2018 Holiday Gift Picks from Phoenix-Scottsdale

Perfect present ideas for everyone on your list.

Need a gift? Check out these options—many of which are made in the Valley of the Sun. From jewelry to food to beauty and more, this guide has you covered.

 

Spa Indulgence: Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa launched an innovative quarterly Beauty Balance Bag and delivery service. Each spa-inspired bag is priced at $99, but the contents are valued at $350! Beauty Balance Bag, $99, order on the spa's website or by calling 480.624.1000.


Pillow that says Wander Wisely

Pillow Perfection: A local mother and daughter team create eclectic, fun throw pillow covers in all shapes and sizes at UniikPillowsWander Wisely, 12x18 pillow cover, $18. 302 W. Melinda Lane, Phoenix; 623.232.8844. 


Bag of coffee

A Cup of Care: The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) released the local, ethical Rescue Brew coffee, roasted by Flagstaff-based Matador Coffee. Each bag sold covers the cost of vaccines for one homeless pet. 12 oz. bag, $20.49 (includes shipping). Available at the Chandler Fashion Center location or online from AAWL.


Hayden Flour Mills

Eat Right: The longstanding Hayden Flour Mills is a family business that grows heritage grains, bringing back a time when flour was non-hybridized, minimally processed, and flavorful. Artisan Bread Kit, $45. Order online.


Heart ring with diamond accents.

Heart This: Local designer Sarah Jane Bourque creates a popular bespoke line of handcrafted jewelry that “merges modern edge and ease with ancient philosophy and personal meaning” through her company, Seneca JewelrySanguine Heart ring with diamonds, $795. Order online or call 480.221.4482.


a grouping of vinegars

Farm Fresh: In Queen Creek, the Rea family farms more than 7,000 olive trees to produce its products at Queen Creek Olive Mill. The location also features farm tours, an eatery, and a store with olive oils, vinegars, beauty products and more. Prickly Pear Balsamic Reduction, $19.95. 25062 S. Meridian Road, Queen Creek (farm, market, eatery), 480.888.9290; Scottsdale Quarter, 7122 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale (marketplace), 480.361.9860. 


Unicorn clothing and accessories

Unicorn Magic: Find all things unicorn, plus cupcakes, at the new The Unicorn Cupcake BoutiqueFrom top: Locally handmade unicorn flower headband, $29. Locally handmade bubble-style unicorn necklace, $24.Navy unicorn dress, $36. Embroidered unicorn denim jacket, $42. Satin rainbow handbag, $20. Unicorn plushie, $15. Unicorn watch, $15. 7227 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale; 602.601.2911.


Treat Your Skin: At urbAna, find a “sophisticated line of entertaining-ware and accessories with a more than subtle urban sensibility.” Barrel Cactus + Rain Sugar Scrub, Butter & Fig, $20. 5027 N. 44th St., Phoenix; 602.957.5066.


A Taste of Arizona: Sphinx Date Co. has been an Arizona institution for more than 65 years, offering fresh, locally-sourced dates. Various dried fruit and date platters and gift tins available; prices vary. 3039 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.941.2261. 

Platters of dates and nuts

 

  

Michelle Glicksman
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