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Gift Guide 2015 

More than 80 ways to give to the people you love (and buy local)

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The Gift of Giving

The air is cooler, the streets are filled with traffic and colored lights shimmer on houses and trees in anticipation of the big event. The days are ticking by, and it's "game on." What game? Holiday shopping. We're all faced with it, but it doesn't have to stress us out—not with the many appealing, eye-catching gift ideas in City Weekly's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

For the past nine months, I've had the fun job of writing City Weekly's Shop Girl column. For this issue, I've shopped hard (hey, someone has to do it) and, along with my collaborator, Lindsay Larkin, have done the legwork for you, to discover unique and thoughtful ways to acknowledge important friends and family in your life.

Sure, you could hit the box stores or order online—but why would you, when you can soak up the creativity and diversity local retailers have put into the shopping experience for you? We've assembled more than 80 ideas in this guide—from $8 to $119,900—all handpicked from locally owned businesses. The Local First folks remind us that each dollar we spend locally, as opposed to in a big box or chain, is four times more likely to get recirculated back into our local community.

The guide's 12 categories cover a variety of recipients—from family members and spouses to co-worker and hostess gifts. No, we don't have a teacher or postal-worker category, but you might find something for them here, too.

Beyond packages wrapped up in a nice bow, the greatest gift we can give is time spent with loved ones. We hope these gift ideas can shave off hours spent on aimless shopping and allow you lavish it on those you care most about.


Cheers to the "Gift of Giving."

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1. River Rock Serving Boards,
From $48; Set of 4, $205
Locally made by Love Lynsey to mimic a smooth rock weathered by water. Satin smooth, with an environmentally friendly finish, boards range from 6 to 15 inches and are made from walnut, maple, hickory and elm wood. Use them for cheese and canapes, or simply display them on counter. Functional art. Your host will thoroughly charmed. (CZ)
Bohem, 623 S. State, Salt Lake City, 385-202-7517,

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2. Metallic Candle Holders,
Set of 3, $19
Add a touch of silver elegance to your home with a trio of Melrose International candle holders. Featuring a two-tone metallic finish, these holders are shiny on the top, matte on the bottom. Glittery swirls with faux gems swirl casually around each. (CZ)
The Garden Store, 678 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City, 801-595-6622

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3. Drink Maker Gift Box, $99
This reusable birch box can be customized to your tastes, as is shown in the Moscow Mule gift box above. Another favorite gift box includes a Boston shaker with recipe pint glass, The Savoy Cocktail Book, 5 ounces of Peychaud Bitters, Fentiman's tonic water, acrylic stir sticks and Prohibition napkins. There's also a seven-piece cocktail tool set and a stainless-steel ice bucket. Sometimes, thinking "inside the box" makes everything outside the box more merry. Every purchase includes a free wine bag. (CZ)
Boozetique, 315 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-363-3939,

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4. Brie Baker, $25
It's the holidays—time for indulging in warm, gooey baked Brie. Bring one already prepared to your next holiday party. This 7-inch round stoneware baker by Creative Co-op comes with a wooden spreader and lid, white or gray. (CZ)
Maison Confiserie et Boutique, 1291 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City, 801-953-0334,

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5. Kate Spade Pearl Place
Highball Set, $50
Bring a little sparkle to the table and to the eye of your host this holiday season with these gold polka dots etched in glass. Nothing could be more festive. New Orientation carries creative gifts and home décor to satisfy the person who is impossible to shop for. Or just shop for something unique and stylish that you cannot live without. (LL)

New Orientation, 1400 S. Foothill Blvd., Foothill Village, Salt Lake City, 801-582-4462,

6. Native Flower Co. Floral Gift, $50
Make an entrance with a fresh floral arrangement that proves you have more imagination than that guy who always just shows up carrying a bottle of wine. This unique gold vase full of seasonal blooms is sure to impress any host. The cheerful display will be especially appreciated long after you've left the party. Native Flower Co. is a boutique floral shop in Sugar House, specializing in beautiful combinations of Utah-farmed blooms and exotic stems from around the globe. A full-service shop, Native provides daily delivery of flowers for all occasions and events. (LL)
Native Flower Co., 1448 E. 2700 South, Salt Lake City, 801-364-4606,

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7. Almond Toffee, $23.95
This 1-pound box of indulgence will be the sweetest thing at the party and will have your host planning to invite you to the next one! This toffee is to die for, even for those who don't have a sweet tooth. And that pretty blue box! V Chocolates is like the Tiffany & Co. of chocolatiers, renowned for its confections made with Belgian chocolate and the highest-quality kosher ingredients. Also enjoy its chocolates, caramels, truffles and chocolate-covered strawberries. (LL)
V Chocolates, multiple locations,

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1. Local Standouts Gift Collection, $57.99
This gift features eight hand-selected products, including chocolates, caramels, popcorn, honey, roasted nuts, drinking chocolate, spicy condiments and dried fruit, all made in Utah (there's an additional cost for the gift crate). Try not to drool while delivering it. Tony Caputo's Market & Deli is Salt Lake City's leading purveyor of distinctive regional Italian and southern European foods. Its Old World butcher shop, gourmet chocolates, delicious deli sandwiches and specialty market are reasons enough to visit. But, we only need to hear two words: Cheese cave. Sold! (LL)
Tony Caputo's Market & Deli, multiple locations,

