I’m sharing some last minute gift ideas from South Florida brands and peeps I love. Please check them out. Many are local moms and dads who have invented an amazing product or run a fabulous business!
Beaches Sandals Turks and Caicos
Okay! I know this isn’t South Florida, but it’s about an hour and half plane ride away.
If you can think of a last minute gift idea for your family, then think about a trip to Beaches Sandals Turks and Caicos. So far it’s one of our top 2019 family vacations.
With it being all-inclusive, you don’t have to worry about paying for anything else (except for hair braids) when you get to the property. So we weren’t shy about going on a snorkeling trip or taking a Hobe Cat out on the turquoise water. At every turn, you’ll find drinks, food and lots of fun.
It’s the perfect gift for you and your family!
Holiday Cocoa + Cocktails at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel
This holiday season Loews Miami Beach Hotel invites travelers to eat, drink, and be merry with Holiday Cocoa + Cocktails. These sweet variations of cocoa for kids and creative cocoa-themed cocktails for adults are available at Lure Fishbar andBar Collins now through New Year’s Day.
Loews Miami Beach Hotel puts its own locally-inspired twist on the holiday classic. Cocoa will be offered in two variations: one for kids – as well as the Café con Cocoa, a frozen cocoa cocktail created with locally distilled Miami Club Rum and Miami Club Rum Cuban Coffee Liquor, Godiva White Chocolate Liquor, locally churned Azucar Ice Cream and homemade raspberry puree.
Pricing on the cocktail is $16. The kid-friendly cocoa will be offered complimentary with the purchase of a “spiked” cocoa for adults.
For more information about holiday offerings at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, please visit loewshotels.com/miami-beach, or to arrange your stay, call 1-800-23-LOEWS.
Family vacations can be expensive. Wouldn’t it be great to actually get a discount on theme park tickets, hotels, car rentals, and even ski passes?
Since 2000, Undercover Tourist has provided authentic attraction tickets at discounted prices, as well as insider planning tips and excellent customer service.
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The Jeebi Board is a superior longboard with a handlebar and pad, allowi6ng riders to ride in new ways.
You can kneel and ride along as I like to do or you can stand and cruise.
It’s perfect for the advanced rider or the beginner. My husband even loves Jeebi and it’s keeping the kids outside and disconnected from technology.
Retail $99. Subscribe and get a 10% Off code.
Go to jeebi.com to purchase this great holiday gift.
This fashion-inspired ABC book is designed to teach your child about fashion while they learn the alphabet.
F is for Fashion uses colorful, whimsical illustrations to bring the fashion alphabet to life. Whether your kids have already started school or not, help them learn the most stylish ABCs with F is for Fashion. This book will take them on a learning adventure inside fashion, helping them recognize each letter of the alphabet along with a fashion-related term.
Each page features both uppercase and lowercase letters, a fashion term that begins with that letter and an illustration of a fashion item that begins with that letter sketched by Project Runway designer Amanda Perna.
F is for Fashion is the perfect gift for fashion-lovers young and old and makes a great accessory from the playroom to the living room!
You can purchase F is For Fashion at amazon.com or pick up a t Neiman Marcus Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale or Orlando.
My friend Tara is not only a successful blogger, but now and author. Her second book, Jessie’s Girl, is sure to be the hit of the holiday break.
Successful Texas lawyer, Reade Walker, curses that damn song every time it plays, all too aware of the irony of its lyrics. After all, he has been secretly and painfully enamored with Jesse’s girl, Gwen, for nearly a decade. It was love at first sight for him, but sadly she’s not his girl. She belongs to the one man who betrayed him and knows Reade’s hidden family secret. Yet, Reade can’t seem to love anyone except the one woman he can’t have. Or can he make her mine?
Retail $8.99 on Amazon.com.
Between the Letters: Life, Love, And War by Sonny Barber (Author), Barbara Barber (Author)
I know these two authors, they’re my mo and dad. Between the Letters, is an amazing story is a must-read for the holiday season and could be the next big movie.
“I miss you.” “Why haven’t you written.” “Thank God, you’re safe.” These are the beginning lines of some of the hundreds of letters between a freshly-commissioned U.S. Navy ensign and his fiancée, a new nurse graduate, from the start of their relationship until eighteen months later when he returns from Vietnam.
Between these letters are first person accounts of the fledgling naval officer’s life in charge of a five-man crew aboard a fifty-foot Swift Boat, patrolling the coastal waters and rivers in “I Corps,” the northernmost military operational area of South Vietnam. The letters and stories show the challenges of life―and death―in a combat zone and provide a glimpse into the stress-filled lives of these two young people, separated by the war and thousands of miles across an ocean and a continent.
Retail $12.89 on Amazon.com.
5th & Wellness
This has been my go to place lately. A few months ago I had the Morpheous 8 which is microneedling + RF. I shared a lot of scoop in my What To Expect When Getting Microneedling post.
If you’ve been thinking about it, now is the perfect time to get it for you or have your significant other as a holiday gift.
But don’t stop there! Ask for a facial, Botox/Dysport and skincare products that will look and have you feeling fabulous into the New Year.
Get the scoop on all the 5th & Wellness Holiday Specials and call (561) 409-3128 to make your consultation.
Make sure you saw it on Local Mom Scoop!
STOCKING STUFFER Under $10
BUG BITE THING
Last month, mother-daughter entrepreneurs and Bug Bite Thing founders Kelley Higney and Ellen McAlister of Port St. Lucie, Florida, appeared on “Shark Tank,” where they struck a Golden Ticket deal with self-made inventor and entrepreneur, Lori Greine .
Retailing at only $9.95 with free shipping, Bug Bite Thing is Amazon’s #1 selling product for insect relief
Completely chemical-free, non-toxic, kid-friendly, and reusable, Bug Bite Thing fits in your pocket, purse, backpack and perfect for your carry-on
The easy-to-use suction tool painlessly and effectively extracts insect saliva/venom from under the skin to eliminate itching, stinging and swelling by removing the irritant – totally unlike topical creams and ointments which only mask it
Gift everyone the Bug Bite Thing with a multi-pack for around $8/each (a pack of 3 costs $24.95 and a pack of 6 costs $48.95) with free shipping
Let me know what you decide and I can share more scoop with you.
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