Have you ever marveled at the jaw-dropping beauty of the Grand Canyon and thought, “Man, I wish I could wrap up a piece of this awesomeness and gift it to someone,”? Well, you’re in for a treat because we’ve gathered the 25 most awesome Arizona gifts that are as grand as that iconic chasm itself.
From cactus, desert, and more Arizona-themed gifts to quirky southwestern delights, get ready to surprise your loved ones with a slice of Arizona that’s hotter than a Phoenix on a summer day!
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Arizona gifts for large budgets
#1 Jigsaw puzzle
Do you need Arizona gift ideas for puzzle fanatics? And specifically, jigsaw puzzle fanatics?
Then an Arizona-themed puzzle is exactly what you’re looking for.
I quite liked this Greetings from Arizona puzzle, because it’s a fun gift for someone who is either moving out of state or someone who just moved to Arizona.
#2 Wine from Arizona
Surprise your wine-loving friend with a unique gift from Arizona; locally-made wine.
Crafted in the desert’s heart, Arizona wines capture the spirit of rugged landscapes and passionate craftsmanship. From high-altitude vineyards to intense desert sunlight, each bottle tells a story of terroir and innovation, such as this Caduceus Chardonnay.
#3 State flower paint kit
This is one of my favorite Arizona gift ideas for creative people; a DIY state Arizona wildflower kit. It includes paint, brushes, and instructions to create a gorgeous map of Arizona with wildflowers.
Not only will they have a creative outlet with this gift, but once finished, they will also have a unique piece of Arizona art
#4 Arizona wall art
Do you need gifts for someone living in Arizona or someone who just moved out of state?
With this awesome Arizona-theme sign, they can bring The Canyon State wherever they reside.
Though for more options, check out Etsy.
#5 Beer cap or wine cork map
These beer cap and wine cork maps are always my favorites when I make my state gift guides.
Because they combine all the things (most) people love. Their favorite state, unique wall decor, and a legit reason to open up a bottle of wine or beer!
I mean, can it get any better than this? So basically it’s a homage to their favorite state, with a map of Arizona to be filled with beer caps or wine corks so that they can decorate their homes in complete Arizona style
#6 Photo frame
Whether you’re looking for unique Arizona-themed gifts for locals or for visitors, this picture frame in the shape of Arizona’s map is perfect either way.
For locals, it’s a stylish way to show some state pride, and for visitors, it’s a unique way to bring a bit of the wild west home, and frame it forever in this photo frame!
Arizona-themed hoodies are the perfect way to display some state pride, look fashionable, and stay warm! What else could one ask for?
Check out Etsy for all sorts of hoodie designs, or go for one of my favorites, this oversized one!
Arizona gifts for mid budgets
#8 Arizona cookbooks
Arizona Cookbook: Discover Authentic Mesa and Southwest Cooking with 50 Delicious Arizona Recipes
Need Arizona gift ideas for home chefs? Then obviously a cookbook is the way to go. The first option on this list is a general Arizona cookbook with recipes from across the state. From quesadillas to soup and more.
Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona
This is the perfect cookbook for people who love to master the art of Tuscon cooking, with Sonoran-Style recipes that took their inspiration from the unique Southern Arizona culture.
Phoenix Cooks: Recipes from the City’s Finest Chefs
The last cookbook includes almost 100 different chef-tested recipes from Phoenix. And don’t worry, just because they’re chef-tested, doesn’t mean they have to be chef-made. The recipes are super easy to follow along, in such a way that even the worst cook can tag along.
There is nothing that can beat the smell of home. In fact, smell is closely linked to memories in our brains, which is why certain fragrances can bring back vivid memories as if they just happened yesterday.
So if you’re looking for a unique gift from Arizona for someone who moved out of state and who misses home. Or for someone who could use some good ol’ memories from home, an Arizona-themed candle is perfect!
The two options I selected for you today are both awesome. The first one from Etsy replicates the exact and distinct Arizona smell after a good rain shower, which every Arizona lover and resident will remember and agree on that it’s one-of-a-kind.
Unfortunately, this candle is such a popular one that it’s often out-of-stock, which is why I also include the homesick candle from Uncommon Goods. Which will still remind the recipient of their home (Arizona) with hints of desert sand, blue agave, and lime and orange citrus. But it’s not the distinct after-rain smell.
#10 Map of Arizona
A unique map of their favorite state is the ultimate gift for someone living in Arizona or locals who moved out of state.
With a map displayed in their living rooms, bedrooms, or home offices, they will always feel like their favorite place on earth is close (even when they live far away).
I love the animated historical map from 1935, but head over to Etsy to find maps in all shapes and sizes. From personalized metal or wooden ones to vintage or modern maps, there is something for every style (and budget).
#11 Travel guides
DK Eyewitness Arizona and the Grand Canyon
DK Eyewitness Arizona travel guide is probably one of the best gifts for someone who is planning to visit the state soon. Whether they’re just exploring the Grand Canyon, or also plan to discover the rest of the state, with a DK Eyewitness they’ll know all the ins and outs of traveling in Arizona.
Arizona Day Trips by Theme
Now, travel guides aren’t typically a great gift for locals, but I beg to differ. Especially if you decide to go for specific guidebooks that will allow locals to explore parts of their states they never even know about. And for that, the Arizona Day Trips book is an excellent gift idea.
