Giving gifts is not only a way to show affection to others, but it can also help you lay the foundation to forge new relationships. With so many options – right here in Salt Lake County – finding the perfect giving is not only easy but also an enjoyable venture. Whether it is for family, friends, or co-workers, our list can help you find the perfect holiday gift this season.
#1 Mineral and Matter
Mineral and Matter is the creative result of women who produce jewelry and accessories including everything from rings and necklaces, candles and journals, to stickers and pillow dust spray. Inspired by elements of nature and outer space, Mineral and Matter is the perfect place to find a unique and meaningful gift this holiday season. Check out the Druzy Ring, the large turquoise and copper ring, the heart ring, or the vast array of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that will bring a smile to someone in your life. Also, remember to add the various mists, salves, lip and cheek tints, candles, postcards, and more to your gift for a guaranteed winner.
#2 Babinski’s Baby
If you are looking for an ideal gift for families with young kids, Babinki’s lucrative selection of products will impress you and those who receive them as gifts. Their main store (located on Foothill Drive) and online store both sport an impressive collection of hip products for parenting. From the latest strollers, nursery furniture, and toys, to clothing and baby care products like teethers and bibs – they offer everything parents can ever ask for. A 100% local shop, their emphasis on the quality of products they sell is what makes them one of the best on the market.
#3 Hatch Family Chocolates
The holiday season is a time of food and sweets, and what can be a better gift to friends, family, and coworkers than Salt Lake City’s most popular sweet spot – Hatch Family Chocolates! Hatch Family Chocolates offers decadence on a silver platter with its hand-dipped chocolates and specialty candies. No one can resist such creations as the dark and milk chocolates, the vegan assortments, caramel apples, the Karmel Malone Rice Krispie Treat, caramel-dipped pretzels, old-fashioned seafoam, stuffed dates with walnuts, fudge, delicious sauces, and more. Hatch also features ice creams, hot chocolate, pastries, and merchandise. If you really want to go that extra mile this holiday, check out the Chocolatier Workshop and the amazing creations including the Chocolate Shoe, chocolate cigars, chocolate ties, Catch of the Day with chocolate cats holding fish and birds, and candy skulls.
#4 Succulents and Cacti
Plants can make amazing gifts, especially if they are exotic cacti and other tropicals. Regardless of your stance on naturistic gifts, Cactus & Tropical’s unique selection of ornaments and plants will leave you in awe. Their creative take on cacti arrangements makes them a perfect addition to any indoor garden. You will also find exotic succulents neatly arranged in a decorative manner along with a curated collection of gift sets that include clothing and more. They are running a special discount on all gift products this season, so don’t miss out!
#5 Salt Lake Arts and Culture
Salt Lake’s thriving and enriching arts and culture community is responsible for producing amazing plays, orchestras, ballets, and concerts. If you are looking for an exciting holiday gift for the person in your life who enjoys arts and culture, then you are in luck! Salt Lake is home to the Repertory Dance Theatre, West Point Ballet, Eccles Theatre, Capitol Theatre, Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center, The Rose, Abravanel Hall, and many more talented productions and companies. Treating someone to Hamilton at the Eccles Theatre this holiday season will bring a smile to anyone’s face! Check out the Salt Lake County Arts for upcoming shows this holiday season or buy season tickets so the joy of art lasts all year.
#6 Spa Days at Salt Lake
Everyone enjoys the gift of relaxation and being pampered from time to time. This holiday season is no different when it comes to buying a spa and massage day for someone deserving of “me” time. Salt Lake has many top-rated spas, including the Hibiscus Springs Spa, Basalt Day Spa, and Inner Glow Massage and Spa, so check out local spa spaces and order a gift certificate today.
#7 A Romantic Getaway
A romantic night away is a great gift and surprise for your significant other this holiday season, especially with so many options in Salt Lake County. The luxurious Grand America Hotel, Ellerbeck Mansion, and Kimpton Hotel are a few such locations that can serve as a perfect romantic getaway. They have shops, dining, activities, an indoor pool and spa, presidential suites, and more for you to enjoy. Ellerbeck Mansion hosts special events during the holiday season, so book your reservation on those dates if your partner appreciates an element of surprise. If either of you has a hankering for chocolates, they have handmade artisan chocolates that can only be described as heavenly.
#8 Salt Lake City Clothing & Boutique
Clothing is a perfect holiday gift, especially for the ultimate Salt Lake City fan. Stores like American Blues Denim Boutique, Spark, and The Stockist offer an imaginative and unique twist on clothing that is Salt Lake City specific and random. Their clothing line appeals to all ages, and that is why they are the perfect locations to buy gifts for your loved ones.
#9 Ski Getaway: Alta
A gift of adventure or a gift of a romantic getaway can be achieved this holiday season with a visit to the Alta Ski Area. The resort is one of America’s oldest and home to the most beautiful sights and skiing in the U.S. The terrain offers something for the most skilled skiers, and it offers something for the mellow skier. No matter the skill level, Alta is an adventure for everyone. With amazing lodging, scenery, skiing, top-rated restaurants, and enjoyable activities, the gift of the Alta experience this holiday/winter season will be unforgettable.