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2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Category: Downtown Blog

Happy Holidays!

As the holiday season quickly approaches the stress of finding the perfect gift for your loved ones does as well. The Downtown Flagstaff Business Alliance has you covered with our annual gift giving guide to help inspire your own personal wishlist or give you creative ideas for what to get your friends and family. 

It can be a challenge to find the quintessential gift for the people that mean the most to you but whether they are fashion loving, sport junkies, foodies or self-care lovers the ultimate gift is waiting here in Flagstaff, Arizona. Pick up gifts big and small and be sure to grab something for yourself as well. You can find the gift giving guide HERE or read along for a more detailed description.

For the Fashionistas

Whether you're looking for a trendy outfit or practical winter-wear, there are plenty of options at the downtown shops. Shoes and Such has cute sandals and footwear for your sneakerhead friends and to bring the gift together head over to Black Hound Gallerie to get some quirky socks to match. If you're looking for an outfit for the trendsetter head down to the Basement Marketplace to pick up some matching sets or vintage jeans. P.J Chilcottage and Rainbows End are the perfect spot to grab a fun sweater. If you're looking for some stylish menswear head to the Rooster Bus to find an awesome shirt, hat or pants to gift the guys in your life. In search of a winter jacket to keep your special someone warm this winter? Head over to any of the local sporting goods shops to find just the right one. Whatever style you’re shopping for you are sure to find the right fit here in downtown flagstaff.

For the Outdoorsy

Flagstaff is home to a beautiful landscape that allows its inhabitants to get outside year round. Whether your friends and family enjoy heading up to the slopes during winter or playing a game of disc golf in the summer the options are endless in terms of the perfect outdoor gear to gift them. Walk over to Peace Outfitters, Mountain Sports, Babbitt's Backcountry Outfitters or Aspen Sports to grab them a gift to make their upcoming adventures next level. Maybe they are wishing for some specific bike gear from Santa this year? Head over to Absolute Bikes, Cosmic Cycles or Flagstaff Bike Revolution

For the Caffeinated  

When strolling the streets of downtown Flagstaff the large selection of coffee and tea shops is a delight. If you are searching for a gift for a coffee or tea lover in your life there are many amazing options to choose from. Maybe they prefer tea over coffee? Head to Steep to grab some tea leaves or a cute new teacup or pot to accessorize their brew! Old Barrel Tea Co. is offering gift box sets of 6 different tea blends for $48!  In terms of coffee you can't go wrong with a fresh bag of beans or a giftcard to keep them caffeinated on their early morning commute to work from one of the amazing local coffee shops.

For the Foodie

Downtown Flagstaff has a wonderful selection of restaurants with differing flavors and cuisine to dine at. Any foodie's dream is to enjoy the perfect meal with excellent service and you can give your foodie just that! Grab them a gift card to a local restaurant. Do they like Thai, Mexican, or Italian? Do they prefer a cozy breakfast or a fancy dinner? The perfect dining experience is here in downtown Flagstaff! If your foodie loves to cook their own extravagant meals stop by Olive the Best to pick up some flavored oils to spice up their dishes! If you'd like to get them a selection of treats to try, Petite March is offering curated gift baskets at different price points including wine, charcuterie, pantry staples and more!

For the Self-Care Fanatics

Self-care is important and a wonderful gift to give a loved one to show you truly care for them. Northern Arizona Massage is offering gift certificates for relaxation and wellness, a perfect gift for the athletes and self-care gurus in your life! There is no better way to wind down after a long day than reading a book and taking a moment to relax. Brightside Bookshop has an amazing selection for your friends who appreciate reading and lifestyle books! Alternatively crystals from Crystal Magic make not only an amazing gift but a unique stocking stuffer! Whether you find the perfect gift in a massage, a book, yoga classes from The Foundry or Northern Arizona Yoga Center, your loved ones are sure to appreciate the thoughtful gesture!

For the Artsy Type

Not only is Flagstaff, Arizona a beautiful destination based on its breathtaking landscape, but also based on its beautiful and creative art scene. Shane Knightis offering framed, matted prints for $195, a wonderful gift to give to your art avid accomplices. Ink paintings and hand crafted jewelry can be found at The HeArt Box and could serve as a unique addition to your friend's and family's collections. If you're looking for some photography to gift a photographer in your life head to the Monochrome Gallery to browse their monochromatic photography selection.

There are amazing galleries here in Flagstaff and finding the perfect gift is made easy with all the amazing local art to choose from.

For the One Who Appreciates the Experience

The culture in Flagstaff provides so many wonderful outlets of activity and things to experience. Sometimes the best gift to give is one that brings you closer with your loved one. Gifting your friends and family with a painting day with Creative Spirits is something to not only entertain you but bring out your inventive ideas. You could head to the Orpheum and grab tickets to one of the many shows to gift your friend with a fun and exciting night out on the town. Maybe instead of a concert you'd like to gift your theatrical friend with tickets to a play, Theatrikos is the perfect place to make their night! The holidays are the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with the people you love and downtown Flagstaff has something for everyone! 

No matter who you are shopping for there is something for everyone in downtown Flagstaff! Lessen the stress of the holidays by heading downtown and supporting local businesses while finding the perfect gift for your special someone. Happy holidays and happy shopping!