If you're like most holiday shoppers, stockpiling gifts each fall for the holidays can become a stressful venture. But it doesn't have to be, especially in South Florida with Miami having so much to offer in the form of restaurants, events, outdoor adventures and much more.
Here are 10 can't-miss gifts that should hit the mark with Miamians this holiday season.
Art Basel Tickets
Price: $47 for daily
Art Basel is just days away from taking over South Florida so why not get in on the action that brings South Beach to a halt?
Cibo Wine Bar via Yelp
South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tickets
Price: $95 per ticket
Sure many events at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival can be pricey but the Grilled Cheese Happy Hour at Cibo Wine Bar hosted by Laura Werlin and one of Miami's top food trucks in Mr. Cheezious sounds like a winner. There's also the classic Burger Bash, Seaside Eats with Robert Irvine, and A Dessert Party with Duff Goldman, which has to be every sweet tooth's dream.
Credit: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
Miami Heat Tickets
Between Chris Bosh revving up the crowd after drilling a three, Dwyane Wade knifing through the defense and Hassan Whiteside swatting balls like he's playing against third-graders at recess, the Miami Heat has become South Florida's most entertaining sports ticket. It's the one sport where I don't think the television experience will ever truly match the feel of attending in person.
Bonus points if it's Cavs-Heat on December 5th.
via TKS Miami
Price: $30 per hour
You can purchase a paddleboard for what could be well over a grand or you can rent one from TKS Miami on South Beach and carve up Biscayne Bay in what has become one of the trendiest sources of of exercise along the coasts. It's fun, anyone can do it, and it's a mean core workout if you push yourself. They even offer paddleboard yoga.
Knaus Berry Farm Cinnamon Rolls
Knaus Berry Farm cinnamon rolls -- pies and shakes, too -- are a terrible gift but it's not their fault. They're so good and so addictive, the chance of you not tearing through that box like a starved bear on the car ride home is futile. You may be better off gifting this to yourself. Proceed with caution.
Kinky Boots Tickets
The broadway musical that won six Tony Awards will be playing at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center from December 8 to December 13.
Miami Skyline Clock
Although clocks serving as a functional part of our lives is dwindling with the rise of the machines, the clock and watch will survive as art pieces. Like this one highlighting a portion of the Miami skyline.
Dolphins Fan Credo Shirt
Miami used to be a pure football town. But with the Heat's dominance and the Dolphins making the postseason once in the last 13 years, times are tough for Dolphins fans. If your gift recipient has a sense of humor, he or she will fall in love with this hilarious t-shirt.
Gift Card to Joe's Stone Crab
Prime 112 gets a ton of pub (not that it shouldn't) when discussing Miami's most prominent restaurants but Joe's Stone Crab is No. 1 on many Miamians' go-to list for exquisite food for good reason. Stone crabs can tickle the taste buds from Whole Foods but you go to Joe's for the unmatched fried chicken, mouth-watering hash browns and the best key lime pie in South Florida. Arming someone you care for with a Joe's gift card is the epitome of a can't-miss gift. They offer solid take-out options as well.
"This is Probably Wine" Coffee Cup
Down your coffee in hilarious style with this cute mug from Etsy.