2. Chatles Viancin Silicone Lid Sets, $2.99 to $39.99
These lids are too cool and too fun. They adhere to pretty much anything, and they are adorable! The lid acts as a suction cup creating an airtight seal that insulates both hot and cold foods, deters pests and preserves freshness and flavor. Spoons 'n Spice offers everything kitchen- and cooking-related imaginable. With its ever-expanding inventory, it's no wonder it is one of the largest kitchenware stores in the nation. (LL)
Spoons 'n Spice, multiple locations,

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3. Bourye Whiskey, 750mL, $79.99
Just talking about High West's craft whiskey and spirits makes you thirsty for it. High West's Bourye Whiskey is a blend of straight whiskey, bourbon and rye. It combines complex spices, deep earthy tones, sharp rye notes, caramel and vanilla. It's got it all. Founded by biochemist David Perkins, High West became the first legal distillery to operate in Utah since the 1870s. A grand addition to our state, High West served as a catalyst for more distilleries. The Park City restaurant is a ski-in gastro-distillery that offers tours. (LL)
High West Distillery, multiple locations,

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4. Growler of Beer From Wasatch Brewery or Squatters, 64 Ounces, $12.99; Refills, $6.95
Pick a beer from the rotating selection on tap and get down to business. And maybe share with a friend—you know, the one who gave it to you (hint, hint)? Pop into the store at the Utah Brewers Cooperative to stock up on growlers as well as 32-ounce "crowlers" (which are not refillable). Or just select beers in bottles or cans. Your six-pack doesn't have to be boring, because you can mix and match, all for the same price. Also, check out the cool merch, such as clothing and accessories and glassware. (LL)
Utah Brewers Cooperative, 1763 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City, 801-466-8855,

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5. Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Gift Sets ($3.99-$16.99)
Butter olive oil? Is this the challenger that will knock bacon off its thone? Millcreek Olive Oil carries cold-pressed, ultra-premium, extra-virgin olive oil and pure balsamic vinegars in several varieties, including mix & match gift sets of infused olive oils and flavored balsamic vinegars (large bottles, $15.99-$16.99; small EVOO bottles, $3.99). (LL)
Millcreek Olive Oil, 3263 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-698-5144,

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6. The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes From My Cabin in the Woods, Cookbook by Erin Gleeson, $35
A New York photographer moves to the woods, and the rest is a delicious dream. This best-selling book is part art book, part cookbook. Turn the pages and you'll see why. Its 100 vegetarian recipes require three to four ingredients and very few steps to make. Each simple, rustic recipe is visually illustrated, hand-lettered and photographed by the author. Bon appetite. (CZ)
Hip & Humble, multiple locations,

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7. Localvore Gift Basket, $99
Local products not only taste better (because they're fresher), but they spread the cheer in our food-growing/producing community. So here's a localvore special, all served up in a jumbo natural-wood, basket: two 5-ounce bags of selected Pop Art popcorn; two 8-ounce bags of Allgood Provisions' selected dried fruit and nuts; two 4-ounce jars of selected Amour Spreads preserves; one 12-ounce jar of Honey Jar honey; one 54-gram Chaul bar; one 50-gram bar of selected Millcreek Cacao Roasters chocolate; one 62-gram of selected Kate's snack bars; two selected Liberty Heights Fresh cookies; assorted Queen Bee coconut-pecan pralines. It's a taste of Utah (hand-picked by Liberty Heights owner Steven Rosenberg) you'll be proud to gift your friends and loved ones. (CZ)
Liberty Heights Fresh, 1290 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City , 801-583-7374,

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8. Whole Bean Guatemala Coffee, 12-Ounce Bag, $14.99
La Barba (Spanish for "the beard") is a small-batch local coffee roaster whose signature medium-body roast is Guatemala. La Barba also sells roasts from other origins and they can be purchased at retailers like Caputo's, Liberty Heights Fresh and Whole Foods. To enjoy handcrafted coffee in La Barba's own digs, visit the stylishly designed 1930s lobby space La Barba shares with Finca. (CZ)
La Barba, 327 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City, 385-215-8481,

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1. Timolino Tea2Go Vaccum Mug, $29.99
Now, there is no excuse for being late to work. This stainless-steel vacuum-insulated mug holds 12 fluid ounces. Drop tea leaves or ground coffee inside the cylinder, and pour in hot water—your beverage steeps in minutes. Can be used for cold drinks, too. Choose from a variety of colors. (CZ)
Tea Grotto, 401 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 801-466-8255,

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2. Dwellstudio Urchins, $20
These fun and funky little ceramic sculptures by Global Views will liven up any space, especially the office. Or stick them in a tree, set them on a desk—put them anywhere. They come in white, metallic gold, matte gold and metallic silver. Details is known for its array of home décor, accessories and linens. There's also a variety of gifts and fun jewelry. (LL)
Details Comforts for the Home, 1987 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City, 801-364-8963,

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3. Westminster 750mL Wine Glass, $11.95
Because who doesn't need a whole bottle of wine in her glass? Honestly, your co-worker will get a kick out of this gift and, by the time Friday rolls around, probably will need to use it. Cabin Fever is the place to find eclectic, kitschy and idiosyncratic gifts for any occasion. With a great selection of collectibles and one-of-a-kind gifts, this is a fun place to get lost in. You'll leave with a grin. (LL)
Cabin Fever, 602 S. Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, 801-363-0828,

