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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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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,

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