Best Gift Shop 2014 | Design Lab | Shopping & Services | Phoenix

There's just one problem with Design Lab: We want all of it. The Mesa shop stocks everything from delicate apothecary jars and industrial lettering to plush accent pillows and seasonal decorations. With all those odds and ends, it's the perfect spot to load up on go-to gifts like candles, novelty knickknacks, and picture frames (yes, grab a few journals and maybe a lamp for you, while you're at it), greeting cards, and twine to wrap it all up with. You'll be set on birthdays and thank-yous for months to come, and that's well worth the trek to Mesa.

Unless you're a teenager with nothing better to do or a pyromaniac with money to burn, heading to the mall can be a chore. But heading to Scottsdale Fashion Square is anything but. With world-class stores at a variety of price points, shoppers can splurge at Barneys New York and Neiman Marcus, go fashion-forward and budget-friendly at Madewell and Zara (yes, we have a Zara!), and daydream at Tiffany and Prada. Add in a trip to Sur La Table and audio indulgences at Bang & Olufsen, and you're looking at a fairly full day.

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