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4. Sea & Air Creatures, $8-$16
Add some life to your co-worker's desk with live succulents planted in a shell, made lovingly by shop owner Hannah Montgomery. Succulents are on point for home décor this season and are easy to care for: Just take them out of the shell and soak them for 20-30 minutes each week. (CZ)
Fellow Shop, 209 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-554-1379,

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5. Frame, $24 each
Made from 100 percent reclaimed lumber and painted by hand, these beautiful frames hold a 4-by-6-inch photo or picture. Give just one, or plan a gallery wall in a range of colors. Signed & Numbered specializes in woodwork, specifically in custom framing, premade frames and home décor—all meticulously handmade with a huge selection of colors. You can also find some of Leia Bell's amazing prints for sale. If you are looking for a great price for custom frames, you have found the right place. (LL)
Signed & Numbered, 2320 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, 801-596-2093,

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6. Cy Twombly: Late Paintings 2003-2011, by Nela Pavlouskova, $75
This gorgeous book will draw a crowd around your coffee table. When artist Cy Twombly was 75 years old, his creative surges went into overdrive. The result of his final nine years can be seen in these pages. You'll spend hours perusing the art inside and out, because just look at that cover! Weller Book Works (formerly Sam Weller Books) sells new, used and rare books at Trolley Square. The dedicated staff will help you find the perfect book for the perfect occasion. If you like the smell of coffee and books, you'll want to hurry over. (LL)
Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, 801-328-2586,

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7. Carry-All, $14.95
This bag is staple at Amy Boutique because who doesn't need a carry-all that's loaded with cuteness and practicality. It features canvas and black leather, a zipper closure with tassel and a black monogram. You will have money left over to spend on old-timey treats at the candy bar. (CZ)
Amy Boutique, 4670 S. Holladay Village Plaza, Holladay, 801-938-9241,


1. Classic Straight-Razor Shave, $40
This shave is performed by appointment using the highest-quality shaving products. It includes a face and neck massage and a frosty old-fashioned soda (you know you want that soda). And face it, you can be just as hip without a beard. Jed's is a classic barbershop with a modern feel where you can get any kind of haircut, including cuts for kids. (LL)
Jed's Barber Shop, multiple locations,


2. Jack Daniels Oil Painting, by Vita Kobylkina, 6 Inch by 12 Inch, $180
This is one of many fantastic mini paintings you'll find by the same artist, all priced under $250 and sure to make any home the coolest. Splurge and give someone a gallery wall! Mod a-go-go combines mid-20th-century modern home-furnishings with an art gallery and film festival. In addition to a vast selection of gorgeous, vintage barware, the shop sells local artwork and furniture that's been hand-restored by the owners. The upstairs has been transformed into a holiday gift shop featuring locally made items. Don't miss out! (LL)
Mod a-go-go, 242 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, 801-355-3334,


3. Mataro Fixed-Gear Bike From Aventon, $499
Here's a bike that's perfect for the rider who demands high performance, but doesn't want to break the bank. It features an ultra-light alloy frame with carbon-fiber fork, hand-built wheels and one of the most comfortable racing saddles out there. SLC Crank caters to urban commuters, providing affordability, functionality and style. High-performance fixed-gears, single-speeds, Dutch and city bicycles are specialties alongside with an ever-changing assortment of clothing and accessories. (LL)
SLC Crank, 749 S. State, Salt Lake City, 385-528-1158,


4. William Burgundy Work Boots, $425
American-sourced and American-made, these boots are designed by Zuriick's own Michael McCaleb and crafted by Nicks Boots in Spokane, Wash. Each pair is made by hand with leather upper, walnut-color leather lace, 2-inch stacked heel and Vibram rubber sole. Once the boot of choice for loggers, firefighters, lineman and mechanics, it has morphed into fashion and motorcycle culture. Completely rebuildable, this is the last pair of boots he will ever need. (CZ)
Zuriick, 865 E. 900 South, 801-400-2557,


5. Bottle of Five Wives Vodka, 750mL, $19.95
A local favorite since 2011, this vodka blends Wasatch mountain spring water that's gathered 5 gallons at a time from an Ogden Canyon spring with distilled spirit originating from gluten-free corn to 80 proof (40 percent ABV). Five Wives' subtle sweetness and smooth finish is just the thing to lift the holiday spirits. Speaking of spirits, Ogden's Own Distillery makes three: Underground, a herbal liqueur similar to Jägermeister—but light-years ahead in taste and quality; Five Wives Sinful Vodka, a delicious blend of cinnamon, vanilla and other natural flavors; and Porter's Fire, a cinnamon whiskey with a hint of vanilla. Pick up a bottle at the distillery Tuesday-Friday from noon-5 p.m., or at many state-run liquor stores. Cheers! (LL)
Ogden's Own Distillery, 3075 Grant Ave., Ogden, 801-458-1995,


6. St. Vincent, $22.99 new
It's not a party if someone doesn't have to turn over the record! St. Vincent's album is otherworldly and a must for your holiday-party soundtrack. Get your holiday groove going, and keep it going all year round with this ethereal record. Randy's Record Shop is indeed Utah's legendary vinyl store carrying both new and used records. Randy's also carries new and used turntables as well as electronic equipment like used amplifiers, receivers, pre-amps and speakers. (LL)
Randy's Records, 157 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 801-532-4413,


