Guide: Keep It Local This Season

Make just one person on your holiday shopping list “local only”

According to findings from Local First Utah, shifting just 10% of your spending to local businesses would keep approximately $1.3 billion in the Utah economy each year. Furthermore, the research shows that local retailers return more than half of their revenue to the local economy, versus just 13.6% from national chain retailers.

Salt Lake City has hundreds of locally owned small businesses perfect for shopping this holiday season. You can make a big difference to our local economy by simply committing to buying gifts for just one person on your holiday list from a local, Salt Lake City business.

We have compiled a list to help you get started. The businesses listed below have also received a loan from Salt Lake City’ Economic Development Loan Fund, a great program to help small businesses succeed!


The King’s English Bookstore

1511 South 1500 East


Discrete Clothing


Restaurant gift certificates are the perfect gift for those hard to shop for people on your holiday list. They also make great stocking stuffer!

Dolcetti Gelato

900 South 902 East

Este Pizza

2148 South 900 East


327 West 200 South

Hruska’s Kolaches

2030 South 900 East

Hub and Spoke Diner

1291 South 1100 East

Manoli’s Greek

402 East Harvey Milk Blvd


165 West Harvey Milk Blvd


878 East 900 South

Pig & A Jelly Jar

401 East 900 South

Red Iguana

736 West North Temple

Rich’s Burgers

30 East Broadway

SugarHouse BBQ

880 East 2100 South

Taco Taco

208 East 500 South


The Leonardo

209 East 500 South

Food & Drink

Give the foodie in your life a special treat from one of these local institutions!

Amour Spreads

1329 South 500 East

Rio Grande Farmer’s Market

Buzzed Coffee Truck

Creminelli Fine Meats

Various Locations (Harmon’s, Caputo’s Deli)

Caputo’s Market & Deli

314 West 300 South

1516 South 1500 East

The Chocolate Conspiracy

774 South 300 West (and various retail outlets)

Epic Brewery

825 South State Street

Mestizo’s Coffeehouse

631 West North Temple

SugarHouse Baking Company

902 Logan Avenue South

Tulie Bakery

863 South 700 East

Floral & Gifts

The English Garden Flower Shop

210 East 400 South (Inside the SLC Public Library)

Spa & Salon

Who doesn’t need a pamper day after the hectic holidays?

Jed’s Barber Shop

212 South 700 East

2153 East 2100 South

Landis Salons

1298 South 900 East

569 North 300 West

Mid City Salon

46 Broadway

Salon O

815 East 400 South

Sports & Health

DPS Skis

Front Climbing Club

1470 South 400 West

Trimr Life


Babinski’s Baby

1324 South Foothill Drive


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