Shop Gilbert: Finding the Ideal Gift
Your guide to local finds and one-of-a-kind creations
Are you looking 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. You’ll also find specialty shops and local boutiques that specially curate products, along with your favorite stores.
HOTSPOTS TO SHOP
Gilbert offers many wonderful shopping options that offer variety to meet your gifting needs. Some great options include weekly local markets, the makers’ marketplace that is Barnone and the open-air shopping and dining experience at SanTan Village.
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.
Gilbert’s Weekly Local Markets
The weather is quite nice, making shopping at Gilbert’s outdoor markets more enjoyable and a great option for gift hunting. 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 general schedule. Visit their websites for specific dates.
Agritopia Farm Night
Farm Store – Wednesdays, 5-8pm (Oct – May)
A Little Bit of Local Farmers and Crafts Market
Heritage District – Select Sundays, 9am-1pm (Nov – Apr)
Gilbert Art Walk
Heritage District – Select Saturdays, 9am-1pm (Oct – Mar)
Gilbert Farmers Market
Heritage District – Saturdays, 8am-12pm (Year-round)
Made with Love Market
Heritage District – Select Saturdays, 9am-1pm (Sep – Apr)
The Shops at SanTan Village have offer a wide variety to meet your needs – Banana Republic, Buckle, Apple Store, H&M, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and so much more. Not to mention an awesome selection of restaurants to keep you full and energized. If you’re looking for an exceptional shopping experience, then SanTan Village is the place for you!
ART & HOME DECOR
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. You’ll find them at the Gilbert Art Walk, Made with Love Market, and at their store.
Art Intersection. Inspire thoughtful living with the gift of artwork, and your loved one will admire it every day! Having artwork in the home or office adds personality and beauty to the space. Shop the Art Intersection galleries to view work for sale from the “Little by Little” and “New Relics” exhibitions.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 gift, but this will change the way you sleep. Tuft & Needle has received rave reviews across the valley.
The Art House Gilbert. Maybe you want to make a 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 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 season a sweet one for everyone! Toasted Mallow has great options for fun desserts or 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 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.
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!
Designs that showcase the Arizona desert and Gilbert, this local vendor has desert-inspired designs printed on shirts and canvas bags.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Online and at Gilbert Farmers Market.
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