Local First AZ Gift Giving Guide: Bisbee


Local First Arizona recruited help from a number of cities in Arizona to compile a list of gift giving ideas to inspire you to think outside the (big) box this holiday season and shop locally statewide. Each gift guide is separated by city and a complete list of the cities that have a gift giving guide can be viewed here.


Enjoy a handmade holiday - made in Bisbee by Bisbee locals.

Bisbee is a historic mining town in Southern Arizona that has a lot of personality! It is about 5 hours from Flagstaff, 3 hours from Phoenix, and only 2 hours from Tucson. Here are some local options for a shopping day-trip down south. Our Local Business Directory - Bisbee Area has a number of other independent businesses near by.

RELATED: Work with Your Hands, Enrich Your Life at Bisbee Craft School

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Experience rare, spirited chocolate made in Bisbee, Arizona in small batches. At Chocoláte (pronounced choc-o-LA-tay), Alison and Stan invite you to experience their handcrafted exotic truffles and confections on site just for you.

Gift idea: Assorted box of chocolates. Phone: 520-432-3011 Web: http://www.spiritedchocolate.com/

Agave Art

Agave is a retail and gallery space for original art, and studio for acrylic painting and screen printing, carrying a variety of visual & wearable art.

Gift idea: Art print coasters. Phone: 520-255-6569 Web: http://agavescreenprint.com/

Va Voom

We invite you to inspect the multifarious world of Vampie Oodles! From our handcrafted elegant novelty raiment to artifacts from bygone eras, we have provisions for all and sundry. Specializing in leather accoutrements for steampunk & tribal habiliments. Our collection comprises a myriad of treasures ranging from recreated apparatus to unearthed relics!

Gift idea: Primitive Oiled Brown Leather Peaked Spats Phone: 520-432-1540 Web: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VampieOodles

Wildflower Jewelry and Art

Sustainable, earth-loving jewelry made of stone, metal, and recycled or upcycled materials such as aluminum cans, gift cards and roofing material. I love to update old and antique jewelry to your unique taste, and I love special orders, so please don’t hesitate to bring me your questions and suggestions.

Gift idea: Repurposed Arizona green tea can earrings Phoenix: 520-234-5528 Web: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lorikovash

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Bisbee Soap and Sundry

Bisbee Soap & Sundry is Bisbee's local bath shop, featuring hand crafted, small batch goods. Delectable soaps, lotions, beard oils and more.

Gift idea: Gift set that includes a Rosemary Mint candle, Mojito Lip Balm and a bar of Lavender soap Phone: 520-775-2290 Web: http://bisbeesoapandsundry.com/

Steele Creek Glass

Steele Creek Glass blowing studio/and shop carries a variety of hand-blown glass. Rich Creek has 14 years of glass blowing experience, come on into to the studio and watch him work.

Gift idea: Handblown oil and vinegar bottles Phone: 520-508-8485 Web: https://www.facebook.com/steelcreekglass

Teeny Tiny Toy Store

Mark Logan is a self taught plush artist. He began making stuffed animals as presents for his niece and nephew in 2001, but ever since he expanded the use of his talents to produce unique toys for everyone. To this day Mark created close to 7,000 stuff animals and soft sculptures, including the doll of the US President Barack Obama

Gift idea: Stitches handmade stuffed Buddha doll Web: http://www.teenytinytoystore.com/

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Black Sheep Imports

A truly unique boutique for gifts, home-goods, and fashion. A Fancy shop, we carry whatever we fancy.

Gift idea: “I got weird in Bisbee” or “Nowhere else I’d rather Bisbee” shirts and pillows Phone: 520-559-1801 Web: Click here for their facebook!

Killer Bee Honey

Killer bee authority, removal expert and master killer bee keeper Reed Booth is recognized around the country from his appearances on Fox, National Geographic, Discovery and the Food Network. Reed's award winning honey products have caused a stir in kitchens around the country... and around the world.

