Compiled by Michelle Talsma Everson
This holiday season, consider shopping local for gifts for everyone on your list. You can visit the Shop Arizona Marketplace (shop.localfirstaz.com), Etsy, or your favorite social media site. Below are some of our top Arizona-made picks. Happy holidays and, of course, happy shopping!
To celebrate the holiday season, they’ve created some special Holiday DIY Craft Kits. They’re perfect for gifting to a crafty and creative loved one. All materials, step-by-step instructions, and video tutorials are provided. craftnights.com
TDOriginals and ODV Wines
This holiday season, TDO and ODV are making it easy for customers to purchase just the right thing for almost everyone on their list. Through private shopping appointments in-store or via FaceTime, owner/chef Tracy Dempsey can customize gift baskets at practically any price point. tracydempseyoriginals.com
CASHFLOW and CASHFLOW for Kids
This holiday season, don’t get sucked into buying toys that will just end up in tomorrow’s donation piles. Give your family the gift of financial security – starting with the board games, including CASHFLOW, recently redesigned for a new generation of players, and CASHFLOW for Kids. Made by a Scottsdale dad. Available on Amazon.
Arizona Humane Society 2021 Pet Calendar
Help your pet loving friends and family get the purr-fect start to 2021 this holiday season with the cutest calendar in town! The Arizona Humane Society’s adorable pet calendar features pets who were previously rescued by AHS, as well as adorable alumni who are now living their best lives in their loving forever homes. All proceeds helping save more sick, injured and abused homeless pets in our community. azhumane.org/calendar
Waste Not Art
Do you have someone on your list who is eco-conscious? Purchase them an illuminated whiskey bottle or face mask (we all need them!) from Waste Not Art. Each product is custom-made and uses recyclable materials whenever possible. They can even create customized products for different events, not just the holiday season. Message Waste Not Art on Facebook for details.
Experience Arizona Gift Set
This unique Arizona Wine & Dine gift basket includes two locally-written books, a bottle of LDV Winery’s award-winning estate wine (your choice), a desk placard, and locally made caramel corn. To order, call 480-664-4822 or info@LDVWinery.com.
Gifts from “Why Hello!” Modern Home Store
“Why Hello!” modern home store in Scottsdale is the culmination of years of hands-on research shopping small town main streets in search of that perfect place to experience, enjoy and express the pleasure of shopping for home goods. The home store offers a wide range of carefully curated luxury home accessories and decor. whyhellomodernhome.com
Go Grow Learn
Kids can use their imagination along with sensory dough and a variety of accessories to create an interactive Christmas or Hanukkah wonderland. Go Grow Learn Sensory Play Kits make amazing gifts for kids and provide hours of open ended, creative, and educational sensory play. Shop online at gogrowlearn.com and receive free local delivery to select zip codes.
Artisan Bread from Mediterra Bakehouse
This holiday season, two special loaves are offered at Mediterra Bakehouse, including Chocolate Cherry Levain and Christmas Stollen. Also try the Fig & Anise loaf! These breads are available at local farmers markets through December and online at mediterrabakehouse.com.
Gifts That Benefit the Grand Canyon
Benefiting the Grand Canyon Conservancy, locals can shop a variety of gifts for all ages. One suggestion for the kids is “Whose Tail on the Trail at Grand Canyon?” It is a wonderful book with catchy rhyming verses and appealing colorful illustrations. Find this and more gift ideas at shop.grandcanyon.org.