November 1, 2018
6 Options for Unique Holiday Gifts
Holiday shopping can be exciting, unless you’ve got a hard-to-please loved one on your list. Good news, Prescott area shops offer many items you won’t find anywhere else that are as eclectic and charming as Prescott itself. We’ve suggested a few stores that contain offbeat gift items and a chance to experience the local atmosphere of the Prescott area. With offerings from tree ornaments to books to collector guitars, you might decide it’s time to do some shopping in and around Prescott.
Featuring exceptional contemporary fine art and craft, Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery remains “home” to over 70+ artists – many of whom are from the Prescott area. Offering some of the most unusual and intriguing artwork in the country, Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery is clearly a “must see” for all art lovers visiting the southwest.
156B South Montezuma Street, Prescott.
This boutique is a family owned and operated boutique in historic downtown Prescott offering a unique blend of gifts, jewelry and accessories, baby apparel, children’s toys, and other handmade goods that encourage coming together with friends and family. It’s just the place to find that special gift for your favorite family member or friend. Location: 101 E. Gurley St., Prescott.
For the music lover on your list, visit Gray Dog Guitars to peruse their wide variety of guitars and music products. You might be treated to a “Gray Dog Session” with local musicians. They state on their website that, “We believe that music is a fundamental part of life. We believe in Prescott as a musical destination and community.”
141 N. Cortez St. Prescott
Christmas in Prescott is now an online store after the closure of the physical store in Prescott a few years ago. This gives the owner the ability to semi-retire (at 75 years old), who plans to run the website for years to come. The store offers many unique holiday ornaments, including mouth-blown Egyptian glass ornaments such as mini-teapots, lighthouses, camels and hummingbirds, to name a few. You can find pirate, treasure chest, skeleton head, polar bear and penguin ornaments. You name it, they’ve got it!
You can also create a Wish List to easily share with others or post on your social media pages.
The Peregrine Book Company is Prescott’s largest independently owned bookstore and just the place to find the perfect gift for the book lover on your list. They carry a wide selection of new and used books, as well as stuffed animals, green toys, innovative games, handmade cards and indie magazines. They also host national, regional and local authors and poets. 219A North Cortez, Prescott.
The Mooey Christmas & Udder Things Christmas Store has more than 1,000 items to choose from. Located under the Mine Museum in Jerome, about an hour from Talking Rock, the shop is hidden downstairs with the entrance on Jerome Ave. You’ll find music boxes and themed trees, including a cow tree, a beach tree, a snowman tree and a hippy tree.
Location: 11 Jerome Ave, Jerome, AZ, about an hour from Talking Rock.
Take the time this weekend to go explore the shopping options around Talking Rock!
Thirty minutes outside of downtown Prescott, Talking Rock is private, guard-gated master-planned community offering a variety of home sites including custom builds, on the golf course, two to 10-acre lots, and read- to-move- in options. Visit Talking Rock. https://talkingrockaz.com/