Unwrap the spirit of Phoenix by supporting these local businesses. From soy candles to high-end coffee blends, find holiday gifts and experiences as warm and bright as the Arizona sun.
For the cozy one: Mame Soy Candles
Why you should support this business: Hand-poured and hand-blended, the candles at Mame Soy Candles are intentionally made in small batches to ensure quality over quantity. Plus, they come in incredibly unique scents.
For the dancer: Studance Labs
Why you should support this business: Owner Bonita Saldaña has created a special, welcoming space to nurture future artists through the medium of dance.
Potential gifts: Ballet/jazz, hip-hop/break, musical theatre classes, and more
For the homebody: Local Nomad
Why you should support this business: “Slow fashion” is Local Nomad’s middle name, and they’re uniquely focused on curating handcrafted goods from independent makers around the world.
For the macabre friend: Curious Nature Shop
Why you should support this business: If acrylic specimens, framed insects, ouija boards, and rare antiques make your heart sing, step right in.
For an authentic Puerto Rican dinner: Phoenix Coqui
Why you should support this business: The food is authentic, delicious, and even includes gluten-free options. Plus, the love story behind how the business came to life is heart-warming: Co-owner Alexis quit his job to move to Puerto Rico, where he met his now-partner, Juan. Then they moved back to Phoenix to start a restaurant together—and the rest is history.
For the athlete: TriCore Fitness
Why you should support this business: Half gym, half Pilates studio, TriCore is founded on the belief that mind, body, and spirit are all connected, and is dedicated to helping customers make headway on their fitness journey.
Potential gifts: An Elite Membership, which allows your gift-receiver to work out up to 6 times a week in a small group setting. Memberships also include other tiers.
For the caffeine fiend: Provision Coffee
Why you should support this business: You’ll never get a coffee you’ve tasted before with Provision Coffee’s carefully curated selection of blends from around the world.
For the bookworm: Page Petal
Why you should support this business: One look at any of the beautiful pressed petal bookmarks will have you searching for a book to use them on.
For the flannel enthusiast: Rebel Reaper Clothing Company
Why you should support this business: They’ve given a subtle but bold twist to the flannel. Plus, if you’re looking for an edgier wardrobe, they carry plenty of apparel options to help you swap in new items.
For the flower-lover: Form Floral
Why you should support this business: While Form Floral specializes in weddings, their glorious blooms are great for sprucing up your window sill anyday.