7 Places to Consider When Holiday Shopping

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Do you like supporting small businesses? So do we! Consider these 7 downtown Tempe businesses when holiday shopping this season.

1. 6th Street Market

If you haven't checked out the 6th Street Market yet you are missing out! The 6th Street Market pops up every Sunday, 10a - 3p at 6th Street Park (near Tempe City Hall). Each week, over 30+ artisans and makers come together to showcase the uniquely fantastic selection of Arizona-made goods in downtown Tempe. From handcrafted jewelry to pup-friendly finds to home decor and beautiful works of art there's something for everyone on your list.

2. Cactus Sports

Your ultimate ASU apparel destination.  For more than 20 years, Cactus Sports has been the proud provider of the finest section of clothing, merchandise, and gifts to the Arizona State University family. While many ASU stores have come and gone, Cactus Sports is a community staple. Founded, owned and operated by ASU Alumni since 1992, every purchase made through Cactus Sports results in royalties that help support Arizona State University. GO DEVILS!

3. Henna Shoppe

The Henna Shoppe is Tempe's home for beautiful custom or ceremonial henna. The Henna Shoppe also provides expert eyebrow threading (to keep your brows "on fleek"), clothing, accessories and more. Pro tip: They have a super cool DIY henna kit - a great gift for any henna lovers in your life.


4. Nowadays Creative Lab

Customized merch is the best kind of merch. Need a personalized gift in a jiffy? Nowadays Creative Lab has you covered. If you can dream it - they can probably put it on a shirt.  

5. Lotions & Potions

This magical place has everything you need to keep you smelling good and feeling your absolute best. Choose from a large selection of essential oils, candles, luxurious soaps, and lotions. You can even visit the Scent Bar to mix your own Custom Scented Body Care concoction.

6. Yucatecan Imports

This hidden Mill Avenue gem deals in a wide range of imports from 30 different countries around the world. Browse a unique selection of jewelry, satchels, clothing and more. Perfect gift-giving opportunity for anyone that appreciates hand-crafted or international goods.

7. The Flow Shop

Where mind, body, and spirit align. In their words "The state of flow is true state of bliss when your thoughts, movements and energies are in alignment with your life and with the universe". The Flow Shop is dedicated to promoting active unique lifestyles to people from all walks of life. They are both a manufacturer and distributor of juggling props, glow toys, fire tools, festival gear, custom costuming and cosplay fashions.

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, It's easy to forget about small businesses. Small businesses are important because they keep our community strong and vibrant. So, before you search on Amazon, make sure to check out some of the small businesses in #DowntownTempe first. For a full list of downtown Tempe retailers CLICK HERE.

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