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2010 Gift Guide

City Weekly's Local Guide to Gift Giving



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Reclaimed Wreckage Accessories $18-$45
These sturdy cuffs, clutches and other accessories are made from blown-out bicycle tubes for an Earth-friendly, urban-chic look. SLCitizen,
Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-363-3619, Etsy.com/shop/ReclaimedWreckage
Red Storage-Tray Ottoman $99
This hard-working ottoman is perfect for a cramped apartment. Red leather adds a splash of color, while the footrest can serve as an extra seat, store blankets, or, thanks to a reversible lid, become a tray.
$99 Furniture Outlet, 711 S. 300 West, 801-355-8000, 99FurnOutlet.com
Everything Explained Through Flowcharts $16.99
Hilarious and informative, this book contains hundreds of illustrations, graphs and charts to help you solve life’s greatest mysteries, win any argument or figure out whether you're an evil twin.
The King’s English, 1511 S. 1500 East, 801-484-9100, KingsEnglish.com
Nirve Drink Caddy $15
Encourage responsible drinking and riding with this handlebar cup holder, which puts hydration or caffeine within easy reach.
Olde Salt Bike Shoppe, 105 25th St., Ogden, 801-334-6500, OldeSaltBikes.com
Made By Meegz Fabric Camera Strap $29.95
A seamless blend of function and form, these camera straps, available in a variety of patterns, are handmade and sturdy, using nylon webbing tested up to 600 pounds. The 52-inch strap’s quilted padding also prevents a sore neck after a long day of shooting.
Pictureline, 305 W. 700 South, 801-364-1200; 177 W. 12300 South, 801-572-2200, Pictureline.com
Hardcover Classics, $20
Rediscover the world’s favorite books with Penguin’s beautiful reissued classics, featuring stamped linen cases, colored endpapers, ribbon markers and titles from Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Dante, Jane Austen and more.
Sam Weller’s Bookstore, 254 S. Main, 801-328-2586, SamWellers.com">SamWellers.com
Lotion Sticks $7.95
This lotion rubs on like a glue stick to soothe and moisturize skin without creating a gloppy mess or slippery hands. Plus, it’s 100 percent organic, made with beeswax, organic cocoa butter, organic extra-virgin coconut oil, organic sunflower oil and natural extracts.
Bubble & Bee, 297 N. 200 West, Bountiful, 801-560-7899, BubbleAndBee.com
Slingshot Organizer $6-$12
This radical planner lists acts of oppression, rebellion and subversion for every day of the year (Dec. 24, 1955: Aldous Huxley’s first acid trip) and also provides contact information for radical groups, a menstrual calendar and plenty of space to chart your social life.
Free Speech Zone, 411 S. 800 East, 801-487-2295, FreeSpeech-Zone.com
Caldrea Cleaning Products $9.50-$16.75
Cleaning won’t seem like a chore with these sweet-smelling supplies made from plant-derived ingredients—not harsh chemicals. Caldrea’s Ginger Pomelo scent combines fresh citrus notes with ginger and fresh basil to create room sprays, all-purpose cleaners, soaps, dryer sheets, hand balms and more.
Parcels & Papers, 1918 E. 9400 South, Sandy, 801-571-8974, ParcelsAndPapers.com
Animals With Attitude Mug $13.95
The best part of waking up is a Spock dog on your cup—after all, LOLcats are so last year.
Cabin Fever, Trolley Square, 602 E. 500 South, 801-363-0828
“Stolen From” Set of 20 Bookplates $8
Help someone with a large library send a clear message when they loan out books with these letterpress-printed bookplates by Saturn Press.
The Library Store, 210 E. 400 South, 801-524-8238
Film Slides Lamp $55
Now anyone can enjoy the bright colors of Kodachrome film. This lamp’s recycled-film shade will bring the greens of summer into any room, even during the darkest winter day.
Frosty Darling, 177 E. Broadway, 801-532-4790, FrostyDarling.com
Holga Camera $29.95-$39.95
This lo-fi plastic film camera looks like a toy or an ironic hipster accessory but produces surreal images bursting with colors and unexpected shadows, softness and light. Waiting for film to be developed also restores anticipation to the picture-making process.
Pictureline, 305 W. 700 South, 801-364-1200; 177 W. 12300 South, 801-572-2200, Pictureline.com
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Dualist cook system $59.95
For the camper who can’t live on jerky alone, this ultraportable two-person cooking set includes mugs, bowls, foons and stove bag, all of which stores in a 1.8 liter pot with strainer lid. Carry bag doubles as a sink.
Kirkham’s Outdoor Products, 3125 S. State, 801-486-4161, Kirkhams.com