https://www.mountaintownoliveoil.com/It’s December 20, which means Christmas is just a few short days away. If you’ve yet to complete your holiday shopping relax, we have a plan of attack for you to get it finished quickly, and you’ll probably even have a little fun.
Last year, I had an infant, I don’t think it stopped snowing from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and my husband’s entire family came to Park City for Christmas week. They arrived on Friday, December 23. I hadn’t purchased a single gift. So, I did what any self-respecting new mom would do. I left the baby with his grandparents and went straight to Main Street. I had four families to shop four – two sisters and their families, mom, stepdad, grandmother, dad, stepmom, and little brother. I kid you not; I purchased gifts for every member of the family in an hour for about $300.
If you are as pressed for time as I was then my approach is solid, but I’d recommend spending a few extra hours and enjoy yourself a little too.
The one-hour holiday shopping plan:
Most shops open at 10:00 a.m. I recommend arriving right at 10. You will find a parking spot on Main Street, or if you are looking for free parking China Bridge and the Swede Alley surface lots are free until 5:00 p.m.
My first stop is always the Park City Mercantile, located at 523 Main Street. Not only will you find local Utah made gifts perfect for out of towners, but you’ll also find drool worth homewares and pantry items. I recently even spotted diapers. You’ll find items priced less than $10 to over $100 meaning all budgets can be accommodated.
Stop #2 for me is usually Dolly’s, located at 510 Main Street. Who doesn’t love books? I can always find a gift for even the most difficult giftee at Dolly’s.
From Dolly’s I head straight to the Park City Museum. It is my go-to for my 8-year old nephew. We’ve recently had a bit of a baby boom in our family, and I’ve been able to easily find gifts for the little niece and nephew at the Museum as well. I love the discovery and exploration focused children’s books offered at the museum. I also love to purchase the annual holiday ornament for family visiting Park City for the holidays, and of course, have to pick one up for our family as well.
In this quick and easy approach to holiday shopping, a final stop at High West for some Park City flavored sprits could easily round out your holiday shopping.
As I mentioned above, the quick and easy approach is certainly on point if you are short on time. If you are reading this shopping guide on December 20, you probably are short on time, but with school out, you may be looking to fill a little time with the kiddos, so we have a few more suggestions to round out your shopping list.
My husband loves Pendleton and Filson, so the Park City Clothing Company is my go-to for his everything, always. Fortunately, we’ve recently seen some new merchants open that also cater to men. Fashionable fellows are sure to love Monroe while the outdoorsy set has a number of outdoor / adventure brands on the street.
Ladies of all ages will certainly love the variety of ladies boutiques on the street. For this post, we stopped by Olive and Tweed and found a variety of non-apparel gifts for the young ladies at around $20.
I’ve always been a big fan of Southwestern Expressions. The unique variety they bring to the street caters to your artistic friends and family while offering a comfortable price point for a special gift for your mom or wife.
Another favorite for local Utah and culinary inspired gifts is the Mountain Town Olive Oil. Of course, the olive oil is the focus, but I am drawn to the other side of the store filled with spices, honey and a collection of culinary crafts.
This year, I’ve added experiences to our list of gifts. We like to say Historic Park City is the heart and soul of our mountain town and the epicenter of all that is fun and wild. Of course, a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant is a no-brainer, but what about a gift certificate to The Escape Room, The Paint Mixer, or the Egyptian Theatre?
Finally, for that special person on your list that has been all nice and not even a little naughty art is always a winner, even Santa agrees on this one.
Make the most of your day on Main Street and grab lunch and stop in a store you’ve never visited before. The merchants in Historic Park City do such a great job catering to all budgets and interest.
P.S. The above list works well for all occasions, not just the holiday season. Shop Local.