Holiday shopping can be hectic and sometimes a little overwhelming especially when it sneaks up on you in mid-December! Whether you are doing some shopping for Aunt Sue who is trying to keep warm in Manitoba or picking something up for your favorite Arizona State University student or looking for some great hostess gifts, consider something new, something uniquely Chandler this holiday season. Instinctively, we all know how important it is to support local shops year-round, but with the holidays it's especially important to remember these small businesses and find the perfect gift either locally-made or locally-sold right here in Chandler, AZ!
Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop72 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225
Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop is a mecca for all things Arizona. Located in Downtown Chandler, the store proudly showcases a large variety of Arizona gifts featuring the works and art of more than 200 artists and Arizona businesses. From Arizona clothing to pottery to candles to fused glass art, food, wine, jewelry candles, soaps and more - you get the idea; they have a large selection of Arizona products! Store management makes it easy to ship purchases and send a little bit of Chandler, AZ back home -just ask about the many options.
Some best bets at Sibley's West this holiday season:
- State Forty Eight
This all-local Arizona clothing company features a dynamic fashion line inspired by the great state of Arizona. The Chandler based company started selling in 2013 and offers a wide array of indie-fashion ranging from onesies to fantastically-soft hoodies - something for everyone. Many of their products are available at Sibley's West - but you can also view a larger selection of items on the State Forty Eight website.
- Urban Oven Cookies and Crackers
Urban Oven uses only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in their oven-baked treats. Select from lemon pistachio, cocoa, and pecan cookies, as well as savory rosemary parmesan, cheddar chive and three-seed crackers. Pair these with a lovely bottle of Arizona wine and you have a perfect hostess gift!
- Furbabies Delectable Delights
Who doesn't love to watch Fido or Spot open a great holiday gift? Furbabies Delectable Delights caters to your four-legged family members with treats like "Peamutt Butter Bones" and "Pupcakes." Fetch these goodies at Sibley's West.
10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, AZ 85225
Located on the main floor of Chandler City Hall, the Vision Gallery offers a great selection for one-of-a-kind gifts at their shop located near the gallery's main entrance. While shopping, enjoy a stroll through the gallery and their current textile exhibit- From the Collection: An Exhibit of Textiles featuring the artworks of Loraine Sample.
AZ Bitters LabAvailable at Whole Foods Market Chandler
2955 W. Ray Road, Chandler AZ 85226
Craft cocktails are all the rage and you can get in on the action and explore the possibilities with these small batch, hand-crafted cocktail bitters and flavor extracts created by a mighty husband and wife duo, Bill and Lill Buitenhuys. Inspired by conversations with local bartenders, the couple began experimenting with various herbs, zests, spices and spirits which ultimately led to the creation of food-focused bitters that can be used in coffee, sparkling water, extracts in baking or elevating your favorite cocktail. The Chandler based bitters are available for purchase at Whole Foods Market Chandler and recipes are available on the AZ Bitters Lab website and are a perfect gift for the cocktail enthusiast in your life!
11 W. Boston St., Chandler AZ 85225
Conveniently located in Downtown Chandler, Peixoto Coffee offers a unique, crop-to-cup experience that celebrates a 100+ years of Brazilian family tradition. While the beans are grown in Brazil, the beans are masterfully roasted to perfection right here in Chandler, AZ! Whether you are picking up a full pound bag of freshly roasted beans or Peixoto gift for your number one coffee fan - Peixoto is a great choice. While you're there - be sure to treat yourself to a cup of joy!
SanTan Brewing Company8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225
Looking for something that will delight your favorite craft beer aficionado or a fun hostess gift? SanTan Brewing offers their unique, 32 oz. CanZilla Crowlers, allowing guests to transport their favorite SanTan beer from the pub to their location of choosing. The recyclable cans are single use, packaged, labeled and sealed on site at the pub and the beer stays fresh for up to seven days! The brewery also offers a wide array of apparel and accessories making it easy to create the perfect holiday gift!