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Gifts Under $500

Every Western man needs a pair of quality boots, and Phoenix artisan David Espinoza handcrafts footwear that will please even the pickiest of cowpokes. Choose from his assortment of in-stock designs, such as these seasonally suitable Red and Black Calfskin boots, or splurge on a custom-made pair that will last a lifetime. Starting at $399. (

The Gifts Their Hearts Desire…

Whether his style trends toward Wrangler or Brooks Brothers, a handmade sterling silver belt buckle will complement any outfit. This intricate piece by J.O. White (Navajo) features a coral cabochon. 2″H by 3″W. $498 (

Ideal for students—or anyone on-the-go—the Intuitive Back Pack from Soul Carrier offers a chic, hands-free way to carry books and everyday items. Available in cowhide or black leather. 15″H by 10.5″W by 6″D. $385 (

Hoverboards and scooters come and go, but a shiny new bike is one of Santa’s most requested gifts. Inspired by vintage bicycles for adults, the Banwood Classic features a faux leather saddle and grips, 16-inch tires, training wheels and a detachable wicker basket. Suitable for children ages 4-7. $349 (

This handcrafted, illuminated steel movie poster marquee will transform any family room, home theater or man cave into a cinephile’s dream. Available in gold, red or black to fit every decor. 42″H by 30″W. $464 (

Jonathan Adler’s Brass Bird Menorah puts an avian twist on a Hannukah classic. Candles sold separately. 11.75″H by 11″W by 4.5″D. $400 (

Step out in style in Becki Coakley’s sexy, strappy Tanaia bootie/sandal hybrid. Crafted in Italy of luxurious baby kid leather, these statement-making fuchsia 4-inch stilettos add a punch of color to her favorite little black dress. $425 (

Every young princess deserves to be pampered, so surprise her and four of her closest friends with a mobile spa party. Mini mani-pedis, spa facials and makeup applications will make her feel like royalty. Ages 3-14. $350 (

The House of Miniature dollhouse merges storybook whimsy with modern Scandinavian design. Four spacious rooms offer luxury living for a family of Maileg mice and bunnies. Furniture and accessories available separately. 31.5″H by 28.3″W by 15.75″D. $298 (

For the coffee connoisseur, Kinto’s industrial-style dark walnut and brass pour-over brew set is a chic alternative to traditional drip makers. Pair it with a Kinto kettle for the ultimate caffeine experience. $315/both. (

Hover Box Element

Phoenix-based designer Sage Aubrey’s Mini Luna handbag in vibrant Poppy updates the iconic red purse with a fun, fashionable geometric design. Crafted in Florence, Italy, of high-quality calf leather, it goes from desk to dinner with powerful panache. 9.75″H by 11″W. $495 (

This trio of candlesticks with handmade gem-shaped ceramic bases and brass tapers are sure to become a family keepsake that will grace each year’s holiday table. 7″, 11″ and 15″H by 5” in diameter. $475 (

Give the gift of experience. Mesa Arts Center offers a range of two-day classes for budding creatives, including Silkscreen Printmaking and Poster Art, taught by Phoenix illustrator Jon Arvizu. $250 (

Ceramist Jim Sudal offers a fresh take on his signature agave mofit with this decorative shallow bowl rendered in black stoneware clay with a silver glaze. Each piece is handthrown and signed and dated on the bottom. 18″ in diameter. $350 (

Handmade by artisans in Italy, the Pewter Cocktail Shaker by Match adds timeless elegance to a home bar. 8.3″H by 4″ in diameter. $375 (

The beauty of the Sonoran cacti is rendered in vivid hues in this exclusive design by Phoenix-based Pax Philomena. Made of Italian silk crepe, the Primavera Short Kaftan Dress is a must for any desert lover’s wardrobe. One size fits all. $425 (

For the man who wants to stand out from the crowd, the Cubeline’s contemporary square silhouette, elegant black face and finely woven Milanese mesh strap exude originality and style. $288 (

Vintage Navajo rugs and baskets bring an authentic touch of the Southwest to homes near and far. Available in multiple sizes and colors. Basket shown: 3.5″H by 8.5″ in diameter. $395. Blanket shown: 40″L by 28″W. $370 (

Imagine your tot’s joy upon finding this charming retro-style metal peddle car beneath the tree. Fully assembled, it comes with a chrome grille, two large decorative headlights and a windshield handle. For kids ages 3-6. 19″H by 32.5″L by 17″W. $325 (

This holiday season, don’t forget our four-legged friends. The Arizona Humane Society offers two amazing opportunities that will benefit homeless puppies and kittens. The Cuddle Bunch provides a two-hour in-home visit with up to three dogs or cats, with whom you can play and snuggle to your heart’s content. Ideal for those who live in pet-free housing or for anyone who simply needs a dose of fuzzy affection. $425/two hours. For those who have everything, the Adopt-a-Kennel program honors their love of pets and helps the shelter provide medical care, food and toys. A personalized message is displayed on a kennel at the Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion for a minimum of three months. $500/three months. (

Add some Southwest flair to his New Year’s Eve black-tie apparel with a turquoise tuxedo set by award-winning Navajo silversmith Connie Gaussion. Includes two cufflinks and four matching shirt studs. $300 (

The sci-fi fan on your list will thrill to a Boxxed Raygun by Phoenix-based sculptor Elvis Kneivel. Each one-of-a-kind “urban future folk art” is handcrafted of recycled parts and displayed in a vintage wood soda crate. Approximately 12″H by 18″W by 5″D. $399 (


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