Gift Ideas from Sedona Verde Valley
Gift Ideas from Sedona Verde ValleyWhile Sedona is known for its spectacular views, adventure, and cuisine, visitors should take some time to admire the area’s unique shopping opportunities. Sedona is full of artists and artisans, boutiques, and specialty shops. Every season brings new festivals and open-studio events for art enthusiasts. There are fine art galleries, jewelry retailers, breweries, and wineries that offer great gifts for every type of traveler. Native American crafts and precious gemstones make this shopping destination a one-of-a-kind.
A performance at the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, by Michelle ConwaySedona has five major areas for shopping, located in different spots among Sedona Verde Valley. Although some of these are contemporary shopping centers, we recommend the following centers if you’re looking to support local businesses.
Uptown Sedona has everything from candied apples, flags and cowboy shops — alongside upscale art galleries. Established Native American jewelry shops with ties to artisan families on nearby Indian reservations are among newer art galleries and souvenir shops around the center.
For those wanting to buy something more traditional, the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village is a thirty-year-old center known as the art and soul of Sedona. Tlaquepaque is a Spanish Colonial-style village with more than 40 shops, where there’s handmade clothing, jewelry, and art.
The Hwy 170 corridor is known as the gallery district among locals, and includes Hillside and Hozho. Hozho has sculptures along the outside of the center, and colonial building is home to three galleries featuring bronzes, sculptures, and ceramics by local artists. For hiking enthusiasts, Hozho also features Hike House, an upscale outdoor gear store offering hiking apparel, Sedona trail services, and hiking tours.
Hillside Sedona sits high above the canyons, offering stunning views of the Red Rocks. There are three levels of galleries, and stores carrying home décor, jewelry and clothing by local artisans. Specialty shops offer home décor made of local stone, fine rugs, minerals, fossils and crystals from around the world.
Gift IdeasThere are great stops for popular made-in-Sedona gifts. The Sedona Arts Center gift store sells local artisanal products, while the Sedona Heritage Museum Shop sells historical and symbolic merchandise from around the area. Sedona products around town include candles, soaps, cactus jellies, body and facial goods, custom-made Western boots, as well as jewelry. The Arizona Trading Post is an eclectic collection of Arizona gifts and souvenirs to remember your trip to Arizona’s Verde Valley.
Verde Valley Farmers Market – The Verde Valley Farmers Market is the oldest and largest old-fashioned market in the area. It usually runs from June to October, and specializes in homegrown produce from local vendors.
Sedona Olde Time Photos – If you’re looking to make memories, Sedona Olde Time Photos will help you capture one. Dress in an old-fashioned outfit worn in Sedona back in the day and enjoy your printed pictures in just minutes.
Ruby Road Resale – If you’re looking to shop vintage, make sure not to miss the Ruby Road Resale. There’s a mix of antique treasures, shabby chic furniture pieces, as well as over 60 dealers and shops. But be patient, as these shop have hidden treasures throughout their stores.
Charlotte’s Gourmet Fudge – Charlotte’s isn’t just your ordinary fudge, it’s pretty unique and includes combinations you wouldn’t think of mixing together. Their fudge is mixed with deli ingredients, and has flavors including salmon and mustard, bacon chocolate pine nut, salami and ginger, parmigiana pistachio, and blue cheese and pecan.
Ramsey’s Rocks and Minerals – For those wanting to take some healing power back home, Ramsey’s is one of the longest running businesses in the Sedona region. They specialize in local minerals and unique jewelry designed and made by local artists. They even offer educational workshops and crystal stone therapy, along with meditation.
Pawz on Main – Pawz On Main is a unique pet store located in Old Town with a large selection of products for your pet. You’ll find organic treats for your best friend.
Old World Guns – This part museum, part gun store specializes in antique firearms. Whether you are looking for something from the days of America’s Wild West or a vintage firearm, Old World Guns has it all.