If you’re like me, the thought of shopping this time of year is not fun. However, you will find less crowds and a better shopping experience if you go local!
At the Scottsdale Old Town Farmer’s Market, every Saturday morning you’ll find plenty of ready-to-wrap seasonal specialties like jams and mustards, plus gardening items like the beautiful Monarch planting boxes that are perfect for growing your own fresh herbs and veggies!
Contrary to popular belief, shopping at museum stores is not budget busting; there are plenty of gifts under $50 for everyone on your list. The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Gift Shop is filled with contemporary jewelry, home furnishings, music, books, greeting cards, novelty items, and toys. The Musical Instrument Museum Store has books for both adults and children about the music and cultures of the world, plus musical instruments from around the globe.
If you have Native-American-art lovers on your list, you have to go to the Heard Museum Shop. You’ll find traditional and contemporary American Indian art, jewelry, pottery, books, kachinas, and the list goes on. A bonus of patronizing these all of these shops – purchases help support the museums and the arts! I guess you could call it “the art of shopping”.