Now that the ghosts and goblins are being packed away, we can officially start planning for this holiday season. It might be too early (by some people’s standards) to be blasting Michael Buble, but it’s not too early to start your holiday shopping. In a few weeks, turkeys will be stuffed along with our bellies, and quickly after that we will be lighting menorahs, Christmas trees and the like. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with all of the options out there, and everyone you need to shop for. But we are here to help. We’ve put together a 2018 Holiday Gift Guide to help you decide what to get for the special people in your life.
For the Grandparents
Quality Time at Escape Room Park City
There are few things grandparents love more than spending quality time with the grandkids. So why not treat your elders to a fun family night at Escape Room Park City? It will be fun for the whole family, and the Grands will be thrilled to be involved in such a fun, interactive activity.
For the grandparents who prefer more leisure, stop on into Norsk Leather & Fur and get your grandparents a fashionable, and extremely comfortable coat, and maybe some cozy shoes to match.
If your grandparents are fans of art, there’s no shortage of gift options in Historic Park City. Check out Artworks Park City, Old Towne Gallery, Prospect Gallery, Thomas Anthony Gallery (plus many others!) where you can pick out the perfect new addition for their collection.
A Rejuvenating Facial
Aura Spa and Boutique offers a variety of facials that will help every mom feel her best. Each facial is customized for skin type, so you can’t go wrong here. Plus, each facial includes a foot massage, which every mom needs.
Perfect for the mother who likes to end her night with a nice glass of wine. Treat your mother to a nice bottle (or bottles) of locally blended wine from Old Town Cellars. Pop on in and describe what kinds of things your mom likes to eat and drink, and the staff at OTC will be able to help you craft the perfect flight to wish your mom Happy Holidays.
The Makings of a Bubble Bath
Again, every mom deserves a little relaxation. At C|2, you can find natural wax candles, detox bath salts, as well as various body soaks. Many of the products are all natural, so there’s no need to worry about the harsh chemicals that are found in many other bath & beauty products.
A New Jacket
Does your dad have a limited selection of cold-weather clothes? North Face carries quality jackets and shirts that will keep your dad warm all winter long. Their clothing and gear is reliable and well-made, so this is a gift that will last a lifetime.
Turn up the heat on dad this winter by gifting him some of the finest hot sauces around. Pepper Palace has a huge selection of condiments so that dad can get creative with his grilling and cooking.
The dad hat is back in style, so may as well indulge. At Shirt Off My Back, you can find a selection of hats that will suit your dad’s personality perfectly. He will want to wear it everywhere, and who can blame him?
For the Kids
A Good Read
Dolly’s Books has a wide selection of books for the youngins. If you want the kids to come along and pick out their own holiday books, you may even run into one of the resident cats.
Conveniently located right next to Dolly’s is Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Kids love chocolate. Everyone loves chocolate. Need I say more?
Handmade Shoes for the Littlest Ones
Cade&Co is a true Park City original, offering handmade slip-on leather shoes (with suede soles) for the babies in your life. Their shoes are actually recommended by pediatricians for babies and pre-walkers!
No matter what your brother is into, you’ll be able to find a pair of socks that compliments his interests at Sock City. Trust me, these socks are awesome.
Cool T Shirts
At Motherlode, you can pick from a huge selection of screen-printed shirts for your brother. The shirts are ultra soft and comfortable, and the team is equally talented. You may even be able to pick something that match those socks you got him!
Wasatch Brew Pub is a great place to hang out and grab a beer and a bite. But how about taking some of those beers home and wrapping them up for your brother? Many of the beers are available in cans, but you can also have growlers filled with your brother’s favorites.
A Night at The Paint Mixer
For the artistic sister who may need a bit of guidance. Treat her to a night out at The Paint Mixer where you can create your very own masterpieces with the help of a teacher and glass of wine or beer. Or, if you aren’t the artistic type, give her a gift card so she can take her friends.
A Fashionable Blanket
Park City Clothing Company offers so much more than just clothes! Stop in here and pick the perfect western-chic blanket that your sister will love. You will also be able to find pillows that compliment it.
Handmade Knick Knacks
LIVE curated goods is home to a lot of impressive art, but among their selection are a number of handcrafted trinkets and objects that can add new life to any collection. If your sister is a fan of carefully crafted art, definitely check their inventory out.
For the mister who has had the same wallet forever, slowly falling apart in his back pocket: it might be time for an update. Pop into Roots and grab your fella a durable leather wallet that will last even longer than the one you’re replacing.
A “Gin Experience”
Treat you and your guy to a 4 course meal and gin tasting at Alpine Distilling. You’ll be guided through the experience, learning what best compliments the gin you’ll be tasting. The experience is immersive and intimate, the perfect gift to share with someone you love.
We all know winters in Park City are full of snow, and everyone needs a solid pair of boots to get through. The boots at Overland Sheepskin Company are water resistant, incredibly warm, and have seriously amazing non-slip soles that make their boots perfect for any occasion.
This is a win-win for both of you. Treat your lady to a massage, and you get one too! Schedule in advance at Aura Spa & Boutique, and you’re both guaranteed full relaxation. Consider going to dinner at any of the restaurants on Main Street to make a day of it!
Grace Clothiers has so many unique gift options, but consider getting the busy woman in your life a new bag to carry around day-to-day. They have a selection of clutches and handbags that should fulfill any bag needs.
A Weekend Staycation
Nothing is more romantic than a nice weekend spent together, and you don't even have to travel far to do it! Book a weekend stay at Treasure Mountain Inn, Washington School House, or any of the other local lodging options.