Looking to bring back a gift from your travels to the Valley? 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 Perfection: A local mother and daughter team create eclectic, fun throw pillow covers in all shapes and sizes at UniikPillows. Wander Wisely, 12x18 pillow cover, $18. 302 W. Melinda Lane, Phoenix; 623.232.8844.
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.
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 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 Jewelry. Sanguine Heart ring with diamonds, $795. Order online or call 480.221.4482.
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 Magic: Find all things unicorn, plus cupcakes, at the new The Unicorn Cupcake Boutique. From 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.