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Your 'Cane Biz Holiday Gift Guide

By UMAA

Your 'Cane Biz Holiday Gift Guide

By UMAA
Shop for your loved ones this holiday season with a little help from these ‘Cane-owned brands and businesses.

Find something special for family and friends while supporting businesses owned by fellow ’Canes!

Gifts for the home

As we increasingly live, work, and rest in our homes, a gift for the home takes on renewed importance as we use our spaces to re-ground and refresh. Allow these ’Cane-owned businesses to assist you as you refresh your space for the new year.

Cirro Studio. Shop this New England small-batch furniture and design studio, created by double ’Cane, Jessy Duque, B.S.C. ’07, M.B.A. ’16, and discover the meaning behind the studio’s mission to feel at ease in your home and “in harmony with your surroundings.”
📍 Pembroke, NH

MaidPro Miami Beach. Whether you’re looking for a one-time deep clean or more recurring support, give the gift of convenience this holiday season with the help of MaidPro Miami Beach, founded by Andrea Karell Adarve, B.B.A. ’07. Alumni are welcome to a special discount of 25% off their first clean.
 📍 Miami, FL

PenTree Games. PenTree Games LLC, founded by Michael Ivan Pittre, B.Arch. ’06, is an independent family boardgame design and publishing company. The holidays may bring people together for a season, but PenTree Games has been bringing families together for years with the help of its high-quality boardgames. Shop its Mixologist-themed game ON THE ROCKS for a competitive, marble drafting, set-collecting, light-strategy boardgame.
📍 Nationwide. Online.  

With Thoughts Of You. With Thoughts of You, founded by Christopher Williams, B.A. '09, welcomes you to sit back, relax and enjoy the ease of shopping at your own convenience, with more than 3,000 items of home and garden décor at your fingertips. Fellow ’Canes are welcome to a 15% discount with the coupon code “The U.”
📍 North Lauderdale, FL

Hirni's Wayside Garden Florist. Hirni's Wayside Garden Florist, founded by double ’Cane Ted Tate, B.B.A. '74, M.P.A. '98, offers beautiful flower delivery in Miami, designed and arranged just for you.
📍 Miami, FL

Gifts for the adventurous

Looking to get out of your comfort zone, explore new surroundings, and embrace adventure? Whether you’re looking to gift the perfect getaway or embark upon a new adventure a little closer to home, allow these ’Cane-owned businesses to assist you in your explorations. 

Gale South Beach Hotel. Gale South Beach Hotel is a historic South Beach hotel and exemplary model of 1940s Miami architecture. Run by Jared Galbut, B.B.A. ’05, this award-winning boutique hotel welcomes fellow ‘Canes to a 15% alumni discount off the best available rate.
📍 Miami Beach, FL

Casa Vieja Lodge. The Casa Vieja Lodge boasts a modern nine-boat fleet, guided by top-tagging award-winning captains and mates who know how to raise the big fish and what to do once they’re hooked. After a productive day of five-star angling, owner and double ’Cane Kristen Salazar, B.S.C. ’08, M.B.A. ’18, invites guests to return to the adjoining luxury resort to unwind and reinvigorate for the next day’s adventure.
📍 Miami, FL

LUXTRVL. LUXTRVL, created by Jiayao Li, M.A.E. ’15, is a travel agency specializing in tropical, luxury vacations for single travelers, couples, or groups. Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive vacation, destination wedding, or honeymoon, alumni can receive Special VIP amenities in destination hotels, resorts, and cruises, including a $100 to $275 hotel/cruise credit, complimentary breakfast for two daily, early check-in, and late checkout.
📍 Nationwide. Online.

Grove Scuba. Grove Scuba is a full-service scuba diving training and retail facility located in Coconut Grove. Founder Bill Lamp'l, J.D. ’04, invites fellow ‘Canes to receive a 10% Alumni discount.
📍 Miami, FL

Gifts for the fashion-forward

Want to outfit the fashion lover in your life with the perfect new addition to their wardrobe or accessories? Look no further, these ’Cane-owned businesses are here to help.

