It’s better to give than to receive. That’s certainly true, but it’s also better to give gifts you’ve purchased locally in Salt Lake. It helps our economy, supports small businesses and it feels good too. It’s also the best way to find unique gifts for friends and family. We encourage you to support local businesses this holiday season. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 10 local businesses to support this year.
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, and 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. Han’s Kombucha
If you are looking for a creative holiday gift for someone who enjoys specialized infused drinks, like Kombucha, then Han’s Kombucha will be your next stop on your quest. Han’s Kombucha is a women-owned, small-batch, local brewery with the mission to better the health and lives of the community with locally-sourced high-quality ingredients. Create your own holiday gift basket using Han’s Kombucha exceptionally-flavorful and healthy concoctions like Golden Chai, Pineapple Cactus Nectar, Beet Lemonade, Grapefruit Rosemary, and Raspberry Rose. Han’s Kombucha also has merchandise for sale and gift cards!
3. Hatch Family Chocolates
The holiday season is a time of food and sweets, and what can be a better gift to friends, family, 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. Salt and Honey Market
Salt and Honey in Salt Lake City is a makers’ market that supports local artisans and creatives to establish local brands. As one of the most eclectic markets in Salt Lake City. Salt and Honey is the perfect one-stop shop for holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Stop by the Holiday Market going on until January 2, 2022, and wind your way through the amazing local vendors showcasing art, prints, and books, home décor, apparel and accessories, stationery, jewelry, beauty products, and kid’s toys, clothes, books, décor, and more. Salt and Honey also sells gift cards.
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, and 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 in 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. The Grand America Hotel
A romantic night away is a great gift and surprise for your significant other this holiday season, especially at The Grand America Hotel. The beautiful Grand America Hotel has shops, dining, activities, an amazing, top-rated spa, presidential suites, and during the Christmas season, you can enjoy the Holiday Window Stroll and the Grand Gingerbread House. Enjoy the indoor pool and fitness center and give the VIP treatment to someone special with handmade artisan chocolates or a personalized gift basket.
8. Salt Lake City Clothing
Clothing is a perfect holiday gift, especially for the ultimate Salt Lake City fan. Salt Lake City Clothing creates imaginative and unique shirts that are Salt Lake City specific and random. The fun shirts appeal to the younger crowd, and that is why they are perfect stocking stuffers for the hard-to-shop-for youth.
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 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.
10. For the Kids: Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop
Nothing was better than frequenting an old-time candy store in the past, and thanks to Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop, you can bring that feeling of joy to your kids. Rocket Fizz carries a large variety of unique candies, specialty soda pop flavors, humorous signage, gag gifts, toys, and more. Rocket Fizz is an experience that everyone will enjoy. A gift certificate or a stocking full of goods from Rocket Fizz this holiday season will be fun for the entire family.