I know you haven’t finished digesting your turkey yet. But that’s not what matters. What matters is that it is finally, officially time to SHOP! Holiday gifts await you, and we have your shopping local guide, right here.
Our friends at Local First are celebrating Buy Local week tomorrow through December 3. They want you to spend 10 minutes learning about local, share it with 10 people and then spend just a measly 10 percent of your holiday budget locally.
Shopping local makes a difference for the world around us. Support the local shops that make our town cool. Buy from an artist or crafter so they can go buy more supplies and continue making work. But I think the best reason was explained to me by my friend Adam:
This year I’m prepping for my first Christmas as a married man,” says Adam Bramwell, local shopper. “For Mother’s Day, my wife and I visited three local shops one morning and it was super fun, a great experience. The Mother’s Day gift went over huge and so I’m hoping to gain brownie points by buying my wife a unique Christmas gift from a local shop.
Adam’s reason for shopping local: be unique, give something unforgettable and have fun.
And now we are going to make it easy for you. Here is a list of upcoming fun holiday boutiques where you can get your Santa on in a holly jolly local way:BB
Holiday Open House
November 26, 27 and Dec 4 2010
Come visit your favorite artists along Spring City’s Historic Main Street
Joe Bennion, Spring City Arts Gallery and Sophie’s Black Sheep Gallery
Holiday Trunk Show
November 27th 1pm-5pm
312 N. Chicago St (940 West)
Salt Lake City, UT
The craft event is moving back to its homeland at the Women’s Art Center, where our niece got married in August. It’s so cute.
Thursday, December 2 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m
Friday, December 3, 10 am to 10 pm
Saturday, December 4. 10 am to 8 pm
Get more deets at http://www.beehivebazaar.com
Look for crafts from our friends Carrie Poulsen, Sonya Evans, Suzanne Clements, Dallas Russell and Todd’s beloved sister, Tonya Vistaunet!
Craft Sabbath Holiday Boutiques
December 5 and 12
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Main Library Downtown
Santa will pop in. Local artist will have everything from jewelry to soap. Two refugee families will join with their wares. And artduh.com will be there vending, too!
Mindy Mae’s Market-
December 10th & 11th
Destination Homes Pleasant Fields Model
1375 west Pleaseant View Drive
Pleasant View, UT 84404
The People’s Market Holiday Boutique at Trolley Square.
December 11 and 19
Noon to 8 p.m.
They have chocolate and a food stamps program, both!
And now for my list of my fav shops you should visit for holiday shopping, after you craft it up at these boutiques: SL Citizen, Uptown Cheapskate, Miscy’s Boutique, Q Clothing, Slowtrain, Signed and Numbered and Dr. Volz’s Comics. And if you’re up for a bit of a road trip, please go see our friend Joe Bennion in Spring City. His pottery is my fav!
A few cute gift ideas: