Gone are the times of shot glasses and postcards (effectively, except that’s your factor), as immediately’s vacationers are searching for essentially the most genuine souvenirs and unique items distinctive to the locations they go to.
And the identical is true for native fans who’re sending and receiving items.
Fortunately, Phoenix is dwelling to all kinds of retailers, boutiques, manufacturers and different attention-grabbing locations to choose up native taste. So, whether or not you’re searching for your self or to your favourite customer who can’t wait to securely return one among nowadays, listed here are our high picks for treasures you possibly can solely discover in Phoenix:
Deliver the scent of desert rain dwelling with you by hanging a bundle of domestically and sustainably harvested creosote in your bathe. The steam prompts the enduring scent and immediately transports your senses again to a uncommon wet time out within the Sonoran Desert. For extra about Phoenix General, and this widespread merchandise, try our episode of Faces & Places here.
Phoenix Normal Uptown
5538 N. Seventh St., Phoenix
Phoenix Normal Downtown
214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
Cosanti Originals are individually hand-crafted wind-bells (bronze or ceramic) by expert artisans in the identical time-honored custom launched by architect and artist Paolo Soleri within the ‘50s and ‘60s. That includes vibrant colours, natural textures, and design motifs that adjust from piece to piece and by artisan, each is a real “unique.” Moreover, planters, ceramic tiles, a line of bijou impressed by Soleri’s sculptures and extra are additionally accessible right here. Desirous about studying extra? Schedule a guided tour of the working studio.
6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley
From onsies and totes to hoodies and hats, you possibly can deck out the entire squad in Arizona-inspired gear at Bunky Boutique — the unique supply for the AZ Love model. Honest warning, you’ll discover infinite different domestically made treasures to peruse right here, too.
1001 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Rooted locally and devoted to giving again, State Forty Eight gear is broadly celebrated and might be discovered at retailers throughout Better Phoenix — from casinos to journey outfitters. Designs change incessantly, making the gathering huge (chances are you’ll by no means see the identical shirt twice). And, in lots of circumstances, restricted releases profit native charities.
State Forty Eight Headquarters
3245 N. Arizona Ave., Ste. E4, Chandler
Whether or not you gather tchotchkes of all of your travels or hunt down distinctive finds in every place you expertise, you’ll seemingly discover cactus loot that matches the invoice at Sibley’s West. Right here, the cabinets are lined with items from native artists and makers. Assume: all issues cactus. No, severely: vacation ornaments, prickly pear meals gadgets, stay cacti, candles, artwork and extra.
72 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler
LUA Skincare’s Desert Backyard pores and skin tonic brings the magical scent of the desert with the entire wild scents from vegetation of the southwest: orange blossoms, creosote, white grapefruit and aloe vera. This line additionally consists of Wildflower and Rose Mint — all accessible at Frances.
10 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix
Calling all beer connoisseurs. Not solely is Arizona Wilderness DTPHX Beer Garden among the many finest locations for socially distanced folks watching and brews that remember all issues native, however additionally they have a sturdy retail hustle. Right here, you’ll discover all of the shorts, hats and different swag you have to remind you of that ice chilly La Ciudad (The Metropolis) Hazy IPA. Don’t miss the all-purpose wilderness balm (substances domestically crafted by Siphon Draw Apothecary) or the Refuge IPA beer cleaning soap.
712 N. Arizona Ave, Gilbert
DTPHX Beer Backyard
201 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix
Candle aficionados will respect the Sonoran Desert-inspired assortment of scents accessible by means of this Phoenix-based on-line retailer. However the perfect choice for taking dwelling a little bit of Phoenix with you is the 23-ounce Cactus Flower candle, which is simple to identify in its pink vessel, dotted with saguaro cactus.
As soon as up on a time, Arizona was recognized for it’s 5 C’s: copper, cotton, cattle, local weather and citrus — and this candle captures the aromatic orange blossoms that fill the air every spring. Koko’s Candles is domestically owned and operated by Janeen Kokodynski and portion of the earnings from every candle bought are donated to the Kids’s Coronary heart Basis.
5027 N. 44th St., Suite B-202, Phoenix
You possibly can show your newfound love of Phoenix and help native artists while you store the wares manufactured from wooden, fiber, ceramic, glass, steel, and up-cycled supplies at Sensible Artwork. Half retail and half gallery house, all of the work right here is produced by Arizona artisans. Bonus: All of the artwork right here is, effectively, sensible — which means usable in a roundabout way — whether or not it is kitchen instruments, dwelling and workplace gadgets, cleaning soap, clothes, furnishings or jewellery.
5070 N. Central Ave., Phoenix