Give the gift of experiences.
A common predicament this time of year: What do you get your friend/spouse/parent that says they don't need anything because they have everything they want? There's giftcards, DIY crafts, trinkets that cater to an interest of theirs but, over the past decade, an abundance of research has shown that experiences make people happier than possessions.
In 2016 there are going to be foodie experiences (Devoured Culinary Classic, Savor Food & Wine Festival), cultural experiences (such as Timeless Phoenix) and fun nightlife across Arizona. Some of the FANTASTIC local events that we hosted this past year include Food Day at the Farm at Argritopia including a farm-fresh breakfast + lunch + tour and the Summer Dessert Social with 5 chefs serving their masterpiece desserts in Phoenix; Up north, the launching of our Localist Flagstaff program Party in the Pines at Criollo Latin Kitchen was a big hit; In Tucson, The Cowboy Monsoon Luau (pictured) was a whole weekend of localivity including a stay at Downtown Clifton Hotel, a trip to the MoCa Pools, and catered meals from Mama Hawaiian's BBQ & 5 Points Market. Our events are rarely more than $35 to attend and treat Localists to personally curated ways to experience Arizona with food, drinks, art, and good memories. We have a lot of fun and when you Become a Localist you are invited to it all!
Gift being in the know, first.
Localists are the first to receive exclusive invitations about upcoming events and receive discounts/perks such as 10% off 2015's World Margarita Championship admission or a Free Appetizer or Dessert at Tuck Shop in September 2015. If you're shopping for a picky-mickey or culture-vulture they will relish in the information we share about the going-ons in Arizona.
This year... there is a very big reason to Gift a Localist: DEVOURED PHOENIX.
Starting on December 7th- Localists will be able to purchase discounted early bird tickets for the Devoured Food + Wine Classic festival. This award-winning ("Best of") Phoenix food festival has sold out the past 3+ years within a few weeks so this early bird opportunity is your ticket into the culinary event of the year! Localist tickets will be discounted at $89 per day OR $159 for the whole weekend (in comparison to $99 daily/$179 both for the public). Learn more about Devoured Culinary Classic here.
Being a Localist keeps on giving.
As a Localist, you are part of a movement that supports independently owned businesses and has fun along the way! For $20 you and/or your loved ones will have first dibs and the first information on the discounted events across the state- and for that same $20 you are gifting back so much more to our community.
The annual membership supports the Local First Arizona Buy Local message which is dedicated to engage and educate the community on the benefits of Buying Local, connect local businesses together through networking and collaboration, while empowering businesses through promotion and market development and empowering individuals to know of the power of their dollar.
Learn even more about the Localist Program by clicking here!