An Insiders’ Guide to Local Gifts

Support local Broward County businesses and shop small for everyone on your holiday list with recommendations from three area insiders

Frankie P, On-air personality Y100 Miami, @itsfrankiep

Gift: NSU Art Museum membership

Why: “A museum membership makes a great Christmas present as it’s a good way for family to have bonding time and enjoy art. You can enjoy the museum as many times as you wish all year long. You also gain access to member-only events.”

Glam Balloon Money Bank Bunny from NSU Art Museum.

Gift: Jewelry from J.R. Dunn

Why: “You will find elegant unique jewelry at J.R. Dunn for your wife, fiancé, girlfriend, husband, mom, dad, or special friend. They should be your one-stop-shop for your jewelry needs.” 

Diana Velasquez, LauderBabe founder, @lauderbabe

Gift: Small Wine Shop’s Wine Club membership

Why: “Let Tim and Tracy point you in the right direction when it comes to the wine lover and closet foodie in your life. Located in Flagler Village, Small Wine Shop is 100 percent that stop for all your natural, organic, biodynamic, low-intervention wines. Shop their phenomenal selection of curated natty wines or take a day trip/give into your wanderlust with one of their sweet wine club memberships.”

Club Space Miami merchandise.

Gift: Club Space Miami merch

Why: “This one’s for the rebels, free spirits, and #SpaceInvaders. Legendary Club Space Miami has been keeping things groovy during its weekly Thursday evening livestreams and with a new line of branded merch that transports you back to sunrises on the terrace. Cop these designs before they run out.”

Gift: Records from Radio-Active Records

Why: “When you’re here, you’re fam, and you can never go wrong with the gift of music. I head to Radio-Active for tunes from The Talking Heads to Margo Price and anything in between. The staff is always there to lend a helping hand and tell you what’s on their radar.”

Carley Sumner, The Flamingo Flea founder, @flamingoflea

Gift: Custom cross-stitch wall art and ornaments from Real Talk Cross Stitch

Why: “When in doubt, customize! The customized family cross-stitches bring me back to childhood memories of the clay family portrait ornaments—remember those? There is something so special about unwrapping holiday decor and ornaments and looking back at all the years of annual ornaments.”

Gift: Local experience

Give the gift of a pottery lesson at Sarah Glass Ceramics.

Why: “If 2020 taught us all a lesson, it’s really to cherish our loved ones. I am all about experiences over things. Dive a little deeper into Fort Lauderdale by treating your friend to a snorkeling trip with Spirit of Lauderdale or a ceramics class with Sarah Glass Ceramics.”

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