Gift For A Good Cause (Our Town!) With These Miami-Made Gifts

We’re spending, um, a lot of money this month. Like scared-about-making-our-rent money. So, we might as well throw that cash in the right direction — as in, toward our community. And we’re not talking about charity donations, although we encourage that, too. This holiday season, pump your hard-earned dollars back into our economy by buying local — really local. Don’t know where to start? We've got you covered. Peruse through our in-the-'hood gift guide, packed with everything from iPhone cases and hand-painted pillows to adorable, modern-day Chia pets — all proudly made in the 305!
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For the buddy with an unhealthy iPhone attachment, there’s this smile-inducing skin by Art Collective Friends With You.

Malfi iPhone 4 Skin, $20, available at Friends With You, 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Ste. 202; 305-722-8484.

Photo: Via Friends With You.
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Dad just won’t give up that chair! Bring old faithful into Wynwood home shop Found and they’ll refurbish the whole thing, leaving you with a bright, shiny, new chair. Or go for a new piece from the showroom, like this one here, which is affordably priced just below $100.

Mad Hatter Chair, $80, available at Found, 2328 N. Miami Avenue; 305-438-9311.

Photo: Via Found Design Miami.
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Your most stylish friend would definitely appreciate local designer Karen Keith’s penchant for imbuing masculine pieces with a hint of femininity — or perhaps you should just pocket this one for yourself?

Karen Keith Necklace, $150, available at Karen Keith Designs, 14 NE 1st Avenue, Ste. 501; 917-816-7089.

Photo: Via Karen Keith Designs.
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If we go a week without having Panther Coffee, the withdrawal pangs kick in, for reals. Husband-and-wife team Joel and Leticia Pollock are now packaging their handpicked beans (from small farms around the world) into gift sets that can be customized to include anything from a brewing device to a 32-ounce bottle of cold brewed coffee. They’ll even ship it to you, just in case any amount of work at all is too much for you.

Panther Coffee Gift Sets, starting at $20, available at Panther Coffee, 2390 NW 2nd Avenue; 305-667-3952.

Photo: Courtesy of Panther Coffee.
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Drop your sister-in-law a hint (as in, you need to cook the turkey next year) with this personalized recipe box.

Pepi Prints Recipe Box Set, $25.50, available at Pepi Prints.

Photo: Courtesy of Pepi Prints.
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Half ruler. Half machete. Fully awesome.

Pale Horse, $20, available at Pale Horse.

Photo: Courtesy of Pale Horse.
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Local designer Susie Rekechensky makes one-of-a-kind rings out of old coins. Give her one of your own to make an extra-special gift.

Vintage Liz ring, $40, available at Phairytale.

Photo: Courtesy of Phairytale.
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For the urban dweller in need of some green, there’s this modern-day Chia pet designed by Plant the Future.

Animal planter, $85-$120, available at Plant the Future, 2511 NW 2nd Avenue; 305-571-7177.

Photo: Via Plant the Future.
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This candle and moisturizer in one is beauty devotee’s jam.

Wild for Berries candle, $34, available at Soy Delicious.

Photo: Via Soy Delicious.
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The perfect dorm accessory for the undergrad on your list.

Little Birds pillowcase, $26.78, available at Valentina Designs.

Photo: Via Valentina Designs.
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For the picky eater who swears she’ll break into hives after eating a cookie, you wouldn't go wrong picking up these locally baked cupcakes, which are both vegan and gluten-free.

Mini cupcakes, $18 for a baker’s dozen, available at Bunnie Cakes, 786-268-9790.

Photo: Via Bunnie Cakes.
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Oh Santa Baby, this 18-carat bauble made with tiger’s eye, tsavorite, and diamonds is meant for us.

Tiger’s Eye ring, $4,800, available at Daniella Kronfle, Seybold Building, 36 NE 1st Street, Ste. 134; 305-374-7079.

Photo: Courtesy of Daniella Kronfle.
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