Weird Arizona: Your Travel Guide to Arizona’s Local Legends and Best-Kept Secrets
This is another awesome Arizona gift idea for both locals and visitors. I mean, which Arizona resident wouldn’t want to learn more about their home state’s dirty secrets, weird sites, and local legends? With this guide, they get to see parts of Arizona that had never heard of (and maybe even wished they have never heard of).
#12 State park checklist poster
As the home of many gorgeous natural wonders and impressive state parks, Arizona is every nature and outdoor lover’s heaven.
And for those, we just found the perfect Arizona gift!
A checklist poster with all the major National Parks of Arizona. That way, they can keep track of all the parks they’ve visited so far. And display this poster as a proud trophy and memory in their home (or wherever), so remind them of all the awesome places they’ve already seen in Arizona.
#13 Books about Arizona
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Looking for the perfect gift for someone living in Arizona? Then “The Bean Trees” is your ticket! The story follows Taylor’s escapades from Kentucky to Arizona, serving up a mix of adventure, friendship, and surprises.
The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd by Jana Bommersbach
This is probably the best gift from Arizona for people who love mysteries and unsolved crimes. “The Trunk Murderess” unravels a true crime mystery hotter than a Phoenix summer. It follows the 1931 trunk murder by Winnie Ruth Judd (or not) that’ll have them hooked.
The Devil’s Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea
The last book on the list is the best Arizona gift for people who want to learn more about US border policy and its impact on those who try to work around it. “The Devil’s Highway: A True Story” is a gripping Pulitzer Prize finalist that unveils the brutal journey of men crossing the treacherous Arizona border.
#14 Arizona soap set
This adorable set of Arizona-themed soap bars is the perfect gift for someone living in Arizona or someone who just moved out.
With these funny shapes and distinct Arizona smells new residents can get used to their new home right away. And locals who moved elsewhere can feel a bit of nostalgia every time they use the soap and be reminded of their old home.
Arizona gifts for small budgets
#15 Arizona-themed drinking glasses
Who doesn’t want to drink in style? Especially if it is local Arizona style!
Check out Etsy to find Arizona-themed glasses in all shapes and sizes, such as this beer glass with a desert scene. I mean what could be more Arizona than desert and cacti?
#16 Tote bags
Tote bags are the perfect small and sustainable gifts for just about anyone, including Arizona lovers.
Check out Zazzle to find over a thousand different Arizona-themed tote bags!
Don’t feel like scrolling? Go for this cute Arizona map and cactus bag.
#17 Bucket list journal
This Arizona-specific travel journal is a great gift for someone living in Arizona as well as for visitors.
Because locals can use the bucket list as an inspiration to visit sights in their state that they’ve never even heard of. And visitors will love the opportunity to explore every inch of the state and write about their travel experiences in this journal.
#18 Arizona necklace
Do you need Arizona gift ideas for her?
Then this adorable necklace in the shape of Arizona’s map is perfect.
It’s a fun and subtle way for her to show some state pride, without walking around in an “I love Arizona” hoodie.
Colorful socks always make me happy, and I guess, that’s the reason why I always include a pair in my gift guides.
And I love them even more if they reflect the recipient’s hobby or interest, such as these awesome desert-style Arizona socks. I mean, which Arizona residents wouldn’t love to dress themselves from head to toe (literally) in their home state?
#20 Luggage tags
Are you looking for gifts for someone living in Arizona who loves to travel?
Help them travel in style and without worrying about losing their luggage, with a cute Arizona-themed luggage tag from Zazzle. You can find over 500 different options, so I’m sure there’s one that will match the recipient’s style, such as this license plate style tag.
#21 Chopping board
Chopping veggies has never been more fun for Arizona locals than this; a chopping board with the map of their favorite state, including all the local highlights!
It’s the perfect gift for home chefs who love Arizona and who wouldn’t mind adding a bit of Arizona into their kitchen.
Are you looking for Arizona gifts for a coffee lover?
Then elevate their morning cup with an Arizona-themed mug that will have them start each day with a smile.
This awesome mug will change its design from “Arizona” to stunning images from the state’s most beautiful places once hot water is poured into the cup. Though make sure you tell the recipient to not put the mug in the dishwasher if they want the images to stay. Unfortunately, it won’t survive that test.
If you’re looking for small and thoughtful Arizona gift ideas, then this cute cactus keychain is an awesome option.
It’s like a sweet keepsake from their favorite state. And who knows, they might actually start paying more attention to where they’ve last seen their keys with this cute keychain hanging to it. (Though let’s be real, I highly doubt that).
Whether you need gifts for someone living in Arizona, or out-of-state, coasters are always a good idea. Because nobody likes those pesky water rings, right?
My favorite is the cactus-shaped coaster, because, well, what’s more Arizona than a cactus?
#25 Cactus wine stopper
What did I say about cactus and Arizona?
They go hand in hand. So if you’re looking for unique gifts from Arizona for wine lovers (to pair with the wine bottle) check out this fun wine stopper.
I know, most wine lovers have no idea that you can actually have leftover wine (they’ll finish it in one night), but for the few that do, this wine stopper is a great gift idea.
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Final notes on Arizona gift ideas
Alright, these are our 25 awesome Arizona gifts that are as grand as the legendary Grand Canyon. Whether it’s a cactus souvenir or a piece of handcrafted southwestern charm, these gifts capture the spirit of the Southwest in all its glory. Though if you can’t decide, check out the editor’s top three.