7. The Fifth Goal, $25
The Fifth Goal is a collection of all eight issues of Blake Donner's zine devoted to freight-train graffiti. Every page and cover is reprinted in its entirety, along with texts by the book's editors about freight-train graffiti and Donner's life and work. Blake died in 2005, and original copies of the zine are rare. This book was a communal effort put together by Donner's friends and by enthusiasts of the zine, who, over the course of two years, found each other in remarkable ways and slowly tracked down each of the original issues. Profits from the book go toward the scholarship founded in Donner's name. Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full-service antiquarian bookshop and a Salt Lake City staple that specializes in works on Utah, the Mormons and the American West. (LL)
Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 S. 200 East, Salt Lake City, 801-521-3819,


1. The Renegade Expert by Jamis, $1,949
Utah has a ton of terrain you've been missing out on, so ask Santa for this baby, and get out there! It's going to change the way you bike. Gravel road bikes are still road bikes, but they're designed to work on rougher surfaces, and that means you can expand your terrain and your adventures. Wild Rose Mountain Sports provides top-notch service from well-informed employees who will get you going, whether you're biking on the road or mountain, or even skate-skiing. (LL)
Wild Rose Mountain Sports, 702 Third Ave., Salt Lake City, 801-533-8671,


2. Dakine Men's Symth Jacket, $320
Hello, sweet curry-colored jacket! This two-layer Gore-Tex shell offers protection against all the elements without breaking the bank. It features a hood, collar venting system, wrist gaiters, mesh goggle pocket and attached powder skirt. Get ready for some face shots. (CZ)
Wasatch Powder House, 3138 E. 6200 South, Holladay, 801-987-3005,


3. Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS Watch, $200
This watch will keep in you in shape after all that holiday eating by tracking your distance, pace, and heart rate, as well as giving you an accurate calorie count. Salt Lake Running Company isn't just a place to find shoes, attire, gear and nutrition supplements—the knowledgeable staff will also be able to talk to you about anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and nutrition. They will even analyze your run on a treadmill right in the store. (LL)
Salt Lake Running Co., multiple locations,


4. Cobra FLY-Z XL Set, $799
These clubs pack some serious bang for the buck. Available in both men's and women's sets, these top-of-the-line clubs are designed for the midrange golfer and include a driver, fairway woods, 3 hybrids, 5 irons and a putter, along with a golf bag. Uinta Golf has one of the largest selection of clubs and golf-related items in the state, offering clothing, accessories, balls, clubs, bags and shoes. They also provide fitting services for clubs and hitting bays at every store. (LL)
Uinta Golf, multiple locations,


5. Pulse Rod by Sage, $450
You may spend some time picking the right flies, but it will take you only a moment to pick the right pole. This versatile rod is for all styles of fly fishing. It has a great price and is made with very cool chartreuse metal. Whether you're a beginner fly fisher or an expert, you can rely on Western Rivers Flyfisher's friendly and knowledgeable staff to set you up with everything you need—including rods, flies and gear as well as guides and destination travel services. (LL)
Western Rivers Flyfisher, 1071 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 801-521-6424,


6. Sophie High Rise Plum Legging $68; Cody Bra Top, Hopi Pattern, $68
Miracles do exist! You won't have a muffin top in any of Uintah Standard (store to Uintah Collection) active wear. And you don't need to jet to Saks Fifth Avenue to buy it, because Uintah Standard has a new flagship store located in downtown Salt Lake City. Made from Supplex (nylon swimwear material), these items fit like a glove, dry quickly, breathe freely, and can be worn for any sport but excel at hot yoga and water sports. The amazing patterns and colors are designed to reflect the colors of Utah. Made in the USA. (CZ)
Uintah Standard, 209 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-554-1379,


7. Yoga Design Lab Combo Yoga Mat, $68
No need to bring a towel to class anymore. Designed in Bali, the combo mat features a sustainable tree-rubber base, which is attached to a velvety soft micro-fiber top that offers superior grip while absorbing sweat. In fact, the more you sweat, the better the grip! Salt Lake Power Yoga is Salt Lake City's first and only local yoga studio offering hot power vinyasa yoga. Try the $39 introductory locals-only special, good for 30 days of unlimited yoga. Transform yourself mentally and physically. Connect with yourself and our community. See you on your mat. (CZ)
Salt Lake Power Yoga, 250 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-468-9642,


1. G550 Mercedes-Benz SUV, Starts at $119,900
This sport utility vehicle is as elite as it gets with only 2,000 made each year for U.S. distribution. This boxy mammoth beast was originally used by the military. Thirty-seven years later, they are now the "wagon" of choice for diplomats, celebrities and the Kardashian clan. Who cares if you don't go off-roading—the mall is so much easier to get to. (CZ)
Mercedes-Benz of Salt Lake City, 575 S. State, Salt Lake City, 801-257-3000,


2. Canada Goose Chateau Parka, $745
Designed for the extreme Arctic cold, Canada Goose is the ultimate in luxury down parkas. It takes 450 hours to create each parka. The Chateau has a smooth, sleek fit, mid-thigh length, duck-down insulation and elastic cuffs with a removable coyote-fur hood. Available in multiple styles and colors. (CZ)
Bastille, 79 S. Rio Grand St., Salt Lake City, 801-456-0330; 6197 S. State, Murray, 801-892-9545,


