16 Unique Utah Born Gifts

‘Tis the season to give, and to support our local retailers. To spark your holiday gift giving creativity (while keeping it local), we have curated a list of Unique Utah Gifts that is decidedly impressive (we make cool things here) and Utah-born.

For the Foodie

unique utah gifts1. Bitters Lab, Fig & Walnut, $22 — This seasonal small-batch flavor has notes of honey and butterscotch and a creamy nutty finish. Try with holiday whiskey-and-gin-based cocktails. Available at the new Trolley Square storefront and www.bitterslab.com.


unique utah gifts2. Waterpocket, Snow Angel, $26 — Snow Angel is a kummel, or a sweetened caraway cordial. Its hints of fennel, coriander and peppermint make it perfect for holiday sipping or paired with cranberry or tangerine for a festive cocktail. www.waterpocket.co


unique utah gifts3. Beehive Distilling, Barrel Reserve Gin $39 A pleasant surprise for whiskey-lovers, the Barrel Reserve is a smokey, barrel aged gin with piney notes of juniper combined with a vanilla finish. Keep it simple over ice, or in a classic Old Fashioned before the guests arrive. www.beehivedistilling.com


unique utah gifts4. Ritual Chocolate, 9-Piece Truffle Box $22 — Can’t decide on a favorite? Thankfully, you don’t have to with Ritual’s 9-piece Truffle Box. Each truffle is made in-house, and this assortment has a beautifully creative range—from Blood Orange to Coconut Guava. www.ritualchocolate.com

For the Fashionista

Unique Utah Gifts5. Gigi Pip, Emery Knit Beanie, $28 — Comfy meets an unapologetic red pom pom for the “go to beanie” of the season. The Emery Knit won’t disappoint and is ready to party. www.gigipip.com 



Unique Utah Gifts6. Olive & Cocoa Outlet, Perfect Tree Pajama, $64 — Cotton is king and comfort always reigns supreme with these 100% cotton PJ’s. WARNING: You may find more gift ideas than you need at the new Olive & Cocoa Outlet – located at Trolley Square. www.oliveandcocoa.com


Unique Utah Gifts7. Uintah Standard, The Maxwell, $132 —Bound to be the highlight to your legging collection, The Maxwell is made from Uintah’s Scuba fabric. Wear this to workout or throw on a leather jacket and booties for nightime. The Maxwell features the look of neoprene, and the performance of spandex. www.uintahstandard.com


unique Utah gifts8. ALKIMME, Elixir $80 — Utah’s dry climate takes a toll on the skin, and AlkimMe’s Elixir is the antidote. This handmade, lush facial oil transforms skin from dry to radiant and dewy. www.alkimme.com



Unique Utah Gifts9. Be Light Candle Co, Grapefruit and Mint Candle $25 — The gift that gives back. 15% of each sale goes to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Each candle is handmade with 100% non-gmo soy wax, non-toxic essential oils and repurposed glassware. etsy.com/shop/belightcandleco

For the Hipster

Unique Utah Gifts10. Publik Coffee Roasters, Coffee, $14, Granola, $11, Travel Mug, $28 — A well-rounded gift set for the coffee-lover with standards. Granola is made in house, coffee roasted on West Temple and the new Kanteen design will make anyone feel cool. www.publikcoffee.com


Unique Utah Gifts

11. Creek Tea, Children Books, $15 — Those planting the seed of reading for a young loved one will find more than enough thoughtful options at Creek Tea. Several are even penned by Utah authors. www.creektea.com


Unique Utah Gifts12. Thyme & Place, Haws Mister $32 – For the plant lover in your life. This iconic mister is made in the UK and is as stylish as it is useful. www.thymeandplaceslc.com  



The Big-Ticket 

Unique Utah Gifts13. Gypsy Mountain Skulls at Root’d, Handmade Cow Skull, $1,400  — Artist Allison Badell creates bold statements with each piece, using nature as her canvas. Peruse the gallery at Root’d for the right fit, or commission custom work. www.rootdhome.com


Unique Utah Gifts14. New West Knife Works, Teton Samurai Set, $538 — Don’t skimp on the chef you love. This set covers all the basics and will turn heads with its bold design. Each are Japanese-inspired blade shapes – the Santoku and the Petty. New West just opened a new shop on Main Street in Park City so you can test the merchandise and all knives come with a lifetime guarantee. www.newwestknifeworks.com 

Unique Utah Gifts15. Pallas Snowboards, Zeitgiest, $900 — Locally designed, this women-specific mini-swallowtail design can be made as a snowboard or splitboard. The Zeitgeist will get you up and down the mountain with less back leg fatigue, more float in powder, and more stability on corduroy. Certain Pallas models are built-to-order, so allow a few weeks for delivery. pallassnowboards.com

Unique Utah Gifts16. Mabo Clothier, Lizzie Fortunato Seaside Studs, $230 — These mother-of-pearl, natural coral and amazonite semi-precious stones by Lizzie Fortunato will make that special someone feel truly special. www.mabokids.com


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Marcie Young Cancio & Jeremy Pugh
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