Shop Gilbert: Finding the Ideal Gift
Shop Gilbert – Finding the Ideal Gift
Your guide to local finds and one-of-a-kind creations.
The holiday season is here and it’s time to start shopping for the perfect gift for the people in your life. Gilbert is home to some of the best places to shop with several local artisans or shops who create handmade products that you won’t find anywhere else. Or browse any of the local boutiques that specially curate or make their products.
If you’re looking to find something extra special this holiday season then take a look at the list of unique gifts ideas that you’ll find right here in Gilbert, Arizona!
Hotspots to Shop
Looking for a better holiday shopping experience? Gilbert offers many wonderful options that offer a variety of shops to meet your gifting needs, including weekly local markets, the impressive makers’ marketplace that is Barnone, and the open-air shopping and dining experience at SanTan Village.
Gilbert’s Weekly Local Markets. The weather quite nice, making shopping at Gilbert’s outdoor markets more enjoyable and a great option to buy gifts for the holidays! Visit the markets on Small Business Saturday to support these mom and pop shops, and take advantage of deals that might be in play! Here’s a quick overview of the markets, their location, and schedule (Nov – Dec).
- Agritopia Farmers Market – Agritopia Farm Store – Wednesdays, 5-8pm, Nov 28, Dec 5, 12, 19
- Gilbert Art Walk – Gilbert Heritage District – Saturdays, 9am-1pm, Nov 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, and 22
- Gilbert Farmers Market – Gilbert Heritage District – Saturdays, 8am-12pm, Nov 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, and 22
- Made with Love Market – Gilbert Heritage District – Saturdays, 8am-12pm, Nov 17(10:30am-2:30pm), 24, Dec 8, and 15
- Market @ Barnone – Barnone – Friday, 5-9pm, Dec 14
Barnone at Agritopia. The craftsman community located at Gilbert’s famous Argitopia offers a couple of shopping options for unique gifts you wouldn’t find anywhere else! LetterCraft is a husband and wife duo who create handmade signs, coasters, ornaments, keychains, magnets, puzzles and more using reclaimed wood that they burn or laser-cut designs into. Prickly Pear Paper is another husband and wife team who specialize in graphic design, letterpress printing, and premium paper goods. They have a variety of pre-designed cards, art prints, stickers and more, but they also create custom-designed prints.
SanTan Village. The Shops at SanTan Village have everything you need for your holiday shopping – Banana Republic, Buckle, Apple Store, H&M, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and so much more. If you’re looking for an exceptional Black Friday and holiday shopping experience, then SanTan Village is the place for you!
Art & Home Decor
Made by 2 Sisters. Studio 223’s retail-side sells a variety of fun and creative home decor that would make for great gifts. You will find signs that they sell in their online store, but if you get the chance stop by the Heritage District to visit their storefront you won’t be disappointed! Remember to stop by and see what special they have for Small Business Saturday!
Raices Roots. A great gift for everyone that is easy to care for and adds natural beauty to their living space! Raices Roots sells decorative and creative potted succulents, cacti, and air plants. Any of these three options require less watering than a standard plant. Find them at Gilbert Farmer’s Market or Sweetz Cold Brew.
Kalloni’s Closet. Found at SanTan Village this women’s clothing boutique is curated by its owner providing different styles in a wide range of prices. Kalloni’s Closet offers great fashion items for every woman, young and older, in your life.
Joss + J. A great one-stop shop for any woman or man in your life, including the young ones! Joss + J offers a wide variety of stylish clothing and accessories for women, men, and their little ones. You’re guaranteed to find a gift for just about anyone and everyone in this store. Don’t forget to visit their store Thanksgiving weekend for their Small Business Saturday Sales!
Sydnie Morgan Design. For the fashionista in your life, give a gift to add some southwest style to their accessories. Sydnie of Sydnie Morgan Design is a local silversmith who designs her own pieces. Find them at Made with Love Market or online.
MabreMade. Anyone who appreciates fine details and artistic jewelry, you will find a great gift for them. MabreMade sells earrings that have hand drawn desert designs. This local vendor also sells printed tees for toddlers with her hand-drawn designs that she transfers onto material via block-print.
Tuft & Needle. If you or a family member are looking for a mattress, it’s time to stop by Tuft & Needle in Gilbert. This isn’t an average holiday gift, but this will change the way you sleep. Tuft & Needle has received rave reviews across the valley.