David Isaac Inc. David Isaac, owned by Carlos Arcelay, B.B.A. ’95, is a wholesale and retail women's footwear outlet known for its unrivaled sense of style with an innate eye for detail and deep understanding of shoe construction.
📍 Nationwide. Online. 

Guadalupe Design. Founded by Daniela Garces, M.B.A. ’07, Guadaloupe Design sells Ecofashion, including handmade accessories, boho bags, and home designs, as well as kids’ and women’s clothing. From its showroom in Miami to its online store, alumni are welcome to a 20% discount.
📍 Miami, FL

History Repeats Itself. Founded by Jason Aufsesser, B.B.A. ’00, History Repeats Itself sells vintage and gently used men's clothing, particularly products made in the USA. Available products include T-shirts, button-down shirts, sweaters, hoodies, outerwear, pants, hats, suits, ties, books, magazines, and more. UM Alumni who send a message to jason@hrishowroom.com can receive a 30% discount.
📍 Nationwide. Online.

Amorium. With jewelry in over 500 boutiques including retailers like Free People and South Moon Under, Amorium, created by Sakine Gulec, B.B.A. ’12, is a New York-based jewelry brand specializing in handmade .925 sterling silver jewelry with cubic zirconia crystals. Fellow ‘Canes can receive a 25% online discount using the coupon code ‘GOCANES.’
📍 New York, NY

Gifts that support Black-owned businesses

Looking to use your buying power to elevate Black-owned ’Cane brands and businesses? When you shop Black-owned, you ensure that Black voices help shape our industries. 

Lakou Café. Cassandre Davilmar, B.S.B.A. ’10, created Lakou Café to serve Caribbean-inspired vegan food and drink, as well as to bring her very own lakou—a shared community space in Haitian culture to Brooklyn.
📍 Brooklyn, NY

The Nightingale Firm, LLC. Kim Hires, Ph.D. ’12, founder of The Nightingale Firm, LLC., is known internationally for her work on burnout, leadership, and education. As a successful leadership burnout coach, speaker, author, and host of the Leadership Antidote podcast, she provides the tools to restore, refocus, and emerge as a leader in your field. Fellow ’Canes can receive a 10% discount on products found in her online store, including her workbook “Stop Hating Your Mondays” and “Dr. Kim’s 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation.”
📍 Washington, DC 

Metro Mommy Agency. With the mission to influence, enlighten, and serve women with support and education as they navigate their journey into motherhood, Metro Mommy Agency assists new or expectant parents while instilling them with the confidence they need to become competent parents. Founded by Esther McCant, B.S. ’08, Metro Mommy Agency offers a range of services, including breastfeeding and lactation support, labor and postpartum support, and childbirth education. Fellow ‘Canes looking to give themselves or their loved ones the tools to build confidence and succeed as budding parents are welcome to a 20% discount off Metro Mommy Agency’s services.
📍 Miami, FL  

Vrypac, L.L.C. Founded by Teka Thomas, B.B.A. ’97, Vrypac leads the pack with its slim, lightweight backpack intended for running and outdoor leisure.
📍 Washington, DC

Nelms Performance, LLC. Nelms Performance, founded by Cory Nelms, B.S.E.D. ’10, M.S.E.D. ’11, offers elite athletic development training and consultation for professional and amateur athletes. Nelms Performance offers fully personalized workouts to optimize speed, agility, strength, and power development, as well as nutrition and recovery counseling. Train like a Hurricane with a Hurricane! Meet your fitness goals with a 25% ’Cane discount.
📍 Miami, FL  

Catch This LLC. Catch This LLC draws on flavors and spices from around the world to create a signature taste and heat level that will have you drooling for more. Catch This LLC, owned and operated by 1997 World Champion & Gold Glove catcher and former ’Cane, Charles E. Johnson, Jr., B.L.A ’16, dares you to be fearless with your food with the help of his signature gourmet BBQ sauce and hot sauces.
📍 Nationwide. Online. 

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