Whether you’re leaving Phoenix with a suntan and camera roll full of saguaros or you're already dreaming of your next visit as you engage in some retails therapy — here’s where to get all the souvenirs, trip inspiration items or holiday gifts your heart desires.
These eight boutiques and shops offer locally made shirts, gifts and other Phoenix-style goods you can’t find anywhere else (besides their websites, of course).
You can shop plenty of stylish wardrobe pieces at Frances, but the store's staple is local goodies. Scoop up Jar of Buttons pin-back designs, cool tees from Arizona-based Hello Apparel, State Forty Eight shirts and anything imaginable shaped or printed with a cactus.
10 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix
Art with intention is the driving principle of Practical Art’s lineup of crafts. Artists turn local beer labels into journal bindings, desert flora into sustainable soap bars, and reclaimed metal into saguaro statues. It’s a great place to pick up the goodies such as the rugged wearables of designer Alex Ozers or artist Gennaro Garcia’s Hecho a Mano plates.
5070 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Score some Phoenix fashion finds at Bunky Boutique, a little shop tucked inside neighboring Giant Coffee. It’s the exclusive source for AZ Love-branded shirts, sweaters and hats. In addition to in-house apparel, you’ll also find other cute gifts inspired by the desert, from saguaro keychains to coaster sets.
New location: 1001 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
The desert has a distinct vibe and it's what inspires the clothing, gifts, housewares and more of the offerings at this central Phoenix boutique shop. The two co-owners stock the store with handpicked, locally made gifts that are ethically created and sustainably sourced.
Phoenix General Uptown
5538 N. Seventh St., Phoenix
Phoenix General Downtown
214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
The downtown Roosevelt Row Arts District houses a community of artisans, and at MADE Art Boutique, an actual converted corner home showcases an inventory of art, jewelry, cards and locally crafted gifts. Snag wooden art, handmade jewelry, and a selection of Phoenix tees and more gear from Twenty6 Designs.
922 N. Fifth St., Phoenix
The eclectic home of late Italian architect and artist Paolo Soleri is now open for tours and is still home to foundries making Soleri's famous bells, which are available for purchase. In addition to the hand-crafted bells, Cosanti sells planters, ceramic tiles, a line of jewelry inspired by Soleri's sculptures and more.
6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley
The shelves of Sibley’s West are inspired by what the owners found absent from some other traditional Phoenix gift stores: Good-looking gifts from local craftsmen. They skip the overseas souvenirs in favor of arts and crafts, food items such as salsas, hot sauce, prickly pear sweets, and apparel produced in the state. Shop a selection of State Forty Eight tees, or decorate the tree with hand-painted beauties from Southwest Ornaments.
72 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler
With a focus on handcrafted goods from makers, artists and independent designers from all over the world, Local Nomad is home to a carefully curated collection of thoughtful gifts and simplistic items for everyday wear and use. From jewelry and apparel to saguaro swag and essential oils, the most perfect souvenirs and gifts you never knew you were looking for can be found here.
100 E. Camelback Road, #168, Phoenix