Non-Traditional Gift Guide

Every year, I struggle with picking out gifts for my loved ones. Yeah, I could buy them a pair of shoes or a new t-shirt, but anyone could get that for themselves. I believe Christmas is the time to gift someone something they’ve had their eye on but haven’t gotten around to buying it. I especially love the gift of experiences: a trip, a concert, an adventure of sorts.

Here are a few non-traditional gift ideas to hopefully help you surprise a loved one this year:


  • Is someone in your life a foodie? Or maybe they’ve been dying to see a broadway show? With the South Beach Wine and Food Festival around the corner, there are amazing events happening all over Miami Beach and parts of Miami with reasonably priced tickets. Check out their website for a list of events with a price tag of $100 a ticket. You’ll eat and drink your way through some badass events and probably see your favorite celebrity chef too. If a good show is more of what you’re looking for, visit the Adrienne Arsht Center for a calendar of upcoming shows. Give the gift of experience.


  • Know someone who is an art lover? We’ve got some world-renowned museums right here in our backyard with amazingly priced year long memberships! Many of these memberships also include access for a guest as well as invites to member only events.  Below are some of my favorite museums in the South Florida area:


  • So your dad loves bacon? Good thing there’s a bacon of the month club. I came across Bacon Freak last year and surprised Mychael with a Valentines Day delivery of bacon but this company has soooooo much more. Check out the Bacon of the Month Club, you can pre-purchase a 3-month subscription and your loved one will be enjoying tasty bacon and thinking of you. Or maybe your brother seriously loves beer, you can have 12 craft beers sent to him monthly with the Craft Beer Club subscription. Below are a few other subscription gift options:

Have any other alternative gift ideas? Comment below!

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