Scottsdale is an amazing place to shop locally. Connecting with the community is a big part of this city’s culture, actively connecting people with the places that make up their neighborhoods.

2020 was a year where shopping locally became more important than ever before. The economic stressors weighed down on small mom-and-pop style businesses and start-up projects with unmatched severity – and they needed the support of their local patrons. 

Scottsdale’s metro dining and shopping scene are primarily small-business oriented. If you want to get in touch with the community, going local is a must… and this extends into the holiday shopping season, too.

This Christmas, continue showing your support to your neighbors by adding Scottsdale’s specialty goods to your gift lists. 

If you’re in need of inspiration, we’re here to help. Here’s a list of 11 of the best places to shop local in Scottsdale this season – many of which are available online! Let’s dive in: 

Carmen on 5th 

If you’re looking for local goods of all sorts, check out Carmen on 5th. This shop is known for its dynamic array of cute and creative gifts, but that’s not all. They also have plenty of clothing, jewelry, home decor, and locally-produced art. 

No matter what you need, head to Carmen on 5th and you’re sure to find something incredible.  

Just Good Juju 

Is handmade jewelry on your list? If so, Just Good Juju is waiting for you. This independently owned and operated small business is a Scottsdale staple. Their handmade jewelry designs are creative, fun, and utterly unique. 

Their malas, bracelets, and other specialty items make for the perfect thoughtful present. 

Order from Local Breweries 

Scottsdale is famous for its thriving beer brewing culture. Our community is bustling with active, local brewers – and they deserve a spot on your shopping list, too. If there’s a beer-lover in your life, delight them with a specially curated pack of locally-crafted beers. 

Check out Goldwater Brewing Co. or Fate Brewing Company to kick off your hunt for the perfect gift. 

High Jinks Apparel 

This apparel brand is native to Arizona and they’re fully stocked with trending, witty, and chic clothing. High Jinks Apparel is a great place to shop for teens and young adults. Visit their online shop to browse through their large collection. 

Super Chunk Sweets and Treats 

Looking for a truly sweet way to show your affection this Christmas? Super Chunk Sweets and Treats is the place to go. Who can deny a delicious treat during the holiday season? It’s a simple and thoughtful way to say that you care. 

Be sure to grab a bag of their homemade caramel corn! 

Diva Divine Boutique 

Dive Divine Boutique is a wonderful place to find women’s clothes, jewelry, and other presents. This local Scottsdale boutique carries all the latest and most trendy styles paired with timeless classics. This is perfect for shopping for the AZ fashionista in your life.

Leela Market

If you’re on the market for a locally-made, locally-themed present, Leela Market is perfect. This small business boutique is not only a community staple, but it’s known for its wide array of Scottsdale oriented products. Most of their goods are made by local artisans and artists, so it’s a seriously local shopping experience. 

Kitty Mark Boutique 

Kitty Mark Boutique is your destination for all things cute, adorable, and totally Scottsdale. This locally owned and operated small business is your best resource for trendy clothing, jewelry, headbands, and more. Right now, they’re even offering free shipping for all online orders over $100. 

Whether you choose to shop in person or online, check out this unique boutique. 

Four Peaks

On the market for locally produced natural beauty products? There’s one slightly unexpected place you should check out: Four Peaks. Yes, this is a brewery too. But besides the beer, they’re also famous for their amazing in-house crafted Beard Oil. 

You’ll also find other gifts perfect for the men in your life, including accessories and comfy t-shirts. 

Hamra Jewelers 

Nothing says luxury like Hamra Jewelers. This local luxury jeweler will provide shoppers with access to top of the line fine jewelry. Hamra carries leading brands such as Rolex and Tudor, but their entire collection is sure to make you swoon. 

Think Experiential: Not All Gifts Fit Under the Tree 

Not all gifts can come wrapped with a bow. 

Another great way to support local businesses and give amazing presents this year is to think experientially. Buying adesert-themed natural tour, or spending a day at one of Desert Mountain’s resorts are also amazing ways to celebrate the Scottsdale way. 

Happy holidays!