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Kite-flying is fun for kids and children-at-heart with the Sailing Ship Kite. Handmade in Bali, this colorful vessel will keep youngsters entertained while remaining sophisticated enough for adult aficionados. When not in use, it can be suspended from the ceiling like a mobile. 27″H by 22″W. $40 (

The eye-catching watercolor art on the Herb Pot Set is sure to brighten any windowsill or patio. Made of sustainable bamboo composite, it features three pots—for growing thyme, basil and oregano—and a water-collection tray. Seeds/plants not included. 3.75″H by 11.25″W. $22.50 (

Inspired by the influential art movement, the 500-piece Bauhaus Puzzle will delight and challenge all generations with its minimalist design and simple color palette. It’s a perfect indoor pastime for a cold winter day. 18″ square. $26 (

Fulfill little ones’ “something to read” gift needs with these hardcover Arizona-themed books brimming with colorful illustrations of local landmarks and attractions. Parents will enjoy sharing them with their kids on Christmas Eve. $10-$13 (

Banish those naughty negative vibes this holiday season with Smokeless Smudge. Charged with a blend of sustainably sourced white sage and sacred palo santo, this refreshing spray instantly cleanses your surroundings. 8 fluid ounces. $35 (

With its subtle floral notes, the Cactus Flower candle will quickly become a favorite. When finished, its ceramic holder, adorned with cheerful saguaros, can transform into a container for succulents and other desert greens. Perfect for friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. 23 ounces. $46 (

Made in Phoenix, Charlie’s Doggie Bag dog treats will have Buddy begging for more. These all-natural chicken jerky strips have no preservatives, chemicals additives or fillers. In fact, they’re so good, they’re even safe for humans. Soft and crunchy, they’re great for dogs of every age and size. 5 ounces. $15 (

She’ll nap like a movie star in these flirtatious and fluffy faux fur eye masks. Available in a variety of colors, ranging from glam leopard print to snowy white, she’ll want to take them wherever she goes for restful relaxation. $30 (

No holiday party is complete without a cheese tray, and this star-shaped marble and acacia cheeseboard will light the way to the laguiole, longhorn and L’Aveyronnaise. 11″ in diameter. $33 (

The Umbra Shift Hoop Magazine Rack offers a minimalist way to display favorite magazines and record albums. Its circular frame, constructed of faceted rods that are welded together, makes it easy to pick up and move. Also available in pink. 13.8″ in diameter by 8.4″ deep. $50 (

Delight the fashionista who foregoes dainty jewelry in favor of bold statement pieces. Handcrafted in Marrakech, the faux amber bead necklace is anything but subtle. Strung on a jet-black strand, lustrous disks of ascending size bring an international flair to any ensemble. 14″L; center bead is 2.5″ in diameter. $36 (

Join Rosa in this delightful alphabet book for emerging readers and find all the pictures, using both Spanish and English words. Written by Arizona author Nancy Rivest Green and illustrated by Scottsdale-based painter Paige Poppe “Rosa Gets It Right” is a charming way to introduce children to reading and a second language. $12 (

Hand-painted using a wax-resistant technique similar to batik, Scottsdale ceramic artist Jim Sudal’s etched hummingbird vase (7″H by 4″ in diameter) and agave bloom bud vase (7″H by 2″ in diameter) radiate a Southwestern vibe in shimmering turquoise-colored stoneware. $35-$45 (

Celebrate Sonoran style with the polished chrome Spike Corkscrew. With easy-grip saguaro-shaped arms, it can cut the foil found on wine bottles, uncork wine and pop off bottle caps, all while looking good. $20 (

Beautify your next garden party with a selection of Snack Plates. Featuring colorful paintings of flowers and hummingbirds by Oregon wildlife artist Dean Crouser, these stoneware plates are worthy of display when they’re not holding snacks, appetizers or desserts. 7″ square. $19 (

Beautify your next garden party with a selection of Snack Plates. Featuring colorful paintings of flowers and hummingbirds by Oregon wildlife artist Dean Crouser, these stoneware plates are worthy of display when they’re not holding snacks, appetizers or desserts. 7″ square. $19 (