3. Spring 2015 Chanel Bag, $1,995
Let us count the ways we love this bag: It's turquoise, it's quilted, it's patent leather! The play of hip texture and color against the uber-classic Chanel style is so much fun. Don't worry if this pretty number gets picked up before you get to it; Name Droppers has more Chanel beauties on offer this holiday season. Name Droppers is a high-end consignment shop for both women and men featuring brand-name clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry—including top brands you don't always find in Utah. You're getting the real deal for a steal. (LL)
Name Droppers, 3355 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-486-1128,

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4. Furkini, $120
This fur bikini is famous. Google "furkini Kim," and you'll see Kim Kardashian modeling the one she bought at this store in 2015. It sells so quickly, it can't be kept in stock. Made in-house in Park City, it features a triangle top and G-string bottom made out of rabbit fur. No sun necessary for wearing. (CZ)
Alaska Fur Gallery, 537 Main, Park City, 435-649-1241,


5. "Glimmer" Oil Painting, 48 Inches by 48 Inches, by Brent Godfrey, $7,000
This stunning abstract oil painting is just the statement piece your house needs; it will keep you in a festive mood year-round. The gallery is not going to run out of unique and enviable Godfrey paintings any time soon. A Gallery's high-end pieces range from abstract to the classically figurative. If you want to start collecting fine art, be sure you visit A Gallery because, in addition to custom framing and mirrors, A Gallery offers art consultations. The gallery's changing exhibitions also are worth following. (LL)
A Gallery, 1321 S. 2100 East, Salt Lake City, 801- 583-4800,


6. Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman, $3,800
Own a true icon of modern design. This is not a reproduction but an early 1960s vintage set. When Charles and Ray Eames first designed the chair in 1956, Charles explained that the designers wanted it to have the "warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt." This is all that: soft black leather and original rosewood shell—in excellent condition. In such good shape, in fact, it belongs in a museum or in your living room. Includes original Herman Miller stamps. (CZ)
Tomorrow's House, 411 S. 800 East, Salt Lake City, 385-222-5373,


7. O.C. Tanner Pomellato Diamond Pendant Necklace, $9,350; and Earrings, $2,500
What are the holidays without some serious shimmer? You will stun, day or night, casual or dressed to the nines, in this Pomellato 18k rose-gold diamond pave chain with diamond pave disc pendant. Complete the look with matching rose-gold diamond pave earrings. O.C. Tanner has been in Utah since 1927 selling jewelry, timepieces and gifts, including frames and glass work. (LL)
O.C. Tanner, 15 S. State,Salt Lake City, 801- 532-3222; 416 Main, Park City, 435—940—9470;

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1. Blowout Gift Certificate, $35
Women really want a great hair day. It's that simple! Sure, h2blow does makeup and waxing, but their singular focus is blowouts. With appointments available seven days a week, you'll be washed, dried and styled in under 45 minutes. There is no excuse not to have great hair for all of your holiday parties. (CZ)
h2blow blowdrybar + makeup salon, 1400 S. Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-953-1017,


2. The Original MakeUp Eraser, $19.95
Got Beauty's best seller MakeUp Eraser uses only water to remove 100 percent of your makeup, including waterproof eyeliners and mascara. This pink polyester cloth with a hand-sewn sateen edge is plush, soft to the touch and reusable. Just wet the cloth and remove your makeup. Each cloth lasts 1,000 washes and is machine washable, eliminating the need to buy disposable products. (CZ)
Got Beauty, 904 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-474-2090,


3. Alkim Me 4 Essentials Skin-Care Set, $230
The Holy Grail of skin-care products, this set includes Hydrating Mist, Vitamin C, Serum and Elixir Facial Oil. They're also sold separately. This New York Times- acclaimed nontoxic skin-care line is locally made by alchemist and master- esthetician-to-the-stars Kim Sevy. (CZ)
Alkim Me, 850 S. 400 West, Suite 116, Artspace Solar Gardens, 917-345-7424,


4. Kura 60-Minute Massage, $85
Choose your own blend of essential oils for the ultimate personalized relaxation experience, a harmonious blend of Swedish massage, holistic Eastern modalities and breath work. This is a gift you want to give and receive! Kura Door is a holistic spa with a Japanese approach to beauty and wellness, offering the Ofuro bath, many types of massage, body and facial treatments, pedicures, manicures and more. Arrive early to look over their products and gifts at the entrance. Escape the Utah chill for a few hours and take a rejuvenating journey into the East. (LL)
Kura Door, 1136 Third Ave., Salt Lake City, 801-364-2400,


5. Mani/Pedi, $47
Complete with massage and callous work, this is just the sort of pampering your loved one needs during the frenzy of the holiday season, or to look polished, pun intended, for the New Year. Don't hesitate to step it up a notch and add gel polish ($38 for both hands and feet), which will last the entire season. The friendly staff at Nailed! offers competitively priced manicures, pedicures, facials, chemical peels, teeth whitening and waxing services in a clean, upbeat environment. You will find plenty of gifts in their boutique that carries a varied line of gifts with many vendors unique to Utah. (LL)
875 E. 700 South, Salt Lake City, 801-532-6245,


6. Pilates 12-Time Punch Cards, $120-$240
Burn SLC offers two different Pilates punch cards: 12 classes in 30 days for new clients ($120) and 12 classes good for up to one year ($240). Experience Pilates inspired by classical methods but amped up to help you sweat off those holiday eats and drinks. They call it "burn" for a reason. Burn SLC is a Pilates, TRX, and circuit-training studio that provides high-intensity small-group training classes in a fun, hip and safe training atmosphere. Their talented, knowledgeable and certified staff will make you hurt so good and come back for more. (LL)
Burn SLC, 2120 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City, 801-448-6461,

