Stuck in a gift-giving rut this year? Check out these great local options that even the Grinch in your life will enjoy.
Phoenix Brewing Supply
Know someone who’s always bragging about how they’d make the perfect beer? Phoenix Brewing Supply aims to turn those boasts into real brews. The online-only shop has everything necessary to create an at-home brewery: equipment, sanitizing supplies and ingredients.
Old Town Candy & Toys
Embrace a retro holiday season with gifts from Old Town Candy & Toys. You can build a basket filled with a loved one’s favorite candy or a desert novelty (scorpion lollipops, anyone?), buy a few plush coyotes or desert owls to use as stocking stuffers or outfit wee cowgirls and cowboys in Little Outlaw miniature Western wear. Prices start at $5.
4000 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Hammam Rituals at Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at montelucia
It may be tempting to keep this gift for yourself, but sharing is caring. The Joya Spa is offering three different hammam – an ancient Middle Eastern spa/bathhouse tradition – packages to emulate a Moroccan spa: Hammam Experience, Moroccan Cleansing Ritual and Restorative Sleep Cycle ($59-$269). All three treatments focus on aromatherapy while soothing the body and mind.
4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale
One of A Kind
As its name implies, One of a Kind sells unique knickknacks, colorful floral arrangements and plenty of all-the-rage potted succulents to brighten any space. Artist and designer Belen Santader creates all of the floral arrangements herself. Succulents range in price from $9.99 to $99.99, and flower arrangements cost $9.99-$124.99.
11 W. Monroe St., Phoenix
Perfect for the desert-dwelling fashionista in your life, MoonAge sells handcrafted jewelry, from delicate, minimalist rings to cactus-shaped pendant necklaces ($38-$1,000). Owners Tyler Greene and Kelli Van create the pieces in their Tempe studio, but their products are currently only available online.
Queen Creek Olive Mill
Whether you have a certified or wannabe chef at home, Queen Creek Olive Mill supplies local olive oils and balsamic vinegars for every pantry. Check out unique, uber-fresh products like the prickly pear balsamic reduction ($19.95) and bacon olive oil ($17.50).
7122 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale
Flowersong Soap Studio
Flowersong offers an array of budget-friendly bath, body and facial products with organic options ($4.99-$15.49). Bestsellers include handmade lavender soap, aloe and white lilac bath bombs, and whipped body butter cream in holiday scents like cinnamon pumpkin and peppermint candy. Owner/soap-maker Jennifer O’Farrell creates all of her products – from Hipster organic beard oil to honey apricot bath salts – from scratch.
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