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Santa’s Little Helper

You really should be done with your holiday shopping by now, but you keep stuffing your own stocking instead. This is the season for giving, remember? Since you obviously can’t do this on your own, we are here to suggest a few last-minute gift ideas.

Give a gift that keeps on giving in the form of cultural nourishment: a museum membership. With new exhibits popping up all year -- and parties to go with each opening -- a member’s pass will keep your friends on the cutting edge of art and design. From the Miami Art Museum ($45; 305-375-3000, to the Museum of Contemporary Art ($45; 305-893-6211,, and the Bass Museum of Art ($25; 305-673-7530, to the Wolfsonian-FIU ($40; 305-535-2631,, there are plenty to choose from.

Every year, you and your man say you are going to join a gym, yet your Nike cross-trainers are still in the box. Get the jumpstart you both need at ProperForm (1935 West Ave., Ste. 208, Miami Beach). For $150 you receive three one-hour personal training sessions and a Bod Pod assessment exam to find the workout that will get you the results (rock-hard abs and tight ass) you want. Call 305-531-8818, or visit

And because your sister should not go anywhere with that nappy nest on her head, set her up for a “hair spa” treatment at the Van Michael Miami Salon (1667 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach). Priced from $60 to $90 (depending on hair length), the plant-based Ayurvedic therapy treatment includes a “damage remedy moisture immersion” that will soften and smooth her dry, brittle hair and have her looking shiny-shiny by New Year’s Eve. Call 305-534-6789, or visit
Dec. 23-24


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