Shopping fever is upon us, now that most of our favorite stores have reopened. If you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, going local is a great way to find unique gifts while supporting the artisans in our midst. We’ve got 15 ideas to help you get started, and hope you find a few goodies for yourself while you’re out and about.
Mother’s Day MarketFrida’s Garden
2800 North 16th Street
Frida’s Garden put together a creative shopping experience for Saturday, May 1, when you can explore works by local makers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market includes a continental breakfast, painting a personalized coffee mug, and a raffle for a $200 gift basket. Tickets start at $40.
Mama’s Makers MarketThe Shops at Town & Country
2021 East Camelback Road
Local Trade AZ is holding a free market featuring art, beauty products, decor, furniture, jewelry, and more. It’s happening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 8. The market will include several local artists as well as live musical performances.
Bunky Boutique1001 North Central Avenue
Find a fun assortment of apparel, jewelry, and home goods at this popular boutique that often features items with an Arizona twist. Hours at the new flagship store in Roosevelt Row are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Desert Crafted2809 North Seventh Avenue
Check out desert-sourced gifts, including home and office decor, clothing, and accessories. Our favorites include broad-brim hats, patterned textiles, essential oils, ceramics, and original artwork. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Frances10 West Camelback Road
Head to Frances if you’re looking for jewelry, fashion accessories, or home and office decor. Standouts include cocktail fixings, mom-themed trophies, candles with pop culture themes, and hair accessories. Stinkweeds is located just next door, in case you're also shopping for vinyl for the mom in your life. Frances hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
La Grande Orange4410 North 40th Street
La Grande Orange Grocery features an eclectic assortment of food goods, wine, and gift items. Our favorites include pet-theme clothing and tarot cards, scented soaps, and cookbooks. They’re open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every other day. As a plus, you can refuel with food or drinks while you’re there.
MADE Art Boutique922 North Fifth Street
Explore original art, home and office decor, apparel, and jewelry created by Arizona artists. Our favorites include embroidered works by owner and artist Cindy Dach, Phoenix-themed clothing, artist prints, and jewelry. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Phoenix Art Museum1625 North Central Avenue
The Museum Store is filled with decorative items, art-related books, puzzles, prints, and fashion accessories from jewelry to handbags. Standouts include Cosanti wind chimes, colorful scarves, cheerful kitchen wares, and tasteful office decor. Or check out their online Mother’s Day guide. Museum Store hours are Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Friday hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Phoenix General214 East Roosevelt Street
Check out a fun assortment of locally sourced jewelry, fashion, and home and office decor, or ask the shop to put together a gift box for you. The store also has an uptown Phoenix location. Downtown hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Practical Art5070 North Central Avenue
Look for diverse offerings by over 100 Arizona creatives, including home, office, and outdoor decor – as well as jewelry and original works of art. Head next door to For the People if you want to explore gifts with a design twist. Practical Art is currently doing shopping by appointment, and it’s easy to book a 30-minute time slot online. Curbside pickup hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Pueblo1025 Grand Avenue
Check out live plants, home and office decor, cactus-themed gifts, and gift wrap with plant-inspired designs. Our favorites include air plants, plant holders, botanical-themed decor, and large-scale houseplants. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Shemer Art Center5005 East Camelback Road
Head to Shemer Art Center in the Arcadia neighborhood if you’re shopping for someone who loves art. The gift shop is filled with small, affordable artworks ranging from jewelry to decorative ceramics made by both emerging and established artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art7374 East Second Street
The Shop@SMoCA offers works by local artists, jewelry, books, feminist-themed gifts, and home and office accessories. Pop across the courtyard to explore The Store at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, which carries fun gifts for pet lovers, artist-made jewelry, gift books, and a great selection of scarves. The Shop is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.
The Hive2222 North 16th Street
The Hive recently reopened and is finishing up several renovations that have given it a completely new look. The creative space is home to more than 10 small businesses, where you can find vintage fashion, handmade jewelry, and original works of art. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
The Paper Place4130 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale
The Paper Place is filled with charming gifts for pet lovers, travelers, home cooks, and more. It’s a fun place to find classy office décor, pens, decorative objects, handbags, and jewelry. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
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