It’s the last minute. Your sister’s best friend’s cousin’s 30th birthday tea celebration starts in one hour … and you haven’t got a clue. As to what to bring as a gift, of course. Here are five of our fail-safe favorites for gift shopping in and around Salt Lake City—whether it’s for your neighbor friend or best friend, you’ll find something in one of these five stops. Most offer nice gift wrapping, to boot.
Hip & Humble: Some of our favorite in-store stops include the rack of Meyer’s soap products (which just so happen to complement the shop’s minty exterior), the rows of colorful colanders, the antique tub filled with three-by-five rugs, and aprons decorating the walls. Other good hideouts include the baby section and women’s clothing racks harbored at the back of the store, as well as a jewelry case sitting opposite the register that’s filled with products from local designers. Read the entire post here.
Artichokes & Co.: Here’s a quick prep: You’ll see tabletops covered in everything from Papaya stationery to candy-filled paint cans; a vintage bathtub spewing with supersoft robes by Barefoot Dreams and Elizabeth W bath products; as well as shelves stocked with culinary treats like Barefoot Contessa mixes and O Olive Oils. Read the entire post here.
Frosty Darling: At Frosty Darling, it’s all about fun, which isn’t to say that a certain level of good taste isn’t part of the picture. Owner and artist Gentry Blackburn thinks of it as “a selling place for local crafties”—as the store is filled with screen-printed sofa pillows, cloth napkins and aprons in minty greens and bright pinks. These sit alongside graphic paintings and prints by local artists, and all are intermixed with vintage finds and things like brand-new flower-printed glass plates. Read the entire post here.
Nailed!: It goes without saying that you don’t have to be in need of a glycolic mask or nail refill to step inside this city respite. With Valentine-sy notecards from Paper Source (site we love), and pretty afternoon teas and Fig & Olive bath products by Mor, as well as nice bar soaps, fancy velvet slippers, pearl studs and bracelets, a little rack of pink-and-red unmentionables, urban-inspired handbags and hats, this boutique-in-a-house proves it’s more than just a dayspa. Read the entire post here.
Got Beauty: From cheeky reads and Aunt Sadie candles to cute underpairs and myriad lipglosses, you’ll find something for your favorite office mate or your bride-to-be bestie. Don’t forget to dabble in the fairly-priced shoes or sassy selection of carry-alls from Melie Bianco and Hobo International. With sweet clutches and trendy totes, there’s something for every maintenance level. Read the entire post here.