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7. Juice Cleanse, $54
Juicing is all the rage and, trust us, it deserves the accolades. A one-day juice cleanse includes five 17-ounce juices and one nut milk. Choose from beginner (sweet), intermediate (balanced) and advanced (green-juice based) options. There are easy online ordering options with add-ons for more days, delivery available and gift certificates, too. Your body will say, "Yes, please and now." (CZ)
Vive Juicery, 219 E. 300 South, 801-824-9190; 1597 S. 1100 East, 801-875-8923;


1. Polar Camping Stuff Napsack, $130
What's a sleeping bag turned into wearable loungewear? This Napsack has zippers at the shoulders to stick your arms out, and a cinch at the bottom so that you can open it up and stick your legs out. The chest pocket fits a phone and has a pass through hole for your headphones to run internally, and it has pockets like a puffy jacket. Crawl right back into your tent without ever having to leave the warmth of your bag. Rolls up into a sack just like a traditional sleeping bag. Who says you have to take this camping? Perfect for couch potatoes. Various colors and patterns. (CZ)
Prospect, 509 Main, Park City, 435-655-3250,


2. Lafco Ski House Candle, $65
Created with natural essential oil-based fragrances, this candle burns for 90 hours. Each hand blown glass vessel is artisanally crafted and can be re-purposed to live on long after the candle is finished. Woody, smoky and warm, the scent of burning wood with a hint of mountain spruce, like your mountain town ski house. (CZ)
Root'd, 596 Main, Park City, 435-214-7791,


3. Rag & Bone Lola Pullover Sweater, $255
This black pullover is space-dyed, with a wool blend, jewel neckline, a contrast trim at neckline, with cuffs and hem. Cake is known for knits, and Cake carries the largest selection of Rag & Bone in the state. Gwyneth Paltrow is known for her Rag & Bone affinity, and if it's good for Gwyneth, it's good for you. (CZ)
Cake Boutique, 577 Main, Park City, 435-649-1256,

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4. Common Projects Chelsea Boots, $517
Common Projects is a New York-based collaboration between designers Flavio Girolami and Prathan Poopat. These sleek, minimalist tan suede boots—made with Italian craftsmanship—are highly coveted by the cool kids. They feature grosgrain pull tab, a rubber sole and signature metallic gold-debossed numbers at heel. Hathenbruck has the clothes all the cool kids want. (CZ)
Hathenbruck, Common Projects Chelsea Boot, 136 Heber Ave., Park City, 435-962-384,


5. Linda Richards Silver Fox Infinity Scarf, $259
Farasha is all about exclusive women's clothes and accessories. This dyed blue genuine silver fox scarf has a circular design and loops around the neck. Luxurious, warm, wearable, day or night, we're positive you won't want to take it off. Available in other colors. (CZ)
Farasha Boutique, 605 Main, Second Level, Park City, 435-649-3123,


6. Park City T-shirt, $16.95
A great graphic T-shirt, reminiscent of your first concert tee. Groovy Pink Floyd rainbow harkens back to the good old days of Park City before fur and diamonds arrived. This souvenir and tee shop is as old school as Park City gets. It's a breath of fresh air because everything old eventually becomes cool again. (CZ)
Backscratcher Tee's, 467 Main, Park City, 435-647-2948


7. Grevi Rabbit Pom Pom Beanie, $105
Rainbow-colored mohair, acrylic and nylon hat topped with the prettiest most psychedelic hot pink rabbit pom pom. Grevi has been making hats near Florence, Italy, since 1875. This imaginative hat is indicative of Grevi's style, and it's often worn by celebrities. We want this ... so bad. (CZ)
Joli, 1635 Redstone Center Drive, Park City, 435-901-5064,


1. Filson Wildwood Shirt, $98
This simple, functional and versatile shirt comes in blue/gray cotton twill with button-front closure and two chest pockets. Seattle-based Filson has been manufacturing rugged clothes for over a century. Sports Den offers a large selection of Filson including its legendary men's bags. (CZ)
Sports Den, 1350 S. Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-582-5611,


2. Quilted Flannel Jacket, $795
This powerhouse of a coat, in gray or blue, goes from street to office in the blink of an eye. It features heavy-quilted flannel with side vent closure buttons. Becket & Robb is a custom-made menswear house, but you don't have to wait—this jacket is ready-to-wear and made with the same quality fabrics, tailoring and exacting detail of the shop's custom suits. (CZ)
Beckett & Robb, multiple locations,


3. QP Collections Dopp Kit, $89
This beautiful, handmade leather kit will make the perfect home for storing all his grooming products. Unhinged is a locally owned boutique offering an eclectic assortment of new, locally made, and found clothes, gifts, and accessories for Jacks and Jills. Plan to spend some time to get lost enjoying all the wares and locally made products they have to offer. (LL)
Unhinged, 1121 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-467-6588; 16 W. Center St., Provo, 385-312-1268;


4. Vault by Vans x The North Face Collaboration Sk8-Hi MTE LX, $120
If there is an intersection where sand meets snow, this shoe would be it. These teal kicks have Vans' iconic silhouette combined with TNF technology and "puffy" coat styling. Rubber outsole provides extra traction, insulated lining on bottom of shoe to withstand colder temps, water resistant uppers, and waterproof seal membrane. FICE is the only place in Utah that sells them. Go out and conquer. Other colors are available. (CZ)
FICE, 160 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City, 801-364-4722,


