3015 Grand Ave.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
CocoWalk is an upscale outdoor shopping center with a variety of shops, restaurants and even a movie theater. This shopping center allows for a low-key, relaxed environment during holiday shopping which can often be stressful! From Coco Cigars for the men in your life to Victoria’s Secret for the ladies, there is a store to buy a gift for everyone in the family. Don’t miss free parking Monday’s when you spend more than $25 at CocoWalk.
The Shops At Mary Brickell Village
901 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
Located in downtown Miami, Mary Brickell Village has a large variety of fashion shops, jewelry stores, restaurants and much more. Their fashion shops cover everything from shoes at Joanna Paige to complete swimwear at Indie Soul. If you need pampering after a long day of holiday shopping, there are also several spas on-site! Don’t miss some of the fantastic restaurants in this shopping center as well.
Town Center At Boca Raton
6000 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Town Center at Boca Raton is the second largest mall by square feet in South Florida, falling just behind the Aventura Mall. This shopping center has almost every name brand store you can think of. For those with wrapping woes, the staff from The Container Store show everyone how to perfectly wrap gifts every weekend until December 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. Check out their Facebook page for details on that and other happenings at the mall.
19501 Biscayne Blvd.
Aventura, FL 33180
Aventura Mall is the biggest mall in South Florida with every department store from Nordstrom to Macy’s and even a movie theater. Whether shopping for clothes, electronics, accessories or home furnishings, Aventura Mall is sure to have what you are looking for. Be sure to bring the kids when you do your holiday shopping here, so they can visit Santa, who is located in Santa’s Village near Bloomingdale’s. For events and promotions be sure to ‘like’ Aventura Mall on Facebook.
The Shops At Sunset Place
5701 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
From the Disney Store for little ones to the Armani Exchange for those with luxurious tastes, The Shops at Sunset Place has a wide range of stores for all needs and wants this holiday season. Don’t miss Color Me Mine where you can paint your own pottery and make a one-of-a-kind gift. There are also plenty of restaurants to eat at while working on your holiday shopping. For instance Splitsville offers not only great food but bowling and pool tables. If you are a Saturday night shopper, be sure to catch their weekly live music every Saturday at the Grotto Stage from 6 to 9 p.m.
Suzy Fielders is a working mom of a spirited 9 year old daughter. She has an MA in Communication Studies and BA in Psychology and Communications. She works in marketing/public relations, is a freelance writer and is very involved in the Winston-Salem community and arts & films scene.