I love to support local so this year I’d love to share with you my 2019 Local Arizona Holiday Gift Guide. I’ve met some amazing local vendors, artisans and doctors over the years. Here is a list of the top 5 items that I love!
First of all, let’s talk food. I’m a total foodie and if it’s food that is lovingly made and created right here in Arizona, count me in! I recently discovered Audrey’s Chia Cookies and I absolutely fell in love with the flavor and quality. Chia seeds are an amazing super food and these cookies contain plenty along with some great flavors like peanut butter, almond, chocolate chip and my personal favorite – lemon. they are all natural and contain zero GMO’s.
You can find Audey’s Chia Cookies at Sprout’s, AJ’s, Whole Foods, Fry’s, Amazon and at several independent stores.
I love getting facials and taking care of my skin. One of my favorite skincare lines, Dermatologist’s Choice was founded, formulated and tested by Dr. B, an AZ award-winning dermatologist. The products I use the most include the Purifying Facial Toner with Glycolic Acid (AHA), the Deep Cleansing Facial Mask with Glycolic (AHA), Lactic (AHA) & Salicylic Acid (BHA). Also, the Ultra Anti-Aging Cream is amazing to use once a week and it contains active, potent non-neutralized glycolic (AHA) My skin has honestly never been healthier!
These great skin care products can be purchased at www.dermchoice.com and be sure to use code DC15 to receive 15% off at checkout.
Let’s talk personal fragrances. I love musky and sweet scents. Nothing too overpowering or strong, though. I recently discovered Ilsa Fragrances. She only has two fragrances but they are both perfect.
Infinite No 1 definitely fits the bill for musky with the following notes: Bergamot. Jasmine. Ylang Ylang. Cedarwood. Sandalwood. Patchouli. Amber.
Infinite No 2 is the fragrance I wear when I want something a little sweeter: Sweet Bergamot. Pink Grapefruit. Sheer Mandarin. Liquid Amber. Dried Tea Leaves. Soft Suede.
You can purchase holiday gift sets at ilsafragrances.com and a portion of all proceeds go the charity, Girls on the run!
Now on to home fragrances! I’m always very wary about the candles that I burn in my home that’s why I choose the candles from Vim + Vigor. They are handcrafted natural soy wax candles, scented with top of the line fragrance oils + poured in 100% pure copper containers. When the candles have completely burned down, you can reuse the copper container.
Vim + Vigor can create personalized gifts or corporate gifts with logos. Just checkout the candle they made for the blog up above ⬆⬆⬆ And be sure to keep an eye out because we are going to have a giveaway for that adorable candle! Vim + Vigor candles can be found at many gift shops and boutiques throughout Arizona or on their website.
Last but not least is home decor. One of the hottest decorating trends right now is gnomes. They can be changed up all season long so they’re not just for Christmas! My friend Natalie makes the cutest gnomes and they are all handmade with the best fabrics and materials. She also takes special orders. You should checkout her hockey gnomes, they even wear ice skates!
You can find these gnomes from Goebig and Go Home at craft shows all year long, at Downeast Home Stores in Peoria & Phoenix and also on Etsy!