5. Daniel Wellington Watch, $299
This Dapper St Mawes 38mm watch in rose gold (also in silver) features deep blue hands and brown Italian leather strap. It is a minimalist and classic detail for the modern man. Ditch the unattractive Fitbit for something that speaks volumes about the man wearing it. You know what they say about a man who wears a nice watch. (CZ)
The Stockist, 875 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 801-532-3458,


6. Framed Insect Collection, $68, small; $118, large
Insects from Southeast Asia are mounted by species and framed in fir wood. No two framed collections are the same. Each insect is farmed which helps to protect the biodiversity of the species. Choose from beetles, moths, dragonflies, and scorpions—each one different with its own identifying pattern and Latin identification name. Some are fluorescent and even glittery—the coolest thing to hang in an office. You can look like a real insect aficionado. (CZ)
Tabula Rasa Social Stationers, 330 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, 801-575-5043,


1. Brixton Jethro Hat, $60
Brixton has mastered the fedora. The moss-colored Jethro is a free-form shaped hat with a wide unfinished brim and feather. The Jethro is intended to be molded and customized to your liking. Fabric texture and shape may vary, so no two hats are exactly alike. This hat makes a statement without saying, "Look at me!" and goes with virtually any color you are wearing. Choose this one or find another from the Stockist's full line of Brixton hats. (CZ)
The Stockist, 875 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 801-532-3458,

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2. Eberjey Estelle Underwire Bra, $65, & Hipster, $46
This set is dramatic in color, with curve-loving shapes and a mix of striking lace patterns. The underwire bra offers comfortable support and has straps so pretty, you'll want them to peek out from under whatever you wear. The matching low-rise cinched hipster is a must. Contrast satin bow at center front. (CZ)
Bastille, 79 S. Rio Grand St., Salt Lake City, 801-456-0330; 6197 S. State, Murray, 801-892-9545;


3. Hand-Lacquered Jewelry Box, $144
Because you got her something else to put in the box, right? Tabula Rasa's vast selection of one-of-a-kind boxes makes it hard to choose just one. Hand-lacquered, it is a beautiful statement piece to add to any room. Her jewelry is valuable, and it should reside in an equally valuable home. Tabula Rasa also takes care of her correspondence needs, including stationery, fine pens and journals. You'll find any number of unique and beautiful gifts, such as jewelry and fragrances, just to name a few. (LL)
Tabula Rasa, 330 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, 801-575-5043,


4. Pleated Boot by Walk, $395
These fabulous, slouchy boots, handmade in Israel and comfortable as a down pillow, are sure to be a staple of her wardrobe for years to come. Get creative and dress them up or down. Paletti has it all, from high-end women's fashion, shoes, bags, jewelry, gifts, and a local artisan market to even an espresso bar. (LL)
Paletti, 3210 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-483-3200,


5. Green Onyx Crystal Necklace, $355
Onyx crystal from Turkey is surrounded by Swarovski crystals and cultured pearls and comes with a sterling silver clasp. Handmade by famed oil painter, Lanny Barnard, who can now unabashedly call herself a jewelry maker, too. You can never go wrong with a classic pearl necklace because it doesn't follow trends and is always in style. Here you'll find one-of a kind pieces made by Lanny, each made with the artist's intention. Choose from estate jewelry, original art, lighting and European antiques. (CZ)
Lanny Barnard Gallery, 74 S. Main, Salt Lake City, 801-364-4482,


6. The Alwand Vahan Bracelet, $1,350
This bracelet goes from day to evening seamlessly. For everyday wear, your beloved can stack this gorgeous bangle made with 14k yellow gold, sterling silver and .08tw in diamonds on top of other bracelets. But it's also great to wear solo for a hot night out on the town. Bennion Jewelers is a Salt Lake City staple, carrying the finest names in jewelry and watches as well as custom pieces. With some of the friendliest staff in town, you'll easily find the perfect gift for both him and her. Its new location on the north side of City Creek Center is sure to impress. (LL)
Bennion Jewelers, 15 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, 801-364-3667,


1. Black & Red Flannel Dress by Ina, $48
Your '90s nostalgia will be in overdrive with this take on the flannel shirt. Wear it slouchy with a cardigan or belted. It's super trendy and cool, but it's classic enough to also stand the test of time. Koo de Ker is one of the many treasures in the 9th & 9th neighborhood. This house-cum-boutique is home to a trendy yet classic array of women's clothing and accessories. The price point will keep you smiling as will the inventory, which is updated continually. (LL)
Koo de Ker, 1037 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 801-359-4870,

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2. Brighton Ski Passes, $319-$599
Give the gift of skiing or riding this winter with a ski pass or discount lift ticket. Young adult (age 18-23) season pass is $599 while the night-only pass for students and military is $319. The gift of giving just got easier with Brighton's print-at-home discounted tickets and electronic gift certificates. The best thing about Brighton is that kids 10 and under ski for free (up to 2 children) with paying adults. Pray for snow. (CZ)
Brighton Resort, Big Cottonwood Canyon, 8302 S. Brighton Loop Road, 801-532-4731,


3. Round Initial Medallion, $38
Some things never go out of style. What girl, no matter the age, doesn't adore a personalized initial necklace? This 18-inch gold-filled simple chain features a natural bronze medallion and spring clasp. (CZ)
Katie Waltman Jewelry-The Shop, 962 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 385-227-8977,


