gently-used items curated by owners Dani Klarić and Sara Fernandez. Stay tuned for a 60-piece drop every Saturday. 

Potential gifts: Little Blue Silk Ruffle Handbag, Abstract Pattern Hanky Hem 2 Pocket Dress, Red Plaid Buttoned Blazer 

Check out Peachtree Revival’s website here

For the cyclist: Brickell Bikes 

Why you should support this business: Whether you’re a novice or a bike pro, Brickell Bikes is the go-to place in Brickell, Miami for the cycling community, with a focus on making your biking experience fun *and* safe. 

Potential gifts: Fuji Absolute 2.1, Essential Teams Jersey for Women and for Men, Giant Surge Comp Road Shoes

Check out Brickell Bikes’ website here.

For the adventurer: Aquarius Boat Tours

Why you should support this business: This family business will ensure you and your entourage have a nice day out on the water, with a variety of locations to explore, from Star Island to Biscayne National Park. 

Potential gifts: A “Fun Boat” Rental for up to 6 people, or private boat tours

Check out Aquarius Boat Tours’ website here

For the maximalist: Yumiyu Jewelry

Why you should support this business: The owner, Nina, named her jewelry store after her mother — whose name is Yumi, Yu — who is also the only support system she has in the world. Nina wants to deliver the same love that she has for her mom to every woman in the form of jewelry inspired by Asian traditions.

Potential gifts: Celese Sun Moon Necklace, Halia Pearl Earrings, Blue Evil Eye Bracelet 

Check out Yumiyu Jewelry’s website here

For the sweet tooth: Garcia Nevett

Why you should support this business: Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela, this sister duo packs over a decade of fine chocolate experience, with training at establishments like the Chocolate Academy in Chicago and Ecole Chocolat. They’ve successfully blended the tastes of Venezuelan and Latin American cacao and fine chocolate with the flavors of South Florida — try them for yourself! 

Potential gifts: Gourmet Chocolate Box, Monthly Chocolate Tasting Event

Check out Garcia Nevett’s website here

For the beach babe: MAVRANS

Why you should support this business: While MAVRANS may embrace a carefree style and ethos, the people behind the brand care very much about sustainability. To that end, none of MAVRANS’ garments are made with water, and their fabric is made from a blend of recycled bottles and coconut husks. 

Potential gifts: Havana Sunset Knit Dress, Pantera Weekend Shirt, Lovers Lane Crochet Bucket Hat

Check out MAVRANS’ website here.

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