Last-Minute Gifts from Sushi Samba and Schnebly's

We're so close to Christmas the countdown is about to switch from days to mere hours. If you're one of those who gets shopping done early, pre-Thanksgiving early, then give yourself a pat on the back and get out of our sight. You're making us feel guilty.

For the rest of us scrambling to check off the names from our list, South Florida restaurants have a variety of gifts that make the perfect present or stocking stuffer for that food-obsessed friend. These might even work for those who care little about food!

Last-Minute Gifts from Sushi Samba and Schnebly's

5. Kid's Chopsticks from Sushi Samba

When it comes to reading, writing or learning a foreign language the old adage is get kids started young. There's no reason that shouldn't apply to sushi. These chopsticks are a mere $10 and are probably the finest piece of work Romero Britto has ever produced. They're also a step up from the rubber band trick many Japanese restaurants use to make chopsticks easy for kids to use.

Last-Minute Gifts from Sushi Samba and Schnebly's
Laine Doss

4. Michael's Genuine Home Brew

Local on local on local. Michael Schwartz's growing restaurant empire released its namesake ale, brewed by Alabama-based Back Forty Brewery, earlier this year and its now served in restaurants around town. A gift idea: Forage a 50-foot salad of greens from your neighbor's backyard and pair it with a 22-ounce bottle ($11) for your friends or family.


The good stuff is roasted here.
The good stuff is roasted here.
Daniel Treiman

3. Fresh Coffee from Panther Coffee

Joel and Leticia Pollock's Wynwood coffee shop has an ever-changing list of beans procured from Joel's endless travels in Latin and Central America. Be forewarned, this can get expensive. A Brazilian variety I bought for a family member a few months ago cost more than $20. Yet those beans are lovingly roasted in a 1927 Perfekt machine. Plus Joel will probably be on hand to describe the farm from where the beans came and the people that grew them.

Last-Minute Gifts from Sushi Samba and Schnebly's

2. Baby Onesie from Shake Shack

This one is perfect for the lady in your life who may have just birthed a little bundle of joy (in addition to spit up, tears and poop). She couldn't get enough of Danny Meyers' Shackburgers while the bun was in the oven, so it's only proper the little one be decked out in Shake Shack swag. Our favorite is the small "fry."

Get down, to Schnebly's.
Get down, to Schnebly's.
David Minsky

1. Tour and Tasting of Schnebly's Redlands Winery and Brewery

Be the big spender you are and shell out a whole $20 for a tour of the "Southernmost Winery & Brewery in the U.S." Go for the special tasting ($9.95) so the recipient can keep the glass from which they spent the afternoon imbibing. This gift comes with the added bonus of getting more people down to Homestead and the Redlands, a part of town too-often overlooked.

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Related Locations

SushiSamba Miami Beach

600 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139-2916


Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
Panther Coffee

2390 NW Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33127


Shake Shack

1111 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Schnebly Redland's Winery

30205 SW 217th Ave.
Homestead, FL 33030


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