4. Skullcandy Crusher Headphones in Koston Snake, $99.99
Looking as good as your music sounds just got real. These headphones are the epitome of cool and performance and an essential of teenage life. Salty Peaks carries everything you need for snowboarding and skateboarding, including gear and accessories. But that's just the beginning. They sell discount passes to the resorts and have a huge selection of rentals. Bring your board in for a tune-up and while you wait, check out the Utah Snowboard Museum featuring what is said to be the world's largest known collection of snowboards and skateboards—more than 1,000 boards on display. (LL)
Salty Peaks Snowboard & Skate Shop, 3055 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-467-8000,


5. Welcome Featherless on Planchette 2.0 Skate Deck, $54
It doesn't get cooler than the Tyrannosaurus rex graphic on this deck. Skateboarding is all about creativity and expression and this deck will definitely fill both of those needs. Now it's time to get out and ride it and express yourself. Raunch Records is another Salt Lake City staple. They have been on the scene and of the scene since 1984, although they had a 12 year hiatus after closing in 1997. So be aware, they are back on the scene and get over there to fulfill all your skate, vinyl, and punk rock needs. (LL)
Raunch Records, 1119 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-467-6077,


6. Sketchy Tank Demon Patch Front-zip Hoodie, $65
This hoodie is too cool for school, but your teen had better not be. You're not going to see this hoodie on everyone, and that is a good thing. Let your guy stand out in all the right ways. Blindside Board Shop has you covered with a huge selection of skateboards, snowboards, gear, guys streetwear, shoes, and guys' & girls' snowboarding gear. The selection and variety is mind boggling, from up-and-comers to all the bigger brands. (LL)
Blindside Board Shop, 2120 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City, 801-412-9200,


7. Nitro Team Exposure Snowboard, $499.95
Send your teen out on the mountain with purpose! What is so cool about this board—which comes in standard and wide—is that to create the graphics, Nitro hired its favorite photographers to take photos of their favorite views from snowboarding. A Salt Lake staple since 1984, Milosport can service all your skate and snowboarding needs. From decks and boards to accessories to clothing, they've got it all. Its experienced staff will make sure you get decked out with all the best and coolest gear. (LL)
Milosport, 3119 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-487-8600,


1. Dollhouse, $142, & Pirate Ship, $158
Talk about a happy holiday! Hailing from Italy, Sevi toys have definitely sweated the details on these play sets. They are sure to bring years of joy and imaginative play to your little ones. This shop in the Grand America is a blast to shop at. Check out the digital monster wall, candy organ, a giant robot and the most fun ceiling you've ever seen. There's a wall of classic board games to choose from. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the prices and the huge selection of quality children's toys. (LL)
JouJou, 555 S. Main, Salt Lake City, 801-258-6557,


2. The Secret Garden, An Inky Treasure Hunt & Coloring Book by Johanna Basford, $15.95
Here is a book of black & white illustrations waiting to be brought to life with coloring. Buy it with Straedtler triplus fine liner pens, $45, which includes a set of 20 in vibrant colors in stand-up box. (CZ)
The Children's Hour, 898 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City, 801-359-4150,


3. Mighty Wallet, $16
Boys love wallets. Period. This wallet is the thinnest on the planet because it's made with Tyvek, a microfiber plastic, and it's made from 25 percent recycled materials. Ultra slim with little bulk, it's durable and water resistant, and there are many cool patterns to choose from. It's good luck to give a wallet with money inside. Slip an extra $20 in there to spend at Children's Hour. You won't find a more unique store for children. (CZ)
The Children's Hour, 898 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City, 801-359-4150,


4. Musical Duck Race, $39.99
Owners of Tutoring Toy, a 27-year-old independent toy store, report this is "the" gift for the holidays. There's a fountain that whirls, spins and circulates water around a track with nine musical sound effects and four ducklings. Comes with mute button for parents. Good luck getting your cutie out of the bathtub. For ages 6-36 months. (CZ)
Tutoring Toy, 1400 S. Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-581-1060,


5. Triassic Triops DLX, $20
Grow your own ancient creatures that look similar to a horseshoe crab. Watch the life cycle of the triops, which live 30-90 days. Deluxe kit includes easy-to-view aquarium, thermometer, gravel, magnifying glass, glow beads, food and triops eggs. Nonmembers are welcome to shop in the museum's gift shop, which has one-of-a kind exploratory toys. But why not become a member for only $109 annually for 2 adults and up to 6 children? It's a Utah family bargain. (CZ)
Natural History Museum, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, 801-581-6927,


6. Crazy Fort, $59.99
Tired of your kids absconding with your pillows and blankets to make a fort? No more! Here's an erector set that kicks it up a notch. Connect 25 balls and 44 sticks to create a unique design and then cover it with bed sheets. For ages 5-99. (CZ)
Tutoring Toy, 1400 S. Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-581-1060,


7. Dewey Bob by Judy Schachner, $17.99
This book about a raccoon on the hunt for friendship is sure to become a family favorite. The illustrations are absolutely the cutest and will have your little one asking for more reading time. The King's English Bookshop is settled in an old house and each room is its own chapter from the fantastic kids area, to the mystery, fiction, and non-fiction rooms. You won't find a more knowledgeable staff and be sure to check out the book signings. (LL)
The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City, 801-484-9100,

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