Babalu's City Essentials

mighty wallet!

Ever since you moved from the Northeast to the Magic City, your guest room has become a permanent bed-and-breakfast. Help your holiday out-of-towners get acquainted with offbeat gifts from SoBe unconventional convenience store Babalú Miami.

Mighty Wallet, $15
Your father, whose obsession with the city’s muggers led to underwear fanny packs, will enjoy an inexpensive wallet made from funky recyclable paper (subway maps, in-flight flyers).

Miami Worry Dolls, $15 for Five
Introduce your right-wing mother to Miami culture with micro voodoo dolls crafted by owners Greg Melvin and Paolo Ambu. Their powers are said to help with local issues like real estate, nips and tucks, and obtaining the perfect tan.

Anthony Grab + Go Travel Kit, $35
Help your hippie brother fit in with the metros by handing him an airline-approved care kit, complete with shave cream, facial scrub, glycolic facial cleanser, lip balm, shampoo, and body wash. Bonus: A portion of proceeds goes to prostate cancer research.

Rock of Ages Press Pink Leather Bible, $195
After witnessing the late-night shenanigans on Lincoln Road, Granny will appreciate finding the stylish rendition of her favorite holy tome nightside.

Vivienne Westwood Mini Melissa Slippers, $89
Your stylist-in-training niece will quickly realize her gemmed-up Skechers just won’t cut it. Trade them in for the adorable designer footwear.

Babalú Miami, The Mews, 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (305-538-0777 or babalumiami.com).

Loading Map...
1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139