Only a few days left of prime holiday shopping and we’d like to encourage all of you to get out and buy local! Shifting some of the dollars you might spend otherwise spend online or with national chains is a huge boost to our local economy. Studies show that for every dollar spent in a locally owned Utah business, four times more of that dollar stays right here in our state, in our city, and in our local schools. Love your neighborhood and buy local this holiday at these favorite stores.
2112 E 1300 S
Pickup some mini choux puffs from Mondher and Angela at Eclair French Pastry for your next holiday gathering. They are made with scratch shells & vanilla custard mixed with a variety fresh fruits, chocolate, caramel, or nuts. Or place an order for their Yule log: chocolate & vanilla bean butter cream rolled up with dark chocolate ganache, & berries (they need 24 hour notice). If you visit during the morning hours you may be lucky enough to smell the butter baking in the oven or the cream simmering on the stove. Or even luckier, watch Mondher skillfully top a tart or pipe a meringue. Make your holiday order and then take a pistachio or lemon eclair, fresh tart or sable cookie for yourself! You won’t regret it.
1358 Foothill Drive
We recommend the always-classy Bloomingsales for everything from fresh-cut flowers to Christmas decor galore! It’s the perfect spot to shop for jewelry, fashion, table, and scents. Plus you can get fresh 2 stems for the price of 1 every Saturday and Sunday after 2pm (hint, hint gentlemen).
1646 E. 1700 S.
A perennial Yalecrest favorite for stocking stuffers, floral arrangements, and holiday decor. And the perfect spot to pickup that last-minute gift (and a Diet Coke and Baking Hive bar)! It is also the place in town to take bigs and littles to check their list twice with Old St. Nick. You can schedule your appointment in advance or wait in line to see the man of the season. Santa visits are free, but there is no outside photography and photo packages can be purchased. Enjoy a hot chocolate and one of Bad Betty’s infamous cinnamon rolls while you wait.
1400 Foothill Drive
Bill and Diane at The Tutoring Toy have been wrapping surprises—with crinkly-paper bows—for kids of all ages since 1988. Looking for the perfect toy? They’ll help you find just what you’re looking for and make you feel like a million bucks in the meantime. Plus their newly remodeled space has almost twice as much space and double the toys to choose from. The holidays are not complete without at least one trip to this childhood paradise and neighborhood icon.
362 East 900 South
Step inside and take a deep breath, Thyme and Place is our new favorite escape from the smog and busyness of the holidays! Owner Melissa gorgeously curates her botanical boutique with local and international (fair trade) plants and wares. Plus she hosts a delightful lineup of potting and wreath-making classes, including classes for private events. Stop by this holiday: she is the only local distributor of Haws of London watering cans and amaryllis (bulbs larger than softballs!); has a gorgeous array of locally-crafted jewelry, art and lotions; and, the store is chalk full of botanical ideas for holiday decorating.
1330 Foothill Dr.
Finally, we wouldn’t forget that extra-special something for your fur baby this holiday! Aspen and her crew at Desert Raw offers tasty, all-natural, non-GMO food and supplements. One of her most popular products,”Healthy Hemp”—totally legal and totally awesome hemp (cough cannabis) for dogs—is sure to help everyone relax this holiday!
925 E 900 S
Organic, ethical and sustainable clothes and wares for women and children. Designer Sarajane Johnson delivers freshly potted holiday plants and arrangements. Plenty of scents and stocking stuffers for the most discerning person on your list.