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.
This gift guide is written by the Superior Chamber of Commerce. This list highlights the extensive amount of gifts available for everyone on your list. Unlike other gift guides this year, this guide is separated by the type of gift you are seeking.
Are you looking for unique gifts from local businesses? Mayor Valenzuela and the Superior Chamber of Commerce invite you to come and visit Superior and encourage you to shop local in Superior to find something for everyone on your gift list.
For Your Foodie:
Make a foodie gift basket with local flavor add some famous chorizo from Leo’s Grocery Store, fresh tortillas from Los Hermanos. Add some sweet treats from Superior Sweets, Le Cookie, Juan’s Central Bakery or Brick House Bakers along with some “Superior Blend” coffee and an apron from SunFlour Market. A bottle of wine or craft beers can be added to a food basket from Farmers Market. Use a creative container and put all these ingredients in a traditional tamale pot from Save Money Market.
Unique clothing, jewelry and home accessories:
You wont find a more unique shirt than a hand made Hawaiian style shirt from Something Fishing Shirts. Don't miss Random Boutique, you will find an assortment of ladies wear, blouses, handbags and accessories. If you are looking unique jewelry with a global flair stop in Global Encounters inside Smoky’s Mercantile. For Home Accessories check out the Funky Junk, The Copper Gecko or Rolling Rock Gallery. Custom floral designs can be made by local florists from Rose’s Roses and Gloria’s Silk Flowers.
Superior is home to many artists who sell their art work in local shops and galleries. The Wild Cow Gallery and Keaton Fine Art are the newest galleries in Superior and features many new and upcoming artists. Consider buying art lessons or individual lessons from both the Wild Cow Gallery and Day Star Studios, from painting to mosaic tiles these studios each have something to offer the budding or experienced artist. Mynds Eye Art has several rustic art pieces available for sale.
Nature lovers & day trippers:
How about passes or a year long membership to the world renowned Boyce Thompson Arboretum? Looking for a little more adventure? A gift certificate for a four-wheel jeep ride to explore the desert surrounding Superior with Old West Desert Tours, top it off with gift certificates for some of Superior’s finest restaurants Jade Grill, Edwardo’s Pizza, Los Hermanos, De Marcos, Porters Cafe, Buckboard Restaurant, La Serna, Felicia’s Ice Cream Shop or Casa Denogean.
Gift of Wellness and Healthy Living:
Try a membership to Superior Fitness and Personal Training. Yoga classes, reflexology and Himalayan Salt Rock lamps can be found at Sole to Soul for those seeking a more relaxing approach to wellness.
Anyone that likes to work with their hands will enjoy an assortment of tools from Superior Lumber or a classfrom The Salvage Company on how to repurpose an item or paint it with a vintage flair.
For the community minded person on your list consider purchasing an annual membership or make a donation to a local organizations such as:
- Superior Optimist Club
- Rotary Club
- Superior Historical Society
- VFW Auxiliary
- Superior Chamber of Commerce
- Red Bear Outfitters
- Legends of Superior Trails Inc.
- Friends of the Superior Library
- Superior Little League
- Superior Food Bank
Give the gift of a needed service:
Such as hair cuts from Be My Guest Salon or His and Her’s Hair Company. How about oil changes or tire rotations from Southwest Towing.
Make sure everyone on your gift list knows about all things Superior with a gift subscription to the Superior Sun!
It is quite possible that we may have forgotten a few places for you to shop for your holiday gift giving needs, there is surely something for everyone on your list right here in Superior.Many of the home bakers and local artists may require advanced notice to accommodate your order.
For more information for most of these local businesses and organizations check out the Superior Chamber of Commerce directory at www.superiorarizonachamber.org.