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  • Writer's pictureToni Therrien

Unique Local Gift Ideas for the Holidays

M​any of us are looking to support local businesses as we shop this holiday season. Our community offers something for everyone on your list.

L​ is a great website to find the right local piano teacher, batting coach, or art class. They have language teachers, cooking classes, and anything else you could ask for. Do you have a family member who has always wanted to learn and instrument? This may be the perfect opportunity. Or maybe your parents have retired and want to travel. Some Italian or French lessons might be just the thing. This website is mostly for in-person experiences. has online classes for kids ages 3-18. Creative writing, crafts, languages, and even clubs! I found one club titled "Star Wars Social Hour" for 10-15 year olds. They really have everything.

Arizona restaurants are world-famous. We have at least a dozen Michelin Star chefs creating unforgettable menus. Devour Phoenix is a culinary festival that is sold out months in advance, but you can buy a gift card on their website that is good at any of the participating restaurants. You can also go to Visit Phoenix for a list of local restaurants, many of which do holiday gift cards.

A​rt is also a great gift. Practical Art is a shop with all locally crafted and artistically made home accessories, small sculptures, kitchenware, jewelry, as well as wall art. Made Art Boutique is similar they both have items that are one-of-a-kind.

We also want to give a shout-out to friend of PMGR and local artist Toni T. Check out her website here.

Clothing is a staple of holiday gifts. Bunky Boutique has been a staple in Dowtown Phoenix with unique clothing for the whole family. For the adventurer on your list, 5.11 Tactical has stores in Phoenix, Chandler, and Avondale. Think REI, but local and always great quality. Phoenix General Store offers sustainable art and clothing at locations in both Uptown and Downtown Phoenix. This is another place with unique items for everyone on your list.

As we look for the 'old school' in-person buying experience, and want to support our local community, I hope you will explore these options and find gifts that bring joy to those you love.

To find your perfect home here and abroad, contact Polly Mitchell Global Realty.

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