The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Miami Food Lovers
Believe it or not, the holiday season is just around the corner in Miami and it’s time to search for the perfect gifts for loved ones on your vacation list. Eater Miami is here to help you with this handy, highly curated, locally-focused guide to Christmas gifts.
For the food-obsessed friends and family members on the list, don’t bother with restaurant gift cards or a bottle of alcohol. Instead, look for items that embody the unique flavors of the Sunshine State, including candy, beverages, housewares, books, and more.
For more ideas, see Eater’s national guide. Get a head start on these shopping lists now and read on.
Ceramic pots from Maderia Cocotte
Chic and useful, these ceramic pots from Maderia Cocotte will look just as good on the kitchen counter as it would on a traditional holiday meal. Available in three sizes – 2 QT, 3.5 QT and 2 Pack 0.5 QT – they make the perfect selection for any chef on the gift list. Price: $ 49.99 and up. Buy here.
Miami Winter Coffee from Per’la Specialty Roasters
Winter is a foreign word here in the magical city, but that doesn’t stop local coffee brewers Per’la special roaster getting inspired by the season for their latest blend. Called Miami Winter, it is a combination of coffee from Kenya and Ethiopia with notes of orange, pineapple and strawberry. Price: $ 22 per bag. Buy here.
Food teas from Martha from Miami
Celebrate Miami’s love for pastelitos, cafecitos and croquetas with Martha from Miami Shirts and accessories. Available for women, men and even the little ones, the shirts are the perfect garment for that delicious, voracious meal only in Miami. price: varies. Buy here.
Champagne papi truffles from Exquisito pralines
What’s more festive than champagne? How about some chocolates with champagne? This is the combination offered by the local chocolate company Exquisite chocolates The champagne papi truffles consist of 73 percent dark chocolate with Veuve Clicquot added. Price: 6 for $ 12. Buy here.
Bakery takeaway from Zak the Baker
Miami’s pastry king – Zak star of Zak the baker – is now selling his beloved pastries at five Whole Foods across town in clever, yet stylish, take-away packaging. All of his bakery favorites such as cakes, biscuits, cakes, muesli and more are for sale every Friday through Sunday. Now nobody has an excuse to go to a Christmas party empty-handed. Price: varies. Available at Whole Foods Coral Gables, South Beach, Downtown Miami, North Miami, and Aventura.
Hot sauce from Taquiza
Now taco lovers can try their favorite aqueria at home. South Beach’s Taquiza now fills its popular hot sauce and sells it in three different spice levels – mild, medium and spicy – to soothe every palate and spice tolerance. Price: $ 8. Available to purchase from Taquiza.
JoJo Tea Club membership
Subscribe to them for the ultimate tea lover JoJo teas quarterly tea club. Every three months, the happy tea lover receives seven different tea samples, including varieties with a single origin and herbal teas, a piece of tea goods, a pass for the JoJo tea tasting room and content for members only. Price: $ 78. Buy here.
Florida Kitchen Cookbook by Norman Van Aken
One of Miami’s godfathers of the kitchen, Norman Van AkenIn addition to being back in Miami with a new Wynwood restaurant, we’ve released a new cookbook. It’s called Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen, and it has a variety of recipes inspired by the Sunshine State, like lime fritters, Cuban sandwiches, and fish dip, as well as interesting details about Florida. Price: $ 25.51. Buy here.
Miami sticker pins
Food emojis have officially come to life thanks to the team behind the Miami sticker app. The app has teamed up with Two croquettes, Burger Beast and 305 Cafecito to create special croqueta, frita and clock pens that can be placed on almost anything. price: $ 10. Buy here.