It's time to leave Miami's tropical paradise and return to the daily grind. But don't despair you can take back a slice of the "magic city" (what the locals call Miami) with one of our Miami-inspired souvenir recommendations. Choose from locally handcrafted items, pop art, delicious jams or fruity wines, perfect for any travel budget.
YoLove305 Beach Tote
Whether for the beach, groceries, or an everyday bag, project your love for one of Miami’s first area codes, 305, with this canvas tote bag from Miami’s art museum on the bay—the Pérez Art Museum Miami, better-known as PAMM. The perfect beach or travel bag also features a hand sewn Buddha charm blessed by a Tibetan monk. $39.95. Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
Romero Britto Art
Miami-resident and pop artist, Romero Britto's iconic work can be found throughout the world. In Miami, his work has become as synonymous to the city as the weather itself. Known for its vibrant colors, his playful designs grace the Miami Children's Museum, the Shops at Midtown Miami, condo buildings, and even parking meters throughout Miami. Why not take a piece of Miami home with one of his popular prints, jewelry, watch or other accessories found at his Lincoln Road Mall gallery. Britto Central, 818 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.531.8821.
Key Lime Cookies/Mango Jam/Florida Honey
Open every day from November through August, you can find an abundance of Homestead grown vegetables and delicious tropical fruit at Robert is Here. The perfect stop for delicious Key Lime cookies, mango jam or Florida honey on your way or coming back from a trip to the Florida Keys or Everglades National Park. But remember to pack liquids over 100ml in checked luggage or risk airport security taking them from you. Robert is Here, 19200 SW 344th St., Homestead.
Ramon Puig has been touted as the “King of guayaberas,” the traditional Cuban, linen shirt. With four pockets, there’s plenty of space to hold cigars. The shirt's popularity in Miami is plentiful. It has become known as a cool, comfortable and versatile garment, suitable for formal and casual occasions. Ramon Puig, 5840 SW 8th St., Miami.
Schnebly Redland's Winery Wine
After visiting the southernmost winery in the U.S.—Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery—in the Redlands of Miami-Dade County, a bottle of their fruit wines will transport you back to Miami time and time again. Choose from their sweet avocado (AvoVino), guava (GuaVino), lychee or coconut (CocoVino). 30205 SW 217th Ave., Homestead, 305.242.1224.
"Eat At Joe's" Cookbook
If you can't take stone crabs home with you, here's the next best thing. Written by Joe's granddaughter Jo Ann Bass and Howard Kleinberg—former Miami News editor and historian—"Eat At Joe's" tells the history of the third highest grossing restaurant in the U.S. and celeb-filled Miami Beach hot spot—Joe's Stone Crab. The book includes 50 recipes of their famous dishes. If you forget to buy it, you can always purchase the book online for $28.95.
Wynwood Brewing Pub Glass
The craft brew scene is growing in Miami, and in 2011 Wynwood Brewing opened in the heart of Miami’s art district. Guests can go on a tour of the brewery to see how the frothy stuff is made, drink a pint of beer and take home a pub glass for the memories. $5. Wynwood Brewing Taproom, 565 NW 24 St., Miami.
Little Haiti Caribbean Marketplace Handcrafted Items
Add local flavor to your personal style with an expertly hand-crafted item made by Miami-based artisans celebrating Haitian and Afro Caribbean culture. The Caribbean Marketplace, is a vibrant shopping center within the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, that brings together the works from renowned and emerging artists as well as up-and-coming designers and craftsmen. You'll find apparel, accessories, duffel bags, home decor items and fine art paintings. 260 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, 305.960.2969.