Beautify your next garden party with a selection of Snack Plates. Featuring colorful paintings of flowers and hummingbirds by Oregon wildlife artist Dean Crouser, these stoneware plates are worthy of display when they’re not holding snacks, appetizers or desserts. 7″ square. $19 (

Giving someone special flowers this year? Forgo the basic glass vessel for a funky yet functional Expandable Vase in a variety of colors and designs. Made of thin polymers, it will never chip, break or fade. When not in use, it can be stored flat in a drawer or on a bookshelf. 10″H by 6.25″W. $9 (

Forged of wrought iron by Flagstaff blacksmith Cathi Borthwick, the lizard hook is both decorative and functional. Use it indoors or out to hang towels, hats, planters and much more. 9″L by 2″W by 1.5″D. $45 (

Store fresh garlic in style with the handmade Garlic Keep by Phoenix ceramist Katheryn Sins. 6″H by 4.5″ in diameter. $40 (

Add color to your yard or neighborhood with easy-to-grow Native Southwest Wildflower Seed Bombs. Each pouch contains five bombs filled with 16 types of desert-friendly blooming plants that will attract butterflies, birds and other pollinators. It’s the perfect stocking-stuffer. $9 (

Mesa woodworker and luthier Jon Miller brings the sounds of Africa to Arizona with his handmade kalimbas, also known as thumb pianos. Crafted of poplar with brass accents and steel tines, this functional percussion instrument measures 7″ square by 2″D. $50 (

The One Love bracelet from Scottsdale-based Giving Bracelets reminds us that we are all one. Handcrafted from soft lamb leather, it features an antique brass ring and matching rivets. Fits any wrist 6″ to 8″ in diameter. A portion of proceeds goes to CASA For Children, which helps abused and neglected kids. $39 (

Busy moms will fall in love with Magnetic Me footies. Time-saving magnetic fasteners and no over-the-head-design ensure that baby will be dressed quickly and without a struggle. Made of 100 percent cotton. Sizes range from newborn to 24 months. $40 (

Based on an optometrist’s indispensable tool, the AZ Eye Chart print by Phoenix-based Constructed Matter, flips the script by adding touches of the state we hold so close. Screen printed on French paper. 24″H by 15″W. $49 (

Crafted in Tucson, the Olive Oil Dipping Dish by HF Coors was inspired by the terraced hills of Umbria, Italy. When filled, there is a gradation of hues in the olive oil—a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Add some balsamic vinegar to form a small pool in the base of the dish. 4.75″ in diameter. $25 (

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Little Red Collar offers canine couture that makes a difference. For every collar or leash purchased, the company, founded by Paradise Valley resident Sophia Little, donates one to a shelter dog waiting for his or her new home. Leash is 4’L. $25 each. (

Elevate any dish with unrefined kosher salt flavored with the finest chiles from Hatch, New Mexico. Perfect for a cocktail rim, grilled meat, roasted veggies and eggs; as a dry rub; or even sprinkled on popcorn. Made by Tucson-based Desert Provisions, it is available in mild green and hot red. 3.4 ounces. $12 (

Make a statement with Desert Tones pins by Sedona-based artist Jan Cooper. Rainbow-hued frogs, lizards and other reptiles are handcrafted of variegated ribbons and embellished with crystals, stones and other shiny and sparkly doodads. No two are alike. 2.5″-6″L. $25-$30. (

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While the kids are opening presents, Mom and Dad can enjoy a Christmas morning pick-me-up with a cup of seasonal Festivus blend from Phoenix-based Press Coffee. A mix of Ethiopian and Brazilian coffees, it’s ideal for the bean aficionado on your gift list. 12 ounces. $17 (

The perfect hostess gift, the Share Platter brings joy and fellowship wherever it goes. Fill it up and pass it on, and it “carries love from home to home.” 14″ in diameter. $42 (

Foster your kids’ connection to State 48 with the “I Love AZ” coffee table puzzle. Large pieces are easy to place by even the tiniest of hands. Handmade in the USA of Baltic birch wood. 9″ square. $30 (

Measuring a petite 7/16″L by 3/8″W, the sterling silver Sugar Skull Charm celebrates the Mexican belief that by keeping memories of loved ones alive, they will live forever. Wear it on a chain as a delicate necklace or pair it with other charms on a colorful rope bracelet. $35 (


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