Gift idea: 3 oz jars of Honey Mustard, Honey Butter, Wild Desert Honey and an autographed copy of “Confessions of the Killer Bee Guy” Phone: 520-227-5429 Web: http://www.killerbeeguy.com

Metallum Creations

Metallum Creations is a metal art company based in Southern Arizona. Our artwork styles range from southwest to abstract and contemporary. Decorative switch plates, sconce light covers, garden art, wall art, magnets, bookmarks, candle holders, suns, Native American art, and much more! Custom work available!

Gift idea: adorable desert animal yard sculptures that include jackrabbits and quail Phone: 800-693-5519 Web: http://metallumcreations.com/

Mixed Stone Bracelet from Designs by Owen

Jewelry Designs by Owen

Specializing in non-traditional art jewelry of sterling silver and gold. A variety of gemstones are used – both the common ones and unusual & rare varieties from throughout the world. Each piece is individually constructed from sheet and wire using a variety of techniques and styles, allowing each piece to be truly unique. Jewelry line includes earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and pins.

Gift idea: a beautiful set of earrings or a bracelet made from mixed stones Phone: 520-432-4400 Web: http://www.jewelrydesignsbyowen.com

Optimo Custom Hatworks

Fine hand-woven Panama straws from Ecuador, custom hand-formed and finished by Optimo. Custom-blended beaver, cashmere, hare and rabbit felt hats. Renovating and hand finishing or straw and fur-felt.

Gift idea: the classic Panama Fedora Mac Phone: 520-432-4544 Web: http://www.optimohatworks.com


Magnetic Threads

Bisbees' only clothing store that offers one of a kind unique clothing designed and made by the owner, as well as art, accessories, and gifts only made locally.  Owner/Designer Meggen Connolley has participated in Fashion Weeks around the country while also winning a prestigious design award from internationally renowned designer Betsey Johnson for her work at Tucson Fashion Week.  She offers custom made unique and artistic clothing for men and women.

Gift idea: Winter Tortoise Dress Phone: 917-660-4681 Web: http://www.magnetic-threads.com/

Old Bisbee Roasters

Roasting specialty coffees produced by small farms and co-operatives using sustainable agricultural practices. Since 1998.

Gift idea:  4 different varieties of ½ pound beans in a sampler pack Phone: 866-432-5063 Web: http://www.oldbisbeeroasters.com/

K.G. Potters Shop

10 years of making white stoneware functional pottery pieces. Every piece is unique; there are no two pieces exactly alike. Have you ever used handmade dishes? They have a special feel to them. Items in the gallery include small, large and huge mugs, honey pots, garlic keepers, apple bakers, garlic roasters, serving bowls, batter bowls, tea bag holders, and sponge holders.

Gift idea: honey pot and tea bag holders. The egg separators are also cute as they look like a grumpy face Phone: 520-432-2196 Web: http://www.kgpottersshop.com

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Friends of Bisbee Animal Shelter

An organization that raises money to fund shelter improvements, and help to find adoptive homes for local animals.

Gift idea: Donation made to help the animals. Web: https://www.facebook.com/BisbeeAnimalShelter

Bisbee Books and Music

We have good books! We're a general bookstore, but with an emphasis on the Southwest:  history, gardening, nature, birding, political and environmental issues. We also have a good selection of poetry, DIY, children's books, Spanish language and bi-lingual, and fiction. Both new and used books, and we are adding to the collection every week. We also have some very nice gifts: toys, games, puzzles, bath salts and soaps, stationary, musical instruments, vinyl records and hand-crafted items by local artists.

Gift idea: A book from a local Bisbee author. Phone: 520-353-4009 Web: http://www.bisbeebam.com/

Beast Brewing Company

Beast Brewing Company offers a unique line of craft beer focusing on robust flavors for the adventurous palate. We strive to reduce our carbon footprint by incorporating locally sourced ingredients into our products when possible, utilizing refurbished equipment, harvesting rain water and capturing waste water from our brewing process, encouraging the use of reusable growlers and by donating spent grain to farmers.  We also source items like our tap handles, tasting trays and some artwork from local artists.

Gift idea: fill up a growler of Sexy Beast Coffee Stout or Sandman Pecan Porter and match it with a set of Beast Pint Glasses Phone: (520) 284-5251 Web: http://beastbrewingcompany.com/