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Miami Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Not sure what to get that special someone on Valentine’s Day? Check out Miss A’s top picks here.

Luli Fama

Luli Fama is a Miami-inspired swimwear line designed by the local team of Lourdes “Luli” Hanimian and her brother-in-law Augusto Hanimian. Their suits are colorful, universally flattering and a celebrity favorite. All the prints are designed exclusively by the designers themselves making the suits unique and one-of-a-kind. Their 2013 collection features pieces filled with pastels and hearts, making it the perfect gift for your water-loving Valentine.

Prices start at $80. Please click here to purchase.

(Photo courtesy of Candles by Fatima)

(Photo Credit: Candles by Fatima)

Candles by Fatima 

At first glance, the Candles by Fatima look like a softly scented house candle. But once lit, the wax turns to natural, 100 percent pure soy moisturizer product that can be used to soften your skin or as a massage oil.  The handmade, hand poured, 12-oz candle comes in more than 20 scents, helping to set the mood for any occasion including Valentine’s Day.

Candles are $18. Please click here to purchase the candles.


Cookies for Jani 

(Photo courtesy of Cookies for Jani)

(Photo Credit: Cookies for Jani)

Cookies for Jani founder, Judy Aguirre, first got the idea for her cookie making business while visiting her cousin Janet “Jani” Haas in the hospital. Jani was battling cancer and Judy brought the doctors and nurses her cookies as a token of her appreciation. The cookies were a huge hit and encouraged by the response she received, she started Cookies for Jani. After covering her costs, she donates a large portion of her cookie proceeds to University of Miami’s cancer research efforts.

The cookies come in eight different flavors such as White Chocolate Chip, M&M and Dulce de Leche and are sold in bags of 20 cookies all the way up to boxes of 60. So no matter your Valentine’s taste or appetite, Cookies for Jani will be able to satisfy their sweet tooth.

Cookie sets start at $25. Please click here to purchase.



(Photo courtesy of Mulco Watches)

(Photo Credit: Mulco Watches)

Mulco Watches

Standing the test of time since 1958, the Swiss Mulco Watches watches are individually hand made with the best materials available. After becoming the most popular line of watches in South America, they are now bringing their designs stateside and a new collection filled with modern styles. Their many different designs and multitude of colors – including a Valentine’s Day perfect pink – will guarantee that you will find a watch that suits your Valentine’s own unique personality and style.

Prices start at $225. Please click here to purchase.



(Photo courtesy of Roses for Autism)

(Photo Credit: Roses for Autism)

Roses for Autism 

Flowers are all but a requirement for Valentine’s Day, so why not help the greater good while buying your loved ones the pre-requisite flowers? That’s where Roses for Autism comes in. It’s a New England rose farm that not only sells beautiful bouquets but also serves as a training and employment program for adults on the Autism Spectrum. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the flower sales go toward teaching people with autism the skills they need to be successfully employed in the community. At the Roses for Autism farm, adults and young adults with autism grow, cut, package and sell flowers that can be shipped nationwide.

Prices start at $45. Please click here to purchase.

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