Made in Arizona

Written by Kasia Michalik Category: Lifestyle Issue: December 2011

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Little Mama Products
Celebrate the holidays and our state’s birthday with a gift of Arizona Centennial soaps, which come in scents of Cactus Flower, Cowboy Coffee, Agave Lime and Five C’s, all stamped with a copper mica state flag.

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Cosanti Originals, Inc.
Give a loved one a windbell designed by world-renowned architect Paolo Soleri. The handmade ambient-sound-makers are available in several styles and start at $29. Proceeds help fund Arcosanti, Soleri’s experimental eco-community near Cordes Junction. Model #117 (shown) is $172. 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Paradise Valley, 480-948-6145,

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Julia Baker Confections
Truffles, ganache, passion fruit, oh my! Edible gifts are always fun, especially when they come in fun packages. Rock that “secret Santa” party with narcotically-addictive chocolate samplers from Valley confectionaire Julia Baker. Know a Louis Vuitton fan? Try the six-piece faux “Louis” handbag sampler. 7440 E. Karen Dr., Scottsdale, 480-747-7709,

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This Phoenix-based company sells seasonally-scented shower gels such as Candy Cane, Cinnamon Hot Toddy and Cozy Christmas. Stuff snowbirds’ stockings with the Miracle Worker line’s SPF 55 sunblock. Two Valley locations.

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Gold Canyon Candles
With the holidays comes cooler weather. With cooler weather comes the impulse to light a fire or a few candles around the house. Give your fireplace a fragrant kick with scented Fire Starters, or stuff a stocking with decorative candles, hand-made wraps and scented pods.