Buying Local: Holiday Gift Guide

By Staff

CATALYST invited our advertisers and Buy Local First Utah partners to submit ideas for gift-giving.

Food, Cooking Supplies & Tableware

Dinner Cooking Classes, including a complete dinner, recipes, and intimate instruction. $50. HomeCooks Culinary Adventures

A Whole Pound of Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans. $10. West Side Grind. 184 N 900 W. 232-2348

Small Steeper and Bag of Tea
$17.42. The Tea Grotto. 2030 S 900 E. 466-8255

Argentine Empanadas. Prepared according to order. Variety of fillings: beef, chicken, spinach, corn, cheese, lemon beef. $20 per dozen. Discounts 10-15% for 3 dozen or more. Argentina’s Best. 815-0690

Home-Brewing Starter Kit. Kit includes everything you need to get started. $27-38. The Beer Nut. 1200 S State. 531-8182.

giftguidemorganvalleylambRack of Lamb, Boneless Leg of Lamb, or Traditional Bone-in Leg of Lamb. Approx $30. Morgan Valley Lamb. 435-864-4997.

Home, Garden, Pets

Fragrance Lamp Ring. Unglazed porcelain ring warms to release scents. $12.95. Scentsations. 364-0168

Handmade Ceramic Mushrooms. Variety of sizes and colors. $10-$20. GardenArt. 466-5959

Hand Made Glass Ornaments. $10-$30. Artopia. 486-6175

Fresh Bay Leaf or Evergreen Wreaths. 11” diameter, decked out with all the trimmings. $30. TriFecTa Design, Inc. 403 N 300 W. 916-0205.

Foothill Drive. 364-0168.

Oreo’s Treat dog shampoo. Keep your dog’s skin moisturized and fur soft. Small Indulgences LLC. 532-0919

RoverWrap Pet Blankets. $9.50. 435-884-0713.

giftguidestainedglassStained Glass by Polly Plummer Mottonen. Select from studio pieces, commission your own original or give a gift certificate to your loved one to be used toward their own vision of color and light for their home. Home studio in Holladay, 801-688-7060.



Fashion, Clothing & Accessories

giftguideblackmountainGemstones of the World Necklace. Includes 48 gemstones from all over the world. $28. Black Mountain Gemstone Jewelry. 359-6262.
Ted Baker Classic Moccasins. Soles read ‘Tea Please’ and ‘I’m Busy,’ one phrase on each shoe. So when the gentleman is kickin’ back with his feet up, passersby will notice the message!. $75. Bastille at The Gateway. 456-0330

Princess Nightie. A gift for little girls. $20-$25. Karen’s Custom Fit & Pioneer Designs. 230-5758.

Cashmere Scarves. A huge assortment of colors of warm hues, plaids and bright pinks, turquoise and pinks. $20. Right At Home. 1370 S 2100 E. 583-7777.

Custom Handmade Beanies & Scarves. You pick the yarn. $30+. Soul Spun Yarn. 2343 E 3300 S. 746-5094.

Hand Painted Silk Scarves. $35-$45. Ogden artist Roberta Glidden. UTahArtistHands. 61 W 100 S. 355-0206.

Sustainability & Green Living

2kW Solar Panel System. $15,000 installed; huge state & federal tax credits. Green Building Center. 1952 E 2700 S. 484-6278.

Sustainably Grown Sheets & Towels. $25-$175. Green Building Center. 1952 E 2700 S. 484-6278.

100% Organic Cotton Tote Bags. Santa Tote (Large Bag): $13. Elf Tote (Small Bag) $10. Liberty Heights Fresh. 1100 E & 1300 S. 801.58.FRESH

Greenglass Glassware. Made from recycled bottles. $18-$39. Glass Roots Trading. David Lipschitz. 467-6223

Health & Beauty

The Stick. Self-massage therapy tool. $25-$40. Wasatch Running Center. 8946 S State. 566-8786

George Bush Toilet Paper. A quote on every sheet. $11. Free Speech Zone. 2144 S Highland Drive #130. 487-2295

Consultation with an Herbal Practitioner. Merry Lycett Harrison is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and has an extensive herbal pharmacy of preparations she makes from locally grown, wild and cultivated medicinal herbs. $60. Millcreek Herbs, LLC. 3191 S 3300 E, Ste. 255. 466-1632.

Pilates Classes. $12/individual, $100 for 10 classes. Streamline Pilates. 1948 S 1100 E. 474-1156.

Baby’s 1st Bath Bag. $15. Four Winds Healing Arts Center. Trolley Square, southeast corner. 521-8448

Eucalyptus & Mint Body Soak. $5.50-$19. Scentsations. 1316 S Foothill Drive. 364-0168.
Pole-Dancing Classes. $30/class. Couples Massage. $120/hr/person. Enchanted Garden. 274-3801. 4751 S Holladay Blvd.

Bed & Breakfast. Gift certificates for a stay at a lovely 105-year-old Victorian bed & breakfast. $104-$150. Anton Boxrud Bed & Breakfast Inn.

giftguideblueboutiqueKama Sutra Treasure Trove. Oil of Love, Pleasure Balm, and Honey Dust, packaged in decorative tin. Choose from Raspberry Kiss, Strawberries and Champagne, or Tangerines and Cream. $42. Blue Boutique.
1080 E 2100 S. 485-2072.

Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Wildlife

Winter Engineering Bubble Site Inclinometer. The 2D Bubble site inclinometer measures slope angle (key to evaluating avalanche hazard), includes crystal screen for examining snow crystals and more. $32. Wasatch Touring. 702 E 100 S. 359-9361.

TOGO Skates. Two premium-quality inline skate wheels in a compact, durable design that fits almost any shoe size. Strap on your Togo Skates and get rolling. Wheels light up as you roll. No batteries required. ($25 if you mention you saw it in CATALYST, even though this is not an advertisement!)

Books, Movies & Music

The Clueless George Presidential Library. Just in time for Christmas comes this three volume set of cartoon humor lampooning the current administration. All three Clueless George books: “Clueless George Goes to War,” “Clueless George is Watching You” and “Clueless George Takes on Liberals” in one boxed presidential library set. $23. Ken Sander’s Rare Books. 268 South 200 East.

Take Ten: Meditations for the Hurried Parent, by Robin Lynn Pratt. $12. Mill Creek Press. King’s English Bookshop. 1511 South 1500 East. 484-9100

Everything Else

Salt Lake Film Center membership. $25, $50, $100. 746-7000. 10 E. 400 S. #9

Learn to Knit or Crochet Classes. $25. Soul Spun Yarn. 2343 E 3300 S. 746-5094.

Redeslate Digital Camera Slate. Invented, assembled and packaged in Utah. Quick and reliable method of indexing digital images. $14-$20. Redeslate LLC. Pictureline Inc.
305 W 700 S. 364-1200.

This article was originally published on November 30, 2006.