Top picks for Vegas-centric shopping ideas
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The clock is ticking. Have you wrapped up your holiday shopping? In the rush for sales and discounts, everyone is trying to track down the perfect gift. Here are a few ideas to make the season extra special in Las Vegas.
Art is Beautiful
Take your pick of seven collaborations between artists and musicians for the Art is Beautiful series of framed and unframed prints via Pop Domo. Only 100 of each print are available so don’t waste time. ODESZA, Rebelution, Dillon Francis and Chad Knight are among those taking part in an initiative by the Life is Beautiful festival. Prints begin as low as $40.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The upscale boutiques of The Cosmopolitan are full of interesting gift ideas. Shop for handcrafted jewelry from Jason of Beverly Hills, limited-run footwear from CRSVR Sneaker Boutique and men’s clothing from Stitched. Just find time to pick up a peppermint bark cake or pretzel snaps from Milk Bar.
Barrel-aged bottles are available in $35 holiday gift packs from CraftHaus Brewery, which has tap rooms in Henderson and the Downtown Arts District. Beer lovers will love Rock the Haus (American Strong Ale aged in Basil Hayden and Bardstown whiskey barrels) and Comrade (Russian Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill and Stranahan’s whiskey barrels).
Eataly Las Vegas
Frey Ranch produces whiskey and other spirits on a farm in Northern Nevada with products on sale throughout Las Vegas. A new single-grain series was recently unveiled, featuring individual grains harvested from the distillery’s 1,500-acre ranch. Try the single-grain oat whiskey ($59) or the single-grain wheat whiskey ($49) for anyone who loves to sip on brown spirits.
The mixed-use space formerly known as a retro Downtown motel now has 13 independent stores. Visit Fergusons Downtown and shop for plywood home goods at All For Country, holistic wellness items at Deeply Rooted, natural dog food from Le Pup Cafe, bath products from Mike’s Recovery and much more.
Good Wolf Lifestyle Co.
The Good Wolf Lifestyle Company is a Las Vegas boutique that specializes in men’s wear, women’s wear, home items, gifts and even kids’ clothes with an emphasis on local producers. Shop online or browse items during a holiday pop-up Dec. 11 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at Globe Salon at Rampart Commons (1025 S. Rampart).
Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolatier
Enjoy the artisanal chocolate of Jean-Marie Auboine with an elaborate holiday gift set. The Ultimate Luxury Chocolate Christmas Gift Collection has 16 best-selling chocolates, two Lion Bars (chocolate, caramel and rice krispy treats) and “A Wonderful Christmas Time,” a Christmas tree storybook with 25 chocolate bulbs and LED lights. The price is $127 (or $92 for just the Christmas Tree Storybook Luxury Chocolate Box). Order online, call 702-222-0535 or visit the factory’s retail store near Harmon and Decatur.
Independent and locally owned, Kappy Toys has a selection of intriguing items for the youngsters in your life. Browse between hot, trendy items like Smiski Japanese Surprise Boxes, Glux Super Putty (like slime, but less messy) and Mozi, which is like a Slinky for your arm. Some enduring classics are making comebacks this year, including Duncan Yo-Yos, Little Golden Books and Lava Lamps. Even marbles are popular again thanks to Squid Game. Products are available at Kappa Toys locations at Fashion Show mall and AREA15 as well as online.
Visit the retail shop at The Mob Museum for gift ideas inspired by Las Vegas’ legacy of organized crime. Buy a 3-pack of the museum’s own moonshine (distilled in the basement) along with a rocks glass, pocket watch and pocket flask. The shop also has artisan chocolates, ornaments and picture books. You can buy and ship items online too.
Nike by Red Rock
Hang up a new pair of sneakers next to your family’s holiday stockings. Nike just opened their first Live store in Las Vegas, where the shopping experience is personally curated in a smaller, digitally enhanced, boutique format. Nike by Red Rock at Downtown Summerlin is now welcoming shoppers with an especially strong emphasis on women shoppers. Live stores are designed to reflect localized tastes. The Nike Free Metcon 4, Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 38, Nike Yoga Luxe 7/8 Leggings, Nike DRI-FIT Indy Bra and the Nike Sportswear Therma-FIT City Series Jacket are among the most in-demand items.
The Shops at Crystals
With so many luxury boutiques inside the Shops at Crystals, it’s hard to know where to begin. Fortunately, you can browse the latest products in advance with Front Row Magazine, the mall’s own digital publication. Scroll through the December issue to scope out items from Louis Vuitton, Gucci and more before making the drive to CityCenter.
The restaurants of the Venetian and Grand Canal Shoppes are sharing some of their favorite recipes for Mangia!, a digital cookbook. It’s just $10 through the end of the year. All proceeds benefit Three Square food bank.
Wonderbird Spirits recently expanded into Nevada with its grain-to-glass gin served at bars and restaurants inside The Cosmopolitan. The products are distilled from a strain of jasmine rice sourced from a family-owned farm in the Mississippi Delta. Gin No. 61 is floral with fresh lemon undertones while No. 97 Magnolia Experimental Gin is a smaller-batch, premium recipe that’s well-suited for high-end cocktails. Expect to see Wonderbird on Vegas retail shelves soon. If you can’t wait, try ordering online.