Support your home state and local artisans by spending this holiday season shopping local. Whether you’re looking for art, home décor, clothing or beauty products, these Arizona businesses have gifts for everyone on your list.
Paige Poppe is an Arizona watercolor painter and designer who creates stickers, stationery, jewelry, prints, custom paintings and much more with inspiration from the beautiful Arizona desert. She uses a variety of mediums and colors to be sure you find the perfect fit — you can even commission her to create a custom piece if you’re looking for something specific.
Zainna, which translates to beautiful, is a skincare company that handmakes 100 percent pure, natural products without using chemicals, artificial preservatives, fragrances or parabens. Give someone the gift of pampering themselves with different types of face products, bath bombs, soy candles, or handcrafted soaps that come in cute animal shapes perfect for kids.
The local boutique was named after the owner’s grandmother and opened in 2006. Every year since then, the store has been voted “best boutique” by Phoenix New Times. They have something for every person on your list featuring jewelry, clothing and novelty Arizona gifts.
Having trouble finding the perfect gift for someone who seems to have everything? No one will ever say no to comfort. Sportiqe is a clothing brand all about comfort that has been worn by celebrities and professional athletes like David Beckham, LeBron James and Beyoncé. Pick out the comfiest hoodie, tee, or pair of joggers that catches your eye.
Create a custom bracelet at this store in Scottsdale by choosing your material, color and stones. Ten percent of all proceeds are donated to CASA for Children, an organization that works to help children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
Changing Hands is a local bookstore with two locations in the Valley. Aside from almost every genre of books to choose from, they also offer a variety of merchandise and novelty gifts. They have handmade pottery from local Arizona artisans, kitchen accessories, journals and notepads, windchimes and more. These items are perfect if you’re looking for a white elephant gift for a gathering with friends and family or a work holiday party!
Frank Lloyd Wright was a famous architect who built his winter home in Scottsdale, now known as the Taliesin West. If you’re looking to give a friend a housewarming gift or know someone who loves design, anything from the Frank Lloyd Wright store would be perfect. Among the items they offer, there is a tile clock, throw blankets, glass trays, stained-glass rain chains and more.
Arizona Animal Welfare League
The state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter is currently selling a “Rescue Brew” that you can buy here. It comes in three different blends, and the purchase of each bag amounts to lifesaving vaccines for one homeless pet. If you need a good book to pair with your cup of coffee, be sure to pick up this book, which is a guide to living with your dog in metro Phoenix. All proceeds go to the AAWL.
Headed by a husband and wife team, Saw & Steel makes custom furniture decor, primarily out of metal. Their multiple sizes of marquee letters are their best selling item, along with a marquee or animal shapes are the perfect addition for a children’s bedroom.
Looking for a gift that’s funny and lighthearted? Behind the Bits is run by a “pun enthusiast” who creates prints, stickers and cards among other items that have cute and funny puns on them. Check out the print of a scared avocado saying, “I’m avocontrol!” or a sticker of a strawberry thief saying, “This is a strobbery!”