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11/26/2013 11:30 am ET

Small Business Saturday Miami: Where To Score Awesome Kids' Gifts

Avoid the nightmare of big box chain retailers (we're looking at you, giraffe) when shopping for little ones, and head to to the following independent shops for Small Business Saturday.

Many were opened by enterprising and discerning moms and dads so you can be sure their well-curated stock is parent-approved and kid-appreciated.

Here are the best places to score awesome kids' gifts in Miami:

  • 1 Bognar and Piccolini
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    Bognar and Piccolini
    320 San Lorenzo Avenue
    Coral Gables, Florida 33146
    (305) 442-8330

    Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    With posh collections are designed and made in Miami, Bognar and Piccolini is a boutique children's store in Coral Gables.
  • 2 Man Of Action Figures
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    Man Of Action Figures
    19301 SW 106th Ave., Unit 11
    Miami, FL 33157
    (305) 255-1987

    Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11am - 7pm
    Saturday 11am - 4pm

    Kids and adults with both go ga-ga over this store's inventory of action figures, superheroes, fatheads, and Star Wars and WWE figures.
  • 3 Genius Jones
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    Genius Jones
    2800 NE 2nd Ave.
    Miami, FL 33137
    (305) 571-2000

    Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm
    Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm

    According to founder Daniel Kron, "We spend lots of time finding intelligently designed products that answer the needs of parents and kids."
  • 4 Frangipani Design Shop
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    Frangipani Design Shop
    2516 NW 2nd Ave.,
    Miami, Florida 33127
    (305) 573-1480

    Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    This Wynwood gift shop specializes in sustainable, artistic, intelligently designed goods with some choice, quirky finds for older kids.
  • 5 Give Wink
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    Give Wink
    Aventura store
    2570 NE Miami Gardens Drive
    North Miami, Florida, 33180
    305-705-3341

    Hours: Monday - Friday 10am to 6pm
    Weekends by appointments

    South Miami store
    Colonial Palms Plaza
    13615 South Dixie Highway
    Miami, Florida 33176
    305-233-1088
    Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am to 7pm
    Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm

    Founded by a Miami 'mompreneur,' Give Wink carries educational toys, unique children’s furniture and accessories, baby gear and gifts "hand selected for busy mothers."
  • 6 Liapela
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    Liapela
    Village of Merrick Park
    358 San Lorenzo Ave., Ste. 3225
    Coral Gables, FL 33146
    (305) 441-0658

    Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm
    Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm

    Village at Gulfstream Park
    600 Silks Run, Suite 1280
    Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
    (954) 457-2276

    Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm
    Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm

    Founded by a Miami designer and mother, Liapela carries high-end modern baby products from companies with eco-friendly trade standards,
  • 7 Toy Town
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    Toy Town
    260 Crandon Blvd., #43
    Key Biscayne, FL 33149
    (305) 361-5501

    Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Toy Town, which opened in 1997, is Key Biscayne's only toy store.

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