The holidays will be here before you know it, which means you’ll need to get a jumpstart on your shopping. Although you could visit the nearby department store, it might be more special to buy from a small, local business this year.
Discover one-of-a-kind items with a personalized customer experience at any of the following shops. Read through your small business holiday gift guide in Miami, FL, and start checking those items off your gift list.
Love the Skin You’re in with Balinique
Although Balinique is a fairly new business, they’re no strangers to all-natural skin care. They believe that your skin, and your spirit, deserve only the best ingredients. And so, they created this luxury skin care line that’s like fresh food for your skin.
Their products are made completely in Bali and use natural ingredients like sandalwood, ylang ylang, and jojoba oil in their purest form.
When you shop here, you’ll find such items as Vanilla Sky Face Scrub, Simple Pleasure Body Butter, and Kiss Me Lip Balm.
To see what other products you can get for your face and body, check out Balinique on Facebook.
Melt Over the Treats at Cao Chocolates
For some fine confections, visit Cao Chocolates. This business began when owner Ricardo Trillos traveled all over to learn how to make chocolate from scratch. He then decided to leave his former career as an accountant behind and turn his love for confectionaries into a full-fledged business.
They have many sweet products available, like chocolate-covered fruits and nuts. But they’re most well-known for their chocolate bars. To create these bars, they use single origin cacao beans from Fair-Trade plantations—with most of them having an Organic certification. In fact, Cao Chocolates is the only small-batch artisan chocolate business in South Florida to use just the single origin cacao beans for their bars.
Visit Cao Chocolates on Facebook to see what other ways you can satisfy your sweet tooth.
Find Your New Favorite Artist at Sweat Records
Sweat Records is not only Miami’s independent music store, but it’s also where you can get a good cup of coffee or have a special event.
What began over a decade ago by two DJs now plays a big role in promoting a revival of growth and activity in the area’s arts and culture scene. Not only will you discover lots of musical talent, but you can also check out permanent artwork by some of the city’s most admired artists.
After you pick out your next record, get sure to get a delicious Americano, Latte, or Iced Tea. And feel free to check out one of their fun events, or book a meeting, screening, or workshop of your own.
Learn more about their in-store products and events by going to the Sweat Records Facebook page.
Give a Special Gift This Year
Put a smile on your loved one’s face with a unique gift from these small businesses. And, knowing you supported a local business will be sure to fill you with lots of holiday cheer.