The Best Ways to Celebrate Every Special Occasion with Downtown Coral Gables

The days of car parades, balloons, bright signs, and, of course, the classic banging of pots and pans have come and gone and now a new wave of celebrating special life moments is among us. We can now finally head out and enjoy celebrating together! Celebrating during our new normal is giving us the normalcy we’ve all been waiting for and there’s no better gift than being able to actually go out and do something special with those you love most. Coral Gables opening has brought on a new and exciting feeling to being #OutAndAbout. Your Downtown Coral Gables shops and restaurants are excited for you and ready to help you have the great celebration you deserve!

Growing a year older? You’re never too old for cake! If you haven’t seen them yet, cakes and desserts made by the sweet tooth pros Misha’s Cupcakes and Ben and Jerry’s, are out of this world! Designs and details in every color and a plethora of flavor options give you the chance to create something customized and unique making that birthday boy or girl feel like very special someone. From Misha’s you can order a cake to-go or a pack of their legendary cupcakes in different amounts so you don’t have to commit to just one flavor. From Ben and Jerry’s there’s cookie-, brownie-, ice cream- everything! Need we say more? Call them or visit their website menu for an idea of what amazing dessert options you’re interested in.

For the recent grad, special moments like these don’t come around for an individual year after year. Life milestones are a big deal and call for gifts that are truly special. Stumped on what to gift your grad? How about a “grade A” pen, watch, earrings, or necklace to match that class ring from our Downtown Jewelers: Jae’s JewelersSnow’s Jewelers, Gables GemsJose Roca Fine Jewelry DesignsMorays Jewelers, and Regent Jewelers. Jewelry that will stand the test of time and become family treasures is a gift within a gift. Shop online or book an appointment, grab your face mask, and browse their gorgeous options in person!

Having a baby or know someone who’s expecting? Sounds like a baby shower is on the way! Shop gifts for the new baby at Macanoco and Co. and YoYo Children’s Boutique or treat the mom-to-be with fun styles and trendy accessories from boutiques like Curves N’ Waves, Women’s Apparel & SwimwearDominique BoutiqueEssence BoutiqueHabit BoutiqueL Boutique, and Italian Eyewear. Doing a baby reveal? A friendly reminder to check out the outstanding cake and dessert options we mentioned earlier.

Did your good friend or family member finally pop the question? The new bride and groom-to-be will love a thoughtful engagement gift! Gift them the gift of an engagement photoshoot with Manolo Doreste from InFocus Studios or Murnor Studios. Gifts like that are just priceless. Looking to give them something a little more tangible? Shop from an endless number of Downtown bridal stores for totes, mugs, bride-to-be gifts and so much more! You can find the full list here. Did they take the plunge and get married during a pandemic? There is no lack of home decor or furnishing stores in Downtown Coral Gables. The perfect wedding gift can be found at any of these stores!

Celebrating an anniversary? The classic dinner for two always does the trick. No matter your dining style, fancy or casual, there’s something fitting for you and your significant other in Downtown. From steakhouses, International restaurants, to cozy cafes and casual lunch spots that remind you of your first date, find the epic list of every food and drink spot you know you love in Downtown Coral Gables right here. We know nothing can replace that in-person face-to-face time with your special someone so why not let time slip by with a glass of wine from Mystic Wine & Spirits or Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe in one hand and your love in another.

There’s always something special you can find and gift to those you love most in our iconic Downtown. No matter what the event, you’ll find businesses and staff ready to make that special day the very best it deserves to be. As you shop and stroll downtown please remember to wear your face masks and keep 6 feet social distance to protect yourself and each other as we get through this pandemic together.