Eight Last Minute Gift Ideas from THE BLOCKS

Here comes the question we’re all dreading at this time of the year: is your holiday shopping done yet? Yeah, we’re not done either. This year, instead of surfing online and then crossing your fingers those gifts will arrive by December 24, why not head downtown and get them something they really want? Following are eight last-minute gifts you can get right here in THE BLOCKS.

These graceful red brass hoop earrings (with gold-filled posts). Find them at Atelier (341 W. Pierpont Ave). This holiday season, Atelier is offering 30-minute shopping appointments where up to three people at a time can have Atelier all to themselves—with gift wrapping included.

Show your neighbors, you kids’ teachers or your housekeeper how much you appreciate them with a basket of yummy goodies from The Store at the Gateway (90 S. Rio Grande). Basket themes range from fresh fruit, Utah-made products, The Store favorites, charcuterie, breads and spreads and much more. Pop into The Store and pick up a premade basket or give them at call at 801.272.1212 to get one custom-made.

Indulge a fan of the Notorious RBG with this V-neck t-shirt adorned with an original portrait of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Ben Morgan, available only at Urban Arts Gallery (116 S. Rio Grande, The Gateway). Everything in store is now 30 percent off; use the code SHOPINUTAH to get 30 percent off online.

Give the gift of botanical serenity with a lovely juniper bonsai tree from Paradise Palm (307 E. 300 South). Potted bonsai trees start at $29.99. There you’ll also find a large selection of cactus, succulents, orchids, air plants, palm trees and much more.

Watch your favorite oenophile’s eyes light up when you hand them a signature Robin’s egg-blue box with this elegant pair of Diamond Point wine glasses inside. From Tiffany & Co (City Creek Center, 50 S. Main St), of course.

Make sure they step into 2021 with avant garde style in this pair of fantastic Converse Chuck Taylors by Comme des Garçons, the inimitable Japanese fashion label by Rai Kawakubo, from FICE Gallery (160 E. 200 South).

This handcrafted cutting board in the shape of our amazing state is nice enough to bring out for entertaining but sturdy enough to throw into your car and to use on your next camping trip somewhere in the wonderful wilds of Utah. Available at Everything Utah (311 S. State St.)

As you might guess, downtown restaurants and retailers could use a little love getting through the next few months. One of the best ways to support SLC’s eclectic local businesses is by purchase a Downtown Dollars electronic gift card. These electronic gift cards are accepted at dozens of downtown establishments and, when you buy now through December 31, 2020, you’ll get $25 in Bonus Bucks when you purchase a $75 Downtown Dollars gift e-card and $10 in Bonus Bucks for the $50 Downtown Dollars e-gift card. A couple other ways to check of your holiday gift list and support local makers and producers at the same time, is by visiting Craft Lake City’s Online Holiday Market or the Winter Market at The Gateway.