Give Your Employees a Local Gift

Holiday season is often a time when employers recognize their staff with a token of their appreciation. There are plenty of gift items from locally owned businesses that your employees will enjoy and will help grow Arizona’s economy. Our recommendations are also good for clients! Taste of Southwest gift basket from Sphinx Date Ranch.

Gift Baskets: From spice kits to gourmet foods, and candles to lotions, a gift basket full of local products can be catered to specific tastes or include a fun variety of different items.

Bookstores: A gift card to a local bookstore is perfect for readers.

Spa Gift Cards: Reward the hard workers on your team with a little relaxation.

Restaurant Gift Cards: It’s pretty safe to say that most people like to go out to eat, and there are tons of locally owned restaurant options to choose from across the state. You can also choose to give a Devoured gift card, good to use at 35 metro Phoenix restaurants or a Tucson Originals gift card, good to use at 42 southern Arizona restaurants.

Exo Coffee in Tucson.

Coffee Shop Gift Cards: Caffeinate your crew with a gift card to an independent coffee shop.

Wine & Beer: Arizona is home to a plethora of great craft brewers and wine makers. Pick up a bottle of Arizona made libations direct from the makers, or from a local shop.

Scottsdale's Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Stay: An overnight staycation is a great way to recharge batteries!


Memberships: A membership to a local cultural institution or group is a gift that continues to give throughout the year. Consider giving a membership to any of the following: Museum, Zoos & Botanical Gardens, Arts Organizations, Localist

Donate to charity: Arizona nonprofits do so much good in our state. Donate to a charity of your employee’s choice this holiday season.

CSA Share: Give the gift of local, seasonal eating with a Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, share. Gift recipients will receive a variety of fresh fruit and veggies once a week.

Sweets/Candy: From brownies to brittle, and popcorn to cookies, there are delicious options to satisfy your team’s sweet tooth.


Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

Experiences: Give the gift of a unique Arizona experience and connect your employees to this amazing place we call home. Tour Operators, Harkins movie tickets, Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, Flip Dunk Sports, Cave Creek Trailrides, Corral West Horse Adventures, Verde Canyon Railroad, Arizona State Parks

Event Tickets: From culinary events to music festivals, event tickets are perfect gifts for culture seekers across the state. Some recommendations include: Devoured Culinary Classic, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Theatre, Opera, Phoenix Film Festival, Craft beer events, Arizona wine events, Affordable Food Festival events, HDE festivals, Musical Instrument Museum events, Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural events, Tucson Symphony and Phoenix Symphony.