The Sedona Holiday Gift Guide
Escape the modern-day shopping frenzy of the big city for quaint boutiques, unique gifts and holiday wonderment in the one and only city of Sedona. Only 90 minutes from Phoenix, Sedona is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city around the holidays. Not only will you enjoy a relaxing visit, the array of galleries and specialty shops will give you the opportunity to find a unique gift for family and friends.
For a limited time, L’Auberge de Sedona is offering 25% off cottages with our “Presence Before Presents” package. Come up to Sedona and finish your holiday shopping while you relax and unwind in pure, creekside luxury. Package also includes two signature cocktails at Etch Kitchen & Bar and a custom blended soak or scrub from L’Apothecary Spa. What a way to kick off the holidays!
In our 2016 Sedona Holiday Gift Guide, we’re giving you 12 gift ideas that will help you find something for everyone on your list, from Fido to Grandma.
The 12 Gifts of Sedona
For The Outdoorsy One:
There are two great outfitters in Sedona for the trailblazers and mountain bikers on your list. The Hike House offers all the elements that bring the hiking experience to life: grab some great hiking footwear, gear, on and off trail apparel, and information on the countless hikes for various levels throughout Sedona. Their Sedona Trail Finder helps you map out the idyllic route, and you can grab trail guides and maps too. Be sure and grab your outdoorsy one a famous Hike House cookie from the Energy Café – just be sure to grab yourself one too! For the bikers on your list, Over the Edge is your one-stop bike shop that offers mountain bike rentals, sales, service, and fun. They even stock parts and service all kinds of bikes.
For the Chef:
There is a new olive oil store in Uptown Sedona, 2 doors down from 89Agave, named Sedona Devine Olive Oils & Vinegars. They don’t have a website yet, but all we hear is positive feedback on the quality oils and vinegars they carry. When you stop by be sure to try the local favorites: Blood Orange Olive Oil, which is very versatile and often used on fish, seafood, chicken, summer salads and baking, and Tuscan Herb Blend Olive Oil, delicious as a bread dip, pasta and salad dressings to marinade and vinaigrettes. For those that like to try out something unique, taste the Espresso Balsamic Vinegar. It makes a fantastic glaze or BBQ base for pork, beef or chicken. This vinegar even tastes great over ice cream!
For the Pet:
Find something for the furry friend in your life at Whisker’s Barkery, a locally owned and operated pet boutique that carries every type of product available to keep your pets happy, healthy and entertained for hours! It’s the ultimate toy and treat store for dogs and cats, so you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your four-legged friend.
The Hummingbird House is a quaint gift store offering unique, artistic finds in a beautiful setting. There are two locations to choose from, and each has a wonderful selection of bath and body products, baby items, patio and garden décor and specialty home gifts. Be sure to give yourself ample time to look around, there are treasures in every corner…they have a few gag gifts on hand too if you have a white elephant gift exchange.
For someone who needs a vacation:
There is no better present than the gift of an experience. For the person on your list that just needs to escape, unwind, reconnect and relax, a L’Auberge Gift Card is the perfect solution. Available to use towards rooms, dining and spa, the gift card is not only experiential but will create lasting memories.
For the Crafty One:
For the crafty quilter on your list, The Quilter’s Store is a Sedona treasure. Be sure to look through their Sedona Exclusive fabrics, a must for any quilter looking for a unique cut. They also carry a row by row kit featuring Cathedral Rock, designed by a local artist! Remember your West Fork hike or the Sedona Sunset while wrapped up in a homemade quilt.
For the Sweet Tooth:
Chances are, you know a sweet tooth in the family! The Sedona Fudge Company is an Uptown Sedona landmark, the smell alone will bring you to their front window as you watch the experts roll out the fudge all day long.
For someone who needs to unwind:
The Red Velvet Scrub from L’Apothecary Spa has been created for the winter season with a combination of rose petals, rose hips, cardamom and nutmeg. The essence of Rose Hips and Rose Petals promote healing and nurturing while Nutmeg and Cardamom calms the mind. Enjoy its warm embrace with this lovely winter blend.
As we continue our Red Velvet theme throughout the winter at L’Auberge, try our Red Velvet Martini at Etch Kitchen & Bar.
Red Velvet Martini
- 2 Ounces Cake Flavored Vodka
- 1 Ounce Crème de Cacao
- ½ Ounce Vanilla Flavored Vodka
- ½ Ounce whipped Flavored Codka
- ¼ Ounce Aperol
- ½ Ounce Grenadine
- ¼ teaspoon of powdered Sugar
For the Art Lover:
Goldenstein Gallery is a laid-back gallery featuring rotating art exhibits and an outdoor sculpture garden. You will forget time browsing this gallery. From handcrafted bottle stoppers and corkscrews to Sandy Terry Handcrafted Mugs and handmade jewelry, you will certainly find something for the art lover on your list. You may even want to treat yourself to a beautiful art piece created by local artists and savor the memories created in Sedona.
For the kids:
Tlaquepaque Toy Town is a specialty toy store featuring educational products, USA made products, as well as arts and crafts and science kits. But their main focus…fun! They’re selection of toys makes it easy to shop for all the kiddos on your list, and have fun while you do it. Their location in Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village allows you to find other wonderful shops along the way. Be sure to treat yourself to a cupcake at Sedona Cake Couture while you shop.
For the Wine Lover:
The wine lovers in your circle will be floored when they find out the wine you brought them is from Arizona! An up and coming wine region, Sedona wines are on par with a bottle of wine from Page Springs Cellars. Make a day trip out to the wineries in Page Springs and bring back a bottle or two as gifts (something for yourself too!), or take a bottle home from the L’Auberge special collection.
For the one who wants something quintessentially Sedona:
Bring that Red Dirt glow anywhere around the world! The Red Dirt shirt, is dyed with none other than the red dirt found in the Southwest and is a one of a kind garment with the soft feel of velvet and the look of fine cognac. Just like your favorite pair of jeans, the rich suede color of this shirt will gradually fade … to a beautiful buckskin color. These shirts are screen printed and embroidered with designs inspired by the Native American heritage and the Old West tradition of the Southwest.
No matter who you are shopping for, you are sure to find a unique and beautiful gift for that special someone in Sedona. Make a trip of it and stay at L’Auberge – centrally-located near Uptown Sedona – and enjoy complimentary transportation to shops and galleries.
Posted: December 14, 2016
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