Choosing to buy your holiday gifts locally directly supports the livelihood of small business owners, builds community, and can reduce the environmental impact of the holiday gift-giving season. Let’s encourage each other to support small businesses and shop local this year.
Check out some of our great local businesses below:
First up is Paula’s Bake Shop! This family company is run by a mother/daughter duo whose specialty is handmade, artisanal alfajores. If you’re looking for an authentic, Argentinian sweet treat to bring to a holiday party or to purchase as a gift, they offer a variety of assorted boxes to choose from!
This bookstore is owned by a blended family with a passion for books, literature and the community. Check out their selection of books and give a friend or family member the gift of a literary escape this holiday season.
With a new location that just opened in Downtown Homestead, now is a great time to shop at Skin Candy Bath & Body. This vegan, cruelty-free skin care brand offers a wide selection of all-natural soaps, body butters, sugar scrubs, and shampoos.
Who doesn’t love a good candle? Jaelle Candle Co. is a minority and woman-owned candle making company that specializes in sustainable candles with wooden wicks. From their holiday scent Merry Everything to their signature Cocoa Butter Cashmere, you’re sure to find a scent you or your loved one will enjoy. They also offer mobile candle-making classes, which is the perfect unique experience for a holiday gathering.
Posh Palma Styles is a woman-owned latinx lifestyle brand that features private label women’s apparel and accessories. This brand creates spaces for women to feel confident in their own skin, uplifted, empowered, and heard. Who wouldn’t want to support that? Avoid the big name brands this year and opt for clothing items that are unique and stylish!
The Conscious Bar makes craft chocolate bars with just 2 superfood ingredients: Organic Cacao + Organic Dates. Their packaging is 100% plastic-free and certified compostable. Loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and minerals, finally, a sweet indulgence you can feel really good about!
Celebrate the season by throwing an art party! This local pottery studio is located in Wynwood, and serves as a great activity for an end-of-the-year team holiday party or an unforgettable gathering with loved ones. You and your group can attend one of their scheduled classes or host your own private holiday event.
Celeste Sol is a Black and Latina owned jewelry brand offering elegant pieces at affordable prices. Their gold-plated pieces are versatile and pair easily with any of their Latinx-inspired apparel listed on their website. Truly a brand worth supporting, they are committed to bridging the gap between culture and fashion through community, representation, and charity.
Nestled in Downtown Miami, this adorable flower shop provides personalized, fresh flower arrangements and plants. What better gift for the plant lover in your life than a custom bouquet delivered right to their door.
Home Crush is a gift boutique located in the heart of the Village of Miami Shores. This store offers the perfect selection of unique gifts for your loved ones. From home decor to kitchen accessories, jewelry, baby gifts, and much more, you’re sure to find something to fit your shopping needs.
We’re wrapping up this list with My Tea Bar, an all natural loose leaf tea shop located at The Falls Miami. This woman-owned business started as a cart at a pop-up event and has grown into the opening of their first location. You can purchase their high-grade teas in store or online and they also offer cater services with tea infused cocktails!
At Axis Helps, we strive to always support our local small business community. Do you know another Miami small business selling the perfect gift? Share their details with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on social (@AxisHelps). We wish you a wonderful holiday season!
Happy (local) shopping!