We are on a mission to help small businesses thrive, and what better way than to shout out our favorite Arizona local shops this Holiday Season. This year, the Birch River team has curated a list of 30 gift ideas for this upcoming holiday season to make gift shopping easier, and better yet – local! Don’t forget to shop small, and happy holidays!
ART & DECOR
1// Laurie Anne Art
Laurie Anne is a Phoenix-based artist who specializes in stunning, abstract landscape paintings. Her shop features gorgeous prints ranging in sizes from 4″x6″ to 40″x60″!! If you’re looking to really make a statement, Laurie Anne has curated special print bundles just for the holidays!
Paige Poppe is a watercolor artist based in Scottsdale, AZ. Her shop features art prints, stickers, stationery, and more with vibrant, modern spins on the desert and nature. She just released her 2021 wall calendar that makes the perfect gift to transition into the new year!
3&4// Buhlaixe Studio
Buhlaixe is a multidisciplinary design studio and brand based in Phoenix, AZ. Designer, Blaise Danio, creates timeless decor while maintaining a sustainable and responsible manufacturing process.
Let Birdytell do the hard work for you by ordering one of their Arizona-sourced gift boxes! They’ve curated collections that celebrate the best of the Valley‘s food, culture, and shopping experiences so there is something for everyone on your list.
Lafayette Avenue Ceramics makes hand-crafted pieces designed to be used every day right here in Arizona. From cups and mugs to plates and bowls, they believe that beautiful food should be served on, and prepared with, the most beautiful dishes. Check out some of their “most giftable” products like their sponge holder, mugs, and unique squeeze cup!
Photo cred: Nikki Fanshaw (@madebynf)
4// Leela market
5&6// MAME + CO.
MAME Soy Candles is a hand-poured, hand-blended, and luxury soy candle company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Their candles are made from 100% soy wax and premium oils, making them the perfect, high-quality gift for the candle lover in your life. Save 15% online by using BIRCH15 at checkout!
THELIFESTYLEDCO specializes in a minimal + modern aesthetic with locations in Arcadia, Gilbert, and online. Give the gift of Organic Desert Living with their beautifully curated array of decor, clothing, and accessories! Gift their chic, sustainable shopping tote or exclusive soy candles.
Changing Hands is Arizona’s leading independent bookstore, offering new and used books, unique gifts, and toys. Specializing in self-sufficiency titles and books not readily available at big-name book retailers, Changing Hands is the perfect place to find that special gift for the booklovers in your life.
2&3// Landis Cyclery
Have an everyday adventurer in your midst this Christmas? Landis Cyclery, an over 100-year-old family-run business, has handpicked holiday gift ideas for the bicyclist in your life. Get your hands on a high-quality helmet, bike light set, or one of this year’s hottest bikes. Share the freedom to get outside and celebrate what’s good this holiday season!
4&5// Wooden Tooth Records
Located in Tucson, Arizona, Wooden Tooth Records is an independently owned record store carrying new and used vinyl, cleaning supplies, clothing, and more. Buy online and have it shipped or select “pick-up in store” for hassle-free shopping.
Give the gift of books by shopping at Palabras Bookstore, Arizona’s only bilingual bookstore! Palabras emphasizes the diverse cultural representation of authors and social awareness and provides an amazing collection of books as well as other miscellaneous items such as their herbal tea kit featuring their warming winter tea blend.
Shopping for someone equal parts cycling enthusiast and coffee addict? Browse through Regroup’s extensive cycling and casual wear as well as exclusive in-house pieces from Pas Normal Studios. To top it all off, choose their Roaster’s Choice whole bean coffee at checkout for a happy surprise! This item will include varietals they roast for their cafes and most likely arrive with one-of-a-kind sharpie artwork.
FOOD & DRINK
Cartel Coffee Lab is a specialty roaster-retailer known for its dedication to coffee. With locations scattered across Arizona, California, and Texas, they’ve established themselves as a southwestern authority in the bean brewing business. Your favorite roasts can be ordered online and delivered right to your loved one’s door!
2// AZ Queen Bee
Beekeeper and honey enthusiast Audra Waddle offers an excellent selection of local honey, candles, body butters, and more. If you’re looking to save the bees, supporting the queen bee herself is a good place to start! Local Arizona honey is the sweetest gift you can give this year!
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4// Press Coffee
Press Coffee is a quality-driven and community focused specialty coffee shop. Started by husband and wife Steve Kraus and Tram Mai in 2008, the shop has received national recognition over the last decade, all the while remaining an Arizona staple. This season, gift their community blend and give back to AZ, or buy a coffee subscription for a loved one and make sure they never run out of their favorite roast!
5// Provision Coffee
Provision is a specialty coffee roaster, cocktail bar, and eatery with a focus on community. Their selective sourcing has led them to create the quality food and beverage selection that has kept them growing since 2011. Never run out of coffee again with a monthly subscription of their seasonal favorites.
6// RA Seasonings
Spice things up with Tempe’s very own RA Seasonings. All seasonings are gluten-free, low sodium, and vegan – maintaining all of the flavor without compromising any of the nutrition. Give the gift of flavor this year!
[POPPED] Artisan Popcorn is a small batch popcorn company based in the Sonoran Desert. Their handcrafted creations are held to the highest standard – free from GMO’s, dairy, gluten, preservatives, artificial flavors, and coloring. Products are available nationwide, online, and even for monthly delivery with their Popcorn of the Month Club subscription.
CLOTHING & APPAREL
2&3// Keep Nature Wild
Keep Nature Wild is an outdoor-inspired apparel and accessories brand that is on a mission to keep nature free of trash. They’ve picked up over 264,381 pounds of trash so far! Their goods are comfortable, guaranteed to put a smile on your face, and make an impact! Their wide range of apparel and accessories is the perfect gift for the environmentally conscious on your shopping list!
Home-grown in Arizona, State Forty Eight represents a lifestyle, a sense of community, and is an expression of pride in this great state! Help someone show their Arizona pride this season with one of their ultra-comfortable t-shirts or cool accessories!
Shop for freedom at Redemption Market, the fair trade boutique offering a variety of unique and ethical gifts, and where every purchase supports a cause! Here, you’ll find a unique shopping experience, featuring hand-crafted, fair trade, and sustainable goods that make every purchase meaningful and memorable. If you stop by their website, be sure to use the code WELCOME for 20% off any products.
Happy shopping and happy Small Business Saturday!
P.S. Want to support other local Phoenix-Scottsdale businesses? Read more of our shop local blogs here.