Bisbee Handmade Shopping for the Holidays
Shopping for the holidays can be stressful, and even more so when you're trying to ensure that you are buying ethically sourced and locally made products! In order to make your holiday shopping a little bit easier, we have created a list of Bisbee shops that carry unique and locally made items your loved ones will.... well, LOVE!
1. Black Sheep Imports
This unique boutique lives by it's name as a "black sheep". This counter-culture shop welcomes you to be the odd one out, and carries many different items you could gift to your loved ones this holiday season. Stop by Black Sheep Imports and pick up their locally designed "I Got Weird in Bisbee" shirts, reusable bags, sweatshirts, and coffee mugs; or the locally designed "Nowhere else I'd rather Bisbee" pillows that'll look great on any bed or couch.
2. Va Voom
Va Voom makes all their own accouterments from boot covers to suspenders, you won't be disappointed! The shop also makes their own handcrafted jewelry, and carries Kuumba Made fragrances from Tucson. Va Voom also provides an assortment of vintage items and locally made zombie miner shirts. There is something for everyone in this Bisbee shop!
3. Bisbee Soap and Sundry
Bisbee Soap & Sundry is Bisbee's local bath shop, featuring hand crafted, small batch goods. Delectable soaps, lotions, beard oils, bath bombs and more. These items are locally made, and often use locally sourced ingredients. A great gift idea would be a gift set that includes a Rosemary Mint candle, Mojito Lip Balm, and a bar of Lavender soap.
4. Tumbleweed Gypsy
Tumbleweed Gypsy is a local store that offers a wide variety of goods such as clothes, jewelry, home decor, and more. You can find a plush planted cactus, hand-hammered copper hoop earrings, reconstructed t-shirt lounge pants, “nowhere else I’d rather Bisbee” reusable bags and shot glasses all made in our wonderful state. These unique and fun gifts are sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
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5. Old Bisbee Brewing Company
Old Bisbee Brewing Company is a must visit whenever you're in Bisbee. With a renown selection of beers and homemade root beer you won't want to leave. While you're here spend your day gazing at the mountains from the patio, and eating gourmet bratwursts or the best vegetarian chili in town from Cafe Roka. If your loved ones can't make it, pick up a growler of your favorite beer and match it with a set of pint glasses for the beer lovers in your life.
6. Bisbee Books and Music
Bisbee Books and Music is a general bookstore, but with an emphasis on the Southwest: history, gardening, nature, birding, political and environmental issues. They also offer a wonderful selection of poetry, DIY books, children's books, and more. With both new and used books, the options don't stop here with products such as toys, games, musical instruments, vinyl records, and hand-crafted items by local artists that are also available. Come check out this unique bookstore and pick up a book from a local Bisbee author or a special hand-crafted gift from one of the many artists in town.
7. Old Bisbee Roaster
Since 1998, the Old Bisbee Roaster has maintained a level of excellence by roasting specialty coffees that are produced by small farms and co-operatives. They ensure that they are using sustainable agricultural practices, and follow fair trade practices to bring you the tastiest and most ethically sourced beans they can provide. With so many different roasts available, any coffee lover would enjoy a sampler pack of four different varieties of ½ pound beans.
8. Killer Bee Honey
This local shop harvests all their own honey combs and creates delicious products that you won't want to miss out on. The owner, Reed Booth, loves to cook and that is how he came up with all the different flavors of honeys, butters, and mustards. Stop by the shop on Main Street and pick up some Wild Dessert Honey, Honey Mustard, or Honey Butter to put on any food item you can dream of.
9. Kate Drew-Wilkinson Jewelry
These locally handmade glass beads, pendants, necklaces, and earrings will be sure to make someone on your gift list happy. Kate Drew-Wilkinson makes all of her jewelry in Bisbee and offers unique and amazing pieces for everyone.
10. Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter raises money to fund shelter improvements, and to help find adoptive homes for local animals. They have a consignment and thrift store on Main Street to sell pet supplies and raise money for the shelter. Give a special kind of gift this year and make a donation in a loved ones name to the this organization. You will be able to help an animal's life, and give a gift that will make a true difference.
11. Finder's Keepers
Finders Keepers Antiques has tons of handmade and locally created gifts for your loved ones this season. The shop offers Bisbee gemstone jewelry by George Ramirez, hummingbird feeders by “Copper Hummingbird”, soaps by “Udderly Natural”, Hand crochet/embellished brooches by Trovelore, and more! Find something great for your loved ones.