Looking for an extra special gift for that person on your list who has it all? Miami Beach offers visitors gift ideas galore, but the best gift may be time spent shopping in the tropical paradise with an average winter temperature of 70 degrees.
1. The Resort Traveler – GUYandGIRL
Located on the lobby level of the newly redesigned Shelborne Hotel, GUYandGIRL has contemporary resort wear for the style-savvy shopper. The shop sells light cover ups, accessories, bags and shoes and has quickly become a favorite of both locals and travelers alike.
2. The Dog Lover – Dog Bar
It is so SoBe – the Dog Bar is a full service luxury specialty shop with the latest and greatest merchandise for the privileged pet, including plush dog beds, leather collars and designer carrier bags for pampered puppies.
3. The Foodie – Joe’s Stone Crab
Give the gift of stone crab from Miami Beach’s Iconic Joe’s Stone Crab. The restaurant has been supplying Miami Beach visitors and locals fresh seafood for over 100 years and now packs and ships its famous stone crab claws and key lime pies.
4. The Spa Lover – Bliss Spa at the W South Beach
Renowned for delivering South Beach's best facials and massages, Bliss at the W South Beach will transform you into a tranquil state of mind. Stop by to get a treatment then give the gift of a 'bliss'-perience in the home with products designed to make spa-goers look and feel healthy and beautiful.
5. The High-End Fashionista- Alchemist at 1111
Alchemist, perched high atop the designer 1111 parking garage on Miami Beach, is a luxury multi-brand designer clothing store with two locations on Lincoln Road. In addition to designer brands like Celine, Givenchy, Alaia and Rick Owens, the store also stocks high-end jewelry, bespoke perfumes and candles, and a selection of lifestyle products ranging from limited edition art books to signed artist editions.
6. The Art Connoisseur – Art Basel Miami Beach
For many, Art Basel Miami Beach is an international display of world class art. But for the uber rich, the festival is a market for high-end art pieces, such as the $3 million painting sold by Germany’s Gerhard Richter at last year’s festival. Art Basel Miami Beach runs Dec. 6-9, 2012.