Tucson-Tailored Gifts

It’s easy to find souvenirs and keepsakes year-round in the Old Pueblo, from Sonoran sunset-inspired ornaments and funky menorahs to vintage art and contemporary sculptures.

HOLIDAY TOKENS
Bring a bit of vacation home to remember during the holidays. Fire Ranch Glass uses century-old techniques to make sunset-inspired ornaments, bowls and vases (4280 E. Hawser St., 520.818.2239). At non-profit gallery Ben’s Bells, visitors can sculpt, paint and personalize ceramic wind chimes and ornaments that qualify as a souvenir, community symbol or art project (816 E. University Blvd., 520.628.2829). And for 30+ years, Philabaum Glass Studio & Gallery has showcased local glass artists with an array of holiday decor, wine goblets and sculptures (shown; 711 S. 6th Ave., 520.884.7404).

EMBELLISH YOURSELF
Contreras Gallery & Jewelry
is home to several Arizona artists’ sculpture and paintings, but the custom-made silver, gold and gem-bedecked jewelry is worth the visit alone (pictured; 110 E. 6th St., 520.398.6557).

ART HISTORY
One of the oldest dealers of antique American Indian art and Spanish furniture in Tucson, Morning Star Traders & Antiques offers jewelry, Pueblo pottery, Navajo rugs, Hopi kachinas and Yaqui masks (2020 E. Speedway Blvd., 520.881.2112).

OFF THE WALL
Since 1978, Arlene’s has stocked unique gifts like silver charms, glass décor and unusual wall art ranging from sand paintings to pastel watercolors (415 E. Allen St., Tombstone, 520.457.3833).