PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)---Jaime’s Local Love features local makers, entrepreneurs and business owners in the Valley. She looks for people with true passion for their products, at an affordable price point. Jaime believes local business owners are the backbone of our community-- making each city so cool and unique.
Jaime is giving us a couple of local places that may have the perfect holiday gift for you!
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EXstraw is a biodegradable, dishwasher-safe and lightweight reusable straw case handmade in Arizona. EXstraw was created because there weren’t any sanitary, affordable and versatile reusable straw cases on the market. Having a reusable straw case makes it easy to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle on the go.
Price: $5 each
2) Save my Blades
Save My Blades solution will make your razor last up to a year. You will only use 2-3 blades per year. Save My Blades solution prevents oxidation—keeping your blade sharper longer. Kit sells for $25 = 1-year supply. Comes with 100% guarantee.
Price: $25 each. Buy 2, get 1 free
3) Carolina’s Chocolate
Carolina’s Chocolate is spicy chocolate reminiscent of the maker’s grandmother’s kitchen. Owner/Chef Lisa Jaimes-Toon couldn’t find any chocolate that was spicy enough for her, so she made it as spicy as she wanted! Carolina’s Chocolate offers 5 flavors of dark chocolate blended with chipotle, cayenne, ancho chili and a creamy white with jalapeno.
Available at AJ’s Fine Foods
Price: $7 each
4) The Color of Mother
The Color of Mother is a picture book for children and a gift book for mothers. It is a heartfelt tribute to moms told through the beauty and playfulness of color. The central message of the book is to show kids they are loved and acknowledge mothers and mother figures for who they are.
A portion of proceeds through the end of 2019, including all holiday sales, will benefit Sojourner Center. Available at Kidstop, Changing Hands, La Grande Orange, Cricket + Ruby, Modern Milk, Unicorn Cupcake Boutique, Arcadia Farms Café
5) Lucky Air Plant
Lucky Air Plant is an easy and cool gift to give almost anyone on your holiday list. Your new Lucky Air Plant is paired with a stunning and healing crystal. It needs no soil, just a little spritz of water. Choose from various sizes and stones—representing different intentions.
Available at La Grande Orange, Muse Apparel, Luci’s at the Orchard and Grove, The Phoenician Spa, Westin Kierland Golf Club
Price: Prices start around $17.00
Twenty6 Designs was born when Rachel Hudgens started as a lettering artist at Trader Joe’s. She turned her talents into a line of snappy and happy t-shirts, hats, bags and stickers which boast a love of Phoenix. Twenty6 Designs stands for the Alphabet-- 26 letters.
All designs are original & hand drawn by Rachel.
(When Jaime is not working, she is usually wearing a shirt Rachel designed—especially the PHOENIX shirt!)
Prices: $4-$60 price range
Goosebumps is a line of adult swaddles, children’s clothing, blankets, and one pieces.
Two best friends of 26 years say “the stars aligned” when they were finally able to work together
in this collaboration. Adult swaddle?? That’s a hard yes for afternoon napping.
Available at Scottsdale Fashion Square
Goosebumps Shop (480) 204-1878
Prices: $34-$44 price range
8) Trail Print
Trail Print offers t-shirts, tanks, mugs and more bearing Southwestern icons (saguaros, pines, mountain peaks) and the names of popular trails (South Mountain, Dreamy Draw, Hawes). Nick Menninger, founder of Trail Print, isn’t from Arizona – his dad’s from Colorado, his mom’s from Fiji and he grew up in Southeast Asia. But when he moved to Flagstaff 18 years ago, he found himself at home. The business idea for Trail Print was born while Nick was trailblazing some of his favorite peaks on two wheels.
Prices: $18-$28 price range
9) Ayla Jane Designs
Ayla Jane Designs is the answer to every woman’s call for big, bold earrings that are light and won’t agitate your ears. Cherryl Anderson’s earrings are designed using lightweight leather/ rattan/ acrylic earrings made for those with sensitive ears. Since airing on Jaime’s Local Love, the women of GMAZ have fallen in love with her cool designs that look so stylish and yet so easy to wear.
Available at The Grand Project Shoppe in Peoria and The Mercantile of Scottsdale.
Prices: $15-$35 price range
Jaime’s Local Love airs every Wednesday in the 8 and 9 a.m. hours of Good Morning Arizona. Jaime is the product of a local family business herself--- the 51-year-old Cerreta Candy Company in Glendale—and truly admires the spirit of the Arizona entrepreneur.