My Little Shop Furniture. A local furniture shop that offers vintage and custom furniture to give a home a personal touch. Find the perfect accessory or large furniture piece for the holidays. Plus, they moved into a larger location that offers more space, which means more furniture!
Norwood Furniture. Located in the Heritage District offer unique, but timeless looks that will upgrade any home. Visit Norwood Furniture and see all of their special offers this holiday season.
DIY Holiday Gifts
The Art House Gilbert. Maybe you want to make a pre-holiday gift for yourself or your family? The Art House Gilbert has a variety of classes where you can create your own painting, ornament, or wooden board Christmas calendar for your home or for a gift.
Studio 223. If you love DIY workshops, then Studio 223 is the place for you! Create a string art workshop to create a saguaro cactus or snowflake as a decorative gift. You can also decorate cookies or design and make a beautiful centerpiece for the dinner table. Give gifts that are extra special and add more sentiment by making them yourself.
Other Fun Items
Iconic Cocktail Co. Great for a friend or loved one who loves to host! Iconic Cocktail Co. makes small batch mixers made from all-natural ingredients that can be used for cocktails or mocktails! They seasonal flavors that are available for a limited time and all mixers come in stocking stuffer size or large enough to stock an at home bar. Find them on select weekends at the Gilbert Farmers Market.
Grace Records. Bringing vinyl back! If you know someone who has a turntable or wants one, Grace Records sells a mix new and used vinyl records and turntables at San Tan Village. Some people also use vinyl records as part of their home decor.
Scentsible Suds. Your loved ones and friends that enjoy naturally scented cleansing products but have sensitive skin can be a challenge to find gifts for. Scentsible Suds was created just for this reason! You will find natural soaps, hair and beard care, and skin and body products that anyone in your life can enjoy!
Toasted Mallow. Make this holiday season a sweet one for everyone! Toasted Mallow has great options for stocking stuffers or just to give as a sweet treat. Marshmallows stuffed with cookie dough, gourmet marshmallows (did someone say s’mores?), and more!
Online or at the Market
IWI Organics. IWI Organics is the perfect place to find new brands for that friend who loves natural beauty products. This small batch, natural and organic handcrafted hair and skin care company also donates some of their proceeds to a community in Northern Mexico that inspired their business.
Briabay. Gifts for the little ones in your life. Briabay offers handmade, fashionable clothing for girls that will have the little girl in your life be a trendsetter. They even have a Cyber Monday deal!
Copper Quail Style. Designs that showcase the Arizona desert and Gilbert, this local vendor has desert-inspired designs printed on shirts and canvas bags.
Junkie Threads. A gift for good that your loved one will enjoy and will appreciate the social good attached to it. Junkie Threads sells more than just shirts, but their fun and creative graphic tees are part of a partnership with The Salvation Army Southwest Division to donate a shirt for each shirt bought. Follow their Instagram to get their special deal for Small Business Saturday!
Saw & Steel. If you know someone who appreciates vintage and retro decor Gilbert has a local crafter that will end your search. Saw & Steel sells metal signs, some of which include old fashioned-style light bulbs, that will add character and make for a great accent piece in anyone’s home. Look out for their Black Friday piece that will go on sale and be announced on their Instagram!
Cactus Janes Designs. If you know someone who loves home decor and you want to get them something that is unlike anything they currently have, check out this local Gilbert carpenter artist. She makes signs using wood as the base and painting a design on it, then adds nails to this base to create a string-based image. Her work is truly amazing! Browse her of pre-created signs or contact her to order custom signs.
Andyvine Markets. Perfect for lovers of Arizona and those who appreciate modern design. Andyvine Market has a variety of signs that would complement the decor in anyone’s home. They also have art and home decor that make the perfect gift this holiday season. Check out their Instagram for Black Friday Sale details!
Slice of Serendipity. A gift that is truly unique, detailed, and has the added sentiment of being custom-made for the individual. A veteran-owned, family business, Slice of Serendipity makes custom laser cut art and decor that adds dimension to every piece of work.
Ellie Brook Designs. Give the gift of spreading holiday cheer in the air! Ellie Brook Designs has seasonal scented soy candles and wax melts like pumpkin souffle, salted caramel latte, and spiced cider to make anyone’s home smell of holiday spirit. Online and at Gilbert Farmers Market.
Venture to Gilbert for your holiday shopping this season to find unique gifts for those special people in your life! Happy gifting!
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