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Arizona Food Gifts You Can Find in Scottsdale

Sweet or savory, Scottsdale offers something for everyone! Some of your best souvenirs will be found at these local gems. Bring home a taste of Scottsdale from these local gourmet markets and shops and enjoy the unique Arizona food gifts you can't get anywhere else. 



Gourmet Goodies

Sphinx Date Co. has called Scottsdale home for more than 65 years. This Arizona institution offers a wide selection of the freshest locally sourced Medjool and Black Sphinx dates, as well as an assortment of hand-picked edible gifts from food crafters around the region. Visitors are welcome to create their own one-of-a-kind gift basket to make this an Arizona food gift of their own. For those seeking a little inspiration, owners Sharyn and Rebecca Seitz are happy to provide gifting suggestions for any occasion — and samples of their dates, too!  


Scottsdale Wine Trail


The tasting rooms along the Old Town Scottsdale Wine Trail offer a variety of Arizona-made wines that make the perfect memento for yourself or the oenophiles on your gift list. Spend some time enjoying tasting flights and gourmet small bites, then select a bottle or two to take home!   


Queen Creek Olive Mill Marketplace


For the cook on your souvenir list (or just for yourself), a selection from Queen Creek Olive Mill is a must. The Mill’s retail outlet at Kierland Commons offers a full selection of olive oils, stuffed olives, tapenades and balsamic vinegars made in Arizona at the state’s only working olive farm and mill. You’ll also find their complete line of OliveSpa natural home, bath and body products.


TeaTime Scottsdale

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TeaTime’s collection features nearly 100 hand-crafted teas, including a selection custom blends made in-house from Sonoran Desert botanicals like sage and prickly pear cactus fruit. The store, located on Old Town’s Fifth Avenue, also offers a curated selection of tea accessories, including teapots, cups and infusers.

Lauren Topor Reichert is an Arizona-based creative photographer, digital content creator, and author of the children’s book, Sprinkle the Dog. Lauren is an avid hobbyist who enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking across Scottsdale and the greater Sonoran Desert. Go behind the lens with Lauren at on Instagram.